ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1227 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: What are we all complaining about? Just 6 years ago we had pathetic burst rates, 12 Megapixels was the Max instead of the min available, Video was non existent, Quiet shutters were almost unheard of, Auto Focus was only slightly better than manual focus, and the cameras cost more than they do today.

If you can't take great pictures and videos with the latest cameras then you really can't blame the camera anymore.

James, you forgot about the bundled 24-1200-f/0,95-1.8 zoom kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Somebody should have told Casio people who take selfies don't give a damn about cameras. They do selfies because they have smartphones with front-facing lenses. They won't buy a camera solely to take selfies. That'd be too fussy.
And no - the fact that this camera has a mirror doesn't make it an SLR...

That would depend on how you interpret it, Eric. This is a saying that's been on the internet for years. I didn't quote it as a means to insulting anyone; I was trying to make a point about the uselessness of arguing on the internet. After all, that's what the saying is about.
English language often employs "you" when addressing to a generality of people, so I didn't even realize the person I was replying to could take it personally. That was not my intention anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Somebody should have told Casio people who take selfies don't give a damn about cameras. They do selfies because they have smartphones with front-facing lenses. They won't buy a camera solely to take selfies. That'd be too fussy.
And no - the fact that this camera has a mirror doesn't make it an SLR...

You don't have to remind me of what I wrote. And sorry, but I don't have to sustain a ridiculous argument.
"Arguing on the internet is like taking part in the paralympics: you might win, but you're still retarded."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Somebody should have told Casio people who take selfies don't give a damn about cameras. They do selfies because they have smartphones with front-facing lenses. They won't buy a camera solely to take selfies. That'd be too fussy.
And no - the fact that this camera has a mirror doesn't make it an SLR...

Proof that there'll always be idiots willing to splash $900 on a stupid camera. How does that counter what I wrote?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:24 UTC

Somebody should have told Casio people who take selfies don't give a damn about cameras. They do selfies because they have smartphones with front-facing lenses. They won't buy a camera solely to take selfies. That'd be too fussy.
And no - the fact that this camera has a mirror doesn't make it an SLR...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 16:57 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies

If only you could imagine how happy I felt when I read this rumour! Last night I was browsing through the web and hit 43rumors.com; when I read that the E-M5's successor would have sensor shift, I went out running and shouting 'Olympus will have sensor shift!' 'Olympus will have sensor shift!'
Unfortunately I happened to be wearing undies only when I jumped off the chair and went to the street shouting out my exhilaration. Some neighbour complained about my behaviour and I was arrested. The cops took me before a judge and he decided I should be seen by a psychiatrist. I was duly taken to one, who counselled the court to intern me in a psychiatric facility at the local hospital. That's where I'm writing from.
Curiously, my inmate is also a gearhead. He's here because he showed too much enthusiasm about the new E-M5 having PDAF. Not that I'm crazy, mind you: it's just that those outside Gearland show no comprehension for people like me.
(OK, so I'm crazy.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 33rd comment
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AKH: Maybe start making a sensor that is on par with the best APS-C sensors 😊

That's akin to a small man mocking a dwarf.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
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completelyrandomstuff: Free advertising for Hasselblad - all the hate will generate a lot of brand awareness.

If you think articles like this will give Hasselblad brand awareness, you must be very new to photography. Surely cameras like these disgrace Hasselblad, but they're still a name in medium format systems and have a place in photography history (unlike Sony).
That's not saying this camera - as well as the Lunar - will add anything but ridicule to Hasselblad, though...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I drive a Honda Civic. Maybe as a social experiment I'll put BMW badges on the front and back of my car and see what happens when I drive slowly by people.

I bet I'd get compliments. It would be an easy mark to measure, because NOBODY compliments you when you drive by in a Honda Civic.

NOTE to DP Review: Just because it's news doesn't mean you really have to print it. I'm sure there are a lot of issues and announcements in the industry that you choose not to cover. Things like this should be included in the pieces you choose to disregard.

Put a pinewood board over the dash. You'll sell it for $135,000.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 00:23 UTC

The handgrip doesn't even integrate well with the camera, but you pay an extra €1.250 for it (and an 'H' logo). You know what they say about a fool and his money...
Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 144th comment
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jhinkey: Why don't they mark the anniversary by producing the Df2 that many people wanted - i.e., the "digital FM3A". Better yet give us the Nikon version of the Sony A7R (or even the A7S).

Samuel: have you ever peeped through a Df's viewfinder? It's the brightest, clearest viewfinder I've ever seen. Bar none.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 23:38 UTC

I guess this wasn't exactly what the photographic community had in mind when they pledged for medium format mirrorless cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 38th comment
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Hugo: what rocket? What you've seen was a farce staged by the US in order to convince the USSR of their supremacy in space!
(In case you didn't realize it, we're just having a bit of fun...)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 19:02 UTC
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Alex Permit: Why even bother opening a design facility in Italy if you end up with such monstrosities? It's an insult to the fine tradition of Italian design.

Pinin Farina must be turning in his grave.

And a Britney Spears for every Rickie Lee Jones!... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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Alex Permit: Why even bother opening a design facility in Italy if you end up with such monstrosities? It's an insult to the fine tradition of Italian design.

Pinin Farina must be turning in his grave.

Not really an insult. You see, alongside the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone, Zagato, Alessi and other italian design studios, there is a school of design that favours heavy ornaments and advocates massive use of fastidiously sculpted hardwood. You can see its results in italian Hi-Fi products like Unison Research amplifiers (if you see one you'll find a troubling similitude to Hasselblad's latest rebadged cameras) or Sonus Faber and Opera speakers. And the average italian family loves ornamented hardwood furniture with several layers of shining varnish. Hasselblad, unfortunately, opted for the latter kind of italian design, which is strange because scandinavian countries have a solid tradition of sober, functional and elegant design. They could at least have hired Bertone to redesign their (Sony) camera bodies, but they didn't. They chose the 'legno masselo' school of design. Their loss...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 11:03 UTC

This is a time to rejoice!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 10:35 UTC as 136th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

I don't know what to say. Leica invented 35mm and made some glorious cameras, but products like this only bring them ridicule and accelerate the erosion of their prestige. I wonder whether Leica really need this kind of product and the rebadged Panasonics. Sometimes it looks like they walked into a deadend: they need to get rid of all that OEM stuff, but they just can't because they need the money.
Of course, it's lamentable that a camera this expensive produces such average results. Especially the blown highlights, but the less-than-average sharpness worries me even more. (Weren't Leica lenses the sharpest ones back in the days of the M6?) And no viewfinder but a clip-on electronic one. That's the kind of experience I don't miss from my mirrorless times.
It's all too easy to criticise Leica for their ridiculous price tags, but cameras like this one don't help their case. At that price no less than excellence is to be expected.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 78th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: "The Year in Dystopia, Sports and Fashion!"

And, Lars, let's not forget cat photographies...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Papa natas: the Earth IS the centre of the universe!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Yeah right. And there ought to be an Intelligence Inquisition to burn people who do not *get* satire at the stake.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
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