RoAlmeida

RoAlmeida

Lives in Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil
Works as a Director
Joined on Jul 7, 2011

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On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)
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paulski66: I've had my d600 for over a year now and cleaned the sensor exactly once. Absolutely brilliant camera; I don't regret my decision to purchase it one iota.

Yes, I understand the some people have had issues, and Nikon should have addressed these in a more forthright manner. But I also think the whole thing has been somewhat overblown, and that there are many, many more happy d600 owners than unhappy ones...though as always the unhappy owners are the most vocal.

How often do you shoot @f22 with your D600?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 00:02 UTC
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)
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StudioDru: We should just close these comment sections to just those people who actually own a D600 every time these oil sensor announcements roll around. I've had the D600 since release day and I've sent it in for cleaning once with no problems. Everyone here always seems so indignant, like someone owning a Toyota Camry and acting like a Honda Civic issue that a few users experienced makes Honda the worst company in the history of the universe. Buy it, don't buy it, but don't act like THIS is the reason you'll never own a Nikon if you don't even own one in the first place. For the record, I use both Nikon and Canon (and Olympus and Fuji) and each does well for what I need it for.

Seems like you buy cameras from all vendors just as a ticket to all forums in here. Luckly I don't have a D600, but it was almost my first FF just a couple weeks before I bought my EM-5. You're wrong by claiming exclusive rights to post about the matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)

People sentenced Olympus to death after their financial scandal, but their engineers keep designing and deplying new and reliable tech. Launching faulty products is way more compromising when you hide or deny what customers deserve. Shame on you Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada article (242 comments in total)
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MatijaK: I did not buy my E-3 because it was compact - I bought it because it was just the right size and had many useful buttons available without being able to press any of them by accident.

Then I added a grip and realized I was sorely mistaken, because only with the grip is the E-3 the right size.

I don't want a compact DSLR. I want a big E-7 that can use my existing grip (or has one built-in), I want it to be heavy, sturdy, reliable and a confidence-inspiring workhorse that I can beat a wild bear with if it attacks me. I can buy an E-720 or an E-M5 if I want more compact.

I've been happily and patiently hanging onto 4/3 and my many lenses, and the only thing that can push me away is a small camera body. If they screw up by making the E-7 small, I'll have to switch systems, despite considering a 3:2 aspect ratio with a 1.5x crop factor to be the spawn of Satan (135 "full frame" being Satan itself).

After my initial E400 a couple years ago, I tried a Canon 600D and a few EFS lenses. Later on I invested on a E30 to bring fairness to the dispute. After a year or so, I sold all my Canon/EFS gear and invested in a few more new and used gear for FT and MFT (E500, E620, E5 and EM-5 & a substantial set of HG lens). IMHO, each body/lens suits for different occasions and motivation, but these two complementary systems offer an unique and unbeatable combination of cost, build quality, picture quality and weight. This no to mention what I consider the diamond of their crown: Zuiko and (why not) Panny (Leica branded) lens. I still believe FT/MFT users will leave many Canikon FF users very jealous as soon as Oly launches their E-5 or E-30 sucessor... But don't worry! Although you'll still need to pay more for good quality lens, you'll benefit from having both vendors forced to accelerate their 'enthusiast DSLRs' roadmap with more cheaper FF bodies like the D600 and 6D...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: FF wins the day at DPR. Together, the 3 FF cameras get 45% of the vote, at the moment (6854 votes).

Interesting to note the 3 FFs probably are also the most expensive bodies among all 14 cameras listed. That's another important perspective to consider for those who are questioning how valid (or silly) is this survey. In other words, my theory is that people over here just don't 'vote for cameras and brands they own or love'. Here and there you see some passionate or bizarre comments, but in the end, this is a nice community and I'm not that snob (or rich) to ignore the results.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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marike6: It's interesting that someone started a thread on the m43 calling for all to "do their duty by voting for the EM-5". No such request of questionable ethics on the Nikon forum, so you might view the current D800 votes as more organic and spontaneous. Just saying.

IMHO, one way or another and for different reasons, the two best launches of the year are comfortably on the top two positions. It's true that some did it more outstanding than others, but all vendors made huge improvements in all classes reinforcing that 2012 was a fantastic year for photo gear! For sure you can get dazzling photos with any of 14 cameras listed. Is it realistic to expect the same pace for next year?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 08:35 UTC

As many already highlighted, the core (and the money) of this partnership are medical devices, but it also brings a fantastic dynamic to the camera business. Assuming they can do so, why Sony would be so stupid to drop a powerful weapon like FT/MFT when they can use it so effectively to attack/block its arch-rival Panasonic in their own backyard? Besides that, Sony get what they need! Decent Zuiko rebranded glass! What mount would not love to benefit from it?

IMHO, LUMIX users will still buy Zuiko like the fantastic new 60mm macro, but like everybody else, they're definitely jealous for not counting on Sony's sensors in their future bodies, unless they switch to... Sorry Panny, it's too late to regret being such a greedy and bad partner..

Time will tell, but I feel more confident than ever I'll soon have new company to my OMD and my FT HG/SHG glass. Maybe an E-7 or E-50, but surely with the best available sensors, IBIS, SLT, High-Res EVFs/LCDs, etc..

