Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 02, 2009 09:15:23
To help DIY fans in the Photosphere to connect, I started a new Facebook group.Join NOW! http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=96052683054
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, May 24, 2009 12:23:24
I just discovered dxomark.com
and played around with it for a while.
This is a great tool for potential camera buyers to use for there own head to head
comparing and would be at help when you are about to decide witch of the cameras
in your price selected competitors to buy.
I brought up two cameras that have had many head to head discussions over the
last year, the Nikon D300 vs the newer cheaper (And also slightly less bulletproof) Nikon D90 just to find out if the newer D90 is as good as the D300 in respect of image quality.
Well, in all but frame rate and bit count - the winner is D90!
More details on D300 vs D90 HERE!
The orange colored bar DxOMark Sensor is a sensor raw quality bar, this
is explained by DxO below!DxOMark Sensor ranks cameras based on real-life photographic scenarios
Objective measurements of RAW
image quality are an essential component
of any analysis of digital cameras. DxO Labs has developed a new scale
for digital camera image quality performance, called DxOMark Sensor, to
serve as an additional tool to help photographers rank and compare
digital cameras. Essentials about the DxOMark Sensor scale:
DxOMark Sensor measures only the RAW image quality
of a digital camera; therefore, DxOMark Sensor is NOT
an evaluation of overall camera image quality or performance.
DxOMark Sensor is a logarithmic scale
in which a 5-point increase corresponds to a sensitivity gain of 1/3 of a stop.
DxOMark Sensor AND resolution:
two metrics of sensor performance.
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, February 08, 2009 19:04:52Jobo Photo GPS for Geo Tagging
It fits in your camera flash shoe and records position data and time stamp.
Together with a clever software it will then be easy to geotag your images.Around 170 USD at Amazon.com (2009-02-08)
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Wed, January 21, 2009 20:29:56
As a die hard DIY guy I must admit that this project will be hard to beat
This guys is actually going to reopen the Polaroid analog Instant Film Production!
They have bought the old factory and equipment in Netherlands and are planing to
deliver the first film in the beginning of next year (2010).
This is an impossible project in it self, but to make the challenge even tuffer
they actually also plan to develop and improve the direct film.
Both in terms of production friendliness but also in technical quality.
Read more about it at http://www.the-impossible-project.com/
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, January 11, 2009 00:07:22
Most people interested in photograpy and photography gear have heard of
Ken Rockwell, this man makes people use words that should never have been used.
Recently he took the initiative of a boycott of the new Nikon D3x due to the way
Nikon try to rob photographers on there money...
"The D3X wins, but I wouldn't
actually buy one unless you have money to earn with it right now. The
price will undoubtedly come down as a result of the boycott, and even
if you do break the boycott and buy one, when the d700x comes out, you're going to want one instead for its better handing, design, size and weight."
Anyhow Ken has now broken the boycott himself due to heavy requests for a review
from his readers :0)
Get the latest news and the D3x review from Ken here!http://www.kenrockwell.com
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, January 04, 2009 15:09:22
The new Solid State Drives SSD
are claimed to be both faster
and less power consuming computer storage devices.
Lots of tests has shown that faster they are but now Tom's harware.com claims that the SSD drives actually draw more juice from your precious batteries and hereby actually reduces runtime on your power outletless resort.Tom's hardware
I still want a couple of those drives since they would improve the performance of memory and disk usage intensive applications like PS CS4 a lot!
Imagine a system with 4 SSD disks in a RIAD array with 2 disks as system disk and 2 of them configured to be virtual memory / swap disk for PS JummmmmY :0)
I will try it in the future when the prices has come down to a level for mortals!
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Fri, December 05, 2008 12:41:17
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Mon, December 01, 2008 09:56:05
The long awaited Nikon D3x is finally here!
Here are some information regarding this new "X-factor" machine from Nikon PRE ORDER THE D3x HERE ! PRE ORDER THE NEW NIKON D3X HERE NOW !
all images borrowed from Nikon.comNikon D3/D3x micro site
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sat, November 29, 2008 16:56:38This might be the Bargain of the year!
My web host One.com are now offering you a irresistible package.
If you plan to set up your own website why not, do it now
it's cheep!Free hosting & domain name. 1000MB and .com or .co.uk domain free for 1 year. Limited time only. Check www.one.com for more details
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Fri, October 31, 2008 10:58:28
The Video cam company RED has announced to rewrite the rules for
digital DSLR cameras.
The working name for this new DSLR killer machine is RED DSMC and is an
abbreviation for "Digital still and motion camera"
Hints of how it might look has been posted at several places on the web
It is a RED scarlet style camera with supplementary delux DSLR style handgrip.
Rumors talks about full frame 35mm sensor but also 9x16 format available.
