ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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onlooker: > Like the 50mm focal length in full frame, the Touit 1.8/32 reproduces the perspective of the human eye

I wish we would stop repeating this myth.

It's not quite the perspective, but the relative dimensions of the objects in the frame that are similar to the human eye. Having been shooting with a 56 mm (efl) lens for a while now, I can say this is true.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 16:02 UTC
On UK's Focus on Imaging photo trade show to close article (19 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: A shame that its closing but having attended for a number of years I did feel that the show had either to change (become far more interactive) or close and did not plan to attend the 2014 show (if it had gone ahead) and second that this reflects (again) the changes taking place across all of photography. I strongly feel that our hobby using (real) cameras and lenses is on borrowed time now with fewer and fewer (younger) people seeing any reason why they should not just just their phones... one day Canon & Nikon (etc) will simply be APPS on another smart device ... don't believe me ? Watch this space - it's coming.

We are assuming all youngsters are unintelligent and easily led by marketing when we make such bold statements. Show a half-intelligent boy or girl with a minimum of artistc sensitivity what a good camera can do and he/she will be convinced. I wouldn't be so cryptic as to announce the death of photography as we know it; it will surely be residual in comparison to all those cell phone pictures we'll continue to see on Facebook, but it will never die.
The analogy with Hi-Fi applies entirely. Some people will always want sound quality and keep buying high-end amps and loudspeakers. Some even still buy turntables because, despite its flaws, vinyl has the purest sound of all media. Just like many people still use film. It's all about being demanding on quality: most people aren't, but some are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
On Canon patent describes novel liquid lens design article (77 comments in total)
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nicolas guilbert: future topics will be on water quality and pump speed ;)

Yeah, and some will be discussing their equivalents on smaller sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 15:09 UTC
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webrunner5: Oh come on. How good of quality do you need for a newspaper spread? And I remember there was life before zoom lenses. That is why people have legs and feet. Plenty of people willing to take their place is they balk about it. Plus like has been said who even reads a newspaper anymore?

I think it may well end up a positive for them. More up close and personal photos and video. Like it or not Smartphones are going to be the death of Canon and Nikon down the road. They will end up like Leica selling Leather covered zebra skin cameras for like 10k a pop to 200 rich dentists.

...And so are Canon and Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:41 UTC

The most repulsive thing, apart from the photojournalists' dismissal, is that the reporters will be actually performing two jobs and will earn the same.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 85th comment
On Canon patent describes novel liquid lens design article (77 comments in total)
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Airless: So does this finally mean the fabled 8-1000mm f/1.0 optically flawless pancake lens we've been demanding for so long?

LOL. That's what I call 'a tall order', but who knows...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 21:23 UTC
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plevyadophy: Good and bad thing
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The Good:

From a business perspective this may make sense as it means you do not have a bunch of staff on the payroll sitting idle, because instead you hire as and when needed. It also means a reduction in costs associated with things such as pension schemes and other employer provided benefits.

The Bad:

It could be used, and I strongly suspect it will be used, as a way of driving down prices the very bottom. If you have a staff of photographers they will all know the going rate for the job. However, if you call one freelancer and don't like the price, or likely, don't want to pay the price becasue you are a disrespectful cheapstake company, you will simply hang-up and call another photographer who charges peanuts; and then once you have got your job done at that stupidly low price, for your next assignment you can tell the photographer you call that you can/have got the job done before at $x and before long this low price becomes the "going rate".

There are no lucrative jobs anywhere. These guys are doomed to unemployment or a job at WalMart (if they can get it).

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 20:33 UTC
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domina: That's a good thing for photography and videography, it means now everyone will be able to sell to them on the strength of their current images rather than be employed by them permanently because of personal connections or past reputation. However, it's sad for the photographers as employees. Perhaps the newspaper should offer them free support to set up their freelance businesses.

Well, if I'm a prick, what does that make of you? I haven't insulted anyone, and I won't begin now, though you do deserve it.
Yes, I have a zoom. It's the worst of my 5 lenses (the other 4 aren't listed) but it's handy sometimes. Why? Is that anything of your concern? And the camera is an E-P1, by the way.
«Prick»! Have manners, you're not addressing to one of your buddies.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 16:48 UTC
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Reg Natarajan: Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.

