Roger Nordin

Roger Nordin

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Dec 27, 2002
About me:

Hi there, had may fair shares of digital compacts, starting from the 1.3Mpixel Canon Powershot A50, and then later a decade or so with Canon dSLRs from 10D to 7D. Then I made the next transition to mirrorless, as the Olympus OM-D E-M5 convinced me to switch... now it's all Panasonic though.

So today I am now shooting with my Micro Four Thirds system, or my DJI drone for a unique perspective. Most of the time, some m4/3 camera is in my jacket pocket, the DMC-GM1 is still very handy! Love my 2 DC-G9s though, that's my go-to camera if taking photos is an active part of what I plan to do. One of them is permanently attached to my 100-400 lens.

Shooting mostly RAW and using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to finish off my photos. But has a lot of tools such as Aurora HDR and Luminar, plus the whole Topaz Labs AI suite of seriously powerful tools. Spends more time at the computer than behind the camera I think!

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (407 comments in total)

Picked up an LX15 now on a 2020 Black Friday deal for a fraction of the cost of when it was launched (I guess it's long overdue for a Mark II refresh but we're still waiting). Besides the DC-G9 (and I own a ton of m43 cameras from them) it is the only Panasonic camera to offer the possibility to assign direct ISO control to a dial, and I use the front ring. On a smaller sensor camera like this, this is the single most important parameter when shooting, I leave it in P mode most of the time anyways. Great fun camera, that actually makes it fun to control the ISO manually and thus allow me to make good use of the image stabilizer to grab the best quality point-and-shoot shots. Which is what this camera is all about for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2020 at 06:44 UTC as 14th comment

Next week: Samsung launches free unlimited photo cloud service 😉

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2020 at 15:03 UTC as 12th comment
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jnd: It always suprises me that here, on site which is dedicated to lenses and cameras costing hundreds and thousands $ people always complain about post-shoot services like editing, storage, or backup with added values of instant sharing, advanced search, even OCRed text within images. You are willing to buy $1000 camera and $500 lens, or more but you are unwilling to pay $10 per month subscription and demand it for free? How do you think the service provider will pay for it? Anything free is promotion, public betatest, or you pay for it in another ways (targetted ads, data mining). People, why are you acting suprised that service too good to be true is finally being monetized?

And the search result from account2 will include results from account1 fully transparently? :-P Google Photos is not about mere storage, it's about AI powered intelligence (for me, that is)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 13:04 UTC
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jnd: It always suprises me that here, on site which is dedicated to lenses and cameras costing hundreds and thousands $ people always complain about post-shoot services like editing, storage, or backup with added values of instant sharing, advanced search, even OCRed text within images. You are willing to buy $1000 camera and $500 lens, or more but you are unwilling to pay $10 per month subscription and demand it for free? How do you think the service provider will pay for it? Anything free is promotion, public betatest, or you pay for it in another ways (targetted ads, data mining). People, why are you acting suprised that service too good to be true is finally being monetized?

My biggest gripe is not the cost, but the fact that the service just changed from being a "infinite" storage, to a measly 2TB of total storage, period. That just changes the product offering and usage completely!

With a 2TB cap on storage, I don't see the point of continuing to use it. It's just a matter of time before it will be full, and it's not possible to pay to resolve this limitation. As such, the whole "sync everything and let AI sort it out" approach they have marketed, completely fails.

My RAID5 system have 16TB storage now, and more in the future as needed. Will do my research into mobile syncing to my own storage. And will be setting up off-site backups. That's certainly not free. So you see, it's not a matter of just money. I for one just don't see the future for such a limited cloud storage as they are restricting the service to, it's not what I signed up for.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 11:35 UTC
On article Skylum teases AI Sky Replacement filter for Luminar 4.0 (111 comments in total)
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eric333: Now we just need foreground replacement and subject replacement and I'll be all set.

fmian, Looks like you will love Arsenal, marketed as "the intelligent camera assistant". It will manage your all your camera settings for you. Perfect match.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 06:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic G95 first impressions review (70 comments in total)

At 01:46 only two dials? I thought the G90/G95 inherited the third dial on the back from the G9, along with the three buttons on top for WB/ISO/EC? That makes a world of a difference on the G9 having the ability to configure the third dial on the back to give instant access to ISO control without any button presses required. You mean the G95 doesn't offer that improvement over the G85, or did you just miss to mention it? To me that's a pretty huge improvement in ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 18:14 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Mark K: When will they allow us shooters to post photos from computers?

Brilliant, why didn't I think of that before. And even Adblock Plus seems to be doing its job as well. Great stuff.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 09:13 UTC
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TheClueless: Well, at least it's 5 letters, not 4 (Zano, Lily). So it can't fail, right?

If it had been a four letter one it would have been a real PITA

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 07:22 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (850 comments in total)
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Elite83: I don't understand the fixation on the whole touch screen thing.
Sure, I guess it'd be nice to have as a feature, but why is it a dealbreaker for so many?

Personally, I'll take more buttons and dials over a touchscreen any day. As, any day I can spend NOT tapping through a menu to change a setting is a good day. And don't even get me started on touchscreen sliders... awful.

Being able to set focus point on the touchscreen while using the viewfinder is a killer must-have feature!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1287 comments in total)
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Kissel: I like the dedicated exposure compensation dial.

