ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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davidrm: This is nuts. How are we supposed to know if it is any good if we don't know what freakin' camera he was using???????

So sad to see people so deprived of sense of humour and intelligence that they can't recognize a sarcasm. Really sad. On the brighter side, fortunately some do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 15:10 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I’m fed up with reading completely uninformed comments about the micro 4/3 format’s handicaps. Although I’m mostly reluctant to show my photographs, I’m publishing the links below to show how wrong those comments are.
They say it has too much depth of field and no bokeh; well, just look at this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/6613108457/
They also say it’s impossible to photograph subjects in motion with a micro 4/3 camera:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/7709292096/
And I read below that it has low image quality (though this particular picture does actually showcase the sensor’s difficulty with highlights):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/9469031425/
All these pictures were taken with a now obsolete Olympus E-P1. You can confirm it by checking the EXIF data.
So please stop commenting BS!

1. I'm sorry, Martinka, but there were no horse races available by the time I took that picture.

2. Maybe a compact camera could do that - at least if it managed to focus in time - but not certainly with the same image quality.

3. Besides, who told you this was a photography competition?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:12 UTC

Nice, but the Event Messenger is the real winner in Lowepro's shoulder bags line.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:11 UTC as 17th comment

Meh. Trabant did this cardboard trick with cars ages ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Mikhail Tal: FILM IS DEAD! Long live mirrorless!

Huh... I didn't get it, either.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
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whtchocla7e: film wasn't just a 2d array of finite integer values either. it had soul, man :(

It HAS soul, man. It's not dead yet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:07 UTC
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Provia_fan: Film was never this sharp because it was more faithful than digital is. It's almost like the old vynil vs CD debate. Are CDs really better because it cuts off unwanted frequencies?

Provia_fan, you're right. Both about vinyl and film. Of course, people who never heard a good recording on a good turntable will disagree, and so will people who are so obfuscated by technology that they would never care to look at a good photograph made with a film camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:15 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The title is slightly misleading. Mr Ockenfels III didn't mean to make a mockery of film, but to set a reference against which to compare medium format image quality, which he deems too sharp. And rightly so: I, for one, don't like images sharper than real life.
As for Instagram, well... I'm yet to read an interview with someone who actually finds something less than glamorous about it here at DPR, but I'm afraid that ain't never gonna happen. Oh well.

That's all nice and well if you believe detail is the ultimate achievement in photography. Some people want the images to look natural, though.
And, if someone doesn't have the skill to make sharp images with film, then he/she's got a serious problem and should look elsewhere for a hobby.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 09:17 UTC

The title is slightly misleading. Mr Ockenfels III didn't mean to make a mockery of film, but to set a reference against which to compare medium format image quality, which he deems too sharp. And rightly so: I, for one, don't like images sharper than real life.
As for Instagram, well... I'm yet to read an interview with someone who actually finds something less than glamorous about it here at DPR, but I'm afraid that ain't never gonna happen. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Neat idea...and by "neat" I mean "stupid" and "ill-conceived".

Add 'absurd' to it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 22:18 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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fibonacci1618: It's funny how Oly blames their under-performance on a delayed launch of the EP-5, but chooses to ignore the ridiculous high price it launched it at, i.e. more expensive than the OM-D E-M5. And now that the Panny GX7 is out, are they going to blame their continued under-performance on the GX7 too?

Features-wise, the EP-5 appears to lose-out to the GX7, and now that Panny has implemented IBIS, many Oly m4/3 users may not hesitate to go with Panny.

Oly needs to step up its game if it wants to maintain its apparent lead. With the GH3 and now the GX7, Panny's finally shaking off it's mistake with the GF series post GF1 (at least from the more-advanced enthusiasts' point of view).

Rocklobster: dual exposure controls, incorporated flash, better screen, 1/8000 shutter speed, 5-axis built-in image stabilization, all-metal build. All these might have some influence on the E-P5's price difference.
That said I find the price hard to justify, especially now that Panasonic launched the GX7. My guess is that the E-P5's price will drop substantially in the next few months.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)

I’m fed up with reading completely uninformed comments about the micro 4/3 format’s handicaps. Although I’m mostly reluctant to show my photographs, I’m publishing the links below to show how wrong those comments are.
They say it has too much depth of field and no bokeh; well, just look at this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/6613108457/
They also say it’s impossible to photograph subjects in motion with a micro 4/3 camera:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/7709292096/
And I read below that it has low image quality (though this particular picture does actually showcase the sensor’s difficulty with highlights):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelvilardemacedo/9469031425/
All these pictures were taken with a now obsolete Olympus E-P1. You can confirm it by checking the EXIF data.
So please stop commenting BS!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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JM McInnes: Sasha B suggests that "Mirrors in camera are like cathode ray tubes in TVs, a real technological dinosaurs".
When image sensors achieve the same dynamic range as the human eye that may become true. For the moment, if you want an optical TTL viewfinder, you need a mirror. It may be a dinosaur, but the meteor hasn't hit Chicxulub yet.

Karl Günter, that's just not true. Film actually has wider and smoother dynamic range than any full-frame sensor. Don't mistake 'dynamic range' for 'resolution' - they're not the same.
Take a look at this: http://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dxo.com%2Fsites%2Fdump.dxo.com%2Ffiles%2Fdxoimages%2Fiq%2Fsci-publications%2F2012%2520Film_vs_Digital_final_copyright.pdf&ei=REXDUeXzG6LB7AbVp4G4BA&usg=AFQjCNFJ394iHqVhqV4FnDnGvpqRhLPNDw&sig2=Z6pZMdrRkByGS55sX5kL3w&bvm=bv.48175248,d.ZGU

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
On Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? article (51 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The handgrip doesn't blend with the paintjob, but that's the least of this camera's aesthetic issues. And the Vespa's decoration is amateurish to say the least.
Yet I'm 100% sure someone will buy this "kit".

Why should I do that? I have good taste!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 13:45 UTC
On Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? article (51 comments in total)
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ironcam: Here's the website of the artist.

http://susielowe.carbonmade.com/

She has some pretty cool stuff. I like her canvas portraits.

Perhaps, but this kit won't add to her reputation.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:47 UTC
On Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? article (51 comments in total)
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lazy lightning: m4/3 users will cite this as another example of why dslr's are a obsolete technology.

This is another example of why dslr's are an obsolete technology.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
On Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? article (51 comments in total)

The handgrip doesn't blend with the paintjob, but that's the least of this camera's aesthetic issues. And the Vespa's decoration is amateurish to say the least.
Yet I'm 100% sure someone will buy this "kit".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)
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chj: What a failed product. It's not small, it's not inexpensive, it doesn't have great IQ. Instead of a product that is the best of both worlds (camera size and image quality), Pentax decided to make a product that was the worst of both worlds. It's for someone that wants a toy to act like they have a "pro kit". Which would be fine for kids if it was cheap. But the same money could actually buy a good camera. So the market is for the kids of silly rich people?

At least it has garish colour schemes to make it stand out from the crowd... oh, wait, so does the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 22:41 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)
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fakuryu: If you hate this camera, probably you just don't understand it.

What is there to understand?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 22:33 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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canonalex: I like it! It makes photography available to physically challenged people who cannot manipulate the complex menus and scroll buttons.

Not to mention mentally challenged people, who will absolutely love it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
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