Ivan Lietaert

Ivan Lietaert

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

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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 (918 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 184th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (710 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 110th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (710 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 113th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 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 (2979 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 (2979 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 (101 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 1st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 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 32nd 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 (174 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 (636 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 48th 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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)

According to eoshd.com, the GH4 will cost $1,999 and the Interface Unit will cost the same.
As it happens I ordered a GH3 today (the whole kit), and I 'm having mixed feelings now. For what I do, I don't need 4K (right now) and I certainly don't have the funds for a 4K capable editing station and the expensive memory cards and storage etc.
What do you think, should I send back the GH3?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
On The best in smartphone photography 2013 post (54 comments in total)

I think the Lumina 1020 crop images have been swapped by mistake. Right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 09:03 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X20 Review preview (26 comments in total)

This kind of background blur, even at 112mm, is never going to isolate a subject against the background. The background is still distracting.
Your picture is misleading, btw, because the background is very far away here.
Put this guy against a background that is 10m away, and you'll see (almost) as much detail there as in the subject's face.
Anybody looking for a decent background blur should buy a camera with a 1 inch or bigger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:36 UTC as 15th comment

Good for you Forrest!
The least we can say is that this photographer has a message, per definition. Many 'gear heads' on this forum take and post 'empty' pictures showing off their newest lens or camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 05:19 UTC as 6th comment

The specs here are amazing! It seems Sony hit the right spot: sound OK, ND filter OK, many buttons OK.
I'm pleasantly surprised that Sony seems to super charge their new Vegas Pro software, and give it away.
What a bargain!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 19:02 UTC as 5th comment
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