NoRules

NoRules

Lives in Norway Nissedal (Goblin Valley), Norway
Works as a Author/ Art Photographer
Joined on Nov 29, 2005

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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (119 comments in total)

I spent a week in Berlin 6 years ago. I brought with me a Canon 5D with battery grip and the huge 24-70 zoom lens. I found this camera used in a shop for $30. I ended up with placing my Canon in the safe, and shot 3000 images with this one. Day and night, and in rain. Very fun camera. I still have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 62nd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Ricoh KR-10 from the late 1980s.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:44 UTC as 314th comment
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User9719865378: I would rather buy the voigtlander 25mm f4. Good and cheaper.

I have only had bad experiences with Voigts on my Leica M. Bad sentering, bad rendering. Sharp, oh yes. But in a very ugly way. Aperture and focal lengths are gimmicky. I bought for $2000 in Voigts, and sold all but the 15mm. And lost a lot of money. One day with a "cheap" and "slow" Leica lens like the Summitar 35mm, will make you regret every Voigt you have spent money on. An expensive mistake to make.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:38 UTC

I use a Soviet made lens called Orion 15 on my Leica M Monochrom from time to time. It's a 28mm f.6.3. Simply a splendid lens for landscape, and rival the Summicron 35 for senter resolution at f.5.6. Slightly weaker sides, but better corners. The design is a symmetrical Carl Zeiss pre-war Topogon, not unlike the new Leica lens. Also one should look at the Russar 20mm. Very simmilar optical design. These lenses were used for air photography (hence the name Topogon). The lenses are really bad on Sony and other mirrorless cameras, but the Leica sensors give great sharpness on the whole image field. There are also som vignetting, but easy to correct with lens profiling. And they are cheap. The Orion 15 weighs 90g, and is made from aluminium. It sticks out 2-2,5 cm from the camera body. One of the most interesting "Leica" lenses from the Soviet aera for Leica users.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:29 UTC as 10th comment
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NoRules: Just bought a Domiplan 50mm f.2.8 with M42-mount. It cost me $30. Why wait :-)

Just search for "Domiplan 50mm" on eBay.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 16:27 UTC

Just bought a Domiplan 50mm f.2.8 with M42-mount. It cost me $30. Why wait :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (108 comments in total)
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NoRules: Lee Friedlander was once asked why he always only have name of the place and date as titles. He answerd "That is the only objective aspect of my pictures". There is nothing more to say. Let the image speak for it self. When I read what he said I felt very releaved. Photography means writing with light. It's a passive (in most times) activity. We have a device that register light. Behind it we can manipulate it, and we can manipulate what's in front of it (staged photography). The only objective values are time and place. If we go beyond that we enter the realm of metaphysics and mysticism, and that is not needed. The pictures are beautiful, no need to hang a veil over them like titles that obscure and reduce them. Pure photography tells a story that do not need words. If we cross that line we end up with a mess. IMHO.

Thank you for the article! I love to talk about these things

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (108 comments in total)

Lee Friedlander was once asked why he always only have name of the place and date as titles. He answerd "That is the only objective aspect of my pictures". There is nothing more to say. Let the image speak for it self. When I read what he said I felt very releaved. Photography means writing with light. It's a passive (in most times) activity. We have a device that register light. Behind it we can manipulate it, and we can manipulate what's in front of it (staged photography). The only objective values are time and place. If we go beyond that we enter the realm of metaphysics and mysticism, and that is not needed. The pictures are beautiful, no need to hang a veil over them like titles that obscure and reduce them. Pure photography tells a story that do not need words. If we cross that line we end up with a mess. IMHO.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On challenge f/22 (12 comments in total)

You are both right and wrong. Best micro contrast and resolution in the centre is about f.6.3 for full format lenses. Any f-stop smaller than that and resolution falls *in the centre* of the image. Resolution is still (at least very often) increasing at the edges and corners till f.12-16. Smaller than that is all about perceived sharpnes in the form of DOF, or depth-of-field. Micro contrast takes a hit, but larger structures get more into focus. Google the group of photographers that called them selves "group f.64" or photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. They even used f.90. It really comes down to how big you plan to print your image. To the f.64 group, tonality and subject matter was more important than pixel peeping (but when you contact print a 8x10" negative the resolution is limited by the eye :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 18:07 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom (195 comments in total)

