Lives in Finland Kotka, Finland
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Sold on the design. Suppose many might find it retro but I'm sure it's 99% very logically founded on functional requirements, the 1% being the use of brass, surely a conscious allusion to early 1900's? Love the maximized contrast between the industrially-boxy-cylindrical electromechanical and optical parts and the organic-ergonomic unique-grained hand-caressing wooden grip. Looks like it would be bliss just to hold it. Wish some affordable cameras were designed in a similar spirit. Seems to make such perfect sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 4th comment

So if they can solve the problems with heat and longevity and put this stuff into our cameras there will be only one more problem to solve? How to get rid of Bayer interpolation without the drawbacks of the Foveon sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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TN Args: Can someone help explain the benefits in layman's terms please?
Dynamic range is up by 3EV - check.
Noise is down by by much?
"1.2x more sensitive to light than normal photodiodes" means what? Lower noise at high ISO? How many stops?
Global Shutter means no elliptical car wheels I suppose, when using electronic shutter, but does it mean no need for a mechanical shutter at all?

I think you forgot perhaps the most important improvement: angle between optical axis and incoming light can be about 2x present value which greatly simplifies lens design, particularly wide angle. Thus mirrorless can finally deliver on the promise of simpler, cheaper, better and smaller lenses, at least for WA. And legacy rangefinder WA lenses can be used without problems.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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htelford: First mirrorless camera in 2008? I seem to remember Canon producing a mirrorless 35mm camera in, IIRC, the 60's; think it was called the Pellix? Please correct me if I am in error.

I thought mirrorless was older than slr but not so sure any more. According to Wikipedia the first known slr was made in 1676. But a camera obscura without a recording medium might not qualify as a PHOTOGRAPHY camera so tried without success to find out whether Niépce used a mirror or not. Suppose the alternative would be ground glass which is usually associated with the view camera which (again according to Wikipedia) was introduced with the daguerrotype in the 1840s so slightly later. Anyway I think Canon Pellix was the first translucent (fixed) mirror camera, same as Sony´s SLT system.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe (59 comments in total)
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merkaba: I'm glad he loves his job. I sure wouldn't be too excited doing it haha

I am sure there's a fair amount of drudgery in his work too (all work tends to have its share) but I still agree with the introduction that this must be one of the coolest jobs in the galaxy (why not the universe?) As cool as those of his unknown colleagues out there of whom I hope there are many and that somebody will encounter some of them some day.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:56 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe (59 comments in total)
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alcaher: Too much technology, computers and spaceships,NASA uses yet they are not able to tell us the real beauty and mistery of their main subjet of study: "the universe", something that old civilizations like Egipt or the mayas did.


Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On photo Old Rose in the Macro - Decaying in Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

Delicious colour, texture and light. Is the faint halo behind the flower spotlight on black background, vignetting or other pp?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (106 comments in total)

I mustn't have slept well last night or wouldn't have been in such an uptight mood this morning. Now I feel much more comfortable with the titles. Quite endearing in fact. Like a friendly smile from the photographer. Could help one relax and enjoy instead of standing awe-stricken in front of the masterworks. And the cross-cultural/intertextual/whatever references are educating.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:13 UTC as 28th comment
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (106 comments in total)

The photos are fantastic as always, titled or not. I don't think nifty little jokes work very well as titles but can't believe they can really ruin the work. Just have a chuckle and say that was funny but now let's have a look at the photo...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 07:27 UTC as 31st comment
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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marmotto: when a new camera rises all the comments, here, say: "my camera is better" or "Cakon has better IQ" or "Sononic is great"... i, instead, think: "is, this camera, an useful tool for my photos?".
i'm not a great photographer, and i work to live: if i buy this camera (wonderful, $3k times wonderful) i would need an other camera for "paint" my ideas with two or three lenses... too expensive !!
my D7100, just now, make better photos than me :-).
you are, all, great photographer but, sure, your wallet is also greater.

I think there was a chinese TLR called "Great Wall". So maybe this is the "Great Wallet"? Nice cam though. There is something about specialized instruments (as opposed to the more common Swiss Army knife approach).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:31 UTC

Smallest and lightest! Finally an A3+ printer for backpackers!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:59 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Lovely designs. Makes me think about Victor Papanek

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 09:19 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (53 comments in total)

These are great and I am not very interested in whether they are art or craftsmanship. In fact I often find the distinction meaningless. Well, no actually I think they are very much both. Must finally try to get to grips with HDR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 10th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Finally! FINALLY! A rangefinder-style body with a fully-articulated screen! I've been waiting for that since they introduced the GF-1!

Nice to see Panasonic sticking with this form-factor for their "serious" camera bodies. Not so sure about the size increase, but I'll wait to handle one before commenting.

Once thing on price: generally, the price of Panasonic bodies has settled to something far more reasonable after a year or so. Wait a bit, and you get a much better deal.

This is history: first RF style cam with fully art. screen. Yess! Well, I just bought a GX7 for 330€ so, patience...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
On article Readers' showcase: Dan Hogman (35 comments in total)

Yes it doesn't hurt if the building has some architecture when you shoot architecture. But what about that neo-gothic-modern-black-glass-clash horror on architecture vs settings? Can't quite relate to it. Maybe with some noir treatment? Otherwise splendid stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:56 UTC as 9th comment
On article Quick Review: (60 comments in total)
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Dan Donovan: Zenfolio should have been included. I could not be happier. Here is my site if you're interested:

Besides having public portfolio pages, I deliver all my files to clients using private pages.

Agree. Particularly like the abstract architecture

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 20:07 UTC

I am an architect and this is the first time I hear about buildings having copyrights. I hate the idea.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 203rd comment

I was going to buy a Samyang 14mm for my M4/3 Kipon shift adapter. This costs approx same takes filters and weighs less. The Kipon gives 2x the amount of shift though. What do I do now?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:10 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

Is there an adapter for 4s?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 04:04 UTC as 87th comment

Thanks for an informative review and inspiring pics. How do you stay upright with your kayak with such a heavy package up to your eye? How do you protect it from immersion/spray?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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