rurikw

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

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On article Panasonic Lumix GX9 sample gallery updated (103 comments in total)
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Alexstaytrue: For Japan domestic market, Pana officially names it Gx7 Mark III, just like some of you do.

I can't count the times I have opened a thread or post to see what someone is saying about my camera (GX7) only to discover it's about the Canon G7X.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 07:28 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is a lovely idea. And keenly priced to boot.
@Space the final frontier: the second hand market is awash with Schneider lenses for 4x5. Though film sheets are relatively expensive, the setups won't be prohibitive.

Unfortunate wording by DPR then? No big deal. Anything below 2kg is super light IMO. The tripod will weigh more. Very impressive and innovative (also aesthetically:-) Love the magnet idea. And the price is incredible.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 05:58 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is a lovely idea. And keenly priced to boot.
@Space the final frontier: the second hand market is awash with Schneider lenses for 4x5. Though film sheets are relatively expensive, the setups won't be prohibitive.

May be so and 65mm isn't exactly telephoto either. You claim less weight than a traditional wooden camera but a 4x5 Shen Hao can weigh as little as 1.4kg?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 23:34 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is a lovely idea. And keenly priced to boot.
@Space the final frontier: the second hand market is awash with Schneider lenses for 4x5. Though film sheets are relatively expensive, the setups won't be prohibitive.

Very attractive indeed. Wish one could mount a Super-Angulon 47mm though.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 21:59 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Hey Euros it is 4x5 not 5x4 small number first then the larger. You know like 1 and then 2 follows. 3 then 4 etc. Oh and please get smart. We drive from the left side of the car for a good reason. The vast majority of people are right handed. The let driving position leaves your right hand free to shift and adjust the radio and heat/Aircondition and hold a cup of coffee. Now snap to it and correct your ways.

But the brits do have a point: most people mount their horses from the left.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 21:48 UTC
On article The street photography of Helen Levitt (16 comments in total)
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tko: I honestly don't see why putting an out of focus hat brim against a distant pedestrian works. Can't see the composition, the interaction, the story. I would have thrown that shot away (darn, why did that person walk into my photo?) Even w/o Mr. Hat, I would have thrown it away.

What am I missing?

I have trouble with that one too but the others are superb.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 13:28 UTC

I think it's usually spelled Konishiroku. 75mm (112.5/24x36) seemed a tad short for the purpose at first but guess it makes sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 06:28 UTC as 41st comment
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RED i: What's the equivalence to m43?

18x24 ~1.4xM43 (linear).

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 06:16 UTC
On photo Oooh... ! in the Pareidolia finding faces in everyday objects challenge (9 comments in total)

This one is really alive! Reminiscent of "primitive" masks among many other things.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 13:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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vscd: Nikon or Canon. Please give me a SQUARE sensor right now, I can choose the Aspect Ratrio by myself like back with 6x6. Would be nice and is a no-brainer in a Lightcircle of any mount. MFT users could use their 4x3, Fullframe would be 3x2 and so on... most new cams have free aspect ratios anyway. Especially in videomodes.

FS (Full Square)=36x36
APS-S (APS-Square)=24x24
MFF (Micro Four Fourths)=18x18

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:19 UTC
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vscd: Nikon or Canon. Please give me a SQUARE sensor right now, I can choose the Aspect Ratrio by myself like back with 6x6. Would be nice and is a no-brainer in a Lightcircle of any mount. MFT users could use their 4x3, Fullframe would be 3x2 and so on... most new cams have free aspect ratios anyway. Especially in videomodes.

I'm delighted to see that the square sensor is finally being accepted as the logical solution it is.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 02:29 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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moimoi: It would be nice to stop reviewing cell phones. It actually devalues the whole website rather than stepping up. Cell phones are irrelevant for photographers and there are plenty of sites that offer reviews of cell phones. No need to waste time on those.

Bringing back the lens reviews might be a good idea but then again there are tons of those on the internet so not sure.

I think the big step up would be to bring very good photographers within dpreview so that they can truly test new cameras and greatly improve the quality of the sample photos. This would bring more traffic.

Good luck

There are tons of cell phone reviewers but I'm not aware of any site that tests their cameras as thoroughly as DPR. I've based my choice of phone largely on DPR's reviews and sample shots as to me the photographic capabilities are what differentiate them more than anything else.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (142 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: DPR staff have a very strange concept of what compact means.

