rurikw

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

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cosinaphile: just flip the lcd panel on the pen f /// shoot 36 images on the sd card

bring it to the photofinisher and ask for mediocre milky 4x6 prints ....

repeat

a simulation of all the sailent points as i remember them

And you could order 35mm slides or negs of your files.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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cosinaphile: just flip the lcd panel on the pen f /// shoot 36 images on the sd card

bring it to the photofinisher and ask for mediocre milky 4x6 prints ....

repeat

a simulation of all the sailent points as i remember them

You could mount an optical viewfinder on the hotshoe and use 256 MB cards. I think I have one somewhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:23 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: A camera that has not been produced yet is a digital twin lens reflex!

I agree there's limited point in a digital TLR apart from some retro cool ("hipster?") factor. But after reading about the Yashica "digital film" camera kick start project a DTLR starts looking downright sensible.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
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Najinsky: Quite oddball results.

Autofocus:
Note: 94
iPhone: 74

Bokeh:
Note: 45
iPhone: 55

I'd have thought these two features would have had something of symbiotic relationship.

Or is the iPhone worse at AF because it's better at blurring, or the Note worse at blur because it's better at focusing/sharpening?

Either way, 94 for AF is an amazing score.

But don't these features come down to the App? So if you use a third party App or get an OS update these figures could then change? Maybe you need to introduce a Firmware Friday, where cameras upgraded by software/firmware are reassessed.

In terms of pure IQ, I guess the Exposure/contrast/colour metrics make the most sense, and iPhone seems to have a slight edge here.

All bodes very well for the iPhone X which can now be tweaked to best these scores before release!

I don't think bokeh and AF are related. Bokeh relates to the blur of OOF areas, mostly software generated ("fake" if you wish) in phones. AF to speed and accuracy of focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 07:16 UTC

Very cool. I just wonder what kind of fear of heights makes you ok with 7 floors but not with 30. I sh*t my pants somewhere between 2 and 3 floors.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:39 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article 6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2 (79 comments in total)
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Najinsky: What I'd like to see is the iOS and Android communities stop hating on each other and just enjoy these amazing devices for the features and opportunities they provide.

But I think you got more chance of getting your dual cameras, no wait, triple cameras, than that, lol.

My first smartphone was an iPhone 4s which I loved and would still use unless I needed a newer phone for use with a drone. My second smartphone is a Samsung S6 bought last spring which is equally great. I just slightly preferred the test photos from the Samsung to those of similarly priced iPhones at that point in time. And maybe I was a little curious to see what Android would feel like. I have yet to find a difference that would make any difference apart from the S6 being a newer generation.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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Biowizard: zzz - happy with CS6; done.

Brian

Yes Windows 10. But why low res? Is 1920x1080 low?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
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Biowizard: zzz - happy with CS6; done.

Brian

Even with CS4 though i miss the ability to search/replace parts of file names on Bridge CS6.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:00 UTC

Kind of regret I gave my 1950s sample away though I can't find anything wrong with my numerous 50 and 55mm lenses. No idea how many aperture blades it had but it sure looked gorgeous on a Contax D with its shiny aluminium barrel.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 09:57 UTC as 12th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (155 comments in total)

A great line of cameras, could be called classic I guess. Though there were some inconsistencies in the development such as going back and forth with different types of display. A friend makes stunning bird shots with a G something and another uses one for documenting architecture. Back in the day I chose the Nikon Coolpix 5000 because it went a bit wider and even into UWA territory with a rather good converter.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 21st comment
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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adegroot: Surely an argument for Intelligent Design, how can something this complex and beautiful (and explain why we as humans find it beautiful, why should we; does it make sense to Darwin?) be just a random "invention" of a Darwinian type random process? Over time? We assign some kind of magic to "time". The mathematical possibilities of it are quite impossible. Quite.

While I consider life and our ability to observe and perhaps even "understand" (applies to the most advanced minds among us, certainly not to me) a tiny bit of what's going on and the mere existence of anything a huge and ultimately incomprehensible miracle and think very humbly of our powers of explanation, I can't see of what help the concept of intelligent design could be. In fact it just makes things worse as it raises the question of who created the intelligent creator and so on ad infinitum. Evolution is simply all we have however little of it we might have been able to properly explain so far.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 09:37 UTC

Great ideas can be so simple. Now I have to go buy a glass kettle but do I need a longer macro lens too? Will my 50mm Macro- Takumar suffer from the heat?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 06:53 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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John Bean (UK): Lomo? The lens on the right seems to have Nomo written on it.

Doesn't look like lomography though.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:33 UTC

Why are people craving the M42 mount? It's awful. I have it. Slow, cumbersome, comes loose when you turn the focus ring and is hardly compatible with electronics.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: A camera that has not been produced yet is a digital twin lens reflex!

Well I thought they meant the principle which I think still has some merit for those who prefer an optical viewfinder. Though the advantages would hardly be worth the added bulk and expense of a second lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:36 UTC

It's a privilege to be alive and able to see these photos. It's like a childhood dream come true.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 39th comment
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: A camera that has not been produced yet is a digital twin lens reflex!

@Roland: "Digital twin lens reflex only works if the two lenses have the same focal length. Thus, the sensor needs to be medium format, for the chimney finder to work".

Can't see the logical connection between those two statements, thus how thus? Besides I have a Praktica FX (35mm) with a chimney finder (reason I got it) and it works nicely.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

This was even less informative than the recent Zenit announcement.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 64th comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)

Love the ornaments around the lenses. Reminds me of Art Deco TLRs. Are they visible (if so quite a departure from Apple minimalism) or is that taken with back cover stripped?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 13:45 UTC as 75th comment
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easy tiger: I might be stupid, but how did they make an A4 postive out of a 4x5 film? I have the feeling that I missed that part...

Heat it with a hair dryer and pull at the edges?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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