ovrebekk

ovrebekk

Lives in Norway Trondheim, Norway
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on Aug 4, 2005
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Nikon D500
Nikon D600

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ovrebekk: I don't really see the market for this.
Even if the phone had exactly the same performance and available settings as a DSLR, which obviously it doesn't, wouldn't you want a real camera for the ergonomic improvement alone?
Who wants to do extensive studio shooting on a phone?

Who invests in proper studio lighting without owning a camera?

A phone is great for pictures when you're out and about and want to travel light. How often do people travel without a camera but with a lot of studio equipment in their bag?

Not really my point. I love my smart phone camera, and the fact that I can take decent pictures even without my DSLR at hand. 95% of the time it is the only camera I have ;)

My point is that I find it very strange that someone interested in photography wouldn't have a dedicated camera as well, be it a DSLR, mirrorless, decent compact or whatever.

I believe that the number of people with enough interest in photography to buy external flashes, but without enough interest to buy a dedicated camera, is very small. I could be wrong of course, it's happened before ;)

The problem you talk about is more about normal people that just want decent pictures of events in their life. In the old days they would have bought a Nikon Coolpix or a Sony Powershot, whereas today many of them just stick to their phone.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 12:08 UTC
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ovrebekk: I don't really see the market for this.
Even if the phone had exactly the same performance and available settings as a DSLR, which obviously it doesn't, wouldn't you want a real camera for the ergonomic improvement alone?
Who wants to do extensive studio shooting on a phone?

Who invests in proper studio lighting without owning a camera?

A phone is great for pictures when you're out and about and want to travel light. How often do people travel without a camera but with a lot of studio equipment in their bag?

@cdembrey
I would still argue the ergonomics make a difference, even if you have the camera on a tripod.
And do you have a dedicated phone for pictures, or do you just have a single one that you use for everything?
I prefer having my phone available for other purposes, such as taking calls or using it to control the camera.
If you have a dedicated phone for pictures then you don't have that issue, but I would rather buy a DSLR for half the price of an iPhone that provides better image quality and ergonomics, not to forget replacable optics.

By all means, if it works for you then more power to you, but I think it's going to be a while until we see many studio photographers switch to their phones ;)

@Kung Fu
I never heard anyone say, "Hey check out the latest camera from Apple, the iPhone 6" ;)
What I mean by camera is a device that is called a camera (ie designed for taking pictures primarily), not just a device that has one. If that wasn't clear I apologize.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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aramgrg: Thanks, if I have a studio, I'd rather buy an entry level DSLR+ entry level 50mm 1.8 lens. Half the price of Iphone, 5 times better IQ

What about worrying about catching the right moment while your are fiddling around with the phone?

Using a proper camera for studio shooting is about more than just raw image quality.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 13:12 UTC

I don't really see the market for this.
Even if the phone had exactly the same performance and available settings as a DSLR, which obviously it doesn't, wouldn't you want a real camera for the ergonomic improvement alone?
Who wants to do extensive studio shooting on a phone?

Who invests in proper studio lighting without owning a camera?

A phone is great for pictures when you're out and about and want to travel light. How often do people travel without a camera but with a lot of studio equipment in their bag?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 13:10 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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Internet Enzyme: This type of "Photo Mode" exists in several games. The Last Of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4, and Horizon Zero Dawn. All of those are Sony games, interestingly enough.

"This type of "Photo Mode" exists in several games. The Last Of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4, and Horizon Zero Dawn. All of those are Sony games, interestingly enough."
So I guess they only work with Sony cameras then?

Sorry guys, I will see myself out :P

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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dash2k8: Let's just say video game graphics have come a very long way since Matrix was making 3D graphics "accelerators."

Those were the days!

My first GPU was a Matrox Mystique. Expensive as hell, but hardly a gaming monster.

On second thought, I don't miss those days at all :D

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom sample gallery (65 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: One of the advantages of a Fisheye zoom is you can access other focal lengths. I use the Canon 8-15mm and shoot a fair bit at 12mm in portrait orientation, as that's as "zoomed-in" as you can go and still shoot NSEW panoramas.

Why is this useful? A panorama made from NSEW 8mm (circular fisheye) shots will end up at a resolution around 90% of the sensor's pixel count (large amounts of sensor aren't used and there is complete overlap). At 12mm it's about 270% of the sensor pixel count.

8MM:
http://www.viewat.org/?i=en&id_aut=7366&id_pn=26870&pag=1&sec=pn
12mm:
http://www.viewat.org/?i=en&id_aut=7366&id_pn=26879&pag=1&sec=pn

Really cool :)

I guess you get away with fewer pictures at 8mm, even though the resolution suffers.

What kind of software do you use to process these?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
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Jeffjeab: It will have SONY sensor to achieve 42 48 mp...to match canons 5drs 50mp...??

It will be between 45-46MP apparently.

If you can't live without the additional 5% of linear resolution provided by the Canon I guess the choice is easy ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Why no flash Nikon? It's so useful to create undetectable fill in harsh lighting conditions.

