solamnus

solamnus

Lives in Sweden Sweden
Has a website at http://www.evigbild.com/
Joined on Nov 7, 2010
About me:

A freelancer that loves the art of photography.

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Keep up the good work :) As others said, we need something to distract us in this mess and some day we are (hopefully most of us) coming back to some sort of ordinary day to day life again even if it has drastically changed in some ways.
Im home sick this week( with some type of virus, they stopped testing here a while ago) so basically just stay at home and wait it out) and feeling a little better i read forums and watch series pretty much. makes you at least for a while focus on something else, and even though "trivial" in some ways in comparisons to life and things going on around us, this hobby or passion of ours is something that means a lot to us on many levels too. So its great that in some ways things are business as usual:)
When something like this comes along( major catastrophes ) that affects us all, the one big positive that always seems to come out of it is the cooperation over boundaries and that color/age/sex/nationality does not matter any longer. So lets focus on that.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 14:53 UTC as 78th comment
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (495 comments in total)

Not that it matters that much in the big scheme of things, but i find myself in good spot for what i have right now, and not needing any upgrade etc. Im still using my DSLRs and really don't like the new rout that Nikon has taken with the mirrorless system.
I know thats my loss, but i think they are ugly and do not inspire me at all, also i have no desire to use that adapter to be able to use my preferred older lenses. Im guessing there must be many others out there collecting lenses and getting a DSLR they really like that was hoping maybe for an upgrade to that sometime down the line, but i guess that might be the end of the line instead. So either change system completely or "give" in to something you feel is not as desirable which is a shame.
Now i just wish for my existing gear to last a long while...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 19:02 UTC as 16th comment
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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Niko Todd: The power of human belief to imbue a material object with magical properties, is a power misplaced and misused.
Repeat a lie long enough, and people will eventually believe it to be true: Canon colors, Arri colors, Leica, the abominable snowman, Atlantis, alien abduction... voting makes difference :)

Yes i can relate to what you write as well:) I still have my Nikon gear, but i found the cameras i liked there as well for my professional work and stayed with the D4 and Df, the D4 being used least of my cameras. The Df also like Leica being scorned by some and loved by some but for me its a perfect fit being smaller than all other DSLRS as well as having the perfect sensor for portraiture and the 16 mp is also very much to my liking as i rather have a quick workflow than the other "benefits" like cropping and larger printing( i never print that large anyhow.
So as you say all those "upgrades" are not nescesarry upgrades for many people in those new cameras. Especially coming from older cameras and shooting film you are used to a process already and IBIS etc as you say are all just crutches that makes you leave your skills behind and rely on technology instead. its not making us better photographers in the end. Too many settings nowadays to worry about.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 09:25 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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Niko Todd: The power of human belief to imbue a material object with magical properties, is a power misplaced and misused.
Repeat a lie long enough, and people will eventually believe it to be true: Canon colors, Arri colors, Leica, the abominable snowman, Atlantis, alien abduction... voting makes difference :)

The funny and i guess understandable thing is that this "lie" usually only exist among people that have not used a Leica for a while. With people that have actually used and worked with one its a known fact that they are great and they usually love using them. And that they could not be happier( in my experience and after reading comments from users for a long while). Sure i guess most of us that have actually tried and owned one would have loved paying less money for it. And the myth or lie you speak of could be said for all brands and new cameras when it comes to that "perfect" camera everyone continue to chase and upgrade to. People believe its the new greatest camera( even though they have a perfectly fine camera and should be out taking pictures with that instead of searching for a new) and that they have to get it believing in all the hype. Its not as pricey as a Leica, but then people also usually upgrade instead like 5 times in the span of one Leica( i know from experience! )

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 07:47 UTC
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steelhead3: Is this still a plastic body like the 750 or is metal as in the z6?

If its actually a bit more "pro" body than what the 750 was i might be interested in one down the line to replace oen of my older D4 or Df bodies or as a backup. The D750 never appealed to me mostly because of how it felt. Seemed like a decentt camera otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 22:11 UTC
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UllerellU: I joined Flickr in February of this year and I'm already bored, not because of the problems, I just thought that Flickr was a social network dedicated to photography, when it's just another social network, with all the tricks and "bad arts" of any social network, in which the photographic quality is not valued and the explore is flooded with fltographies of lunches without any interest, while I see works of art without any attention, in addition if I see again a photograph of wanaka tree or the walk of Red wooden poles (I do not remember the name) of Tokyo, I'm going to cut my veins. Did you have any photographic network dedicated to quality? I do not see that Flickr is better than Instagram ...

Thank you Robb, will check it out:)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 23:05 UTC
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UllerellU: I joined Flickr in February of this year and I'm already bored, not because of the problems, I just thought that Flickr was a social network dedicated to photography, when it's just another social network, with all the tricks and "bad arts" of any social network, in which the photographic quality is not valued and the explore is flooded with fltographies of lunches without any interest, while I see works of art without any attention, in addition if I see again a photograph of wanaka tree or the walk of Red wooden poles (I do not remember the name) of Tokyo, I'm going to cut my veins. Did you have any photographic network dedicated to quality? I do not see that Flickr is better than Instagram ...

