Erik van den Elsen

Lives in Ede
Joined on Jun 7, 2007

Comments

Total: 34, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »

They're probably produced in China for a few bucks, but when they're attached to a Leica, the price tag has to be equivalent!

I would like to know how much of these 'Mark II's' are actually sold.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Now I understand why Kodak didn't make it in the digital market: worst design ever.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 10:07 UTC as 113th comment
On article Behind the Camera: A conversation with Peter Hurley (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

Oli4D: Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.

BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?
I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/

When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.
In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.
Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.

I really like the interview but the camera technique is really bad indeed.
I agree with all commments in this thread. On top of that, Mr. Hurley is out of focus when he leans forward. His chair is sharp though...

One more tip: switch on the microphone on the interviewer as well, and check all settings (white balance) BEFORE starting to shoot...

Come on DPR guys, You can do better than that, you're not a bunch of amateurs!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
In reply to:

jnd: Will it make me better photographer?

Yes, it will!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:59 UTC
In reply to:

Aaron801: Not adjustable...? How cool!!!

Adding a buckle to make it adjustable would have made the strap too expensive... ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (107 comments in total)
In reply to:

JapanAntoine: Very nice article and spot-on!
I love how you use the title to draw more focus to the image and force the viewer to analyze it actively.
Thank you

A good picture can speak for itself, it does not need a title...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
In reply to:

MarioV: That was awesome. Nicely captured. I assume that retardant exposure is non-toxic..

Nicely captured? He simply forgot to turn off the camera...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 08:03 UTC

...videographer Eric Jensen...captured some 'incredible' footage...
So, Eric was filming and a plane spraying some water accidentally flew over him and he got wet.
What's the news? I don't get it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 07:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Just a Photographer: All they need to do is break the price barrier by making a affordable MF system.

Come up with a 3000 to 3500 dollar MF body, that has the looks of the 500c and a few affordable lenses and sales will soar through the roof.

I think Hasselblad lost all connection with the photography world.
The money in this market is not to be made with the rich, but with the people that have a true heart for photography.

Unfortunately, their Headquarters is in Sweden...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
In reply to:

zzzxtreme: Please continue rebadging cameras so we can have a laugh. We need a joke in the photography industry

Indeed, rebadging others' camera's doesn't do the Hasselblad brand any good... Does Hasselblad really need this, pasting a wooden grip to others' bodies?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 08:25 UTC
In reply to:

Just a Photographer: All they need to do is break the price barrier by making a affordable MF system.

Come up with a 3000 to 3500 dollar MF body, that has the looks of the 500c and a few affordable lenses and sales will soar through the roof.

I think Hasselblad lost all connection with the photography world.
The money in this market is not to be made with the rich, but with the people that have a true heart for photography.

Very true.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
In reply to:

pew pew: @dpreview rather show the portfolio of some dpreview members, theres some excellent photographers on the forums, then this pseudo wannabe artsy photos.

...think before you write...

Link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
In reply to:

ironcam: I don't think this guy deserves all of the hate. I think he is only a humble person who loves photography just like any of us. The blame is on dpreview who puts him in this embarrassing spot. How would you guys feel if dpreview put your flickr account up, claim you're the next Ansel Adams en let everyone laugh at you?

I don't think this is completely true; I assume DPreview asked Luke for permission before spending an article on him? If you want to be in the spotlight, you risk being loved or being maligned... I see both types of comment appear here.

All is a matter of taste; are the images good or not? It depends on who looks at them. I can imagine some people like them.

I myself don't like them; the majority is underexposed (or is that artistic?) fail to have a real subject/are not composed, and are therefore totally uninteresting to me. I would not expect these images to be a product of a three-year course in graphic design and photography at a University.

But as I said before, this might work differently for someone else.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:34 UTC
In reply to:

davidrm: Oh, he used a Leica S2, so it must be art.....

Leaving aside sarcasm and cheap shots, which given the prentention of this series are all to easy, from an art perspective I don't see much value either. There seems to be no coherent vision, just randomness. And absolutely no oiginality of expression.

Whatever, he's not hurting anyone.

Totally agree; you can 'sell' anything as long as you call it 'art'... I wouldn't like to put my name under it.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E1 preview extended (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

rusticus: without a "window" on the front of the camera is ugly - the classic style is broken. . .

ok, then DON't buy it! I buy a camera for the pictures it delivers...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 08:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E1 preview extended (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

grafli: I'm ipressed with the high ISO capabilities! This stuff wasn't possible even 2 Years ago. (It has better IQ than my EOS 7D)

...well being better than the 7D isn't such an achievement (I own one myself)...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 08:16 UTC
On article Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paradigm Changer: There's something broken with the hues on the cover. Not pretty at all.

...thanks for mentioning this most important point about the book...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:54 UTC
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Preview (130 comments in total)

I find this an awkward new Canon lens; I own the 24-105 F/4 L lens myself and find it very good, at least I have a very sharp copy. The current price of this 24-105 is now around 900 Euro.

So, why spend 600 euro more on a lens that has a much shorter range (24-70) but the same speed? Just because it has a Macro feature that you use every now and then? If you're really into macro, you will buy a dedicated Macro lens.

This lens sounds superfluous to me already from the beginning seen the rest of the Canon lens line-up and the range it offers... And this price is really rediculous! Much too expensive just like all other Canon lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:36 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III production samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Image is super sharp, IQ great, but composition of this sample couldn't be worse. My grandma could do better... Sorry DPR...

But then this has nothing to do with the camera of course.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo PT3C0310 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Image is super sharp, IQ great, but composition of this sample couldn't be worse. My grandma could do better... Sorry DPR...

But then this has nothing to do with the camera of course.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 2nd comment
Total: 34, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »