Eelco van Vliet

Eelco van Vliet

Lives in Netherlands Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Works as a ICT Information Security Consultant
Has a website at http://www.epv.no-ip.com
Joined on Mar 2, 2006
About me:

Canon Eos 40D
Sigma 17-70OS HSM 2.8 4.0 C
Sigma 70-200 DG EX HSM
Speedlite 420EX
Manfrotto 190Prob and 804RC2
Manfrotto 681B + quick release

Leica Dlux-6
Metz AF24P flash

Canon Eos 33
Sigma 28-105 2.8-4

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (901 comments in total)

Nice camera, but I hate the fact that there is no flash hot shoe, as the tiny flash always lacks power with indoor shots. Or even a remote trigger for a speedlite flash would be nice.

I personally use a small Metz flash on my Leica Dlux 6 and it works like a dream indoors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 07:27 UTC as 32nd comment
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topstuff: This seems like a camera from another era.

Huge and heavy. Average image quality. Only saving grace is probably class leading AF. Now that is great if you are really into shooting sports or birds flying around, but for everyone else this camera seems a colossal waste of time and money.

I don't doubt we will see people wandering around Disney with these things.

Canon will sell plenty of these people who just want a big fancy camera. They'll pretend in their minds that they are just the same as the guys at sports events with the big white lenses, figuring if its good enough for them, its good enough for me.

But for anyone who doesn't shoot sports or birds, this camera is a huge let down simply because it seems from another generation. Cameras like the Samsung NX1 show what technology is bringing down the line with next-gen sensors, 4K stills etc etc. Canon have chosen to deny their customers this stuff. I think that is a shame.

So lets look at topstuff's profile, is he a pipelpeeper or techjunkie or actually someone who uses this camera for what it is for, a tool for photography.

the answer is 2 submitted pictures, no entries in the challenges, no albums. It is clear to me.

I am still on a Canon 40D and had a AE1, Eos 100, 33 and a 10D before. I shoot (F1) racing and action sports like Windsurifing. The 100 had 1 focus point, the 33 had 6. Even with F1 racing I had only about 10% AF errors. THe 40D still does a great job, we have just come back from La Palma/La Gomera and took some wonderful shots with them.

I wish most of this community would start taking pictures in stead of chasing the last 98% to 99% upgrade. Get the skills to get a hit rate of 99% AF on a 40D, before perusing the next tech gizmo to hang around your neck.

btw the 40D will be replaced by the 7Dmkii. If only for the reason not to carry a AVCHD camcorder with me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
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Eelco van Vliet: Unlike most of the other moaners, pixel-peepers and spec junkies that has flooded this site. I still use a 40D and I am actually using it what Canon intended it for. Taking pictures...

Although the 40D might look like a dinosaur to most of us, it still manages to do a great job, as well as my 10D did before. So in short the 40D will soon be on sale as the 7DmkII ticks all the boxes for me.

Olypan, no gear listed, no submitted photo's and no reviews. You made my point exactly clear....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:53 UTC

Unlike most of the other moaners, pixel-peepers and spec junkies that has flooded this site. I still use a 40D and I am actually using it what Canon intended it for. Taking pictures...

Although the 40D might look like a dinosaur to most of us, it still manages to do a great job, as well as my 10D did before. So in short the 40D will soon be on sale as the 7DmkII ticks all the boxes for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1593 comments in total)

Great camera on paper and a real treat as a second camera next to a DSLR. I still love my Dlux-6 and use it a lot especially on winter holiday's.

a great tip is to get the Metz AF24 bounce flash. It is not too bulky, I have used it on the LX3 and Dlux-6, but it greatly improves your indoor shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 368th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2268 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Poor Canon and Nikon, they are stuck in the past with 1080p DSLRs while companies like Samsung have cameras like the NX1 with cinema 4K and 15fps with AF.

How will the NX1 fit my Sigma 70-200 EX HSM ?
Does Samsung supply a hammer for that purpose ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2268 comments in total)

impressive camera, just what I have been waiting for. I think my 40D may be on sale soon, at least until the novelty wears off and the price drops to a reasonable level. Say 1200 Euro's.

oh btw am I missing something, no remote flash trigger ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 495th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Investors in the D810 (who dumped their D800's) will be a bit annoyed in six months when a brand new D900 (or whatever) hits and you get to take another $1000 depreciation bath.

perhaps it is better to keep shooting with the D800 and use it and start taking pictures. In stead of persuing the latest kit and moan abount losing a lot of money.

I am still on a Canon 40D and it still does the job well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (104 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: the face of disappointment has a new name ... Leica T !

