OlavM

Lives in Norway Aalesund, Norway
Joined on Feb 21, 2012
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40D - 70-300IS 4.0 - 5.6 15-85IS 3.5 - 5.6

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Congrats to Canon! No piece of C.-gear has ever let me down in the field, since the 80-ties.
As long as Canon keep giving us quality gear, I think there's no danger. 'Force will strike back' - soon. Mirrorless, news in the 50 mp range, better sensors etc.
My newest insight on Canon optics:
Check lens tests over at the-digital-picture dot com, several of the better Canon's are re-tested with the 5Ds R. That means testing w i t h o u t anti-alias filter, challenging the optics to serve 50 mpix! Example: My 'old' 300 f/4L IS, showing stunning results.
SO - these 'lens-tests' floating around on the net, are they tests of a lens's r e a l capabilities, or just a mere documentation of the lens used on different bodies???
I think several of Canon's lens designs are years ahead, now it is proved: Usable on the 50 megapixels monster, with (sometimes) stunning results.
Go Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 6th comment
In reply to:

GreatOceanSoftware: Please stop making spinning hard drives. Just stop.

Early 90ties, 'HDD soon dead' serious discussions, remember. Same time, at a kickoff, met some Seagate factory representatives touring Europe, 'leaking' 'secrets': Working on > Gigabyte 3,5" drives! WOW ! And told us:
'We've looked into the crystal ball, believe it or not:
We think approx. a 100 Gb is possible, 3,5" form factor, but beyond that it starts to get r e a l l y difficult.'
They left a stunned, but sceptic audience ...

Well, where i s the capacity limit, spinning devices?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
In reply to:

eric333: Why would anyone need more than 640K?

Just in case ...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
In reply to:

rev32: I remember 8K tape reel to real drive, punch cards, ticker tape and felt that was a lot...
It's amazing, wonderful and makes me feel old..

Studying programming: My first COBOL program punched and loaded (literally) into a card-reader, miracle happened: Only a few "warnings", and started executing, YES! -a few lines printed on a monstruous line-printer, drum type. Computer was DEC PDP-11.
Sized in kilobytes (just), the whole process still was a magic moment. Kind of joining "the big guys", COBOL programming u know...
Even our wildest 70ties nerdy dreams couldn't imagine! (like publishing this from my phone)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

Fine samples! (disagree with some comments, try to make it better!)
For Canon CROP format shooters: A nifty fifty (50 mm f1.8) new or used is reasonably priced. Add a M...e ring-type flash ($90 + shipping and shoot like a pro!), then some reasonably priced extension tubes - you're on, in the 1X-2X game!
Expect using manual focus lot of the time, when hitting: Rewarding! Using f16 +-, with some experimenting, getting darkish backgrounds in bright dayligth, or f18 for dark.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 20th comment

Just another market research, in new clothes?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 14th comment

Oooh, HOW proud we Norwegians are now ...
Well, Canon? Whatabout an Aalesund edition, in a series of ten? CNC for engraving, and a decent handpaint, production cost $20-$50? Psst, remember to add $2k to street price...! (at least)
As a Canon gearhead AND a local patriot, prone to buying, yepp!
Then, ( small towns of Norway's got theirs, yes), -there's Sweden...-hundreds of towns.
"Collectors items" , yeah, you bet! 😞
Then, the village edition ... enormous potential?
(personal edition - mankind is the limit!
Or maybe NOT?) πŸ˜ƒ

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 59th comment
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dennis tennis: Lies! Fake science. the socialist, liberal raw loving media have conspired to erase our noble JPEG heritage. Next thing, they'll demand that we erase all JPEGs images.

Psst! -there's a vacant position as photographic advisor at a place named WH. You are the right (!) man for lying(!) down the right(!) guidelines. But now, not next week, you'll never know... :)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)
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netscorer2: Canon is making the same mistake that doomed so many companies in this new era of digital innovations. Being a captive of it's own past success, it is afraid to cannibalize it's own carefully segmented market, so it is not adapting fast enough to the changing conditions. So it releases cameras that are fitting nicely in the artificial niches that never existed in the first place, but were forced on consumers with lack of other choices. Keep going like this, Canon, and you will lose everything. Look at Kodak, Polaroid, Blackberry, Nokia and countless other victims of their stagnant views. Few more releases like this and we can add Canon's name to the list.

This wrongful philosophy of 'protecting' the company's high-end products, their market niche, is were it really starts to go wrong, always, for once market-leading, innovative big companies. One example: Canon's reluctance to implement UHD video in their mid- /lowend models DSLRs ...

Like IBM tried to cannibalize itself ... (the 7 divisions' war ...)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
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Cameracist: Same battery is "great news for anyone considering a 6D Mark II as a second camera alongside an original 6D"
:-))))

Same battery can be used with 'a heap' of Canon DSLR's. Whining ....