The camera weight is 900g or 2 lb. That is big and heavy! Makes me want to go on a safari!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:11 UTC as 66th comment
On photo Sandnes, Telemark, 2014 in the Pentax Q Series challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Storm leaving Telemark in the Night Sky challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks!
I know that most of images like this one are composite exposures, because the tracker blurs out the forground. I like to show the earths rotation when I do astro-landscapes. Because everything moves, always :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 13:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database (141 comments in total)

To go with this camera, every Pentax MF lens from the 80's up untill now fits. I spent about $2000 to get 6 lenses and a 2x Conv., from 35mm to 200mm, all of them with auto-aperture, and 3 of them with AF. Cheaper than old FF legacy lenses ...
I sold all my Leica R lenses and Canon 5DII, and came out with money to spare. Bought a Sigma Merrill for the change, to have a light camera with almost the same performance, now that I have spoilt myself with a big one :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Boss of Sony: I'd prefer an article explaining the point of photography. So far, I can't see a point. It's just people playing with high-tech toys that do nothing useful. The world is here for me to see in all its glory. I don't want reduce the time I can spend enjoying the real world just to produce and view small, 2-D representations of it on a computer screen or a piece of paper.

I actually agree with you, mr. Boss of Sony. If one look at cameras as equipment for understanding the world, the actual world wins, hands down. But if you look at an image as an object in and of itself, it represents its own reality. Now, some images has changed the world, even ended wars, but to me that has more to do with meta-physics, from a Wittgensteinian point of view. But then again nothing we do, ever, if one is not a religious person, has a point. A point means a purpouse, but for what? God, the Universe, Cosmos? Always know that existensialism is your friend :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)

The people writing in DPreview forums are, for the most part, men, from the lower to upper middle class, between 30 and 60 years old, and we are all world champions of photography, perfectly capable to, once every 2nd or 3rd year, after weeks of pixel peeping and reading reviews, to buy the best camera in the world, for a half a months salary. And we do not like flashing lights!
Guess who do like colorful, flashing litgts? Young, outgoing people with a life, buying their first real camera. I am actually planning on buying this for my 12 year old daughter for X-mas this year. I think she will be delighted, and jump up an down for a week, if I just get the color right. You know, photography is ment to be fun too, and for people who actually have other people to take pictures of!
Later, when she comes to her senses, and become stern and serious and more like me and buy her own camera, I will put it back in the box as a collectable, as the high and low point of an entire era.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Milla Lisa in the Mona Lisa - 20th / 21st Century challenge (8 comments in total)

Thanks a lot! I loved the picture that got 3. place.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 7th comment
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

I find it really sad when people use science as a religion, not recognising that the strength of math and logic lies in the dynamic properties of it.
Goodbye, friend.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

Try to mount a Canon or Nikon DSLR on the end of a Coronado Solar Max, and you will very quickly understand what I mean. You will not be able to get infinity focus! Unless you use a barlow 2x, but then the quality is severely degraded, and the balance totally off! There is a piece of reality for you :-) Man, you are a funny person :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: I wish to own this cutie. Especially for its tiny sensor. YES YOU RED IT RIGHT!

Sensor is the best for razor sharp C mount lenses. Surely its more like portrait-Tele for its crop factor. (12mm C lens would be 56mm for this one) and sharp as 0.75-1.3 !!!

Sharing can be managed by a eye-fi card somehow, but fixed rubbish resolution screen is no brainer.

And it also has a great built in flash even many microfourthirds and old NEX cameras does not!

A Nikon 1 might not be superior to a D4, whatever "superior" means, but if the D4 is left at home because of size and weight, the Nikon 1 wins. I can claim that with a straight face. But we are talkning about the Q here, and the Q is far superior to a lot of large cameras I have tested, perticularly regarding astro- and micro-photography. A camera system is about a lot more than just the size of the sensor.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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NoRules: I did this with my Q7. I think it's good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3672812

That is my experience too. On the Q7 a 400mm lens make the sun or moon fill the frame. Combine this with electronic shutter and interval shooting and it's deadly sharp.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
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