solsang

solsang

Lives in Denmark Odense, Denmark
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Joined on Feb 4, 2007
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Human support and photography

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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On article Fujifilm X-A5 sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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redtailboas: How were these processed?

OOC Standard/Provia (see DPR staff answers)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 12:54 UTC

Elias photo can be seen here http://fujifilm-x.com/us/photographers/elia-locardi/

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 11:04 UTC as 35th comment
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Yake: As a Canon user, I find Canon's reply here embarrassing. Somebody there obviously missed the image theft by Greg Paul Miller, and still doesn't get it.

Canon was deceived by Greg Paul Miller, and is still being deceived by Greg Paul Miller.

At least the photographer is no longer unnamed. We now know the source of the deception is: Greg Paul Miller.

Shameful.

Greg Miler should at least have written on the photo that is was a composite with the X-T1 photo taken by Elia, then the issue would have been avoided, and it still would have been illiegal for Greg to post on Unsplash.

A further issue is that an exif is obviously not proof that a photo is original.

https://fstoppers.com/composite/canon-italy-respond-and-locardi-landscape-saga-continues-212196

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 10:49 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best fixed prime lens cameras (75 comments in total)

Fujifilm X70 should be on the list since it is very alike the ricoh gr ii:

The fuji has a tilting touch screen, 77 focus points, microphone port, twice the continuous speed, twice the flash range and interval timer

On the downside it weighs 340 gram and has no optional viewfinder, only +/-1 bracketing and lacks nd filter and nfc

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: Theoretical stuff that only matters for calculating noise ceilings or comparing formats, neither of which is very useful in day-to-day photography.

If you care about light, you should go out and find or make interesting light and photograph it with the sensor you have, and stop wasting time comparing your sensor to sensors you don't own.

Equivalence has been my main consideration for all lenses and cameras i have looked at the last years, it is absolutely critical to understand how to get the same amount of background blur compared along systems!

For making movies this is absolutely critical, as well as for making slideshows when using different cameras and lenses

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (57 comments in total)

Dpreview really should give an option to look at the photos in a true full-screen view

When only a small version or a bit of 100% is seen the photo cannot be correctly evaluated, since at full screen or with 50% the photos look really nice, and most of compact photos are going to be used online with some crop or only full screen

Downloading and opening to rezise each photo in the computer is sadly nessesary to evaluate the dp galleries (on mac i use phoenix slides to get instant zoom)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 09:17 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (306 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Is there a full size image to scrutinize? The sample images above are 6mp, not 52mp. And, from what I gathered in various fora discussing it, there is no known full resolution image that has been released yet, not even from a prototype. If that is true, then it raises suspicion that the quality is not up there with DSLRs (yet). After all, if it was worth boasting about, then it would be good for sales to release full size images.

I would not get excited yet.

The interpolation of the individual photos is the big thing to tweak and work on, so any full photo now would be unrepresentative and likely cause confusion.

Instead it would be interesting to get the raw photos taken by all of the cameras at one shot and try out how good a photo we could combine it to using current software!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 15:00 UTC

Would have loved to see the dl16-50 as their anniversary product, was anticipating using that as my primary camera and sorely disappointed by their cancelling of it

There are no compact cameras with wide angle, so it would certainly mark something special for them, fitting for the occation!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 68th comment

I am really sad about that, i had finally found the perfect camera in the dl18-50 and eagerly waited for the launch, i saw so many others wanting this specific model

I think Nikon would have sold plenty of these, yet not the other two, and since they have the 1" sensor, this decision makes as much sense as their 100 year video

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:01 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Maybe they could have made a bigger tolerance to avoid the problem in the first place, and live with the fact that it gets one hour less battery life than the iphone...

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 15th comment

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 104th 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 (398 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 (398 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 (398 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
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