solsang

solsang

Lives in Denmark Odense, Denmark
Works as a Healer
Has a website at www.solsang.dk
Joined on Feb 4, 2007
About me:

Human support and hobby photography
Massage teacher and bach flower therapist

Small useful guide to Fujifilm x10, x20 and x30
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RYxbNsSGs2FtpkjpsLlA-yrkjXO_DKiBaVpMdLPA5P4/edit#

Collected sigma forum advice for the dp1, dp2 and dp3 series
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ARddveJWxIl_ZGZuN3Y0ZG1fMTA1ZmRyOHNkaHE&hl=en_GB)

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Really distubing music to what seems like random items where you still miss hearing more about it, leaving me feeling frustrated and wanting to look at other more comherent brands...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 102nd comment
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TheClueless: As an ex 109 owner (with the Leica cap) I wouldn't suggest exploring anywhere windy. The wind actually gets in the assembly and makes the cap petals open and close by themselves, partially negating protection and also sounding like rapid fire castanets in the process.

I *REALLY* want to see an update of this. with the 20MP MFT sensor yielding 16MP with the same sensor coverage area I feel like that could push it over the edge from 'too few MP' to 'totally usable'.

It should come within the next 3 months, an earthquake caused delay to their production plans. Thew chip will likely be the same 20mp as GX8 since Panasonic promised some "exiting" new product, and it would make sense :)

http://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-confirms-that-there-is-a-delay-on-digital-camera-production-due-the-kumamoto-earthquake/

https://www.flagshipblog.com/panasonic-lumix-lx200-rumors/

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Would I be seen with this camera, alive or dead?

If I was given this camera, the first thing I will do is to try to sell it. The second is to put some gaffer tape over the red dot, that is, if I have keep it and use it. Don't want any wrong perception by others of my intelligence, you know.

I would instantly order a Franiec grip and then be happy using it, the brand really doesn't matter, yet 3 years warranty is good enough to get it and have it repaired when dust comes, then sell it after 2 years with still one year warranty and get the LX200 for the money :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:35 UTC
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entoman: I can't believe they are making such a big deal of the "auto lens cap". Most compact cameras have had "auto lens caps" built-in for more years than I can remember!

I have used the JJC autolenscap on my LX5, LX7 and now LX100 - it doesn't protect quite as much as the normal lens cap, yet is it so much more convenient, and one of the reasons i don't want to use a system camera.

Smaller lens cameras have the protection built in, yet this size lens is too big for that, so i prefer this solution, and found it pretty harsh that Leica and Panasonic was selling them separately after finally finding out to copy the idea...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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On the Road Again: Just buy Lumix LX100, guys - exactly the same camera for much less money.

The Leica models are marked "Made in Japan" while the Panasonics are "Made in China" - though most parts are most likely made in the same factories in several different countries, yet it could signify a better chance of Leicas being tested against assembly uncertanities (do any of those have focusing problems?)

Yet sadly it seems the dust is due to the main design, otherwise that would have been a major reason to get the Leica - i would upgrade my LX100 to a new model even if the only difference was added weather & dust sealing...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
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On the Road Again: Just buy Lumix LX100, guys - exactly the same camera for much less money.

Here you can see the solution to the missing grip https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54959636

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

When the D-lux 109 was first introduced last year, in England they were giving the autolens cap together with it, plus a licence to Adobe LightRoom 6

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 16th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (393 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: I'm in doubt about the way of charging the batteries. Because no external charging provided, hence have to charge by USB port all the times.Therefor the flip rubber cap of the USB port will be broken so soon.

At least Panasonic should provide external battery charger.

Oh, i could find much more absurd reasons, yet this is for the panasonic forum :) I have had a usb charging camera that was quite ok, as are all smartphones, the point of having automatic sync at the same time makes it easy to use, yet i definately don't see a camera without charger being meant for professionals, and would feel cheated if i got one without knowing it!!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (393 comments in total)
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white shadow: If having a smaller size is not that critical, I would definitely prefer my LX100 for its better Classic User Interface. All the main dials (with their settings) which can be seen at a glance on the LX100 is so useful. The hot-shoe for external flash cannot be under-estimated.

So much for the LX10.

I use a $20 flash extension cable with the lx100 flash to make much better light than an built-in flash !

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (393 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: I'm in doubt about the way of charging the batteries. Because no external charging provided, hence have to charge by USB port all the times.Therefor the flip rubber cap of the USB port will be broken so soon.

At least Panasonic should provide external battery charger.

It saves resources to avoid making chargers, most people will do fine with the original battery and charge and sync with usb. Thus no need to open the batttery door which is comfortable - and those of us who take too many photos will of simply use one of the chargers we already have from our other panasonic cameras :)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview, for providing irrefutable proof that you are an unreliable and manipulative source of information. Now i simply need to link to this article to make others understand that nothing you say or test can be taken seriously.

