Auke B van der Weide

Auke B van der Weide

Lives in Netherlands Heerenveen, Netherlands
Joined on Oct 30, 2005
About me:

trying to live life like a lucky shot

architecture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32743856@N03/sets/72157611598121494/show/

colour
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32743856@N03/sets/72157610091860342/show/

black/white
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32743856@N03/sets/72157610009927541/show/

exposition 2004
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33663461@N05/sets/72157611582425765/show/

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On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)
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Auke B van der Weide: Too bad Nikon didnt have the balls to skip the LCD screen and make it really cheap and sturdy :). Bombproof camera's like the FM3a or FM2 dont have any bells and wizzles at the back, just a huge viewfinder would be good enough for me, with a digital viewfinder as hybrid overlay to review the files. We'll find out soon enough wat is really PURE about this camera, cant wait :).

No lcd at the back means it can not scratch or break when fallen. The old FM series were very sturdy camera's with all the dials on top. The Fuji X100 shows you can combine a EVF with an OVF, which means you can also use it to review the files. The benefits of digital versus analogue are not in questions, I would not want to go back to film and slides.....and I love Photoshop and Lightroom :)
I also like the weight and size of this camera, makes handholding the camera so much more pleasant. I dont think I like the pricetag of 3000 though :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:30 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

Too bad Nikon didnt have the balls to skip the LCD screen and make it really cheap and sturdy :). Bombproof camera's like the FM3a or FM2 dont have any bells and wizzles at the back, just a huge viewfinder would be good enough for me, with a digital viewfinder as hybrid overlay to review the files. We'll find out soon enough wat is really PURE about this camera, cant wait :).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 340th comment | 7 replies
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

in RAW3200 I still prefer the 2007 Nikon D3... I know it is FX versus DX, but already 6 years old technology. Still quit a capable Nikon sensor compared to todays Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 28th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)

Great little gem.
Anybody any thoughts about a comparison with the Sony RX100?

Oh I wish Fuji will deliver one day a digital Xpan rangefinder! Just make it half the size a fullframe :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 17:22 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended article (282 comments in total)
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bobbarber: It looks nice, but I'm just window shopping. This camera is WAY out of my price range, as I suspect it is for a lot of other people. I'll try to soldier on with what I've got.

"I'll try to soldier on with what I've got."

the very essence of photography!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:28 UTC

if it cant break and lasts for 50years, it is pretty cheap.... and shooting with Leica, is shooting with restrictions (more fun) and with upper quality (very bright lenses (no distortion), solid body, no mirrors or autofocus to break)..... and ofcourse a lot of branding which is good for poor man's identity!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:28 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

"Highest quality materials, elaborate manufacturing processes and painstaking manual assembly guarantee functional reliability for decades to come."

If you believe this is true, and it outlasts every nikon/canon/sony/pentax/olympus/panasonic/samsung than a Leica isnt that expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 20:17 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)

any increase in fps with batterypack?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 08:28 UTC as 96th comment
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manakiin: RX10 - APS-C three-point zoom lens (28mm f2, 35mm f2.8, 45mm f3.5).

very good idea!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:14 UTC
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chadley_chad: Also Sergey, in an earlier post you say sigma owners defend any sigma camera despite its faults; and finish your 'analysis' of the camera and it's owners by summarising there can be no joy in a such an expensive system with its limitations. Like any high performance sports car owner who pays a fortune for what is in esense a car, and who also probably also spends the same amount again on maintance and repairs ... And has to put up with uncomfortable driving positions, poor gear changes, lack of refinement in some cases etc etc, they do it because of the joy the car delivers which completely overrides all the negatives. As I write my Porsche is in the garage 'again' and all my friends laugh ... but I ignore them all because I know their opinions mean absolutely nothing ... How can they coment on the lack of joy my car must bring when they've never owned one themselves!

As usual then, DP full of people with no experience giving opinions not based on fact. Please be quiet.

I ride an expensive bicycle; heavy frame, rohloff hub, fat tires, hydraulic brakes, ceramic rims. It makes me sweat to ride fast, but with some patience and concentrarion it makes amazing pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 10:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V review article (130 comments in total)
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Rubenski: DPR wrote: 'Good photo quality, if you don't look too closely'.

