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Filters for Sigma 8-16mm lens

Reviews Posted on Thu, June 21, 2012 08:45:20

I have just posted my review of the one and only available filter system for the great Sigma 8-16mm HSM lens and I like the Lucroit/HITECH system a lot!
Read all about it here:

Nikon D7000, Sigma 8-16mm HSM, Lucroit/HITECH filter system

Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Reviewed as calibrated with the i1-Display2 Colorimeter

Reviews Posted on Wed, March 02, 2011 12:15:45

I have just finnished my 3page review of the impressive 27″ Dell U2711 IPS panel equiped Widescreen monitor. Once profiled and calibrated with the i1-Display2 It showed to be a sheep in a wolf’s clothes in regards of performance.

Read more about this great monitor from Dell Here!

Canon CanoScan 9000F review

Reviews Posted on Thu, May 06, 2010 17:05:21

Canon just released a new scanner again 2010 05 05
And Yes! Im reviewing it right now and will continue to do so untill I squeezed
out all the best from this scanner!
Keep your self updated at

I have also been waiting for something new and interesting from Epson like a
replacement for the aging V700/V750 but noooothing at all for years :0(

The New CanoScan 9000F looks promising, lets take a look at the specs.
Get it here when available!

CanoScan 9000F

Type Desktop Colour Flatbed Scanner with Film Adaptor Unit

Scanning element CCD 12-line colour

Light source White LED

Optical resolution 9600×9600dpi (film)¹ 4800×4800dpi


Selectable resolution 25 – 19200dpi

Interface Hi-Speed USB

Scanning gradation (colour) 48 bit input -> 48/24 bit output

Scanning gradation (greyscale) 48 bit input -> 16 bit (Film scanning only) / 8 bit output

Maximum document size A4 / Letter [216 x 297mm]

EZ-Scan Buttons 7 buttons (PDFx4, AUTO SCAN, COPY, E-MAIL)

Preview speed Approx. 3 sec¹

Scanning speed (colour) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scanning speed (greyscale) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scanning speed (B&W) 1.2 msec./line (300 dpi), 12.1 msec./line (4800dpi)¹

Scan speed (A4, 300dpi, Colour) Approx. 7 sec¹

Film Handling 35mm strip (negative/positive)/12 frames, 35mm slides
(negative/positive)/4 frames,
120 format film max 6 x 22cm (filmstrip only)

Software included ScanGear, MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio,
SilverFast SE, Adobe Photoshop Elements

Power supply AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption approx. 15W (Operating)
approx. 0.9W (Standby)
approx. 0.5W (Switch-off)

Dimensions approx. 270 x 480 x 111mm
Weight approx. 4.6kg

Upcoming Sigma 8-16mm lens

Reviews Posted on Mon, April 26, 2010 09:48:32


The review is done and I love this lens sooo much smiley

You can find the review at:

I have now pre-ordered the Sigma 8-16mm and intend to review it as soon as
I can get my sticky fingers on it

If you want it as bad as I do, make sure to order yours at Amazon A.S.A.P
as the waiting list will grow fast!

Pre-order it here!

Ipod / Iphone photo apps

Reviews Posted on Tue, December 22, 2009 21:48:28

I just bought a Iphone and are starting to explore it’s possibility’s.
I also plan to review some of the many applications that are suitable for
photographers and to make a list over available ones.

I can ensure you, there are many and many of them are good an very helfull
for everyday use for the keen photographer.

Sooo keep looking back to

Happy holidays/ Stefan

Projector for digital slide shows

Reviews Posted on Tue, May 12, 2009 10:13:17

I have just published the first pages on my comparing review of the Epson PT-AE3000u digital 1080P projector head to head with a trusty old Leica P150 slide projector. The review will continue to be updated until I feel its done :0)

During this projector investment / investigation and review I also had to get a HDMI extender to be able to hook up my stationary computer from a quite long distance.
This led me to a HDMI over TP cable extender I found it very useful and wrote a review of that one to [Here]


Panorama software compared

Reviews Posted on Wed, December 17, 2008 16:37:37

During my Diy / Review project of the Gigapan imager panorama robot head I ended up doing a comparing review of several different panorama stitching applications.

The review can be found here!

Coffee filter for white balancing

Reviews Posted on Wed, December 17, 2008 13:47:27

The magazine “Professional Photographer” have made a comparing review of five different white balance filters for digital photography and they have included the cheapskate version of a Melita coffee filter in there review.

