HarrieD7000

Lives in Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Works as a Retired technician
Joined on Aug 26, 2011
About me:

Amateur Photographer with the ambition to learn everything about photography.

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I also know people who have almost the same reasonings to tell the SKODA they are driving is better than any BMW. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:28 UTC as 197th comment | 2 replies

The iPhone changed the way I use computers. It even brought me to buy a recently introduced iMac. This will be my last computer for sure, because when it needs replacement a tablet will be 10 times as powerful as this computer. I don't think photography would be the same for me without the iPhone. The ease to put a photo on your iPhone (or iPad) from a memory card for review and or share or work with it, is great. Although the iPhone has a good camera, I only use it when I left my camera home.
I just wonder if there will be a phone in 10 years from now or what firm will change the way we now communicate and work with pictures audio and films.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:02 UTC as 48th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

I still own a few film cameras. And one is the Nikon F90. It was great to see how my 85 mm f 1.8 also works on that camera. Made some great shots with that combo.
I'm again looking for a 6 by 6, with a good lense. Who knows I manage to score a mamiya in the near future. Although the Nikon, still manages to make sharp pictures, after scanning the negatives they can't come to the same level my digital body gets.

Perhaps the 6 by 6 will?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 200th comment
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HarrieD7000: Although I think this lens will be great, I'll wait tagging I want it, till I have seen some tests. I'm now saving for the Zeiss 135 F2.0, but when this lens is doing like most art lenses I forget the Zeiss and will chose this one. I keep a few hundred in my pocket and have the luxury of autofocus on my Nikon cameras.
Can't wait to see some pictures taken with this lens.

Thanks for the link. The sharpness is impressive. Now some tests to see how it is renderng colour, although it looks it has almost no chromatic abberation.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:53 UTC

Although I think this lens will be great, I'll wait tagging I want it, till I have seen some tests. I'm now saving for the Zeiss 135 F2.0, but when this lens is doing like most art lenses I forget the Zeiss and will chose this one. I keep a few hundred in my pocket and have the luxury of autofocus on my Nikon cameras.
Can't wait to see some pictures taken with this lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)

Jeff and Winmei, Great pictures. You show what is possible with this camera. I'm impressed.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 07:14 UTC as 28th comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (296 comments in total)

Almost 7 years after I bought my first DSLR (DX) with a 24-85 zoom, I finally replaced that with a 24-70 2,8 from the same brand last weekend. I bought at least 7 other lenses, from 12 to 200. Even a 18-200 VRII, but I should have started with the 24-70 in the first place. I managed to take some sharp pictures with the 24-85 en some nice shots with the 18-200, but with the 24-70 almost every shot is tad sharp.
I now will try to sell at least 5 of my lenses on eBay, and perhaps I can buy back a UV Filter for what that sale will bring.
The only things that stay, are my DX and FX body, the 24-70 the 80-200 and the 85 mm prime. I could have saved a lot of money if I only had listened to the advice of the pro's in those days. As a long retired man, who has this passion for photography I really must save months for my next equipment. The 24-70 took me 2 years. My next step will be the 135 f2 from Zeiss. Because portraiture is my thing. I hope the next lens will arrive in or just before 2019

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:05 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

I wonder what car company is working on a hybrid car with a steam engine. Could be funny too, but like this camera, not realistic.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 04:40 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies

Great pictures, very impressive. And although the price of this camera is just out is my league, it looks I could own a Hasselblad in my lifetime.
One body, one lens, just to be able to catch portraits like in these samples is all I want. Great camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

You have to be lucky to see something like this, but it takes a master to catch it on camera..
Great shots master!!!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 7th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2000 comments in total)
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Robbie Corrigan: Are you basing the poor low light AF when combined the the Sigma ART lens? I.e was it more prevalent when used with Sigma rather than a genuine Nikkor?

Could it be, the D810 still can keep up a little, because you can buy lenses for a FF with at least one step bigger aperture? I did not yet see a mid frame lense with f 1.4 or less aperture.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Congrats, Canon! Welcome to 2010! :D

They can make 2010 quality sensors on a 12 year old machine. What if they start making sensors on a new one?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 06:03 UTC

Great to see some firms dear to invest in new developments. This kind of evolution adds more to picture quality than what Canon and Nikon do with their more frames per second on their most expensive cameras. It is the sensor where the picture is captured. That is the place where you should try to improve the most.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:44 UTC as 25th comment
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HarrieD7000: I can't understand what the meaning is of a teardown. I don't mind what is inside, just the end result is what counts. A good lens is to make photos, not to open it.

Thanks for the reply. But being a tech myself I always tried to repair like the manufacturer describe the procedure in the service manual, using the tools and spare parts a manufactures sold. i know for lots of reasons people want to do repairs and do reversed engineering. They even tell you their repairs are better than when send back to a certified repair shop of back to the factory.
Seeing fotos I can see how things go in a system, but I can't get any hint of the quality of the materials used. So it could look seeing this tells a lot but I still have doubts about tear downs.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 09:20 UTC

I can't understand what the meaning is of a teardown. I don't mind what is inside, just the end result is what counts. A good lens is to make photos, not to open it.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 08:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies

Bringing a very good product to the market, is no guarantee it will be sold.
Having a good name in the electronic world, like Samsung is no guarantee every product you bring to the market, will be a success.
Last year, NX1 was on my wish list. Things like having some lenses from another brand, not being a FF, no experience with any Samsung camera made it disappear from i at lastt.
IMO we can't deny it is a good camera, but in Europe the guys for serious cameras have some brand loyalty and Samsung has not (yet) the name to fit in that group. I think every newcomer in this market will have the same problem.
When Samsung really wants to play a big role in the top camera business, they can. They then need to bring some other great cameras and lenses to the market. And as soon as they get enough profit from that devision it will be a player, all other firms with great names in this market, have to fear.
The NX1 is proved they can make serious cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:03 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (37 comments in total)
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Martinka: Post about photography: 12 comments.
Preview of camera: 300+ comments

As an amateur photographer, I do want to see the tests on Dpreview and DxO, because my budget is limited and I can't earn money with my gear. So I better buy a camera and lens that fits my needs in the first place.
But as an amateur I also saw some lectures from Joe on DVDs. When he is showing how easy it is, you direct want to jump in his footsteps and try the same. Just to find out it is a bit more difficult, than it looked in the first place. But by following his steps again and again I really improved my skills.
This way he is a great inspiration for me in my hobby.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (37 comments in total)

Thanks Joe, for sharing your thoughts with us. I really like your work and get good inspiration from you.
Great shots and great stories behind the shots.
Again THANKS.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 27th comment
On article BOOMR camera strap features unique bungee design (53 comments in total)

Not many positive reactions here. i have not seen one till now.
But that is positive, because nobody is fooled by the promotion in this pitch.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 11th comment

Although this is not my favoriet focal lenght for portraiture, I see some great shots. Sharp and great colors with still a nice soft background. Great job Sigma. Great job photographer(s) who made these pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 03:56 UTC as 22nd comment
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