Pixel Peter

Lives in Netherlands Hillegom, Netherlands
Works as a retired
Has a website at www.hdrfotos.nl
Joined on Oct 15, 2005
About me:

Recently I bought a Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 50 mm 1.8, a Nikkor 24-120 mm and a Nikkor 70-300 mm and I am trying to master that gear. Also still use my "old" NIKON D300s with a Sigma 8-16 mm f4.5-5.6, a Nikkor 35 mm f 1.8, a Nikkor 18-200 mm VR f3.5 - 5.6. . I explored the possiblilities of smart phone photography using a Nokia 808 Pureview and now use Nokia Lumia 1020 when I go out without a "real" camera.
I've taken pictures all my life. Starting in Amsterdam when I was 16 . Street photography was, and still is, my passion. In 'galleries' you will find a link to my first Amsterdam street pictures. Black and White of course. A link on this homepage shows my present 'addiction': HDR photography. I like to tonemap HDR in an extreme way. I realize many photographers may no longer consider them 'photos' but I don't mind. For me photographic realism is not my primary aim. My goal is to express the 'soul' of a scene. And that's what I try to do with my tonemapping. From now on I call my pictures 'scenes'. Classic HDR photos tend to be rather static because moving objects in classic HDR are a problem. My recent HDR 'scenes' often include people to intensify their emotional appeal. For me this is an extra challenge.
I love Digital imaging as 'magic art'

Comments

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Pixel Peter: The SnapBridge appsite only mentions Nikons D500 and 11 third party cameras. Why the H not my Nikon D750?

Thanks yslee 1 and D200_4me. I got it. Bluetooth

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 06:33 UTC

The SnapBridge appsite only mentions Nikons D500 and 11 third party cameras. Why the H not my Nikon D750?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 07:03 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (669 comments in total)
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Pixel Peter: Thanks God, you finally did it. BUT, please give us larger text (characters I mean))

Thanks, yes of course the right word is: font

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (669 comments in total)

Thanks God, you finally did it. BUT, please give us larger text (characters I mean))

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 403rd comment | 4 replies

I will study all the possibilities and perhaps buy.
But to be honest. This so called dp-article reads like one big commercial.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 08:51 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On article Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography (152 comments in total)
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joe6pack: How about taping a smartphone with image stabilization to a cheap drone? You get to see the video feed (with delays) and at least the stills could be better?

See: http://pureviewclub.com/2014/23967

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On article Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography (152 comments in total)

I found my own solution to make High Quality pictures with a drone and not spending too much. How I did it? go to: http://pureviewclub.com/2014/23967
And to see the results go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpeter/sets/72157644776353207/show

Peter Meijs
PixelPeter

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (73 comments in total)
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bigley Ling: based on what I can see from the crops, the out of camera JPG is superior to ACR converted raw with noise reduction. ACR without noise reduction is sharper and has more details than out of camera JPG but then the result seems rather noisy.

Be aware that the 1020's ISO 1600 may be close to ISO 400 on comparable cameras.

I have allready pretty much experience with developing 1020 DNG pictures. I agree in general with the conclusions of this review but like to remark that in ACR you can pull out details from the highlights when you capture your shots at minus 0.7 stop. Of course you should be carefull not to crank up the shadows too much in ACR.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 15:58 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Nokia Lumia 1020 (58 comments in total)

It's obvious Nokia had to compromise between good IQ and size of the camera. Yhe question is wether the artifacts we see on the screen are visible on large prints. Perhaps the print quality will be
ok. I think from a marketing point of view and an engineering point of view Nokia took the right decisions.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 21:01 UTC as 25th comment
On article Review: Nokia 808 PureView (349 comments in total)

I am using the Nokia 808 PureView for some weeks now and I am still impressed by its image quality. This phonecam gives me a lot of fun and I appreciate dp's review. I agree with most of dp's conclusions.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 00:00 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview (256 comments in total)

I got that phone last week. Very happy with the picture quality. Have a lot to learn. Very good DPREVIEW is testing this amazing smartcamera.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 60th comment
On article Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview (256 comments in total)
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tiberiousgracchus: Great quality visually and the sound is good perhaps a little muffled. The vocals cant be heard well at all. For a phone its very good imo

In the same cluster of video's you find another 808 video:
The Animals & Friends - Don't let me be misunderstood.
Vocals, piano and ambient sound much better there.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:33 UTC

There are allready hundreds and hundreds impressive pictures on the internet made by the Nokia 808. This is a serious camera in it's domain and it deserves a full review here at dp.review. I am confident dp.review will do so.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 14:58 UTC as 46th comment

I completely agree with John Omvik.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 20:41 UTC as 160th comment
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