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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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 9th 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 (285 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 (285 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 17th 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

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (291 comments in total)
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technotic: This should have been the shortest article ever, consisting of 2 letters.

Sh! don't tell em that, I'm hoping to get a cheap second hand D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 08:03 UTC
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kewlguy: The new Samsung Galaxy Fireball

Useful if you live in the Antarctic and need to light a fire.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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Julian: Some really good prizes there (the new sigma Arts are awesome), is it restricted to UK entries only - or is it open to the world? I went looking for the rules of entry, but not found them yet...

Good stuff, I would happily pay the import tax on one of the Art lenses (not that there's any chance of me winning, but worth a shot).

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 06:14 UTC

Some really good prizes there (the new sigma Arts are awesome), is it restricted to UK entries only - or is it open to the world? I went looking for the rules of entry, but not found them yet...

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 07:34 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article NanGuang introduces flexible LED lighting mats (21 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: I want LED-wallpaper :p

I want LED clothing (washable)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:13 UTC

Good write up, and a very interesting camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 07:25 UTC as 58th comment

I read this as 14.5% of the people are paying 79% too much.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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