Ivar Dahl Larsen

Ivar Dahl Larsen

Lives in Norway Brevik, Norway
Works as a retired passionate photographer
Has a website at http://www.idlfoto.com
Joined on May 5, 2010
About me:

Photography, by ivar dahl larsen.
It is an obsession to me
A passion
A desire to create
Perhaps not art
But fractions of reality
A glimpse of beauty
Preserved eternally.
Maybe some day
An image will catch
a glimpse or a scene
of something emotionally right
to a whole lot of people
which means.
That an image might
be able to do
if not change the world
that’s hard to perceive
but hopefully make
a difference somehow,
to you.
So there I am,
walking about
Among people in darkness and light
through angles and different perspectives
I freeze
every moment in sight.


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What's the big difference from an old updated Fuji xpro1 ( could mention xpro2 also ), oh yes a full frame. The price of course and the Fuji's autofocus if you like. Blimey! The camera world is going haywire again and so are some people. It still comes down to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 185th comment | 4 replies
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dharmagreg: I knew there was a reason I have hung on to my Nikon F100!

Me too and my olympus om2n

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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CortoPA: Hope they make some money from this so that they might re-release some other Films too.

Not from me tho, I shoot roughly one roll a year these days. With a Olympus Infinity Stylus. And in B&W.

The monthly payment for Lightroom and Photoshop is less than having one roll of film developed and scanned.

And the Film Art Snobs......Remind me of Squidward from Spongebob....

Someone seems to forget that we are talking about ektachrome here which is a slide film / dias and a one you hardly develop yourselves. It usually requiers a drum and several baths that few persons have or acquire, as well as one must develop quite a few film to keep the costs down. So you have to leave that to a lab. Taking the time to wait for development is not the difficult part for hobbyists, but the rest of the procedure would very much be digital to show your results.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:28 UTC

I must say I welcome this as well as it shall demand more of the photographer in regard to knowing his tool and how to measure light. Sadly though, it shall have to requier more handy and easy access to development, how to present your pictures as in again a Kodak slide viewer and as many shall do I guess, scan the slides for presenting them onto the internet. So last question arises, what has really changed from the digital, using film again? The feelings? I should think so and as I have all the equipment requiered, I shall certainly return to it occasionally. But on a regular basis, scarcely. The process shall be too demanding unless someone has come up with some ingenious new device.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (434 comments in total)

What happens to creational moments when all you have to do is to film it all sort of, and pick whichever moment you find afterwards and make it a single image! On the other hand marvelous for documentary journalism! No sweat anymore!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:56 UTC as 102nd comment
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Ivar Dahl Larsen: Airliners / Dreamliners also have lithium batteries and have been known to catch fires. Why isn't there a story looked into in regard to those matters.

Because this is Dpreview.com not Dreamlinerreview.com Answer: yes I am aware of that, but people who read this here should be able to put this into a wider perspective and start questioning the use of these batteries and there safety. Just meant as more info on the topic of lithium batteries!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
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Elite83: Tips on operating a camera in below freezing conditions? I can barely touch a recessed button or move a dial to where I want with snow gloves, and bare-hands are unbearable for more than a few minutes. I tried some of those "Photography" snow gloves on B&H... didn't really work that well. What do other people do?

By a camera that can be operated under such conditions, there are several options out there. Pentax, Fuji, Olympus just to name a few from FF - aps-c and m4/3 system.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:19 UTC

Airliners / Dreamliners also have lithium batteries and have been known to catch fires. Why isn't there a story looked into in regard to those matters.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:15 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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nail33: Finally, dark text on a light background. Somebody must have noticed that most reading material has been this way from the very beginning, and continues to be so. Thanks DP for listening to many of your readers.

