Jose Ernesto Passos

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Aug 19, 2009


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On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2015 (56 comments in total)

My vote is for the Sigma 20mm f1.4. I know it is not listed but that is the one. Fantastic product for a very good price.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 9th comment

It looks like Canon decided to demonstrate their technology superiority. I just wonder if the market will pay for the additional cost of this new level of resolution.
It will depend on the real benefits that the technology will bring.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (228 comments in total)

I am no expert like most of you. My comments are very simple, I would like to buy one as soon as it is possible/available. My experience with Canon super zooms have been very good, specially while travelling. What impresses me is the quality of the pictures I capture with them. I also have a Sony RX and I always felt it as more cumbersome to use then the Canons.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 53rd comment

Deception, disappointed. For me Photos is a product designed by someone that would have been fired by Steve Jobs.
I will be looking for another product to organize my pictures.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:02 UTC as 27th comment

Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.
The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.
Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies

Mr. Bill Gates is spending his money more wisely.
I hope the buyer has given a similar amount to a significant charitable organization.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Copyright is retained by the author of the work of art. Not the owner of the equipment.

Second this picture became famous because it was a monkey's selfie.

If the owner of the camera says he took the picture, the picture will loose it is main reason for its popularity. Saying the truth, that is, the picture was taken by the monkey... The conclusion is ... wikipedia is in the right track.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (228 comments in total)

I hope that Nikon can solve this problem well. I prefer Nikon as an independent company, generating new products and competing than concentrating more in fewer hands.
It is difficult to compete with companies the size of Samsung, Sony and Canon.
Unfortunately, I think that the Chinese government picked Nikon as an example.
I prefer to keep different makers available to the general public, it is better for of us all. I don't like a world where only very large companies have the right to sell their products with no real competition. (Like Boeing and Airbus, for example).

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 4th comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1508 comments in total)

I have used several cameras, but when I am travelling and want to enjoy my trip. I use a very simple point an shoot camera. The canon SX260.
I have an RX 100, but it doesn't have the zoom of the SX260 a camera that is about the same size of the RX100. Most of the time I need the flexibility of the SX260 and its portability. The big cameras that I have I decided not to take to my trips, they are cumbersome to use, too many lenses and a lot of preparation to take a picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 289th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica (195 comments in total)

My best wishes for Leica, I hope it can survive in this competitive world, where they are facing huge companies like Nikon (is part of the Mitusbishi group, one of the largest in the world), Canon is huge by itself, Sony is another huge corporation,
Samsung is another giant group. I truly like to see small companies developing a niche market.
As to photography, it is important to keep more options open, and Leica is doing its part. Their prices are more related to their small scale than anything else.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 25th comment
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