RoelHendrickx

RoelHendrickx

Lives in Belgium Belgium
Has a website at www.roelh.zenfolio.com
Joined on Aug 13, 2007

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On photo Marsh Harrier M-F food pass in the Birds of Prey Unlimited challenge (16 comments in total)
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jhorse: Wonderful capture and image. Is this intentional behaviour? Intriguing if it is.

Superb and I agree with previous comments here.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2022 at 09:47 UTC
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BrentSchumer: I always rotate lens caps as I swap lenses! My lenses are also vastly different shapes and often heights, and I could differentiate between then in the dark by touch.

Sure looks pretty, though. Might help resale.

Totally my feeling.
Lens caps rotate constantly, depending on which lenses I swap and in which sequence.
I recognize all of my lenses by touch.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 20:00 UTC
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felix from the suburbs: To my eyes, this kinda looks like an accessory for a Star Wars storm trooper.

I was trying to put my finger on it (electricity switch box? Lego misadventure?) but you nailed it with that StarWars reference.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 10:11 UTC
On photo Struggling Through winter in the My best photo of the week. challenge (18 comments in total)
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poppyjk: Congratulations! Great bird, light, and color - but, oh my, what a spectacular and mystical setting and background. All in all a masterful piece of work.

Agree with the assessment that although the bird itself is very well photographed (indeed), it is the background that really makes this shot stand out from most other bird images.
Very Tim Burton-esque

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2021 at 14:24 UTC

But does it come with an ejector seat?
Or at least a poison dart?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 05:04 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply

Bruce Gilden clone.
'nuff said.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 09:40 UTC as 145th comment
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martindpr: Wow! The fisherman with the cormorants on Yangtze river. Stunning, exotic, warm..the execution is very good as well. This is a familiar theme but always an attention drawer.

Not to be nitpicking, but probably the Li river, not Yangtze. Near Yangshuo.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 22:15 UTC
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TheGrammarFairy: Engineers, for the writer's edification, never over-engineer anything. Their creations always have the exact amount of engineering they need plus the appropriate safety factor.
If something is ”over-engineered” then it is by definition not designed by an engineer so it is incorrect to call it “over-engineered” because no engineers were involved in the design either- over or under-.
Conversely, if a person bearing an engineering license or degree does in fact “over-engineer” a product then that person forfeits the title of “engineer.” Under this scenario it is also incorrect to call the product “over-engineered” because again no engineer was involved in the design.

I really like this particular discussion here.
Maybe calling the thing "over-designed" can be a good compromise. It looks indeed to be more a result of design (for design's sake) than of engineering (for maximal functionality).
Good design should make items nice to use while functional.
Good engineering should make items work well (or beyond well).
Both can be "over-" or "under-".
But I do like (and dig) the approach to say that it is over- or under-, the engineering or the design could have been better.
"Just right" is, however, very often a subjective matter : what is just right for me, may be "over" or "under" for somebody else. Just like with steak.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 17:47 UTC
On photo Hit it in the playing around challenge (15 comments in total)

Super shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2019 at 08:28 UTC as 7th comment
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Deeper DOF is so often listed as a disadvantage. ("...less subject isolation..." etc)
In my experience and for my purposes (that range very far and wide, from landscapes over sports and travel to human interest documentaries and concerts, often including the need to shoot fast lenses wide open in less than stellar light without possibility to use a tripod - and thank god for excellent IBIS), having deeper DOF is actually frequently a bonus rather than a disadvantage. Just saying.
Having said that, I will pass on the E-M1X.
I prefer my vertical grips to be detachable (and I want a strap lug at the bottom of the camera too). I will just stick with my two E-M1s (MkI, no less), GM5 and LX100. They serve ALL my needs and then some.
I'll buy another great lens if I want to spend some money.
I see the E-M1X as a beast in which Olympus tests features that will trickle down eventually.
YMMV, especially when needing more rapid AF, C-AF etc.

Entoman,
I agree completely with the fact that DOF is a neutral aspect, to be used according to cirumstances.
But still, in very many cases I prefer just a bit more DOF, and this is NOT in order to cover for bad focusing technique (or technology). At a very long focal length and wide aperture, shallow DOF can just become TOO shallow, where the subject is not only separated from the background, but where even the face of the subject is "separated" from his own backside or arms/legs.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 14:56 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Deeper DOF is so often listed as a disadvantage. ("...less subject isolation..." etc)
In my experience and for my purposes (that range very far and wide, from landscapes over sports and travel to human interest documentaries and concerts, often including the need to shoot fast lenses wide open in less than stellar light without possibility to use a tripod - and thank god for excellent IBIS), having deeper DOF is actually frequently a bonus rather than a disadvantage. Just saying.
Having said that, I will pass on the E-M1X.
I prefer my vertical grips to be detachable (and I want a strap lug at the bottom of the camera too). I will just stick with my two E-M1s (MkI, no less), GM5 and LX100. They serve ALL my needs and then some.
I'll buy another great lens if I want to spend some money.
I see the E-M1X as a beast in which Olympus tests features that will trickle down eventually.
YMMV, especially when needing more rapid AF, C-AF etc.

