ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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Loraine Arnold: I still have the album. Have nothing to play it on but I can't bring myself to get rid of my old Beatle albums.

Loraine, do yourself a favour and buy a turntable. There are some fantastic, inexpensive record players out there by Music Hall, Pro-Ject and Rega. You can make an even better deal if you shop for second-hand turntables. Unlike CD and MP3 players, they last a lifetime. Who knows, you might be surprised at the sound quality you can extract from your albums...

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Prairie Pal: 6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.

Prairie pal, I'm with you. These things remind me of the appalling things Dave Hill does.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
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venancio: URBAN LEGEND: It isn't Paul in the picture, because Paul's dead... the car plate of the VW Beetle at the back reads 28IF, that Paul would have been 28 at the time the photo was taken, 28 IF he didn't die... so the funeral procession reads as: John is the leader of a religion, garbed in white for a funeral, Ringo is your guy from the funeral home, Paul's dead - barefoot, and out of sync in the march, and George is the grave digger...
But, boy... the music still hits hard...

Misha, don't be silly. When you play the record upside down, you'll hear the B-side...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
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EssexAsh: and you report it with some crap webcam image. are webcams the next step up or down from phone cams?

Barney, that's no excuse. You could have used a drone ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
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venancio: URBAN LEGEND: It isn't Paul in the picture, because Paul's dead... the car plate of the VW Beetle at the back reads 28IF, that Paul would have been 28 at the time the photo was taken, 28 IF he didn't die... so the funeral procession reads as: John is the leader of a religion, garbed in white for a funeral, Ringo is your guy from the funeral home, Paul's dead - barefoot, and out of sync in the march, and George is the grave digger...
But, boy... the music still hits hard...

And don't forget the devil's message when you play the record backwards...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
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joeybob: Did Ian shoot that with a D800 or a 5DMKIII ?

Huh? What? - Film?

What the heck is that?!?

Especially if we're talking medium format, which was apparently the case here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
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dgeugene1: Another thought experiment: photographer puts together an expedition to the Himalaya to photograph the elusive Snow Leopard. The animal cannot be photographed from a blind so photographer studies possible locations and deploys an array of trap cameras and produces some fine pictures. Only Wikipedia would dare to think these were immediately in the public domain.

Who cares about the snow leopard? Shoot the yeti instead!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:07 UTC

Let the silly season begin...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 135th comment
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: In the past there was photography. Then came mobile phones. Drones followed. Now it's video, sizing photography down to "stills" condition. Oh well.

Sdaniella, I tried to read your last reply but I died of boredom somewhere in the middle.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: In the past there was photography. Then came mobile phones. Drones followed. Now it's video, sizing photography down to "stills" condition. Oh well.

Unfortunately, none of the replies got it right. I was trying to point out how much DPR is drifting away from its initial purposes. I obviously failed to express myself clearly enough.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 07:11 UTC

In the past there was photography. Then came mobile phones. Drones followed. Now it's video, sizing photography down to "stills" condition. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 104th comment | 7 replies

What else should we expect from Canon?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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jkokich: I love film. I love Kodak. Anyone who says film can be the same cost as digital is simply wrong. You have to buy film, which cannot be reused. You have to process film. You cannot watch film that you have just shot; it has to be processed. Sure, you can watch a video backup, but then why use film in the first place?

jkokich: "but then why use film in the first place?" Your words, not mine.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
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jkokich: I love film. I love Kodak. Anyone who says film can be the same cost as digital is simply wrong. You have to buy film, which cannot be reused. You have to process film. You cannot watch film that you have just shot; it has to be processed. Sure, you can watch a video backup, but then why use film in the first place?

Because you'll always have the negatives (or transparencies) when the computer where you store your 5 TB of digital image files burns out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (81 comments in total)
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djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

I do undesrstand sarcastic humour - when it is present, which does not happen in the case of your replies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (81 comments in total)
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djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

Infrared, are you some kind of troll, or is it that you have no sense of humour - or, worst still, you can't 'get' humour?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (81 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't know how anyone could buy a tripod called '3 Leeged Thing Eddie'. Come on, it's ludicrous! If I had one of those, I'd never even mention I had a tripod to my friends. I'd be the laughing stock of the group.
I have a Triopo carbon fibre tripod (OK, I admit it isn't a very serious name either...) that is a clone of the Sirui, save for having only one neoprene grip. I suspect there's a lot of OEM going on here, as the spiders of all tripods (bar the Gitzo) look very much alike. This is not a bad thing, as carbon fibre tripods have become quite affordable while retaining the properties of this material.
I find, however, that the weight advantage evaporates somewhat when the head is mounted. Ball heads can be quite heavy, though they're very practical.

That's George Costanza alright. Were you foolish enough to think it was my actual picture?
No matter how many eclairs George Costanza might eat from the dustbin, he'll never be as ridiculous as '3 Legged Thing Eddie'.
And, no matter how silly his ideas, he'll always make more sense than you do in your reply.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (81 comments in total)
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djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

Yes it is. Carbon is stiffer and lighter than aluminium, which allows for a more sturdy build, and it is far better at damping vibrations. Carbon fibre tripods are hence lighter and more stable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (81 comments in total)

I don't know how anyone could buy a tripod called '3 Leeged Thing Eddie'. Come on, it's ludicrous! If I had one of those, I'd never even mention I had a tripod to my friends. I'd be the laughing stock of the group.
I have a Triopo carbon fibre tripod (OK, I admit it isn't a very serious name either...) that is a clone of the Sirui, save for having only one neoprene grip. I suspect there's a lot of OEM going on here, as the spiders of all tripods (bar the Gitzo) look very much alike. This is not a bad thing, as carbon fibre tripods have become quite affordable while retaining the properties of this material.
I find, however, that the weight advantage evaporates somewhat when the head is mounted. Ball heads can be quite heavy, though they're very practical.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 21st comment | 14 replies
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (70 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: 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.

Marcus, what I mean is that there must be some emotional content in the pictures. Marom's ones fail to convey any feelings beyond a superficial aesthetic sense of beauty, though they're perfectly executed.
If you like classical music, take Maurizio Pollini's 2002 recording for Deutsche Grammophon of Beethoven's 'Appassionata': his play is magisterial, and it is a beautiful piece, but everytime I listen to it, the music fails to involve me; my mind just wanders. He conveys no emotion. (He was much better at it when he was young, though.) The same with these pictures.
Now compare these pictures with any landscape by Ansel Adams: despite all of the latter being in black and white, the sense of grandness and power they convey smothers you.
(The sarcasm in your last sentence is redundant and makes me wonder whether it was wise to take my time to write this reply.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
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