Come on guys, what kind of standard is this?!

haha, if you dont look too closely..... my goodness, pretty funny way not to say something bad. Is Sony a sponsor of dpr?

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 21:05 UTC

I just would love to see Nikon to come out with a steel hammer called D-FM3a for EUR500 or so. Only black and white, no lcd, no autofocus, no videos, just as long as it is rugged, rain- and dustproof, cheap, has a huge VF and its batteries last a month..... that would give digital photography back some meaning

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply

now thats a cat photo, beautifull!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 2nd comment

thank god that the camera that you have always takes better pictures than the camera that you can't have :) What about D700prices, are they still dropping?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 102nd comment
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walliswizard: D800 is a great camera, but unlike the D700 it seems like it will always need great glass, a super-powerful computer, and a good technique to get the best from it.

The D700 on the other hand was/is an awesome camera that could be used by a lot more people.

So it seems to me the D800 is great but is very much in the pro-user league. I do hope Nikon fills the gap somewhat with a 16-20MP D700s (D750?) for the rest of us...

well, if you can cheat and be lazy and still can get amazing shots with a D700..... then you certainly can get the same shots with a D800..... just a matter of downsampling to 12MP right?

You can do all with a D800 what you can do with a D700..... just not 8fps with the batterypack.... oops

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:45 UTC
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Auke B van der Weide: I remember shooting velvia slides. That was expensive roll of film. Only had 36 changes of making the best of it. I really did my best to make the best of every shot, highly focused and being concentrated. The F100 was such a pleasure to work with, great viewfinder, good AF.

My PC is 5 years old, not configered for shooting 10fps 36MP files.

This D800 beast will bring back to good old days of making the best of the moment. To be focused and concentrated about every shot..... The D70s/D200/D3/D700 made me lazy. The D800 will make me a hard worker again, not taking every shot for granted, making the best of the moment, and make me think and previsualize every shot before I press the shutter. The good days of the F100 are back again in the form of the ultimate beast D800. Thumbs up for Nikon! and please for photography sake, dont upgrade your PC.... slowness is good :)

I think the D800 is a good machine to make you feel humble again.... It is not the succesor to the D700 and it is not designed for the poor rich man wanting speed. D3s and D700 are still widely available and it is only a matter of time when the D4 sensor arrives in a cheaper body.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:38 UTC
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walliswizard: D800 is a great camera, but unlike the D700 it seems like it will always need great glass, a super-powerful computer, and a good technique to get the best from it.

The D700 on the other hand was/is an awesome camera that could be used by a lot more people.

So it seems to me the D800 is great but is very much in the pro-user league. I do hope Nikon fills the gap somewhat with a 16-20MP D700s (D750?) for the rest of us...

but then again, you need a lot of attention and concentration to get the best out of a D700 as well..... especially when shooting at f/2.8 or below. Pixelpeeping at 100% on these files is like a mirror to your skills..... Great!

PS
D800 in DX is like a D7000. Does that make the D7000 a difficult camera and if not, why not?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:27 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (311 comments in total)

D800 confirms what photography is all about: concentration, patience and craftmanship...... and a good lens. What a perfect compact travelcombo this is with a 50/1.4.

if you want ultimate lowlight and speed, buy a D4. If you want art, buy a good book about photography along with your d800 :).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 123rd comment
On DSC_0285-ACRprocessed photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

amazing!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:51 UTC as 1st comment

I remember shooting velvia slides. That was expensive roll of film. Only had 36 changes of making the best of it. I really did my best to make the best of every shot, highly focused and being concentrated. The F100 was such a pleasure to work with, great viewfinder, good AF.

My PC is 5 years old, not configered for shooting 10fps 36MP files.

This D800 beast will bring back to good old days of making the best of the moment. To be focused and concentrated about every shot..... The D70s/D200/D3/D700 made me lazy. The D800 will make me a hard worker again, not taking every shot for granted, making the best of the moment, and make me think and previsualize every shot before I press the shutter. The good days of the F100 are back again in the form of the ultimate beast D800. Thumbs up for Nikon! and please for photography sake, dont upgrade your PC.... slowness is good :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
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