Long live OLYMPUS! Nice move!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 17:14 UTC as 6th comment
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RoAlmeida: Back in 2009 I got a E-420 and one year later a Canon 600D+few EFS lens. Right after I got a E30+14-54MkII in a very good deal, so I could compare both systems fairly well. Well, a couple months ago I sold all my Canon gear and I got a EM5 and I think it tells everything. When I was in Tokyo a couple weeks ago, I spoke to Oly's sales rep from a famous camera store. Seems more likely the next steps are upgraded PENs with IBIS+EM5's sensor next month - including a nice rangefinder/EVF surprise. The 43s line should continue with 'high-end' bodies arriving in Q3/2013 only. But it should bring a competitive tech package - including a new high-res Sony sensor that should make many FF users very jealous. For me it makes a lot of sense as only those who tested EM5's Sony sensor can really understand the huge potential of the 43s system limited by Panasonic sensors for so many long years... Olympus wants to go beyond as very few will pay for a E7 if it's just another make-up of the EM5...

Similar to any other mount, a new body announcement should bring excitement among its users. It doesn't seem logic so many comments 'attacking it' or defending other systems right here. CaNikon are market leaders thanks to their own merit and they offer great products and solutions (including FFs). But I panic to imagine less competition and I love to see the different approaches from other remarkable players like Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic, etc. It's not about size or weight only. It's preference! Go shooting and enjoy whatever the gear you have, but it's stupid to think you get better pictures just because of that. I guess the 'real pro' also have different preferences as they also believe this kind of discussion is absurdly pointless...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:42 UTC

Back in 2009 I got a E-420 and one year later a Canon 600D+few EFS lens. Right after I got a E30+14-54MkII in a very good deal, so I could compare both systems fairly well. Well, a couple months ago I sold all my Canon gear and I got a EM5 and I think it tells everything. When I was in Tokyo a couple weeks ago, I spoke to Oly's sales rep from a famous camera store. Seems more likely the next steps are upgraded PENs with IBIS+EM5's sensor next month - including a nice rangefinder/EVF surprise. The 43s line should continue with 'high-end' bodies arriving in Q3/2013 only. But it should bring a competitive tech package - including a new high-res Sony sensor that should make many FF users very jealous. For me it makes a lot of sense as only those who tested EM5's Sony sensor can really understand the huge potential of the 43s system limited by Panasonic sensors for so many long years... Olympus wants to go beyond as very few will pay for a E7 if it's just another make-up of the EM5...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 04:59 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)

Surely looks very promising and it's always good news to see Olympus getting their mojo back again. I can't wait to test (and possibly buy) one as they're my favorite brand (love my E420 and E30). I just concern on AF performance with my FT glass (I guess the new adapter still allows standard CDAF only). Anyway, the pictures & filters are great and the retro design is superb. They did it all great this time, not to mention the model is gorgeous as well. I believe Canikon surely will turnaround and drop their boxy or 'spaceship' design in their future DSLRs bodies to offer similar retro design from their famous film SLRs series. And hopefully bring back part of the glamour we've lost in the digital era... Well done Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 22:41 UTC as 60th comment
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Jmmg: O.K. lets see...without Olympus, there are Canon, Casio, Contax, Epson, Fujifilm, GE, hp, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma, Sony, Toshiba, Hasselblad, Phase one, etc. So, you are saying there are not enough competition and R & D???

How many more manufactures and brands do we need???

I think when you did Ctrl-C + Ctrl-V you forgot to exclude some brands that recently didn't bring anything new or interesting in the photography world... This is not the case of Olympus. Along with Panny, they created the ILC segment back in 2008... And so far, they didn't seem to be that wrong..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 20:40 UTC

There are people that really don't know what to think.. Don't know what to do.. And don't know what to say.. How come someone support less competition in such a high technology and glamourous business? Maybe only those who like to see boring scenarios like we had in computing for many many years (Windows)... Or maybe those who really have no clue what's the beauty in photography... Maybe one of the last resorts where we still have plenty options to choose according to our needs, preferences, traditions, etc.. Canikon systems suck... They simply bring more from the same year after year... Long live Olympus and all innovators! I hate mamma & pappa every day! For sure I'll get one E-M5 ASAP!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 19:32 UTC as 20th comment
On CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales article (207 comments in total)

ILCs are just another good, convenient and now mature option for consumers. IMHO, in the short term they'll continue to take a significant share from bridge and entry-level DSLRs. But in the long run, I see ILCs getting very sophisticated, competitive and expensive as well. For sure they'll capture the attention from enthusiasts and also as second option for professionals. Let's no forget Canikon APS systems are over a decade old and ILCs started just in 2008. Just to name a few, the NEX-7, X-Pro1, E-M5 and soon the GH3 are just the beginning of a new and promising generation.. Making an option among dSLRs, dSLTs, ILCs and high-end compacts will not be so obvious like now. Regardless of the technology, we'll buy the best experience...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 16:06 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus shares suffer as former CEO goes on the attack article (193 comments in total)

A company with such admirable technology and strong reputation in the imaging business going through something like that is really disappointing.. Now we (loyal users) know why it's taking so long to get the products we've been asking for years.. Sad but true..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 13:44 UTC as 33rd comment
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