Osvaldo Cristo

Osvaldo Cristo

Lives in Brazil Itapevi, SP, Brazil
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 22, 2002


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It is very sad because there are real people behind all this move to cut Photographers. I wish the best for all of them and their families.

On the other hand it is the "natural trends". More and more are expected from the "survivors". It happened a lot of times in the past.

How many "secretaries" you expect to find today? I remind the time all middle level executive had its own secretary. I had one in the past. Today even some "high" executive haven´t. It is expected himself with appropriate tools to organize his agenda, schedule his trips, file his documents.

I remind in the 1990´s when the Photographers in a big newspaper had added for their responsibilities to put his picture treated and in digital format into the newspaper image servers. It killed the scanning and processing staff. Nobody liked it but it was the trend. On that time the Photographers were spared, but some haven´t such luck...

It is sad. It is difficult. Unfortunately it is the trends...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 21:09 UTC as 8th comment

Blow-up and distorted and crazy colors are cool...

Crazy world. Counter culture?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 13:40 UTC as 7th comment

I like your paper but I do not agree with your statement "DNG is the standard format". It is not. Adobe pretend that!

It is an open format and Adobe hopes people can jump into their bandwagon but it is not true so far. Nikon and DxO ignore them (well, DxO can generate that format but strangely cannot accept it).

Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

falconeyes: This lens has much in common with the Pentax DA* 60-200 F/4 ED (90-380 F/6 equivalent) which is tack-sharp at the long end even outperforming most fixed focal lengths.

This is one particular lens which makes the Pentax APS-C system quite attractive.

The new Nikkor 80-400 could do the same for Nikon FX if the optical performance is similiarly top notch and if the price comes down a bit.

Sorry, wrong comparison. One 20-200 at f/6 would be muuuch easier to design and manufacture than a 80-400 lens. It is Physics: 200mm is not the same focal length than 400.

You can use that lens with a FX camera but also the same lens can be used mounted on DX or even System 1 with adapter - but it is another story.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 22:44 UTC

It looks a great news for System 1 users.

I am surprised by people complain about its price: it is a f/1.2 lens! Additionally it is the launch RSP and probably in a few months it will be cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 00:15 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies

One of my personal finance guidelines is to maintain fixed costs at minimum. I would be not comfortable with a monthly fixed cost for my hobby.

Despite I am an Adobe faithful user since Photoshop LE, updated to (full) version 7 and successively to CS, CS2,...CS5, I do not agree the new business model from Adobe and I am reconsidering my current relationship with the tools they develop.

Of course I do not think Adobe even care if "amateurs" do not continue with Photoshop. They clearly increased the prices in order to "compensate" some loss in their current customer base. Perhaps it can be a good move to Adobe. Perhaps no.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 764th comment | 1 reply

It reminds me a popular history I listened in my college in 1980: Americans spent millions to develop a pen to write at zero gravity environment in the space missions. Russians used a pencil. C´mon boys...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 00:54 UTC as 5th comment

Welcome, baby!

I bought my Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 on 2002 to use with my (then) new Nikon D100 and today it is my oldest lens in my collection as previous lenses were replaced years back (the Sigma 15-30 by Nikkor 12-24, the Nikkor 24-120 AFD by Nikkor 24-120 f/4).

I am very happy with my older 80-400 even after so long years - of course improvements are always welcome. Let us see if in the field practice it worths so long waiting. Anyway I will not board at the first ship. I am not in a hurry.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 15:41 UTC as 25th comment

It looks the camera a lot of posters are looking for according their critics for the previous models I read exactly here, in the front page of dpreview:

DX sensor, macro capabilities, reasonable WA, fast lens, crazy high ISO, raw capabilities,... oh surprise: I found again lots of complains!!!

Where is the crowd that asked that??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 15:32 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Bronx Zoo 2010__D716583 in the Interaction challenge (1 comment in total)


Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 23:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)


(do we need any additional words for that?)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 32nd comment

Too late, guys.

I was a Blackberry user for years and got a lot of frustrations with their proprietary BIS and (mainly) BES. What stupid move to insist to be farther from the standards in this age.

At last I went to Android (Razr). I never ever want to try anything from Blackberry...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 00:03 UTC as 4th comment

Amazing! Great work at a lower stress level to the subject. Congrats to them!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 20:32 UTC as 17th comment

It is a step forward for EVF users... but at 0.8M pixels it is far, far away from OVF. At this rate I probably will consider some EVF in some years from now...

I am curious about the reflesh rate in the practice in the field for action. Let us see.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 20:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On Mobile-friendly forums launched article (102 comments in total)

Good job: it works with my Android Motorola Razr.

No complains so far. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 20:41 UTC as 22nd comment
On The longevity of Raw files - a reconsideration article (12 comments in total)

Too much preocupation for an inexistent problem... so far. My Nikon D100 raw files from 2002 are completely workable after more than ten years. I can open and work on them with NX2 or ACR (PS CS5 or LR) on Windows 7.

If in the future the format is not supported for the mainstream applications certainly you will have time to convert to another one, then supported. In this meantime, I have no interest on DNG.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting article (35 comments in total)

I upgraded from my v.7 to the new v.8: better interface, better noise control on high ISO pics, better automatic setup, undock image browser is great for two monitors, performance looks the same. No serious bugs so far (great surprise!).

I am an user since version 3 and except for the lauching of 5.0 version, DxO consistently has presented an increasing better performance, resources and user interface.

DxO is my main raw developer and for most cases it is the best one (I have also installed NX2 and ACR) except for portraits I prefer NX2 (the v.8 is significantlly better on this than v.7 but NX2 maintains the edge).

At USD 49 for the upgrade I think it worths. I recommend it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 13:22 UTC as 8th comment

DNG is not an industry standard (as JPEG, for example). It looks one more format for raw files aggressively suported and promoted by Adobe. I prefer to stay with the camera manufacturer format yet.

On the other hand Adobe trying to impose their "standard" offers translation from camera manufacturers custom format to theirs (but not vice-versa). One more reason to stay with the camera manufacturer original format.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:32 UTC as 3rd comment

I am an hobbyst, but my main purpose in Photography is to see. When making photography I change my point of view and perception. My main reward is to see more and deeper.
To have some of them printed is a plus.
In the worst case, I could lose all my pics and even in this situation my main gain would be not lost: I never will lose my experience to see the world differently from my ordinary way.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2012 at 23:52 UTC as 5th comment
On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jmmg: Fujifilm, you are next soon!

Really? I do not believe on this as their figures looks me better than Kodak's: it is true their operational profit decreased yoy from 6% to 5% (forecasted for this year) but it looks me 5% is a robust figure for this challenge year. Additionally their product portfolio IMO is much more (market) attractive than Kodak's one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 00:13 UTC
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