solsang

solsang

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

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 DPReview TV: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II review (84 comments in total)

That anamorphic lens has very nervous bokeh, especially when for those long still situations, it distracted me to the point i couldnt concentrate on chris, would be interesting to see the same shoot on a normal lens cropped wide

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 19:20 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Sigma showed years ago that 28mm, 40mm and 75mm prime pocket cameras are absolutely useful for many people, this is really welcome and great of Ricoh to embrace with their small body and good controls.

I can imagine some will carry both the Ricoh 28mm and this 40mm as I did the Sigma DP1 and DP2, in a way of having two prime lenses ready for shooting, since this eliminates lens swapping, gives double battery life and the essential backup camera in one go

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 05:13 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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solsang: My dream camera was the Nikon DL 18-50, this was the ideal camera for pocketable travelling for we who love landscapes, churches with a few portraits in good enough quality and no worry about lenses or weight :)

Right now i use the Fujifilm X70 and the wideangle adaptor, so I kind of have 21-50mm along with the tilt screen and a voightlander 28mm finder, i love the Fujifilm colours too :)

Wonder if Fujifilm ever could make a wideangle version of their beautiful X10 and hybrid finder, probably just a dream…

Nikon did sell tiny 1 “ series modular cameras, so both lenses and bodies, and afaik they did demonstrate working protoypes a year before the cancellation

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 17:42 UTC

My dream camera was the Nikon DL 18-50, this was the ideal camera for pocketable travelling for we who love landscapes, churches with a few portraits in good enough quality and no worry about lenses or weight :)

Right now i use the Fujifilm X70 and the wideangle adaptor, so I kind of have 21-50mm along with the tilt screen and a voightlander 28mm finder, i love the Fujifilm colours too :)

Wonder if Fujifilm ever could make a wideangle version of their beautiful X10 and hybrid finder, probably just a dream…

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 08:24 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (202 comments in total)
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Phil Flash: Why not shoot this video on a Fuji and film with the simulations, changing them as you talk about them?

in this situation waiting for the camera would be fine, it felt quite confusing to see the filming and the photos mixed up, and i suggest you reshoot with the fuji camera, and this time include astia and chrome to show what you mean :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2021 at 10:50 UTC
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pollup: It's just "planned obsolescence", that's why the older Pixel devices are affected the most. This is a strategy used to force people to upgrade their phone, well to spend $$$ on a new phone.

Google killed Picasa, the absolute best and easiest beginner photoeditor ever made, it was a bit difficult to update and they wanted everything online, so it is understandable, yet sad that they never understood how good Picasa was, fastest facerecognition sorting and useabilty of any editor i have heard of

Apple iphones was made to be slower as the battery degraded to avoid phones resetting, and installing a new battery would make them normal again, some Android phones have the same control which is therefore making the phones function for more years

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2021 at 20:15 UTC

Suddenly Apple iCloud became cheaper than Google, i never expected that :)

Apple: 50GB 7dkr, 200GB 25dkr, 2TB 69dkr
Google: 100GB 17dkr, 200GB 25dkr, 2TB 79dkr

Apple now has a wonderful automatic cloud memory management on iphone & ipad, freeing space while photos and apps appear to still be on the phone, even though there are stored in cloud, that is so easy for me to handle as it-supporter :)

I have had sad experiences with Android devices as they have had a tendency to get memory full and unclear ways of dealing with app and photo storage, with really confusing memory allocation, especially if photos are on sd cards...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 11:31 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies

There is a guide for photoshop showing how to make this effect, quite impressive; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3voxrSlMc4

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:33 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Exposure is the only app i have found that gives me an instant nested folder view of my photo collection without any import, where i then can immediately rate or edit even only using keyboard shortcuts

It does work with sidecars instead of database and retains the sidecar file locations even if i move and rename files outside the app, and it runs fast on my imac 2011 :)

Still i miss hdr and panorama options from Lightroom, which I had to abandon due to its nightmare in speed drop after i imported my entire photo collection (used days to tinker with all settings and was planning to buy LR7 in hope it would be faster...)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 10:14 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): Let’s see. Luminar version 2018 never worked satisfactorily. My version 3.x’s were pure farce. Version 4.2, the slowest software I’ve ever tried on modern notebooks (i7 10512 4CPU/8Threads 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 3.400 read/2.700 write megabyte/second), and the extreme problems experienced by users trying version 4.3 convinced me to try Adobe Lightroom 6.14 again. It doesn’t support heic/heif images, but, hey, Luminar doesn’t either in Windows 10 Pro with the paid support, so...?

My three year old Lightroom 6 is faster and a less “frequent dier”, than Luminar has ever managed to be!

But... if you want to get some excitement into your life, or even experience some of the grief of the good old days of Windows 3.x, I recommend trying Luminar - remember to put it into the Windows 10 Pro Sandbox, or you’ll have an interesting cleanup job at hand, if you decide to give it a pass. By using the free Windows Sandbox, you just close the sandbox, and any trace of - ahem - the experience is gone!

I have burnt my fingers on their promises 3 times now, written a load of mails to their support about bugs, missing things, usability problems and finally gave up with the 5 minute startup time, this which truly made LR6 seem fast!

