ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.
And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.

Surely one day full frame sensors will become mainstream as production prices drop. In the days of film 35mm were the rule and smaller formats the exception.
...And it would make much more sense to compare the Ferrari GTO to medium format! As for mirrorless, they're more like BMW and Audi than Ford Mondeo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)

Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.
And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 12:04 UTC as 24th comment | 25 replies
On Roundup: Digital Cameras for Kids article (64 comments in total)
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Pixel Judge: When I was 12 or 13, my father gave me an Nikon FM2.....ahhhh...all the right dials at right place. I used it for 25 years before going digital.

After looking at these selections, I realize how lucky I was.

Lucky guys. I had to make do with a collapsible Agfa with 110 film cartridge when I was 13, which did a wonderful job of convincing me I'd never make half-decent pictures.
Now I'm 49 and I bought an Olympus OM-2n last week. Catching up with the past, I'd say... oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 16:17 UTC

I'm so tired of these moronic "equivalent aperture" debates!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Future user: It's great for the speed freaks. This brings comparable to 85mm f1.8 DoF capability. Now we need a 12mm f0.95 and 67.5mm f0.95

Thorgrem, you're so right!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:35 UTC
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Summer2379: Hi everyone,

Regarding Cosima lens I am having a burning question which I cannot find the answer despite many many google search...

May I ask which adapter I need to use an old Cosima 28-210 f3.5-5.6 for NeX 7. I have no idea at all, kindly help!!

Thank you very much!

( sorry if I post the wrong place )

It's Cosina. «Cosima» was Richard Wagner's wife.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:34 UTC

Proof that, when you have the talent, anything will do. Some of those pictures are excellent by any standards.
That said let's not get overexcited about the iPhone's image quality. There are obvious highlight issues in some of the pictures shown and an overall lack of definition that Instagram does disguise but not eliminate. Besides, one can't stop wondering how much further a dedicated camera would have pushed these iPhonographers' creativity.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 14:22 UTC as 16th comment
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Not such a bad deal... Of course there are better lenses in the form of Panasonic 20mm-f/1.7 and Olympus' own 17mm-f/1.8, but you can't argue with 'free'! The pancake is a pretty decent lens that can surprise with the resolution it's capable of. Chromatic aberrations and being prone to flare let its side down - it needs a good editing program to remove CA and a lens hood.

Timmbits, while I would be reluctant to assert this is the finest lens ever made, the truth is I've ordered some 45X30cm prints of pictures taken with the 17mm-f/2.8 and the detail is astonishing. It does an acceptable job for such an unpretentious lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 23:14 UTC

Not such a bad deal... Of course there are better lenses in the form of Panasonic 20mm-f/1.7 and Olympus' own 17mm-f/1.8, but you can't argue with 'free'! The pancake is a pretty decent lens that can surprise with the resolution it's capable of. Chromatic aberrations and being prone to flare let its side down - it needs a good editing program to remove CA and a lens hood.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Teach your cat to take selfies with Snapcat post (28 comments in total)

It's official: idiocy has taken over.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500 article (85 comments in total)

I don't wanna bash Pentax. I really don't. It is a respectable, innovative and honest brand which makes DSLRs I wouldn't refuse to own and would certainly enjoy. But... that pink and gold colour scheme...? I don't know what's worse - Pentax offering it, or thinking someone will actually buy one.

..........

(long pause in order to clean the vomit off the keyboard)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 23:00 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: The hall of shame has a new leader!

No it hasn't. The leader is still the Hasselblad Lunar.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 08:23 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I detect a distinct lack of enthusiasm for this camera. Even from the photographer, who could have gotten a new lenshood for the photo. Those knobs on top give it a sort of early-Betamax vibe, I think.

«Lack of enthusiasm» is a rather sympathetic way to put it. To think there are riots in Turkey for less than this...
And the knobs on top look like pudding or jelly moulds.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 18:57 UTC

Oh no. This is really happening!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 226th comment
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leerob: I cannot believe it still doesn't have red eye tool.

If you use flashes that cause red eyes, you probably aren't the kind of consumer DxO has in mind...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 23:08 UTC

So this man can't find a taker for his 39-year span of documenting some of the most fantastic modern artists' work... and Andreas Gursky gets 4,3 million dollars for a nondescript photograph of a river. (cf. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/8884829/Why-is-Andreas-Gurskys-Rhine-II-the-most-expensive-photograph.html)
Go figure.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 23:00 UTC as 11th comment
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)
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Cameras do 1080p do we still need 1080p camcorders: I can see this in fixed focal length applications such as flatbed scanners
or webcams

but for a camera.. how will it zoom? how will we control bokeh etc..

Could be interesting, but too complicated. No real advantage over current photographic equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: 16384 individual measurements to produce a noisy and blurry image. Let's be charitative and say it has lots of room for improvement...

I remember floppy disks, too...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:48 UTC
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)

I wish people would stop looking at every new technology as the shape of things to come. Of all things being invented nowadays, only a few become feasible and even fewer are truly useful. It's all nice and well being all for innovation and progress and call «narrow-minded» to the ones who show their reservations to new technologies, but the truth is that not all inventions are that useful. The technology described in this article could point towards the future, but then again it may prove completely useless. Most of us are not scientists, so most of us have no clue of whatever technology will replace conventional cameras and lenses. (I certainly don't.)
Judging this technology by the quality of the sample images shown here is a pointless because it is so recent and there's certainly room for improvement, so the odds are this can evolve into something much better. Let's just wait and see.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:43 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Yeah..but does lightroom support it yet?

People, both Mssimo and I were just joking!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 08:21 UTC
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