Robert Soderlund

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Joined on Jul 12, 2012

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (797 comments in total)

Olympus OM-4, while not maybe the cheapest but with its spot metering with highlight and shadow averaging, it could perhaps be added to the list.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:22 UTC as 401st comment | 2 replies
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PeterOlsen: Come on guys. All these more or less negative comments about price and how much easier it is to scan a good ol' film:

This is speciality hardware. With a very expensive sensor which has had the Bayer filter removed. AFAIK some sensors in a batch will still have defects which is normally more or less masked by the Bayer filter rendering these unusable for BW conversion, so selecting the right ones also adds to the costs.

Yes it is expensive. So is a Lamborghini. It is very good, very special and made in small numbers. Get over it and buy something cheaper!!!! All specialist equipment is expensive and 99.99% of the potential users of any form of speciality equipment do not need it and do not appericate so it would be a waste of money to purchase.

Ad. Scanning a film: How many drum scanners are left? And scanning all you images yourself will take a lot of time and the quality of your home scanner???. Having somebody doing it for you will be very expensive too.

bad comparison, just because lamborghini is fast and expensive doesnt make it a good car, a succesful automobile is more like VW beetle 1938 to 03

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:08 UTC

At what sort of focal length or field of view is this, the moon can be seen quite a distance from earth, many millimeters, and the distance to the moon is approx 300k kilometers. Now Saturn is 1.2 Billion kilometers away from us, so its 4000 times further away than the moon is. Therefore this picture actually understates the distance Saturn is from us.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)

Richard Butler's articles are the best, he puts actually puts in knowledge and thinks before he posts a news item, for example he realized the other camera had no pop up flash, small stuff but it makes a difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 111th comment
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Karaya: "anyone that still blindly fetishizes the words 'made by hand' should try shooting with the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III sometime."

One could just as well turn this around and say: "anyone that still blindly fetishes the words 'made by advanced automated processes' should try shooting with one of the Canon broadcast lenses sometime"

Yes somewhat, but mostly people shoot DX and simply come here to drool over what exists, and end up buying value for money items like SIgma C. Not Canon L

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)

Most people talk about the premium ones, when realistically only few people can actually afford them, the 100-400 is the real gem, it will perhaps replace the current 70-300 for many people shooting dx.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 09:44 UTC as 2nd comment

Don't we humans have predator vision with our eyes facing forward? Just look at horses and deer, they got their eyes on the sides.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 08:56 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

Very good, but sounds a bit too artsy like for my taste, i rather join the non photogs on my bar visits, just like old people dont want to be called old or necessarily crammed with other "old" people.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus (32 comments in total)
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Papi61: Every mid-range Android has 1080p nowadays. I wouldn't call anything without a quad-HD screen a "flagship."

Brand Oppo players however is kind of different from the mobile manufacturer from what i know, i could be wrong and cannot back up my statement, but this i've heard.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:24 UTC

How to know when lens technology has come far enough? The answer is when someone deliberately does lenses that are of bad optical performance. Calling bad lens design art is ridiculous, vintage simple lens designs were not considered artsy with their aberrations then, why should they now?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Oww, this hobby can be expensive, for that price one can pick up one or two very capable DSLR's used, and that 500 is just for a flash. Getting a macro lens with that and its a grand or so.

I dont seem to ever get my point correct, whenever i post someone posts something to counter my personal opinion. I would end up with 3 bodies, but the point was not how many DSLR bodies you have. Point was simply that 500 can get you loads of photo equipment. and no some OEM flashes might be 500 but for 75 you can get bounce flash easily. Just because they are going for 500 doesnt mean you spend 500 and buy them, the consumer chooses not the producer.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)

Oww, this hobby can be expensive, for that price one can pick up one or two very capable DSLR's used, and that 500 is just for a flash. Getting a macro lens with that and its a grand or so.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)

Mirror speed is never as fast as shutter speed can be, the video does not remind the viewer of this.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 15:07 UTC as 11th comment
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Robert Soderlund: In the last balloon picture, doesn't it take few milliseconds for the sound to reach the flash at a meter or two? How did it fire in time?

Because it takes much longer for sound than 1/20000 seconds to reach the flash in the first place, since it was probably positioned a few meters from the target. Sound travels approx 340 m/s indoor temp, yet the explosion is in its starting stages. It takes 1/340 of second for sound to reach a flash a meter a way, by that time a burst would no longer be in the starting stage i believe, i could be wrong, any ideas? Add to that possible millisecond reaction time of the electronics involved.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: Looking at the full gallery, the panel will have a hard time going through the images. Of the 10 pages only a minority of submissions qualify as scientific photography.
http://rps-science.org/competition/all/International-Images-for-Science/entries/?page=10&sort=&category=&competition=1

I agree, it seems its half biology which of course is science, but mostly it seems to just be fine pictures that can have something to do with science. They are very basic pictures that try to cater for everyone, not particularly for science oriented people. Many true science pictures can be very boring for someone who does not understand it, and very interesting for someone who does. Like a microprocessor, or anything that doesnt exactly say anything except for the scientist. Butterfly pictures for example could only be called true science for 9 year olds in school.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: In the last balloon picture, doesn't it take few milliseconds for the sound to reach the flash at a meter or two? How did it fire in time?

I dont quite follow, setting a shutter even to 1/8000 would not suffice, it is the flash that illuminates the scene making the sensor capture only what happens during the intensely short flash duration, the shutter itself has minimal difference, we are talking tens of times shorter duration than shutters can do.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 20:05 UTC

In the last balloon picture, doesn't it take few milliseconds for the sound to reach the flash at a meter or two? How did it fire in time?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 10th comment | 13 replies

Any idea whether current version supports Sigma 18-200mm C model?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 19th comment

As usual these capture the moments where a certain expression has nothing to do with reality, but rather the emotion the photographer tries to express. If a person has a certain look, he too often chooses that photo and thinks it expresses the situation of the population in question.

Emotion in photography should in my opinion have no weight, what photography does if done correctly is documenting the facts, not twist them and make people draw conclusions of a certain second in a certain war that could take years. Its the experience of suffering that is bad, you can only capture part of it, the emotions are not to be taken in pictures.

For example, everyone who has been ill knows that taking a picture of themself does not explain how they felt during that illness. If you however got blue or pale, thats where photography comes in handy, to bring out the truth, not how your lips or expression was during a certain time of the day.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 22:54 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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