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 Nikon D810 Preview preview (1496 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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Clyde Thomas: Sony users can save $600 and just get a good copy of the old Minolta 28-135 which outshoots all y'all.

http://artaphot.ch/minolta-sony-af/objektiv-vergleiche/311-70mm-pisa-2008

Put that in your A7 pipe and smoke it!

Your remarks about the yellow colour cast is just as old as your Minolta Lens. This might have been true in the time when we were shooting film, but I own lot of Canon and Sigma lenses. And none of them, except for the old Sigma 28-105 2.8/4 has a yellow cast.

And as far as competion goes, it is always good to have a valid alternative. Sigma is putting out some excellent products lately. If only it makes Canon move on....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:43 UTC

As a 25 year long Canon user I thought I'd take a look at the Nikon camp. I thought the D600 was a nice upgrade for my current Canon 40D. Since it takes Canon ages to bring out a new 7D.

But to my utter surprise it is just the same over here. Canon broke Simga lens support (aperture stays open) from the Eos 33 and upwards. I own a lot of Sigma lenses and would be very upset if it suddenly stopped working. So much for my D610 wishes...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 79th comment

These things are build for life, I love using my "old" 190. But they still manage to improve things and provide better build quality.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:56 UTC as 8th comment
On Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C review preview (89 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: Could the softer edges at wide angle be due to field curvature? In my experience this is more of a problem with fixed-distance test charts than in real-world use.

Ik owned the original Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 and used it on my 10D and 40D for almost 7 years. I recently upgraded to this new C version last month and it is way better than the old version. The old one was a bit soft and also a bit out of focus at 70mm, this new C version is perfect at any zoom length.

So I am well pleased with this lens, I will use it on the 7DmkII in the future as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 07:52 UTC
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Henrik Herranen: They lost me at the line where they said:
"Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM (equivalent to a 40mm f/2.8)"
(followed by many other lines of similar, ahem, data).

They really should know better. 40/2.8 on FF is _NOT_ the equivalent of 24 f/2.8 on crop. If it was, both systems would have the same DoF and blurring capabilities, but they don't.

Different images = no equivalence.

interesting that the same lens is sharper on the new 700D than on the 7D.

Oh and don't buy the kit version, but buy a 700D body and a Sigma 17-70 OS HSM DG.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 15:28 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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raizans: Olympus already tried the tiny DSLR thing before concluding that mirrorless was the way to go. I guess Canon didn't get the memo. ;)

The ignored the Memo as it was invalid.

My girfried has a old Minolta Dynax Dslr and hates it for being too clumsy and heavy. She likes the mirrorless stuff for being light and compact, but also likes to use the viewfinder.

So this is what she has been waiting for, already one 100D has been sold !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 07:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Here's my handy review:

It's lighter than expected. It's more plasticky than expected (not in a bad way). The viewfinder is lovely and large and bright. The autofocus is nice and simple. The button layout is excellent. The picture quality is as good as anyone's. Canon seem to have opted for unnecessary gadgets that no-one will use (wifi, GPS) instead of useful things like built in flash.

Overall it's a nice carry-about camera for people who are kidding themselves that full frame is going to make a major difference to their photos, when really it's the viewfinder they will notice most. Gadget freaks will worry that it hasn't got this or that complex function but it's got all you need to take great photos easily. I'd buy one.

And the price is already down to 1700 Euro's (body) and the 7D is around 1200 euros currently. This makes the 6D a very interesting proposition.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 22:16 UTC
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