Carlos Loff

Carlos Loff

Lives in Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
Works as a Geographer and Photography Teacher
Joined on Nov 6, 2013
About me:

Geographer, Entrepreneur, Photographer and Photography Teacher

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I know is life and I know we can´t do much about it, but this new cameras thing is becoming like mobile phones, you barely get to know a good camera and you are bombed with the next model - This is just wining but hey it is also an opinion, a bit of consumist frenzy - Mark 4 MARK 7 MARK 8, BUY BUY BUY - REVIEW AND BUY AND CHANGE AND BUY buy buyyyyyyy

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Photo story of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Great effort! Really nice lighting.

But the use of super wide angle lenses severely distort the Hyena's magnificent body mass and the awesome proportion of powerful hind legs and lethal body.

Would have love to see some normal to short tele shots such as these:

http://www.sigmaphoto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/andrew-morgan-150-600C-1502.jpg

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In this case, the wide angle distortion works just perfect, it is an artistic statement that enhances the proximity factor, not a scientific record, those are achieved with powerful zooms and no stars

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)

Great Pic, lovely blood and sweat payout - The 16 secs is a bit risky for achieving still stars, even with 16mm, in fact some stars are already dragging just a bit, but looking at the setup there isn´t much more he could do to use shorter times, but a whole stop less in time would have done the diference - Compensating with either more than 5000 ISO (witch is already pushing the limits) or either a beat more aperture (witch sometimes is not desirable because of less DOF, even at 16mm) . Anyway, Im pretty sure the Hyenas do not collaborate enough for a second run, tricky stuff and great outcome - CONGRATULATIONS, LOVE THIS !!!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:58 UTC as 3rd comment

I know he planned a lot and sometimes he would leave a location without a click, even after waiting there for hours, but Im also pretty sure these lines are more post-estetic fortunes than planing, specially when you get movement - Sometimes is tedious to see these lines and all mega-calculations, is like the conspiracy theories, after things happen you just need to connect the dots... Not that I don´t care about lines, and thirds and etc etc, but we should stop drawing so many lines, just acknowledge the basics os aesthetics and than let our intuition eyes and imagination flow

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

If Sony won the most, why does this titlle starts with Canon ???

And Im a Nikon guy, but hell, really weird article ttittle

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
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Jesse_Just_Him: It still can't fix your crappy composition and context of the picture you're taking

You are wrong, unfortunately - there are apps to help kill creativity faster - Even for composition - https://petapixel.com/2014/10/02/camera51-app-photo-assistant-go-helps-compose-better-photos/

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 10:45 UTC

Why even bother to capture, let´s create them from few tags and AI

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

Ross the Fidller - It is not strange at all, frontal flash can be very useful if you allow first the camera to gather ambience light and just allow the flash to cover fro some shades, keeping the ambience light dominant enough to give shadow/light modelation, what we are discussing here is - Lack of built-in on a D850 - Actually the speedlight socket is there as needed, and very usefull for many things such as your journalists examples - We are not discussing lack of built-in flash on a D3100, do you understand now my aggressive comments thowards lack of built on a high end ???

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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RaghavBaijal: How in the world did he take Image Number 7?!

ND Variable filter of 100 stops, lol, just kidding, but I guess many gimmicks and filters are in play, I even believe the sensor is pointing to dimmed reflections on weird contraptions and not straight to te sun surface

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

Guys, I understand exactly what you guys mean, it happened to me - This macro pic was only possible because I had a built-in flash and had no speedlights on my bag - But htis is the exception and not the rule, a D850 without pop flash is a bless, one less piece to gather dust, leak water or brake on impact - Notice how the insect has no volume or texture, nevertheless I like it overall because it mixes Macro with much DOF http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/2/9/c/600_439761148.jpeg

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Carlos Loff: Wrong post - Can´t delete my wrong post

I posted something about it and noticed I was wrong, now I just do not have the option to delete my post, exactly as my post says

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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unimo3360: okay i keep hearing hints that it has touchscreen, it it good for a serious photographic tool?

