NumberOne

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

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ross the Fidller: "It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

...Maybe you should visit «Camera Size» and look by yourself - Some say a picture is worth a thousand words - And of course, seeing is believing! :)
You can recheck with the GH4 and just to get sure include a Rebel and a 5D to get the perspective of what it means making a MF of this size! ;)

All the best,
Pedro

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:02 UTC

Sad to acknowledge - I learned a lot about photography in the «Luminous Landscape» URL - He will be missed by many of us, even without knowing...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 176th comment

Good to know that a FE 14mm F2.8 will be soon available - I hope a 135mm F2.0 (or F2.8) will follow just after; AF is welcome - and for many - the icing on the cake, I guess.
...Maybe by then Sony&Zeiss wake up from their lethargic lens release cycle! :)
Competition is always a good thing for consumers - and - the sooner the better... ;)

Cheers,
Pedro

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)

Still can't understand this 30x (24–720 mm) range and would gladly prefer a (30x / 16-480mm) zoom!
... In versatility terms the difference from 480 to 720 is irrelevant for this kind of camera - considering the sensor size / IQ - while the usefulness of the 16-24mm range would be quite significant, IMO - Wake up Sony! :(
Am I alone?

Best regards,

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 14:25 UTC as 12th comment
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (278 comments in total)

Although the EVF still has the same resolution, just would like to know if 'Focus Peaking' is improved.
While many ask for better AF - which is something that the A7 line of cameras urgently need - I'm much more concerned with 'Manual Focus' with which I'm having so much fun! ;)
Maybe DPR can answer this question...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 13:55 UTC as 43rd comment
In reply to:

NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Nevertheless, even if true, you are paying for redundancy and being penalized in weight and size with the «OSS» lenses... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
In reply to:

NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Let's hope that it's just not a kind of "marketing thing"... :)

Cheers

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
In reply to:

NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Thanks for the info - Hope you're right! :)

All the best

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
In reply to:

aquarta: Does anyone think the battery performance may have improved on the A7 II?

Maybe with the deeper grip there's some room for a bigger battery... ;)
If not, there's always same pocket space to put another spare (battery)... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
In reply to:

NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Didn't forget - As said - I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)

All the best

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:41 UTC

PART 2:
...And last, as some noticed for sure, there are some small detail about general ergonomics and button placement that, I trust, will improve ergonomics & handling... ;)
It's easy to predict that all these details/enhancements will soon be on the other A7 line of cameras... ;)

And that's all - Take care!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 185th comment

PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 186th comment | 11 replies
On photo Reflection in the Lanterns challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations - Excellent photo!

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

Best regards,
Pedro

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! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (812 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... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 14:25 UTC

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! :(

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 120th comment
On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (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. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 64th comment

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

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 213th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1597 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... ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 141st comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH samples gallery sample 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?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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