I like the older version, more visible.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 18:56 UTC

There are many bags out there and I do not see why this one is in question. It all depends on what gear one has. I for instance have two Fuji bodies, two zoom lenses and two primes. They all go into a smaller one than this, all genuine leather, with a large flap and underneath a zipper. Two bought inlays where you can put both cameras side by side and to the side the two primes if you wish. It's neater, just as light as the one mentioned here and nice to look at. Does not even look like a photo bag and has space for papers both in front and to the back, zipped pockets. 11deep x 29wide x26 cm in height. Why do I say all this? Because you can actually buy bags out there that can easily work to everyone's contend, design your own in a way at a much lower price. Mine cost totally $ 100 US and it'll last me my lifetime. Must admit I'm old though. But it is about helping people out there in our community I believe and not to take their hard earned cash from them. A matter of choice though.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 09:18 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (269 comments in total)

Of course it is nice to see pictures, but honestly, seeing pictures here whether from the new pen F or any other camera does not make much of a difference if any at all. So what's the point before a thorough review has taken place? But in lack of .........

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:49 UTC as 25th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)
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getagrip15: A7rii owner here...this thing looks pretty awesome. If I had a need for better autofocus tracking I'd probably pick one of these up. I just don't do a lot of that type of shooting right now. I bet this thing is gonna be great though.

See, not all of us mirrorless owners are idiots :)

For what it's worth. Too large, too heavy, too clumsy for smaller hands and Nikon has not understood the directions and trends as of today. EVF is one thing, light and small is another, but durable and wr, more so thsn indicated!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 13:43 UTC

It seems big, then it is a huge mishap.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

I think the majority of the people new to photography as well as the upcoming generation, are to an extent lazy and wants something fairly small, light and easy as well as quality without knowing anything about apertures and shutters as well as reading light. They just want to take a snap which is good enough for the screens / monitors etc. People who take more interest in photography shall always look for better cameras, but alas as simple as possible. These are the ones who occasionally print images up to a certain size. When one looks at it, what is it that a camera needs? A good lens of course as in a pancake, shutters and apertures easily operable and a variable ISO, that's all really. Whoever wants to take their interest further will do it in their now lightrooms! If raw format can be done right out of the camera or very usable jpegs with no fiddling afterwards, then one has reached a goal. Professional tools on the other hand shall always be there, but not in magnitude!

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 50th comment

I know Pentaxians go haywire about this FF and I too look forward to the specs, but let's be realistic. It has to be as small as it can possibly be coming this late. It should be lightweight as well. FF cameras are not sold in buckets anymore and neither shall Pentax if certain requirements are not met. WR is an absolute, just to stand out from the rest. Tiltable display would be of good use, OIS it already has, and in its FF, it should at least contain the quality of the K3 and not exeed it's size. Pricewise, as good as possible and it shall sell in buckets and outdo anything else in the FF world.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:53 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On article Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls (64 comments in total)
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JahRastafari: Camera of the year is of course the magnificent Canon EOS 7D Mark II. With a whopping 84% review score, achieved despite a mediocre image quality from the year 2012.

In other forums Pentax k30 scores as high and at less than half the price of the Canon 7D mark ll. Voting here has no significance to anyone really.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On photo Just Fishing in the Pentax K Series challenge (9 comments in total)

I congratulate you, envy you and I wish this image shall be recognised for its wonderful clarity and credited a very good photographer. A wonderful image my friend.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 2nd comment

I am looking forward to it and shall possibly wait for the price to go down a bit, meanwhile I'll do with my Pentax 35 - 80mm/4-5,6 which is very good being with me from film time as well as an old sigma 70 - 210mm/4-5,6 which is equally good. For portraits I have a 70mm/2,4 ltd. But I must confess that this 16-85mm intrigues me due to its versatillity and its abillity to withstand harsh weather conditions. As someone has said here before me, Pentaxians seem to want it, they get it eventually and complain before they even know how good it is. I have made images since late sixties and we did marvelous images back then too with lesser quality. For wide angle I use another brand with a pancake 18mm/2 Cheers folks.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 08:58 UTC as 4th comment

In these photographs nothing really deviates from the way the photographer photographed it except the condition of light. What if a photographer underexpose or overexpose a picture, would not the reality of the picture still stand if nothing else is tampered with? It is of importance to raise the question of authencity, but the exampless used here have no significance to the article according to my opinion.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 44th comment
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)

A poll is a poll and the two DSLR's can hardly be compared with a hybrid. I would rather call the poll; the most liked camera according to the poll.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 06:38 UTC as 47th comment
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