Erik De Koster

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (321 of 378)
Location: belgium


Top Reviewer Ranking: 631,256 - Total Helpful Votes: 321 of 378
Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of&hellip by Stanislas Dehaene
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
wonderful book. Spot on in the difficult task of being technically correct and yet understandable to the lay public. Everything is patientely explained in detail, from the expermental psychology of reading to the neuroanatomy, and beyond. Absolutely fascinating, and a joy te read.
Echoes of Life: What Fossil Molecules Reveal about&hellip by Susan M. Gaines
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is probably a publisher's nightmare: it contains chemical formulas - and organic chemistry for that -, the subject is not really 'sexy' (biomarkers, petroleum chemistry, paleontology) - yak. And yet, it reads like a detective novel. I've read it almost uninterrupted for 2 days, and for me this is the standard any popular science book should aim for, for it's all documented, founded in the scientific litterature, it doesn't shy away from controversy or what is unkown today, and all the while it stais extremely readable. The tricks are that serious science is introduced in a narrative, showcasing real people, real scientists, and second, that it has a logical order where the oldest… Read more
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens by Nikon
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mindblowing, 27 Sep 2008
this is an absolutely incredible lens.
Its intended use is on a Full Frame camera like the D3 or the D700, but you can of course use it on any Nikon DX camera; it would however be a waste on a DX camera, because the 14-24F4 is smaller, lighter, and wider (on DX) than the 14-24. On an FX camera the 14-24 is of course wider than the 14-24 (equivalent 18-36 on FF).
Its optical performances are stellar. This is with absolute certainty the best ultrawide lens for DSLR cameras. It is better than Nikon's wide primes, and it is at least as good or better than some very expensive exotic lenses like the Carl Zeiss manual focus lenses. It has been optimized for digital cameras, implying less… Read more

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