jorepuusa

Lives in Finland Helsinki, Finland
Works as a Teacher of photojournalism
Joined on Feb 1, 2005
About me:

I´d like to help people to see 'inside' pictures.

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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (487 comments in total)

Light varied over the course of the test, and had darkened so much that
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When clouds come the contrast diminishes
and some frames look unsharp because of that. Shadows mean the image looks more contrasty and for some better.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 08:51 UTC as 59th comment
On article Rice Hill: Shooting in Riisitunturi National Park (31 comments in total)

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(Riisitunturi means 'Rice Hill' in Finnish),
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"riis" is a Same word meaning hay.
Tunturi means a small mountain, so it is "haymountain"...When names were given to mountains in Finland, nobody here knew about rice.
Same are the local people, the finns chased to Lapland hundreds of years ago..killed them, slaved them, taxed heavily, ruined and denied their religion etc nice. Little bit like europeans settlers did to "Indians" in USA.
Same were the first people to live in Finland.
Riisitunturi is 450 meters high so it is a large hill more than a mountain. Otherwise good story, though fins use skis.
The thing is "suksi" and "hiihtää" is the verb.
It is not always that cold - 30 celsius. Storms are dangerous, when it`s - 20 celsius and wind is 15meters per second it might be/feel like - 45 celsius. Usually finnish pros have a small warmer along when one has to work barehanded with camera. Well I did :-)
(Sorry for mistakes, english is my third foreign language).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 11th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

I`m a photojournalist for 40 years. I have D800 and I had D200 and D100 and several other Nikons. Why?
Because of Nikon´s ergonomics. That is the main reason pros choose cams. When a pro shoots, he keeps both eyes open. The left eye looks what happens all around the area the camera is aiming at. The right eye checks framing. Together we see a slightly soft area where the framing is sharp in center . (english is my third language sorry bout that.) Keeping the left eye shut means the right gets wet and hard to use. Etc. many reasons.
For me the prism of Nikon is sufficiently to the left. Some faces need canon or others.
Reading these reviews, very little about ergonomics indeed. If one really uses the camera, the more handling means. Pros very seldom talk about noise etc. I`ve never done it and writers never talk about Word or their keyboard.
Couldn`t there be at least one professional photographer in Your team? So the really meaningful things could stand up.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

Pictures start between ears..
Cameras are just boxes. If there is no creativity in the brain...pictures will be the same as ever. No new cam can help.
One can buy the most expensive gear and change it to new ones every years, still the pics are just amateurish.
But as I said this is a camera forum and photographers are somewhere else. No artist has a conversations about his brush. None.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:15 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: The cameras are the same, look the same, feel the same well, so are the owners. They shoot the same things and pictures also look the same. And everybody thinks that that new camera will make me a real photographer at last.
It won`t. Did Your pictures change when You last time moved to another body?

Pictures start between ears..
Cameras are just boxes. If there is no creativity in the brain...pictures will be the same as ever. No new cam can help.
But as I said this is a camera forum and photographers are somewhere else.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: The cameras are the same, look the same, feel the same well, so are the owners. They shoot the same things and pictures also look the same. And everybody thinks that that new camera will make me a real photographer at last.
It won`t. Did Your pictures change when You last time moved to another body?

Cartier Bresson to Minor White and hundreds of others used a simple mechanical cam. The best and most memorable pictures are taken at 1880-1960 with analog /mechanical cams. But photographers could think and read those times, they had empathy and knowledge, so different than nowadays.
What strikes me most is that when someone writes a critical message there are these " Didn't take your meds? That shows what kinda people photographers really are...and that they really think that camera means 99% of the visual quality of pictures. Well it does not.
Photojournalists ( pros) never talk about cameras, they speak of pictures. Writers never speak about laptops and Word.
I know very well that this site is about cameras...not about pictures.
So itś sometimes fun to make a remark about what those lightight boxes are used in real life by old pros.
Now I ´ve taken my meds "tonkotsu ramen"...and used my real name when telling that.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

The cameras are the same, look the same, feel the same well, so are the owners. They shoot the same things and pictures also look the same. And everybody thinks that that new camera will make me a real photographer at last.
It won`t. Did Your pictures change when You last time moved to another body?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:05 UTC as 61st comment | 13 replies
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justmeMN: Another award winning photographer who used a Canon camera. :-)

