Rosember

Lives in Berlin
Works as a Writer / Journalist
Joined on Oct 5, 2006
About me:

Equipment:
Nikon D500
Tamron 150-600 G2
Sigma 18-35 1.8
Sigma 50-100 1.8
Tamron 16-300

Pentax
K-3
K20D
MZ-5n
Spotmatic
Pentax smc DA 18-55 F3.5-5.6 AL II
Pentax DA 18-135 3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR
Pentax DA* 55 1.4
Pentax DA 35 2.8 Limited Macro
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5,6 EX DC
Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Tamron AF70-300 F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
Tamron 28-80 3.5-5.6
Super-Takumar 1:1.8/55
Pentacon auto 2.8/135 MC

Q-Mount:
Pentax Q
Pentax 01 Lens

Tripod:
Manfrotto 190XPROB
Cullman Magnesit 25 Nm ball head

Plan:
Take better photos

Comments

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On article DPReview TV: Best and Worst photo/video gear 2021 (57 comments in total)

Great fun again - with few surprises. I really appreciate you sacrificing your livers for the job! Thanks - and stay healthy!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2021 at 16:02 UTC as 18th comment

DxO PL4 is my standard RAW processing and editing software. But being a Nikon and former Pentax shooter using a non M1 Mac, I am completely missing out what is new. And yes, I tried the free trial and will continue to do so. But up to now I can't detect anything that would justify an upgrade. :-(
For Fuji shooters/M1 users it may be different, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 05:55 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Concerning the weakness of noise reduction, DxO now offers PureRaw which allows everyone to combine their workflow with waht is probably the best current noise reduction. At a price, that is, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 13:38 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)

This lens reminds me of the Sigma 1.8 50-100. Although that lens covers APS-C I would have loved to see kind of a comparison. Of course, the Sigma is twice+ as heavy but still it costs only half the price. It looks a bit as if Panasonic has tried to copy this lens for M4/3.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 18:12 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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GinoSVK: Nikon´s budget-oriented DSLRs with kit lenses are still on the shelf in major online retailers, raising the DCIL and IL units numbers while selling with little to none profit.

@trungtran:
You have to add another 30-50% of those 670$ at minimum for the trader's margin, at least. If you do so, you are well above $1000, which sounds to me like being out of the entry level region.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 17:08 UTC

390 lens units ... WOW!
Isn't there a 'K' lacking? :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 15:33 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Great episodes you may have missed! (21 comments in total)

Every Wednesday and every Saturday I am looking out for your new videos. There is always something to learn or think about or laugh about in them. Thank you for your great infotainment! What you guys present always is presented very professionally and yet is so much down to earth and considering real world problems! Just go on, I love it!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 16:54 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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BrentSchumer: Why are you benchmarking the desktop iMac against three laptops? By restricting Intel and AMD options to a laptop form factor you're comparing Apples to Oranges (hah!). Laptops will both be more expensive per unit of performance and thermally limited by their design constraints.

It's like posting a review talking about how the Prius is an amazing car for hauling things for the money, because it can carry more than a top-end motorcycle or Corvette.

BrentSchumer: I do not know your energy wasting profile - but if what you write is true for yourself you have a long way to go, unfortunately. Your yearly CO2-equivalent energy consumption (including every aspect of your life from eating to heating, traveling and everything else) should be of the magnitude of 3 t/year just to stabilize the current world climate situation. Most of the people in western countries consume 4 to 5 times as much, in the USA even more. So we are still taking debts on the climate and we should save energy wherever possible. The M1 consumes 15 W where other processors need up to several hundreds of W - calculating at the same speed. So check your figures and do not burn our world, please.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 15:50 UTC
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BrentSchumer: Why are you benchmarking the desktop iMac against three laptops? By restricting Intel and AMD options to a laptop form factor you're comparing Apples to Oranges (hah!). Laptops will both be more expensive per unit of performance and thermally limited by their design constraints.

It's like posting a review talking about how the Prius is an amazing car for hauling things for the money, because it can carry more than a top-end motorcycle or Corvette.

Maybe because wasting energy (by a huge factor, if you would re-do the comparison with desktop processors) is no option any longer in times of climate change?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 14:49 UTC
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Kaj E: If he signed away his copyright in writing, he has no case.

@Kaj E - You will be astonished to hear that in 'European' (in contrast to 'Anglo-Saxon') law there does not even exist the possibility of a total buy-out. The creator (artist, journalist, whatever) always keeps some final rights.
AFP is another company that tries to 'own' human beings and their creativity - something that should be impossible since the end of slavery.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 06:42 UTC
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quma: Where is the Mac that can compete with a 3000 Dollar Ryzen 9 5950X PC? Upcoming M1x Macs will not be competitive but cost the same.
I'm close to switching to PC after 25 years on Macs.

Yeah, further heat the environment.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 19:09 UTC

Looks good - as expected for a modern lens.
I am wondering though why Tamron might have cut of 100 mm on the tele end. Certainly, the lens looks a bit more compact than the 150-600 but regarding its weight it is not much lighter. I think I'd rather have the 600mm available than save a rather marginal ⅛ of the weight.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 16:39 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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DualSystemGuy: All part of the plan to force people to upgrade prematurely and buy Apple Care out of fear something breaks and cannot be fixed. I think most people understand that is Apple's business model by now.

I doubt that. I have 4 iMacs, 1 PowerBook, 2 MacBookAir, 1 iPad mini and about 5 iPhones - all this from the years 2003 to 2016, just 1 iPhone I bought this year. All heavily (ab)used. And all are running still perfectly (except the PowerBook's screen that has become somewhat less contrasty and 2 iPhones that I dropped down too often so that its screen broke). I think that is an excellent result, given your claim, that Apple was interested to sell new gear because the old gear would not survive. I still have to wait for that to happen for the first time to me - after 18 years as an Apple user.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2021 at 21:48 UTC

The footage looks great, but who has a camera operator or pilot at hand whenever he is doing the other job himself? I doubt this kind of footage can be created by just one operator. So, I think this is a team drone and mainly for professional use.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2021 at 19:31 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

You do not know anything about the amount of bird traffic in the park. This kind of drone can't tell anything about the bird density. Apart from myself hardly anybody even noticed the one bird which was there and which one was almost knocked down. The distance was about half a meter. So, how do you know anything about the bird population at Keukenhof?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 16:36 UTC
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

You have a talent to miss the significant part in messages (i.e., respect nature).

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 14:20 UTC
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/to-prevent-pandemics-stop-disrespecting-nature

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 13:52 UTC
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

Besides that there are speed limits in villages as well I end the discussion with you here. As brave as you are I suggest cutting the neck of your next chicken/duck/goose meal yourself.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 12:05 UTC
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

As I said before, it is like driving much to fast through a city. Nothing is ‚good‘ if nothing happens. And that is why there are speedlimits. And usually, drivers going too fast have no intention to hurt anybody either. Yet, they are held responsible.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 04:39 UTC
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Rosember: The drone nearly crashed into a duck at 3.18 - which is actually not very funny. A duck is not a swallow, that can avoid a drone. Inertia is quite substantial for such "big" birds, especially while landing. The bird might get substantially injured by the drone - and I am pretty sure it was scared to death.
As this a video by the official site they probably did not even notice the incident.

I think it would very much reflect the necessary things to do of our time to just stay away from Birds or/and flying then. We should urgently stop intruding the habitats of other beings. Especially, if our intrusion is just for 'fun'. To our knowledge we are the only beings able to control our doing. So it is our responsibility.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 17:30 UTC
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