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  1. Luc de Schepper

    Sound and Vision Experience, Hilversum/Holland

    Indeed the centre of Dutch historical radio and tv broadcasting! This place is about that history, very well presented and an interesting place to visit especially for those who want to rekindle their memories. Lighting is not so much the issue, white balance and color fidelity is.
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    Sound and Vision Experience, Hilversum/Holland

    It's only busy on rainy weekends Mike, I was there on a sunny Friday so very few people present.
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    Fairy tale Podere Belvedere at sunrise

    Some nice drama in this one! Is there a reason (natural circumstances or such) that the right side differs so much in lighting and hue from the left side?
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    Polishing Turds, Pumping Sand & Playing With Apps

    That's really a shame Dallas. Now and then I read reports about the situation in SA and it's a pity because in theory your country could do so much better.
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    Polishing Turds, Pumping Sand & Playing With Apps

    It's obvious that the countries which will suffer most from the disastrous effects of global warming will be those with the least resources and inefficient government. Dallas, I fear this is the case for your country. People in Holland tend to complain about our government but in fact it is among the most efficient in the world. For maintenance of our coast and waterways we have a government ruled institution called Rijkswaterstaat which does a splendid job. It helps we Dutch have a long history on battling water so we have a lot of expertise. And of course we pay taxes to pay for it all but I've no problem at all with well spent tax money. Here's a video (in Dutch only) on how they tackle such a beach renovation Rijkswaterstaat
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    Symptoms Of GAS

    Hi Dallas, as you may know I own this lens. It took me some time to get used to this lens, it's a variable aperture lens (not my favorite, I prefer fast fixed aperture lenses) and being a true wide-angle the extreme corners especially at close range (perhaps due to wide-angle specific field curvature?) are not as sharp as my favorite zoom the Olympus 12-40mm. However, for a wide angle it's very good and arguably the best for the M43 system. Would it be possible for you to borrow the lens from the shop for a critical test run to see if it fits the bill for your primary use? The set with my 8-18mm images on Flickr is available at this link Panasonic 8-18mm images A few samples
  7. Luc de Schepper

    Forced Back to the Nikon D810

    A radial filter in Lightroom or Photoshop should do the trick. See below.
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    Sound and Vision Experience, Hilversum/Holland

    A series of images from my serious outing with the Panasonic 8-18mm. It took me some time to get used again to real wide-angle perspective but I like it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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    My inventory of Fujifilm gear

    That's quite an impressive list Mike! Which are your most and least used lenses?
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    Library, Amersfoort/Holland

    Great detail in your photo too Mike. I'm aware Fuji finally has acknowledged the advantage of IBIS but I think they will only implement in their top line of cameras at a higher price than the current X-T2. Still I suspect a lot of X-T2 owners (you too Mike?) will not be able to resist the temptation of IBIS.
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    Library, Amersfoort/Holland

    Thanks Mike, in my experience sharpness has no 1:1 relation to sensor size. I’ve shot quite a lot of sharp images with a Panasonic LX3 compact with a small sensor. For sharp images knowledge of your camera and lens is vital. I shot this image at 1/10sec and iso320 which is possible thanks to the excellent Olympus stabilization (knowledge of camera) and I used a very good lens which was stopped down to optimum aperture (choice and knowledge of lens). I used Lightroom for post processing.
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    Shadows and Tall Trees

    Thanks Erv and Armando for watching and commenting.
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    Library, Amersfoort/Holland

    Too early to tell Dallas, I've just shot a dozen images with it. Will report my findings later. The general consensus on the web seems to be the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 is the optically slightly better lens and the Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4 is the more versatile (extra 4mm on the long end, filters possible) lens. For interior photography the cheaper Panasonic 7-14mm f4 might also do the job for you, check out Phil Savory's excellent interior photography with both the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 and Panasonic 7-14mm f4 https://www.flickr.com/photos/philsavoryphotography/albums/72157683070998773/with/38207462811/
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    Library, Amersfoort/Holland

    First image shot with Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4 lens.
  15. Luc de Schepper

    Oosterdok Amsterdam

    Image shot during a cold walk on a clear winter day.
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