Indeed : that JACS remark was very funny.
His reply adresses the DOF equivalence (which is something of a holy grail subject in these forums). Not the other aspects.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 14:18 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Deeper DOF is so often listed as a disadvantage. ("...less subject isolation..." etc)
In my experience and for my purposes (that range very far and wide, from landscapes over sports and travel to human interest documentaries and concerts, often including the need to shoot fast lenses wide open in less than stellar light without possibility to use a tripod - and thank god for excellent IBIS), having deeper DOF is actually frequently a bonus rather than a disadvantage. Just saying.
Having said that, I will pass on the E-M1X.
I prefer my vertical grips to be detachable (and I want a strap lug at the bottom of the camera too). I will just stick with my two E-M1s (MkI, no less), GM5 and LX100. They serve ALL my needs and then some.
I'll buy another great lens if I want to spend some money.
I see the E-M1X as a beast in which Olympus tests features that will trickle down eventually.
YMMV, especially when needing more rapid AF, C-AF etc.

@ panther fan:
True.
But the Olympus cameras are (for my uses) just ideal with their combination of size, available lenses, weatherproofing, excellent IBIS, manageable RAW file sizes and a few other factors. I even like their menu system!
Oh and did I mention weatherproofing?
At the price range, their weatherproofing, anti dust system and IBIS are really second to none. Those things count for a lot in the field, operating in ALL weather conditions.
I am not trying to convince anybody, just stating my thoughts.
Feel free to disagree.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 13:35 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)

Deeper DOF is so often listed as a disadvantage. ("...less subject isolation..." etc)
In my experience and for my purposes (that range very far and wide, from landscapes over sports and travel to human interest documentaries and concerts, often including the need to shoot fast lenses wide open in less than stellar light without possibility to use a tripod - and thank god for excellent IBIS), having deeper DOF is actually frequently a bonus rather than a disadvantage. Just saying.
Having said that, I will pass on the E-M1X.
I prefer my vertical grips to be detachable (and I want a strap lug at the bottom of the camera too). I will just stick with my two E-M1s (MkI, no less), GM5 and LX100. They serve ALL my needs and then some.
I'll buy another great lens if I want to spend some money.
I see the E-M1X as a beast in which Olympus tests features that will trickle down eventually.
YMMV, especially when needing more rapid AF, C-AF etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 13:27 UTC as 142nd comment | 10 replies
On article Apple wants to patent a 'Synthetic Selfie' app (95 comments in total)

Right.
So that excludes the very last remaining reason to ever actually meet other people in person.
We are on the right track!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 05:27 UTC as 28th comment

Why on earth that white colour?
Just gives us plain black please.
No mimicry needed of high-end sports lenses from other camera brands.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 08:21 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies

I initially came here for the reviews, and stayed for the forum (being pretty active in three of those). Although I follow the day-to-day camera news far less, DPR is still my main forum site and also the one I turn to for the most in-depth reviews (with the caveat that they are not available for all products that I am interested in - lens reviews are sorely missed...).

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 14:57 UTC as 134th comment
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review (169 comments in total)

Two thoughts from me:
(1) Nothing here that makes me want to ditch my LX100 MkI. I've had it for years and it is still going strong. Best compact I have ever had, no doubt.
If you don't have one yet, the MkII will certainly be nice. For me: no need to upgrade.
(2) About dust on the sensor : the problem seems to be just a bit overstated. Yes, it is possible to get dust on the sensor through the sucking-action of the lens extending and retracting. But there is no need for paranoia about that either. In many years I have only had one really discernible dust spot.
And I found a method to get rid of that although the lens does not come off.
I was nervous about the method but it worked like a charm for me (disclaimer : always at your own risk, of course).
Look here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60642728
And the DIY manual here : https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60647502

Cheers,
Roel

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 14:02 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (83 comments in total)

Count me in.
The LX100 is probably my favourite camera (and I have owned dozens and still own more than my fair share).
The E-M1 is a great tool (I use two of those), but the LX100 is just incredible fun to use and with excellent results. I never hesitate to use it in combination with the mirrorless ILC cameras.
In fact sometimes (in hectic situation) I use three in combination : one E-M1 with ultra wide, one E-M1 with telephoto and the LX100 to cover the range inbetween. You hardly feel it as extra weight but it does more than pull its weight at the job.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 09:28 UTC as 28th comment
On photo Acrobats in the Your City - Builders challenge (9 comments in total)

Is this in Milano?
The scene eerily reminds me of a memory I have from Tamil Nadu (in India) where workers in orange loincloths were working on bamboo scaffolding to do renovation on an ancient temple.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:39 UTC as 2nd comment

I like the results.
I like the experimentation.
A small question about the gear: do you buy it in bottle or a carton, or from the tap?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:13 UTC as 4th comment
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