Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira

Lives in Portugal Manchester, UK, Portugal
Works as a Photographer - Musician - Mathematician - Engineer
Has a website at www.pauloferreira.co.uk
Joined on Aug 31, 2003
About me:

Sigma SD9 x 3
Sigma AF 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM
Sigma AF 28mm f1.8 EX DG Macro
Sigma AF 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM
Sigma AF 20mm f1.8 EX DG RF
Sigma AF 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 APO Macro Super II
Sigma Flash EF 610 DG

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Ridiculous if not illegal by trading standards. The amount of data going back and forth is going to be beyond comprehension. The idea that to use editing software you have to be online and give Adobe full access to every single step of your work is... well illegal!! There are serious privacy issues with this "new" "vision". It is just another "Instagram" type of idea. Back off!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:52 UTC as 287th comment | 3 replies

What a waste of time... and space. Until the day he triggers (literally) an epileptic fit in one of the subjects and gets sued to oblivion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 97th comment

$47,000/61=$770 per picture! Cheap! Either the Beatles are not what they were or the photos are not what they should.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 19:17 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)

Ethics is a very tired word and in journalism is bordering exhaustion.Why should photography and photographers be exempt of having their own Lance Armstrongs? Or Piers Morgan with fake photos in the Mirror about soldiers abusive behaviour in Iraq? As in the cyclist, the fault resides originally on a desire to win at any cost and be hailed as the best in your "profession". For that you need people/public and these are always, without exception gullible, joining in the universal acclaim as they are part and parcel of it, part of the dream. Lance is now (in)famous... Piers was sacked. I wonder what will happen to Paolo? Probably nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 104th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

Any Sigma Merrill camera should have made the cut

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 312th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery article (159 comments in total)

Who took these samples? Awful, poor light, focusing, framing auto ISO? auto everything? That landscape taken from above with the 16-35 is shameful! You could not have found worse subjects, colours, settings... or maybe I'm wrong and you will still surprise me. Literally shown in a "bad light"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies

Lunar or... lunacy?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:03 UTC as 324th comment
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review article (374 comments in total)

Once again dpreview has missed a simple test on Foveon sensors and kept on talking about "false" detail on and on and on... frankly missing the point.
Take a photo of your chart with a good lens preferably the 50mm f1.4
Expose correctly... the one you showed is at least 1/2 under ex
Correct levels on SPP only
Output on "double" to TIFF
See how much "false" detail you are able to capture on the 60MP image ABOVE 4000 LPH... around 4500 LPH maybe if your chart would go that far...
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 94th comment
On dpreview.com gets mobile article (110 comments in total)

at last....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 13:47 UTC as 43rd comment

"used properly" has the same value applied to "vaseline on lens" (to emphasise privacy) or "forgot to remove lens cap" (for that special solar eclipse!) Waste of bandwidth!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:29 UTC as 60th comment
On Sony announces range of XQD memory cards article (30 comments in total)

100 RAWS at 10fps... Wow? Wow? We are no longer talking about Photography here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 23:51 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

"You press the button, we do the rest" can now be used for toilet flush advertising... down the pan!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 00:17 UTC as 44th comment
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)

Nikon J1 and V1 in "specialist"? This makes dpreview ranking "not so special" apart their "special" relationship with you know what 2 brands. Had Canon made a mirrorless camera, any camera, (where is it by the way Canon) it would also be "special" too!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:07 UTC as 90th comment
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)
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Paulo Ferreira: They sold their sensor's business? What´s left then? A couple of expired Kodachrome 25 on their chilling cabinet?

There's a "step-sister" company in Japan called FujiFILM. Read the writing on the wall please...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 13:59 UTC
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)

They sold their sensor's business? What´s left then? A couple of expired Kodachrome 25 on their chilling cabinet?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 12:37 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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Andrei Todea: It's a lie!
Sigma did NOT announce this and DPReview knows this very well. They tried to fake it and instead of using a link from the official Sigma website (which of course doesn't mention anything about this stupidity and they never did) they used and obscure website to fake this announcement.
Shame on you, DPReview!

Well you should! You are mentioning yet another "third party" source. Pick up the phone and give a call to Sigma Deutschland tomorrow +49180 590908585 or anywhere on this page http://www.sigma-foto.de/kontakt/kontaktinfos.html Start doing some journalism instead of cheap gossip and let us know once for all if this is genuine (and where it can be bought). Then we can all laugh apart from the ones with "exquisite" taste. If not don't forget to issue a retraction with an apology to Sigma AND your readers. Else how can we ever believe in any of your news?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 22:36 UTC
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Andrei Todea: It's a lie!
Sigma did NOT announce this and DPReview knows this very well. They tried to fake it and instead of using a link from the official Sigma website (which of course doesn't mention anything about this stupidity and they never did) they used and obscure website to fake this announcement.
Shame on you, DPReview!

Yes! As I said quite a few times here, shame on you Dpreview!!! Gutter "journalism"!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 13:14 UTC
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Faisalee: Sigma Succeeded in one thing for sure... Getting the most number of comments EVER on a DPR news ;-)

Sigma has no input (or output) whatsoever in this "news". It is just a bad sketch of the BBC1 program "Would I Lie to You?"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 13:10 UTC
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Paulo Ferreira: This is a really disingenueous and almost malicious news. Dpreview is just passing on some hear say from a German site called Photo Scala that is selling a casing for a Sigma SD1. There is no comment whatsoever on Sigma Germany site about this http://www.sigma-foto.de/ !!! I am pretty sure that there are really aesthetically discussable and expensive "pimp my" image capturing gadgets (A Swarowsky iphone???) from third party companies that were never mentioned here. Shame on you dpreview!!!

No @HowaboutRAW! you are missing the point completely. Dpreview related news as fact qualified or not without checking its source. That is not journalism! It is gossip, hearsay. It is biased because it is about the SD1 and they willingly jumped into the "joke" on a day that is too far from 1st April. Any other camera and they would have kept quiet! More... they would have checked their sources. So... shame on you dpreview, again!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 23:18 UTC
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Paulo Ferreira: This is a really disingenueous and almost malicious news. Dpreview is just passing on some hear say from a German site called Photo Scala that is selling a casing for a Sigma SD1. There is no comment whatsoever on Sigma Germany site about this http://www.sigma-foto.de/ !!! I am pretty sure that there are really aesthetically discussable and expensive "pimp my" image capturing gadgets (A Swarowsky iphone???) from third party companies that were never mentioned here. Shame on you dpreview!!!

To @HowaboutRAW. Still biased and not sloppy. Dpreview could not omit a link that DOES NOT EXIST!!!. For Christ sake stop talking about links that DO NOT EXIST!!! The Sigma "announcement" is nowhere to be found!! So... it is still biased and malicious!. Shame on you Dpreview... again!!! and that review of LL?? Don't get me started!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 16:11 UTC
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