Ivan Lietaert

Ivan Lietaert

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

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I like the picture, actually. It does stand out compared to the thousands of other 'light beam' pictures, due to the figure in the dust.
It seems to me that many of the critics here are simply jealous.
Also, it reminds me of another Australian photographer who got in trouble for manipulating his pictures: Frank Hurley. Check this picture: http://picturesofworldwar1.com/photographer-frank-hurley/death-the-reaper

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 64th comment
On 12_ISO3200_P1000233 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

Not so sure about the hair style, but the noise reduction is quite impressive! Better than the GH3.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

A conceptual idea based on the mispronunciation of the word 'the'??? Having the Canon website hacked by an international hackers consortium would have been better than this...
What a waste of budget in these dire times. Who ever came up with this should be sacked instantly. What is happening to Canon? While other brands like Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm bring innovations every couple of months, it has been years since canon brought something exciting to the consumers. Waving a definite goodbye to the Canon brand this moment...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 151st comment
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Ivan Lietaert: Is there anything out there like this for Android and Windows phones?
It would be a testament to credibility of Connect if the author would at least research this, and mention the outcome of that research.
Now, this article is just another plug for the iPhone; an ad disguised as an article.

Before I read your responses, I tried to find a similar app for my Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone. I know this phone is an abomination, according to many, but I love it. I found it hard to find a similar app. In the end, I found the app ProShot, but it failed to install on my Ativ S. Don't know why. My wife owns a Lumia 625, so I'm going to check out the camera app.
It is a testament to the credibility of the author, Lars Rehm, to follow this up and to provide the information about the competing phones. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:08 UTC

Is there anything out there like this for Android and Windows phones?
It would be a testament to credibility of Connect if the author would at least research this, and mention the outcome of that research.
Now, this article is just another plug for the iPhone; an ad disguised as an article.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 19:23 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Just noted that you can switch from mechanical to electronic shutter in the menu and hence from max 1/4000 sec to 1/16000 sec hence bypassing the need for an ND filter. If this is easily accessible it will make this a much more viable camera for me. I usually have my X100 set at f4 and often need the ND filter in daylight at the aperture so this is a big deal. Now about that inbuilt flash and tilt screen Panasonic?

You are right, but this only works with still images, not video. Second, the electronic shutter may induce 'banding' under artificial lighting, as is the case with the GH3, both in video and still images. Silent mode uses the electronic shutter, so the same issue is there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 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 (1869 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 384th comment | 1 reply
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (37 comments in total)

Where is the Q&A?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 06:15 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone post (22 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 (1578 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 342nd comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (802 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 132nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (802 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 135th 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
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