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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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
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

Do you have some samples?
That would help carry me over until there are more samples of the Nikon out there.

The lens sounds like a lot of fun, and I am pretty sure I will be getting one sooner or later :P

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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rfsIII: How many of these and how many cameras would I need to create 360° photos and videos?

If I understand the specs correctly you should get away with two cameras/lenses, pointed in the opposite direction, to get a full 360 degree view.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

I can still remember the moment I took my first ever shot with a DSLR, trying out my friends D70. The camera seemed huge at the time, and rocking a Coolpix 995 myself I couldn't believe how responsive the camera was, nor the distinct mechanical vibration from the shutter.

Long story short it didn't take me long to buy one for myself, and I've stayed with Nikon ever since ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 58th comment
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Combatmedic870: Well first we need a smart phone camera sensor capable of 4k @120fps.

I guess VR (where you use your phone for the display) is the only way to really utilize 4K on a 5" screen, but the processor could obviously be used for tablets, smart TV's and other things as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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Combatmedic870: Well first we need a smart phone camera sensor capable of 4k @120fps.

Not really. The content doesn't have to be created on a phone to be watched on a phone.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 07:59 UTC

This is a common issue for hardware projects on Kickstarter. Unless you have experience getting these types of products to market you always underestimate the cost and complexity involved.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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RedFox88: Too bad their dslrs do video poorly still!

Have you tried the D500? It's actually quite good ;)
(except for the heavy crop in 4k mode, admittedly)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: We are only away from true zooming & bokeh/shallow depth of field available on cell phones & its game over. In most people's wildest dreams to imagine that some phones today would have better sensors, IQ, resolution & low light capabilities than DSLRs only 10 years. So imagine 10 years ahead as progress in this field advances exponentially. My bet, depth & 3D sensing, multiple fixed lenses designs allied to computational imaging & massive mobile computing power, optical zooms like on the Asus Zoom Zen Phone & other new breakthru lens designs, will completely eat away the point&shoot market & DSLRs. Equally further on, many current photography brands will be gone or doing something else. At the speed some are already loosing market share & plunging sales figures, Im surprised they are still afloat. Others (like Samsung for example) already made the switch & exited the "photography gear" (ie RIP the NX line) & ONLY do photographic hardware for cellphones. Of course, I may totally wrong:)

Technology being equal a large sensor will always capture more light than a small one, so a state of the art DSLR should always have better image quality than a state of the art phone.

That being said, we might get to a point where less and less people bother to get DSLR's or compact cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Raintitan: It is wonderful that nearly everyone has a good-enough camera in their pocket so that so many people can learn, enjoy and experience photography.

I don't understand why so many are being critical.

Couldn't agree more.
I don't carry my DSLR with me everywhere, and having a phone with a good camera (Samsung GS6 in my case) means you get decent photos even when you left your DSLR at home.

While not a first for a phone, the dual lens camera is a nice feature that should improve many types of shots (portraits in particular), and I am certainly hoping to see that in more phones moving forward.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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Triplet Perar: We need lenses to tell lies, not to reveal truth. The context is always ugly in some way, let's hide all that. So we need lenses as this one to hide the ugly backgrounds in all pictures and in stories, only to show how beautiful and insanely great people are when taken outside any context.

Are you serious??

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
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CameraLabTester: The best HDR image is the one you can't tell if HDR was done or not.

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Word!
There are so many people claiming that HDR is bad, period.
What they really mean is that poorly done, exaggerated HDR is bad.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 20:40 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: HDR is still ugly. Technology isn't up to par yet to match the dynamic range of the human eye.

Ugly HDR is ugly. Good HDR is not, and can be used for great effect.

HDR is a bit like CGI in movies. When you notice it being used it is probably overdone, but when you don't even realize you are looking at CGI/HDR, then it's a different story.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (415 comments in total)
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Aur: The Nikon D5500, a revolutionary camera, everything you know and love, in the same body. We heard your suggestions, and we changed absolutely nothing.

-Nikon

Myself I have close to a hundred thousand photos taken with various cameras over the years. If I look through them all it is not a problem to spot where they were taken, but it would be nice if they could be organized by location without me having to look through them all ;)

Also, I occasionally take pictures at locations less iconic than the colosseum in Rome, but YMMW :)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
On article Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus (32 comments in total)
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Papi61: Every mid-range Android has 1080p nowadays. I wouldn't call anything without a quad-HD screen a "flagship."

Seriously though, who really needs more than 1080p on a phone with a screen smaller than 6 inches.

(says the man with a Samsung Galaxy S6..)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
On article Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app (28 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Not supporting iOS is just childish.

No mobile platform gets every app out there, and Android is the largest one after all.

I wouldn't be surprised if they also picked Android because it is a quicker platform to release beta releases on.

Either way, once it is out of beta I am sure you will have your iOS version ;)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (415 comments in total)
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Aur: The Nikon D5500, a revolutionary camera, everything you know and love, in the same body. We heard your suggestions, and we changed absolutely nothing.

-Nikon

I just can't agree with you there BarnET. Unless you never take your camera out of your home/studio then geotagging your photos is a very nice add-on feature, regardless of what types of photos you shoot.

I would love it if every photo I ever took was geotagged so that I could search through them by region, and display a map of the world with my photo locations marked.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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Lassoni: What's up with ppl demanding 4k of every dslr now? Can't smartphone take good enough video? You can take a smartphone into a bar / nightclub and take pretty good video. What about campact camera for video? Wouldn't a olympus sh-50 fare well enough?

To answer your question: No, a smart phone can't take good enough video, assuming you want high quality results.

This debate has been done to death already, so I'm not going to bring it up again, but a full frame DSLR like the D810 has many great advantages for recording video compared to a compact camera or a phone.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:27 UTC
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