neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

Comments

Total: 313, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

"They're not a zoo, but for photographers, them and their home are basically treated like one."

Perfect comment!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: @ Lars "there simply is not enough space unless consumers accept larger/thicker phones."
This is right, but I still don't get this obsession with paper thin smartphones. They are increasing screensize and getting thinner and thinner. Then people complain that they are fragile (obviously!) and battery life is poor (obviously).

I mean, does 2~4mm of extra thickness make THAT much difference for the public?

Personally, I haven't bought the 1020 because its hardware lags a lot behind the competition. When it was released, quad-core processors and FullHD displays were already a standard for high-end smartphones.

Yet the 1020 is 'only' dual core and HD display.

A more plausible reason for the "failure" of the 1020 isn't its form and size but its O.S. There's still a lot of prejudice against Windows Phone. Not to mention 'Microsoft' as a whole.

I'm eagerly waiting for a 1030 (or whatever that will be called) with a more up-to-standards hardware and that great sensor/lens combination :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)

@ Lars "there simply is not enough space unless consumers accept larger/thicker phones."
This is right, but I still don't get this obsession with paper thin smartphones. They are increasing screensize and getting thinner and thinner. Then people complain that they are fragile (obviously!) and battery life is poor (obviously).

I mean, does 2~4mm of extra thickness make THAT much difference for the public?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
In reply to:

neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

@Roadrunner - But that's an interesting topic. Photographers always complain that they aren't well recognized and are (somewhat) underpaid. Complain about clients that always wants to pay the cheapest possible and so on.

And then, when a fellow photographer manages to sell an image for some millions of bucks, photographers get all heated up as well.

So.... what gives? :P

It seems that nothing, ever, is good enough hahahahah.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
In reply to:

neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

@chris - That's a huge possibility!

But, you see, I'm not against those subjects. Afterall, there's only a limited amount of things one can photograph.

What bothers me even more is the execution. You wanna take a picture of the Elder of the village? Fine. Does it have to be with a supermacro lens, oversharpened, over contrasty to show every wrinkle he has?
"Ok, he's old, we could easily see that. Don't have to overdo it!"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
In reply to:

neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

Yeah, I don't like to criticise much the pictures or the photographers. We like it or not, they have submitted their pictures while we didn't.

But those contests seem to have a "winning formula" and then everyone goes for it. "People from poor villages in the middle of nowhere" is one of those winning formulas.

Even if the pictures themselves are good, the subjects are so beaten to death that it's hard not to give a big *SIGH* when looking at them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:45 UTC

It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (377 comments in total)

Kodak to Leica: "I'm going down, but I'M TAKING YOU WITH ME!!!!"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (241 comments in total)

Both professionals praised highly the DR from this camera and yet none posted a single picture showing how good that DR really is.

I was really curious to see that badly underexposed (which was then nicely recovered) picture David mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 67th comment
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: Why the h*ll are the men here STILL whinning "Oh, this is a woman's purse!".

It's OBVIOUSLY a women's purse! It was even reviewed by a woman!

SO WHAT? Why are so many guys making a big deal out of it? Like Barney already said, it's nice that women can have a 2-in-1 bag that looks like an actual purse AND it's not pink!

And in case the guys are feeling envy, they can go to the manufacturer's website and see that they DO have men's bags as well.

Geez.....

@ ONA - Stop tempting me! Hahahahah!

Your products are really nice. If I'm ever in need for a more discreet camera bag, I'll definetly give a proper look at your products.

It's nice that someone is making bags that don't scream "THERE'S A CAMERA IN HERE!!".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: Why the h*ll are the men here STILL whinning "Oh, this is a woman's purse!".

It's OBVIOUSLY a women's purse! It was even reviewed by a woman!

SO WHAT? Why are so many guys making a big deal out of it? Like Barney already said, it's nice that women can have a 2-in-1 bag that looks like an actual purse AND it's not pink!

And in case the guys are feeling envy, they can go to the manufacturer's website and see that they DO have men's bags as well.

Geez.....

@DaveE1 - It's too expensive for me. Plus, it doesn't go with my eyes :(

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: Why the h*ll are the men here STILL whinning "Oh, this is a woman's purse!".

It's OBVIOUSLY a women's purse! It was even reviewed by a woman!

SO WHAT? Why are so many guys making a big deal out of it? Like Barney already said, it's nice that women can have a 2-in-1 bag that looks like an actual purse AND it's not pink!

And in case the guys are feeling envy, they can go to the manufacturer's website and see that they DO have men's bags as well.

Geez.....

So? This is a photographer's accessory. Or you don't own any bags for your camera(s) and lens(es)?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (166 comments in total)

Why the h*ll are the men here STILL whinning "Oh, this is a woman's purse!".

It's OBVIOUSLY a women's purse! It was even reviewed by a woman!

SO WHAT? Why are so many guys making a big deal out of it? Like Barney already said, it's nice that women can have a 2-in-1 bag that looks like an actual purse AND it's not pink!

And in case the guys are feeling envy, they can go to the manufacturer's website and see that they DO have men's bags as well.

Geez.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
In reply to:

Just a Photographer: How come that most photo's look underexposed?

Is it the camera or was this a bad hired photographer from DPReview?

Those pictures didn't look DRO'ed for me. I would know that, I use that a lot when shooting JPEGs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 13:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
In reply to:

tabloid: Tools of the Trade.

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York.
As he entered the front door, the host said "I love your pictures….they're wonderful, you must have a fantastic camera".
He said nothing until dinner was finished, then he said "That was a wonderful dinner, you must have a terrific stove".

The moral of the story is obvious.
So to all the people who are going to 'knock' Dp and every camera that they test….remember, good photography is down to you, and not the camera.

Oh, my typos! And the fact that I can't edit my message after few minutes...

(...) people who like and understand something about photographers,(...) should be "photography" instead of "photographers"

And "(...) but now nothing about photography,(...)" should be "but KNOW nothing"

@The Squire - yeah, but Connect doesn't get many updates. So people come here for some action :p

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
In reply to:

tabloid: Tools of the Trade.

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York.
As he entered the front door, the host said "I love your pictures….they're wonderful, you must have a fantastic camera".
He said nothing until dinner was finished, then he said "That was a wonderful dinner, you must have a terrific stove".

The moral of the story is obvious.
So to all the people who are going to 'knock' Dp and every camera that they test….remember, good photography is down to you, and not the camera.

The thing is: *usually* good photographers, people who like and understand something about photographers, have some decent gear with them.

While those who just like to take pictures, but now nothing about photography, are happy with their phone cameras.

Just do the math now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)

I'm not one to be complaining about image quality on a pixel level, but... these pictures (even at ISO1600) do look a bit on the watercolour side for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 09:00 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jane79: Another old Minolta/Sony lens re-released with the exact same optical formula, a new badge and a higher price. If anything, this is proof of Sony squeezing the last drop of profit from Alpha shooters without making any significant investment.

Actually, two of them are Zeiss lenses, not Sony/Minolta :p
(but I got your point, anyway)

What I fail to understand is: if the thing is keeping re-releasing older rebagded lenses, how come Sony hasn't yet released an affordable 70-200mm F4 "beercan"? Almost 10 years of Sony Alpha and no sign of a beercan :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:49 UTC

They charge three times the price of the original camera and can't do a decent photoshop work? Interesting how the reflection stays the same.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 127th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)

After seeing the first two pages and noticing that the SAME user made at least three posts (with dozens of pictures), DPR should delete that thread and start over again, with PROPER and CLEARER RULES!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 12th comment
Total: 313, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »