WillemB

WillemB

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a retired engineer & teacher
Joined on Nov 24, 2005
About me:

Born in '34, walk now where I used to run...

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  • If I had many AI or AIS lenses I would look for a secondhand D700! Very good built, beautiful OOC colours  and low noise. But it is FX and perhaps you have reasons to look for a DX camera?
  • I visited NZ several times and for longer periods. The first 3 times I had a Nikon D90 with 24/2.8, 50/1.8 and the 18/200 F3.5/5.6. Nearly all pictures were shot with the zoom. The last time I had ...
  • Replied in noise
    Perhaps a bit outside this discussion, but when the D200 was being mentioned here, I did remember a saying that its CCD sensor had a lower noise level, from nature (at base sensitivity), than ány ...
  • Replied in Clues 1 - 3
    IIRC, the protagonist in one of Noel Barbers romans has the same family name and is the lover of a Chinese girl...
  • Replied in Clues 1 - 3
    Manganese is sometimes used in small proportions for the interstitially hardening of bronze statues...
  • He lies in his family grave beside a Plunkett...
  • I got a second hand Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adaptor. You need a 52/46 adapter ring. It is much cheaper than the original Fuji because it was meant for an older Nikon generation. Results are about ...
  • I remember that in the film era violet flowers couldn't be reproduced faithfully, mostly because there was so much reflected ultra violet from the flower leaves that the different film emusions ...
  • The video shows an extreme vibration of the camera and the response of the sensor. But this is for a 1000 mm lens! For a normal consumer lens (ca. 100 mm?) the response needs only be about (I ...
  • Hello Thijs, Sorry for forgetting to give the name of this nowadays 'Hotel New York'. It's real name is/was: 'The Grand Old Lady'. Cheers, Willem
  • Hallo Thijs, Mijn neef heeft voor de HAL gewerkt...The building is now on the Dutch monument list. Free turn if correct.
  • By knowing that this museum has a Foucault pendulum demonstrating earth's rotation, I came to the same conclusion... Regards,
  • Replied in 'digital look'
    These discussions remind me of those in the fifties about the difference between the Zeiss/Leitz lenses and the then new Japanese lenses. The latter were described as  drawing ('feinzeichning') ...
  • ZZ Top,  Texas, 'La Grange'?:-D
  • Replied in HAL
    When the film came out, it was already said that the letters 'HAL' were derived from 'IBM'. At that time IBM was worlds most important firm dealing in International Business Machines/first ...
  • I like the shot of falling water on the rocks. I think I would soon tire of the other shots if I had those hung in my house. Regards, Willem
  • Replied in clue
    @mAX: Good to hear that Emirates beat Dean Barkers Softbank!
  • I am 82 now. Started at 15 with a Zeiss Ikon 6x6; still have it with Tri X in it... Had besides an old folding 9x12 camera with an F8 aplanate lens. Fun!. Later a Rolleicord , a Pentax SV, a Linhof ...
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