ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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I miss Yabbokie...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 13th comment
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

Oh, I'm so afraid of facing the truth about lens' aperture diameter... what will my life be after such revelation? How shall I ever photograph again? Suicidal thoughts are running through my mind. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
On a positive note, Yabokkie is now facing serious competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

Sdaniella, I don't mean to offend you, but your arguing is ultimately pointless. People don't need all that information to make better photographs. What they need is mostly subjective: an eye for the unusual, good aesthetic sense and compositional skills. Your calculations serve none of these purposes.
Besides, you're making a basic mistake: aperture and focal length don't vary according to sensor area. What happens with small sensor formats is a compression of the field of view due to a given lens being used with a sensor that's smaller in area than the 35mm format it is supposed to function with. That's why many people prefer to call this phenomenon "crop factor", rather than "equivalence". All the theories you are trying to sustain are henceforth useless. Now go and make some meaningful pictures, rather than those silly exercises you're displaying at your gallery. Please... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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historianx: Where's Yabokkie?

Sdaniella is substituting for him (see below).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
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Sdaniella: Fujinon XF 1.5x.sensor.factor 18-135mm F/3.5-F/5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF ff.equiv.fov 27mm-202mm F/5.3-F/8.4 ff.equiv.dof R LM OIS WR

ad=5.1mm wide to 24.1mm tele (aperture diameters)

"Equivalent aperture" trolling detected. Emergency. Calling all guards. Calling all guards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 21:16 UTC

"R LM OIS WR"... that's the sound of an agonizing walrus after being hit by the debris of an aeroplane.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 35th comment
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Excuse me if I sound profoundly naïf, but isn't it much more fun to do with the lens? I mean, once you've mastered the technique?
I do agree with the commenter below who deemed this as a 'bone-tosser'.

Thank you all for your interesting feedback. It was extremely useful. Pointless, but useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)

Excuse me if I sound profoundly naïf, but isn't it much more fun to do with the lens? I mean, once you've mastered the technique?
I do agree with the commenter below who deemed this as a 'bone-tosser'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (67 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: I hope infrared doesn't become the 'new HDR'. Nice photos anyhow!

I'm so glad I'm not alone in finding most people abuse of HDR to the point they make it a caricature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
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Ben Ramsey: Yeah, but can it fit in your jeans pocket? ;)

No way, you'd be taken for a perv!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

"Popular" wasn't quite the kind of word I'd have expected to appear on a Leica-related news... C'mon, just because six people asked for it, that doesn't make it "popular demand"!

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 09:37 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (151 comments in total)

I'm sorry, but street photography mandates black and white film (preferably Tri-X), a Leica M3 and a 35mm lens. And you can only photograph people when their backs are turned. This man is no street photographer, he's a fraud!
(Just kidding, of course.)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 46th comment
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (134 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: It would be nice if people stopped touting every pseudo-innovation in photographic equipment as "the future of photography".

HowaboutRAW: exactly. Hence the "pseudo-"!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (134 comments in total)

It would be nice if people stopped touting every pseudo-innovation in photographic equipment as "the future of photography".

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Oh for heaven's sake. We already went through this with Neal Krawetz, who claimed the World Press Photo prizewinner was fake but turned out not to be. Collectors and art historians spend millions of dollars every year to try to determine if paintings are fake, and they can't agree. Why do we think a cheap or free app would be able to do what PhDs and forensic experts cannot?

Good point.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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DaveE1: They say on their site that it is to detect changes to images submitted for competition... "Leave no doubt that your incredible shot was captured in-camera."

Good luck with trying to win any serious photo contest with an image that hasn't gone through some cropping, enhancement or other post processing. :)

Yes, I gave up being a purist a long time ago. Admitting images can be perfect right out of the camera is a delusion.They weren't in the days of film and they most certainly aren't now.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
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vroger1: I cannot understand why 35mm (focal length) has become the new "normal" for street photography. I have had tremendous trouble in adapting. 50mm has always been my normal because I shot that way for most of my life. There is an indication in the article that the author agrees. (PS samples-IQ good but not great). VRR

vroger1: neither do I. Henri Cartier-Bresson used to shoot with a normal, 50mm lens. Just when someone decided 35mm was the thing for street photography I don't know; all I know is that you have to get too close to people when using 35mm. Which can be awkward at times.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:12 UTC

The images look slightly bleached and lacking contrast. From my personal exprience, converters tend to do this. It's a great idea on paper, but the results aren't that good.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

This is completely stupid. But, if people get paid to create stupid algorythms, who am I to get in the way? Oh well...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: This 'might' have been interesting back in the days of film (ie: last Century), but today?

Brendon, the grain depends largely on the film you use. I get grain-free images with Kodak T-Max 100, Ilford Pan F Plus 50 and all colour films south of ASA 160, though it baffles me to find that Agfa APX 100 and Ilford FP4 Plus 125 are quite grainy (though they have the 'right' kind of grain).
Bob Barber, you're right: there's no substitute for vinyl when it comes to sound quality. CD never quite made it, SACD and DVD-Audio were flops - and don't get me started with MP3! Nothing can beat a pristine vinyl record in terms of transparency, speed and dynamics. No wonder vinyl sales are increasing every year, while CD sales keep declining.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
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