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 Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)
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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
On Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)

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 8th comment | 1 reply
On Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)
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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
On Father's family photos capture the delightful chaos of youth news story (159 comments in total)

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 (819 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 (283 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 (283 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 (226 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 (226 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
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene news story (66 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: High-iso RAW's look mushy as heck. Even the Nkon D3200 beats this thing in detail retention..

Ever been to a museum?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene news story (66 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Looks great, as we have come to know from Fuji. For me, however, AF speed is going to be the decisive factor.

Are we from the same planet?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene news story (66 comments in total)

Looks great, as we have come to know from Fuji. For me, however, AF speed is going to be the decisive factor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 14th comment | 20 replies
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags news story (106 comments in total)
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Leandros S: Is this really more important than working on the Pentax K-3 review?

At least it's less work I suspect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I never change the focus point for a simple reason. Leaving it in the center means I always know where it is. If I moved it, I am likely to forget when I grab the next shot and possibly lose my shot. It is just as convenient and more reliable for me to quickly shift my camera to focus on the center of attention and shift quickly back to frame and shoot. That is what cameras did for many decades before the engineers decided to add what is in my opinion a totally useless feature. Some cameras, which I expect DPR would like better make focus point shift very easy and I find that occasionally, when using such a camera, I inadvertently shift the focus point and mess up the shot. So, I disagree with the reviewer in that respect.

@new boyz: That's surely an option (and a matter of preference), but it's a different story if you want to track focus of moving subjects, such as kids. Just hope the tracking AF will be good enough for that (although I don't expect it to come anywhere near the capabilities of my D300).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I never change the focus point for a simple reason. Leaving it in the center means I always know where it is. If I moved it, I am likely to forget when I grab the next shot and possibly lose my shot. It is just as convenient and more reliable for me to quickly shift my camera to focus on the center of attention and shift quickly back to frame and shoot. That is what cameras did for many decades before the engineers decided to add what is in my opinion a totally useless feature. Some cameras, which I expect DPR would like better make focus point shift very easy and I find that occasionally, when using such a camera, I inadvertently shift the focus point and mess up the shot. So, I disagree with the reviewer in that respect.

No shallow DOF portrait shooter, right? Like the other responders already suggested: try your strategy at 50/85mm f/1.4 with a close portrait by focusing on someone's eye. Good luck.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Would the compulsory down-button press before selecting an AF point be solvable with a firmware update?

Other than that, I'm impressed... and even more so if the AF speed turns out to be close to that of the OM-D E-M1...

@CrazyCanuk: It's not a big big issue; it's just annoying, especially if you use it a lot and if you're used to (spoiled by?) DSLRs, such as a D300 in my case. In critical situations, the lag of an extra button press may make the difference between getting the shot or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
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