rurikw

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

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On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 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 70th comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 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 21st 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 (220 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 66th 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 6th 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 7th comment

Lovely story. What was that camera again?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply

Sold on the design. Suppose many might find it retro but I'm sure it's 99% very logically founded on functional requirements, the 1% being the use of brass, surely a conscious allusion to early 1900's? Love the maximized contrast between the industrially-boxy-cylindrical electromechanical and optical parts and the organic-ergonomic unique-grained hand-caressing wooden grip. Looks like it would be bliss just to hold it. Wish some affordable cameras were designed in a similar spirit. Seems to make such perfect sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 6th comment

So if they can solve the problems with heat and longevity and put this stuff into our cameras there will be only one more problem to solve? How to get rid of Bayer interpolation without the drawbacks of the Foveon sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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TN Args: Can someone help explain the benefits in layman's terms please?
Dynamic range is up by 3EV - check.
Noise is down by by much?
"1.2x more sensitive to light than normal photodiodes" means what? Lower noise at high ISO? How many stops?
Global Shutter means no elliptical car wheels I suppose, when using electronic shutter, but does it mean no need for a mechanical shutter at all?

I think you forgot perhaps the most important improvement: angle between optical axis and incoming light can be about 2x present value which greatly simplifies lens design, particularly wide angle. Thus mirrorless can finally deliver on the promise of simpler, cheaper, better and smaller lenses, at least for WA. And legacy rangefinder WA lenses can be used without problems.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)
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htelford: First mirrorless camera in 2008? I seem to remember Canon producing a mirrorless 35mm camera in, IIRC, the 60's; think it was called the Pellix? Please correct me if I am in error.
Thanks

I thought mirrorless was older than slr but not so sure any more. According to Wikipedia the first known slr was made in 1676. But a camera obscura without a recording medium might not qualify as a PHOTOGRAPHY camera so tried without success to find out whether Niépce used a mirror or not. Suppose the alternative would be ground glass which is usually associated with the view camera which (again according to Wikipedia) was introduced with the daguerrotype in the 1840s so slightly later. Anyway I think Canon Pellix was the first translucent (fixed) mirror camera, same as Sony´s SLT system.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe (58 comments in total)
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merkaba: I'm glad he loves his job. I sure wouldn't be too excited doing it haha

I am sure there's a fair amount of drudgery in his work too (all work tends to have its share) but I still agree with the introduction that this must be one of the coolest jobs in the galaxy (why not the universe?) As cool as those of his unknown colleagues out there of whom I hope there are many and that somebody will encounter some of them some day.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:56 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe (58 comments in total)
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alcaher: Too much technology, computers and spaceships,NASA uses ..an yet they are not able to tell us the real beauty and mistery of their main subjet of study: "the universe", something that old civilizations like Egipt or the mayas did.

???

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On photo Old Rose in the Macro - Decaying in Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

Delicious colour, texture and light. Is the faint halo behind the flower spotlight on black background, vignetting or other pp?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (109 comments in total)

I mustn't have slept well last night or wouldn't have been in such an uptight mood this morning. Now I feel much more comfortable with the titles. Quite endearing in fact. Like a friendly smile from the photographer. Could help one relax and enjoy instead of standing awe-stricken in front of the masterworks. And the cross-cultural/intertextual/whatever references are educating.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:13 UTC as 31st comment
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