Madaboutpix

Madaboutpix

Lives in Germany NW, Germany
Works as a teacher of English and Geography, secondary level
Has a website at 500px.com/marc_synwoldt
Joined on Apr 26, 2012
About me:

An amateur photographer and evolutionist Pentaxian. Marc picked up his first SLR at the age of fourteen, but without a darkroom he grew increasingly frustrated with the tribulations of analogue photography. It took him a while to fully appreciate digital, but then he embraced it wholeheartedly. The unprecedented level of control, the power to give images that finishing touch that would make them match his memory of a scene - it still seems like magic to him. Which hasn't changed his conviction that there is merit in getting things right in camera, rather than posterizing images to death. Much of his work falls under travel photography (in its broadest sense), which is little wonder since he shoots a large portion of his images on walks and trips, but otherwise he will capture just about anything that compels him to grab his gear. Marc lives in the Lower Rhine region, near the Dutch border. To explore his photography, check out his profile on 500px (click on link above) or visit pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/Madaboutpix.

Madaboutpix's recent activity

  • You must be such fun at parties, Mike FL.

    Any more substance to your oh-so-assured predictions of doom than a 3D-printed mock-up that is a mere reference exhibit and never was intended to be...

  • I, for one, like the hints on its design, even if the final product should look somewhat different. It is a distinct Pentax design, given the nod to the brand's legendary 6x7 film MF, and the way...

  • While you're listing some areas where there is certainly room for improvement (AF-C, flash sophistication), others seem a bit odd (kit lenses, colour rendering).

    Whereas my old K-7 was not exactly...

  • While you're listing some areas where there is certainly room for improvement (AF-C, flash sophistication), others seem a bit odd (kit lenses, colour rendering).

    Whereas my old K-7 was not exactly...

  • Dpr used to be a fun place and reliable source for solid, thorough technical reviews, even of Pentax products. Back in 2009, it was dpr's review, anlong with competing reviews of it on Imaging...

  • Dpr used to be a fun place and reliable source for solid, thorough technical reviews, even of Pentax products. Back in 2009, it was dpr's review, along with competing reviews of it on Imaging...

  • Dpr used to be a fun place and reliable source for solid, thorough technical reviews, even of Pentax products. Back in 2009, it was dpr's review, along with competing reviews of it on Imaging...

  • @Anastigmat:

    "The *ist D was the last time Pentax was competitive with the competition," you claim.

    Sorry, but looking back at a whole sequence of highly competitive DSLRs in the mid- to...

  • @Anastigmat:

    "The *ist D was the last time Pentax was competitive with the competition," you claim.

    Sorry, but looking back on a whole sequence of highly competitive DSLRs in the mid- to...

  • Thanks a lot, DPR, for posting these rare images. They may not constitute fine art nor distinguished photojournalism, but then they were never meant to. And viewed on their own terms, they provide...

  • Well, as an amateur photographer basically enjoying his new camera, I haven't performed any systematic, let alone laboratory-standard tests. However, I do think what I'm seeing in the K-3 images ...
  • Have been owning the K-3 for less than a month yet, but already shot 600+ images with it, if that is any indication of the fun I've had with it. Coming from a K-7, which I used through nearly five ...
  • Depicting weapons and other war-related subjects will always remain a sensitive issue requiring some tact. I count myself lucky in that I've never had to fight in a war, nor experienced it in any...

  • Depicting weapons and other war-related subjects will always remain a sensitive issue requiring some tact. I count myself lucky in that I've never had to fight in a war, nor experienced it in any...

  • Well, when I get a new lens (maybe I shouldn't, but I buy them all new on principle), I do a few test shots to determine if I've picked a cola bottle, or if there are any front- or backfocus...

  • Thanks for bothering to comment in such comprehensive manner. You are a true Pentax resource, Alex. Will sure check out your 18-135 comparison against the 18-55.

    Reviews of the 18-135, apart from...

  • I'm not a pro, nor do I know any (personally), but I'm beginning to get a feeling of what the K-3 can do with capable glass, and your point about choosing one's tools depending on the job makes...

  • When electronics manufacturers do include 3.0 cables, they tend to be ridiculously flimsy anyway, it would seem.

    I ordered the K-3 with DA-L 18-55 WR kit, because it cost the same as the body...

  • When electronics manufacturers do include 3.0 cables, they tend to be ridiculously flimsy anyway, it would seem.

    I ordered the K-3 with DA-L 18-55 WR kit, because it cost the same as the body...

  • As I'm habitually ranting about the points you're adding, I was taking them for granted, I guess. ;)

    BTW, my K-3 finally showed up yesterday. While unboxing was a mixed experience - what with the...

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