zondag 1 april 2012

The king isn't dead, but there's a new king :)

For the last three or four years I have been using a second hand Canon EOS400D DSLR for my photography. It's an excellent camera and I enjoyed using it hugely. I know it is nearing the end of it's life. Canon designed it for something like 40.000 photo's and it is way past that point, but still going strong!

Last Friday, if they don't find a way to screw me again, I finally got the very last grade for my MSc study at the department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University.  My parents decided, totally unexpected, to buy me a small gift (thats how they called it over the phone).

The 'old' EOS400D

A Canon EOS 60D! It is a fantastic camera with a lot more possibilities. I am very, very excited about it.

The New EOS60D with my old analogue Carl Zeiss Sonnar

On a less cheerful note. I have to say something about my MSc Physical Geography at Utrecht University. It has been THE most insulting experience in my life. I'll keep it very short: People who have been following tis site a bit longer will know how I detest people who put their name on photo's I took.

A PhD student at my faculty took my MSc research (took me 5 months), put HIS name on it, submitted it and it will be published in a scientific journal in the very near future.

Of course there is a lot more to this story than this, but the details only make it more despicable. Not only that, there is a lot fundamentally wrong with the attitude of the faculty, this is just one example that illustrates how rotten it is. Again, my MSc has been by far the most insulting experience of my life. I would highly recommend people NOT to follow this study at Utrecht University, but instead opt for the same study the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

I will take all steps I deem necessary against the PhD student and the faculty. 

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow! Congrats on your new camera, what a beast!
    But wow that guy screwed you over, what a douchebag!

    If you need any help "convincing" him to retract his submission, just let me know ;)

  2. Sorry to hear about the steeling of your work. Just keep your reaction professional as you do not want to do something you will look back on later and be mad at yourself for the way you handled it, as well as mad that the guy took your work. I do like Zoran's idea of having the guy retracting his submission. Good Luck!

  3. I have a whole variety of options, but I will keep it clean, even if they didn't. I really am better than they are.

    I did think about pulling the submission, multiple times, but I won't. I have a whole variety of options and my future steps depend on how they respond to those steps.

    But I really like the camera, although I have a LOT to learn, it's not as easy as the 400D and surprisingly (with the hugely better viewfinder), it is pretty hard to get sharp photo's using manual focus.

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