Julian

Lives in Sweden Uppsala, Sweden
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://siarl.zenfolio.com/
Joined on Jul 26, 2003

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I have back ache from carrying my 50 1.4 Art around - and now its gonna double up!
Still have to say its worth it with the 50.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 07:40 UTC as 65th comment
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

This must have taken a hell of a lot of time and effort to put together, really impressive!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:37 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

The removable grips are a really good idea, as potentially is the inbuilt stabilisation (provided it can be switched off when needed). Always good to see a camera company trying to innovate.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies

A colleague of mine has a Leica - think it must be the M9, he brought it around and I took a shot or 2 and really liked it. One thing he said that really put me off (outside of the price tag) is that you need to send the camera back to Leicas factory every 2 years or so for a focus mechanism retuning, otherwise the rangefinder focus system is not accurate. Is this still the case with the M10? (it sounds like the focus mechanism is very similar to previous incarnations..)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
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zzzxtreme: is it too late for a 37-yo beginner to learn to develop own film ?

I seem to recall kodachrome is not something you can develop easily at home...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)
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Julian: Does this mean we should stop calling Hasselblad Swedish?

Yes I think I agree for Hasselblad's case, a bit less so for Volvo though.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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mandm: Remember the Microsoft's 30" to 46" coffee table computer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRU3NemA95k

Was just wondering how coffee proof this will turn out to be...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

Does this mean we should stop calling Hasselblad Swedish?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:33 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones (63 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: 1inch sensor, 4K 60p, leaf shutter, 5-direction obstacle avoidance. All my dreams come true

..... just several months AFTER I bought Phantom 4 AND a Mavic Pro... and I was affirmative I bought the best drones on the market back then.

Oh well, DJI's pace is too fast :(

Sure I understand (must be a bit gutting), but looking at it again in 6 months time and you'll just think what the hell and get on with the kit you have.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones (63 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: 1inch sensor, 4K 60p, leaf shutter, 5-direction obstacle avoidance. All my dreams come true

..... just several months AFTER I bought Phantom 4 AND a Mavic Pro... and I was affirmative I bought the best drones on the market back then.

Oh well, DJI's pace is too fast :(

It really shouldn't matter that much, I'm still shooting still with my Nikion D3, and its still capturing great images, despite the fact that theres a D5 on the market. Don't get drawn into the must upgrade trap, just get the best from the kit you have.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 07:12 UTC
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Julian: In Sweden we have a law that means that you cannot have a CCTV camera out in public for security reasons without signs clearly indicating this, or without getting consent, and the court in this case appears to have decided that a drone is equivalent to a fixed CCTV, which is truly bizzarre.
The permit isnt just any old permit, it must mean that you have permission from the individuals you will film to film them... Welcome to Sweden!

I've been living in Sweden for 15 years, I'm a registered Swedish/British citizen and I'm pretty fluent in the language thanks :) My comments were based on the information in the following article, and on my knowledge of Swedish laws regarding CCTV (apologies as its in Swedish, but google translate can help there):
http://www.kamerabild.se/nyheter/foto/fotografer/3000-jobb-i-fara-efter-dr-narf-rbudet

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:20 UTC

In Sweden we have a law that means that you cannot have a CCTV camera out in public for security reasons without signs clearly indicating this, or without getting consent, and the court in this case appears to have decided that a drone is equivalent to a fixed CCTV, which is truly bizzarre.
The permit isnt just any old permit, it must mean that you have permission from the individuals you will film to film them... Welcome to Sweden!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 06:22 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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flashcactus: For those who might automatically rate the Hasselblad over the Fujifilm, it's important to remember that Fuji have had more serious and useful camera innovations, especially in the days of film, than Hasselblad's paltry record of rejigging their old leaf-shutter dependent box- a bit like the Porsche 911, having inbuilt limitations. Fuji : GX 680, brilliant. Best studio camera ever, conceptually. All the MF roll-film rangefinder variations, the Fuji/Hasselblad X-pan. This new MF mirrorless leapfrogs the opposition in the traditional Fuji way. Their way. Can't wait to try one.

but you won't find a Fujifilm on the surface of the moon any time soon...

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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Bruno E: The gear used and the year it was released

2x Canon 5D Mark III 2012
Nikon 3DS 2009
Canon 500D 2009
Nikon D800 2012
Canon 5D 2005
Nikon D300 2007
Canon 5DS R 2015
Canon 1200D 2014
Nikon D90 2008

Nicely shows what Scott Bourne is always saying in his podcasts, every camera from recent years can take great pictures, so learn how to really use the camera and not jump from camera to camera without ever mastering one of them.

Just goes to show the problem the manufacturers have got these days, you don't really need to upgrade, when you can get these kind of results from a 5 yr+ old body.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 06:15 UTC

awesome photography

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 12th comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: Very impressive but what will be the price..........

Expensive, this one is for server rooms only... $10000 for Samsungs 15TB SSD so a few multiples more...
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/8/1/12342696/samsung-pm1633a-ssd-15tb-storage-drive-specs-price

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)

So I think the message is: More lenses designed like this please Nikon!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Getty need to take some time out to write a code of Ethics, and to enforce it.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:50 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (382 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: For the D500, the best choice is Sigma lenses. They may not quite match the best full frame Nikon lenses, and they weigh nearly the same, but they are less expensive and Nikon doesn't really have top-tier APS-C lenses.

For the D750 there options. The Nikon options are pricey. However Tamron has a great range of zooms for a moderate price and Sigma a great range of full-frame primes.

One note, you can blow up or shoot in DX mode on a D750 or D810. On the D810 that virtually eliminates the crop sensor reach advantage.

You won't get the same buffer for sports/wildlife though on a D810 shooting at 36MP. As long as you can live with that. I find my D800 quite ok for sports photography, but then again I don't shoot long bursts, so it depends on how you shoot.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (382 comments in total)
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MHT: I've been trying to decide between the D750 and D500 for months. I shoot primarily landscapes but also everything else at times and I can only justify one (expensive) body.
I've been leaning towards the D750 but didn't anyone else find this a bit disturbing:
"...the D500 provides an electronic first curtain shutter option, which allows landscape photographers to ensure vibration-free images – something that can be a challenge with the D750."
Is the "challenge" met by the firmware update, turning off VR when tripod mounted, locking up the mirror, or something else?? The last two are my common operating practice but a statement like that certainly deserves more of an explanation! I get why the D500 may have an advantage but wouldn't this "issue" affect portraits and pretty much anything other than moving targets? If I buy the D750, how do I go about meeting this "challenge" I wonder?

As deliverator posted above, with my D800 I always use mirror lockup and a tripod when taking landscapes, and then vibration can be totally managed.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:21 UTC
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