ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review article (127 comments in total)

What - no morons claiming it is an f/16 lens yet? Ooooh...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 17:32 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies

It's hard to tell whether I'm an addict. I like buying gear, but I like photographing even more. Plus I'm not rich; lenses like the Zuiko 12mm-f/2 and even the Panaleica 25mm-f/1.4 are out of my budget, so I had to find a compromise. Having a camera that works extremely well with legacy lenses (Olympus E-P1), I got myself two OM primes. They work so fine that one of them - a humble 28mm-f/3.5 - has become my favourite lens for street photography.
Having these lenses and being less than impressed by the E-P1's tendency to blow highlights, the next step was to buy an Olympus OM-2. This camera never fails to bring a smile to my face whenever I use it. Less than one month later I bought a 135mm-f/2.8 prime lens. Secondhand gear is quite inexpensive and, if you're careful and wise, great deals are there to be found.
This is how I can satisfy my lust for gear without having to file for insolvency. But now I need some autofocus lenses for the E-P1. Oh well...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 89th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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N13L5: Can anybody still afford actual film? Prices must be through the roof by now...

Bacteria, if they only knew how pleasant it s to shoot with a good SLR...!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 18:48 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Well, this pretty much sums up the technical capability of France; wine, cheese, the Citroen and Renault, blowing up beautiful pacific islands with atomic bombs, and now this.

Er... Hiroshima and Nagasaki... was it the french?
I just love to read comments from ignorant, xenophobic hillbillies. At least this one knows Citroën and Renault (but probably not Facel Vega and Bugatti).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
On Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time article (50 comments in total)
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Biowizard: And so it goes on ... but what **I** want to know, is where is my E-7 ???

Still using a much-loved, 5 Mpixel CCD based Olympus E-1, one of the best DSLRS from (errrr) about 10 years ago. And wanting to leverage my investment in glass, accessories and more.

Brian

Nice to see you have a high sense of priorities in your life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 11:53 UTC
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Peiasdf: Ahh, so the difference between pro and amateur is a press-badge. A lot of the photos are "better" because they were taken from restricted areas.

Really? Do you see no differences between the two photos? If that's the case, maybe it's time you found another hobby.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
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RichRMA: Newspapers are dead. This (firing all their photogs) is just a pathetic effort to stave off the inevitable.

Andreas: yes, this seems to be an essentially american issue. In Europe there isn't such pressure to replace paper edition by internet contents.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On Koci sees life through Google Glass post (23 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: At some point, I think street photography went from creepy to stupid.

Yeah right, Christian Wagner. We don't see too many default avatars either... on the other hand, we see a lot of moronic replies like yours.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 21:06 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I'm a DSLR fan who has had the pleasure of owning and using Fujifilm fixed lens, rangefinder equipped, medium format film cameras. Loved them! So, even though I'm not in the market for a mirrorless camera of any brand, it's great to see that Fujifilm is on a roll with their APS-C sensor based X-series cameras. Just like their medium format film era cameras, these X-series cameras are functional and handsome devices that I'm sure are capable of delivering excellent image quality. WAY TO GO FUJIFILM!

PS., For those folks who were predicting full frame sensors would somehow kill off APS-C, just take a look at the number of new APS-C based cameras, whether mirrorless or DSLR, that are being brought to market compared to the number of FF models. APS-C is here to stay and the marketplace is better off for it.

...Because everyone who craves for image quality is a poser, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 15:12 UTC
On Koci sees life through Google Glass post (23 comments in total)

You know, someday someone will come here and state that this is the future of photography and anyone who thinks otherwise is a narrow-minded silly old fart. Oh well...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 14:24 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Koci sees life through Google Glass post (23 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: At some point, I think street photography went from creepy to stupid.

Yes. What we need is more juxtapositions with people passing by billboards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
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.

Den Sh: ahahaha very funny, surely there is a circus waiting for your numbers somewhere near you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 08:41 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I'm a DSLR fan who has had the pleasure of owning and using Fujifilm fixed lens, rangefinder equipped, medium format film cameras. Loved them! So, even though I'm not in the market for a mirrorless camera of any brand, it's great to see that Fujifilm is on a roll with their APS-C sensor based X-series cameras. Just like their medium format film era cameras, these X-series cameras are functional and handsome devices that I'm sure are capable of delivering excellent image quality. WAY TO GO FUJIFILM!

PS., For those folks who were predicting full frame sensors would somehow kill off APS-C, just take a look at the number of new APS-C based cameras, whether mirrorless or DSLR, that are being brought to market compared to the number of FF models. APS-C is here to stay and the marketplace is better off for it.

«APS-C is here to stay and the marketplace is better off for it.»
The same can be said about smartphones. Clueless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 08:37 UTC
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.

Michael, thanks for your reply. However, I must say that what I wrote matches my findings. I can't stand blown highlights, and digital sensors give them to me all the time.
I don't agree with you when you say «APSC and 4/3 have long surpassed the quality of film». What about noise? what about - again - dynamic range? Image quality isn't all about resolution.
And DR is still an issue, and will be until makers realize digital does have shortcomings.
Also, FF digital emulates the 36x24mm of 35mm film.Some FF sensors are actually smaller than 35mm, as it is the case of the Leica M8 and M9.
Now read 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
Happy readings!
Regards,
M.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
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.

Well, well... I probably should have considered the fanboy factor and refrained from expressing my opinion. That way I'd be spared from some rather aggressive replies I got. I didn't realize my comment was so outrageous and insulting for some.
I use a micro 4/3 camera and a 35mm film one and have tried some APS-C-based cameras; I even gave an EOS 5D MkII a try. My frustration about small sensors has to do with the way they handle highlights and shadows, as a result of a mediocre dynamic range. On the other hand, my experience with film tells me makers are more worried about satisfying uninformed consumers than catching up with film's still unsurpassed ability to cope with highlights. Sony is an honourable exception, as they work very hard to improve their sensors' dynamic range - even on smaller ones.
Of course you can get great image quality out of cameras with smaller sensors. This is, after all, what matters the most. I just think things could be even better if makers wanted to.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
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.

Photomonkey, I'm not sure you got the Chicago Sun-Times story right, because it goes way beyond any photographic technology discussion. We are talking about men and women who are now unemployd because some CEO had the brilliant idea that a reporter with an iPhone can do the same job as a photojournalist (which means said reporters will perform two tasks while getting the same wages). If it doesn't shock you, I deplore the human being you are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
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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