Frank_BR

Lives in Brazil Campinas/SP, Brazil
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 20, 2005

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I bet no smartphone has been damaged by photographing the eclipse. Cockroaches will inherit the world.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 22:32 UTC as 24th comment
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Frank_BR: Every year people die trying to climb Mount Everest. It is not just the climbers who die, but also the Sherpa guides and rescue team people. Nevertheless, climbing Mount Everest is not felony, quite the contrary, it is a show of courage and talent. Go figure...

"Stupid! Mount Everest is not a city bridge."
Intelligent!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 17:52 UTC

Every year people die trying to climb Mount Everest. It is not just the climbers who die, but also the Sherpa guides and rescue team people. Nevertheless, climbing Mount Everest is not felony, quite the contrary, it is a show of courage and talent. Go figure...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 02:01 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies

Maybe Apple should also launch an iPhone Cupertino Edition, limited to just 10 million units...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 01:21 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

A Leica edition limited to only 10 units? Well, that makes sense. As time goes by, the world's interest in Leica is more and more... limited.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: I wonder why there is no comparison to Sony a99-II, to which D850 seems to be aimed as a direct competitor.

Hey, do you want to spoil Nikon's party?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:43 UTC

OK, the D850 ís a wonderful camera, no doubt about it, but "one swallow doesn't make a summer".

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 168th comment | 3 replies

"I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
I want you so bad
It's driving me mad
It's driving me mad

She's so heavy
heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy"

1015 g !!! WOW!

Come on, John... err Nikon. Lighten up!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:45 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies

Considering the price charged, I thought that Leica no longer used the notoriously fragile optical glasses in its lenses, but instead the same liquid metal used in the T-1000, the Prototype Series 1000 Terminator. What a disappointment!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 01:38 UTC as 139th comment

Very expressive portraits. A good photographer takes great pictures with any lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

The article is about the reasons for not being a photographer while the video is about the reasons for not being an artist. There seems to be some confusion there.

Being a photographer is easy, it only depends on you. Being an artist is much more difficult because it depends on others judging your work as a true art.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Frank_BR: Nikon managers should have read the story of the failure of the Pentax Auto 110 system. If they had, Nikon would not have made the same mistake that Pentax did 40 years ago.

@bluevellet,
No sir, for Nikon have invested precious resources in a project that was dead-born. Instead, Nikon should have tried to develop a full-frame mirrorless system when Nikon still had time.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 19:51 UTC

Nikon managers should have read the story of the failure of the Pentax Auto 110 system. If they had, Nikon would not have made the same mistake that Pentax did 40 years ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

If the title of the article was "This is the first photo of a cat ever taken, shot in 1851", the number of comments would be much higher.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 01:16 UTC as 9th comment

Canon 6D Mark II
Too Little: ✔
Too Late: ✔

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)

I think the title is a bit misleading. What is being shown is not a specific shutter for DSLR cameras, but a focal-plane shutter, which is also used in mirrorless and rangefinder cameras. Anyway, the article is interesting for anyone who has never seen a focal-plane shutter with metal curtains working.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 36th comment
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Frank_BR: Illuminated controls? Hmmm... A virtuoso pianist would consider ridiculous a Steinway & Sons piano with illuminated keys. He does not need to see the keys to play the piano perfectly. Likewise, a real professional photographer does not need to see the controls of a camera; he knows them by touch.

A professional camera is any one used by a professional. Period.
And it's not true that only Nikon and Canon make real professional cameras. The number of pros using Sony A7 and A99 cameras increases all the time. Hasselblad, Phase One make ultra-professional + $50k cameras with no illuminated button. Yes, a camera can be perfectly "professional" without being like a Christmas tree adorned with lights.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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Frank_BR: Illuminated controls? Hmmm... A virtuoso pianist would consider ridiculous a Steinway & Sons piano with illuminated keys. He does not need to see the keys to play the piano perfectly. Likewise, a real professional photographer does not need to see the controls of a camera; he knows them by touch.

Illuminated controls come at a price. If the D850 really comes with this feature it will be more expensive than it needs to be. Henri Cartier Bresson was able to adjust his Leica still in his pocket for aperture, speed and even focus distance! His Leica was an extension of his body, but Cartier Bresson was a real professional photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

Illuminated controls? Hmmm... A virtuoso pianist would consider ridiculous a Steinway & Sons piano with illuminated keys. He does not need to see the keys to play the piano perfectly. Likewise, a real professional photographer does not need to see the controls of a camera; he knows them by touch.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 47th comment | 19 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: One of the immediate consequences of this announcement is that sales of the D810 will stop, or at best, will decline sharply. Smart move, Nikon!

PhotoUniverse,
Consumers like you are a dream for Nikon. Unfortunately for Nikon, most consumers don't need to buy for emergency reasons any soon-to-be-discontinued camera that Nikon keeps on the market.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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