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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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

At least it looks good. That is, in the esthetic sense. Even more minimalistic than a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 141st comment
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TakePictures: Now I wonder what brand receives the most "faves" on Flickr.

That's exactly my point.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 08:29 UTC

Now I wonder what brand receives the most "faves" on Flickr.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 07:27 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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VikingPhotographer: Please stop using "Full frame" it do not give any meaning ! There are larger sensors than "Full frame"/24x36, just call it 24x36 :) Thank you very much !
If anything "new" to be made in photographic terms it´s about Lenses, it do not give any good meaning anymore to only use focal length in millimeter, far better would be angle degrees :) Then it is much easier to compare Lenses for different formats :)
Happy New Year :D

Good point, but thinking in angle degrees would really require some getting used to...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)

50 and 85mm 1.4 are my favorite lenses on my APS-C camera. In fact, I would rather shoot the 50mm on APS-C than on FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 344th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

Okay, happy to hear that Clint! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

You're not saying that you need to be a better photographer to shoot with FF, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: I just checked the weight. 665 grams! This is a monster! I was looking forward to this lens but the weight is a big disappointment. The excellent Canon 2.8/24-70 II is only 160 grams more but offers better subject isolation. The Canon 4/70-200 IS is about 200 grams lighter than Fuji's 50-150.

After an excellent start Fuji managed to produce an APS-C lens kit that is heavier than the same full frame kit. If you choose the Canon 4/24-70 IS you even save 250 grams but gain IS.

If they continue like that Fuji will manage to kill themselves again.

Maybe I sound negative but I'm really disappointed that they start to transform a perfect travel camera into something that offers almost no weight advantage over a full frame DSLR. I'm afraid if Canon or Nikon enters mirror less with real cameras Fuji will be history.

The weight is actually not so bad at all: just 250 grams more than the 56mm. Then again: what do you expect from an f/2.8? Now at least we have a choice: a light and excellent 18-55 f2.8-4 or a not so light and excellent 16-55mm f/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: At the end of the day this is a forgettable photograph, fungible like so many others. Those posters who say it is art have never seen art. Those who criticize critics of the image are simply jealous of the technique, not the vision, which is pedestrian. No matter how impressive the technique, this sort of photograph is the visual equivalent of an internet joke: read 'em (or see 'em in this case) and delete 'em!

There isn't anything indelible here. What most of the enthusiasm for is the how-to. That's great as far as it goes, which in an age of countless and relentless imagery ain't much.

What's wrong with a beautiful cliché?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
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Ricardo Maia: Shame they are letting the X100S out. Same processor and sensor as the X100T and XT-1, so hardware wise is not an issue.
That camera still has more to give:
- face detection AF
- AE in the same spot as AF
- Classic Chrome
- Customisable Q menu
- Customisable buttons
- Video improvements (frame rate and manual modes)
- Electronic Shutter

X100T users would still have a better OVF, better LCD screen, 1/3F stops, Wi-Fi, better button layout, etc...

Come on, Fuji, bring these funcions to the X100S.

I agree with regard to face detection.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:02 UTC

Fujifilm seems to get it right over and over again. In Thom Hogan's terms, I am already a "sampler" (have the X100S next to my Nikon D300 system). Will probably soon become a "leaker."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 09:45 UTC as 40th comment
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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
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