"remind them that they dialled in -1 last evening and forgot to reset it..."
Actually I have my GX7 set up to automatically reset it when I change mode or switch it off/on. Yeah I know. I'm the big dummy. But hey it's way more idiot proof than remembering to look at the dial. I'd rather look at what I am about to photograph. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (480 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: I wish Panasonic would make 24-120mm equiv. zoom lens that's not too expensive, and bundle it as kit lens with this camera. It would make a perfect travel camera for people that care about image quality, but don't want to carry a lot of gear.

Well, with Voigtlander and Panasonic, the IS worrying is easily dealt with. You just never get it = problem solved. You mean that makes you happier?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 21:17 UTC

So we're getting there...
"1-1-2029, West Europe, midnight
Invisible and silent, circling overland
Scanning, taping, filing, instantly checking
Every human, car and plane of the quarters we survey"

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 05:52 UTC as 17th comment
On article QromaScan uses your smartphone for digitizing prints (45 comments in total)

Interesting idea to have a portable solution for scanning photos from someones photo album when visiting, when you don't want to bring a laptop and flatbed scanner just for scanning a few photos. Not sure it can compete with some ad-hoc lighting rig/positioning and photographing the prints with the digital camera you have with you, though. It becomes a pretty slim market if they are targetting people carrying just a smartphone, but caring enough about quality to buy and carry this rig, but yet not carrying a dedicated digital camera?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 07:27 UTC as 22nd comment

For those who still are having troubles getting LR CC to play nicely with GPU acceleration with their HD Radeon graphics cards. If your card is supported by the Catalyst 14.4 driver below, then here's a fix to get it working:

From this thread at Adobe forums: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1822782?start=240&tstart=0

It worked like a charm for me. The text says 14.1, but the 25th April 2014 drivers were listed as 14.4, not 14.1, btw. The uninstall utility was a bit nerving for me, as my system is AMD-everything and running Windows 10 Tech Preview to boot. Eventually it crashed with a BSOD. But it booted back up fine with a the default VGA-driver, enabling me to install the older 14.4 driver package. Now Lightroom likes my GPU:

Check OpenGL support: Passed
Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Version: 3.3.12874 Core Profile Context 14.100.0.0
Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6550D
LanguageVersion: 4.30

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

GreenPig: Many people, myself included, with AMD graphics processors are not able to see the GPU improvements. The feature is turned off due to the following error ...
"Check OpenGL support: Failed"
The adobe forums have many posts about this with a wide range of cards affected.

But apart from that,everything else is working well.

My favourite so far .... HDR images that don't look like "overdone HDR" ... :)
With a final RAW file giving a full +/- 10 EV range. You can then tweak it to look like an "overdone HDR" if that's what you want

Having the same issue here. Photoshop GPU acceleration works just fine. The Adobe forum thread is here:
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1822782
Love the built-in Panorama and HDR features! The face recognition feature will probably be handy too, but it does take a while to go through and update the current library to take full advantage of it.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:56 UTC
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ARSPR: I've just upgraded and I've got two complaints:

1. GPU acceleration doesn't work in my system, although my Radeon HD6870 fulfils all the specified minimum requirements (1 GB of VRAM and OpenGL 3.3 or greater - https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html ). The trouble seems to be in GL_MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS (whatever it is). LR system info shows I have 32 and 48 is the minimum.

So be careful about what you expect.

(Nevertheless I'm "guessing". Help is welcomed: https://forums.adobe.com/message/7460364#7460364 ).

2. Samsung new "professional" lenses are still un-profiled: 16-50S and 50-150S. What the hell are you waiting for, Adobe? This is not serious...

I guess we just have to monitor this thread:
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1822782
There are many people with Radeon cards that exceeds the specification of OpenGL 3.3 support, that are having problems. Hopefully it'll work itself out. The first iteration of Photoshop GPU acceleration was pretty shaky when it was rolled out initially as well, with regards to compatibility issues.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
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ARSPR: I've just upgraded and I've got two complaints:

1. GPU acceleration doesn't work in my system, although my Radeon HD6870 fulfils all the specified minimum requirements (1 GB of VRAM and OpenGL 3.3 or greater - https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html ). The trouble seems to be in GL_MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS (whatever it is). LR system info shows I have 32 and 48 is the minimum.

So be careful about what you expect.

(Nevertheless I'm "guessing". Help is welcomed: https://forums.adobe.com/message/7460364#7460364 ).

2. Samsung new "professional" lenses are still un-profiled: 16-50S and 50-150S. What the hell are you waiting for, Adobe? This is not serious...

Well, it's not hard to understand that without Adobe being clear on this matter, the expectations from end-users are not aligned to reality, i.e. how LR implements it and what it requires, considering that Photoshop CC does OpenCL GPU acceleration even on my lesser Radeon HD6550 chipset! I.e if your system supports GPU acceleration on the latest version of Photoshop, that doesn't mean a thing when it comes to Lightroom. I think it's reasonable for people to expect that GPU acceleration would have had the system requirements, don't you think?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

The adjustment points show up when you need them :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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panos_m: It seems that I will need a new operating system (64bit) also. As I read somewhere there is no 32bit version anymore :( True?

If you are willing to run a pre-release version, Windows 10 Tech Preview is available right now, and it's free many more months to come...maybe more, if the release is pushed even later forward, then it'll be extended. I am running LR and PS CC on it with no problems myself. YMMV!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
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