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:20 UTC

What about Micro Focus Adjust? (80D only)
It is a deal-breaker, for ANYONE owning lens(es) capable of a shallow DOF, and at the same time having an issue with front- or back-focus. The percentage of lenses affected by this, is substantial. There is a reason WHY Canon has included MFAdj. on both enthusiast and pro models. I think 50D was the first in the enthusiast lineup, and ALL models since has MFA..

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dylthedog: Canon's next press release:
Today Canon announce the 78.5D, which sits between the 81.3333D and the T7.25i (called the 900005D some regions).

Canon says the sensor dynamic range has been extended by a whole percentage point, and can now output video at 3.9K.

The new Mirrorless camera from Canon, the M7, has an extra button but it doesn't do anything.

4k omitted due to a lack of processing power?
Hit by some weird "old s..t new wrapping" -syndrome?
(DIGIC7)
(just doing my best, digging really deep for some decent logic behind... -but hey, how come that other, less strong contenders manage to pull the 4k trick?)(just wonder...no trolling)
For quite some time now, I've been planning for a crop model replacing my trusty old 40D as my 'spare' /travel light cam. Wonder, when will a 4k "special edition" be offered, like waiting 'fornever'? πŸ˜ƒ

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:19 UTC

They're all just brand names ... except Sigma, the manufacturer making every Sigma-lens themselves?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 4th comment
On a photo in the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Samples sample gallery (16 comments in total)

Wow. Check original, outer half of frame. To me, this is nothing but superb.
(start saving ... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On photo 44 24mm-Rishi-02-F5.6 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (16 comments in total)

Wow. Check original, outer half of frame. To me, this is nothing but superb.
(start saving ... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On photo Sigma24mmF1.4_samples-13-F1.4 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Much better scene for edge/corner inspection. Thanks.

f1.4 still a bit disappointing at 100%, even 50% (especially if a crop is coming out of one of the corners). Jury is still out on full sizes images downsized to fill my NEC 26" monitor. I think there was something wrong with your metabones adapter for this series of images as there was light-colored vignetting in both lower corners that wasn't there before and there appears to be some decentering too - towards the top left.

As you allude to above, using the lens in its native mount may improve performance a lot.

Even if the adapter is misbehaving, by f5.6 the lens looks like it cleaned up its edge/corners pretty well regardless of image size.

Center frame @1.4 looks awesome as illustrated by the image of Rishi on the convention floor - don't know if that image was processed in or out of camera but looks great.

I think the word "disappointing" is utterly inappropriate, when commenting on such an awesome lens!
The quality of this piece of optics is just stunning!
To see a 24 MM lens perform like this at f 1.4 is simply amazing!
There has been NO removal of CA, yet its very difficult to find just traces of it, on a wideangle used at f1.4! And the micro-contrast straight out of cam can best be described as incredible!
Yes, the absolute extreme corners, esp. the upper left, is not pinsharp, that is so. But with all due respect Mr. Knepper, which 24 mm lens used at f1.4 on a FF in this world are you referring to as NOT disappointing in this respect? Examples, please ...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
On a photo in the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Initial Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Much better scene for edge/corner inspection. Thanks.

f1.4 still a bit disappointing at 100%, even 50% (especially if a crop is coming out of one of the corners). Jury is still out on full sizes images downsized to fill my NEC 26" monitor. I think there was something wrong with your metabones adapter for this series of images as there was light-colored vignetting in both lower corners that wasn't there before and there appears to be some decentering too - towards the top left.

As you allude to above, using the lens in its native mount may improve performance a lot.

Even if the adapter is misbehaving, by f5.6 the lens looks like it cleaned up its edge/corners pretty well regardless of image size.

Center frame @1.4 looks awesome as illustrated by the image of Rishi on the convention floor - don't know if that image was processed in or out of camera but looks great.

I think the word "disappointing" is utterly inappropriate, when commenting on such an awesome lens!
The quality of this piece of optics is just stunning!
To see a 24 MM lens perform like this at f 1.4 is simply amazing!
There has been NO removal of CA, yet its very difficult to find just traces of it, on a wideangle used at f1.4! And the micro-contrast straight out of cam can best be described as incredible!
Yes, the absolute extreme corners, esp. the upper left, is not pinsharp, that is so. But with all due respect Mr. Knepper, which 24 mm lens used at f1.4 on a FF in this world are you referring to as NOT disappointing in this respect? Examples, please ...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
On a photo in the Samsung NX1 Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

That 16-50mm seems to be something special!
Top notch optics!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo BETASAMPLE_ISO400_SAM_0685 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

That 16-50mm seems to be something special!
Top notch optics!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment
On article JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount (79 comments in total)

"... promising full native angle of view for different lens standards including Super 35, MFT, and Super 16 via its proprietary Variable Scan Mapping tech."

Please translate this mumbo-jumbo, someone?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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