They do indeed. Actually they redefined it to mean without interchangeable lens. What's so hard about just saying fixed lens camera in the first place?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 13:58 UTC

They took the off topic forum away. Thank .................(insert entity) we have the comments sections!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 34th comment
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Najinsky: 10 good things about this.

1. Out of sight out of mind. Fear of dials is real, this gets the message across you can start taking photos on a good camera without worrying about it.

2. Free to try (pay only for results). High cost of gear is also an inhibitor. Getting more people trying out good cameras may help the person discover a passion, and help the industry.

3. Composition first. You don't need to travel far from here to find people who got so wrapped up in the controls, they still didn't make it round to composition yet!

4. If I was lending my camera to a stranger, I'd want to protect it well too.

5. If my business model depended on a precise camera/networking configuration, I'd want to prevent tinkering too.

6. Hand the camera to a stranger so you can be in a group shot, you want it in P&S mode.

7. Editing comes as standard, rather than indefinitely postponed.

8. Enforced review and cull, rather than indefinitely postponed.

9. Follow-up potential.

10. Free Coffee!

Nice summary. A rather clever idea IMHO. I don't think it will die the death Allison fears, not soon anyway. I wish this story would've been published a week ago when I went on a holiday trip with 4 waits at airports: never occurred to me that you can photograph people through your suitcase handle!:-(

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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CQui: From some eternal beginner photograph point of view, in the end of the film for everyone area, you could have a not too bad camera with minimum configuration, only a dial with portrait/macro/landscape, then a night/day option button, and buy good average film and for a very reasonable price get very nice pictures by only pointing the camera in the right direction and hitting the shutter,
Now, if you don't spend half your vacation budget in a camera, spend 3 weeks in a camera crash course, or spend even more on a smartphone that you don't really need, you don't have these nice enough to be printed pictures.

Sorry my post was in reply to Najinsky, no idea how it ended up under yours though that's a good one too.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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CQui: From some eternal beginner photograph point of view, in the end of the film for everyone area, you could have a not too bad camera with minimum configuration, only a dial with portrait/macro/landscape, then a night/day option button, and buy good average film and for a very reasonable price get very nice pictures by only pointing the camera in the right direction and hitting the shutter,
Now, if you don't spend half your vacation budget in a camera, spend 3 weeks in a camera crash course, or spend even more on a smartphone that you don't really need, you don't have these nice enough to be printed pictures.

Nice summary. A rather clever idea IMHO. I don't think it will die the death Allison fears, not soon anyway. I wish this story would've been published a week ago when I went on a trip with 4 waits at airports: never occurred to me that you can photograph people through your suitcase handle!:-(

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
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Mistral75: The latest statement made by Ihagee in the Comments section of the Kickstarter project confirms the Elbaflex is a revamped Kiev 19M:

"we have been seeing some comments in regard to the camera being a "Kiev 19M with a wooden grip". We would like to straighten this out a bit. The camera is build in the Ukraine by former people from the Arsenal factory which used to build the Kiev. We are using tooling that was used for the Kiev 19M but we made considerable changes especially by using new materials and making the shutter mechanism far more reliable. At the end that is the heart of the mechanical components that we have paid special attention to. So first of all the shutter mechanism is built with improved materials and is therefore much more reliable. We are also including a new mechanism which makes the mirror movement quieter and less strainful on the material. So altogether the inside is an improvement over the Kiev in the critical parts."

According to Russian Wikipedia Zenit was made in Krasnogorsk, also in Moscow in oblast, thus "Красногорский Механический Завод". There are/were 18 factories named KMZ where the K stands for the name of the city.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (277 comments in total)
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thebestusername: Nice lenses with criminal price tag.

To me the prices look quite reasonable for such specialized lenses. Large image circle and precision mechanics. Small sales volumes. In line with the ~2000€ introductory price of the 17mm TS (UWA being more demanding). Well beyond my budget though.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (277 comments in total)
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armandino: This confuses me, are the future Canon mirrorless going to have the same native EF mount or Canon is on suicidal mission.

I think with these already big and heavy lenses and the style of shooting associated with them the adapter wouldn't make much difference on the coming mirrorless bodies. And with a tripod mount the adapter could even provide a more balanced setup. If I hàd all the money in the world I wouldn't hesitate to get a Sony A9 or 7riii + a Canon 17mm TS.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
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