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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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 (1984 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 24th 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 107th 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
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: Darn, $3200 down the drain like this, purely just for my sick viewing pleasure?!

@Japeso,
When you think this could work, after they handled the open camera with bare hands, just read anything about ESD. (Short for Electro Static Discharge) As an electronic engineer, I think the camera will work again, after reassembling, but not for long. When modern electronics is not handled with ESD protection, it can be defect, beyond repair, within a few months. Nobody will link the defect to the bad handling during repairs.
Never open modern electronic gear, without ESD protection, to make sure you don't add any extra damage.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 05:59 UTC

We can analyse the anatomy of future cameras to death. We can write what we want, but that won't change what camera manufactures can sell. If in the near future something really revolutionary will happen, don't expect this to come from a established camera manufacturer. They try all kinds of stuff, in small steps, to see where the market is going to. Not as long as they are still selling enough, to survive and can make enough money to develop new cameras and lenses, they go on the way they do for years to come.
The phone market was not changed by Nokia, Motorola or Sony Ericsson but by a firm who had never made a phone before. I still remember every one saying in 2007 an some years to follow " it is no phone and it will be gone soon". How wrong were they?
And what camera we like or buy has less to do what others tell, and more with what we expect from it.
For a short while I have thought of buying a mirrorless, but only for a very short time. Perhaps the next time I buy a camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 05:17 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply

I see, some could have done it better, but they don't show their results. This photo is great, and to my knowledge a first in this proportions. Great job, nice result. Creative mind and a tough job.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

It must be a h..k of a camera, but no matter what focal length, out of reach for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:09 UTC as 13th comment
On photo WH09_ISO200_f4.0_FX in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Could have been staged, could be photoshop, or just a lucky shot. For me it does not matter, I like it very much.
Coming on the end of the whole series, I like most shots, independent what camera was used. This lens end on my wish list.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Samples Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Could have been staged, could be photoshop, or just a lucky shot. For me it does not matter, I like it very much.
Coming on the end of the whole series, I like most shots, independent what camera was used. This lens end on my wish list.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On article The effect of pixel size on noise (96 comments in total)
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Stanny1: Wow, just think how bad a little 4:3 sensor is!

The size if a APS-C sensor is about 40 % of the full frame. The size of a Four thirds is only 26 % compaired to the full frame.
To get a 3 times 2 picture you only use 23 % compaired to the FF.
15 % less Then a APS-C looks not much, but absolute between the APS-C and the Four Thirds camera, you again loose about 40% light.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 08:17 UTC
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HarrieD7000: The Transcend cards transfer RAW on my cam, for more than a year now. It is not done with a monster speed, but it works. The jpg files are transfered with more than a gigabyte a second to my iPad. 4 and iPhone.

You are right. I made a mistake it should be 1 mega byte a second. Sorry for that error. And respect you saw it. I think it is to late to change the error now.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
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