newmikey

Lives in Netherlands Heiloo, Netherlands
Works as a Customs consultant
Joined on Apr 9, 2003
About me:

Currently shooting K-70 (since June '17) and Ricoh GR (September '13) and loving it!

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  • The difference is clearly visible. Processing of the PEF raw file is as with the previous example.
  • Created discussion thread Cheese market Alkmaar - K-70
    I took my K-70 with the 16-85mm lens out on a little bicycle ride into the centre of the Dutch town of Alkmaar where the faous cheese market is located. Due to the limitations of bicycle travel, I ...
  • These are the sanddunes on the Northsea coast which protect the Western part of Holland which is a few meters below sealevel. They look like this all year round.
  • The first one is the Sigma 85mm/f1.4 which I named "the Monster" due to its size and weight. Here used in the first shot with polarizer to emphasize and saturate the yellow rapeseed flowers as ...
  • Replied in Loving the K70
    Yep, both good points. The first I solved by just getting a few extra batteries but the second could be a showstopper for shooting during performances or religious services as well as wild-life ...
  • Although both the K-1 as well as the K-P offer a vari-angle LCD, nothing beats a fully articulated LCD such as the one on the K-70. Ages ago, just after my digital restart in photography after ...
  • And cherry-picking it as well, you must be able to do better than thàt. Coffin also said in that very same interview: " B ut you won't see much enthusiasm from the camera makers. Photoshop and ...
  • I've been using dcraw- and subsequently libraw-based software since 2003. Currently DarkTable and before that, UFRaw fulfilled all of my requirements for the last decade and a half. Seeing these ...
  • Replied in Pure hogwash!
    It doesn't mean anything and is just Adobe fanboyspeak anyway. I can still read and process *.BAY files from my 2003 Casio's, *.CRW files from my Canon G5 and Pro1 cameras (ca. 2006) and any and ...
  • Replied in Totally agree!
    I've gone through many Pentax bodies over the past 15 years or so and the K-70 is one of the most affordable, yet capable ones I have owned to date. "Bang for the buck" certainly is a good ...
  • Now, don't get me wrong, I am an APS-C DSLR shooter and I do not ever pass myself off as "photographer" but I know enough to not attempt doing a wedding: a) with any DSLR body I haven't used before ...
  • The converted raw as it comes out of DT is pretty noisy so I can confirm no NR in DT took place. NI did all of the NR on this one.
  • Actually I think it's a pretty decent shot and focused in the right place as well. Some noise is unavoidable at ISO3200 with any given camera, taking the current crop of sensors into account. I ran ...
  • Some 20 years ago I was one of those Customs officers and believe you me, those guys know what behaviour to look for, which flights to check and exactly how to tell a camera is brandspanking new ...
  • Replied in Sure...
    assuming that Swedish Customs officers are idiots (which they're not) and taking that gamble. I wouldn't like the odds of that bet.
  • Under EU law you are allowed to bring in only €430 (or the equivalent in other currency) tax free. If the value of the item is more than that, you'll be charged Swedish VAT over the total price of ...
  • Case closed.
  • One exposure to capture the person based off spot metering for that particular part of the frame and then one single long exposure timed to expose all of the inside of the cave properly. A bit of ...
  • This is actually a HDR pano made up out of 5x3 exposures and I went in with PP to accentuate the graphic detail a bit more with one of the GMIC filters.
  • Replied in Wow
    Excellent, love the warm colors and cuddly textures. Well done!
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