Well, according to your way of thinking, the lesson to be learned is that we're all in the wrong hobby (or job... or business).

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 16:40 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Geoff Brown: I suppose Leica makes more money from surveying instruments and other precision optical devices. Cameras are not their main source of income or sales nowadays. The cameras are a luxury item for the fortunate few!

I'm not so sure about that. Recently they've opened a new state of the art factory for manufacturing M and S bodies. This part of business must be doing well.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 10:01 UTC
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domina: That's a good thing for photography and videography, it means now everyone will be able to sell to them on the strength of their current images rather than be employed by them permanently because of personal connections or past reputation. However, it's sad for the photographers as employees. Perhaps the newspaper should offer them free support to set up their freelance businesses.

Austin: given the quality of your pictures, I'm not surprised at your reply...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 09:46 UTC
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Jun2: The news paper is not doing well, cutting cost to buy some time.

Or to increase profits...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
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domina: That's a good thing for photography and videography, it means now everyone will be able to sell to them on the strength of their current images rather than be employed by them permanently because of personal connections or past reputation. However, it's sad for the photographers as employees. Perhaps the newspaper should offer them free support to set up their freelance businesses.

Domina, the newspapers won't buy photographs because there are idiots with smartphones willing to offer them their pics just for vanity, so they'll see their names on the newspapers. You also say it's sad for photographers and employees. Of course it is, but you really don't care, do you? Because what you write is so inconsequent! The newspapers giving them support? Really? They'll tell you they're no charity funds.
(P. S.: you do realize «Domina» is feminine - it's «Mistress» in latin -, don't you?)

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Gesture: Does anyone else have APS-C sensor plus fixed zoom lens?

The G1X does not have an APS-C sensor. Its sensor has more or less the same area as micro 4/3.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

An X2 with a zoom lens. And a slow one, to rub salt into the wound. Meh.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 23:03 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images article (87 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: The same can be done in Paintshop Pro - No need to use Photoshop for this.

While DPreview is a large community mainly focussing upon amateur photographers (and single professionals) I would like to ask DPReview's editors to start focussing upon different software now Adobe doesn't want to serve the amateur photographer or smaller professionals anymore!.

Meaby this question is good for another poll

Even at the risk of receiving bucketloads of hate replies, I'm going to say there is a simpler way to do this - just buy a grad filter and stick it on your lens. This Photoshop debacle should have cast a 'back to basics' warning sign, but people just keep asking for a substitute software. A missed opportunity.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 12:01 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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white shadow: I had a chance to try the EP-5 about 2 weeks ago and would say it is a very impressive Micro 4/3 camera. After three generations, Olympus has finally got it right. It is weighty (unlike the Fuji XE-1) and fit snugly in ones hand with most of the controls in the right places. Its like an improved version of the Panasonic GF-1 which I have. I do not like the OMD because of the hump. Its unnecessary as it gets into the way especially when one wants to put it in a small pouch. Remember a camera is a tool for photography.

As a camera its definitely more versatile than a Fuji. Probably another big benefit is the high Jpec quality. There is almost no need to take RAW unless it is a very tricky situation.

Just hope Olympus will introduce more high quality lenses like the 45mm f/1.8 and the excellent 75mm f/1.8. There is a need for a high quality 14mm lens. The one made by Panasonic is not good enough. A high quality camera needs high quality lenses to perform.

There will be a high quality 14mm-f/2 lens soon. It's the Super Angulon by Schneider Kreuznach and it is expected to cost more than the E-P5's body. Oh well...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 20:06 UTC

Canon innovating? Now that's what I call a surprise...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 16:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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pavi1: Ficker is and always has been the worst photo hosting site. Extreamly slow.
Zenfolio.

Zenfolio is 'extreamly' expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 22:24 UTC
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webrunner5: She is not far off from the truth. How many Pro photogs are left in your town? I know there is less than half in mine.

You must live in a rather depressing town.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 17:23 UTC
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