I assume they use the top bit of the camera for the WiFi and Bluetooth components, to get away from metal and provide decent range.

I agree a built in flash can be really useful, but I think this is something we will have to get used to missing on professional and semi-professional Nikon bodies...

Now if they could bring out a small, cheap flash to replace it (or did they?)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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maxnimo: I'm surprised that every half-decent camera made in the last 10 years doesn't have built-in wireless flash triggering. Geeesh, how hard can it be?

The 2.4GHz band used by Bluetooth and WiFi is open world wide.

I assume the problem is that wireless flash triggering is based on sub GHz radio technologies, to improve the range, and in this case you don't have a world wide standard. Depending on region you have to use either 433, 868, or 915 MHz radios, with different antennas and so forth.
Secondly, the antennas are significantly larger, and I expect it is more challenging to find a non metallic part of the camera to put it in, even if you could solve the region problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: My money is ready the minute it’s available

Strange that Fujica ;)
For professional work ergonomics and performance will trump size any day. DSLR's might be large (relatively speaking), but you will be hard put to find cameras that fit your hand better.
Also, if you want to use fast or long lenses then the lens becomes the "bottle neck" in terms of size, not the camera. At least for full frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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Photoman: It doesn't look mirrorless :(

I am pretty sure Nikon will keep their mirrorless and DSLR lines separate, at least initially.
I would really like a FX mirrorless with some smaller, custom made normal lenses for travel photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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Betico: The real problem of all these Nikon cameras is their flimsy, all plastic battery doors. They have not been able to produce a decent battery door since the D70.

I did manage to break the battery door on my D600 pretty early on, but I don't remember how...
Since I am lazy I haven't gotten it repaired, and now I just tape it shut :P

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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Frank_BR: Illuminated controls? Hmmm... A virtuoso pianist would consider ridiculous a Steinway & Sons piano with illuminated keys. He does not need to see the keys to play the piano perfectly. Likewise, a real professional photographer does not need to see the controls of a camera; he knows them by touch.

In addition to all the other comments, don't forget that Nikon like to move buttons around on every new camera for some reason.
If you, like me, have 2 different bodies this makes it much harder to memorize where all the buttons are.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
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dcolak: If it has no EVF it's dead in the water.

Hehe, sure ;)

I think most people will get by with the OVF and the live view feature :)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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bildsee: When I upgared to FF the options were Canon 6D and Nikon D600. Despite its better specs I decided against D600 for its oil spread issue and Nikon's poor support of affected customers. I have never looked back.

I am glad you're happy bildsee :)
Personally I went with the D600, and never noticed the oil spread issue, just like I'm sure the majority of D750 users never had any shutter issues.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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wootpile: One word: LAME

Lame quality control.

Lame price considering the above.

Lame product development. Unbelievably s-l-o-w development and not enough R/D before hitting market. Nikon gear malfunctioning because of product design faults (not same as quality control). 750 is just one in a long line.

Very very lame customer service.. do the honorable thing, why let your customers discover they have a problem.. Nikon these days shies away from problems and try to postpone recall as long as possible. On a product of this price.. you would (should) expect snappy activity from the brand on problems. Mark my words.. sooner or later EVERY 750 will be recalled. Nikon, exchange all shutters now and regain some honor.

Lame lame company management. I won't elaborate as I believe most Nikon owners permanently live with a little bit of un-satisfaction. We tend to be loyal, but grumpy. Maybe there is a reason for it.. the grumpyness? Hello Nikon, when will you start to listen to your customers?

That makes zero sense Joed700. Nikon is committing to fix any affected camera. Shipping off defective cameras just to have to fix them later, and add additional loss of reputation and load on their support department, makes no sense at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

I would do it for the story alone :)

Then again I'm no pro. The only weddings I shot were for friends, and weirdly enough they didn't ask me to stay all night long :D

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 31st comment
On article Samsung launches Isocell image sensor brand (20 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: with a name like Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics[ its what the article says!]

how can they possibly lose ??

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618/

Haha, I was about to comment on exactly the same thing.
I am sure he was hired for his name alone :P

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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Keith Cooper: The Canon 8-15 is a regular in my bag and, with care, can make some great shots. A lot of people when thinking of fisheye lenses forget that any straight line will stay straight if it runs (or can be extended to run) through the centre of the FOV.

So horizons stay straight if through the middle of the frame.

Of course, the number of clients happy with circular images does limit the amount of use at shorter focal lengths, but the Canon lens has helped produce some excellent 44" square prints (circular image @8mm) that work very well.

Add to this tools like fisheye hemi and you have a lot of options for how you choose your final image geometry

Thanks for the links Keith, some nice shots and good advise in there!

I already have a Nikon 10.5mm DX Fisheye, so I am not a complete fisheye newbie, but it is not wide enough to provide a full circular image.
I also use Fisheye Hemi to correct the shots, so it was really useful seeing how it worked with the 8-15mm :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
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