WACONimages

Lives in Netherlands Zeeland (South-West of The Netherlands), Netherlands
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.facebook.com/WACONimages
Joined on Sep 9, 2007
About me:

Concert, Festival, Journalism & Natic photography.

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villagranvicent: At least on my computer the shots at 100% view looks pretty crappy. Too much noise, lack of detail and blown highlights. But what the heck, is a SONY right?

Of course I'll check at 100% too for focus and some adjustments. However some grain you might see viewing at 100%, disappears when these images are printed. Even when printed reasonable large.

Focus & sharpness is something different as grain/noise. I make a living with photography.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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villagranvicent: At least on my computer the shots at 100% view looks pretty crappy. Too much noise, lack of detail and blown highlights. But what the heck, is a SONY right?

Who ever does view images at 100%... As soon as you print these images, they will come out fine is my guess. When processing raw files, I prefer some noise/grain over too much noise-reduction.

I'm a m43 user and so used to some noise/grain. Especially the GX8 sensor has very natural looking grain instead of unflattering noise. The Sony sensor seems to act the same.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:30 UTC

Can see some use for this. But first I'd would like to see raw storage possibilities with smartphones.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 12th comment

The T-system needs soms nice pancake lenses. Don't see much reason for this quiet large 35mm.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:23 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

This might be an interesting lens voor use with the Nikon 1 system as wel with the FT-1 adapter.l It become 229mm/f1.8 with VC(vr). And if lucky C-AF will work properly.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 19th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (553 comments in total)

Since late 2012 I am a m43(only) shooter. Got myself a GX8 from start. I believe the very first shipping delivered in The Netherlands.

I can find myself in this review. The sensor + noise is certainly a step above the Olympus E-M1 for example. I also like the structure, read grainy kind of look of the sensor at higher ISO. It looks more natural and there is no banding when pushing the raw files.

With good glass this is quiet a capable performer!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 114th comment

If I understand right, I could use a Sony A6000/A6300 with this adapter and a Canon mouth Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 or 120-300mm/f2.8 lens with good usable C-AF?

That could be a joy to photography sports like soccer I have to do a lot during the weekends.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 19:22 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
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ChaosCloud: sigh. So tired of the electronic zooms on these 1" bridge cameras. I'm waiting for someone to release one with a manual zoom somewhere in the realm of 30-400mm.

The Fuji XS-1 isn't an 1" sensor. It is the same sensor as in the Fuji X-10 of that period, using a 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor. But it was actually an underrated camera. It gave some decent results!

I agree the manual zoom on the SX-1 was a pleasure to use!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)

I like how this camera is designed. A bit like NAD's audio equipment. Industrial and clean design but with high techniques behind that.

Now I hope Sigma will concentrate on make pancake lenses. The Art line of their lenses is great, but pretty heavy & large for this new camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1077 comments in total)
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Whitesands: I would really like for Olympus to come out with an APSC......Anyone else?

'muxr' Me Too :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 22:36 UTC

For me this is a brilliant industrial looks design. Love the way it looks, especially the rear side.

No doubt about Sigma's lens quality! However with such a slim body design the lenses are pretty large & heavy. Would love to see Sigma developing some HQ pancake prime-lenses. Like the Pentax Limited Edition pancakes.

But applause for Sigma for thinking out of the box! It won't be for everyone, but the image quality for certain photography is probably outstanding.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 148th comment
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WACONimages: Looks promising! As the original A6000 already was and still is! But Sony what about lenses... The are HUGE, most of them. They are EXPENSIVE beyond being realistic. This could be an awesome sports-camera. But there is a lack of bright tele lenses for these ape-c bodies. I mean + 300mm

Technically it must be possible! They just seem not to invest time and funds in it. Check the pretty old Canon 70-300mm DO version lens. That is quiet compact for a 70-300mm lens.

But lucky the Sony 70-200mm/f4 suits the A6000/A6300 pretty well.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
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WACONimages: Looks promising! As the original A6000 already was and still is! But Sony what about lenses... The are HUGE, most of them. They are EXPENSIVE beyond being realistic. This could be an awesome sports-camera. But there is a lack of bright tele lenses for these ape-c bodies. I mean + 300mm

I know there is a 300mm/f2.8. But Sony should make more APS-c lenses which you can use without an expensive adapter.

Also Sony full-frame lenses are in no way more compact as dslr lenses.

