rurikw

Lives in Finland Kotka, Finland
Works as a architect
Joined on Dec 15, 2004

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Very nice. I guess we can't have that with a firmware update on Merrills though? That said I don't find SPP such a huge obstacle. You only have to make sure the highlights are ok and then batch convert all similar exposures. It doesn't take forever though it's slower than I'd like and an additional step. Also SPP very rarely tilts on my PC. Less often than Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 06:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It looks so simple. The assembly line workers were probably drinking on the job and forgot to add all the buttons and dials.

It's "hand made in Sweden". That means they have no electrical tools so they have to drill all the holes by hand and turn all the knobs on a hand-driven lathe. That's hard work, so they had to minimize the number of controls.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:36 UTC

Nice write but there is no need to graduate from telephone poles. One could specialise in them. That shot could have been as good as the neon sign one if better composed and processed.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Congratulations. Hadn't realised Nikon is the same age as (independent) Finland. Wonder if they are going to make something out of that here. "100 year old Nikon greets..." Whatever.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 89th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (97 comments in total)

Would have been nice to see a list of FOV and fisheye/rectilinear as I want rectilinear which is in the minority. It tends to be hard to find info on such parameters even on the manufacturers' websites. AFAIK Phantom 3 advanced and pro have somewhat rectilinear lenses, how about Mavic Pro and 4/pro? Any others?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On photo Vatican Museum Stairway in the Look Up challenge (10 comments in total)

Superb interpretation of a classic theme.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (215 comments in total)
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GottfriedFrenzen: I bought it in 2010 for half the orginal price and used it until 2016: it was slow but makes great pics. Well, of course not as good as my new XT1 with 16-55 and(!) 50-140 2.8 zooms for 5* the price - or? But all is said already except what I really liked also: the "rounded body" on the lens side. No other cam feels so comfortable laying in your left hand. And what about night photos with long shutter speeds? It's at least much easier to get good results as with my Fuji now.

Yes the body form as a continuation of the lens barrel is perfect and beautiful. Of course it would be hard to replicate with a normal rear mounted screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (215 comments in total)
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Missaghi: loved the pictures it produced and the option of tele and wide angle adapters were great!!

You actually had them? I thought about the WA but it looked huge and awkward with some strange sort of cradle to mount it with I guess to take the weight of all that glass off the lens. And AFAIK you couldn't zoom with it. But it was good?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (215 comments in total)

My workhorse 2007-2015. Produced four architecture books. Fantastic ergonomics, versatile zoom range (I did some panoramas when 24mm wasn't wide enough). Grabbed it the other day and was surprised how big and heavy it felt compared to my GX7. I never noticed it when I used it. The grip wasis so comfortable. Live zebra and (almost) fully articulated screen (doesn't angle down much) and maybe the joystick are things I miss. Autofocus weak in even moderately dim light. Manual focus aid (2x) sucked but it has a numerical distance scale which seems accurate so if you can measure or guesstimate the distance to your subject... The sensor is actually between APS-C and M43 (crop factor 1.7)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 112th comment
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (136 comments in total)

Lomography taken to its extremes? Rather cool indeed.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:06 UTC as 67th comment
On photo Markia Hystrix in the Interesting Insects challenge (10 comments in total)

Gorgeous monster! On what planet was it captured? Oh, Panama. Surpasses most if not all scifi fantasies.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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skanter: How about glasses for regular cameras so we can see what our lens are seeing? Much better than sticking an eye to a tiny VF or looking down at a a small LCD screen. I've been waiting for this for a while...

Agree 100%. Been waiting >10yrs. At that price though... Might just put up with the old crappy screens and VFs.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I use my S-M-C Macro-Takumar 50/4 on my Panasonic GX7 with good results.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 71st comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)

First time I read that electronic shutter can induce noise. I know the other disadvantages (rolling shutter, possibly less bits) but noise? Why would that be? Is that why I get noisy skies with my Pana GX7?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 06:00 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)

I suppose the panning blur was simulated in post processing? They hardly took 700 panned shots and stitched them?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:33 UTC as 81st comment

Cable beach is my favourite because I don't understand what it is.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

Lovely boats. Must check if there are any kayak building courses in this part of the world. Was there something about a camera?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:08 UTC as 67th comment

I very seriously considered the M because of the good and cheap lenses and liked the body design too but the fixed display and the slow and uncertain-looking development of new bodies made me choose M4/3. The huge lens mount is also interesting, they could go beyond FF with it if they wanted to.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:58 UTC as 63rd comment

I think my camera has a sensor (which i deduce from seeing dirtspots in the sky now and then) though not bendable. I also think it has a microlens in front of each sensel but not sure. Have never tried it but pretty sure I wouldn't get much of a picture if I took the lens off and pressed the shutter button. So how do these guys do it?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 7th comment

I think my camera (Panasonic GX7) has a sensor (which i deduce from seeing dirtspots in the sky now and then) though not bendable. I also think it has a microlens in front of each sensel but not sure. Have never tried it but pretty sure I wouldn't get much of a picture if I took the lens off and pressed the shutter button. So how do these guys do it?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 8th comment
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