biza43

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Petroleum Geologist
Has a website at www.paulobizarro.com
Joined on Oct 6, 2009

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On article Venus Laowa 'Argus' 33mm F0.95 CF APO sample gallery (43 comments in total)
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biza43: I appreciate the effort, but I find the images uninspiring. Much better report here:

https://jonasraskphotography.com/2021/05/03/another-one-the-laowa-argus-33mm-f-0-95-apo-review/

"Edited" is very different from "heavily edited", which is what you wrote. As for using flower and plant shots as surrogates for real people photos, well, to each his/her own.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 08:23 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 'Argus' 33mm F0.95 CF APO sample gallery (43 comments in total)
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biza43: I appreciate the effort, but I find the images uninspiring. Much better report here:

https://jonasraskphotography.com/2021/05/03/another-one-the-laowa-argus-33mm-f-0-95-apo-review/

Rask's photos are not heavily edited. They are SOOC Raf files converted in-camera to JPEG. As for the character of the lens, Rask's photos at least show a variety of subjects and situations that is far more varied than DPR's. Including portraits of people, a type of photo that this lens is suited to.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 09:51 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 'Argus' 33mm F0.95 CF APO sample gallery (43 comments in total)

I appreciate the effort, but I find the images uninspiring. Much better report here:

https://jonasraskphotography.com/2021/05/03/another-one-the-laowa-argus-33mm-f-0-95-apo-review/

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 14:16 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (306 comments in total)
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biza43: For some more interesting real world work from pros with this lens:

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/peak-doruk-seymen-x-xf50mmf1-0-r-wr/

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/peak-kurako-yalan-x-xf50mmf1-0-r-wr/

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/xf50mmf1-0-r-wr-caroline-tran-feels-the-love/

And a few more in the Fuji site.

They are small presumably because the photogs are pro and do not want their high res photos stolen. Of course this lens is a portrait lens, and as such it delivers in spades.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 09:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (306 comments in total)

For some more interesting real world work from pros with this lens:

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/peak-doruk-seymen-x-xf50mmf1-0-r-wr/

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/peak-kurako-yalan-x-xf50mmf1-0-r-wr/

https://fujifilm-x.com/pt-pt/stories/xf50mmf1-0-r-wr-caroline-tran-feels-the-love/

And a few more in the Fuji site.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 09:08 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Well done, congratulations.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 16:19 UTC as 75th comment

A good set of portraits, that tell a story about the individuals.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2021 at 07:26 UTC as 3rd comment

Excellent advice. Learning to see and to organize elements in a simple and effective composition, even though intuitive, takes a lot of effort.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 14:09 UTC as 9th comment

Some great work.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 10:19 UTC as 3rd comment
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SpeedyNeo: Some really good images in there. But one has to wonder: is travel photography even a genre? I mean each of those images can and should be classified under a different genre, like landscape, street, documentary, wildlife, etc. etc.
For example, a photo taken by me in my neighborhood would not qualify as travel, but same photo taken by a tourist would qualify?

When I travel, I take photos of landscapes, street, people, documentary, etc, etc. It depends on the destination and the available opportunities. So yes, it is a genre.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 10:19 UTC

Nice personal experience, to which I completely relate. After 10 years, the little X100 series of cameras continues to deliver and to foster "going out and shoot" motivation. I have also used it a lot in 2020.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 16:29 UTC as 66th comment
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Sactojim: Any mid or higher smartphone will capture these images. While I shoot Fuji (and Nikon), street photography with a smartphone is easier, IQ often surpasses, and the convenience of small form, discreet, and 4k cannot be overlooked IMO.

Regarding Seattle: sadly lots of people moving due to the nonsense, property values dropping, and tourism is going to take a big hit according to their tourist office. Such a waste.

Sure, but where is the fun in that?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 16:27 UTC
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TN Args: I’m guessing there weren’t any strict rules about compositing?

Why is it in the wrong category? Please go and read the rules. Photos like #9 are made all the time by combining more than 1 photo. Stitching, focus stacking, and others are permited in the rules. According to the rules, digital manipulation does not include the previous techniques. I assume the judges were aware if the rules and applied them accordingly.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 15:22 UTC

Excellent and high quality photos all around.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 10:50 UTC as 37th comment
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TN Args: I’m guessing there weren’t any strict rules about compositing?

It is easy to find the rules, rather than foster speculation:

https://www.lpoty.co.uk/competition/rules

Digital manipulation isonly permitted in the "Your View" category.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 10:48 UTC

Very good article,clear and concise. Looking forward to part 2.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 15:11 UTC as 91st comment
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biza43: I don´t get why people feel the need to state the obvious: Zeiss is expensive, and they will not buy it. Same with Leica, or Hasselblad, for example.

This is camera offers a high res FF sensor plus a high quality 35 f/2 Distagon lens. That, alone, would be expensive to start with.

@CE3 - or you could buy even cheaper than Zeiss Batis and get a lot more lenses that way. That is beyond the point.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 17:39 UTC
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biza43: I don´t get why people feel the need to state the obvious: Zeiss is expensive, and they will not buy it. Same with Leica, or Hasselblad, for example.

This is camera offers a high res FF sensor plus a high quality 35 f/2 Distagon lens. That, alone, would be expensive to start with.

@Kurgo - Z7 is over 3,000 USD. A74 if you mean Sony does not exist. There is a Sony A7RIV that costs 4,000 USD. Anybody that knows photography knows that a Zeiss lens is expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 17:38 UTC

I don´t get why people feel the need to state the obvious: Zeiss is expensive, and they will not buy it. Same with Leica, or Hasselblad, for example.

This is camera offers a high res FF sensor plus a high quality 35 f/2 Distagon lens. That, alone, would be expensive to start with.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 17:27 UTC as 113th comment | 11 replies

I know it was before Covid, which seems like it was a long time ago, but not really:

https://www.dpreview.com/videos/9924801391/dpreview-tv-what-happened-to-fujifilm-s-kaizen-updates

I guess Dpreview feels no need to mention this past article in this new one.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 08:43 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
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