JensR

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Mechanical Engineer
Joined on Nov 23, 2003
About me:

Hi,

thanks for stopping by!
If you want to see what I'm up to, send me a message :)

My 'plan':
Talk Pentax into a digital Electro-Spotmatic! (This needs some work...)

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Older Signatures:

'LBA knows no bounds, and seeks no justification...' (Jim King, 2005)
http://www.jr-worldwi.de/photo/index.html - Photography, Tech and Geek stuff :}

'Why is everyone answering rhetorical questions?' (Me, 2005)

'Well, 'Zooming with your feet' is usually a stupid thing as zoom rings are designed for hands.' (Me, 2006)

'I only trust those photos I have faked myself.' (Me, 2007)
http://www.jensroesner.de/

--=! Condemning proprietary batteries since 1976 !=--

'I don't want them to believe me, I just want them to think.'
Marshall McLuhan

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The Squire: 8x10 slide has NO SUPPORT for 4k video.

When are the 8x10 slide vendors going to stop resting on their laurels, and actually try to keep up with Sony/Panasonic?

I think you are overly harsh, it has decent live view capabilities, so video must be the next step!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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Decooler: Clickbait incarnate. 1. As already noticed, the monitor is useless. 2. Nobody sane does stuff like this. 3. 10x8 inch film resolution is LOW. It is low because the optics are as limited as other lenses and so , though the snaps are sharp due to LACK of enlargement, their resolution is disappointing- and this aint Koachrome. I used to use it for studio work, and that what I noticed the most- the LACK of actual resolution. The quality was due to lack of grain, not increased resolution. Scanning also decreases resolution.....

Not sure what you mean - it has low resolution in lp/mm, very good resolution in lp/ph, which is what counts.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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SimenO1: Although ND can be replaced by multiple exposures, this filter will seriously reduce the wear on the shutter, memory card and battery life.

Just to be clear, I was only referring to stacking ND-filtered images: I try to achieve 30s per frame and stack enough images to get a few minutes combined exposure time.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22070130@N07/10139861345/

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
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Yves P.: Only 4 years too late

Someone should tell Maserati...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 23:54 UTC
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sknippen: If Canikon will go to full frame mirrorrless in the future will they do it with a new mount or use their current mount with their long flange distance?

Sony offers "electronic to mechanical" adapters for Minolta/Sony A-mount. It is possible. Such an adapter might just be feasible enough to facilitate people switching to Nikon FF mirrorless and just annoying enough that they will end up buying native mirrorless lenses just as it worked for Sony ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 23:53 UTC
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sibuzaru: it would be cool to have that feature on FF cameras, especially if the RAW APS-C mode had deeper buffer

They do? I am not aware of any FF camera that does not support APS-C crop even with FF lenses, but maybe I am missing a brand that forces automatic modes. The Pentax K-1 allows automatic selection as well as FF and APS-C overrides and a 24x24 square mode. The 24x24 is actually a 24x36 with crop meta-data, but the APS-C crop is a true APS-C and hence the buffer can cope with more pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: south park generation loves to up the ante
who can be the "bestest" (=worst) offender/vandalizer/disrespectful goon
to outdo the other

the generation of creators of that kind of attitude, came from antics of their own youth
but as grown adults, sought to outdo their "like-minded" peers

then soon after, they garnered a big following of younger generations, they soon prodded them to outdo them "one better" (=worse)

much like "jackass" generation that followed after
and the "youtubers" that create vandal-click-bait content

"south park generation" makes as much sense as "slave trade generation", "death camp generation" or "Vietnam War generation" - every generation has its good and bad sides. That you are familiar with the bad ones of the "young ones" tells us more about you than them.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 01:33 UTC
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JensR: No, this is not "Joel Meyerowitz on how smartphones killed the 'sexiness' of the street" The Guardian might have chosen this as a clickbaity headline, but it is misleading.
He spends one and a half sentences how "street" has changed and mentions that everybody is looking at their phones. And he doesn't actually say that phones killed the sexiness, whatever that would mean. The majority of the article explains his work and discusses his best-known images.
I know the author of stories usually have no say about the headline, so shame on you, Guardian editor. But well done, you got me to read it.

And of course street photography still exists and of course it has changed and sure phones are part of it, but so is everything else. If you want to make a more profound statement about the impact of phones on street photography, you need to do better than this article.

I hope it is clear that I'm criticising the article's headline editor, not the photographer and I am threatening neither.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: mcdonalds isnt the only large corp to do nothing , look to apple , the worlds leader in doning nothing everyand anywhere for anyone for anything that isnt geared at increasing its wealth

True, but if there is one thing worse than doing nothing, it is doing nothing and pretending you did ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 00:47 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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landscaper1: What? No comments? I guess DPR's comments and forums are populated by, at best, a bunch of indifferent males.

Kudos to Canon. Now, can we hear from Nikon and Sony?

Do you think we could reduce the number of women being raped?

Or the number of women murdered by their (ex) partners?