There were hardly any entry level DSLR's in the 90's. The Canon D2000/Kodak520 was released in 1998 and not really a entry level DSLR. The D30 was released in 2000 but is no entry level camera either. The same goes for Nikon.

Now I owned a Canon D30 as well as a 10D, and actually used them. so I know how noisy it is. And even at only 6Mpix it is way noisier than these sample shots. Especially if you consider the difference in resolution. Also the D30 only does 1600ISO, so there is no way you can compare the D30 noise to the T701 at 12500 ISO....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (104 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: the face of disappointment has a new name ... Leica T !

please elaborate on your detailed observation which lead to this dissappointment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (104 comments in total)

I see the missing battery has been found.

I actually like the Jpeg output, but it seems that RAW still is the way to go to get the most out of this camera. The boukeh is also very nice in shots L1010185 and L1010064-ACR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 21st comment
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stevens37y: The surprise slide 10 comes tomorrow:
The camera works even without a battery it has 16G memory + standby battery for 1000 pictures built in :)

@HowaboutRAW

You need to stop taking yourself so seriously, or take a nice long holiday for some rest...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:21 UTC
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Eelco van Vliet: I have been reading Dpreview since the beginning, but this is cheap journalism and totally unnecessary. What has gotten into the mind of the author to start this cheap bashing on Leica over a missing battery.

If only they would have been this brave to Nikon over their D600. Now that would have been a proper statement.

Now in return you must write a full detailed review on this camera and finish the Pana DMC-FZ1000 review. And don't you dare to tag it with Humor again...

Yes you definately missed the humorous irony...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:18 UTC
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stevens37y: The surprise slide 10 comes tomorrow:
The camera works even without a battery it has 16G memory + standby battery for 1000 pictures built in :)

He did not say record, he just said work.

My Canon 100 als 33 also work without film, but not without a battery.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:05 UTC

I have been reading Dpreview since the beginning, but this is cheap journalism and totally unnecessary. What has gotten into the mind of the author to start this cheap bashing on Leica over a missing battery.

If only they would have been this brave to Nikon over their D600. Now that would have been a proper statement.

Now in return you must write a full detailed review on this camera and finish the Pana DMC-FZ1000 review. And don't you dare to tag it with Humor again...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
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Vetteran: dpreview has always been extremely harsh on Leica. What's the motivation for dpreview to write this article? Why didn't dpreview just contact Leica and then write the article once the battery was received? No, instead preview decided to write this article to make Leica look like a bunch of fools. This article is the ultimate troll.

@stevens37y
I own a Dlux-6, which in essence is a Panasonic LX-7. But I liked the grip (or lack of) of the Dlux better. And got a Lightroom licence bundled with it which I needed. Cost me 100 Euros more to get the Leica over the Panasonic. Not even close to your mentioned 2x price.

And Panasonic would probably not have done so well without Leica. Benifitial for both of them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 13:53 UTC
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Vetteran: dpreview has always been extremely harsh on Leica. What's the motivation for dpreview to write this article? Why didn't dpreview just contact Leica and then write the article once the battery was received? No, instead preview decided to write this article to make Leica look like a bunch of fools. This article is the ultimate troll.

Why is Leica harsh on customers ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Eelco van Vliet: too bad it has lost the hot shoe, a simple bounce flash like the Metz AF24 will massively improve your indoor shots. I use it on my Leica Dlux-6 and used it on de LX-3.

Although the EVF is nice, the loss of the hot shoe is a no go for me..

Everything else on this camera is nice, Sony at least does a good job on developing a proper camera range with interesing models like this one.

The shadows under the eyebrows are more disfiguring than flattering.

You really must be joking, as I have never seen that before on any of my shots. Unless you grow a full bush of hair on top of your eyes. I suggest a trimmer.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 09:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

too bad it has lost the hot shoe, a simple bounce flash like the Metz AF24 will massively improve your indoor shots. I use it on my Leica Dlux-6 and used it on de LX-3.

Although the EVF is nice, the loss of the hot shoe is a no go for me..

Everything else on this camera is nice, Sony at least does a good job on developing a proper camera range with interesing models like this one.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 08:23 UTC as 396th comment | 3 replies

My girlfriend has the very old one on a Dynax 5. Since the Minolta is starting to have some issues, we are looking at the Eos100D or 700D with this new lens. Lighter and better build, with OS makes it an interesting choice if you are looking for a lens like this.

The bokeh is still a bit nasty and also the concrete pillar shows some distortion. But hey, this is about the best you can get from such a design. Since a 18-200 is a compromise in its self.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 15th comment
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