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 DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects article (62 comments in total)

So if film is such an inferior product, why waste time and $$$ making digital look like it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects article (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

goloby: Or just shot film!!!
I have tried both earlier versions of Dxo Film Pack and current Nik Software and, as a film shooter, none came even close to the actual films. I used raw D90 files. I think it all boils down to 3 insurmountable things:
1. how can you create a plug-in that will make a D4 file and a D5000 file to look exactly the same. Only way to do that is to have different settings for different cameras and I have not seen that. And there are a few hundred digital cameras with raw capture. I would not even mention the others.
2. film captures light differently than digital. To mention a few differences: more tonality, wider dynamic range for professional films. For a digital sensor it is just not there to begin with.

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Ah yes, the clarckvision site: full of 10 year old information about 30yo film and 30yo scanning. Such a useful and modern reference...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 09:21 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (451 comments in total)
In reply to:

Leichhardt: Gimp is currently being upgraded to handle 16bit and Hdr, we should see these features in version 3.0. http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html#c16bit

Asked for 16bit 10 years ago. Instead, I got all sorts of other geekery. Not worth my time going back...

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 03:49 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

I've used everything from Photoshop to Elements, including Capture One.
Corel Aftershot Pro and Picture Window Pro: by far the cheapest and most flexible and powerful combination I've ever seen. 16-bit colour all the way through and full support for today's multi-core CPUs.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 10:23 UTC as 109th comment

Any bets how long before the first complaints of bad QA come in?...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 14th comment
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Nuno Souto: Memo to all companies who pretend to "redefine" the mirrorless market:
the market is micro-4:3rd. Full stop.
Don't waste any more time with "parallel streams" and other such marketing devices to make you waste money and resources.
And FIRE the nincompoops who keep telling you to "redefine" the market!
No? OK, keep running to the edge of the abyss...

In the race for most idiotic troll post, we finally have a winner!
Thanks Pete and get off the Sake: it's not good for your credibility...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 23:44 UTC

Memo to all companies who pretend to "redefine" the mirrorless market:
the market is micro-4:3rd. Full stop.
Don't waste any more time with "parallel streams" and other such marketing devices to make you waste money and resources.
And FIRE the nincompoops who keep telling you to "redefine" the market!
No? OK, keep running to the edge of the abyss...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 21:18 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Ren Kockwell:

" it won't make much, if any, visible difference at less than 6-foot (2-meter) wide print sizes, and only if you use the very finest NIKKOR lenses and technique."

" Readers tell me that their Sigma 105 Macros don't work on the D7100."

" It's pretty much the same as 2010's D7000,"

" There's also an inexplicably silly 1.3x crop mode"

" Only the 15 central sensors can see horizontal lines ('cross type'), the rest only see vertical lines, just like the single focus sensor of the Nikon SP of 1956."

" The extra resolution means nothing in actual shooting"

" The D7100 and D700 are pretty much the same."

" If you've found the time and expense I incur to share all this for free... "

What a f#@$ing tosser.

Greg

...don't forget to add the "kenrockwell sux" web site...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:12 UTC

Been using Capture 1 Pro for a few years now and it is truly excellent. But since release 7, Phase One decided to only support 64-bit Windows. I use 32-bit Windows and will NOT upgrade for reasons to do with other software I must run. So now I'm picking an alternative.
So far good old Bibble, aka Corel Aftershot Pro, is well ahead of the pack, with full support for the multi core AMD CPUs I use. Nothing else is even remotely in the same ballpark when it comes to speed. And the results are at least as good as Capture One Pro 6. Pity it wasn't tested as well..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 01:39 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies

"increasingly stringent credit terms imposed by suppliers "
Of course! Hit them while they are down!...
Anyone surprised why retail is having problems?
Let's have more of it! Then the "suppliers" will know the real meaning of penny pinching...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 06:53 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Nuno Souto: Why dream? Just get a F6 - it's here now, it's the best film camera EVER made bar none, and it is not that expensive second hand through epay.
Alternatively, just forget all that Nikon crap and get a Oly OMD: it's got all the retro that you need and none of that silly mirror-up slap both Canon and Nikon insist on living with in this day and age of all digital viewfinders - a MUCH better solution!

Folks, rent a F6 and then comment!
I own a F, a FM3A, two F2AS, a FE2, two F4s, a F100 and a F6. The F6 is head and shoulders above, by a country mile! It is simply the best ever. The best metering - yeahyeahsure, you can always meter in your mind (nonsense!) - the best mechanism and shutter, reliable to a T and even writes the exif info in both a file I can download and in the margins of the frame. Use one and then comment. Until then just shut up because you got no clue what you are losing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 11:42 UTC

Why dream? Just get a F6 - it's here now, it's the best film camera EVER made bar none, and it is not that expensive second hand through epay.
Alternatively, just forget all that Nikon crap and get a Oly OMD: it's got all the retro that you need and none of that silly mirror-up slap both Canon and Nikon insist on living with in this day and age of all digital viewfinders - a MUCH better solution!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 13:31 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

That is worth every micro second of it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 11:13 UTC as 14th comment
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

Funny. When the Xpro-1 came out and I commented the viewfinder was idiotic without an inbuilt dioptre correction, I got back derogatory comments from idiots here, saying it was not relevant.
Apparently, Fuji thought it was. Where are the "experts" now, I wonder?
Same old same old, Usenet or dpreview forum...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 03:25 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

Good looking camera, but:
for that price, no viewfinder and no exchangeable lens?
What a rip-off! I'm sure Leica buyers will flock to it...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:12 UTC as 240th comment | 3 replies

About time Kodak sells out of ANY consumer film business! It'll take a special effort for any company to do worse to film than the joke Kodak has been for the last 20 years! Be gone, idiots!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 07:49 UTC as 18th comment

I think I'm gonna fall asleeZZZZZZZ....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:56 UTC as 77th comment

Body: "Rangefinder-style, mirrorless"?
dpreview has reached a new low in inaccuracy of descriptions...

"rangefinder" implies the existence of - wait for it - a "finder"!
Exactly where is the finder in this camera, range or otherwise?
Might as well have delivered another p&s, Canon.
Ah yes - and of course, no in-body stabilisation.

Oh-hum... Back to the serious mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:29 UTC as 294th comment | 2 replies
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)

...but it's soooooo safe to manufacture cheaply in countries where no care is taken with chemical and other pollution...
...no wonder it's cheap...
oh yeah, sure: it's nothing to worry about. Enjoy genetic diversity, idiots!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:36 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Once again, a supposedly manual-friendly camera designed by idiots who haven't got a clue how to handle manual operation. What a waste!
If only camera makers would LISTEN to customers instead of marketing surveys...
And has ANYONE checked if this thing has dioptre correction inbuilt? What, everyone has perfect eyesight?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 08:08 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
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