biza43

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Petroleum Geologist
Has a website at www.paulobizarro.com
Joined on Oct 6, 2009

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biza43: I switched from Canon EOS to Sony Alpha 7 system, due to lighten my backpack, without compromising on quality. So I am not here defending Canon, but indeed the title is a bit exaggerated... Canon catching up? Catching up with what? With still being the best selling brand in cameras and lenses?

Anyway, it is good to see that DPR is finally reviewing a Canon 1DX camera; the Mark I, released in 2011, was never reviewed here:)

@AngularJS: if you were replying to me, you missed by a long margin... I was not criticizing Canon...

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 08:31 UTC

I switched from Canon EOS to Sony Alpha 7 system, due to lighten my backpack, without compromising on quality. So I am not here defending Canon, but indeed the title is a bit exaggerated... Canon catching up? Catching up with what? With still being the best selling brand in cameras and lenses?

Anyway, it is good to see that DPR is finally reviewing a Canon 1DX camera; the Mark I, released in 2011, was never reviewed here:)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 92nd comment | 8 replies

Billinghams are so much better.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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biza43: I saw this a few days ago in Zeiss's own website. Glad to see it here. As usual, the mass of photoexperts around here prefer to discuss and concentrate their efforts on what they understand about photography - numbers, pixels, over processed, etc, etc - rather than what matters - the art and the resulting portfolio.

I would love to see such experts spend 6 weeks on a train in India, and see what they come up with...

At least I have one... and I am not pretentious like you...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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biza43: I saw this a few days ago in Zeiss's own website. Glad to see it here. As usual, the mass of photoexperts around here prefer to discuss and concentrate their efforts on what they understand about photography - numbers, pixels, over processed, etc, etc - rather than what matters - the art and the resulting portfolio.

I would love to see such experts spend 6 weeks on a train in India, and see what they come up with...

@jonny1976 Went to see your amazing non-cliche photos and ... oops ... "Site Unavailable".

Ha ha, tried that as well, I suppose we are the ones to lose, we can not see his much better photos ha ha.

As for comparing the work of a 25 year old student with Steve McCurry, well, that is just stupid.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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biza43: I saw this a few days ago in Zeiss's own website. Glad to see it here. As usual, the mass of photoexperts around here prefer to discuss and concentrate their efforts on what they understand about photography - numbers, pixels, over processed, etc, etc - rather than what matters - the art and the resulting portfolio.

I would love to see such experts spend 6 weeks on a train in India, and see what they come up with...

So by all means, go there, stun the world with your photography. It does not need to be in India or Asia, anywhere in the world will do. Talking is easy, doing the real and hard work, well, that is different.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)

I saw this a few days ago in Zeiss's own website. Glad to see it here. As usual, the mass of photoexperts around here prefer to discuss and concentrate their efforts on what they understand about photography - numbers, pixels, over processed, etc, etc - rather than what matters - the art and the resulting portfolio.

I would love to see such experts spend 6 weeks on a train in India, and see what they come up with...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 08:14 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Superb work at all levels. Thanks for sharing. When the rubber meets the road, it's the photogs experience and talent that makes the shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 08:41 UTC as 23rd comment
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Biowizard: Only two filters are necessary in this day and age: a polariser, and a multi-stop ND, because both let you create images that cannot be achieved in any other way. Arguably, an IR filter too, if you do IR photography.

But graduated NDs are not necessary, Indeed, they nearly always produce unnatural results. For any landscape photo where you want to darken part of the image relative to others, you can simply take a bracketed exposure sequence, and merge as desired in Photoshop.

This approach lets you follow irregularities in the skyline (like mountains, buildings, trees) that an ND grad would artificially darken.

Brian

What is photoshop?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi (44 comments in total)

#1 for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 08:47 UTC as 7th comment

Good news.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 90th comment
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)
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biza43: It is a fine camera, if one is used to and wants 28mm focal length. However, shooting up close with 28mm (like in photo #8) can cause some problems. In this photo, the shoulder closed to the camera looks much larger than the rest of the body, which leads to (IMO) an unflattering result. Also, is her nose really that big:)

Yup, I have good memories of the film Leica CM, which had a 40mm lens:)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

It is a fine camera, if one is used to and wants 28mm focal length. However, shooting up close with 28mm (like in photo #8) can cause some problems. In this photo, the shoulder closed to the camera looks much larger than the rest of the body, which leads to (IMO) an unflattering result. Also, is her nose really that big:)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On article Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag (78 comments in total)

Looks nice, but I think that Billingham shoulder bags are still better. Especially the Hadley series. And at least it is known that they age very well. And I much prefer buckles to Velcro closures, silent or not.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 14:43 UTC as 35th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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biza43: I bought my first camera in 1991, it was a Canon EOS 1000 (Rebel) with the kit zoom. Imagine that... at the time it cost me around the equivalent of EUR 500. It still works today, so in a way it almost outlasted film!

These cameras are amazing value for money, so all those dissing Canon for "not being innovative", "being boring" etc and all, just go out and take pics and get a life:)

Yes, 1991, you know, you had to buy film and put it in the camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

I bought my first camera in 1991, it was a Canon EOS 1000 (Rebel) with the kit zoom. Imagine that... at the time it cost me around the equivalent of EUR 500. It still works today, so in a way it almost outlasted film!

These cameras are amazing value for money, so all those dissing Canon for "not being innovative", "being boring" etc and all, just go out and take pics and get a life:)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:59 UTC as 145th comment | 8 replies

Thanks for the early report. A remarkable trio of lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 21st comment

It sure looks to be built like a tank. But it does not help in understanding why the lens is so big:)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:06 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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biza43: Good article. On a side note, what the author wrote about getting good lenses (they imply a significant investment) is applicable to all systems, not only Pentax. For example, one can get say a Canon 6D or Sony A7II for about the same price of the K1; but then to get f4, f2.8 zooms is not cheap. Or good f1.4 primes.

With the K1, Pentax is doing what it does best: provide a robust no-nonsense top photographic tool for a very good price. Like they did with the K5 and later the K3 series for APSC. Built like a tank, with serious weatherproofing. If this camera takes off, I could see Zeiss going back to offer their ZE(ZF lenses (now called Milvus) in K mount again:)

Really?

'Once you’ve bought a couple of lenses to go with your new K-1, that fairly reasonably $1800 has turned into a much, much bigger investment.'

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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biza43: Good article. On a side note, what the author wrote about getting good lenses (they imply a significant investment) is applicable to all systems, not only Pentax. For example, one can get say a Canon 6D or Sony A7II for about the same price of the K1; but then to get f4, f2.8 zooms is not cheap. Or good f1.4 primes.

With the K1, Pentax is doing what it does best: provide a robust no-nonsense top photographic tool for a very good price. Like they did with the K5 and later the K3 series for APSC. Built like a tank, with serious weatherproofing. If this camera takes off, I could see Zeiss going back to offer their ZE(ZF lenses (now called Milvus) in K mount again:)

I was commenting in a general way ref. f1.4 primes; normally the good ones are expensive, e.g. Sony Zeiss 35 1.4 for Alpha 7 system, the new 85 f1.4 Sony G for Alpha 7 system, etc, etc.

So, IMO, the comment in the article about "if you buy the K1, which is actually not very expensive for what it is, do not forget that adding good lenses ends up being a significant investment". All I am saying is that that is applicable to all systems, not only Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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