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 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 just couldn't find a partner. What I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting my work.

After a long time having different unsuccessful jobs, I started teaching English. It was by chance, it worked naturally, and I moved on with it. I can say I do something I love because when you learn something naturally and it starts to be part of your life already in childhood, it never gets old. Yet, 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 when I decided to stop at its newsstand for a quick look at the magazines. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but then 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 at the time). I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng dictionary 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 issues of 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.

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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 32nd 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 68th comment | 17 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 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 163rd 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
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

No wonder this is happening. 'Weak' compacts (for such a brand name).

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 00:07 UTC as 26th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: aps-c will always be that son of an ff sensor pretending to be ff. differently from 4/3 and 1", it will never be one of a kind format. i will always see it as a "desperate" attempt from manufacturers to step into (and get the development in) digital faster. but, no denying this is an amazing addition, though.

this is similar to 16:9 (1.78 x) screen format for tv. rectangles derived from the multiplication by square roots of 2 are visually more comfortable for the eyes (for example: 1.2 x, 1.41 x, 1.71, 2 x, 2.39 x,...).

so, why didn't tv makers choose 1.41, 1.71 or 2 x? why didn't they choose at least a format matching a movie format, like 1.67 or 1.85 x? they didn't because of convenience for themselves, and clearly not thinking about the user.

until today i don't see much logic (in the user sense) in this choice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: aps-c will always be that son of an ff sensor pretending to be ff. differently from 4/3 and 1", it will never be one of a kind format. i will always see it as a "desperate" attempt from manufacturers to step into (and get the development in) digital faster. but, no denying this is an amazing addition, though.

it is the leading because the manufacturers needed to use a smaller portion of a ff size in order to face less problems about image quality, and thus, make cameras available quickly into the market.

aps-c (and that early canon 1.3 x) was thought out not with the users in mind, but the companies interests only. well, it's only my opinion. i am from the ff time. if you're not, that's another good reason you not to share the same opinion.

maybe, if you look back, you can tell aps-c digital was born on its own and derived from the aps film format, but aps helped to match the companies main objectives, that was to use a smaller portion of a ff sensor.

that is so, that canon proved 1.3 x crop would be enough to get rid of most optical and cost problems. but then, they (canon and others) did like, "why not making it like derived from aps film format? then we could be justified of why using an even smaller portion of a ff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)

aps-c will always be that son of an ff sensor pretending to be ff. differently from 4/3 and 1", it will never be one of a kind format. i will always see it as a "desperate" attempt from manufacturers to step into (and get the development in) digital faster. but, no denying this is an amazing addition, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies

by plane now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 13:06 UTC as 35th comment
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