Film quality 1080p @ up to 100 frames/s (Future upgrades possible)
If this is true and this DSLR killer will carry some of the most wanted fetures
of RED products like the upcoming Epic we will have a cool looking DSLR that
are fully upgradable in the respects of:
Mirrorless design with optical viewfinder
Future proof (at least as long as supported by RED :0)
That is how most of us would have liked to have had our Nikon and Canon DSLR's
made from the first beginning.
No nead to replace the whole fully working camera just to get a better sensor and
faster CPU!Read more about it here!
Hand grip will be optional and detachable for maximum flexibility.
Red scarlet + coke can for size reference gives a hint of what to expect.Read more about it here!
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, October 26, 2008 10:06:22
The World's Finest Grain Color Negative Film! (Claims Kodak)
I will try to get a sample for review to see how it compares to Kodak's
own slide-film E100VS in regards of grain when I scan it. ref:my Sigma 150-500 review with slide-film scan
* Ultra-vivid color
* Exceptional sharpness
* Extraordinary enlargement capability
* outdoor photography
* product photography
Featuring ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, EKTAR 100 offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today.
Ideal for scanning, and offers extraordinary enlargement capability from a 35mm negative. A perfect choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs.Questions and AnswersTech Pub E-4046
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Mon, October 13, 2008 18:59:01
New section at StockholmViews.com"Stockholm info"
page contains information about physical camera stores and photo galleries and exhibitions in Stockholm, Sweden
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Thu, October 02, 2008 17:17:39Canon Mirror Lens 5200mm 1:14 4 sale at Ebay
This thing is huge, look at the canon camera body at the right end of this thing!
When you buy this lens, also get a Hummer H1 with a sturdy roof rack to use as
a tripod :0)
Canon company lens information below:
Canon Mirror Lens
This is the only ultra-telephoto lens in the world capable of taking photographs of objects 18 to 32 miles away (30km to 52kms away). Having a focal length of 5200mm, Canon Mirror Lens 5200mm can obtain one hundred times as large an object image as that of a 50mm lens.
For focusing this mounted or fixed lens on an extremely distant object, two aiming telescopes are set on the side of the lens barrel, and the entire lens is placed on a rigid stand which rotates smoothly. Minimizing the overall length had been a big problem in designing this lens. However, the Catadioptric system that is applied to the other two Canon mirror lenses has succeeded in reducing it down to one third of the nominal focal length. In general focal length and optical aberration increase with each other, however, our long and persistent research and development have succeeded in solving this problem. Canon mirror lens 5200mm composed of spherical main and secondary mirrors and a correction lens would assure you of clear images.
Applications: For Canon SLR/DSLR cameras
Image Format Covered: Over 24x36mm
Focal Length: 5,150mm
Angular Fields of View: Over 36'
Exposure Control: Light quantity is controlled with the use of built-in ND filters
corresponding to 14, 16, 22, 32
Minimum Object Distance: 120 meters
Ambient Temperatures: 40'C—15'C
Optical Construction: 2 mirrors and 3 elements
Optical System: Catadioptric system
Focusing Operation: For still cameras: By moving Bellows 5200
Film plane movable type: Adjust by moving 27mm at 1000mm to infinity
Also capable of adjusting focus to 120m.
Size: 500 (wide) x 600 (high) x 1890mm (deep)
Weight: 100kg (220 lbs) without stand
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Wed, August 27, 2008 13:25:03This is the new Nikon GP-1 GPS taging unit for the Nikon DSLR range.
Released at the same time as the newNikon D90
DSLR. Acquired data:
Latitude, longitude, altitude, time information Time required for satellite acquisition:
Approx. 45 sec. (cold start), approx. 5 sec. (hot start) Power source:
Supplied from camera body Receiving indicators:
Red blinking (GPS data not recorded)
Green blinking (GPS data recorded utilizing three satellites)
Green solid(Four or more satellites detected, GPS data are more accurate) Compatible models:
D90 (via accessory terminal cable GP1-CA90)
D3, D300, D700, D2X, D2Hs, D2Xs and D200
(via 10-pin remote terminal cable GP1-CA10) Attachment:
Attaches to camera’s accessory shoe or a camera strap
via strap adapter GP1-CL1 Dimensions:
Approx. 2 x 1.8 x 1 inchesSupplied Accessories:
GP1-CA90 for connection to the D90
GP1-CA10 for connection to the 10-pin remote terminal of supported cameras
Strap adapter GP1-CL1
All images and data taken straight from Nikon.com
Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sat, August 23, 2008 12:31:35
Has been upgraded to phpBB3.02 to fight spam
This upgrade will force everyone to re register to make posts.
I hope this will end all spaming.