ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

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Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2196 comments in total)

You can realize what the world of photography is coming to when a lens is described as a "peripheral". Once the heart of a system, lenses are now humbled down to the category of accessories. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 30th comment
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (111 comments in total)

I'm still very skeptical about drones in general, but I have co concede it expands photographic possibilities. What this needs is better image quality, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (57 comments in total)

Very beautiful - especially the last two - and technically well-made, but ultimately empty and somewhat cookbook-like. They only appeal to visual sense and won't stay with you: they'll be forgotten after two minutes. Photography can't be just technique and beauty.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 09:39 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (609 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: It's almost like Nikon wánts you to consider one of their dslr's before dropping 1000k + on a system camera...

Right, Sebastian. That would make it the most expensive new camera in the world and put it in Ur-Leica territory.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (609 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: It's almost like Nikon wánts you to consider one of their dslr's before dropping 1000k + on a system camera...

Exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (65 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: Seems kind of silly to carry this stuff with you, when you can simply bring along a lightweight tripod. It's very similar to the concept of the tripod whoes one leg screws out to become a momo pod. My Triopo does this; and folds into a very small package that easily fits into my on-board carry-on bag.

Same for me - I have a Triopo tripod too and one of the legs detach to make a monopod (although it's too fiddly to set up).
Looks like these folks are trying to reinvent the wheel. I never understood the issue some people take with tripods. They might not be very convenient, but there's no substitute for them if you're interested in night photography and, generally, long exposures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:18 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1719 comments in total)
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HB 101: Run for your life Mr. Butler!

The geeks and nerds of DPReview are forming a mob as we speak and coming after you!

Richard: it's the bunker statement, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1719 comments in total)

Yea, yeah, let's all get neurotic over equivalence again! This article should have ended with a dedication to yabby.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 211th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (100 comments in total)

Funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 10:57 UTC as 56th comment
On Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series article (43 comments in total)

Being an Olympus user, I chanced to bump into Mr Dickman's expertise at Get Olympus' official Facebook page. Although he has his merits as a photographer, he seems to be devoting the whole of his talents to promoting Olympus products, which leads him to try to showcase the qualities of Olympus' gear in areas where they are conspicuously absent, namely high ISO and dynamic range. As good as Olympus' cameras may be, they're limited. Their lenses might be great, but the cameras do not lend themselves to anything like professional use. For that you use Canikon gear. Sad, but true - no matter how hard Mr Dickman tries to state otherwise. He's just advertising on behalf of Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:11 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (33 comments in total)
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TheChefs: It's a sad day when Sony 7s test chart gets more comments than great photographs.

DPreview, please post more of this and less test charts...

Bang on!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (33 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: Great photos, but No. 10 is the standout for me. What a shot!

http://500px.com/Autobahn66

Dennis, look no further: http://www.edgarmartins.com/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (33 comments in total)

What an excellent set of photographs! Edgar Martins is a young portuguese photographer with a penchant for painstakingly geometric compositions, yet at the same time depicting some very interesting concepts. I was simply mind-blown by the quality of his pictures when I became acquainted with his body of work. A fascinating artist from my homeland :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 21st comment

I miss Yabbokie...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 13th comment
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

Oh, I'm so afraid of facing the truth about lens' aperture diameter... what will my life be after such revelation? How shall I ever photograph again? Suicidal thoughts are running through my mind. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
On a positive note, Yabokkie is now facing serious competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

Sdaniella, I don't mean to offend you, but your arguing is ultimately pointless. People don't need all that information to make better photographs. What they need is mostly subjective: an eye for the unusual, good aesthetic sense and compositional skills. Your calculations serve none of these purposes.
Besides, you're making a basic mistake: aperture and focal length don't vary according to sensor area. What happens with small sensor formats is a compression of the field of view due to a given lens being used with a sensor that's smaller in area than the 35mm format it is supposed to function with. That's why many people prefer to call this phenomenon "crop factor", rather than "equivalence". All the theories you are trying to sustain are henceforth useless. Now go and make some meaningful pictures, rather than those silly exercises you're displaying at your gallery. Please... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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historianx: Where's Yabokkie?

Sdaniella is substituting for him (see below).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

"Equivalent aperture" trolling detected. Emergency. Calling all guards. Calling all guards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 21:16 UTC

"R LM OIS WR"... that's the sound of an agonizing walrus after being hit by the debris of an aeroplane.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 34th comment
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Excuse me if I sound profoundly naïf, but isn't it much more fun to do with the lens? I mean, once you've mastered the technique?
I do agree with the commenter below who deemed this as a 'bone-tosser'.

Thank you all for your interesting feedback. It was extremely useful. Pointless, but useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
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