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 7D mkII
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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cdembrey: I'll be LOL when Canon, Nikon and Sony get out of the unprofitable Digital Camera business! Apple and Samsung will take over in a few years—I can hardly wait 8-)

Cdembrey, as much as I agree on the vastly impoving camera's on smatphone's, your statement on a smartphone portfolio for advertising is utterly rediculous.

But then you have 0 picures in you gallery and never entered a contest. Nuff said.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DSLR? I am a little skeptical.

I happen to have the previous model from Manfrotto, and I can tell it's not strong enough to hold my mirrorless... THe legs are fine, but the ballhead just can't keep balance with a little heavier lens. What this might need is a tension screw, so you can tighten this under heavier lenses. Again, all I have is Fujifilm Mirrorless. DSLR is even heavier.

Then unfortunately you have broken your manfrotto. There are numerous video's on youtube showing the Pixi with heavier DSLR camera's like the 7D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u89T-rm6xRg&list=PLtrqs0DOx9H0f4X7ojfLljQ0KyT3bg3tg

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DSLR? I am a little skeptical.

I happen to have the previous model from Manfrotto, and I can tell it's not strong enough to hold my mirrorless... THe legs are fine, but the ballhead just can't keep balance with a little heavier lens. What this might need is a tension screw, so you can tighten this under heavier lenses. Again, all I have is Fujifilm Mirrorless. DSLR is even heavier.

I have the original Pixi and I can confirm that it can even hold the 7Dmkii with the Sigma 17-70C. As long as you place 1 leg below the lens.The ballhead is very strong and will hold a heavier camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 14:37 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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Papi61: You know what's really funny? Despite the Galaxy S6 having a massively better camera than the iPhone 6, what I've read so far from Apple-worshiping American tech "journalists" is something like "the performance is about equal to that of the iPhone 6 camera."

What? Are you kidding me? I mean, this pure theater of the absurd. One has an 8mp 2012 Sony camera module and the other has a brand-new 16mp 2015 Sony chip. Sony must be laughing their a$$es off, since the old 8mp chip is the same now used by budget Android phones (where do you think Apple's massive profits come from? Maybe from buying old and mediocre components at bargain prices and selling their devices at ridiculously high prices?)

But then again, these are the same people who trashed the Moto 360 on its "poor" 30-hour battery and then later claimed that the Apple Watch's 18-hour battery is more than sufficient. They also wrote that Android Wear is an "Apple Watch copycat." Apparently Google has invented the time-machine...

Now you act just like all the people you accuse of being part of Apple Cult. I did not even mention the S6 and still you keep defending it. Like the so hated Apple fan boy.
I just pointed out that with the same sensor you can get different results. But you dismiss this part by presenting non factual information and feelings that Samsung is not treated fairly.

And I mean 16Mpixel on a tiny Phone sensor,.....really...

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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Papi61: You know what's really funny? Despite the Galaxy S6 having a massively better camera than the iPhone 6, what I've read so far from Apple-worshiping American tech "journalists" is something like "the performance is about equal to that of the iPhone 6 camera."

What? Are you kidding me? I mean, this pure theater of the absurd. One has an 8mp 2012 Sony camera module and the other has a brand-new 16mp 2015 Sony chip. Sony must be laughing their a$$es off, since the old 8mp chip is the same now used by budget Android phones (where do you think Apple's massive profits come from? Maybe from buying old and mediocre components at bargain prices and selling their devices at ridiculously high prices?)

But then again, these are the same people who trashed the Moto 360 on its "poor" 30-hour battery and then later claimed that the Apple Watch's 18-hour battery is more than sufficient. They also wrote that Android Wear is an "Apple Watch copycat." Apparently Google has invented the time-machine...

There is so much more to the picture qualilty than just a 8 or 16mp sensor. Resolution of the lens, processing etc. But still people are stuck in pixel peeping and arguments like 16Mp is better that 8mp so it must be better.

Why do you think the Iphone 5S has a lower Dxo score than the Iphone6, although it has the same sensor ?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 09:19 UTC
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Bjrn SWE: Terrible samples, dpreview!

So, let's take a look at Bjrn SWE's profile. How many challenges has he won. Actually he has never even participated in one. And how about his gear and his wide angle lens experiece. Oh.....he has no wide angle lens...

So there you go, a useless comment about the samples from someone without expericence and a tekstbook quote about wide angle photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 06:39 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (229 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: It's about damn time Lightroom goes multi-threaded, and uses GPU for rendering.

ah, so what you should have said it is multi-threaded, but Adobe needs to optimize it.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (229 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: It's about damn time Lightroom goes multi-threaded, and uses GPU for rendering.

lR is already multi-threaded, I use LR5 on a 8core machine and it utilizes all cores.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1317 comments in total)

Excellent, I have been using my canon 40D for 7 years now and despite all the pixel peepers and tech junkies here think it is a antique I mainly use it for sports. Despite the 9 point and only 10.1Mpixels it still serves me well if you know what you are doing.

So the 7Dmk2 will be a major upgrade for me and I will enjoy it for many years.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 135th 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.

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....

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D810 First Impressions Review (1623 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
On article Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated (102 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....

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On article Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated (102 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On article Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated (102 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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
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