ovrebekk

ovrebekk

Lives in Norway Trondheim, Norway
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on Aug 4, 2005
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On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: A Dynamic Range post on DPreview, 600 comments in just a few hours.
People seem almost obsessed with it.

My first camera was an old SLR I found in my fathers closet. The light meter was a bit wonky and would often give me shots that were over exposed with 3-4 stops.
While the shots were pretty bland and low in contrast, they were definitely better than what a DSLR would have provided me ;)
It's worth noting I didn't do the processing myself, just standard color film.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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Azathothh: Sigh... choose 3 EV @ ISO100 and most modern full-frame cameras look all the same for me, even the (zomg!) the 5DSR... i mean cmon when do you really need to do a 6 stops push? 1 in a 10000 photos? But hey keep spending money.... Nikon/Sony/ Pentax/Canon loves when you buy them the latest and most expensive gear.

Having it just means you get less noise when you push your shadows.

You don't need it to take good photos, but you will appreciate it if you have it ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: A Dynamic Range post on DPreview, 600 comments in just a few hours.
People seem almost obsessed with it.

@JhvaElohimMeth Have you forgotten about film already? ;)

In the real old days you had much more leeway in terms of under and over exposure (especially the latter), and you had the ability to recover a lot both from the shadows and highlights.

Controlling light when you can is good, but it isn't always possible or desirable. The more dynamic range you have the more flexibility you have, it's as simple as that.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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tgchan: Am I looking and interpreting it wrong or PENTAX K-1 sensor kicks its a*se (in terms of quality/noise)?

If I am not mistaken they perform the same "tricks" on all cameras?
Comparing samples at 100% would be more misleading, as it would give low res cameras an unfair advantage.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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attomole: What is nice is that Nikon made the best darn all-round DSLR they could, the recent D500 and D5 are both competition, but looks like the specs have not been brain damaged in some way so as not to compromise the market position of there own related products.

I think it's more about DSLR's still having the edge in performance for demanding professionals, not that they think DSLR's will be the best forever.

It's probably wise for Nikon and Canon to keep the pressure in the DSLR space, where there is still plenty of money to be made, and have a separate team working on realizing the mirrorless revolution ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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Hellstrom: Mid-level phones from 2013 had the same lame 64Gb storage as this supposedly flagship model.

Get the OnePlus Five - more RAM, more storage, also dual cameras, half the price.

"Mid-level phones from 2013 had the same lame 64Gb storage as this supposedly flagship model"
That was news to me. Which ones?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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nelsonjeremy: You can do this with jpegs in Nikon ViewNX2 in 2 minutes. Raw is not a necessity.

Banding will show up much quicker if you do this with a JPG.
The question is how many stops you need to push.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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attomole: What is nice is that Nikon made the best darn all-round DSLR they could, the recent D500 and D5 are both competition, but looks like the specs have not been brain damaged in some way so as not to compromise the market position of there own related products.

That's not really their style, nor do they have the market position to pull it off.

I am sure Nikon is hoping to get some market share back from Canon with this one, which is much more important than selling a couple of extra D5's ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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Tapper123: A very impressive DSLR. $3300 is abut $700 cheaper than many were expecting. A good entry from Nikon. Now, can they produce it without problems, and market it effectively?

I think they have been marketing it well enough already, partly by having the community do a lot of the marketing for them :)

As for production problems you can never be sure, but Nikon seem pretty good at fixing issues if they appear.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:01 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?

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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