TakePictures

TakePictures

Lives in Netherlands Maastricht, Netherlands
Works as a Researcher
Joined on Sep 20, 2005
About me:

I hope you don't care about my equipment, but rather want to take a look at my photos (see link above).

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On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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OBI656: Fuji creates pretty good quality cams and lenses but they do not have sensor (film) ... Unfortunately. 36 mp and up is for Fiji just Science Fiction ...

You must be famous.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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stevo23: Once again, Fuji and the lenses. This looks like a well thought out one.

I don't doubt that Nikon and Canon could make something like this for APS-C. The thing is that Fuji does actually do it and they don't.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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OBI656: Fuji creates pretty good quality cams and lenses but they do not have sensor (film) ... Unfortunately. 36 mp and up is for Fiji just Science Fiction ...

Thank you for redefining science fiction.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If only they would make some 24 MP Bayer bodies... for less than $1000

See eight comments below.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If only they would make some 24 MP Bayer bodies... for less than $1000

Then what?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:15 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Aur: Fujifilm makes some of the best low to medium budget wide angle lenses right now imo, they have far less distortion than canon / nikon equivalents.

Saw some pictures of this lens, again, super controlled low amounts of distortion, just like their excellent 14mm f/2.8. Probably one of the best wide angle lenses I have seen for architecture.

Canon and especially Nikon doesn't seem to give a damn if wide angle crop lenses make architecture look totally deformed.

They don't even get their 35mm lenses right, let alone super wides. The amount of distortion on that Nikon 35mm 1.8G is a disgrace of epic proportions.

Fujifilm makes far better small size lenses.

May be true, but this comes at a price: loss of information at the borders of the frame. At longer focal lengths, correction of pincushion distortion may also make the image softer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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JaimeA: What is the weight of this lens?
Here is another Fuji lens without stabilization. There are many occasions when the lens has to be stopped down for additional depth of field.

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n150416.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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JaimeA: What is the weight of this lens?
Here is another Fuji lens without stabilization. There are many occasions when the lens has to be stopped down for additional depth of field.

375g

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Just wondering DPR: is there really no hood supplied?

Thanks! Was asking because the specifications table above says: "Hood supplied: No"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:42 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Aur: Fujifilm makes some of the best low to medium budget wide angle lenses right now imo, they have far less distortion than canon / nikon equivalents.

Saw some pictures of this lens, again, super controlled low amounts of distortion, just like their excellent 14mm f/2.8. Probably one of the best wide angle lenses I have seen for architecture.

Canon and especially Nikon doesn't seem to give a damn if wide angle crop lenses make architecture look totally deformed.

They don't even get their 35mm lenses right, let alone super wides. The amount of distortion on that Nikon 35mm 1.8G is a disgrace of epic proportions.

Fujifilm makes far better small size lenses.

Totally agree. Extremely low distortion levels are the true merits of the 14 and 16mm lenses. Couldn't care less about vignetting, which is way easier to correct (if necessary anyway).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:24 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)

Just wondering DPR: is there really no hood supplied?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:15 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: http://fujilove.com/fujinon-xf-16mm-f1-4-wr-review-2/

Looks huge on the X-T1...

Its also more than 100g heavier than the 14mm. Given the hyperfocal distance on a given distance, The 14 looks a much better choice IMO.

If that SOOC pic of the table comes from an uncorrected RAW file, distortion seems close to zero, which is impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)

Fuji take their time and bring out one gem after the other. True 35-mm thinking in the APS-C world is rare these days. It requires some rethinking in terms of DOF, but fortunately the story is the same regarding light gathering. To me this lens is an optimal tradeoff between those two factors (given that the lens needs to stay reasonably compact).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:52 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (62 comments in total)
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D Webb: I appreciate that these images are competently done but they really do very little for me.

#6 stands out, by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 08:46 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (62 comments in total)
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D Webb: I appreciate that these images are competently done but they really do very little for me.

Yep, beautiful clichés galore! Nothing wrong with that, but as soon as someone steps out of this cliché trap, s/he is is often accused of lacking technical skills. Original photos tend to look deceptively simple, whereas skillfully executed clichés tend to look deceptively unique.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 08:33 UTC

Very nice job, also considering that the photo was shot with a super zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:52 UTC as 5th comment
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Beckler8: Enough with the stupid minimalist design now. It has no place *anywhere* in my opinion but certainly not on cameras designed to be used by fingered humans.

Bingo!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
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adr23: My kick starter company is making a new car. A true classic.
It'll be on leaf springs, with 2cyl 600cc engine, drum brakes, no powerlocks or powerwindows and no airbags. And it will look like a classic beetle, made out of stainless steel and accept standard sized tires from Bridgestone and Michelins via an adapter.
It will be priced competitively to current well established auto manufactures...

...lol, why?

I'm patient.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
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adr23: My kick starter company is making a new car. A true classic.
It'll be on leaf springs, with 2cyl 600cc engine, drum brakes, no powerlocks or powerwindows and no airbags. And it will look like a classic beetle, made out of stainless steel and accept standard sized tires from Bridgestone and Michelins via an adapter.
It will be priced competitively to current well established auto manufactures...

...lol, why?

Just wait and see...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
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Beckler8: Enough with the stupid minimalist design now. It has no place *anywhere* in my opinion but certainly not on cameras designed to be used by fingered humans.

Redundant buttons can be confusing, so minimalist design definitely has some merit in the ergonomic sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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