Norway (Kristiansand)
Peder Juel Carlsen
peder@photoworld.no

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MY NEW CAMERA

The Sony a7iii is my new daily work horse. This camera is a full frame camera that shoots in 4K 8-bit and up to 120fps in 1080p. This camera has 15 stops of dynamic range and won the best camera of the year award in 2018. The camera has a fantastic 5 axis image stabilizer. The RAW files are fucking huge, but they can be edited dramatically in post.

On the video side of the features you have something called log profiles that makes your image completely flat so you can grade it in post and really get the 15 stops of dynamic range out of the camera. The 4K on this camera is the best you can find in a DSLR camera yet. The 4K is actually downsampled from a 6K sensor. That means that you take about 4 pixels placed in one pixel. You will end up with more detail and sharpness in every pixel and that will make a beautiful image that no other DSLR camera has. This camera has the number 1 autofocus and eye detection on the market and it has a 24mp sensor. It is made of strong aluminium and the camera is fully weather sealed.

What i needed in my camera. I needed a camera that was made of metal/aluminium, it needed to be weather sealed and be able to work in any weather, it needed to have 4K and 120fps in 1080p, it needed to have a fantastic autofocus, it needed to have a good lens series, it needed to be full-frame, it needed to have a mic input and a headphone jack. This camera does have all that and much more…


MY NEW REFLECTOR

I need to tell you that the reflector I made is still alive but 3 weeks after I made that one I went out and purchased a 5 in 1, 110cm reflector and I have used it since then. The reason that I purchased the 5 in 1 reflector is because it is much more durable and you also get the 5 different colors which is very nice to have…


MY CAMERA

I am using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 not the mark 2 but the mark 1. This is shortly told the best camera for me because of the 5-axis image stabilizer and the weather sealing that makes this camera nearly impossible to break. It is also made by metal so it wouldn’t crack if you drop it. I have dropped my camera way too many times but it still survives. This is a mirrorless camera, so it is very small in size.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The image sensor of Four Thirds and MFT measures 18 mm × 13.5 mm (22.5 mm diagonal), with an imaging area of 17.3 mm × 13.0 mm (21.6 mm diagonal), comparable to the frame size of 110 film. Its area, ca. 220 mm², is approximately 30% less than the quasi-APS-C sensors used in other manufacturers’ DSLRs it is around 9 times larger than the 1/2.3″ sensors typically used in compact digital cameras.
The Four Thirds system uses a 4:3 image aspect ratio, like compact digital cameras. In comparison, DSLRs usually adhere to the 3:2 aspect ratio of the traditional 35 mm format. Thus, «Four Thirds» refers to both the size and the aspect ratio of the sensor. However, the chip diagonal is shorter than 4/3 of an inch; the 4/3 inch designation for this size of sensor dates back to the 1950s and vidicon tubes, when the external diameter of the camera tube was measured, not the active area.
The MFT design standard also specifies multiple aspect ratios: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 (the native HD video format specification), and 1:1 (a square format). With the exception of two MFT cameras, all MFT cameras record in a native 4:3 format image aspect ratio, and through cropping of the 4:3 image, can record in 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1 formats.
In addition, all current Micro Four Thirds cameras have sensor dust removal technologies
This was copied from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Four_Thirds_system      

I really love this camera. I travel a lot, so this camera is perfect for me because of the small size. I’m a little frustrated that it doesn’t have is a flash though, but that is because this camera is a professional consumer camera so you shouldn’t be using the in body flash if it was there. But if you are traveling as me you don’t want to take up space with a flash, so it would have been very good to have it. However on the lower budget cameras in the same series you get a flash and I think that is a good feature, but I don’t like that they have stopped weather-sealing them.
The camera has micro four sensor so when you put on a lens you will get the double mm of what the lens tells you, if it is a 50mm prime it will be a 100mm prime in full frame and if it is a 24-70 it will be a 48-140 in full frame.  


I MADE A REFLECTOR

This is a home made reflector. It was made because I was going to take portraits of everyone in my class.  I needed a light reflector but none of my near by stores had reflectors that were over 30cm. I decided to make my own. I started with glueing two plates of cardboard together. After drying, I glued the whole front side and started wrapping it with aluminium foil. First one layer, after drying, I glued another layer of aluminium foil on the plate. I used hobby glue for the whole project.

When I tried to use it to see the result, I was shocked. It was actually working surprisingly well. It almost worked better then the reflectors you buy from the store. To make it more solid I used blank tape around the whole edge, and on the whole back. This helps the cardboard to be more solid and it helps the foil to be on the cardboard.

I know that this is not gonna be your full time reflector but it is was fun to make it and it can be good if you not want to spend much money on a reflector. The reflector can also be good for trying a cheap reflector to see if you want to by a reflector from your camera store.

In this picture you can see that I have tape that covers the whole back of the reflector, this is to protect it from scratches and to hold the foil on to the cardboard.

In this picture you can see that I have tape that covers the whole back of the reflector, this is to protect it from scratches and to hold the foil on to the cardboard.    


THE START

10.05.18 I made a website named Photoworld to inspire other people to take photos of the world.