For me it is just one more liability hanging around, once you get to know your finger triggered buttons you deal better with those - Unless it brings the option of Touch-screen OFF

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

IdM photography - You don´t use a VERY BAD TOOL, just because it is there, it may even probably spoil the ambience light and do worst than better - The dynamic range of the D810 was enough to shoot a backlighted subject way long to the right (histogram) and than recover the background, with no need for a fill flash - When we enter the NBA championship we are not going to wear tennis shoes bought on the street corner shop just because they are there and easy to buy - If you are going for the NBA you take your time and weight inside the bag to shoot properly - Lack of built-in flash on an D850 is a NON-ISSUE, let´s move onnnnn

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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underxposed59: Nikon's version of Sony's A99II my guess will be same price give or take $200

RubberDials - Cameras can not yet shoot exactly what our eyes and brain can see, so it is important, when we look at reality thorough a viewfinder, that we can accurately acknowledge what is there, so we can later on, on editing, better judge what to recover or correct/retouch - EVF is TV, it shows you, better or worst, what the Jpeg will be like and it is not very accurate on the DOF perception, even with those digital lines gimmicks - I tested a fine Sony A7S with a 2.8 aperture on a 70mm focal distance, aiming to a low wall at 2m and those red DOF lines were telling me some buildings behind were in focus, what I did not need to check on the pic, I know they were not just by this obvious setup

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
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beavertown: Nikon D850 updates: no EVF or hybrid viewfinder, even faster than 8 fps

Who wants TV on a flagship PHOTO camera ???

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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Zoron: D900 is a better name than D850

Agree

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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shooter45: @ Ross the Fidller ...

... if you want to really bounce your flash, you need to use the flash tilt head and set it up to the right angle so you can bounce the light off .... I do not see how in heaven you can bounce the light with a built-in-flash off the ceiling perhaps ( ? ) or from a wall that is behind you or to the left or right from your camera .... built-in-flash is a harsh light directly to where the camera is pointing to, and there is no way to bounce it ...
... I do not understand why a photographer cannot have a single speed light in his/her backpack for the kind of situation when flash is needed ... yes I agree that is adding weight to and we don't like that but unfortunately, it is a necessary tool to have beside you ...

If you worry enough about fill light, than you worry enough about quality, so therefore you carry a speedlight and even a 10$ trigger to have it fill from one side and get some modelation shadows - The lack of a built-in flash on a 3K/4K camera is a NON-ISSUE - If you don´t care about light quality you do not spend that much on a flagship camera, let´s end this built-in flash issue for good, SHALL WE ???

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
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xmeda: Pop-up flash is useful when you are in pitch darkness only with your camera and some light walkaround lens. Some people are not willing to keep 400-600g flash still in bag.
Another thing is wireless flash command function.

popup flash is no good at all, it makes lousy flat crude lighted pictures and on very close subjects your lens even cast a shadow

IT ALL COMES TO THIS - If you are the kind of Photographer that does not mind to use a built in flash for a picture instead of a triggered speedlight, than you are not the kind of photographer that needs to spend 3K or 4K on a camera like the D810

Is like buying a Ferrari and call your friends to help push it by hand

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

IdM photography - You should read a bit - Speedlights are so cheap nowadays and frontal flash wont work with most lenses if your subject to fill is very close, also front light takes out the whole volume and texture (shadow modelation) - That is a problem when you want to improve your photos, in case you do want !!!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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xmeda: Pop-up flash is useful when you are in pitch darkness only with your camera and some light walkaround lens. Some people are not willing to keep 400-600g flash still in bag.
Another thing is wireless flash command function.

All of that is solved with Yongnuos 100$ fine flashes and 10$ radio triggers - If someone is worried with a built in flash functionalities than that someone should not go for a D850

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
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