TorsteinH

TorsteinH

Lives in Norway Asker, Norway
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Joined on Jul 10, 2008

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On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

After my Kodak Instamatic, I got hold of a lightly used Canon Ftb in teenage days. It was a wonderful camera to learn about photo and exposure specially. All manual control and you actually had to close down to your set f/stop to measure light / exposure.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 280th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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aliasfox: Wouldn't the E-M5 ii be a competitor? Nearly the same price, good stabilization and adequate 1080p, similar shape. Oly has the native lens lineup, generally smaller kit size,and weathersealing, Canon has the name recognition, dual pixel AF, and adaptable SLR lenses. Sensors on both cameras are best described as 'adequate.'

Not enough lens options to get me to jump ship, but definitely an interesting option for someone new to ILCs, or someone looking to upgrade from a Canon SL1 or Rebel - thought he price is a bit steep for Rebel owners. Maybe Canon will throw in a free EOS adapter later in the product cycle.

In real life, that is if you ever produce photos on paper, 24mp or 16 mp do not make a big difference. The extra mpx can sure be fine for cropping though.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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winparkman: It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

If you Group your layers you can nest them as you like in PSP x8

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:09 UTC

I have tried Aftershot PRO2 and would have stayed with it, but the support for new cameras are slow or not existing at all.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 08:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies

Why did Nikon include the basically unusable high ISO settings?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 82nd comment | 8 replies

Equvivalent Aperture must me the most stupid concept I ever saw. Exposure are the same at the same f/stop for whatever format. I do understand that you are talking about total light collected, but that take for granted that the sensors are equvivlaently effective. (And often the smaler the more effective.)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies

I got After Shot 2 Pro for free with my purchase of PSP 8. If I can get close to the same results, LR 6 may soon be history for me...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 08:51 UTC as 13th comment
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TorsteinH: That BSI sensor would be nice in a new Olympus EM1 II ...

An existing camera! :-) And a better sensor than in the current EM-1 and still a great selection of great lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 13:03 UTC

That BSI sensor would be nice in a new Olympus EM1 II ...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 12:55 UTC as 99th comment | 5 replies
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Laszlo13: Strange that there are different interpretations of the images. To me - detail and tonal range seems improved at base ISO (200) over EM5-II. It falls somewhere between the EM5-II and A6000. Both RAW and JPEG. At higher ISOs, i.e. 1600, the GX8 does show more color noise than the E-M5II, slightly, but with still greater detail. I always find Fuji to lack detail, both RAW and JPEG, in every single comparison, including this one. Yes it's got clean images, up the ISO scale, but show less detail and tonal range.

Anyway, to me, the sensor while improved is not a huge improvement at base ISO, and minimal at high ISO (if any).

Strange that Fuji dont even manage in camera JPGs with more detail as far as I can see.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 13:28 UTC
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Laszlo13: Strange that there are different interpretations of the images. To me - detail and tonal range seems improved at base ISO (200) over EM5-II. It falls somewhere between the EM5-II and A6000. Both RAW and JPEG. At higher ISOs, i.e. 1600, the GX8 does show more color noise than the E-M5II, slightly, but with still greater detail. I always find Fuji to lack detail, both RAW and JPEG, in every single comparison, including this one. Yes it's got clean images, up the ISO scale, but show less detail and tonal range.

Anyway, to me, the sensor while improved is not a huge improvement at base ISO, and minimal at high ISO (if any).

Nope, you got it the wrong way!
The demosaicing of Fujis sensor becasue og the pixel pattern is like adding quite a bit of chroma noice reduction to normal sensor. To me it's often easy to spot a Fuji photo with its unatural plastic look.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
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Laszlo13: Strange that there are different interpretations of the images. To me - detail and tonal range seems improved at base ISO (200) over EM5-II. It falls somewhere between the EM5-II and A6000. Both RAW and JPEG. At higher ISOs, i.e. 1600, the GX8 does show more color noise than the E-M5II, slightly, but with still greater detail. I always find Fuji to lack detail, both RAW and JPEG, in every single comparison, including this one. Yes it's got clean images, up the ISO scale, but show less detail and tonal range.

Anyway, to me, the sensor while improved is not a huge improvement at base ISO, and minimal at high ISO (if any).

Fuji lose detail because of their unique sensor

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
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PhotoKhan: First off all, a big thanks to LensRental and DPR for making and publicizing this.

LensRental is probably one of the few outfits out there that, by its own nature, have the ability to test extensive series of a same lens but it is a blessing to us all that they actually opt to engage in things like this. They are certainly becoming a reference.

Secondly, from a Canon user's perspective, this confirms what I've been noticing.

Not only has Canon turned into a manufacturer that simply "does not know" how to make less than stellar optics nowadays but they seem to also have taken their market's pulse and have now cracked QA in lenses, the less than optimal standard of which had historically led to problems in older offers.

The 24-105 f/4 L IS was the last Canon lens I remember having to "sample pick" from and this seems to show why.

Thank you, both LR and DPR, for the very informative piece.

According to the test Canon indeed know how to make lenses: " But we did see that new Canon lenses seem to be doing much better. When you sort the table above, it's clear that there are several new Canon designs at the top of the consistency scores."

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
On photo 25_ISO1600_P1000151 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)

Impressive, fine sharpnes and fine relaxed bokeh

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (12 comments in total)

Impressive, fine sharpnes and fine relaxed bokeh

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

Great and interesting color documentation of a time log gone!

Taking old slides into this century can be a long and hard process. I have worked through my 30 + + years old slides with a relatively modern slides scanner, and the result was just OK. Technically I wonder, is it not simpler to just project them on a screen and simply take a picture with your D800 or whatever modern digital camera you prefer?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-E2 Review (312 comments in total)
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TorsteinH: Strange, but to me the files, both RAW and JPG looks like they have a heavy noise reduction done. Faces looks like they are made of plastic! The loss of detail is obvious compared to Nikon 7100 or Olympus OMD E-M5. (Just select RAW and compare the files here at DPR) So how this camera can get a high score for image quality is hard to understand.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1118191/3

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2 Review (312 comments in total)
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TorsteinH: Strange, but to me the files, both RAW and JPG looks like they have a heavy noise reduction done. Faces looks like they are made of plastic! The loss of detail is obvious compared to Nikon 7100 or Olympus OMD E-M5. (Just select RAW and compare the files here at DPR) So how this camera can get a high score for image quality is hard to understand.

I am quite sure this has more to do with the x-trans technology than RAW developer.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2 Review (312 comments in total)

Strange, but to me the files, both RAW and JPG looks like they have a heavy noise reduction done. Faces looks like they are made of plastic! The loss of detail is obvious compared to Nikon 7100 or Olympus OMD E-M5. (Just select RAW and compare the files here at DPR) So how this camera can get a high score for image quality is hard to understand.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
On Challenge:8749 (2 comments in total)

I'm sure this contest could have had thousands of entries, we have all made that sunset shot....

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:21 UTC as 2nd comment
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