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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wootpile: Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.
1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)
2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents

In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.

If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?

One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.

Mental memories as well?
Will you stop giving them ideas?
;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:09 UTC

This same nonsense was tried here in Australia. It's nothing more than pure consolidated revenue raising.
There is no way that "license" money will ever be used specifically to improve o help anything with the parks. It's pure bureaucracy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
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Nuno Souto: Would be nice if ANYONE stocked the v750 or the v850 in Australia.
The 750 is impossible to find here and importing it is out of the question due to outrageous P&P prices.
As well: can Epson for once STOP giving Silverfast a free ride on their outrageous pricing?
That 850 would cost half its expected price if it didn't have that idiotic piece of software forced on it!
And I'd never purchase it to give Siverfast free money for software I'd never use!
Sorry, Epson: no go. Change, or you won't get a cent from me.

It's very clear you don't have a clue as to what makes the v750 a much better scanner.
Hint: it's got NOTHING to do with the wet mount holder.
But don't worry: sell the v700, it's obviously wasted.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
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colourgeek: Glad to see Epson continuing to make slight improvements, and continue selling scanners. A lot of comments on scan resolution. With smaller format films like 35mm optical resolved lines at 2200-2300 pip is really sufficient for negatives, and only a few positive films shot with excellent lenses would require more.
While I have an older 4870, I just don't scan film, not even my archives.

When I did I used to scan on my ICG drum scan which if correctly done outdoes all CCD scanners. Trick is with scanners like Epson to get the best scans, you need to wet mount. Since they include a wet mount for the 850 problem solved as well as a modern scanner with software to run it.
All the other great scanners of the day are long gone, so you have no choice, nor is it necessary to talk about the quality on those old scanners.

The Plustek Opticfilm 120 is a fantastic modern scanner, nearly as good as the discontinued Coolscan 9000.
I have both and have found them very similar in results, particularly for negative film (both colour and b&w).
For slides, the Opticfilm is not as good as the 9000 but it's mostly because vuescan can't do the equivalent of Nikonscan's Digital DEE.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 09:49 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Would be nice if ANYONE stocked the v750 or the v850 in Australia.
The 750 is impossible to find here and importing it is out of the question due to outrageous P&P prices.
As well: can Epson for once STOP giving Silverfast a free ride on their outrageous pricing?
That 850 would cost half its expected price if it didn't have that idiotic piece of software forced on it!
And I'd never purchase it to give Siverfast free money for software I'd never use!
Sorry, Epson: no go. Change, or you won't get a cent from me.

I said very clearly "the V750 is impossible to find here".
Nowhere did I mention anything about the V700.
Which part of that do you find hard to grasp?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 09:39 UTC

Would be nice if ANYONE stocked the v750 or the v850 in Australia.
The 750 is impossible to find here and importing it is out of the question due to outrageous P&P prices.
As well: can Epson for once STOP giving Silverfast a free ride on their outrageous pricing?
That 850 would cost half its expected price if it didn't have that idiotic piece of software forced on it!
And I'd never purchase it to give Siverfast free money for software I'd never use!
Sorry, Epson: no go. Change, or you won't get a cent from me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:07 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

Nup, sorry, Nikon. 17 months to finally admit there is an issue and even then it's a service advisory rather than a recall?
I'm sooo glad I gave up on this company and went m4/3 all the way two years ago!
Sick and tired of the disaster Nikon has turned into, at my expense and others who have used their products for decades...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On Waterproof Canon PowerShot D30 dives deep article (35 comments in total)

Psssst, Canon and other u/w camera makers:
for true u/w photography, be it film or digital, the flash MUST BE AS FAR AWAY from the lens as possible!
Nuff is nuff with these stupid designs of flash-against-lens!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 4th comment

I know, it's childish.
But...
BWAHAHAHAHAH!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 122nd comment

Way to go, Nikon marketing!
Grab loaded gun => take aim at foot => pull trigger.
Glad to see the old idiotic ways have not changed one bit...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:53 UTC as 13th comment
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (199 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Is it just me or does anyone else think it's just pure lunacy to take an ILC camera underwater without using a dedicated diving case?? Not in a million years would I trust the lens gasket to keep water out....or to submerge the camera in salt water...just crazy.

