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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Great pictures, made with a set I'll never buy. Too expensive for my hobby. But when given a chance to test this set, I think I would not say no. Thanks Matt for sharing your experience.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 05:11 UTC as 23rd comment
On article iPhone X sample gallery updated (188 comments in total)

Now I've seen the gallery, I think I will use my iPhone X when I see something interesting, more often. But it will not replace my camera for real photographing for years to come.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 11:51 UTC as 33rd comment
On a photo in the Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Seeing this one makes me wonder if I should save some extra bucks for the Zeiss f2. This is what I want when shooting a portrait and I think the Sigma AF version will give me more sharp results over the AF Zeiss version. I don't know the Zeiss gives better colors or less distortion (if possible). But would that make the results better? As soon as I replace my old 135 I let you know what my choice is.. But don't hold your breath it can take months before I do have enough money to buy one.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 08:51 UTC as 1st comment

Sorry, the wrong reply in the wrong topic. Please remove this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 10:16 UTC as 15th comment

No new things to show here? Just compare a Nikon and a Canon. This is not helping anyone, exept the hits in this forum.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

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 201st 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 (820 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 203rd 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 (162 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? (297 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 40th 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 59th 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 (2004 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
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