The result is quite amazing and I must say that the coffee filter version came out of this with great honor :0)

The filter review
The cheapskate DIY solution

KodaK Ektar 100

Reviews Posted on Mon, November 24, 2008 13:20:53

I just got a sample of the new KodaK Ektar 100
This is announced to be the color negative film to chose for finest possible grain.
It should therefore likely be a good film for scanning purposes.

I will review this film in the near future, I just have to make some exposures and
have the film developed first :0)

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Cullmann Magnesit 35nm WB

Reviews Posted on Tue, November 04, 2008 22:05:17

I have posted a review of my ball heads the great…..
Cullmann Magnesit 35nm WB and 25nm ball head review
The 35nm is a mighty ball head that makes a beer look as small as it
appears when you drink it, and I’m quite sure that it will outlast the beer to :0)

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New review item on its way :0)

Reviews Posted on Sun, October 05, 2008 15:48:20

I have put an order and this thing is now shipping, I will probably get it by 20081007
and will start to review it A.S.A.P

Update 20081101 the thing has arrived, right now first pages on line!
/ Stefan

The GigaPan Imager Review
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Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM review

Reviews Posted on Tue, September 23, 2008 12:52:24

My sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM review
have started, it will go on until I feel done.
You can find the first pages posted at the link below.
Sigma 150-500mm OS review

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Sigma 150-500mm OS review

Reviews Posted on Fri, July 11, 2008 17:33:31

My Sigma 150-500/5,0-6,3 HSM DG APO OS for Nikon
arrived today smiley so expect to find a new unscientific review
on my website within the next few weeks.
It certainly looks and feels impressive on my D200 but I have still
not had the opportunity to evaluate it’s optical quality.

I will use my trusty Nikon 18-200 VR to compare it against in the 150mm
and 200mm area and maybe I will be able to borrow an Sigma 80-400 OS
to compare against also, this will be fun for suresmiley

Thats all for now!

Canon 8800F 10 page review online.

Reviews Posted on Fri, January 25, 2008 13:30:05

My Canon canoscan 8800F scanner review is now finnished and online.
This nice flatbed scanner with film scanning capacity seams to be a competative
alternative in its price segment.
I bought this scanner for this review and I have nothing in relation with Canon.
In short my review is unbiased and independent.

The Canon 8800F review ended up to become 10 pages, the last parts of the review covers
some more or less radical tweaks, just to make sure that there is no
hidden performance unrevealed in this scanner !

This includes glass less scanning and wet scanning experiments with the 8800F.
It also contains attempts to control image degradation due to vibrations.

Specifications: (Taken from

Scanner Type

Flatbed, color and monochrome

Scanner Element

Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Light Source

White LED1

Max. Resolutions

Optical: 4800 x 9600 dpi2

Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi

Scanning Mode

Color: 48-bit internal / 48-bit external (selectable in driver)
Grayscale: 48-bit internal / 8-bit external

Max. Document Size

8.5″ x 11.7″

Max. Film Size

35mm x 12 Frames (Negative/Positive), 35mm x 4 Frames (Negative /
Positive Mounted Slides), 22cm x 6 Film Strip (120 Roll Film)


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Dimensions (W x D x H)

10.7″ (W) x 18.9″ (D) x 4.0″ (H)


9.2 lbs.

OS Compatibility

Windows Vista™, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v.10.2.8 – 10.4.x


CD-ROM including Printer Driver, Setup Software and User’s Guide,
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, ArcSoft® PhotoStudio®, MP Navigator EX,
NewSoft® Presto! PageManager® (Windows only), ScanSoft® OmniPage ® SE

Power Source

AC Adapter 120V, 60Hz

Max. Power Consumption

18W (1.5W standby)

Environmental Conditions (without condensation)

Operating Temperature: 50° – 95° F

Operating Humidity: 10% – 90% RH


Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program.5

Canon 8800F review has Started!

Reviews Posted on Tue, November 13, 2007 12:59:51

The 8800F review page 1 and 2 up and running smiley
I promise to dig deep in to this scanner review to find out how to get the most out of the 8800F even if it involves modifications, software tweaks and Voodoosmiley

Same day Vuescan was updated to support this new scanner smiley
I will start the review next week (V 47 – 2007).
Link to upcoming review!


I have now put an order for an Canon canoscan 8800F.
The review of this new scanner from Canon will take part wthin the next two weeks!
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In the review I will use the same images as previous been used in my Canon 8600F/9950F/FS4000 review so that it will be easy for you to determine if this scanner deliver god enough scans for your demands.


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