Captain Hook

Captain Hook

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on Jul 1, 2007
About me:

A lot of equipment to play around with
But still learning how to make the most of it!

Captain Hook's recent activity

  • Replied in Fake ?!?
    Create/shoot/make/modify/invent images? None, or all of the above? :-) ps: Suggestion; just get some proper CGI computer h/w + s/w and you can do almost anything, comfortably sitting in your chair ...
  • Thanks for that! Now we can see real details; people crossing the streets, all the cars, details behind the windows, etc. :-) When scrolling along I've noticed the following: -as far as I can see ...
  • I've got mine with a M42 mount. So I bought a mechanical M42/F-mount adapter from eBay. Just a few EUROs. You can also get these M42/F-mount adapters with an extra optical element in order to focus ...
  • Nope, not without a M42/F-mount adapter with a small extra lens in it. But I didn't need any infinity focusing; so, in this case, not applicable. :-) And I think the Helios performs quite well at ...
  • Thanks! The glass might be rich, the photographer isn't... ;-) More of this 'richness' can be found here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4171320
  • First of all; good 1st pano. Never too late to start. ;-) Second; the whole idea imho of a pano is (amongst other things) high(er) resolution. That usually gives the viewer the chance of exploring ...
  • Replied in Fast Forward
    Indeed, but not always the right direction when wanting to show those peculiar ornaments in specific angles or get the sun sparkles on it... ;-) Thanks! Pfff, and it was so hot, that day... I had ...
  • Replied in Fast Forward
    If I would send the other visitors away, maybe... ;-) But carrying around a large screen/cardboard would be impractical and I would get into a (nasty) debate with the organization and visitors. The ...
  • Replied in Fast Forward
    ? Sorry, I don't get it. I can't change these backgrounds during such a busy event. Otherwise I would have to cut out all the subjects and replace the background scenery during pp. BTW: but what is ...
  • Created photo thread Fast Forward
    ...or at least they used to go forward. ;-) Some ornaments of vintage cars @ the national oldtimer day. All images are shot with a full manual Helios-44m-4 58mm f/2 lens. Lots more of this location: ...
  • Created photo thread My cheapest glass ever...
    ... a Helios-44m-4 on a D800E. :-) Each year there is an oldtimer day in our town. The biggest collection of oldtimers in the Benelux. http://www.oldtimerdaglelystad.nl/editie-2017 This time I ...
  • Que? Why should you not use a 24-70mm lens as a landscape lens? It's great and versatile. And the quality of the (older and newer model) Nikon 24-70 (I used the old model for several years) as well ...
  • Replied in Seriously?!?
    W T F ?!? Are you still allowed to breath the local air without any extra taxes? Do you have to pay extra pedestrian fees for walking in/at Laguna Beach? ;-) What will they think of next? ps: don't ...
  • Replied in Suggestions?
    Always great to see that other photographers take the trouble to create really WIDE panos! :-) As far as stitching and alignment issues; I've personally get the best results with PTGui. (free trial ...
  • This is how it looks irl: 135mm AI-s MF lens on a D800E Surface reflections of a fresh manufactured & polished ship's propeller against the blue sky. part of this album: ...
  • Just hike & find them ;-) Albergo Sportivo Valmartello al Paradiso del Cevedale More here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chasa-imago/albums/72157646823986601 Old WorldWar I relic. Stable building ...
  • Replied in Why tick a box?
    Maybe it's just me. But WHY must we fit in a box? Why do we have to be the one or the other? I make photographs, most of time of the landscape type, because I like doing that. I make photographs of ...
  • Replied in Wet & Sunny
    Thanks. Soft is correct; I had to soften the 'shiny' characteristics of this image... Do you have any idea what you are looking at?
  • Replied in Wet & Sunny
    OMG. Never thought of that. ;-) But no, it's has nothing to do with any kind of person, alive or fictional.
  • Created photo thread Wet & Sunny
    Converted to B&W . Shot with an old MF AI-s lens (Nikkor 135mm f/2.8) and a modern DSLR (D800E) Do you see it? :-)
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