Julio

Lives in Canada Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada
Joined on Aug 24, 2003
About me:

EOS 7D, 20D, 100 f2.8 Macro, 135 f2.0, 50 f1.4, 17-40 f4, 300 f4, both 1.4X and 2X Teleconverter - 550EX & 420EX

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On article Lytro announces Light Field Camera (269 comments in total)
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Jogger: this is a solution looking for a problem, just learn how to focus in the first place.. amazing

Lol. Predictable elitist attitude. Autofocus? Focus for the focus-challenged. Autoexposure: Exposure for the exposure-challenged. Zoom? Lenses for the walking challenged. Digital? Sensors for the darkroom challenged...and so on. Real photographers only shoot on 8X10 glass plates they coated themselves.

Ever think that mom and pop casual might want focused shots of their toddler despite their obvious bad jusdgement in learning to say, bake bread instead of photography as a hobby? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 20:07 UTC
On article Olympus shares suffer as former CEO goes on the attack (193 comments in total)
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Julio: What an intimate and rare view into the shennanigans in a corporate boardroom. That letter is priceless. We already knew about the totally amoral and criminal behavior of financial parasites such as Goldman Sachs. But we were willing to cut manufacturing corporations a break because they at least produce goods. Apparently the infestation runs much deeper than what those "radicals" occupying Wall St. have been saying.

@ danaceb: I was trying my best to be temperate by throwing a bone to the parasites who oversee the making of things.. thanks for calling me on my insincerity: yeah they're all the same. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 23:27 UTC
On article Olympus shares suffer as former CEO goes on the attack (193 comments in total)

What an intimate and rare view into the shennanigans in a corporate boardroom. That letter is priceless. We already knew about the totally amoral and criminal behavior of financial parasites such as Goldman Sachs. But we were willing to cut manufacturing corporations a break because they at least produce goods. Apparently the infestation runs much deeper than what those "radicals" occupying Wall St. have been saying.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 23:11 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples (226 comments in total)
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jl_smith: News flash people - ISO isn't the END ALL BE-ALL of camera performance. Kinda funny people bash Canon for being tunnel-visioned for megapixels, yet everyone here swears up and down by ISO performance and nothing else.

I own both Nikon and Sony systems (not interested in A77 though) and I will say I'd give up a bit more noise performance for Sony's color response any day over Nikon - the pictures just look "better". Also, do yourself a favor and compare JPEG output (I know, I know, JPEG is the devil) vs the other cameras - the Sony JPEG output kicks the crap out of D7000 and 7D.

I don't know if we're looking at the same thing but the only thing I see kicking the crap out of anything else here is 5D MkII... RAW or even better in JPG and the direct APSC competitor, the 7D has cleaner images.

Sony makes good sensors as we all know so I was expecting their 2011 flagship sensor to produce less noise than 2009 sensors from any major brand. But they seem to have gone for resolution at the expense of noise. I thought the name of the game in DSLR improvements was to increase resolution while maintaining or improving upon the previous sensor.

Yes, high ISO is not everything but I certainly don't expect worse high ISO noise 2 years down the line.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 23:36 UTC
On photo DSC_0129 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

Not bad at all actually.

Most people insist in comparing this new system to m4/3 since, to date, that has been the only sub-APSC interchangeable lens option. Personally I'm looking at this system as a G12 or P7100 upgrade and as such, it's a hell of an upgrade!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 20:17 UTC as 7th comment
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (18 comments in total)

Not bad at all actually.

Most people insist in comparing this new system to m4/3 since, to date, that has been the only sub-APSC interchangeable lens option. Personally I'm looking at this system as a G12 or P7100 upgrade and as such, it's a hell of an upgrade!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 20:17 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)

I'll file this one under "Things I didn't know I needed until the marketting guys had a go at me." Now I have a craving for jellybeans.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:42 UTC as 113th comment
On article Making Light of the Dark Side (6 comments in total)

Hmm.. this reminds me of the upcoming Spy Kids 4D movie: "Apparently in Spy Kids 4D you get the 4th dimension of ‘aromasope’ where you can smell things which sounds cool till you find out it involves being handed a card you sniff."

It's only a matter of time before art students everywhere start exhibiting photos with a scratchpad. Just no farmyard scents please, we can do without that :)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 17:28 UTC as 4th comment
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