Pedagydusz

Lives in Portugal Aveiro, Portugal
Joined on Nov 19, 2004

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On photo Rare Migrant Visitor in maybrit's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You say "possibly". Aren't you sure? The tell-tale distinction (I think) are the thighs, which are almost pink in the Great Blue Heron. I have seen one in the Azores, and several in the US (Florida), and I remember the distinctive flesh coloured thighs.
Good picture!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The Grand Canyon in the national parks challenge (9 comments in total)

Striking image. One of the best "secondary bows" I have ever seen - and I mean in photography!
Couple this with the amazing landscape, and it is awesome!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 3rd comment

This is a marvellous picture! Congratulations, well deserved 1st.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography (108 comments in total)

I feel that #12 violates one common rule of decency: photographing someone inside his/her own house is an intolerable invasion of privacy.
And I don't feel anything special about them in general

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 21:45 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK (218 comments in total)

Does the x2 EF TC work? If so, I am going to order one. I want it to use with my Panasonic GM-1- That way I will have an equivalent FL of 4800 mm, and the whole combo will remain lightweight! ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Flickering fireflies in time-lapse (35 comments in total)
In reply to:

nikon power: Beautiful light show?
It's more like random, unsystematic, unmethodical, arbitrary, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, nonspecific, haphazard, stray, erratic; chance, accidental light show.

Yes. A bit of that. But amazingly beautiful!
And a fantastic imagination and technical skill.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On article In photos: Flowing fins of Siamese fighting fish (28 comments in total)

You missed an interesting and catching title:
"Fighting Fish Flamboyant Flowing Fins"

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 19th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (361 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: I would be interested in the 2,4x teleconverter in video mode, not a word of it :-(

I guess that it works like in the GX-7 or all the other current Panasonic cameras. If so, it works very well, from an amateur standpoint. Much better than the Olympus version that is very poor (in video mode).

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (397 comments in total)
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KariIceland: My opinion on the last years "winner of the year" the OM-D as an OM-D owner myself and having purchased it AFTER seeing that article:
I have owned this camera for almost a year now and in NO way did it deserve camera of the YEAR, neither does this camera, the X100s or X-pro 1
Deserved last years win in my opinion & this year?
Who knows who deserves the win but NOT this that is for certain.

An opinion is not "right" or "wrong", it's worth is to let us know what the writer thinks about a subject. An opinion as blank as "Rubbish" does not add anything, to do so it should mention what he/she does not like.
Of course a blank positive opinion is not very useful either, but in this context we can presume the writer endorses what has been written previously

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
On article What the new Nexus 7 tablet means for photographers (95 comments in total)

For me, as a photographer, there are two very important questions:
1. Is it possible to use it to fully control a wi-fi enabled camera? I don't mean just to transfer photos, but to use the camera tethered, so to speak, via Wi-Fi, with full live view and command of parameters?
2. Can an external USB hard drive, or SSD, be used with this device? That is not possible with the iPad, for example. I wonder if the mini-USB port allows that

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Color Management – a Walkthrough (10 comments in total)

That is a truly excellent article! Very useful indeed. Very well and clearly written, as well. I only read the first page, Page 2 is for tomorrow, but thank you very much for the excellent tutorial.
I have taught for decades, and can recognize when an article is fit for learning from it. This definitely is!

(Sorry, I flagged "Like" my comment, thinking I was "Liking" the original article! Oops...)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 7th comment
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (130 comments in total)
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Pedagydusz: It is interesting that, even after reading this (excellent) article, some readers didn't get an important fact: for DoF, what counts is magnification and aperture. FF DSLR or compact, the result is the same.
The author says it in the very beginning:
"[...] depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification. [...]"
It is important to keep that in mind.

No, read again: "depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification".

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (130 comments in total)

It is interesting that, even after reading this (excellent) article, some readers didn't get an important fact: for DoF, what counts is magnification and aperture. FF DSLR or compact, the result is the same.
The author says it in the very beginning:
"[...] depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification. [...]"
It is important to keep that in mind.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Well, we will see... 50 mm aperture for photography is not all that much. And in any case, photography of very distant objects (birds, Moon, buildings...) is usually ruined by atmosphere turbulence (what astrophotographers usually refer to as "poor seeing").
But lets hope! It is a good thing that it is available.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article National Geographic celebrates 125th anniversary (26 comments in total)
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RichardAB: I went to Steve McCurry's exhibition in Brimingham (UK) in August 2011.

Obviously there were some fantastic images on display, including the 'Afghan Girl'. A detailed description was given explaining how the eyes were achieved, post production. Basically, the eyes are not those of the Afghan Girl.

For me, I don't like manipulation to that degree, it crosses the line, there is no authenticity as a portrait.

I expect some will agree and that some won't. For some, lines don't exist, anything goes. For others, lines are drawn but in different places.

I didn't know that, and I must say I am a bit disappointed with that revelation!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
On article National Geographic celebrates 125th anniversary (26 comments in total)
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RaZZ3R Death: Why does the first ever color picture taken underwater have a UFO in it ?!? In the top left corner.

It is not an UFO: it is a USO (Underwater Submarine Object) ;-)
Anyway, UFOs have been around long before photography: remember the Pyramids? Stonehenge? Many other monuments? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 09:58 UTC
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Preview (130 comments in total)
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Luebke: In europe there are already tax included in the price. If you substract taxes than the price is quite similar. Besides that you usually get longer warranty in europe.

The dollar price is usually the cheapest and I hate that myself but the difference is smaller than most people think. You cannot just use a currency converter and start crying. It's a bit more complex than that.

The pound price is ridiculous though.

I used a currency converter and started crying!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
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ecka84: Full Frame Mirrorless
50+ megapixels with optional pixel-binning
(e.g. 4µm ~ 54mp 9000x6000,
2x2 binning mRAW 4500x3000 for flawless, sharp details at low ISOs,
3x3 binning sRAW 3000x2000 for low noise at high ISOs and/or faster burst)
Various crop modes (digital zoom basically, for tele, macro or non-FF lenses)
Sturdy "all weather" body
Comfortable size and grip (no pocket-camera nonsense please)
Big and powerful battery
Vari-angle LCD with Touchscreen AF
Built-in EVF and good manual focus assist
All the dials and buttons
Hot-Shoe and built-in flash with wireless flash control
CF card slot (which is faster and more reliable than SD)
or at least dual SD (no SD+CF format mixing)
Wi-Fi for tethering, wireless file transfer, on the fly backup and sharing
3-5 native mount fast prime lenses
(like 20mm ~ 35mm ~ 55mm ~ 85mm ~ 135mm)
Optional adapters for most existing lens mounts
$2000-$2500 price

Yes, that would be close to ideal for me as well!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:22 UTC
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Miguel Osorio: The camera of my life is my Nikon FM2n which I bought in 1996. I keep using it, and it is my main camera. I need it only to take photos, that's why I bought it.
The solution would be as simple as this,

develop this idea:
http://re35.net/

or this idea:
http://seoulcolors.com/2011/05/digital-camera-back-for-35mm-film-by-hyun-jin-park/

FF, APS-C, 12, 16, 18, 24, 36 Mpixel, variable ISO, whatever. There is enough technology, just look at Sony NEX or DSC-RX1.

Unfortunately, "digital film" has been tried and abandoned (around year 2000). Two many problems - mechanical, electronic/computer and financial made it an impractical solution!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:20 UTC
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