Peet van den Berg

Peet van den Berg

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Joined on Jan 28, 2009

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1212 comments in total)

"Tends to slightly overexpose (though easy workaround exists)" A workaround at this price range!? That's like the most basic camera function and it gets it wrong? And it still gets 90%? Inspiring much trust in the review conclusion. NOT!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)

I have now read the review for the 6th time from start to finish plus all the comments. My emotion: disappointed! In the camera? NO! You will have to tear it from my stone cold dead hands to get it from me. (And I only have it for 3 weeks now) My disappointment stems from what I perceive as flawed (or even biased) arguments and apportioning weight to the lack of or the abundance of features in the 7d2 by the reviewers. More so the explanations by the reviewers in the comments section strengthens my conclusions about this. Especially Simon's take on iTR. Why say it's a "pro tool" and then mark it down because it is a complex machine relative to e.g. Nikon's offering (3D with less customisation)

I have put a lot of trust in DP Review's reviews of cameras in the past.

I do not any more.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)

"iTR struggles to accurately track moving subjects, especially fast ones" I have found exactly the opposite - its fast and spot on in half a heartbeat! Are the reviewers used to taking BIF pictures? Love this beast already!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 15 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
In reply to:

Joseph Black: A camera for people who care about photography by a company that cares about photography. Gearheads won't have their spec lust satisfied, but photographers will have one of the best cameras money can buy.

Mediocre?! REALLY? How do you know? Photato go ghet your serious tool then and do not lay eggs in another birds nest.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (363 comments in total)

Dear Mr Butler - quick question. Are you still going to REVIEW this camera? At all? Ever? Please respond at your convenience.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 16:52 UTC as 28th comment
In reply to:

CLEANSHOT: For those of us deciding between Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon has probably lost hundreds if not thousand's of potential sales with their "tape fix". Just not acceptable, considering the price tag.

CLEANSHOT - read Roger Cicala's article over at LensRentals and you will see that you disdain for the "tape fix" is unfounded.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 07:04 UTC

@mantra: Logical and effective.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 06:59 UTC as 59th comment

I just read what Roger Cicala wrote and I qoute "Some people seem to think tape is bad or cheap fix. It’s not. Actually, I can’t think of any camera that doesn’t have a bunch of tape inside. Nor can I remember any high quality zoom lens that doesn’t have tape inside (some of the cheaper consumer grade lenses don’t). This stuff lasts for the life of the camera and then some. Trust me, I’ve taken some water soaked equipment apart where the only thing still working was the tape.

In a previous post, I praised the broad sheets of the same tape used to cover all of the circuit boards: it obviously provides added protection. This solution seems silly, but it’s logical and effective.

Roger Cicala"

Looking at his article on the MKIII that had a loose screw the whole camera is covered inside by this black tape. Problem solved!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 06:35 UTC as 60th comment
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)
In reply to:

Peet van den Berg: @adler1970: Who CARES what you think of the 5D MK III? I certainly do NOT. And who died and made you the sole judge of cameras on this planet? I do not care one owls hoot about what you think.

I am NOT interested in the Nikon D800 be it whatever you think of it. It is as far as I can tell one fantastic camera. I do not know and I do not care. My first camera was a Canon and my last will propably be a Canon for various reasons of which brand loyalty is the last.

PLEASE make a lot of people happy and leave this forum! Please STOP your emotional rants. Go practise your conspiracy theories about large corporations elsewhere. It is annoying! Go to the Nikon forum and sing your praises there - maybe they will appreciate it although I doubt it.Nikon seriously does not need your kind of emotional rubbish to support their brand.

You obviously cannot contribute in a CANON forum about a new product that most people on this forum has either already bought or have on back order.

Moderator?

@ Five Piece Thank you. I do like my 7D a lot and have endless fun in a variety of situations. As you can see I like theater and ballet and here the camera is a pleasure to use. Still use a 40D as second camera although its getting a bit long in the tooth. MK III in the near future (if we can avoid a divorce in the proces he he!)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 06:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)

@adler1970: Who CARES what you think of the 5D MK III? I certainly do NOT. And who died and made you the sole judge of cameras on this planet? I do not care one owls hoot about what you think.

I am NOT interested in the Nikon D800 be it whatever you think of it. It is as far as I can tell one fantastic camera. I do not know and I do not care. My first camera was a Canon and my last will propably be a Canon for various reasons of which brand loyalty is the last.

PLEASE make a lot of people happy and leave this forum! Please STOP your emotional rants. Go practise your conspiracy theories about large corporations elsewhere. It is annoying! Go to the Nikon forum and sing your praises there - maybe they will appreciate it although I doubt it.Nikon seriously does not need your kind of emotional rubbish to support their brand.

You obviously cannot contribute in a CANON forum about a new product that most people on this forum has either already bought or have on back order.

Moderator?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 14:37 UTC as 39th comment | 11 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)

Very informative preview and comparison on noise on 5 D MIII and other Canon models herel: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-DSLR-Camera-Review.aspx.

@ Adler 1970 - couldn't agree more with Razaghi - please go an rant about the D800 on another forum. You sound like a Nikon advert all the time!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 16:50 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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