PIX 2015
Nuno Souto

Nuno Souto

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a IT damager
Joined on Jul 11, 2007
About me:

Nikon D80 and D200, Oly EM-5, all in RAW, with Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for processing.

Lots of F-series 35mm Nikon bodies, a Zeiss rangefinder, a few Leica and Voigtlander lenses and some Oly and Sigma Art MFT ones.
SLR lenses mostly Nikkor - MF and AF/AFS, some Tamron and Sigma.
Mamiya RB67 and 645 Pro-TL and Fuji 645S rangefinder.
Scanner is a beaut 9000 ED and a brand new plustek Opticfilm 120.
I use Neat Image, Irfanview, Focus Magic and Picture Window Pro for image processing

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On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (243 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Such a pity Oly missed this opportunity to make a truly useful diving camera, with at least 30m capability and a way to fire a slave flash...
Ah yes, all that is available for double the price in the UW housing? Why buy this one in the first place, then...

By the time all the add-ons needed for true scuba diving are in (housing, lens extensions, flash adaptors), the whole setup will weigh the same and cost the same as a dslr in a housing. What is the point then of a small, portable camera...
Someone please make a digital Nikonos, for pete's sake ( or any other kind of sake, I drink them all! ;) )

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (243 comments in total)

Such a pity Oly missed this opportunity to make a truly useful diving camera, with at least 30m capability and a way to fire a slave flash...
Ah yes, all that is available for double the price in the UW housing? Why buy this one in the first place, then...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:44 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available article (32 comments in total)

Why anyone with more than a single brain cell would still be using photoshop is beyond me...
Cut it out of my life - together with 99% of the adobe nonsense - more than 15 years ago, never ever regretted it!

Ah yes, I know: all "pros" use it.
Hey, guess what: I am not a "pro" nor do I want to EVER be one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 02:33 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)

Ordered mine, arrived today. I've only got one word to define it:
BRILLIANT!
The way it maps the exif info captured by the cameras and match them to the scanned images is simply genial!
So simple it hurts how come Nikon and others never thought of it!
Anyone who has to suffer the use of a Nikon MV-1 data reader will know exactly what I'm talking about...
I've tried it with the F6 and it works very well. So far, it only damaged two images that had been saved a couple of times in TIF with fist LZW and later ZIP compression. All others, no problems whatsoever. Picks up tif, jpg.
Haven't tried it yet with the F100, don't have anything in its memory but that will change soon.
Thanks Promote Systems for a great product at an affordable price.
And shame on you Nikon for your total lack of innovation to those who made you a large company in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 12:34 UTC as 1st comment

All Samsung has to do is fix the start-up times on their tabs and they got Apple licked. The screen on the Tab S is soooo good it's not worth comparing with anything else!
If these things don't cost the Earth, I'm tempted to finally upgrade my old Galaxy Tab 3! It's been my carry everywhere photo album since I got it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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Nuno Souto: One less region for me to visit, if this goes ahead.
Europe can go to hell with this "copyright" nonsense!

Suffer!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 01:40 UTC
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Nuno Souto: One less region for me to visit, if this goes ahead.
Europe can go to hell with this "copyright" nonsense!

Let's see how they miss my dollars...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 23:15 UTC

One less region for me to visit, if this goes ahead.
Europe can go to hell with this "copyright" nonsense!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Hi, I am impressed with the ability to use Canon lenses with A7R II. Does that also apply to Nikon lenses?

Thanks.

No, it doesn't matter. I said: "can adapt ALL slr lenses" and I stand by what I exactly said. Last time I looked, Leica rangefinders were never slrs.
Notwithstanding the simple fact that most mirrorless cameras can adapt Leica lenses as well because of Leica's choice of a longer distance to flange. That was a Leica design decision ages ago and has got nothing to do with mirrorless digital cameras and their use of ANY non mirrorless lenses. And I couldn't care less that Leicas can't mount E or m4/3 lenses: that is totally beside the point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:39 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Hi, I am impressed with the ability to use Canon lenses with A7R II. Does that also apply to Nikon lenses?

Thanks.