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May I suggest dpreview to include more "reading a photograph" posts and interviews? Maybe it's time for us to focus a little less on gear.
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Every time I or somebody else tries to write about pictures and about reading them in dprw..at least something else than cameras -- we get death threats to personal mail and insults in those threads...
No use to try to write about pictures in dpreview, but about this winner in my blog....I write.
http://kuvajournalismia.blogspot.fi/2016/02/world-press-photo-2015.html
and You may even comment.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
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jorepuusa: It breaks my heart to see how awkward way these photogs hold their cameras.
There are certain standards, look how the pros touch and hold their gear.
A carpenter does not hit the nail with the wooden handle of his hammer.

And anyone like you claiming that this or that is utter nonsense,
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Really?
Utter sense to hold the cam so that its is about to fall any minute?
I have fyi been shooting for IOPP in Los Angeles Olympics.
Try to keep a cam that way 30 minutes during 10 000m run for instance and keep the other eye closed, hah..... The problem here is that I said "I know" and that is the worst mistake in dprw. Nobody must not know anything, not even the most seasoned pros like me.
In this thread there is one more text, the writer says the same as me. But he is racially the same as You and I´m some second hand as......le from Finland. As I was told here some years ago :-)
Ok... keep your ideas but next time during soccer game take a look how real pros hold their gear in vertical shot. It´s always right hand above the cam. That is btw a standard. ;-) Utterly nonsense......go ask a pro.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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jorepuusa: It breaks my heart to see how awkward way these photogs hold their cameras.
There are certain standards, look how the pros touch and hold their gear.
A carpenter does not hit the nail with the wooden handle of his hammer.

Hate from amateurs as usual. Try holding the camera wrong way for years and then come back to tell about headaches etc bad back.
When taking pictures both eyes should be open. Only way to see those things worth seeing around.
But here we see the society at itś worst. When someone thinks different, he is mocked trying to make him silent.
As I said, take a look at how the pros hold cams. Almost everybody does it the same way, That may be called a standard, will I be shot now as You do in US when someone does not lick ass.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 11:33 UTC

It breaks my heart to see how awkward way these photogs hold their cameras.
There are certain standards, look how the pros touch and hold their gear.
A carpenter does not hit the nail with the wooden handle of his hammer.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 09:21 UTC as 29th comment | 11 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Hard to believe those hatefull comments against analog method.
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If analog is horrified? how come The Andalusian dog by Dali or Charlie Chaplin movies etc. are so important movies in the world. The technical quality in those masterpieces is not like digital nowadays .... but visual quality is not the same thing as technical quality.
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Photographers are divided. Some take pictures and some have cameras as a hobby.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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Fri13: Nikon really has dropped the ball. The have given strong signals about their incapability use latest technology to improve their users capabilities get the shot.

1) The EVF lag they mention is in good EVF negligent to even best reaction times. The only real "limitation" is the missing live view but with 10-15fps you don't really need one unless subject is moving from frame side to side like in mogul skiing, but then you can always use tracking and problem is solved totally. The OVF is huge limitation in low lit scenery or bright lit scenery and EVF wins, until you hit to -20C and EVF slows down!

2) The incapability call digital stabilization as is, instead they fool their customers to think that "electronic stabilization" is somewhat lossless. OIS and IBIS are electronical stabilization, but not digital ones.

3) D5 and D500 are not going to be updated for years, strong signal that mirrorless variant isn't coming. That means Nikon users need to wait 3-5 years to get better changes.

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And it is so called "Tunnel Vision". You don't see anything outside of your objective field of view.
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Not true. Pros shoot both eyes open and right eye framing. No tunnel. About 140 degrees.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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Fri13: Nikon really has dropped the ball. The have given strong signals about their incapability use latest technology to improve their users capabilities get the shot.

1) The EVF lag they mention is in good EVF negligent to even best reaction times. The only real "limitation" is the missing live view but with 10-15fps you don't really need one unless subject is moving from frame side to side like in mogul skiing, but then you can always use tracking and problem is solved totally. The OVF is huge limitation in low lit scenery or bright lit scenery and EVF wins, until you hit to -20C and EVF slows down!

