Almeida

Almeida

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Joined on Dec 29, 2008

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On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (344 comments in total)
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PaoloBosetti: A pity. I just removed DPR from the list of my preferred bookmarks, and I have many reasons (thoroughly reported in previous comments) to do that.

We will try to manage without you...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 14:18 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

*zing*

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

"papa natas" or "papa açorda"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Horizon not horizontal.
(Stupid predictive text)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Sailors knew even before scientists that the world is round. You see the masts rising out of the horizontal long before you ser the hull...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Unless you bring something new to the table, just let the rest of us discuss a camera that "didn't go anywhere".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
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Ozyxy: interesting article, but I wonder why is it presented as a slideshow in which I have to click the horizontal arrows to see the next picture and not as a normal article with the photos in vertical order which would enable the user to read the article by scrolling with the mouse scrollwheel normally like we do in every document or most other webpages?

Funny enough, in the mobile version of the site where it could make sense, to avoid loading all the photos at once, they are shown in vertical order.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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piratejabez: In slide 3, the upper fourth or so of the image is blurred (look at the mountain top)... assuming this is post-processing?

At first it seemed it might be fog, look at the right mountain. But then it also appears on the leftmost trees, where it doesn't seem like fog. So probably some PP.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)

What I want to know is: will it bend?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 9th comment

OK thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 1st comment

Honest question: what about android? The app needs to be updated or already has this?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies

Google glass should just take random photos from time to time, and then let you know when it thinks you have just taken a great photo!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 11th comment
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MikeF4Black: Most commenters here have no idea whatsoever of Japanese business culture, let alone of the successful part of that business culture. It takes some reading between the lines to grasp what he's saying.

My only question is: did DPR really "make time" for him, or was it possibly just the other way round? ;-)

@MikeF4Black
Honest request: write about what you read between the lines, otherwise this is just pointless discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
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vFunct: 4k should only be done on a professional cinema camera.

It should NOT be in any dSLR.

In fact, dSLR for video is useless. A real cinema camera is always better than dSLRs. The dSLR body is not designed for video, since the mount points are always near the center of gravity, causing it to be unstable and shaky.

Additionally, the full-frame sensor causes everything to be out-of-focus. Professional editors constantly complain how horribly unfocused dSLR videos are. You end up with much better shots with a smaller sensor, like super-35mm.

At this point, only amateur photographers shoot video with dSLR videos. I never hire dSLRs videographers and always choose cinematographers with real video cameras for jobs.

Once you add all the cinema accessories to a dSLR rig, you're just better off with a real video camera, for better quality results.

I hope Nikon comes up with a separate cinema system, like what Canon did.

Some random thoughts (amateur opinion), after hearing about 4k for a while:
- 4k might be the only option for the footage to look good on a big screen (eg. movie theater);
- 4k downscaled to 1080p gives sharper footage and better colour space;
- 4k allows room to crop in post to 1080p, so you can for example simulate camera movement (dolly shot), simulate focal lenght change (alternate between wide and tele without changing lens and without stop recording) or just correct a wide shot;
- 4k futures proofs your work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:19 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (434 comments in total)
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Jon H Laake: Can the flash tilt for bouncing?

The answer is in page 10 of the hands-on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
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MrPrime: These are nice cameras but they are simply too expensive.

Remember the film days - low cost cameras with decent lenses, light weight, no batter charger to worry about. Entry price was low because nobody figured a lifetime of film expenses into the equation. And the short lifecycle of digital cameras means a $1000 compact camera is worth half that in a couple of years. Too expensive, waaaaaaaay too costly. A smart phone is a must-have and if it comes with a decent enough camera the step-up cost for the cameras shown above is simply laughed at.

These compacts have to be good enough to replace an SLR to get long term traction, and they aren't there yet. But they are getting closer.

A smartphone It's not a must have, It's just a luxury as a $1000 camera is...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: WHY IS THIS CAMERA BIG NEWS? RICOH RELEASED A FULLY POCKETABLE CAMERA WITH AN !!!APS-C!!!! SIZED SENSOR 2 YEARS AGO (RICOH GR). THE ONLY THING THIS PANASONIC HAS OVER THE GR IS THE 4K VIDEO AND AN EVF. WHO CARES? NOBODY HAS 4K TVs. PLUS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT FROM A NORMAL VIEWING DISTANCE, THERE IS NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4K TV AND 1080P TV, so anybody who buys a 4k TV is mad. Most photographers are not interested in taking 4k video anyway, unless they want to make documentaries, in which case, who cares whether you have a pocketable camera or not.

Careful man, you seem to have turned off the caps lock key at the end!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: "the exposure comp dial is odd: turning it to the right decreases exposure"
Funny, so you turn it right to say +2 and this +2 setting actually decreases exposure by 2 EV?

No, they mean you turn the dial to the right (so counter clockwise), the button shows -2 and the indicator on the lcd goes to the left. It seems strange to turn the dial to the right and see the indicator move to the left.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:34 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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Almeida: How is this a "portrait lens"?

The news is different now, no mention of portrait.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)

How is this a "portrait lens"?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:02 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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