A 100-300mm f3.5/f5.6 lens for the A6300/A6000 etc must be possible.

The same with the Sony A7 bodies. Marvelous cameras, sensor and technique! But those lenses.. Big, heavy, expensive. Lucky you can use many manual focus lenses, like some pancakes. But without AF of course.

I mean Sony is on the roll, they do a really good job. And yes there are quiet some lenses now. But I miss more pancake primes and more.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:24 UTC

Looks promising! As the original A6000 already was and still is! But Sony what about lenses... The are HUGE, most of them. They are EXPENSIVE beyond being realistic. This could be an awesome sports-camera. But there is a lack of bright tele lenses for these ape-c bodies. I mean + 300mm

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:19 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)

Design wise thumbs up! I just want one as accessoire for my interior :-)

Hope it will work fine too!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 175th comment
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Holger Bargen: When I saw the features of the camera, first, I thought it would be a very nice camera. But I had the option to see some results from that camera - and I was dissappointed. I did expect much more - and it was not the photographer as I know from photos she took with her old gear that she is very gifted. So much noise! Colours could be better ...

Yes & no at the same time.

You don't buy a camera like this for its IQ, low noise, custom controls etc. There are other camera's for that.

You use this TG-4 and related camera's to take it to places and weather situations another camera or phone can't be used.

When you shoot in raw and use LR6 you can get quiet good results with reasonable detail and not that much noise.

One thing not mentioned when you shoot raw you only have 1fps, that is disappointing..

For me the TG-4 is a great camera to have besides other gear. Fill-in flash does a good job too.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (104 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Reading some(many...) of the comments below I begin to feel a bit sad....

I think this video is very nice to watch. Great nature and passioned photographer and sporters. That is what photography is all about. Go out and shoot, with whatever brand/gear.

They put a lot of effort in making this video and most comments are nitpicking.

Sometimes I ask myself how many visitors of review sites are actually enjoying photography ;-)?

I make my living with photography. And pixel peeping mostly happens online at forums and comments on reviews. Clients don't do pixel peeping most of the time. The want images which suits with their needs.

Even if some images seem to have too much noise for your needs or expectations. That is mostly seen only on your screen at 100%. As soon you start to print the images most images will look just wonderful!

Only two compliments for the video I see so far I believe. Why would Dpreview make another one, if complaining is all they get in response..

Maybe... I just prefer such a video instead of numbers and figures as in most reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (104 comments in total)

Reading some(many...) of the comments below I begin to feel a bit sad....

I think this video is very nice to watch. Great nature and passioned photographer and sporters. That is what photography is all about. Go out and shoot, with whatever brand/gear.

They put a lot of effort in making this video and most comments are nitpicking.

Sometimes I ask myself how many visitors of review sites are actually enjoying photography ;-)?

I make my living with photography. And pixel peeping mostly happens online at forums and comments on reviews. Clients don't do pixel peeping most of the time. The want images which suits with their needs.

Even if some images seem to have too much noise for your needs or expectations. That is mostly seen only on your screen at 100%. As soon you start to print the images most images will look just wonderful!

Only two compliments for the video I see so far I believe. Why would Dpreview make another one, if complaining is all they get in response..

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (145 comments in total)
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WACONimages: The G5X is quiet interesting I think. A RX100-III or IV has faster fps, but have a flash hotshoe is deal breaker for me. Also the EVF is in the centre, which I prefer and it is weather sealed if I'm right.

What I don't like are the too large CANON letters and all the info/letters on around the lens. Makes it very busy and less usable for street/reportage photography. I also have a Panasonic GX8 and that camera is almost 'stealth'.

If I gonna buy a G5X I will stick black tape over the Canon letters and the white letters around the lens. Not because the brand is Canon... Just because it makes the camera more ugly.

I thought I read that in one of the previews of this camera! Fingers crossed!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (145 comments in total)

The G5X is quiet interesting I think. A RX100-III or IV has faster fps, but have a flash hotshoe is deal breaker for me. Also the EVF is in the centre, which I prefer and it is weather sealed if I'm right.

What I don't like are the too large CANON letters and all the info/letters on around the lens. Makes it very busy and less usable for street/reportage photography. I also have a Panasonic GX8 and that camera is almost 'stealth'.

If I gonna buy a G5X I will stick black tape over the Canon letters and the white letters around the lens. Not because the brand is Canon... Just because it makes the camera more ugly.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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