My main reason for buying Luminar was that it like Aurora was endorsed by Trey Ratcliff, so assumed that it would be a great and fast program since he used them as his main editors

Now i am trying out Exposure X5 which needs no import, simply shows what is on my drive and lets me edit without database, feels much more serious and fast even in the current version (next will use GPU, that will determine its speed)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:36 UTC
On article Adobe launches Lightroom Ambassador program (227 comments in total)
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ArthurS: And once again all the Adobe haters are out in force. Very little in the way of actual constructive comments, as usual. It's OK to not like Adobe's stuff, -but why go on and on and on about it? Why not just go on using whatever software you do use and tell us why you use it? But just bashing Adobe because you get some kind of pleasure out of bashing Adobe doesn't really serve any purpose other than to tell us that you have too much time on your hands.

I really liked LR6 and was shocked when Adobe broke their promise to keep the full payment model, which broke my confidence in them, now i use ExposureX5 which feels a lot like Lightroom, a relief to get rid of import and having a single inferface, so i can live with less functionality :)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 11:07 UTC
On article Adobe launches Lightroom Ambassador program (227 comments in total)
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mais51: Sorry, can't afford the entry ticket price - bought my LR 6 - it will be my last Adobe product - no rentalware from me.

The problem is that Adobe *promised* to keep the offline payment model along the subscription, that make me buy LR6 and anticipate buying LR7 with the enhancements that the subscription version got during the year :(

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 10:50 UTC
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getochkn: So the article wasn't clear at all, but there is no subscription fee? Couldn't make it out from the title or 3 paragraphs you dedicated to it.

If you want to review the software, then review it. Why does it have to resort to adobe bashing over and over.

Yes, i meant the panorama edge repair, which I need for almost all my panoramas to avoid destructive cropping, it was such a great solution, i marvelled at the demonstration of it and really looking forward to buy Lightroom 7 for finally making all my panoramas so much better...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 07:33 UTC
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getochkn: So the article wasn't clear at all, but there is no subscription fee? Couldn't make it out from the title or 3 paragraphs you dedicated to it.

If you want to review the software, then review it. Why does it have to resort to adobe bashing over and over.

I bought Lightroom 6 because of the *promise* that Adobe gave that they would keep Lightroom available with a perpetual license, and i actually was going to buy Lightroom 7 for the features that were offered in the subscription model (being a bit annoyed that i had paid full price and a few months later it felt as if the program was already old, since the features of fog removal and panorama stiching were disabled on the full-price version)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 22:13 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: Blazing speed? Nope. The sliders do not adjust the image in real time. I move the slider, a few seconds later the image updates. This is slow and too slow for me to edit images. I find this review to be misleading.

Sliders act instantly on my imac from 2009, using the newest version of exposure, tested both jpg and raw - in some cases it does takes a few seconds the very first time you start the editing if i just selected the image, since it has to load the image and create a fitting preview, then the sliders work, using an old spinning harddrive on the core2duo :)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 22:07 UTC
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newe: Note that you really don't "own" this. Internet activation is required so the software will only work as long as they remain in business and have an activation/deactivation server. So while yes there is no subscription, you still may not be able to use this in the future. I think all such "reviews" should include an interview with the software company finding out their policy on what happens when the company ends and how endusers can still use the software...or not!

Exposure business model is yearly half price upgrades, that works for any former version https://store.exposure.software/products/exposure-x5-upgrade - op top of that they offer one yearly major free upgrade with new features each year :)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 18:10 UTC
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Miron09: If Fuji would only produce an alternate version with a 56mm lens...

That is actually what they tried with the X70, which preceded the X100V having a tilt screen and a sharp 28mm equivalent lens, yet no viewfinder, making it more pocketable and less professional, same sensor and chip as the XT1, and amazing to use with the wide-angle 21mm equivalent, I still hope for an upgraded model...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 07:27 UTC
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RPJG: I know roughly what Art and Contemporary is, but for us non-Sigma people, a quick summary of what DC, DG, DN etc means would be good.

D = Digital
C = aps-C
G = Gull frame
N = Nirrorless

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 16:36 UTC
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Stephen Scharf: So, how does one connect an external hard drive, flash card, external display, Wacom tablet, ethernet or USB cable, router, or iPhone to this? The majority of work I do cannot be done via Wifi or wirelessly or via "the Cloud" (which is actually a whole bunch of computers in the Nevada desert burning up resources).

You connect the drives, ethernet and monitors to ipad with USB-C and adaptors, while the Apple pencil should replace the need for the Wacom tablet.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 02:56 UTC

Psychologically the word “Full Frame” implies something fully developed and correct, while the name “Crop” implies something is missing or broken, even the term “Medium Format” sounds a bit less good than full.

Thus the strongly held idea that full frame is vastly better than APS-C is imho mostly due to this unconsciously, and “full frame” should actually be called “half frame” since the original film format was 6*7cm!

By naming all sensors by their mm length size this argumentation would lessen, and maybe people will appreciate that a 24mm sensor nowadays gives vastly better results than an old 36mm sensor, while a new 44mm sensor is of course better and new 13mm or 17mm sensors are useful yet slightly limited and even tiny 7mm sensors can give amazing results - while 70mm would be the original “full” size!

Lighter lenses and smaller chips means less resources used, our environment is suffering a quite bit from produce of electronics, so smaller sensors are better for our planet :)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:40 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
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