rurikw

rurikw

Lives in Finland Kotka, Finland
Works as a architect
Joined on Dec 15, 2004

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On Samyang announces 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS wideangle for mirrorless news story (139 comments in total)

"Can be useful for interior and architectural photography". Why this lack of enthusiasm? Heavy moustache distortion like the 14mm or what?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 10th comment
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)

The 8.5mm if not prohibitively expensive (afraid it might be, huge amount of lenses in there:-() could make me an m43er. I guess 93.5x11.7 should read 93.5x70.1?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 40th comment

Very enjoyable low-fi pics with good composition, light, color and above all that humorous twist. Really make me want to try Instagram if that's what gives the look.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On CES 2014: Best of the show (minus the bendy TVs) news story (53 comments in total)
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straylightrun: The Samsung 16-50 should be 24-75, not 25-75m

I have read that the crop factor is 1.54 so it should be 24,64-77mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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rurikw: Beautiful minimalist design but can't understand the decision to cripple it by leaving out the hot shoe. Its inclusion would hardly have compromised the design in any way. Don't like fixed screens either but this is one of the few cameras where I can understand that choice.

Yabokkie now you are talking business. There could be connections on top, bottom, left, right, front, back. A tiny core that can be expanded forever.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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rurikw: Beautiful minimalist design but can't understand the decision to cripple it by leaving out the hot shoe. Its inclusion would hardly have compromised the design in any way. Don't like fixed screens either but this is one of the few cameras where I can understand that choice.

Calm down. We are just commenting on the choices made by Panasonic. This is the comment section, right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 11:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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rurikw: Beautiful minimalist design but can't understand the decision to cripple it by leaving out the hot shoe. Its inclusion would hardly have compromised the design in any way. Don't like fixed screens either but this is one of the few cameras where I can understand that choice.

Besides flash a hot shoe can be used to attach an evf or smartphone (which mounted on a ball head makes an articulated screen) and, I am sure, many things I can't think of. Rather useful for such a small and cheap component.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 06:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)

Beautiful minimalist design but can't understand the decision to cripple it by leaving out the hot shoe. Its inclusion would hardly have compromised the design in any way. Don't like fixed screens either but this is one of the few cameras where I can understand that choice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
On Lens reviews update: test data for the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 news story (74 comments in total)

It's certainly got the blues. Must be lonely up there in those lofty spheres.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 20:24 UTC as 19th comment
On Stunning images of things invisible to the naked eye news story (21 comments in total)

Mind-blowing. Hard to imagine a more valid, worthwhile (and demanding) use for photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
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ArcaSwiss: 16 Megapixels seems so passé

Yes, 13 would be much more original.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 06:21 UTC

What building on DSC_4716?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 17:53 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Would be nice to know more about the 561 models. What of? How related to the <1000 prototype parts? I am sure it's lovely but to appreciate the material and the craftsmanship you need to get to hold it. The design is only part and hard to judge from low res pics. Certainly looks like a well honed interpretation of Leica aesthetics. Like the softness of its boxiness, the rounded edges that go on the lens as well. Couldn't they have made 10 of them and put them on show in the world's biggest design museums and let people hold them for 10$ a minute? The upper left pic on additional images seems to be of an earlier prototype, fortunately they did away with the crease on the top plate on the final model?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 18:10 UTC as 75th comment
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)

Surprising how many are left cold by these images. Greg Fallis' comment on her website ("Not just any dress") expresses his (and my) feelings about her work so eloquently that I can't add a word. What makes me visit dpr every day is the huge diversity. The speed with which the site has expanded to cover all imaginable aspects of photography from tech to art is impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 09:21 UTC as 31st comment
On Stairs in the Step by Step challenge (14 comments in total)

This is the photo I always wanted to take. It's perfect as is. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 18:32 UTC as 1st comment

How about silkscreen prints from your smartphone? Apply light sensitive emulsion to screen, put your phone on top, expose for x minutes, wash away nonexposed parts, apply paint with a squeegee and voilà: it's art and craft! Starting set with 2 4x6" screens, 4 color tubes, 250ml bottle of emulsion, squeegee, pack of 50 sheets of paper in 10 different colors and textures, solvent for cleaning phone and screen, cleaning pads, only 250€. All comes in a handy cardboard briefcase. For an additional 50€ you get a really neat apron to protect your clothes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 09:16 UTC as 17th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (252 comments in total)

Funny to see that I am using a "historical" camera (Sony R1). Happy you included it anyway. Have been thinking to upgrade to a system for years but afraid it might turn out to be a downgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:44 UTC as 101st comment

I have an earlier version of the MPod with a bracket that slides onto a frame attached to my iPhone. I am quite happy with it for somewhat unexpected reasons: The frame doubles as protection for the phone and the tripod as a removable (and flexible) handle which makes the phone much more comfortable and enjoyable to use as a camera. As a tripod it's sort of tricky to get in position and it creeps but still better than any of the cheap table tripods I have tried. Unfortunately one joint has come loose so one leg tends to come off but can be snapped back and still works.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 9th comment
On CNET Australia shares tips on photographing the Supermoon news story (49 comments in total)

Manual FOCUS?! I didn't realise it was THAT close!... Er... To where? Will it crash into the earth?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 17th comment

Very inspiring. I certainly will use my iPhone camera on midsummer holidays and try to SEE. The last winner must be in the wrong category. Those guys don't look like travellers. They probably work there every day. Or maybe it's a typo: should be travail, not travel. Great pic though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 08:32 UTC as 17th comment
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