Ernest M Aquilio

Lives in United States Bonita Springs, FL, United States
Works as a Photographer/ art
Has a website at www.ernestmatteo.com
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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iamatrix: It's so ironic - I have been shooting digital for years and have become increasingly OCD about color, dynamic range, and sharpness in search of perfection. Then my wife buys me a instax film camera last year - not too sharp, not very color accurate, crushed blacks etc. So this switch goes off in my head, the perfection I have been searching for isn't perfection at all, but the beauty of analog photography, a truly imperfect perfection ;)

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
-Salvador Dali

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 04:49 UTC

Awesome! I just received one this Christmas to replace an older model that had broken last year. Such a fun camera and the tangibility is an exciting part of the process.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 10th comment

I enjoy being a dark lord of the Sith, I can come to comments section about any Leica product and gain more power from all the hate breeding. Thanks

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 04:15 UTC as 65th comment
On article Video: Game Boy Camera revisited (13 comments in total)

Excellent!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 7th comment

Sofort!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 10th comment

An exciting time for photographic pros and enthusiasts!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:40 UTC as 91st comment

Southern Sofort...
...I mean Comfort

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:08 UTC as 36th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)

It is quite apparent, based on a majority of the comments, that some would complain about being hung with a new rope.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 01:36 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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rsjoberg: I would rather have my Lumix LX7 with EVF than the latest iPhone.

I like turtles.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (75 comments in total)

I enjoy these throwback articles. I remember my purchase of the Coolpix 8700, I thought it was so great, and in some esoteric ways it was. But it was also very slow...at everything. That camera had a quick turnaround. Around that time it was the beginning of the boom in DSLR's (2005 era) and me having old Minolta AF lenses I opted for Minoltas first DSLR, the 7D. That should be the next throwback camera... 1st DSLR with AS.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 14th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: For some photographers this will be a welcome tool. Evidently for the rest who have moved to other pastures this will be a great thing to ridicule. I can see the animosity irradiating out of my screen, it is infectious.

Agreed

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)

For some photographers this will be a welcome tool. Evidently for the rest who have moved to other pastures this will be a great thing to ridicule. I can see the animosity irradiating out of my screen, it is infectious.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:55 UTC as 465th comment | 2 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

I used to own the original M. For the size and price and the 22/2 attached it was an excellent walkabout camera for the everyday. I've taken some of my personal favorite images with that camera simply because it was there with me. I didn't concern myself with the "better options" available.

The M3 is a logical next step for Canon. It is evident to me that target group for this camera is primarily the younger generation and/or individuals with an investment in the EOS system that do not place technology (features) at the forefront. This group represents a large demographic. The image quality is good (great in fact) for most peoples needs. The EOS M lens line up should be a clear indication for this cameras intended target/user; for instance look at the new 28mm.

The review is fair. I just don't see the point with the relentless and repetitive negative banter regarding the EOS M line. Everyone wants/needs something different. More power to you if your camera is "better".

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:03 UTC as 85th comment
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sh10453: Part 2:

1) Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-105mm L lens + Power Grip (Motor Drive) ... $3,199
2) Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro $849

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-SLR-Camera-24-105mm-Lens-Kit/311413820817?_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Dc37f92b77f5446e1ac635f141f6ea60c%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

3) Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0 L, II, USM, IS $999

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM-Lens/331733822883?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Db7600ab70f844d8ebce26be9744bb66d%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

4) Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5, L, II, USM, IS 2,099

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4-5-5-6L-IS-II-USM-Lens-EOS-DSLR-Camera-NEW-9524B002-White-/321906325884?hash=item4af31cb97c:g:36kAAOSwT5tWMndi

TOTAL: $7,146.00

Count them. 4 Canon L lenses.

I really cannot understand the analogies. Yes, it is expensive. Yes, limited market. Yes, you can buy 9 Canon Rebel kits for the same as this one lens. Yes, this is pointless.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:25 UTC
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Triplet Perar: You can think like this:
the cost of jumping into digital photography is about $7,000-10,000 overall at least (over the years). During the time you start with (1) bridge cameras, then (2) try each new mirrorless system and some lenses, (3) a DSLR or two and a some good lenses, (4) buy extra gear and muddle around, (5) selling and reselling, and (6) spending all that time in GAS flu, you realise that you could have saved yourself lots of time by choosing a camera and a lens that will last a long, long time.
This is handmade MF lens, built like tank. AF and motors will not rattle elements apart. Using it constantly involves you totally into your art. It will outlive you. If not this, then choose 50mm Summarit, new M262, and you end up spending even less money (check link below), but skipping over boring parts, and time lost forever but which you could have used to develop serious photography skills.

http://goo.gl/YnDoWM

Exactly

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

https://youtu.be/-XmXJOqOCWw

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 09:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

I'll bite. I believe what was stated was an opinion which we all know is taboo on the internet...right? I really did not get a complaining vibe from the OP just their particular view. Perhaps its the tone, albeit he uses some interesting correlations to the market I do see the logic in recognizing that the digital camera market is very saturated with an ever condensing product life cycle.

To someone that is uneducated there can be confusion when presented with many models with similar spec sheets etc. this can be off-putting. More is not always better (this is my opinion but I'd like to think its a fact). I think the original OP's point is that the release of the XT-2 was very close to that of the XPro, not that it shouldn't exist. Complaining? Not really. Observant? Yes. Cowardly? What? Don't read between the lines that aren't there. We are all spoiled anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

Exactly my thoughts.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (73 comments in total)

All are spectacular images and deserving of the awards! Applause to all of them. Kuleta's image impacts me the most, due to my admiration for abstraction and the banal.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:18 UTC as 14th comment

I miss the interaction the darkroom gives (and smells) - sitting in front of a computer for editing has become mundane and programmatic for me. At least I still develop my own film, but the rest of the process has fallen into modern times.

I appreciate DPReview posting articles like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 06:16 UTC as 20th comment
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