MaxiMax

Lives in Norway Halden, Norway
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2008
About me:

Have had photography as a hobby since 1985, when I was 22 years old. My project now is to start with commercial/product photography as a second job.

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On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Just by looking at many selfies in the web, I think that they should be called "selfish". Unfortunately, we live now in a world where people have to show how successful they are, or at least pretend that they are. We have now a society of "I this" and "I that" (it sounds maybe also familiar with a certain brand name).

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 31st comment

At first, I thought that this would be another sensational test. To be honest, this was quite useful. This test shows how LCD displays, electronics and small mechanisms can survive extremely cold temperatures - although, without the camera being able to function during the exposure. It is good to know that you can take your GoPro to *very* low temperatures anywhere in the world without it getting permanently damaged.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 1st comment

Ricoh was certainly ahead of its time...

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 21st comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
In reply to:

Peadingle: Why didn't Canon just ask Samsung for some help with a mirrorless camera design?

I smell an Apple user...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: An alright camera, then add in the price and it becomes a nah camera. A second tier apsc system from canon or nikon would be a better choice...eg: D7200.

If photo and video quality in a small body is important to you, then the a6500 beats out the s of most APS-C cameras out there. No wonder that the a6300, and now the a6500, are also being used by pro´s.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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bleeboo: Got one, with the 18-105 power zoom, and it is a very good camera.

The only thing I find disappointing about it, is the IBIS in video mode.

Not too good, compared to the Olympus e-M1 MkII.

I suppose there's never going to be the perfect camera, but both the Oly and the Sony are small enough to carry in one bag, so I'll use the Sony for 100mps 120fps slow motion and stills, and the Oly for run and gun 4K video and the occasional still.

One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up.

"One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up."

At the dentist?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 19:30 UTC

It is great too see that there is a new option for non-subscription software for Windows that does not cost an arm and a leg. I will definitely try this one out.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 41st comment
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joe6pack: You can feel the suffering of the camera by looking at its blinking light.

Sometimes, it seems like objects do have a soul... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:08 UTC

This Apple guy talks a lot of BS.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 388th comment | 1 reply

This is typical of socialist/leftist governments. They want to observe you, but they don´t want you to observe anyone.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 23:07 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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JoeWall: For those who are impressed by the technical specs (in body 5 axis IS, 4k, 1080p120 etc.), beware!

Sony is first and foremost an electronics company interested in iterating products as quickly as possible, and as a result, none of its products are polished. e.g. lost of A7II / A7RII users have bricked cameras because the stabilization system is stuck.. which would never happen on a 5D or a D810. Color is poor, compared to the more organic looks of Fuji, Canon or Nikon. Buttons are mushy with no solid feel. The software esp the menus are very poor and it's like they were done by a software engineer and not designed by and for an actual photographer.

If you have lots of disposable income to get every year the next electronic gadget from Sony, then it's ok. However if you want to build a system with lenses that will last you for 10 or 20 years, look elsewhere.

I can not imagine that digital camera engineers and researchers have no interest for photography. Remember that Sony sensors are used in Nikon cameras and Apple iPhone cameras, just to mention a couple of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:50 UTC

Damn! I just bought a new a6300 last week...

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 227th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (101 comments in total)
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micpri248: i've been looking for an inexpensive action cam with a lcd on the back for settings and review. most of which i've checked out require a smartphone and i don't have one just a computer. any help would be appreciated! george

It all depends on what you mean with "inexpensive". I have got the GoPro Hero 4 Silver, which is "only" up to HD in resolution, but the quality is excellent. It comes with a touch LCD on the back (the Black version does not), and is cheaper than the Black version.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

What a BS idea....

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 58th comment
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anthony mazzeri: So does this printer cost $10, but then a quarter of a teaspoon of ink costs $29.95 each?

Considering it is one of the world's most valuable resources by weight - literally a few drops of ink is more expensive than a 44g barrel of oil - I'm surprised there hasn't been more investment into exploration and drilling for new ink wells.

This business model obviously worked brilliantly for them at the beginning but now is killing itself - the extortionate price of ink is why nobody buys or even scarcely uses an inkjet printer even if they do buy one any more unless they have no absolutely other choice.

Absolutely. I used to have many photo printers in the past. Not anymore. If I want one of my photos printed, I go for one of the online printing services available or to a print shop.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 22:21 UTC

For some strange reason, I still prefer the classical selfie stick. If this is bad enough, do it as they used to do in the old days: Ask someone to take the picture. By the way... the name "selfie" should be renamed as "selfish", because this what society has become today - selfish.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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m43er: That cat photo sold me...I want one.

A cat would probably be cheaper to get, but costlier on a long run.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

Not really true. An iPhone lacks IQ, and much more... A pro photographer knows about image exposure and - mostly important - image composition. But, if he is going to shoot the image on an iPhone it would be the same as running a Ford Escort in a F1 race - He will not win the race.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 23:41 UTC

Those cameras were made for people with more money than sense. Fortunately, sense seems to have won.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 8th comment
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