Yeah. But the Nikonos RS did it, easily. Why not a digital camera?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (199 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Macro is one of my passions for underwater photography. Used to take a Nikonos for that, now I take a TG1.
Is there a way to produce/take underwater macro shots with this camera and available lenses?

Bugger! That closes it for me, then.
Without native lens macro, it's useless as an UW camera...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:17 UTC
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (199 comments in total)

Macro is one of my passions for underwater photography. Used to take a Nikonos for that, now I take a TG1.
Is there a way to produce/take underwater macro shots with this camera and available lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:13 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: $2700 for a retro camera that isn't, without an EVF?
Thanks for helping me make up my mind, Nikon:
Sony A7R, here I come - just the thing to complement my OlyEM5.
Buh-bye, Nikon.

Exactly. The mirror is a left-over from the film era. Digital cameras do NOT need to be SLR. They can just be SL.
The R is completely redundant and harks back to the days of film when one could not see the ACTUAL image as it was taken through the lens.
With digital we of course can. And for morons who claim they don't want to see photos in tv screens, WTH are you doing then using a computer screen to show your photos?
Get on with the times instead of relying on dinossaur technology!
What, you never heard of the errors introduced into focusing by maladjusted reflex mirrors and prisms+focusing screens?
It's only BY FAR the biggest cause of OOF shots with film and DSLRs!
You haven't used classic cameras much, have you?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:34 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

$2700 for a retro camera that isn't, without an EVF?
Thanks for helping me make up my mind, Nikon:
Sony A7R, here I come - just the thing to complement my OlyEM5.
Buh-bye, Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 431st comment | 9 replies
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Here we go again with the insane "optical bench tests"...
When will this kind stop being taken for granted?
They are destroying photography!

Let me see: a lens adapter mount has a major effect on sharpness, but the entire flip-mirror assembly in a slr doesn't and never has done so?
Oh wait: that flipped up piece of gear is the one primarily responsible for focusing said lenses?

Something that gets flicked up and down at high speed, is "inherently" more exact in its sub-micron positioning than a flat ring of metal held firmly in place by 6 or more screws?

Yeah sure. And I am henceforth to be addressed as Santa Claus.

PS: to the "dear Santa" commentators: wake up and start taking photos of real subjects. Not optical benches!

Are you sure you do? Here is a hint: phase detection is the primary AF mechanism for dslrs. NO, they do NOT use only the imaging sensor, you are confused.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)

Here we go again with the insane "optical bench tests"...
When will this kind stop being taken for granted?
They are destroying photography!

Let me see: a lens adapter mount has a major effect on sharpness, but the entire flip-mirror assembly in a slr doesn't and never has done so?
Oh wait: that flipped up piece of gear is the one primarily responsible for focusing said lenses?

Something that gets flicked up and down at high speed, is "inherently" more exact in its sub-micron positioning than a flat ring of metal held firmly in place by 6 or more screws?

Yeah sure. And I am henceforth to be addressed as Santa Claus.

PS: to the "dear Santa" commentators: wake up and start taking photos of real subjects. Not optical benches!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 00:15 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Have any of the reviewers of these "underwater" cameras actually tried to change a setting while underwater? It's virtually impossible to read anything on a lcd screen while diving. That goes for just about all the "underwater" cameras I've tried so far. And of course, I've tried them underwater. Not in a hotel room...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 00:52 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)

The thing that baffles me is why don't the nay sayers and negative commenters go somewhere else? It's not like there is an obligation to use this camera, FFS!

Don't like it? Use something else, keep your idiotic uninformed opinions to yourself! Yes, that includes the diggloyds of this world!

And let those of us who derive a real advantage from using this system enjoy it, as we do.

Ah yes: we're all gonna give up on it because of your "opinions"?
GMAB!...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 06:00 UTC as 243rd comment | 9 replies
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pdelux: The Galaxy S3 Camera dont look so dumb now... actually starting to look like a smart Idea. This however is ludicrous.

err... you put it back where you got it from?
(facepalm)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:22 UTC
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