PolarHki

Lives in Finland Helsinki, Finland
Joined on Sep 13, 2007

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On article DxOMark recommends lenses for the Pentax K-3 (27 comments in total)

This is interesting, but DxO only measures the technical capabilities of a lens, with a focus on sharpness. Sharpness is important, but not all. The "character" each lens, how it reproduces colours, how is its bokeh, how it renders textures, etc is also important, and not really taken into account here.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 7th comment

It's not really reasonable in my opinion to compare a camera and a lens, and ask which one is best? That's a bit like "here is a cangoroo and there is a dolphin, which one is better"?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 10:37 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

The only way to make companies like Adobe understand that they should follow the users' wishes and needs, not vice versa, is if sales would simply break down. People just not buying these products. I hope that is what will happen.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:12 UTC as 190th comment
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PolarHki: The UK seems to become some totalitarian state. What is "creative expression" can never be assessed exactly, quantitatively and without doubt. So it is up to the random interpretation of some court, not up to facts, whether somebody is "guilty" or not. That is exactly a sign of a totalitarian state.

David, I fully admit that the initial sentence of my original statement was (intentionally) somewhat rhetoric and provoking. Just to state it explicitly, I do not think that the UK is a totalitarian state at this moment, nor do I regard it likely that it will go there any time soon. Still, for the purpose that it will surely not go there, it is important to avoid any steps in that direction. I get the impression from your text that we agree about that later part anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 15:35 UTC
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PolarHki: The UK seems to become some totalitarian state. What is "creative expression" can never be assessed exactly, quantitatively and without doubt. So it is up to the random interpretation of some court, not up to facts, whether somebody is "guilty" or not. That is exactly a sign of a totalitarian state.

Not a good attitude, David. The fact that somewhere else it is worse (which it certainly is) is no reason at all to disregard problems in the own country. Nor is it a reason for those persons who put attention to those problems to move to some other countries.

I personally have been traveling through fully totalitarian countries too. For me, this is rather a warning to keep making sure that first steps to get into that direction must not happen in my own country. (If you believe that UK could never ever become a totalitarian state, have a brief look at European history.) The problems in your own country will not disappear nor be solved by complaining about the messengers.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:30 UTC

The UK seems to become some totalitarian state. What is "creative expression" can never be assessed exactly, quantitatively and without doubt. So it is up to the random interpretation of some court, not up to facts, whether somebody is "guilty" or not. That is exactly a sign of a totalitarian state.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:03 UTC as 292nd comment | 12 replies
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PolarHki: It would be great if that planned new X body below the X-Pro 1 would have:

- A micro four third-type sensor, with the same sensor technology as used in the X-Pro1 (so maybe image quality/resolution would get comparable to a "usual" APS-C sensor)

- Rangefinder style body, but smaller than X-Pro1 (maybe about like X100)

- Hybrid viewfinder like X-Pro1 / X100

- Fully articulated screen

- Decent built-in flash, in addition to external flash shoe

- A good range of buttons for direct manual control, although not necessarily as much as on the X-Pro 1 (won't be reasonable on a smaller body either)

Such a camera would be a clear buy, at least for me, but I believe for many others, too.

Interesting point, misterpepper. If that is the case, of course I would have nothing against an APS-C sized sensor.

nemark, I don't really catch what you try to say.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 18:08 UTC
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PolarHki: It would be great if that planned new X body below the X-Pro 1 would have:

- A micro four third-type sensor, with the same sensor technology as used in the X-Pro1 (so maybe image quality/resolution would get comparable to a "usual" APS-C sensor)

- Rangefinder style body, but smaller than X-Pro1 (maybe about like X100)

- Hybrid viewfinder like X-Pro1 / X100

- Fully articulated screen

- Decent built-in flash, in addition to external flash shoe

- A good range of buttons for direct manual control, although not necessarily as much as on the X-Pro 1 (won't be reasonable on a smaller body either)

Such a camera would be a clear buy, at least for me, but I believe for many others, too.

I can't fully see your point. When APS-C was introduced after the full frame film days, nobody claimed that it would not make sense to use an APS-C sensor on a full frame mount, and until today the APS-C DSLRs of all camera makers use the same mounts as the full frame cameras, even one could make up the same argument you made.

Moreover, I wrote "four third-type sensor", so not necessarily joining the M43 standard, but something of that size (like Canon did with the G1 X), in order to allow smaller lenses and body (even though the mount could be the same - similarly like APS-C DSLRs tend to be smaller with body and lenses than full frame DSLRs, thought they have the same mount).

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 12:52 UTC
On article CES 2012: Sigma stand report (25 comments in total)
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PolarHki: Will the APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM (oh my god, these endlessly long names that Sigma uses... ;-) ) also be available for Pentax K mount?

By the way, where is the report about the Pentax/Ricoh stand? (Or is there none this year?!)

Yes, hopefully it was untrue. But even if it was true at some point, they might have changed their mind after the recent Pentax / Ricoh alliance. Even though Ricoh's imaging sector has not been too significant up to now, they are a huge player on the general electronics market.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 12:44 UTC
On article CES 2012: Casio stand report (6 comments in total)

Yes, I'd also like to see a report about Pentax / Ricoh!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:42 UTC as 3rd comment

It would be great if that planned new X body below the X-Pro 1 would have:

- A micro four third-type sensor, with the same sensor technology as used in the X-Pro1 (so maybe image quality/resolution would get comparable to a "usual" APS-C sensor)

- Rangefinder style body, but smaller than X-Pro1 (maybe about like X100)

- Hybrid viewfinder like X-Pro1 / X100

- Fully articulated screen

- Decent built-in flash, in addition to external flash shoe

- A good range of buttons for direct manual control, although not necessarily as much as on the X-Pro 1 (won't be reasonable on a smaller body either)

Such a camera would be a clear buy, at least for me, but I believe for many others, too.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 13:10 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
On article CES 2012: Sigma stand report (25 comments in total)

Will the APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM (oh my god, these endlessly long names that Sigma uses... ;-) ) also be available for Pentax K mount?

By the way, where is the report about the Pentax/Ricoh stand? (Or is there none this year?!)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

Weather sealing is nice, but what does it help since Olympus doesn't seem to have a correspondingly weather sealed body in their Micro Four Thirds lineup?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 21:22 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe releases Lightroom 3.6 and ACR 6.6 (40 comments in total)

And another user of Photoshop Elements 9 here who is VERY annoyed that the Camera Raw update works only for PSE 10, even though version 9 has been sold since quite recently... :-(

Can someone recommend another Raw converter with a better and longer-term update policy?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 21:13 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Waterfall in Ice Cave in the Colours - Blue challenge (8 comments in total)

This picture combines nicely contrasting surfaces and shapes with an expressive colour, and a calm but still dramatic overall setting. Excellent!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2010 at 16:29 UTC as 1st comment
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