ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On article Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested (286 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: "Aside from it's questionable build quality"
"Its", not "it's".
Illiteracy is taking over. Maybe most don't care, or maybe I'm just being picky, but where will it end?
Grammar aside, the Benro and Induro ball heads seem to be little more than OEM, made in China products that can be purchased under other brands for less with only slight differences between them. One of those brands is Triopo, which appears to be a polish-chinese venture. Worth checking out for its good price-quality ratio.

My apologies to Mr. Westlake and the article's author. It was really not my intention to offend or insult anyone. I'm just worried about the careless way people write nowadays, that's all. I concede it might have been just a typo.
Otherwise it is a nice, thorough and informative article which I read with great interest - especially as I've found a bargain carbon fibre tripod and (separate) ball head from Triopo and am planning to upgrade the latter some time this year.
(@sandy b: that "definately" was on purpose...)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On article Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested (286 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: "Aside from it's questionable build quality"
"Its", not "it's".
Illiteracy is taking over. Maybe most don't care, or maybe I'm just being picky, but where will it end?
Grammar aside, the Benro and Induro ball heads seem to be little more than OEM, made in China products that can be purchased under other brands for less with only slight differences between them. One of those brands is Triopo, which appears to be a polish-chinese venture. Worth checking out for its good price-quality ratio.

jtan163, your definatey right. You're reply is suburb.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
On article Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested (286 comments in total)

"Aside from it's questionable build quality"
"Its", not "it's".
Illiteracy is taking over. Maybe most don't care, or maybe I'm just being picky, but where will it end?
Grammar aside, the Benro and Induro ball heads seem to be little more than OEM, made in China products that can be purchased under other brands for less with only slight differences between them. One of those brands is Triopo, which appears to be a polish-chinese venture. Worth checking out for its good price-quality ratio.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 118th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...

Stop embarrassing yourself.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...

I'm not going to step down to your level by responding to insults. It's not your fault that you didn't get proper education. I pity people like you. Try to get a grip on yourself.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...

Did you think before replying? 'Countering' is not the same as competing. And your obvious Canon fanboyism is no excuse for being rude, sir!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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plasnu: LOL. This is a typical ultra strange product from a big company based on the marketing research results. A few months ago, I remember Canon was using rainbow color to promote their first N concept camera without even knowing the rainbow is the iconic color for the minority against the big power like CANON. So cynical. I love to see N concept Powerpoint presentation materials, which should be full of jokes and myths!

What makes you think they do any marketing research?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Sadly some of you sound like the usual smug experts who comment mockingly on anything that isn't aimed at the 'photographic elite'.

Faced with the threat of camera phones what would you prefer the camera manufacturers do? Try something new, or roll over and die?

Remember if manufacturers can't replace the volumes of camera sales already being lost to phones, then as a consequence the reduction in turnover means the equipment aimed at you is going to have less spent on future development, will certainly become more expensive, and may even cease to exist at all.

Although I resent your tone when you mention the smug 'experts', you're mostly right. Yet this is most certainly not the camera that will invert cameras' sales tendency for Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)

Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies
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Superka: ____________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!________________________________
FILM (and its grain) IS MORE ABOUT SCANNER (and its light source), NOT THE FILM!!!!!!! LOOK AT:
6300dpi scan, Velvia 100f, Fuji TX-1, Hasselblad X5 scanner.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/superka_01/10017160776/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Dean, thanks for the input. I'm light years behind you in what concerns photographic knowlege, but my experience tells me any ASA 100 film will do great night photographs with the camera mounted on a tripod and set at, say, f/8 and 2,5". (Incidentally, that's also what I do with my digital camera: I keep ISO as low as possible to avoid noise.)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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dave_bass5: Can't see the point of this really.
Why not compare what modern tech can do?
Show people how well (or not) a modern DSLR stacks up against a modern smartphone.
No one buys those old DSLRS anyway, so what relevance does it have.?
Slow news day by the looks of it.

I'm lost for words...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
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Superka: ____________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!________________________________
FILM (and its grain) IS MORE ABOUT SCANNER (and its light source), NOT THE FILM!!!!!!! LOOK AT:
6300dpi scan, Velvia 100f, Fuji TX-1, Hasselblad X5 scanner.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/superka_01/10017160776/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Superka is right. Scanners induce a grain pattern that's all too similar to digital noise. I've noticed it in scans made with an Epson V750. On the other hand, colour transparency and high sensivity colour films aren't the most widely used, making me doubt the validity of the comparison: the average 35mm shooter would normally use Kodak Tri-X 400 or Ilford FP4 for black and white and Portra 160 for colour, thus getting less grain. And it's no surprise for anyone familiar with both film and digital that film cameras capture a lot of detail.
Re. the smartphones, comparing them with a Nikon D800 is too unfair for devices which are used for their convenience rather than for extreme image quality. However, it must be said smartphones' image quality has come a long way and has made (comparatively) greater progress than digital DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
On article Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! (159 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I guess, without question, combo of the year =
Pentax K3 + Sigma 18-35

O...wait...the Sigma doesn't come in PK mount ;)

"I guerss, without question"
How articulate.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
On article Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! (159 comments in total)

Great. A bunch of people who probably never experienced either of these cameras giving their well-founded opinion on them. I expect a record-breaking number of comments...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 16:35 UTC as 11th comment
On Connect post Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images (64 comments in total)
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belard: My 2014 resolution:

Ditch the word 'phablet'.

Partially yours,
The World

'Tablone', then...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1628 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Do Nikon provide a split image focussing screen for this camera?

No. It is clear from the review. Shame...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 00:21 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (335 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The best DSLR of the year? How the hell do I know? I've never tried any of these models!

Frankly, Pntxdan - what a stupid reply.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (335 comments in total)

The best DSLR of the year? How the hell do I know? I've never tried any of these models!

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers (26 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: For "photographers"? Really? Do people who shoot with tablets deserve that name? What exactly is a "photographer" these days? Anyone who buys a smartphone?
Photographers - I mean *real* photographers - deserve more respect. Photography deserves more respect.

Patrick - exactly. And you buy a Lego kit and you're an architect! These days anyone armed with an iPhone feels entitled to call himself/herself a photographer. Yet they wouldn't recognize a good photograph (let alone make one) if it bit them on the leg.
As for the ones who like to reply with foolish remarks about us being in 2013, actually it's almost 2014 and they haven't grown any wiser. You know that old saying: Oh well...

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
On Connect post 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers (26 comments in total)

For "photographers"? Really? Do people who shoot with tablets deserve that name? What exactly is a "photographer" these days? Anyone who buys a smartphone?
Photographers - I mean *real* photographers - deserve more respect. Photography deserves more respect.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 4th comment | 9 replies
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