Joo Prates

Joo Prates

Lives in Portugal Sabrosa, Portugal
Joined on Feb 25, 2010

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Reviews are one of the most eficaces ways to sell on the internet, (instead of "word of mouth", from our friends and familly), to use with weighting.

I was a kid when I discovered that Santa Klaus did not exist, so ...
Worse than telling lies is disguise them as real, with more or less scientific evidence to mislead consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:28 UTC as 65th comment

Of course there are comercial interests behind some reviews; we all know that there are some review sites that favor some brands; there is a particular review site, that favors Sony cameras, and that's incredable the way they always find to get the same result.
Reviews play an important role in buying decisions, so I'm not naive and I believe that brands are attentive and "work" consumer reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 69th comment
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (154 comments in total)

The 700D is a marketing product... I bought a 650 D four months ago and the swivel-and-tilt screen is peeling, and I have only taken studio pictures and a few in the field... I have a 400D for years, and is impeccable. Canon launched 650D full of problems and using cheap quality materials; a camera that cost 750 €, is not cheap and compared to the 400D looks like a plastic toy ... I have been a Canon customer for years, but if I can sell my Canon lenses, I’ll go for Nikon and I advise those who are considering to buy a SLRD, to compare similar cameras and feel the differences. In high-end products Canon cameras are excellent... with entry or mid level cameras, Canon wants to make money and face competition, using cheap materials. It’s my opinion and I’m very disappointed with Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 13:56 UTC as 22nd comment

Dear DPReview,

Suggestion: how about a different colour, other than black, in Richard Buttler clothes; in the video, a black camera with a black blackground? it's just a suggestion. JP

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:52 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)
In reply to:

Joo Prates: The problem is the greed of big companies that cut costs, by using bad material, to make more money. It is incomprehensible that a company like Canon put defective, or in this case, dangerous products on the market. Perhaps they transferred people from quality control to costs control. I am a Canon customer for years but I think is inadmissible the use of bad materials in such products, to save a few cents. And it is true that these problems are happening more and more, because the millions in profits are not enough…
"wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grip"...it seems that to grab a camera is like playing with poisonous substances. whatch out ! wash your hands.

Yes I make mistakes, everybody that works, makes mistakes. But a company like Canon should have product control and testing, to avoid and correct this mistakes before launching defective products in the market, what is bad for the company and for the clients. And as a client, I don't have to know the manufacturing processes, I don't have to worry about that. We are spreaking about a company with decades of experience in making cameras, and not a new company in the market. This is not political criticism, but just a fact.
Some last words to comment your last paragraph: opinion, freedom of expression and democracy…

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:27 UTC
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)

The problem is the greed of big companies that cut costs, by using bad material, to make more money. It is incomprehensible that a company like Canon put defective, or in this case, dangerous products on the market. Perhaps they transferred people from quality control to costs control. I am a Canon customer for years but I think is inadmissible the use of bad materials in such products, to save a few cents. And it is true that these problems are happening more and more, because the millions in profits are not enough…
"wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grip"...it seems that to grab a camera is like playing with poisonous substances. whatch out ! wash your hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 00:17 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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