Do you think girls have higher hurdles to overcome to access careers in STEM fields than boys?

Do you think we could lower the number of male suicides?

Do you think we could make it easier for dads to spend more time with their young kids?

If you so much as answered "probably" at least once, then we still need feminism.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 00:35 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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landscaper1: What? No comments? I guess DPR's comments and forums are populated by, at best, a bunch of indifferent males.

Kudos to Canon. Now, can we hear from Nikon and Sony?

So you google the definition of sexism and then you still say the same, so combining them: "discrimination against women should always exist meaning: I dont want to live in an androgynous world"

So you don't understand the word "discrimination" now, is that what you are saying?

Edit: you now added a caveat to your use of sexism, great.

You understand that Feminism is not out to create a country of androgynes?

> Dont bother writing something too simple. Ive thought about this a fair bit. As i said, very willing to have something to consider though.

I am sure you think you thought about it, and you think you are open-minded, but from the little bit you've said so far, it seems that you have a rather 1930s understanding of feminism (voting and driving, amazing!) and sure, the demands from back then have mostly been solved, so surely it's all good now, right?! This is like looking at a 1950s camera and say because their issues have been solved we should stop developing new cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 00:33 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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landscaper1: What? No comments? I guess DPR's comments and forums are populated by, at best, a bunch of indifferent males.

Kudos to Canon. Now, can we hear from Nikon and Sony?

If you are "seriously" interested, google it. We are not your search engine. A comment such as "Sexism should always exist. We arnt the same." shows a complete misunderstanding of what sexism is, so maybe google that as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 23:42 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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landscaper1: What? No comments? I guess DPR's comments and forums are populated by, at best, a bunch of indifferent males.

Kudos to Canon. Now, can we hear from Nikon and Sony?

FWIW:

Sony has a policy of charitable giving
https://www.sony.com/en_us/SCA/social-responsibility/giving-guidelines.html

And Nikon has a list of their activities:
http://www.nikon.com/about/sustainability/index.htm

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 22:26 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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landscaper1: What? No comments? I guess DPR's comments and forums are populated by, at best, a bunch of indifferent males.

Kudos to Canon. Now, can we hear from Nikon and Sony?

^ Awesome, thanks for announcing that sexism finally is over. Let's pack up folks, our job is done here!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 22:21 UTC

No, this is not "Joel Meyerowitz on how smartphones killed the 'sexiness' of the street" The Guardian might have chosen this as a clickbaity headline, but it is misleading.
He spends one and a half sentences how "street" has changed and mentions that everybody is looking at their phones. And he doesn't actually say that phones killed the sexiness, whatever that would mean. The majority of the article explains his work and discusses his best-known images.
I know the author of stories usually have no say about the headline, so shame on you, Guardian editor. But well done, you got me to read it.

And of course street photography still exists and of course it has changed and sure phones are part of it, but so is everything else. If you want to make a more profound statement about the impact of phones on street photography, you need to do better than this article.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 22:02 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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obsolescence: I find it fascinating, the extent to which photographers try to simulate paintings -- myself included.

It's weird to make a generalised point in a page about a specific product.

In any case, I still don't agree with your point that photographers generally/often try to imitate paintings but I think we've made our positions clear, so there will be little sense in furthering this.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:48 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery updated (176 comments in total)
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JensR: What is the lightsaber-esque thing here:
https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/6769434587/sony-a7-iii-sample-photos/7299628954

Thanks Rishi, that's what I would have guessed if I had to, but I have never seen lens flare shape or intensity like that, I guess the type of lights they used together with reflections off the water on the floor?
(Not meant as a criticism of lens or sensor, I'm genuinely surprised.)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:29 UTC
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tedolf: 25mm is awfully short for a macro lens.

What is the working distance from the front element?

tEdolph

to further yslee's point, Olympus says on their website: "1.25x combined with the closest working distance of 14mm". I think you are confusing subject distance (subject to imaging plane) with working distance (subject to frontmost glass).

In their manual, Olympus calls "subject distance" "shooting range" which is hilarious, but anyway, they give it as " 0.095 m (3.7 in.) to infinite" but don't mention the working distance.

But the filter size is 46mm, which is close to the 45mm you mentioned. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:03 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery updated (176 comments in total)

What is the lightsaber-esque thing here:
https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/6769434587/sony-a7-iii-sample-photos/7299628954

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 15:39 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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obsolescence: I find it fascinating, the extent to which photographers try to simulate paintings -- myself included.

Not sure I get your point - you commented on a long exposure filter that photographers simulate paintings, implying that this would be a use or even a major use for this filter. But none of your photos I saw use this effect and you haven't shown us a painting either that shows the effect this filter gives to photos - and I am especially thinking of the common, less abstract, use of this filter.

As to your photos, I am not sure if you are trying to simulate a painting or create abstract worlds of colour and texture - which a painter might also do and it is a byproduct of that artistic intent that two different ways create similar results.

Good photos in any case.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
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