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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Re. 1.st photo, EXIF: F4.5 1/800sec ISO 80

In my books, that EXIF means SO much available light. And this is Svalbard early spring-time? Hm.
Somehow, it doesn't look like either. Strange.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

My guesstimate: Only if or when the industry can come up with some type of disruptive technology, i.e. like 20 stops of DR in not too a large sensor, or quite high ISO's absolutely free of noise, only then will 'good ol' days' possibly be back, in the sales figures. Then, writing:
'Hopefully this is just a blip' !?? Serms to miss a bit of understanding: What's going on with market, history of development etc.. Yes, supply and demand... -and good and less good times. As an example, my old 5D mk ii (2012) and much newer 7d2, some decent glass etc., serves my amateur photographic needs more than well enough. Of course, more bells & wh.ls. could always do, but no need!
(even up here in winter wonderland...)
The industry has matured, the digital revolution has been, some 'Darwin' times ahead? Hope not!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 13:02 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' (326 comments in total)
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Nikolay Mons 2016: Let me guess... the majority of the comments will be related to the (high) weight of the lens ... :-) .

Please reveal - how you came up with that one... was it the weight of the subject?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 04:01 UTC

Sensor size M E T R I C
(do you read, DPR?)

Europe is M E T R I C , remember?
(-with one exception: England. They've been on the move to metric for some years now. US is rumored coming after, or am I misinformed on that one? What says the Don ...)

Yes, the users of metric units out there adds up to more than a billion (probably billions). Amongst these, a number as large as millions may be more or less frequent readers of DPR! Wow!
Huh, not aware, you say?
(sorry, don't believe for a second)
Anyway, the lack of M E T R I C S used for sensor sizes, is disrespectful, all the time this has been on heavy demand, for QUITE a number of years now! In fact, the lack of M E T R I C S is a tiny bit disgraceful against the intellect of these millions of readers. This for Your information.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:01 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Observing this from Norway, Europe, a thought comes to one's mind: Can this 'initiative' possibly have its origin in a certain mind in a certain house in a certain capital?
Thinking of a certain nations intelligence services, having this strange habit of tapping the phones of European heads of state?
And the expression 'big charade, the biggest' also comes to ones mind ... and: 'The age of lying'.
Disgraceful.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:25 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I do think, the IQ is already (almost) maxed out, for this well-known, particular sensor size...we do need really larger sensors, inside the smartphones. Imagine, just with an 1/1.6" or 1/1.7" compared to the usual 1/2.6 to 1/2.3" sensors, IQ would be really better - personally, i'd love to see 2 sensors of this kind with 12 MP, or even better - 1" sensors..but that won't fit as double sensor setup into such small device like smartphones....the pictures look ok when they're small here, but when you DL the JPEGs, and look at them at 100%, they do show the usual image quality, from these very small sensors...and therefore, i do still prefer low MP count APS-C sensors at least....ok, one can't compare a smartphone with a DSLR, but i do want the DSLR/mirrorless IQ inside a smartphone...Panasonic showed with the DMC-CM1 back into 2014, that it *is* possible, 1" 20 MP Sensor, 28 2.8 Leica Lens....but no dual lens/sensor setup,of course.. ;-)

Wish a great Sunday!
Marc

Metric please! (aka logic vs. irrational) presented size of imaging sensors.
The rest of the world is going metric, has been doing so for the past century, with a few exceptions, metric is on a steady expansion ... you're more than welcome to join.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:48 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Photato: There is only one thing I wish DPR do in 2018.
For heavens sake! standardize Sensor Size as the Diagonal in millimeters.
One number, great implications !

Go metric! Strongly supported.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 09:19 UTC

To me, Apple's explanation for slowing down older iPhones is simply embarrassing. Due to the fact, Apple n e v e r told a n y customer about it, neither before nor after time of purchase.
Then, Apple arguing they're taking care of customers needs, values, is as hollow and false as as it gets!
Will be really interesting to see, if the American system of justice, will judge the s a m e way, towards an American company, as it did towards a certain European car-maker fooling their customers...?
Wonder if.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 19:13 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

In Norway, where I live, revealing the suspects names (they're not convicted yet?) this way, is totally unacceptable practice, and forbidden by law. 'Innocent until convicted in court'.
Really strange to read the suspects names. Not the type of reading I'm expecting to find here. Think there are a number of countries having approximately the same practice in this field, as in Norway. Then, as a publicist reaching out worldwide, I think DPR better take a closer look ... -or share some opinions on this, at least?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Cool!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 03:49 UTC as 12th comment

People do THAT many things for a living, like downhill skiing, an activity known to be a real hazard for one's life or health. Downhill skiing is on the Winter Olympic Games programme, and the skiers are heroes of sports. A large celebrity factor at the Kitzbühl downhill etc.. Still, the skiers do this for money, they're professionals. Remove the media and the attention from this sport, and it disappears soon ... see?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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Gary Zuercher: The composition could be improved by not centering the subject matter and by not putting the horizon line in the center of the frame. The foreground is mostly uninteresting, but the sky is very nice, thus adding more of the astronomy might improve the composition.

Please, make it better, and show us. Or don't be that critical, negative, to a fantastic photo! A centered composition sometimes works. To me, it really does in this picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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Veselin Gramatikov: 4/3 are no sense for stills front of current cheaper and better FF/APS-C bodies.
Sorry :)

Veselin: Compare the G9 with a Canon 7d mk II. The Pana is simply producing the better jpegs, all ISO's up to 6400. From there, things get rather ugly anyway :)
Maybe the Fuji is a fraction of a hair better? I'm not shure.
The G9 is IMPRESSIVE.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)

I'm a happy camper with my 1 year old 7D2, but now:
Seems a m43 (the G9) is outresolving a cropp'er (7D2). Is that a first ?
Next shock came up, when comparing ISO's up to 6400: The G9 is better !!!!
(from 3200, besting my trusty old 5D2? a FF?? oouch!)
When paired with some top optics, Pana seemingly has come up with
'the real thing' here?
(my 1. digicam was a Pana FZ10, then only Canons)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (243 comments in total)
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PerL: -10 degrees Celsius? Nothing for the Nordic countries then.

Hi, Per, fellow scandinavian: My mix of old & newer Canons (40d 5d2 7d2) have all been 'abused' with a few minus Centigrades every year. Not for days, but an hour or two in -2 to -5 is survivable, absolutely! (colder than that, I've chickened out, anyone not?)
Assuming Panasonic being just as conservative setting limits for use, real-world is talking -12 to -15Cish, which isn't bad at all. Pretty usable, at least in coastal regions that ? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 23:50 UTC

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 10th comment
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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
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eric333: Why would anyone need more than 640K?

Just in case ...

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