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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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 (355 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 (355 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 (355 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 (75 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 12th 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 19th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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kingslayer: Wake me up when they make a full frame mirrorless. APSC is so dated.

I'll be the first to wake you up, rest assured.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Eugene232: looking good but imo overpriced..
I tried to like Fuji when sold Sony A7 and used Fuji X100....for 3 days only..

IQ is notable worse ..

I think that guys screen is soft, my X100 had some good sharpness when used correctly. Macro mode wide open was its biggest caveat.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:15 UTC

I'm honored to still live in a time and place where this process could be witnessed. An outstanding photographic tool. Sadly, future generations wont have this, nor care for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 07:44 UTC as 9th comment

His darkroom notes are most interesting and reminded me of when I was darkroom printing in college, I used to make similar annotations on paper so I could follow the formula from print to print.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 26th comment
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (37 comments in total)

Very inspiring. Fan Ho had secured his place here and left us a tale of great images to enjoy. Thanks for this article and exposing his work to a greater audience.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 16th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

I hope this will become a new focus for some other manufactures. Make digital MF somewhat more affordable/portable. I am looking forward to purchasing this in a few years when the price drops a little and I've had time to save - although I will accept donations now ;). Who knows, by then there could be other options available at an even better price point. It truly is an exciting time for photography professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:43 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

Fixed lens medium format? Or perhaps akin to the Tri-elmar Leica, 28, 35, 50 or 35, 50, 75 equivalent?

I can dream.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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AshMills: Who makes these now Stanley Kubrick has died?

This is Devon Island

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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PVCdroid: This and the d5 should ship with a free back brace.

This guy

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:06 UTC

Every time someone makes a snark comment on the internet about the prices for Leica products, a baby seal dies. Please be mindful of the baby seals.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

I enjoyed how it highlighted the camera as a practical tool and not a spec sheet. Also more content than just the camera part so that was a nice change - I learned a thing or two. Well done DPReview, I hope to see more camera highlights done in this manor.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 73rd comment
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photophile: Why is that "grittier reality" can only be demonstrated in B&W ? Whatever calamity (man-made, or natural) has only ever been witnessed by Man in colour. Show me your true colours.

Photography in its own right is already an abstraction. It seldom tells all the truth, if any at all. B&W photographs are a further abstraction from that very idea. With photography being used in so many esoteric ways, this photographer choose the medium in which she envisioned would suit her vision or experiences best.

Photographs last much longer than witnesses.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)

Some people are reading too much into this article, or just simply not reading it.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 111th comment
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