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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It's great to finally see a PC maker that understands the needs of the end user. A few years ago I bought a top specced Lenovo yoga s1 - and the screen was dreadful, ghosting, and nowhere near Adobe RGB gamut. The build quality was also dreadful, and all for the price of quite a bit more than what HP are quoting here. So I'm quite looking forward to this model as HP also understands that a laptop needs to be fully repairable, Microsoft likes to glue their's together I have noticed...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Its pretty easy to knock something similar together as a Raspberry PI project / Arduino and a few lines of script for a fraction of the cost, exactly what is the AI angle here? Maybe that is what sets this apart - but not clear on how.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:34 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Docno: Wow, now we've reached a score of 98. Approaching singularity. After the next couple of DSLR-conquering flagships come out, we'll hit 100 and it will be Armageddon for the traditional camera industry. Time to pack our bags and get ready for that ride into the sunset....

in my mind its 10000000

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 06:14 UTC
On article 6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2 (79 comments in total)

I'd personally like to see it on sale in Sweden... not happened yet with other google hardware.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 06:16 UTC as 5th comment
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jorepuusa: have them look into, not out of, the frame.
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That depends what one wants to show. Negative or positive.
Sadness is looking outside and to the left - close to the frame`s end. Happiness is looking inside and to the upper right corner. Maybe it is hard for americans to think that negative feelings may be photographed too :-)

yep - as with all composition rules, they only go so far, the real secret is learning/knowing when to break them.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 08:45 UTC
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Azathothh: But can it run Lightroom?

I reckon it can probably emulate several Apple Macs running final cut pro.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1996 comments in total)
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nathantw: So basically it's like the 105mm f/1.4E. If you own an 85mm f/1.4G then you really don't need to buy the lens unless you really want it. With the D850 if you already own a D810 then you really don't need the D850 unless you really want one (or need the features like 4k video).

or the articulated screen (useful for event photography), or the quiet shutter mode improvements, or the extra focus points or the extra FPS. This new body is a major step forward I think - much more so that the D810 was over the D800, and with the additional resolution, and similar ISO performance to the D810, this is almost enough for me to put my current D800 onto the second hand market (before its in the shops where I live (Sweden).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1996 comments in total)
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Zerixos: I can't get my head around the weight complains, you guys don't own professional gear. You want your camera body to compensate for the heavy lenses to improve shooting comfort. I love mirrorless and use them with small lenses all the time, but not for professional work.
Anyway, I think this camera sets a new line for what pro cameras should offer, and knowing its mrp this is set to be the best choice under the flagship market if your into slightly heavier camera's. This will be my next upgrade for sure!

I walked into work today with my D3 and complement of lenses, and I can definitely understand the weight complaint, or at least my spine seems to...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:27 UTC

Fascinating article, would be good to see some modern manufacturers take a fresh look at this design.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 12th comment
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This is similar to the lever mechanisms used in the optical viewfinder shutter curtains of the film camera heydays, mostly in Nikon interchangeable viewfinders. They were painted in red and had a lever knob on the side of the eyepiece. The viewfinder curtains kept the light entering the eyepiece from striking the light meter and displaying a false reading.

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Pro Nikon bodies still have these viewfinder shutters, got one on my D800 and D3. It supposedly stops light leaking in from the viewfinder during night shots, personally speaking I have never noticed this problem with the curtain open and shooting long exposures of the night sky.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 06:55 UTC

With the latest VR now you are not stuck in a scene in any was, and it is more Oculus Rift and Sony VR to the rescue (which whilst OR was a Facebook acquisition, really Facebook cannot take the full credit for this).

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 10:45 UTC as 13th comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)

Personally I wait until there is a MAJOR advancement in technology and the possibilities that this tech enables. So for me my first digital was the Nikon D100, and I grudgingly bought that with the thought that I would never buy a DX lens (still not done that), as what I really wanted was a full frame body. So when the D3 came out, I had one pre-ordered, and then I later moved to the D800 - more for the dynamic range possibilities than the resolution, although to be honest it was a bit of both. Each of these cameras in their own way was a fairly major revolution at the time they were released.
I would only buy an incremental upgrade if my current camera ceased functioning.
What I'm looking for in my next camera, would be one that includes a version of lightroom running on board in the camera, so that I can postprocess and synch my images to the cloud reliably that or maybe a small mirrorless FX body. Think I have a few years to wait on that one though by the look of it.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (287 comments in total)
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ste1: Usability? I wonder how good/bad ist really is with those top-notch models. I've got a D750 in 2015, my first full-frame camera, and I am still shocked about how inconsistent the menus and settings work. Just one example is that a “green reset” will set your camera to mediocre image quality. Another aspect that annoys me is the insufficient manual, which in places talks to you like an idiot (aim, then shoot), but is quite poor about more difficult questions (how to best manage settings).

Some time ago I've compiled a review(ish) article [1] about the things that annoy me most. In case anyone wanted to compare this with the usability of the professional models I'd really be interested in your opinion!

[1] http://stefan-klinger.de/reviews/Nikon_D750/

Thom really knows his stuff, my only critique would be that his guides are not for beginners.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 07:37 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (287 comments in total)

Still got my D3 and still using it too since my main body developed a fault and is in for repair. The D3 still takes great shots.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 07:34 UTC as 18th comment

I own the Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 and the Lee filter solution for this lens (and have done for at least 5 years now), and I can honestly say that I have never once regretted this purchase. Good to see that Canon users now have their own alternative; if you are into landscapes / nature photography this is probably a great lens (although why they stopped at f/4 is a bit of a mystery).

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 06:50 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)

More dynamic range means a higher bit depth per pixel means you have more data to work with in your RAW files, more latitude to push the exposure, more shadow details, less likely to blow out colour channels. I think its important for manufacturers to make clear design choices, and here Sony have, and its simple for the users to understand. This still looks like a really good camera to me, but won't replace by D800 anytime soon, but then thats not what its aimed at either. It could supplement it though if Nikon don't bring out a mirrorless FX body sometime soon.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 56th comment
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noisephotographer: Dxo wants websites like dpreview to report about their scores, because it's advertising for them as Dxo sells products, too. So you really shouldn't pay attention to Dxo.

If these sites don't make their money from advertising, then kindly explain how they stay in business?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
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Julian: I read this as 14.5% of the people are paying 79% too much.

Nope, I don't buy Apple because they build locked down products that are overly restrictive to people who really know how to get the most out of a device.
I would buy Leica, but like you say I cannot afford it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

Great topic, Black and White really accentuates different things in the image (contrast, shadow, light), it takes it back to basics, and as a result it often has more impact. For landscapes, I often take shots that just seem to work better in black and white.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 20th comment
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Julian: So what exactly does the stacked CMOS sensor technology bring to the table?
Clearly a faster frame rate, but what about dynamic range for more static shooting, is that improved by stacking? just curious to see if anyone knows anything about this tech.

Interesting, thanks for the reply/info. Eliminating rolling shutter is a major step forward for video in an interchangeable lens camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
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