Roland Karlsson

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a Programmer
Joined on Feb 23, 2002
About me:

Collector of K-mount and M42 stuff. Main camera K-1. Also interested in camera technology, e.g. Foveon. Also interested in computer based image analysis and transforms.

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Roland Karlsson: PASM and Bayer? Why Fuiji then? And no view finder. Pass!

Lenses is a good reply. Fuji has concentrated on first class prime lenses. If that is what you want, then that is what you get.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: PASM and Bayer? Why Fuiji then? And no view finder. Pass!

OK - I am quite sure the Fuji have no secret methods in making JPEG, that not the competition can master. Most cameras have several color presets, or you can make your own. I assume you can get what you want.

BTW - as far as I understand, different Fuji cameras have different color response.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: PASM and Bayer? Why Fuiji then? And no view finder. Pass!

Yes, we all know it is a Bayer. Just as we all know it is PASM.

For me the charm of Fuji is that it is retro and that it uses exotic sensors. And also partly due to their dual view finder. Taking all that away. Why bother?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: PASM and Bayer? Why Fuiji then? And no view finder. Pass!

With JPEG engine, I assume you mean the film simulation modes?

There are plug ins for that kind of thing for e.g. Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 08:03 UTC

PASM and Bayer? Why Fuiji then? And no view finder. Pass!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 5th comment | 9 replies
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)

Nice - and there are more of the same kind at the site.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 18th comment
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Pete_CSCS: Wow! $249! It would seem to me you could build one for a fraction of that price.

Try

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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Dheorl: I think for the dimensions you perhaps meant mm instead of cm.

Big things!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: So. No motor? And how do it glide? And can you adjust the speed?

The video gives the impression it moves by itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 21:08 UTC

So. No motor? And how do it glide? And can you adjust the speed?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On photo Grand Canyon Storm in the Random Items - Challenge 21 challenge (26 comments in total)

This one is sellable!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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JEROME NOLAS: Is that a smile?

No

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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joe6pack: I have a lot more respect to this guy after learning that he never spend > $15 on a camera.

Yepp -- there are lots of fine stuff to buy cheap.

There are two problems.

1. Known stuff, like Leica never goes cheap.

2. Shipping is too expensive to sell cheap stuff on eBay. If you cannot send it in a small light mail, then the cost for shipping fast exceeds the price.

The latter is a bit annoying as there probably are totally useful and nice things that no one care to sell.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
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Joed700: I think the first picture (bull rider) is awesome! It takes skills to shoot a Nikon 70-200mm on a Canon 1Dx Mrk II. See what happens when competitors work together.

muhahaha ... I wonder what lens and camera it really is :)

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:23 UTC

Nice! All kind of good. Some better than others.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 10th comment
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joe6pack: I have a lot more respect to this guy after learning that he never spend > $15 on a camera.

My experience is that there exists places on this planet where you can do great findings. They simply do not want to use eBay, but sell their stuff in their own environment, where salaries and prices are much lower. Thos places gets more scarce by every year I think. And this also works in e.g. Sweden. If I buy something at a local Swedish internet auction, then I might get it at nearly half the price of eBay. If I go out on the countryside, and buy at an auction it is much cheaper than in Stockholm. The more local, the cheaper. But, of course, the less goods.

I was at Portugal some years ago and I then was at an outdoor tech market place. It was huge and you could buy almost anything. Mostly junk, but also fine stuff. At no prices at all. Unfortunately I was in a hurry, so I could not use som hours there. But, I would probably have been able to come home with some nice camera stuff almost for free.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Silly! You can patent anything. In a sane world, the one not having the patent would simply laugh at it. This could not win in any court. But, now we live in this world, unfortunately. Populated with ship B passengers.

Interesting. It does not seem like Sweden have one either. That might be the reason I see so many inventionless patents. I wonder if this list is kept up to date.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_model

BTW - "utility model" is a very bad name. No one outside of the patent business will have the slightest clue what it can be.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 09:20 UTC

Such a delightful man!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Roland Karlsson: I am very skeptical. How do you get 166 randomly chosen individuals to participate in the research? All of them? And not lie in the questionnaires?

An assumption. But - I rephrase my question.

How do you get 166 chosen individuals to participate in the research? Almost all of them? And not lie in the questionnaires? About their physical instabilities?

I removed the word randomly. Now - you have another interesting question. Who and how were those (non random) participants chosen?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Silly! You can patent anything. In a sane world, the one not having the patent would simply laugh at it. This could not win in any court. But, now we live in this world, unfortunately. Populated with ship B passengers.

Patents are generally good thing. The problem is patent offices, that lets almost anything through and courts that do not understand that the patent is bogus. Or maybe US courts that decide in the favor of a US company just to be patriots.

The patent business is highly corrupt and managed by people that do not understand inventions.

Then, of course, when it works, it is very good. It was worse before patents when everyone kept what they were doing secret. Patents accelerates development.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
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