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 Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri article (51 comments in total)
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biza43: Some nice images, keep up the good work and inspiration.

That said, I would invite people to read this article here:

https://luminous-landscape.com/a-new-perspective-on-landscape-photography/

It makes some very valid points about "too much use" of wide angles in landscape photography. Quite often we include uninteresting and boring foregrounds in our photos, and then the interesting stuff shows up as small and distant.

Nice article. I am convinced that wide angle lenses work well for landscape photos (provided that there is an interesting foreground), but so do telephoto lenses. Similarly, short telephoto lenses work well for portraits, but so do certain wide angle lenses. The returning message seems to be: Try to change your habits to refresh your photography. Often heard, rarely put into practice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri article (51 comments in total)

Great! Couldn't do better with my Nikon semi-pro gear. To think you have many more years to go...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 07:42 UTC as 13th comment
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)

I like the treatment of this photo, including the heavy vignetting. It adds to the sad subject and makes the story behind the photo complete. The results is gloomy and beautiful at the same time. Very well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:23 UTC as 7th comment

I agree that the distinction between DSLR and mirrorless is blurring. The key factor is portability, however. If DSLRs could be made as small as mirrorless cams, there would be no need for the latter, except maybe because of de EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 217th comment

Very exciting! Innovative "small" companies may be the big players of the future. I guess we should enjoy their innovations way before they become the dinosaurs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:46 UTC as 131st comment
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ihv: The problem is that LR6 didn't get much new features for 2 years development (the develop module had exactly (!) one new feature, brushing gradients).

Suddenly, shortly after the release of the perpetual version the CC gets a feature update. I find this utterly nasty business practice.

Adobe could learn from Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Shouldn't this be covered on APReview.com -- Analog Photography Review?

Yep, just blow these photos up to 100% and you can see the digital artifacts.

Seriously, couldn't care less whether these photos are analogue or digital. They are just fascinating.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:25 UTC
On POWER in the Rainy day - Black and White challenge (7 comments in total)

Very nice! Long time ago that I used my own X-700...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 07:39 UTC as 6th comment
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TakePictures: As a Nikon shooter I find this an awesome capture! :-)

Congrats!

I don't care really. I'm not the kind of photographer that is addicted to a brand: My compliment was real but my remark that I'm a Nikon shooter was ironically meant. I'm likely to be a Fuji shooter soon. Even less dynamic range, you may say, but - once again - I don't care. I only care about photos. Cameras are just fun toys to get them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 21:54 UTC

As a Nikon shooter I find this an awesome capture! :-)

Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 13:08 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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Boissez: The Dpreview scoring makes no sense to me. With 84% it's the highest rated camera in its class (except the D7100). Silver award.

Does that also mean that Dpreview honestly believes that the D7100 is better than it's successor?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 07:41 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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DocetLector: The only complain I have is the absence of distance and depth of field marks-
But what I have seen on first reports it seems to be a great lens

Well, there are tons of lenses out there without a distance/DOF scale that people shoot great photos with. I agree that every new lens requires some getting used to, but I doubt that DOF markings are going to be of much help here. I think Fuji chose to put markings on those lenses that people tend to use for maximal DOF, that is, wide angle lenses. I can't imagine that a studio photographer will ever use a DOF scale for shooting portraits. It might all be a matter of taste, but I for one prefer an intuitive, experience-based, approach over an exact, "scientific", approach.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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DocetLector: The only complain I have is the absence of distance and depth of field marks-
But what I have seen on first reports it seems to be a great lens

It depends on how precise you want to know the distance to your subject and the DOF. If I shoot portraits, I sort of "know" what DOF I get at a certain distance and a certain aperture because I have experience with my equipment. Besides, I can check this using the DOF preview button. I don't care about the "exact" distance or the "exact" DOF. I only care about what the photo looks like.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)

I love the 85mm f/1.4D on my D300. I wonder whether the 90mm f/2 on an X-T1 would be a good "substitute."

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 09:56 UTC as 6th comment
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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samhain: nice to see a 90 finally.

But- 7 blades, on a portrait lens?
Hmm.
Looking forward to seeing the bokeh. Hopefully it isn't lacking. That'd be a damn shame...

I wonder whether the number of aperture blades/roundness of the aperture really determines the quality of the bokeh, unless you mean those bokeh rings (but you don't see those in every photo).

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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DocetLector: The only complain I have is the absence of distance and depth of field marks-
But what I have seen on first reports it seems to be a great lens

I don't understand the need for such a scale. Just use your experience.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 09:50 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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historianx: Can't even supply a hood. Pathetic, Fuji.

It seems DPR indicates "Hood supplied: No" by default in the specs table (they also did that with the 16mm). This is strange and confusing.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
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Cheng Bao: what's the phenomena of these:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207741/dan_acr_iso200_f4?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207208/dan_acr_iso200_f5-6?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207742/dan_acr_iso200_f9?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery

where orange lines against blue sky, I can see orange colored "halo" around lines.
Astigmatism?

Ghostbusters...?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 07:53 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 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 (228 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
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