NoRules

NoRules

Lives in Norway Nissedal (Goblin Valley), Norway
Works as a Author/ Art Photographer
Joined on Nov 29, 2005

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On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (191 comments in total)

The people writing in DPreview forums are, for the most part, men, from the lower to upper middle class, between 30 and 60 years old, and we are all world champions of photography, perfectly capable to, once every 2nd or 3rd year, after weeks of pixel peeping and reading reviews, to buy the best camera in the world, for a half a months salary. And we do not like flashing lights!
Guess who do like colorful, flashing litgts? Young, outgoing people with a life, buying their first real camera. I am actually planning on buying this for my 12 year old daughter for X-mas this year. I think she will be delighted, and jump up an down for a week, if I just get the color right. You know, photography is ment to be fun too, and for people who actually have other people to take pictures of!
Later, when she comes to her senses, and become stern and serious and more like me and buy her own camera, I will put it back in the box as a collectable, as the high and low point of an entire era.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On Milla Lisa in the Mona Lisa - 20th / 21st Century challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks a lot! I loved the picture that got 3. place.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 6th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

I find it really sad when people use science as a religion, not recognising that the strength of math and logic lies in the dynamic properties of it.
Goodbye, friend.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

Try to mount a Canon or Nikon DSLR on the end of a Coronado Solar Max, and you will very quickly understand what I mean. You will not be able to get infinity focus! Unless you use a barlow 2x, but then the quality is severely degraded, and the balance totally off! There is a piece of reality for you :-) Man, you are a funny person :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

A Nikon 1 might not be superior to a D4, whatever "superior" means, but if the D4 is left at home because of size and weight, the Nikon 1 wins. I can claim that with a straight face. But we are talkning about the Q here, and the Q is far superior to a lot of large cameras I have tested, perticularly regarding astro- and micro-photography. A camera system is about a lot more than just the size of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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NoRules: I did this with my Q7. I think it's good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3672812

That is my experience too. On the Q7 a 400mm lens make the sun or moon fill the frame. Combine this with electronic shutter and interval shooting and it's deadly sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

I use the Kern Paillard D-mount lenses from 13mm up to 36mm. I use Kern Paillard C-mount lenses from 50mm up to 150mm. On my Q7 they are just the sharpest there is, and WAY better than any of my pentax Q, Pentax K or Leica R lenses. The long Yvar lenses have absolutely no CA what so ever. I think the fix focus 12,5mm is the sharpest optics ever made. I have some postings in the pentax compact forum on this topic if anyone is interested.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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NoRules: I did this with my Q7. I think it's good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3672812

Thanks for all the "likes"! I must confess I bought the Q7 for dedicated use on my Coronado Solar Max 60 telescope. It was the only camera with short enough flange-sensor distance to be placed in primery focus of the lens. All the 12MP in that tiny sensor made this image possible. Lunar and planetary images are also impressive. I really want to test this camera on a microscope too :-)
And by the way, the image is in H-alpha, so shutter time is just 1/200 at 100ISO. Recomended speeds of the sun is 1/1000 at least. But Q7 has shutter without vibrations, and I used the interval shooting option. The camera is just made for this kind of photography. And now I have bought all Kern Paillard lenses I can find, and use the camera for everything. Love the Kern 13mm f.0.9 lens. Amazing piece of equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)

I did this with my Q7. I think it's good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3672812

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 13:16 UTC as 31st comment | 15 replies
On Ursa Major & Bootes in the Constellations challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you so much for considering my picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 21:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

I used a camera like that 20 years ago. It was called "Cambo Wide" or something. I used a 60mm Super Angulon on it. It came with adapter for 90mm and helical focusing. I must have done over a thousand negs with it. Nothing's new.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On Cepheus IC1396, Elephant Trunk Nebula in the Other Worlds - Nebulae challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you so much!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Yttre Årsnes, 2013 in the Rough Sea challenge (3 comments in total)
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jetals: This certainly fits the challemge theme. Unfortunately, I don't think that it is sharp.

Of course it's not sharp. It's done with a x1.7 TC, that is a 1000mm lens hand held at 1/40 sec in a storm! Only thing keeping this together is the IS of the camera :-) The wind was blowing at 100 km/h out there. Nothing stayed at the same place for very long ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 22:31 UTC
On Softestad Mine 2013_02 in the Water Falls challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks! Thought I would post something people don't see very often. There is very limited access to this place. I know the guy with the key :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Milky Way above Telemark, August 2013 in the The Shifting Earth challenge (6 comments in total)

Thank you so much everybody!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 20:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Milky Way above Telemark, August 2013 in the The Shifting Earth challenge (6 comments in total)

That is correct. I know most people who do starscapes make a composite image; 1 still shot of the landscape in the evening or early dawn, and multiple shots with tracker during the night. I like to show how the earth is moving through the universe. If I want something in the foreground sharp, I use a flashlight for a couple of seconds, but mainly I like the blur of movement.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 05:53 UTC as 5th comment
On Belt of Orion in the Astrophotography challenge (2 comments in total)
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Five Piece: Very nice capture there.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 17:11 UTC

Goodbye Adobe! Hello competition :-)
I will keep my CS6 for years. Maybe I'll blow dust of my old Leica R6 while waiting for someone to fill the void ... Take all the hassel of going analogue just to feel free from time to time.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:41 UTC as 535th comment
On Nisser Lake near Treungen 2013 in the Rural Winter challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Gary! We can't win every time :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 18:08 UTC as 1st comment

Sigma made a camera like this in 2008. The DP1. You can get one used for $150. Well worth the money. Probably better optics. Man, the world is going backwards these days.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
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