ManuelVilardeMacedo

ManuelVilardeMacedo

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Mar 1, 2012

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On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (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...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 16:35 UTC as 11th comment
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belard: My 2014 resolution:

Ditch the word 'phablet'.

Partially yours,
The World

'Tablone', then...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 00:21 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (349 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (349 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers post (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
On 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers post (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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 4th comment | 9 replies
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)
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raybies: That study is correct but your conclusion is wrong. Memory recall is best achieved by creating an organization structure to support it.
Going around taking pictures of objects is forcing a structured that's relying on the photos so you will NOT remember them without the pics.

Eliminate that structure and instead your brain will rely on another structure... you can have perfect recall if your structure is good... like a story that incorporates the objects.

Also while taking pics, your brain is creating a memory structure for that act, and not the objects.

But for the average Jo, taking a picture captures that moment, and so you're not relying on an unstable structure to hold that memory.

So conclusion is: without the pics you will remember less, but with them you'll recall significantly more for much longer.

Not really. There's a thing called 'visual memory' that will stop being stimulated if you rely solely on pictures. I believe that's more to the point.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 00:32 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

Makes sense. If we photograph everything we'll tend to rely on the pictures rather than our brain to memorize things. Our visual memory must somehow get compromised. Maybe we should start thinking whether we really need to photograph everything from birthday cakes to monuments, rather than whining 'nonsense' about a study carried by people with better knowledge than us.
Incidentally, the other day I went to a photography exhibition. The pictures on show were from a photographer who'd won an important photojournalism award. There were lots of people attending the exhibition carrying their gear, from Nikon 1s to professional DSLRs. I noticed the people who were actually seeing the photographs hanging on the walls had no cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 00:29 UTC as 55th comment
On DxO releases FilmPack 4.5 article (36 comments in total)

I'm one of those who prefer the real thing. No amount of editing can emulate what can obtained with a good film camera loaded with, say, Kodak Portra 160 or Ilford FP4. However, if Sebastião Salgado uses Film Pack, it can't be that bad...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DxO releases FilmPack 4.5 article (36 comments in total)
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Holger Drallmeyer: Oh give me a break now. There is just absolutely no point in emulating film. It's like making Filet Mignon out of chuck eye.
Get a film camera and shoot some film if you like the look of it.

EricAotearoa, what a nice idea to start a business: kosher and vegan film!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:39 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)
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celipessoa1971: La souffrance des autres nous rassure sur notre bien être momentané.

Ma famille est composée de personnes bonnes, sensibles et intelligentes. Je ne suis q'un parmi une bonne dizaine, et je ne suis pas le plus brillant, ni le meilleur.
D'autre côté, ta famille semble d'avoir géneré un pauvre d'esprit...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)
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Joel Benford: "A police officer looked me in the eyes and said, 'You shouldn’t be here. Another bomb could go off.'"

Yep, journos risk their lives to bring us the truth (how many reporters killed in Syria this year?), and dpreview readers moan.

About normal, then.

You people are more depressing than the pictures.

Kurt, it's because people like you exist that the horrors of the world need to be reminded to everyone again and again. The world must be aware the things captured in these photos are actually happening. Being unaware of them, or pretending they're not happening, won't make those horrors go away. On the contrary, it will only make things worse because their perpetrators will believe the world isn't keeping an eye on them.
Of course I don't expect you to understand it, but hopefully NatGeo will pick the beautiful photographs you're craving for. Time magazine is about politics and society, so it would be stupid to expect they'd pick beautiful pictures of giraffes mating in Uganda's savannah.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 00:01 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)
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celipessoa1971: La souffrance des autres nous rassure sur notre bien être momentané.

Oh la la, il parle français, il doit être trés intelligent...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:43 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)
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Joel Benford: "A police officer looked me in the eyes and said, 'You shouldn’t be here. Another bomb could go off.'"

Yep, journos risk their lives to bring us the truth (how many reporters killed in Syria this year?), and dpreview readers moan.

About normal, then.

You people are more depressing than the pictures.

People who come here actually prefer pictures of cats taken with full frame cameras and great, creamy bokeh. That's comfortable to see, of course - abstracting from the fact that's utterly stupid -, but there's much more to life than technically perfect, but ultimately shallow and pointless pictures.
Do the pictures TIME selected portray violence, misery and death? Yes. They're part of life, too. Not everyone lives in a perfect world where the most extreme violence is the one exerted by trolls who believe the 'aperture equivalence' theories.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
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Frank_BR: Nano coating? Oh, no, another manufacturer who tries to tell other version of the same old fairy tale about lens coating!

It all started in the '60s when Asahi Pentax created a hype with SMC (Super Multi-Coating). Since then, the world has had to hear all this blah blah blah about the magical qualities of the various types of coating used in photographic lenses.

Some acronyms created since then by the fertile imagination of the lens manufacturers:
SMC Pentax
EBC: Fuji
T*: Zeiss
MC: Pentacon, CZJ, Tokina
SSC: Canon
C: Nikon
N: Nikon
SHMC: Hoya
UMC: Samyang
VMC: Vivitar

You're right. How can a layer of whatever material superimposed to the glass improve light transmission?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: A7 kills the DF.

Der: Hemingway sends HIS regards.
Everyone else: an electronic viewfinder vs. an optical one. The latter wins hands down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 11:04 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)
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marcmasschelein: When i read thes I don't think these are the answers or professional photographers who earns there living with photography, correction or not?

What?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 19:53 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)

I can see, after reading some comments, that the stupid anti-french feeling induced by the neoconservatives hasn't died in ten years... Freedom fries, anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 23rd comment
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