PIX 2015
PascallacsaP

PascallacsaP

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

I hope you don't care about my gear, but rather want to take a look at my photos.

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On Surfing dolphins in the Mammals up close and personal challenge (9 comments in total)

Beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 7th comment
On Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live article (115 comments in total)

Looks very nice indeed! The only thing I would prefer is that the EXIF info ("Details") are arranged vertically by parameter (focal length, shutter speed, etc.) instead of horizontally (within one line). This is because I tend to browse samples by looking at one parameter at a time, for example, ISO. A vertical arrangement would be more appropriate for that, for example:

Focal length: 11 mm
Shutter speed: 1/13 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Exposure comp.: -1/3 EV

Edit: I realize that samples can be selected based on one or more parameters in the grid view, but I tend to browse the whole gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 08:49 UTC as 34th comment
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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bolt2014: Judging by some of the comments here, many don't have a clue as to what infrared can be used for!

:-) Good idea... Some are impressive indeed...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 12:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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bolt2014: Judging by some of the comments here, many don't have a clue as to what infrared can be used for!

You may be right. I was just wondering: What's the fun about IR photography anyway? I've seen examples that look quite nice, but I've seen more that look really awful. Some remind me of badly executed HDR (a technique that I'm not particularly fond of either). I guess it's a matter of taste, but sometimes I get the impression that these techniques cover up mediocre compositional skills (which is not to say that every IR photographer has mediocre compositional skills). I'm ready to be convinced of the opposite.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 08:41 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Shiranai: Fuji manager: "Why don't we just leave a filter away and call it a new camera? We could sell it for the same freakin introductory price like our outdated model."
*diabolic laughter*

I'm sure you have a point. Was just in a provocative mood. Let's indeed try not to be fooled. Couldn't care less about IR photography anyway... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Shiranai: Fuji manager: "Why don't we just leave a filter away and call it a new camera? We could sell it for the same freakin introductory price like our outdated model."
*diabolic laughter*

If I were you, I would never buy a camera again because, guess what..., those camera companies want to make money. No kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Now they're just milking it.

If it ain't broke...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 13:34 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Conrad567: I am sure glad they are focusing on nitch stuff like IR photography. Just glad they keep ignoring the fact that they have no real option for flash photography.

This is just a quick win for them. Why not bring it out while working on the flash system?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri article (55 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 (55 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 14th comment
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (92 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 8th 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 218th 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 132nd 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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PascallacsaP: 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 (574 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
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