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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Hinder: Do people really still use these?

I do, I use the 5 Black, takes great videos, and is submersible down to 3 meters. Very useful and great little imaging device.

In the end, people must still use them, otherwise the company would not keep producing them.

Next question?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 08:20 UTC
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Rensol: What is the point of this article?
I thought they will give some suggestions on how to buy say $2000 lens for $1500 only. Or what particular brand not do buy on eBay/imported versions.
Instead author offers to buy a flashlight! :)
Or colored plexiglass...... What if newby wants to be a landscape photographer?
Can they purchase plexiglass sheet big enough to cover background shot with fisheye lend?

If you are writing an article for a newby then would be wise to suggest reading books about composition, get familiar with paintings of medieval time painters works, go to museums, develop taste for what's beautiful, etc...
Yes this is longer path and buying red plexiglass is faster and cheaper.
Everyone to their own.

You must have missed the part where it was recommend to go to the library to read some books...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

Seems like a nice lens. Reminds me of the Zeiss C Sonnar 50 f1.5, which was "updated" with the new coatings from the 1930's design.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 08:38 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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PaulSnowcat: Oh my god! SO MANY stupid iPhone propaganda lately! Again and again and again! DPrewiew, seriously, STOP TAKING MONEY FROM APPLE! Just Stop!

Right, but there are more phones than the I-one...

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:35 UTC

If all you want of your photography is to share snaps in social media, sure, you don't need more camera than the one on your phone. However, at least where I live, the best camera phones come in phones that cost almost EUR 1,000. All of a sudden, the cheap ILC becomes great value.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:34 UTC as 196th comment | 3 replies

It is a bit odd that the most important factor in deciding between these two cameras is only mentioned (and then very poorly) in page 8: the lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:39 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (68 comments in total)

The ones I use are: Exposure Calculator; Sky View Free; Sun Surveyor; LunaSolCal Mobile; Play Memories; Camera Remote.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 08:26 UTC as 6th comment

Fantastic duo of shots. Choosing not to include the full adult face is a must, to enhance the child. And then showing the feet, with the different number of ankle bracelets, hints at how much the little girl needs to grow.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 08:19 UTC as 5th comment

As a geologist, I find these photos wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1106 comments in total)
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sykkys: Oh boy here we go..
Some of the inevitable and pointless arguments in defense of 6dii to be expected.

- Dynamic range is meaningless. just expose correctly.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. All pros use Canon just fine.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. It's got great color/interface
- Dynamic range is meaningless. It will sell alot anyway. So whatever.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. DPreview hates Canon! (I'm looking at you Sony fan boys)

What did I miss

I see that you are one those types that can not have a discussion without side tracking. No, the grapes are not sour, I actually moved from 6D to Sony A7 to reduce weight and size of my gear, for trekking. I will make it clearer to you: for those, like me, that had no problems in getting the shot with slide film, certainly the 6D is a wonderful tool. If you can not bother to learn how to mitigate the shortcomings of any camera, you are lazy. Period.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1106 comments in total)
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sykkys: Oh boy here we go..
Some of the inevitable and pointless arguments in defense of 6dii to be expected.

- Dynamic range is meaningless. just expose correctly.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. All pros use Canon just fine.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. It's got great color/interface
- Dynamic range is meaningless. It will sell alot anyway. So whatever.
- Dynamic range is meaningless. DPreview hates Canon! (I'm looking at you Sony fan boys)

What did I miss

"In this case they could you film. Way cheaper cameras. Why bother with digital? :-)) Just one shot, at the right time, moment."

Well, I have shot slide film for years. So, it takes time and learning, and work, a lot of work. You can not be lazy, and rely slowly on the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1106 comments in total)

I fully understand that Canon did wrong by milking the older sensor for one last iteration, but... I will rather have a "boring" camera and live with some of its limitations, than getting a more "innovative" or "exciting" camera that is on its 3rd recall, or suffered from oil spatter on the sensor.

The K1 is a different story, a pity about the lack of modern lenses, but it is truly a great camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 233rd comment | 4 replies

Hopefully next will come the remake of the 125 APO Lanthar going 1:1. 65mm is too short for my close-up subjects.

Still, 65mm on APSC camera will be right smack where the usual 90mm macros are in terms of focal length.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 42nd comment
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biza43: This is poor fact-checking from DPR. Based solely on the grand total of 1 "source", DPR helped spreading this "news". Welcome to the new world order, where the truth does not matter any more.

It's only good and ethical practice to ask the company whether a rumour/inference has any solid base. And asking after publication of the news piece does not count.

And Samsung is Samsung, Nikon is Nikon, not comparable.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 14:20 UTC

This is poor fact-checking from DPR. Based solely on the grand total of 1 "source", DPR helped spreading this "news". Welcome to the new world order, where the truth does not matter any more.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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Paul B Jones: How is Canon doing? Still in business?

They are still busy being number 1.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: 6DmkII is already delayed - by 5 years. What's new?!
No one would notice. 95% of Canon users are conditioned to buy outdated crap.
So the "high demand" could very much be a real thing.

Those folks buy8ing Canon "crap" must be real suckers and ignorant... or perhaps they care more for photography, rather than pointless spec lists...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
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BigBen08: Besides super large prints (or billboards) what can this $50K camera do that my 6D or 1DMKIV can't?

If you need to ask, you don't need the camera.

Ask yourself: what can your 6D or 1D do, that a m43 camera can not do?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 09:21 UTC

So many ridiculous sentences in such a short text. He makes it sound like you require a Phd to take good photos with an Android phone:)

Makes me wonder how he got to be SVP of such a big company.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies

It's always a good idea to explore new ways in the area of "what should I do with all the photos I take"?

This kind of mini-photo-project can be very useful to our photography creativity.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 14th comment
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