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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Karroly: The vast majority of users listen to MP3 audio sampled at 44.1 or 48kHz, 16-bit, stereo, 128 kbit/s, although much higher quality exists. I guess this crazy race for higher video reolution will stop for the same reason : the vast majority of users do not need more than 2K or 4K and do not post-process their videos, so why bother with huge files ?

CD quality is good enough because the human ear can't resolve the higher frequencies and higher dynamic range that HD audio provides.

Once resolution gets to the same point there is no point going further, at least not for the finished result. Similar to audio there is a use for recording at higher resolutions, because it gives you more flexibility in processing.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:01 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (378 comments in total)
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Gatoraied: The reason camera phones are the most popular camera in the world is that 98% of people do not pixel peep nor do they want a long menu of options. The ability to turn on the the camera, shoot and share a file, is what these phones are best at. The same 98% either no longer use nor will ever buy a stand alone camera is because photography should be as simple as it was over a hundred years ago. The revolutionary Kodak Brownie camera enabled anybody to capture a photograph and this revolutionized photography. This camera was compact, preloaded with film and had no controls other than a shutter lever and a film advance. Once the film was all exposed you return the camera for processing and get another preloaded camera. Simple! Complexity is fodder for a very select few who only immerse themselves in details but have nothing to show for it. Most of the forums here are evidence of that.

"Complexity is fodder for a very select few who only immerse themselves in details but have nothing to show for it."
I agree with your first half, but not with the conclusion. My family and friends seem to be happy to receive pictures I take with my DSLR, and I am sure most amateur photographers are able to produce results that are visibly better than what you get from a phone.

That said I agree with the rest of your post. It is good that phones get better and better, since most people will never use anything else, and are happy with the results they get. I am also looking forward to a new phone with better photographic capabilities for all those time when I don't want to lug my DSLR's along ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 16:58 UTC

Variable aperture. What will they think of next!

Jokes aside, might consider this to replace my aging Galaxy S6 ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 18:10 UTC as 2nd comment
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sandy b: Gee, here is an idea, how about reviewing it on a CANON camera?

Have you tried googling it?
I am fairly sure this lens has been reviewed on a CANON camera dozens of times already ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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Tim C.: "Deep Fill is powered by the Adobe Sensei technology—which "uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning"—and trained using millions of real-world images."

I may be overreacting in assuming this, but are the millions of real-world images coming from users who have uploaded their images to Adobe's cloud-based system? If not, where are these millions of images coming from?

This is not the first AI powered system that requires images to train the algorithms. I am sure there are plenty of stock image sets that can be used.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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entoman: Fake photography.

Just now you realize that Photoshop can be used to make "fake" images?
It isn't exactly new :)

This seems like a great improvement of content aware fill.
When I travel to some beautiful vista to get landscape images I am not there to document the back sides of other tourists standing in front of me, I am there to try to get some interesting pictures ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (163 comments in total)

Nice shots, they look good to me :)

As expected 'the Internet' has agreed they are rubbish, but that is to be expected ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Patrick Kristiansen: That third shot is plainly awesome. Really hope to get up north again some time soon, but Lofoten is literally overrun by tourists these days.

And this movie isn't going to make it any better :P

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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mako69: Ever since 1967 when the Camaro debuted, many of those cars got the same engine as the Corvette. One would expect the lighter Camaro to out perform the Corvette, but GM would always de-tune the motors slightly in favor of the Corvette. (The 1969 ZL1 being an exception, but that's a different story!) Bottom line: Nikon isn't going to risk angering the pros who bought their $6500 flagship D5 camera by releasing one a year later with twice the MP at half the price that is just as good.

Remember, way back in 2007 the D3 came out, followed a year later by the D3x with a different sensor. Fast forward to 2012: the D800, released one month after the D4, was essentially the D4x.

The AF tracking comparison of the D850 with the D5 is actually pretty silly. Most people sitting for a portrait, mountains in the distance, or couples at a wedding don't move fast enough to require 7 fps. The lighting is usually fantastic as well.

This amateur is willing, I can tell you that :)

I am sure the AF is still better than pretty much any DSLR out there, with the exception of the D5 and some other pro models ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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viper699: Great another HD that can become a brick at any given time.

Weird comment. Thats like saying "Great. Another car that can crash at any time" every time there is a new car announcement ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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mako69: Ever since 1967 when the Camaro debuted, many of those cars got the same engine as the Corvette. One would expect the lighter Camaro to out perform the Corvette, but GM would always de-tune the motors slightly in favor of the Corvette. (The 1969 ZL1 being an exception, but that's a different story!) Bottom line: Nikon isn't going to risk angering the pros who bought their $6500 flagship D5 camera by releasing one a year later with twice the MP at half the price that is just as good.

Remember, way back in 2007 the D3 came out, followed a year later by the D3x with a different sensor. Fast forward to 2012: the D800, released one month after the D4, was essentially the D4x.

The AF tracking comparison of the D850 with the D5 is actually pretty silly. Most people sitting for a portrait, mountains in the distance, or couples at a wedding don't move fast enough to require 7 fps. The lighting is usually fantastic as well.

"Bottom line: Nikon isn't going to risk angering the pros who bought their $6500 flagship D5 camera by releasing one a year later with twice the MP at half the price that is just as good."
I can't remember a lot of angry pro's stepping forward when Nikon implied the D850 would have comparable AF to the D5?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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 Review (2101 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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