Ivan Lietaert

Ivan Lietaert

Lives in Belgium Geluwe, Belgium
Works as a English teacher
Joined on May 3, 2009

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (847 comments in total)
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zoranT: Please explain the reasoning behind wanting to buy this, provided that 'pocketability' is not the main criterium (which it isn't, as mentioned in the review). Why wouldn t you go for Fujis or Sony NEXes mirrorless etc. that also are not pocketable? Certainly bigger lenses etc., but remember, pocketability is not the criterium. Yet, much bigger sensors and thus better IQ. I simply fail to understand why someone wouldn t prefer bigger sensors including a comparable price range, when size is not the main sales point.

The Leica optical quality is amazing, all the function reachable through dedicated buttons. The feel of the camera. The amazing quality jpegs: just to give one example, the high dynamic black and white of the LX3 is simply phenomenal. I must say I like the feel of the LX3 much better than that of the LX5 and LX7, so with the LX100, it seems this could be a return to the right feel of the LX3.
4K with a fast Leica lens on a M4/3 sensor. Beat that!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (847 comments in total)

Seems like an amazing camera. I just hope the EVF is good enough. (The EVF on the GH3 is sub par imo) As an LX3 owner (my first real camera), to see this the progress with this series is just intriguing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 157th comment | 1 reply
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (36 comments in total)

Where is the Q&A?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 06:15 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone post (21 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Who cares about Windows for phones?? Learn from Nokia's mistake.

I do! I love my Ativ S!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 05:50 UTC

Very impressive. This is the future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 3rd comment

I wonder about a major flaw that came with the D800: a screen that was off color (it was as if whiteballance was off, but the pictures were just fine).
Together with the flawed D600 (dust on sensor), and the support disaster following, these two issues have not been forgotten. I hope Nikon also 'polished' their quality control and support!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 04:50 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1530 comments in total)

No need for 4K video??? That must be in a parallel universe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 323rd comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

I hate it when dpreview uses the term 'large sensor' here. It is misleading and confusing (how would you call a full frame sensor - gargantuan?). Why not stick to objective terms like 'one inch'? I still remember when they called the LX3's sensor 'large' while it was a 1/1.67 inch sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

Well now, let's wait and see what Panasonic has on offer with the LX8 which is expected half way July. With a similar sensor, but with added 4K video recording, if Panasonic sticks to the proven ergonomics of the LX series, it could well be the camera that will beat the RX100MIII.
On the other hand, the reviewer's 'disconnected feel' is very subjective and may be an indicator for the reviewer's mental state rather than an appreciation of the camera. ;-)
I'm pretty sure the RX100mIII is an amazing tool in experienced hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 124th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

Those were not my words.

But tradition/pedigree does have its advantages. It seems that one of RX100's major attractions, the EVF, also is its main flaw (if not fully extracted, it is out of focus). Sony should be applauded for its innovative designs, but they are not perfect.
For many, the LX7 is the perfect compact camera. The LX8 may well be the perfect 4K, 1 inch successor, and I have a gut feeling it will be priced around 600 euro, which is well under the RX100 III.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

The LX1 was announced in 2005.
The RX100 was announced in 2012.

The LX series' pedigree is 7 years older than the rx100. That was my point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 05:48 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

The LX has a much longer pedigree than the rx series, actually. I agree with you on the 4K aspect. I bought the GH3 on the day the GH4 was announced, accidentally, and I don't see much difference between the GH3 and GH4 footage on vimeo etc. One could argue that 4K is future proof, but on the other hand, in 3 years time, 4K will be much cheaper. Right now, 4k is being hyped, as was pixel count in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

As this is a typical travel camera, the only thing that bothers me is that is not weather and dust sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 06:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 33rd comment | 13 replies
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Hm, I always keep the lens cap in my right hand pants pocket. Never lost one.
To me, it seems that this gimmick would make me lose the cap, unless it were a VERY strong magnet. And a very strong magnet near an electronic device such as a delicate digital camera is never a good idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 20th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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Anzere08: Let's see, how many times are they going to try to clean the sensor (which we know is only a temporary fix) before replacing the shutter? NIKON writes: "...we will continue to offer users of the D600 a special service with which cameras are inspected, cleaned, and IF NECESSARY, shutter and related components are replaced free of charge". I think they are betting on buyers not sending their cameras back for cleaning too many times, hoping they'll give up. I thought the shutter would be replaced if I sent my D600 back, but apparently they are going to try to only clean it an indefinite amount of times first. Apparently they haven't learned their lesson yet.

If they knew only some cameras had the issue, they should be able to give a serial number range before they fixed the issue in production. It sounds like they didn't even try to fix the issue (or they would be able to say, after serial ##### , the issue has been fixed).

That could be their strategy, but if they do that, they'll lose many customers. I had the same experience with a household applience, and after sending it back and forth several times, my patience was gone and I never bought that brand again.
In camera world, so many brands are competing, Nikon simply can't afford treating customers like that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
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Alain Laboile: Thanks all for your comments, some of them are really... interesting.

Thank you for having the courage to share these pictures. I am a father of three myself, and all your picture are very recognisable. I am sure that your children will be thankful to you for these pictures when they are grown.
It is sad that in this day and age, creative people are being attacked for being... creative. Please continue recording your family life for posterity.

You are in good company:
http://sallymann.com/selected-works/family-pictures

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

I have been using the V1 for almost a year now. I bought it when the price came down after the V2 was announced.

It is my favourite walk around camera (I also own a 550D and a GH3), for family outings and even the more creative work.

The camera is very intuitive and I never regret the lack of buttons. It basically is a camera that allows to forget about any technicalities and completely focus on the subject, the environment and the action going on around me. And because it is so lightning fast and responsive, I seldom miss a shot.

But hey, some people care about pictures, while others care about specs. I respect both.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

...every single frame from the DRAGON is 109meg

Does anybody take this fact into consideration?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 06:13 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)

In my opinion, the jpegs are superior. Why bother with raw in this case? There's little or no improvement at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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