I have to agree with this statement. I have been trying to find a good community ever since our "local" website for sharing knowledge and photos in Sweden has gone less active the recent years, I found Flickr a couple of years back and while i have a lot of photos on there i was pretty disappointed in the community and discussion part of Flickr. it seems almost non existent at least in the groups i am in which are pretty big.
Maybe a bigger web community for photo discussion and sharing does not exist as it did in the beginning, maybe too many sites out there and other things too interesting to make people wanting to stay in one spot. Not sure.
At least we have DPreview for the discussion part ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
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Humberto Silva: First comment! It would be really nice if the AF gets up to or better than A7 III or A6400 level.

Perfect, an already great camera gets even better. Nothing to complain about. If you know what you buy when you buy it in the beginning and then complain when they add extra or new features , thinking that it was not a finished product to begin with, it seems you did not really know what you bought at first after all.
Im still with Nikon as well as Fuji and they compliment each other in a great way. Sure it would be sweet if Nikon also handed out extra stuff with their FW updates. But i have not much to complain about at all on any of those cameras i have, so instead i can look forward to that on the X-T3.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2019 at 11:35 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (132 comments in total)

Still have and use mine and actually came full circle after selling both the D810 and the D4 and then getting back to my Df and the D700, maybe the D850 will make me sell or not use the D700 in the end, we will see :)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 49th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (891 comments in total)

Nice review:) I bought this after much consideration and after deciding on either the Fuji or a Leica Q i choose the X100F in the end. I had it now for like 3 weeks and i like it a lot. In the past i was not keen on getting a X100 at all, thought it would be too limited with the fixed lens. Also it would not be my preferred choice of lens either i thought.
After shooting Nikon and canon and also other Fuji cameras with all kinds of lenses and sizes i finally thought it would be a nice addition for me and something that might inspire me yet again in a way i had missed for a while.
The "relief" of not having to change lenses and just have that field of view is such a liberation to be honest. Coupled with the IQ and the easy handling and the look of the images you get out of this little beauty. Well it certainly makes me want to take it outside and take pictures and in the end that is everything i hoped and wished for.
Very satisfied. Sure i would have loved to have been able to pay less!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

I own 2 Ona bags, the Prince street cognac colored and the canvas one to endure worse weather. They are my favorite walk around camera bags out of all my bags. The Cognac leather one is a tad heavy but the style is gorgeous and it feels very well made. Its as close to a greta looking ordinary bag with style and still being able to carry like a X-t1 and a few lenses or my Df with a few lenses and go town.
If i want to take more stuff or my D4 i grab my thinktank or some other more "professional" bag with my pockets etc.
Still i can really recommend these bags if you find you think you like them.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 14th comment

I am not that experienced in using these but i actually own the Rouge kit with gels etc for your flash and i find that one and also some other grids etc to be quite handy and a nice creative addition to your portable kit. Have not used the flashbenders a lot though. But if i was going to do something "professional" i would never bring that anyhow, i think its mostly as a last resort when you have no room and is on the fly taking pictures like on an event etc. I watched a creative live course with Lindsey adler and Eric speaking highly of those and have used it a lot in their work and saved them many times ( allegedly!). But i also think their recommendation is as a last resort to bring in your backpocket on events or weddings etc were maybe you cannot bounce your flash and need to take like a quick portrait on someones face.
But someone with their own experience of them can give a better answer if they feel it really works than me :)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:27 UTC as 5th comment
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solamnus: Just bought the first generation of Odin , two receivers and a tranmitter, will these be compatible with the new ones? Anybody knows?

Cheers :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:38 UTC

Just bought the first generation of Odin , two receivers and a tranmitter, will these be compatible with the new ones? Anybody knows?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

I actually like it quite a bit. It gives you a lot of creative freedom as an addition to PS and LR. I DL the new version for free since i have been using the other version for a while and so far it looks great. Any tool that will help you think outside the box and another tool to be creative with is great in my opinion.
/Martin.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 14th comment
On article Behind the camera: Beauty photographer Lindsay Adler (29 comments in total)
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solamnus: Been part of her Creative live series for a while and it has been great.
She teaches in a very good way and has a great personality. I actually have not seen much of her work besides what she has shown on the creative live class, but for me her way of teaching is the important thing, that is rare.
Great work Lindsay:)
/Martin.

No, thank you ;) And thank you for replying( hope it is you haha and not that assistant of yours J/K), Thus far i have watched the posing 101, 10 poses, lighting on location, dealing with crappy light. And probably going for the lighting 101. If you would have another speedlight course for locations again in different kinds of scenarios like the one you had just more with only speedlights, id watch that too in a heartbeat. I was torn on getting another Trigger for my speedlights and you inspired me to get the Odin system. Really liked that part of the class!
So thanks again.
/Martin.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
On article Behind the camera: Beauty photographer Lindsay Adler (29 comments in total)

Been part of her Creative live series for a while and it has been great.
She teaches in a very good way and has a great personality. I actually have not seen much of her work besides what she has shown on the creative live class, but for me her way of teaching is the important thing, that is rare.
Great work Lindsay:)
/Martin.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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