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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Jonathan F/2: APS-C is so 2006.

Wikipedia says 1912... ;-))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:06 UTC
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Poweruser: I always said the Fuji 56/1.2 has a nasty bokeh.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/1-X-E2-+-F-56-1.2--680x1019.jpg

Fuji just proved my point.

Foliage often looks nasty when out of focus, no matter what lens you use.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
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The Name is Bond: I can't see what the T-stop is at f1.2

1.7

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
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Just a Photographer: People that have bought the 'old' 56mm will be pretty angry.
It has only been on the market for less then 6 month and now they have thrown away a 1000 euro's.

No, they are happy because they saved 500 euros.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: I'm not sure what all the fuss is... the way I read this is Apple will be incorporating an Aperture-like program called Photos in to Yosemite and you will be able to transfer all your Aperture libraries. Sounds like a win-win to me. Are people afraid that if you don't have to pay extra for it that'll be no good? With good RAW support, sounds to me like some Apple users will be less inclined to go with CC and more with frEE.

Just wait and see.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:54 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Why don't they sell Aperture to Nik/Google or some other company to get it further developed? It's a shame to abandon this beautiful piece of software. I guess it's wishful thinking that Photos will have the same functionality...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

Not sure whether the calibrated photos look better. Colors look more vibrant, sure, but are they also more "natural"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
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TakePictures: Added the soundtrack to my Spotify playlist. It's great actually, if you're not a nerd. :-)

The soundtrack of the second, "behind the scenes" video, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:38 UTC

Added the soundtrack to my Spotify playlist. It's great actually, if you're not a nerd. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Henry Falkner: I thought the Go-Pro can record sound. The Muzak is inappropriate.

Nothing wrong with the music. Calling this "muzak" is inappropriate IMO, but then again: there is no disputing about tastes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:25 UTC

Great photos in uncontrived settings! In that sense better than the series by the Russian mum (although still very good as well).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 08:32 UTC as 77th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Brilliantine Stick Inesct: Nikon and Canon are rapidly becoming dinosaurs. Mirrorless cameras will kill their business model. The mirror less efforts from both these guys have been poor. Olympus and Fuji are showing the way.

This just doesn't show in the sales figures yet.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I can’t predict the future, but I can tell you a universal problem with today’s cameras: they are pointlessly complex. I had great hopes the Df would offer another way, but if anything it’s worse.

The first company to make a genuinely simple, enthusiast-orientated, high-quality, fairly priced camera will have to beat people off its doorstep. Or me, at any rate.

I hugely enjoyed this series of interviews, but I was disappointed that the need for simplicity and reversal of feature bloat – which seem very urgent problems to me in 2014 – were not talked about by DPReview or the manufacturers.

Trying to satisfy as many customers as possible is not a good starting point for simplicity.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 08:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (305 comments in total)
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xt1isdabomb: Poor face detection? Not good. That's strange because the camera store TV said that the X-T1 has very good face detection. I suppose I'll have to try them both out for myself so I can get to the bottom of this.

It's face detection.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (305 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: 'Little need to use Raw most of the time'. ?? What do You know about my needs? Or are You talking to Yourself?

I think he knows. He's just being cynical for some reason.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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erichK: Innovation indeed, when they essentially copy not only the Olympus EM-1, but even the Olympus lens in a lensecap. But then I guess that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

(It is true that Fuji has come up with some really interesting new technologies in very attractive cameras, but the provenance of the design parameters for their new flagship is painfully obvious!)

Sure, as long as cameras have a body, a lens, and a sensor, everyone is copying everyone else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: "The only way is to keep innovating". Which reads "the only way is to keep copying Olympus".

If Fujifilm had copied the micro 4/3 sensor, I wouldn't have been a customer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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TXforester: With lenses faster that f2.8, why would Fuji have a top shutter speed of 1/4000 and the lowest ISO in raw of 200? You are stuck stuck at f2.8 in bright sunlight unless you add at least a one stop ND filter. At least with film you can stick in a roll of slow film to make up for lower top shutter speeds. :) Other than that, the camera looks good to me.

O, and wouldn't even think about shooting at larger apertures than f/2.8 in the bright sun...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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TXforester: With lenses faster that f2.8, why would Fuji have a top shutter speed of 1/4000 and the lowest ISO in raw of 200? You are stuck stuck at f2.8 in bright sunlight unless you add at least a one stop ND filter. At least with film you can stick in a roll of slow film to make up for lower top shutter speeds. :) Other than that, the camera looks good to me.

I have a D300 with a "base" ISO of 200 and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000. Wouldn't miss the latter because I remember only one photo that I took at 1/8000 s and f/2.8, so 1/4000 or slower should be enough for 99.99% of the cases. Was a bad idea anyway to use f/2.8 in the afternoon sun. Stopping down to f/4 would have resulted in better contrast and sharpness and would have required only 1/4000 s (DOF would still have been reasonably shallow because I used a 200mm tele).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Zoron: This is old and outdated....GH4 is the new rave.

The GH4 is huge. End of story, as far as I'm concerned.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
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