Michael de Ruijter

Michael de Ruijter

Lives in Antarctica Antarctica
Joined on Aug 27, 2009

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On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Bring the 7D Mark II so Nikon can launch the D400 - And cut the rest of the crap or I will buy the K-3 and change to Pentax

" . . . or I will buy the K-3 and change to Pentax"

Try it. You may like it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Wow. It looks like either customers have taken them to task and they're desperate, or it's long term planning to hook even more subscriptions before significantly raising the prices. I suspect the latter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:21 UTC as 212th comment
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Michael de Ruijter: Is that seriously the hood ? ? ?

It can't be . . .

Flare is one thing, but my understanding is that cutting out any stray light at all will improve the image quality in terms of contrast. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:18 UTC
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Michael de Ruijter: Is that seriously the hood ? ? ?

It can't be . . .

Yeah, but . . . damn! That hood is nothing more than a step-up ring.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:29 UTC
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Carlos Loff: I m a Nikon Lover but since I lost my D200 to the ocean waves, I m just getting tired of waiting for the Nikon D400. Im seriously considering the purchase of a Pentax K-3 because reading carefully all the specs it just suits my best dreams for such a selling price

Now this lens is one more reason to keep thinking about, why not a Pentax ?

It would be a very nice lens to start, suitable for some landscape and portrait near the sea or in light rainy days

Oh . . . it might be a helluva lot better than you think right now. The Limited series has that tendency.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:27 UTC
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Karl Summers: What's with the red ring? We supposed to think it's a Canon L?

Buying this lens for one's Canon body will at least give meaning to owning the Canon . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:25 UTC

Ricoh is bringing it to the table!

Let's see some images.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 77th comment

Is that seriously the hood ? ? ?

It can't be . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 23:12 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

It's awesome, but it's not three grand awesome...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:09 UTC as 147th comment
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)

I love technology!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 21:47 UTC as 28th comment
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harry cannoli: Not for me. I did the Adobe upgrade thing,every time I upgraded a body I required the latest and greatest just to get ACR. First CS, then CS2.

Sure, whatever..

Adobe can kiss my a$$. I'll stick with PS7. If I need to work with 16 bit layers, I'll fire up CS. Third party RAW converters have served me well, and will continue to do so in the future.

$120 a year, forever? I don't think so. You guys can do what you want.

I don't think it will be $120 a year for very long at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 22:33 UTC

Perhaps the original, somewhat steep, pricing kept enough users away to awaken a realization?

Does this mean we get lured at a super-low price and then in a year or so (whatever the bean counters decree) we get stung with a series of steep price hikes? Adobe have shown that you just can't place any trust or faith in them at all unless you're a shareholder.

At the end of the day - for me at least - it will take some doing on my part for CS6 to limit me. As such I will still not be buying, nor do I buy into the philosophy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 258th comment
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role_of_72: OK, at least now I know I still don't understand 'art'.. :D

Let me offer some assistance if I can...

Art is opinion.

-M

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)
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Michael de Ruijter: The title is misleading. It should read "50 Opinions I have formed about mobile photography."

These are not lessons or facts, they are opinions.

Fair enough. And don't get me wrong, I agree with several of your thoughts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 03:21 UTC
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

The title is misleading. It should read "50 Opinions I have formed about mobile photography."

These are not lessons or facts, they are opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)

It's a Smurfcam!

It looks great.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 75th comment
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)
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samhain: I like the colors. But I'd prefer Pentax put their R&D and design money where it counts- into a FF model and not in Marc Newson's pocket.

[Start timer]

Change the plastic dye from yellow to blue.

[Stop timer]

Wow, that was a fast bit of R&D. It just cost me millions in time to think of that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 19:02 UTC
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Michael de Ruijter: What are we supposed to do? Grab a fistful of dollars and toss it away?

My comment is only a reaction to this ad campaign: What is our response to the ad campaign supposed to be? Do we stop morally supporting because it's not $$$? Reminds me of the beggars Downtown - they want $ for coffee, but they get aggressive and angry when you buy them a coffee.

I have chosen three charities/foundations/associations/causes that I donate to and only to those three.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 04:05 UTC

What are we supposed to do? Grab a fistful of dollars and toss it away?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (408 comments in total)

Option 1: Adobe gets my $, Adobe keeps its software.
Option 2: I keep my $, Adobe keeps its software.

I'm all for Option 2.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:29 UTC as 158th comment
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