iae aa eia

iae aa eia

Lives in Brazil Paulista, PE, Brazil
Works as a EFL Teacher
Joined on Jan 13, 2011
About me:

The very first camera I ever used was my mom's Kodak Instamatic 177XF. In the 90's, it happened to me to work as a photographer, but I always had problems working by myself and I was too picky to find a partner. Actually, what I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting the work.

After a long time having unsuccessful jobs, I started teaching English. It was by chance, and I moved on with it. I can say I do something I love, because when you learn naturally and is part of your life since you were a kid, it never gets old. Moreover, most things I learned through reading, including photography, were written in English.

Curiosity: The first contact I ever had with photography literature in English was in 1993. I was riding my bicycle and passing by a supermarket I decided to stop at a newstand for a quick look at the magazines. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but that's when I saw that beautiful red glossy cover with lots of SLRs on it. It was the December 1993 edition of Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazine. I was in awe because I had never seen such an appealing cover (uncommon to Brazilian magazines). I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng dic and a calculator, and spent the whole month trying to translate most of the magazine and converting feet to meters and inches to mm and cm. I continued to buy that magazine for the next 6 months. At first, equipment adds, cameras and lenses guides and articles, and shop catalogs, where the sections I read the most.

Note: You might wonder how I am putting up with a Kodak M583. Well, cameras are much more expensive here, and since I lost my LX3, my frustration resulted in me focusing my attention to another activity I like very much—sound—and bought a respectable pair of speakers, so a good camera has been having to wait a little more.

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On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

The Df looks like a big toy next to the F3. The same case happens with the OM-D. Nikon and Olympus still couldn't make them live up to a retro design that could inspire so much in terms of design and solidity. One of the factors is clear. Both the OM-D and the Df are less rectangular. More rectangular looks better when it comes to that specific design.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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Kurt_K: I think people are forgetting (or simply never knew) how good 1/1.7 sensors can be at ISO 100-400, which is usually all you need anyway due to the fast, high quality lenses that these types of cameras come with. Frankly, I think it's comical how quickly everyone jumped on the 1" sensor bandwagon after the release of the RX100.

It's not comical, just rational (or reasonable). I guess a good portion of the consumers of 1/1.7" sensor cameras (most of them for enthusiasts) were already sort of wondering if the sensor were somewhat bigger but still smaller than 4/3 (or m4/3). That's my case. I don't have a 1" (yet), but I had an LX3 (died of salt water) and many times I wondered how even greater it would be if it had a little bigger sensor (a size close to 110 film format, for instance).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

The problem with the retro designs reproducing slrs is the proportion. Not only this one but also the Olympuses. They should've been wider, more rectangular, in order to look best.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:33 UTC as 472nd comment
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: The 2/3 sensor in a compact makes a lot of sense to me. That’s a pretty appealing little camera. But with the RX100ii coming with hotshoe, tilting screen and more capable video, it might be a tough sell. And I much prefer the XF’s style. But to me, this really exposes the X20. That camera should have gotten a bigger sensor in this round. Gorgeous and ergonomic as it is, the compact sensor in that relatively large X20 form factor no longer feels competitive. The Xtrans makes up some quality distance, but at some point, sensor size and IQ start to align. I’m eager to see a FF Fuji.

IMO, I can't see any sense about a sensor smaller than a 1" one, unless we're talking about built-in zoom compacts and phone cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

This launch is undoubtly a bold move, and also bold is Sony's solution to keep from adding up to the price: assign half of the design team.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 05:54 UTC as 388th comment

I still don't feel like the design of the digital OMs is working. With a grip, the Evolts still look more balanced, and without a grip, which I think is the design that would live up better to the OM design, still show unbalanced design of the pentaprism-like top, and the general layout design of the top and (especially) the back look unattractive. They should try to get closer to the general proportions of the OM-1, that is, more rectangular body and less protruding pentaprism housing top.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:56 UTC as 30th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

I had a V570. It has an attractive design and unusual silver metallic back. The panorama feat and the 23mm lens allowed great shots. The front big and round metallic cover is nice and makes a nice metallic sound when closing and opening. It's the kind of cam one just wants to own, to touch.

I would love to still have it, even if only to put it on a shelf in the bedroom or living room. I lost it. I was going to the airport with a friend to say goodbye to a group of teenagers flying to the States and asked him to put it in one of his backpack pockets. He put it together with a small book and when he was getting in the car, the pocket was open and both items fell between the curbside and the car.

It was dark. The lamp of the pole in front of his house was broken. I was in the car and heard something falling and could see he taking and putting the book back into the pocket, but I didn't realize (and he didn't remember) he had put the camera in the same pocket. We missed it too late.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 95th comment

OK, it's a great phone, but I can't believe this is the successor of the 808 PureView.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 64th comment | 17 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (681 comments in total)

An SLR-style NEX mount camera + lens kit for $400 is a nice and bold move. And some say it's a good sensor in a limited body. Well, that's better than the opposite, right? Congrats, Sony! (I guess the huge profit they're making out of the RX1 made this price point possible. Kidding.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 162nd comment
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)

I don't know if those shots were taken in auto mode, but if they were, it's quite competent at exposure control, and the color balance very good. The skin color was, not analizing much, close to perfect, looking quite natural. It's the G just getting better and better, but I guess I would still get the LX7. Inferior, but for me buying a camera with a such small sensor, it has to come with a heck of a bright German lens, just for me to admire it and boast about it (may sound silly, I know). Other than that, I don't see an appeal in it, and I would rather go for a 1-inch sensor or larger.

