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!

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abortabort: Genuine question, but why are Sony the only brand to offer constant aperture or near constant in these kinds of crop lenses? They have the 16-80mm f3.5-4.5, 16-70mm f4 and 18-105mm f4... yet everyone else seems to be f3.5-5.6 (or not offer one at all)?

@fmian - you do realise that those lenses you mentioned can't be compared to those the OP mentioned, right?

He's talking about those longer zoom ranges (4x~6x).
All the ones you've mentioned are 'standard' 3x zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 01:05 UTC

I'm with others here; the lens seems nice, good zoom range, wheather sealed and such but..... slow zoom for that price?

And seems this lens isn't particularly small, making it a faster (at least a stop faster -F2.8~F4) wouldn't make it unbearably big.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 40th comment

Those couple of pictures of the book are really bland and unartisticy.
You can also see dark corners around the frame and the book. Talk about bad vignetting.

They should've used a CaNikon Mk Whatever and the new 18mm F0.85 Zeisca that costs only $15.000,00.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 14th comment
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neo_nights: I really liked #5. Are those birds fighting or something?

Also, I know there are several kinds of hummingbird, but I've never seen any with a beak THAT straight.

Thanks!

But it'd be more appropriate to call it something like 'zweihander-billed hummingbird'. That's a long and menacing beak.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 22:05 UTC
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neo_nights: I have an idea:

Whenever someone comes and say "Meh... I've seen better" or "Those aren't that good", how about you come and post at least a picture (does NOT have to be your own) that shows what YOU like and/or YOU were expecting?

Really easy to criticize and then to leave nothing as a parameter so we can see what you thing is a good picture.

@b_craw - Thanks for the compliment and I also agree with what you said.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 22:01 UTC
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neo_nights: I have an idea:

Whenever someone comes and say "Meh... I've seen better" or "Those aren't that good", how about you come and post at least a picture (does NOT have to be your own) that shows what YOU like and/or YOU were expecting?

Really easy to criticize and then to leave nothing as a parameter so we can see what you thing is a good picture.

@ Prixnobeldefoot - Well... you don't HAVE to send a picture. It was just an idea for a more constructive coversation. My idea even helps the person who makes the critique; more often than not, whenever someone makes a negative comment, there's a reply saying "Well, I don't see any better in your gallery either" or "So, where's YOUR work so you can judge?".

I understand that we CAN criticize something even though we may never be able to MAKE it (otherwise, how would we criticize a movie, a TV show, a food and so on?).

So, in my idea, you don't have to show your own work (because you may not be skilled/have the proper tools to do so), but to show that you know WHAT you are talking about, that you have, at least, the theoretical knowledge about it.

But, again, it was merely an idea :)

And like I said, one thing is to say "this is not my cup of tea" and another one is "this is bad/weak/I've seen better".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 22:00 UTC
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neo_nights: I have an idea:

Whenever someone comes and say "Meh... I've seen better" or "Those aren't that good", how about you come and post at least a picture (does NOT have to be your own) that shows what YOU like and/or YOU were expecting?

Really easy to criticize and then to leave nothing as a parameter so we can see what you thing is a good picture.

It's not a matter of comparison (per se), but a matter of trying to understand one's tastes.

Also there's a difference of not liking because it's not your cup of tea but respecting and understanding it anyway (may be your case) and because you think there's a technical flaw to it (as many people try to point out, usually).

If one say "It's not my taste but I understand how this is a good picture" then it's ok. You don't need to show anything.
(unless someone is curious about your personal tastes)

OTOH, if one says "I've seen better" that means (or would mean) that there's something wrong with the picture. Then it would be very constructive to know --and see an exemple-- of how 'better' is and/or how it should've been done.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 13:58 UTC

I have an idea:

Whenever someone comes and say "Meh... I've seen better" or "Those aren't that good", how about you come and post at least a picture (does NOT have to be your own) that shows what YOU like and/or YOU were expecting?

Really easy to criticize and then to leave nothing as a parameter so we can see what you thing is a good picture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:42 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
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The Davinator: Cool lightening photo....dont see any wildlife in it.

Every single contest that happens; There's a picture that doesn't exactly fit the 'overall' theme, but then it's a specific sub-category.

You get used to it after a few posts like this one :p

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:27 UTC

I really liked #5. Are those birds fighting or something?

Also, I know there are several kinds of hummingbird, but I've never seen any with a beak THAT straight.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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The Davinator: Cool lightening photo....dont see any wildlife in it.

Did you see the category that photo won?
"Earth's Environment"
And it seems wild enough for me. Unless it was taken in a studio.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
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snapa: What is that animal he is trying to hang?

Seems to be a Fennec (more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennec).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

The lemon tart seems very good. Does it come with the camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:38 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Why are people getting so annoyed that she listed the sensor size as a con? She did note it as a pro as well.

She merely stated the most obvious strenghts and weakness of a cropped sensor. The same kind of argumentos you can find on any forum or topic about Fullframe X Cropped Sensor.

Still....

"Red is a con for blue lovers"

It's a fair opinion to give. She did NOT say "Don't get this because it's red and blue is way waaaay better!". She only said that "For blue lovers, be aware that this is red".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Why are people getting so annoyed that she listed the sensor size as a con? She did note it as a pro as well.

She merely stated the most obvious strenghts and weakness of a cropped sensor. The same kind of argumentos you can find on any forum or topic about Fullframe X Cropped Sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Frontfocus: What a bunch of crap.
A crop sensor is a negative point?!?!?! :

- crop sensor give some more reach. Well a 1.6 X factor is worth thousands of dollars compared to FF if you use longer lenses.
-She likes knowing that her lenses are true to their focal length. I think a real photographers just cares about framing (real time) and are not constantly thinking what focal length the zoomed in/out.

Record voice: well the 5D3 has not option for that either. What is she talking about.

I wouldn't mind to pry her 1DX systems from her hands and they don't have to be cold dead :-)

You didn't read the Positive aspects she listed, did you?

Here, I'll copy & paste for you:
"Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service article (23 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Is the shot printed from your downloaded picture in Flickr or can a higher resolution shot be used? I've always printed my own, so am not familiar with send out photos for printing.

Probably it'll use the picture in your account already. If you are concerned about uploading the original sized pic (which would be understandable), you could set it as private. And then delete it after the print is done :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I think I watched most of this in the end.

Art Wolfe – there’s an unbridgeable cultural chasm between us, but I still got something from his interview.

Mark Weir – this guy has poise and gravitas and all the more so when he’s in the studio rather than on Skype. An immeasurable asset to Sony. The other reps all had interesting things to say too, especially when they weren’t selling their latest baubles.

Barney – good job, well judged. And I see you’ve worked on your personal style since last year. (Is it okay to say that?) Nice boots. Proof that geeks need not be slobs or grey.

Missed Richard’s lucid clarity.

Missed Simon’s withering big-picture critique of the state of the industry.

By the way, has Shawn gone? He seems to have been replaced by “DPReview Staff” on the site.

Hah! You've tricked us, Barney!

I'll flag you!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)

Downhere in my 3rd world country I've watched about a couple of hours with no issues with the streaming whatsoever in HD quality.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 26th comment
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (102 comments in total)
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Richard Shih: Giving Pentax *ist a run for the title for unpronounceable names.

What's unpronounceable about RE?

And.. how the hell were we supposed to pronounce *ist anyway?
Asteriskist? Starist? Pentaxstarist?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
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