You deliberately make a critical article with a "hard" mountain climb to only test a feature that a camera is specifically described to be unable to do, namely use pixelshift on a moving feature, which fast flowing water precisely is.

Then you avoid using the supplied silkypix software, regardless of the fact that adobe raw is unable to process the images you take (of the wrong subject) and criticize the cameras raw conversion for lacking the feature that silkepix provides.

After the article you provide a note that you will look into "using other raw converters" not even writing silkypix, yet won't change the article to reflect your errors or include some correctly taken pixelshift photos

The subject should be "Dpreview fails to read the manual"

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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Richard Franiec: It is just me or there is a spectacular color fringing (at 100% view) on #2 and 6?
To lesser degree majority of the pictures are affected, especially toward the edges.

The forest mountain photos are red&blue all over in the edges, even at middle apertures, hopefully better in the final production

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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Andrei L: Disappointing. Smudgy everywhere, what's the point of having 20 MP when max 12 would have been just as fine? Ya know, 20 MP is the psychological lower limit these days, or so marketing says.

Set the camera to EZ and get 5 MP photos with zoom to 500mm :)
(the famous fuji F31fd was way better than anything else at its time, and its 6 MP took less toll on harddisk space and mail)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Horshack: For those unfamiliar with what the Foveon is capable of, here is a full-sized sample from my DP2M. The shooting envelop is rather narrow in terms of color temperature and ISO but as a portable landscape camera it's extremely impressive.

https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ddV9hG/0/O/i-4ddV9hG.jpg

to Murat: the Sigma cameras are designed for use in good light, absolutely not for dark environments, if you need extremely high iso it is best to use a Nikon FF

In good light outdoor or in a studio, they Sigmas give amazing results, absolutely pixelsharp images with a lifelike colour depth which can be totally out of this world

Sigma cameras should have been designed with fixed iso 200 to force them to be used the way they perform best, since colour noise comes already at iso 800

If shooting black and white then you can use one or two step higher iso, yet it is better to have another camera for low light!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
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lem12: Does this feature works on Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100?

Clearly will be a selling point of an upcoming LX200, which then also would have a touch screen and the new 18mp chip, something to look forward to next year (although i would love a firmware upgrade to add this :)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
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p5freak: You can achieve the same result if you take normal photos (at full res) with different focus points. Its focus stacking, basically. It only works well for static scenes, the pictures must be exactly the same. The leaves in the church example moved because of wind, thats why there is motion blur in the stacked image.

For doing this manually you need a tripod, and a lot of time, since you have to adjust the focus between each shot, so it would take a minute or two of concentrated shooting to accomplish the same thing that takes 1 second here, although of course with full resolution, yet you will miss the funny focusable image

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)
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wolfie: Not exactly compact and rather reminds me of a Sigma prime ...

I bought the sigma 30mm yesterday for $100, so i am happy to hear it reminds of the $300 panasonic :)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?

24 to 35 is a huge difference, most likely harder to make than their 18 to 35, which is only FF eq 28 to 50, and the aperture 2 will be pretty amazing on a zoom if it proves to be sharp at that

The ability to change from a prime 24 to a prime 35 in an instant is invaluable in critical situations (eg weddings) and having the inbetween framings are also useful, since primes apart from demanding crop would sport the risk of wrong AF or wrong exposure since only the partial center should be considered

When i look at my photos, i have a very big percentage from 24mm and 35mm, then again at 85mm or more, so i find this much more valuable than the 18-35

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (296 comments in total)
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sans culotte: "Although F1.8 is actually more like F3.5 in full-frame terms, the extra brightness compared to most wideangle M43 lenses is welcome and increases the utility of this lens in low light."
So silly, maybe it is more like f/5.6 on medium format or something else on other format. You are seeking for tiny DOF with fisheye lens?
F-number is about light, not DOF. If you want to specualte about DOF create your own DOF-number & use it. Same f-stop give same exposure on every format. That's it. Very simple.

Maybe it should be called bokeh equivalent, i take it into account for every camera or lens i look at to see how soft a background i can get

That is the reason for using it, which is critical if someone think they can somehow use their compact (or phone:) to get a photo with the same quality as a dslr

Of course only relevant for relatively small apertures, but also important to help know where the nyquist lies

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
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mediasorcerer: My personal feeling is, that with some sensors,[the better quality ones] the noise can actually be pleasant and an artistic asset rather than a detraction depending on how why and where its used.

This really is a great article and just the sort of interesting and useful information many photographers may want and need, although im just some stranger, and already aware of the paradoxical iq juggling act between iso s/p and ap/, im going to politely insist you pat yourselves on the back for taking the time to explain and bring this concept to the readers attention.
I hope you produce more like it.

Mostly chroma noise is ugly while grainy b/w noise tolerable, and good sensors do make very nice grain noise - some photo apps even have a setting for applying grain to the image to make it better:)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 11:40 UTC
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