Via Lactea

Lives in Netherlands South Limburg, Netherlands
Works as a Geohydrologist
Has a website at
Joined on Nov 6, 2013


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Photoman: I hope not another Scam Starter deal. “A fool and his money are soon parted...”

totally agree on that, and Rhino thought well about every element you need in different situations it's a very interesting package!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 08:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Time-lapse photography (113 comments in total)

This did my D800 between 2012 - now … it still running without any service... at a shuttercount closing in on 1.5 Million... most footages with the inbuilt intervalometer, others with a Syrp Genie

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Well I took a good look at it at the Photkina, mechanics and ergonomics are suberb combined with a d800-body. bokeh as well, nice 11 diaphragm blades. flare was well controlled. No LOCA !! or CA, you can call it fully apochromatic corrected. Sharpness and microcontast should be tested at different conditions and different distances. But imho it's a high potential lens. From my impression its somewhere near the Sigma ART 135mm f1.8 or the Zeiss 135mm f2 Sonar concerning image quality and build. 595€/$ would be cheap. This lens is worth 1000€. concerning my first impressions I n Cologne.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 19:42 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On photo Milky Way Galaxy on Edge in the Random Items - Challenge #31 challenge (9 comments in total)

you flipped East-West, Nice shot though

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies

It's up to Nikon self who and what kind of photographer they want to serve in the near and far future, but their strategy is not so well focused and I fear that they lost connection to the customers long time ago. And than the issues with quite some models in the recent years,,, They produce excellent Dslrs! but there is a dangerous trend caused by the Penny whise in the upper management , they have very capable engineers. ...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 41st comment
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haylebob: its interesting if AF works when using Telekonverters any Ideas ?

At 600mm f6.3 + 1.4x , even at a Nikon D810 / D500 I doubt it...
f8 is about the minimum diaphragm

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:15 UTC

arca swiss plate, thumbs up for that

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

Also suitable for Dutch landscapes, since our horizon could be very flat as well ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 19:06 UTC as 33rd comment

looks great, good innovation

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 17th comment
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Via Lactea: and Galen Rowell still got the best shot... on Kodachrome

he made that shot with an Nikon FM 200mm f4 Nikkor: Mountain light.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 06:39 UTC

and Galen Rowell still got the best shot... on Kodachrome

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

It's a great camera even at the darkest environments its great for Astro-Milkyway Timescapes: this is made combined with a 20mm f1.8 Nikkor (killer combo) Feel free to give your opinion made in New-Zealand:


Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Unexpected surprise, and it makes a lot of sense. When you're a landscape, event and wedding photographer, you obtain extra defocus at the background, low light action. And when the amount of coma / astigmatism is low you even can reach deep into the night sky at the remote dark spots. 24-35mm is in the sweetpot of Milky Way-photoghraphy. Kuddos!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 08:11 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)

Very impressive Steve, you just revealed how beautiful skies can be, Bjorn

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 08:33 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Rutger Bus (43 comments in total)

Nice one Rutger, groetjes from Dutchdownunder, Bjorn

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant (161 comments in total)

I've been there, it's only one hour drive from home.: interesting a lot of Time Lapse rigs were shown, and also the astronomy companies like Vixen, Ioptron, Skywatcher etc were also advertising their products.
but IMHO Photo companies: Samsung had the biggest eyecatcher with their NX1, depending the tests... a bit too much destracting ladies... it's about technique not catwalk.
Fuji, I think they had to take their sensor an other step up. Sony, they're also innovating and filling gaps. Nikon and Canon, not really new stuff or innovations, they just looking if there is another boat to jump on, albeit producing great stuff... I were Nikon, I'd put that sensor or the 36M sensor in the Df and a 16M sensor in the D750 in a D800_shell and priced it at 3000€ call it a D810s. Articulating screens get more value when you choose a combined AF system on the sensor. Sigma is the new Zeiss/Leica factory for an excellent price !kuddos! Tamron has interesting stuff as well. bjorn

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 09:28 UTC as 27th comment

this lens might be great for astrophotography! Samyang 14mm, 24, 35 and 85mm f1,4 are great astro-performers due to low coma and astigmatism. Fuji XE2 with this lens... hmm :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 21:13 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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