NumberOne

NumberOne

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Architect
Joined on Mar 2, 2005

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On Reflection in the Lanterns challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations - Excellent photo!

I would show/post it upside down, though... ;)

Best regards,
Pedro

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

garyknrd: I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.

On the same boat...
My last Canon (piece of) gear - a shoulder strap - is on final auction now!
Everything sold quite well and fast, though... :)
...And no regrets at all - Mr. Masaya Maeda - as I strongly believe that your "milking the cow business" will go on, as usual! :)
It just happens that I'm out! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rbrt: Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?

Maybe because the «Micro USB 3.0» is not micro/small at all!? ;)
...Or (maybe) just because most of us prefer using an external 'card reader/writer' when it comes to file handling...
Just saying... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

I believe the A3-A4 prints will be fine, but once more I see detail smearing and unsaturated colours on Fuji RAWs, which get worst when you cramp the (2/3 to 1 EV exaggerated) ISO - Maybe it's the sensor maybe it's the PP software fault, but I'm still not convinced with this IQ many rave about - And quite frankly I don't care who's to blame, it's there, as usual, like a Fuji signature...
It's a great camera and system, but not my cup of tea, when it comes to IQ, sorry...
My opinion of course, YMMV, as usual... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

I guess, this camera was already being produced for distribution/sale before the new CEO took seat, so nothing could be done to stop or change it...
Having said that, if this is the company new direction, then it's bad news, indeed! :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 116th comment
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)

Quite interesting - From the technical and production costs side!
...And less parts = less problems, I guess (and hope). :)

Thank you very much for sharing it with us. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 63rd comment

What can one say?
Excellent photos - Technique, composition, light, story - it's all there!
Awesome... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 212th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)

Thank you very much DPReview for another "free" review of this camera.
Most forum members - forget - they can download and review the test files in their own/usual photo work flow.
This is what I always do whenever a review (or preview) is published; before (or in the meantime) I do try/test it myself "lively on the field/shop".
Being a long time user of other brands, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the A7s presentation where I could try the cameras for some minutes, after which I ordered the A7R + 24-70 F4 and some other lenses and optionals.
I totally disagree with many cons this review brought to table, but quite frankly, DPR's review hasn't change my opinion and buying will a bit ( or a pixel... :) )
This is my best advise to all complainers&supporters - Move on, buy or don't buy the camera.
I do fell sorry, though, for all those who's buying decision depends on others review/comment about their piece of gear, being those fair, accurate, or not.
My opinion, of course... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 119th comment
On P1110852.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Looks, undoubtedly excellent!?
Nocticron 42.5mm, of course... :)

Happy New Year to all - 2014 surely looks promising,
Pedro

PS - Excellent red, don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
In reply to:

NumberOne: Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!
Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)

For all the ones that don't understand what I'm talking about and say it's possible to pick up the wanted/correct exposure/brightness in (full/regular) Manual Mode:
Try doing it for a moving subject while the light changes...
I can't - maybe superman? :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:56 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)

Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!
Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 13:58 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies
On ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag article (24 comments in total)

...In Reply to Studor13 (Edited - Sorry, can't figure why it doesn't appear just after / tied to that message/post?!)

To answer your curiosity:
1 - I don't own any «Think Tank» photo bag.
2 - By unusable I was referring to the new (Lightweight TurnStyle™ Sling Camera Bags) line; as I clearly stated, my opinion - I add now, YMMV.
3 - I can spot flaws in a product - everyone can - without even having/owning one.
4 - The (poor) design/concept already shows, for instance, the zipper(s) will touch/scratch your gear - inevitably - whenever you take/put your photo gear from/into its interior, unless you dedicate one hand for making enough opening; the gear weight will even make it worst. :(
Try doing it when changing lens or bodies! :)

...I could go on, and on, and on, but I guess I would spoil some reviewers job!
Hope I made myself clear, by now.

Best regards,
NumberOne

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 7th comment
On ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag article (24 comments in total)

The most pathetic presentation/publicity video I ever watched - 1 minute and 47 seconds of useless information about a product! :(
Well, I guess in line with the bags, which actually also look more a bad "design gizmo" than a proper/usable photo bag...
My opinion, of course... ;-)

Cheers,
NumberOne

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

andix: To this day Lowepro failed to understand that sling bags should be AMBIDEXTROUS.

...Except for the «Flipside» line, which is not totally a "sling".
However, I really don't see any advantage of the ambidexterity for a sling bag, exception made for the possibility of distributing/changing the weight between shoulders. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
In reply to:

Clint Dunn: Start selling that dang 10-24!!!! I like wide angle...and the 10-24 is the only lens I am waiting for.

Another One in the same boat! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 18:31 UTC

...Maybe now the review will be published!
Sorry - team-guys - just couldn't resist... :-)

Hope you have sense of humour...

Best regards,
Pedro

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 20:46 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 article (69 comments in total)
In reply to:

exdeejjjaaaa: manual update for ACR (Win) = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.zip

for mac = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.dmg

Thank yo so much for the direct (excellent) link to download (and extract the 8bi files)... ;)

Best regards,
NumberOne

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 18:35 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)
In reply to:

tiberiousgracchus: high iso images look yummy

They look ok, although I see some NR going on, specially from ISO3200 up, point from where it can be classified as heavy, IMO; a pity the ISO6400 shot is totally OOF... ;)
Nevertheless, concerning IQ, it seems a promising sensor, or at least, not worst than the previous 2 generations (600D/550D)...
To be seen, if this is (still) a trump against the new mFT cameras (EM-5 and the coming GH3), but I guess we have to wait till Christmas to come to a conclusion... :)

Best regards,
Pedro

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 15:28 UTC
In reply to:

EXX: And no Sony version. Bummer...

The Sony version was discontinued some weeks/month ago... So, as expected, the new version doesn't offer a Sony mount.
A pity, but Tokina explained at that time, that there was not enough demand to justify its production...

Best regards,
Pedro

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 17:39 UTC
On Updated: Panasonic DMC-FZ150 studio samples re-shot article (50 comments in total)

The conclusions - one can take - are quite different, IMO:
1 - Of course, the updated (from an early version) firmware is supposed to do better, specially in what the "jpg engine" is concerned; this can be clearly seen...
2 - Regarding "sensor IQ quality" - RAW files territory - the "gain" is more marginal from version 0.2 to 1.0; again, this is obvious from the pictures...

So, definitively firmware 1.0 produces better IQ, but the improvements are not night-and-day, in other words, firmware updates (can) make a difference, but miracles can't be expected... :)

Best regards,
Pedro

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 02:44 UTC as 17th comment
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