Robert Soderlund

Lives in Finland Finland
Joined on Jul 12, 2012

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quatpat: I'd really be more interested in what the image difference would be using the same 85mm lens on both cameras, at the same aperture, but with a different subject distance to match the field of view. Because, many of us own full frame lenses already, so the actual image difference with the same lens at the same aperture but different subject distance would be interesting.

For example: Full frame body with 85mm lens at f1.8, subject distance 5m; vs APS-C body, same lens and aperture, subject distance 8m.

It would be interesting to see the difference in DOF in this comparison.

No it is not, the portrait i have on my passport does not need any bokeh. Photography is not just for making the world prettier than it is.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:02 UTC

I just would like to see more AI Nikon f/1.2, this of course means without CPU contacts so it can fit the mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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nokinonacynos: Problem is that the world looks pretty boring through my eyes. Then when I look at some pic taken by an iPhone, I'm blown away by the colours!

Good points

On the d7200 i own, even "flat" is sometimes more truthful than neutral especially indoors, i tend to use flat+RAW when im lazy, otherwise just RAW. Even at Neutral if i would make a big print and compare it on the scene i took it, even the Neutral would look like overdone contrast and saturation.

I hate trying to cheat myself that "oh this photo looks good" when the scene itself was different. I want the truth or i could just go painting

IMO, photography is doing art by reproducing the moment you saw or were in, but if your grass in the photo is by choice greener than you saw, its fake (no sarcasm).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

At the beginning, there was no mention of press any key to continue, so after some thought i randomly clicked at hey it worked, bit like modern fancypant websites where the picture changes when clicked on, like UI for stupid people.

Could not choose all the images i wanted either since it got stuck on loading more images, way better to have a button and have them on their separate pages to avoid these breakdowns.

But its a fun idea though that over estimates peoples budget to knowledge ratio.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 73rd comment

Is Pelican case really the right word, sounds very much like Scotch tape or Maxwell VHS cassette

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 3rd comment

These prices... sure theres inflation and all but still.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (204 comments in total)
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Betico: Why are you hiding the bottom view?

Karroly, you sound like DPR is doing us a favor, they are a business, words like please this manners that are just for personal matters. It is DPR that has to satisfy us, not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)
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Stefan Hundhammer: Why anybody wants to carry those gargantuan things around is beyond me. Remember the time when it was cool to have a mobile phone that was as small as possible? Whatever became of that? They actually offer 5" smartphones as being "compact" these days. That's crazy.

No i don't travel much, but last time i was in Rome on vacation i researched the place in advance, so basically in city travel only thing one needs is some pocket cash and basic knowledge of the place, i cant see why i could be bothered surfing the web when sightseeing and enjoying another culture.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)
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Stefan Hundhammer: Why anybody wants to carry those gargantuan things around is beyond me. Remember the time when it was cool to have a mobile phone that was as small as possible? Whatever became of that? They actually offer 5" smartphones as being "compact" these days. That's crazy.

I'm almost the opposite, i browse the web and watch video at home, when i leave my house the only thing im interested in is making a call and receiving email messages, I'd like to be able to get away with just having those old phones with a month standby battery life, but occasionally i need to find some address from the web since im often lazy and dont bother asking anyone on the street for directions, which would be faster often anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:35 UTC

Get ready for the article called "five reasons to choose a Mac over a PC".

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 349th comment | 5 replies
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (524 comments in total)
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Average User: What's interesting is that this camera does not break new ground, but rather is a reconceptualized camera utilizing existing technologies. The pace of fundamental change based on upgraded tech has really been dizzy such that each step from the D90 through the D7200 has introduced upgraded sensor tech that made the camera significantly better, but that pace has slowed substantially. As an overall package, hard to actually beat the D7200, and it's hard to believe many D7100 or 7200 users would upgrade to the D7500. Hopefully the appeal of photography broadens and Nikon reaches out to enough new DSLR users to keep sales moving. Sony has a bit of the same problem: The A7sII, A7RII and A6500 (Like the D500 and D750) are each well balanced, very well functioning...Significantly upgrading any of them will not be easy, but is also not necessary... it will be interesting to watch what develops from here.

I would upgrade anything anytime, if there was not money involved.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Again, green and blue, blue and green.
Seeing low-cast sunlight rendered so cold is particularly disturbing.

What do you mean, that the lens affects color balance so much that you feel its rendered cold?

I have never heard lens colors have made a real life difference, especially in the digital era when either RAW is shot, or the camera handles it JPEG.

Edit: They were processed to taste from RAW, how can you blame the lens for any color issues that you feel are incorrect?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 13:32 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

I would like to add that being an amateur does not mean one makes worse pictures than a professional. The main difference is that a professional cannot afford to make mistakes, whereas an amateur can take more "risks".

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Good point Fujica, but is it really so, pairing this with a current DX sensor and you can shoot static objects and subjects at iso 400 f/8 in cloudy weather, not sure if a bridge camera produces the same results, but you could be right.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:34 UTC

Regardless of the image quality, it's still one of the cheapest ways to get 400mm, if not T-mount and m42 are counted, and they are probably even worse with their 4 element design.

The ancient 400's probably need to be stopped down aswell to match current lens performances.

Also VC and AF, hard to beat at that price point.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 09:01 UTC as 80th comment

Well sure it works, but we gotta wait until the budget laptops got the necessary grunt to run VR and VR games, thats whats holding VR back currently imo, people just dont invest in graphics cards unless slightly enthusiastic.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 38th comment
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rfsIII: Does EVERY city now have to have neighborhoods with adorable abbreviations instead of names? And what kind of photo maniac uses ISO1800? What is THAT about?

Outstanding photos though, as always.

Indeed, Sodo makes no sense to me, all i decipher is southern something. It is like if you are not from the area you do not need to know anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: The D7500 is $1250 while the D750 is $1500 and the D500 is $1800. The unloved D610 is also $1500. [b&h]

I would say that at current prices the D7500 is far from a no-brainer decision.

(aside ... Nikon really doesn't want to sell you a D610 does it?)

While its nice to hear the upgrade path of someone who can afford it, its not exactly normal to "upgrade" from a current camera to another camera in the same class.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 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 418th 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
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