In the film era, there were the 110 film format, and it was already considered small and DOF limiting enough, and nowadays we have this strong culture on a sensor FIVE TIMES SMALLER!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 02:19 UTC as 10th comment
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Juck: Make the bloody ink affordable and non of this would be necessary.

And the real problem of your comment is your nonhumanness kind of ideology. Telling people not to be a consumer economy is a waste of time. Not because people are a lost cause about it, but because being a consumer economy is simply... human!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 03:24 UTC

I was waiting for the day they would reach the same 60 x optical zoom of a camcorder, but starting at 20mm IS INSANE! Ok, considering its sensor size and the mp count, it's probably a low resolution optical design (I guess). Keep up the bold moves!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 22:55 UTC as 50th comment
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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Create Dont Imitate: So long everyone... taking this site off my favorites and canceling my membership.

I haven't been here long... but this site cant possibly be unbiased... if they are SELLING THE GEAR THEY ARE REVIEWING.

Good luck to everyone.

Hey, bud; Stay for another cup of coffee :] Give them a try. If they are biased we will find out, because, though they are one of the best (if not the best), they are one among many good review websites, and some of us happen to be checking others, so it won't be difficult to find out they're being biased.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)

I am very happy about this. I always dreamed there could be a store where they would sell only electronic products considered good and the best cost vs benefit in the market; if I had money I would do such thing. That's great this is exactly about it, and hope they keep it that way. And I also appreciate the use of own words, pictures and videos. Many online retailers already repeat the company's material A LOT.

Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 101st comment
On Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (164 comments in total)

For what reason are they cheating on the people (me included) that were amazed by the 808's performance?

Smaller sensor, less well-performing lens, much grainier images, the same 41 MP appeal...

This is not fair, Nokia!

People, run for the 808 while still available or hold your horses 'til they show some respect!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 01:12 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Now it's YOUR time to buy that long time dream 70 to 200 mm constant TWO point EIGHT aperture lens. Awesome, isn't it?

30 years ago, we were delighted to have mini-slr type cameras with a framing area of 13 x 17mm. Nowadays, people get delighted with a mini-slr with a sensor size FIVE TIMES smaller! Ha!

It really sounds insane to me seeing Pentax doing this (although it's attractive). Nikon 1 sensor size seems to be the best compromise between minimum size and versatility. Smaller than that, only for phones.

Forget this opinion thing, ok?, that I have mine and you yours. Of course when you comment you generally comment on your own behalf, so no need to keep saying that people have different opinions. I know that but I don't care and I will speak on my behalf because I know some people agree with me, maybe the minority, but some do, and I will not waste time on my own comment making it clear to other people that I know other people have their own opinion. Think a little. If opinions were the same and people were not interested to know each other opinions, there would be no use for forums and comment spaces, right? Does it make sense to you? I just respect other opinions. If you had said you don't agree with me and that thing of "You buy the nikon1, I'll buy the Q", I would be fine, but you mentioned that people have different opinions twice and yet, "well, my point is simply, blahblahblah".

Okay okay, Sir! Sure, Sir!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Now it's YOUR time to buy that long time dream 70 to 200 mm constant TWO point EIGHT aperture lens. Awesome, isn't it?

30 years ago, we were delighted to have mini-slr type cameras with a framing area of 13 x 17mm. Nowadays, people get delighted with a mini-slr with a sensor size FIVE TIMES smaller! Ha!

It really sounds insane to me seeing Pentax doing this (although it's attractive). Nikon 1 sensor size seems to be the best compromise between minimum size and versatility. Smaller than that, only for phones.

I like Nikon 1 System's sensor size, not exactly the cameras to the point of buying any of them (for now).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)

Now it's YOUR time to buy that long time dream 70 to 200 mm constant TWO point EIGHT aperture lens. Awesome, isn't it?

30 years ago, we were delighted to have mini-slr type cameras with a framing area of 13 x 17mm. Nowadays, people get delighted with a mini-slr with a sensor size FIVE TIMES smaller! Ha!

It really sounds insane to me seeing Pentax doing this (although it's attractive). Nikon 1 sensor size seems to be the best compromise between minimum size and versatility. Smaller than that, only for phones.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 02:43 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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grain_2_pixel: Dear Scorpius1,
I disagree... When dpreview.com was fully reviewing -years ago- SD-14, had posted a number of portrait shots (faces), with significant skin details and color fidelity ! Unfortunately, I did not find the 'samples' option today, in order to mention the link... Sorry!

will this one serve?

http://www.dpreview.com/products/Sigma/slrs/sigma_sd1/sample-photos

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
On Accessory review: The iPhone Lens Dial post (17 comments in total)

I like this product, but the excess of distortion at the corners itself is already a deal-breaker for me, and the vignetting this tele produces, having a magnification of only 1.5 times, ah, come on!, makes it useless. Better off zooming 1.5 x digitally.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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