Ernest M Aquilio

Ernest M Aquilio

Lives in United States Bonita Springs, FL, United States
Works as a Photographer/ art
Has a website at www.ernestmatteo.com
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2032 comments in total)

There is no equivalence only Zuul

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 257th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (166 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: If I were a working portrait photographer, this would be a must-have!

Not all of us can have imaginations. They are too wrapped up in the technical details to think alternatively.

Individualism is all we really have.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography article (53 comments in total)
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srados: E bay sells cheap Chinese triggers for 16-45$...I do not know why is this such novelty item?

But those are not super cute and flashy. I only want the most hip and trendy accessories for my camera. It's an accentuation of who I am and what I do, and makes my camera feel gooood

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

A good array of images here; though in my humble opinion a bit more diversity could have great. Number 13 is excellent

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 29th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

Well done Fuji. I like where they are going, although I do sincerely hope that they dont abandon the OVF idea and make a successor to the Pro 1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 111th comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Wishing everyone a great day, and many more. Be thankful for what you have.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 14:49 UTC as 68th comment

Intriguing to say the least. I may be so daring to say that I love the bokeh effects of this lens and the focal length is very useful. I cant wait to try it and look outrageous; that is part of the charm.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 21:00 UTC as 32nd comment

If you dislike the Df's performance dont buy it. Simple solution. If you like the A7's or whatever cameras performance better, then buy it. Simple solution. If you simply dont care about digital anything then just shoot your film camera. Simple solution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 17:59 UTC as 21st comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Jeff Morris: I myself sold all of my DSLR equipment. I like many other hobbyist enthusiasts have gotten tired of the large amount of equipment and the difficulty transporting it. It does not mean we do not appreciate what a great DSLR and lenses can provide the professional and advanced amateur. It simply means many people are looking for an alternative.

A year ago I purchased a Fuji X-E1. I absolutely love the camera. I plan on making a kit of a wide, normal and tele zooms. I should be very satisfied. If someday I decide to go back to DSLR's then so be it. But more and more we are seeing advanced amateurs and pro's embracing mirrorless for it's excellent performance, lite weight and compact form factor.

Lets face it, we needed a penta-prism back in the day, however today is a different story.

Very true. Technology has changed the tools of the trade. Some manufacturers have abandoned most aspects of traditional SLR photography for more modern adaptations as the technology becomes more prevalent and sophisticated. I personally however feel that looking through an EVF, no matter what the resolution, is a very bleak look outward to the world. My 500c/m with waist level finder will always be my muse.

But times are changing nonetheless...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Thoughts: So Nikon has admitted that their idea of photography has not been very pure for a while

That is what the advertising is intending for you to believe, so you choose to accept it :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: Lets pretend for a moment that this is the internet and anything I say can be completely disregarded.

Nikon DF, Digital Fusion: Remember that patent Nikon filed for an interchangeable sensor? ( At least I think it was Nikon)

So with digital fusion you can remove the sensor "unit" and in its place able to load 35mm film "unit" that will use 35mm films. Now that's real fusion. Akin to the R9 DM. But you know...

Two things...read my original post again - mainly the first sentence. Second, no where did I mention "back", I used the term "unit" as to infer it may be some other type of removable unit. Confusing? I love the internet

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:31 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Lets pretend for a moment that this is the internet and anything I say can be completely disregarded.

Nikon DF, Digital Fusion: Remember that patent Nikon filed for an interchangeable sensor? ( At least I think it was Nikon)

So with digital fusion you can remove the sensor "unit" and in its place able to load 35mm film "unit" that will use 35mm films. Now that's real fusion. Akin to the R9 DM. But you know...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 330th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: Let me put on my hubris today and state that Nikon should make a price point to be 2.5K or so and I will buy one right away. So they should do this just for me because I am special on the internets. Only my opinion matters.

Then I am a fool haha

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 02:04 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Let me put on my hubris today and state that Nikon should make a price point to be 2.5K or so and I will buy one right away. So they should do this just for me because I am special on the internets. Only my opinion matters.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 23:09 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies

Excellent! Thanks Fuji, now I am just waiting for the X Pro II to debut so I can make the full switch.

It is good to see in this day of planned obsolescence in regards to electronics that Fuji still values its past products. Despite the SAB, the X100 is still a stellar performer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 64th comment
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review preview (139 comments in total)
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Jiri Folta: I was taken by the quality of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. Not only optical quality but also craftsmanship quality. It was major reason why I sold my Nikon D7000 and all those plastic Nikon lenses made in China, Thailand and so on.
Now, I'm reading that new Fuji lenses are plastic and made in China (XC 16-50mm OIS and XF 27mm (as written on fujirumors.com - First Look: X-M1 with New Kit Zoom and Pancake Lens). An idea of photographic company that is going to bring quality materials and some quality spirit is gone. I hope not but it seems like things are going this way.
Reading some day that X-Pro 2 or X-E 2 are made in China I would sell it all away.
I don't want to buy plastic in China made lenses and cameras. I want in Japan made metal quality. For me, buying Fuji was not only buying photographic tool, it was also investment in the future! It was some kind of promise many photographers had accepted.
I hope we can call Go Fuji Go in the future again!

Unfortunately in today's world of planned obsolesce with regards to electronics, buying into an "investment" is not as prevalent as it was 20 or 30 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
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TN Args: Excellent photos, thanks for the article. Pity about the ignorant commentators.

Taste is subjective. Clearly some people are on different levels of thought than others.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 14:58 UTC
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TN Args: Excellent photos, thanks for the article. Pity about the ignorant commentators.

I agree

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 02:48 UTC

The Sigma 35mm and 50mm are on my camera 90% of the time. They are truly great lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 23:26 UTC as 33rd comment
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (116 comments in total)

Only in death does he have a name... his name is Carl Paulson, his name is Carl Paulson, his name is Carl Paulson, his name is Carl Paulson, his name is Carl Paulson

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 13:20 UTC as 28th comment
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