2) The incapability call digital stabilization as is, instead they fool their customers to think that "electronic stabilization" is somewhat lossless. OIS and IBIS are electronical stabilization, but not digital ones.

3) D5 and D500 are not going to be updated for years, strong signal that mirrorless variant isn't coming. That means Nikon users need to wait 3-5 years to get better changes.

I`m a pro, shot gigs for AP, UPI, BlackStar. IOPP in Moscow, Sarajevo, LA. Used Nikons in wars+crisis. Niks are more durable than amateur cams. There are many reasons not to use EVF , most important, that it breaks far more easily than OVF. Pros use cams that can take it, rain, drop.
Ergonomics and durability come first. For an amateur that is hard to see. Only pics really mean. Pics are only as good as is the photog.
Shot LA Oly 100 meters and C.Lewis. Was IOPP which means, were shooting inner field. Cams focused manually.
I shot with 400mm MF concentrating on Lewis with F2. There were 6 frames, all in focus cause they had to be. Lewis looked as he should with feet position and all. What did I gain with a cam with EVF..? Concerning the visual quality of the pix????
Nikon never broke down..Not in Afganistan, not in Sudan, not in Bosnia, not in Iraq. Noise or shape of buttons mean nada. Just my humble opinion as an old man.
Canons did well, but not in freeze, hot and humid.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (346 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Can anyone tell me why the Leica pictures showcased in the gallery are more special than what can be done with other manufacturers cameras/lenses?

I wrote that these pictures are real...good if You wish. I did not notice they were taken with a Leica. Who cares. These pictures touched something inside me and the camera make means then nothing. Mostly pictures today are plagiates with no soul. These had some. Camera...really who cares..

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (346 comments in total)

A long time has gone but now at last there are some real pictures in the gallery. I like the absurd. Usually the gallery images are useless cause everything looks the same in these resolutions. I´m a pro for 40 years and I still like pictures, not cameras. The rest of the world seems to like these "plastic hairdryers" called cameras. Human mind and imagination mean something, cameras just do not, they are just dull boxes. But then, most hobbyist are for cameras not for pictures. Everybody should read more books...then take pictures.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 66th comment

I wrote earlier in this thread that this work has been seen already and I was disappointed that DPREVIEW published it. And what answers did I get here and in my private mail. Hate, HATE and HATE.
I´ve been thinking why photography has so mauch hate in it when someone writes against common and fixed idea. There are very little conversations.
That has to be cause most of people in the industry nowadays have no education of photography and because most amateurs are camera addicts and know very little about photography. Word ART is used but very seldom it goes with the pictures under discussion. ART is something newly born and fresh. Not these bad instagram copies everywhere. Photography as profession and hobby is dying...because of us. I´m a pro photojournalist and I did loose my job cause amateurs hand their pictures for free. Same goes with many my pro friends all over the world. Dpreview should not encourage amateurs by showing copied crap. Moral pls come back from where You went.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:13 UTC as 7th comment
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jorepuusa: Why Dpreview? I thought those times were long gone. :-(
The author stands on the table with human size piece of a puzzle.....imaginative? Or is this a joke maybe?

As You may look, his "work" are just bad copies of someone elses work and what I wrote was totally right.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:02 UTC
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jorepuusa: Why Dpreview? I thought those times were long gone. :-(
The author stands on the table with human size piece of a puzzle.....imaginative? Or is this a joke maybe?

Dear Der Steppenwolf.
I use my own name to write about things. You do not. I´m not a coward.
These pictures started to emerge right after Photoshop came out. This is called kitch. But photography. No. Look back to 1995-2000 amateur material and You see this kind of material everywhere. Everybody can and must do this kind of hmmm "art" if they please, but this site is supposed to be about photography.
Anger is another thing..Why are You calling ME a joke when I write about someone´s pictures? And still another thing. An editor may write a critics about grand piano concert in a newspaper, but nobody expects the editor to know how to play!
Perhaps we who shoot pictures are a bit more stupid than those who are really into ART. These collages are not art ... just PS studies. When PS was Young we saw these in tens of thousands everywhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 16:23 UTC

Why Dpreview? I thought those times were long gone. :-(
The author stands on the table with human size piece of a puzzle.....imaginative? Or is this a joke maybe?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 53rd comment | 8 replies
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