ALL mirrorless ILC cameras can adapt ALL slr lenses from the usual makers. Provided of course the adapter is correctly made and has good QA. It's got everything to do with the simple fact that there is no mirror box, which invalidates any argument about "distance to flange" and such!
How do I know? I use MF Mamiya and Zeiss lenses as well as 35mm Leica and Nikkor ones on my m4/3 camera without the slightest problem focusing at infinity.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:43 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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Kendunn: To all those playing taps for Canon and Nikon keep in mind they don't even have to be better than Sony, there are millions of lenses out there, some costing several thousand dollars, for C/N and people (like me) are not going to replace all those lenses with very expensive Sony lenses for what may or may not be better than current offerings.

I love Sonys push forward with technology, if I were starting new I would certainly give it a hard look, but not enough there to make me "retool.

I was into Nikon since the 80s. Quite frankly their lack of innovation has lost me. I still use all my Nikon lenses with the Oly EM5, and if I move to Sony they will go with me as well.
The advantage of all these mirrorless cameras is precisely that they make it easy to switch: all dslr and film lenses are still usable on them. AF? I'm not a sports photographer, so it has little value for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

Lossless (Non-proprietary!) raw, Sony, and you'll have me as a customer without a shadow of a doubt.
Last thing I need in my life right now is fiddling around with software to get a raw file processed...
All kudos to Sony for true innovation!
Instead of the boring rinse and repeat we've seen from CaNikon for the last 10 years!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Film cameras?
Did I miss a memo, or something?

"we left..."???
Who do you think you are? Royalty?
#facepalm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 03:19 UTC
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)
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LatteEspresso: There is a market for film camera dongles? Seriously?

Yes. See what you've been missing? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)
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WL chandler: Film forever! Thats a nice option to have for us film shooters. But why no F4? They got the N90 and N90s, which i also have. But I love my F4.

The F4 had very little digital processing inside it. The data recording back improved that but it's got no facility to output the information - other than burning it on the frame margins.
F90, F5, F100 and F6 are the only ones that I know of that can output info to a digital reader. As well as imprinting the info, in the case of the F6.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Film cameras?
Did I miss a memo, or something?

Only 100 years of memos. Don't worry: next release of 100Mpixel sensors will keep you happily upgrading.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)

Hey Nikon, isn't it about time you dropped the price on the "not possible to repair" MV-1 data reader?
I'm on my second one after the first stopped and local Nikon said it "can't be repaired as it is not a supported item".
Guess where my next purchase is going to be?
Oh, that's right: you don't need customers. Who does? #facepalm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 01:37 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

So pretty please, Sony: can we now have IBIS as well on all mirrorless cameras?
About time that demented mirror disappeared from cameras and we got IS for ALL lenses!
Leave it on for one or two models for the idiots who think it's a great way to take photos and who are willing to pay to duplicate IS in all their lenses.
Meanwhile, just get on with the job of making truly MODERN cameras instead of copies of 50 year old film designs!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 10:24 UTC as 134th comment | 9 replies

Because it's there?
#facepalm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 01:13 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (149 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Makers of these cameras need to be aware that 15m depth is NOTHING. They need to be at least capable of 30m like the Nikon AW130, to be of ANY use for scuba divers. Until that happens, they remain a toy capable of a lot more but requiring a very expensive case on top!

I've got a TG2 and it works great without flash. The thing is: it uses the led for macro. Which means I get back red colour AND I don't need to use the horrible miniature inbuilt flash!
The Nikon AW130 can use external flash, but it needs the best part of a grand in adapters and cables/brackets before anything can go blink. I find for macro the Pentax Optio system makes a LOT more sense: put small lights all around the lens, it works like a ring macro light. And it's built-in
But yes, the best solution is by far an external flash. Back in the days of film my setup was a Nikon F in an aluminum housing with two flashes on flexible brackets. Horribly awkward, but worked famously. And it cost a daughter's dowry!... :(
Ah yes: astrophotography!
What makes you think I'm not into it? :)
Horrendously costly! Just the tracking tripod head is worth a small car!
The Sony idea is promising, thanks. I just need to convince the finance director (aka wife) that I NEED one! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
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