Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
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Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Portraitist and Events photographer.


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marcio_napoli: All this technology... just to make a beginner feel his toys and bells and whistles can somehow save his inexperienced @ss.

Know what really works?

To go out there, to shoot in real life, to face challenges in the actual world, to hear a real client yelling at you, to transform (with the help of strobes) a storm, dark sky shoot into a vivid, joyful Summer campaign, etc.

Now those things actually teach, oh boy, they really teach. Real life and pressure are the key words.

I feel sad there's so much apps out there trying to make the untalented one feel special.

It's the "let's give everyone a star" mentality.

Before you say something like "you arrogant @sshole", all I have to say is that my shots were real garbage quite a few years ago. They were lame as anybody's else.

But I heard so much "your shots are garbage", that I made the extra effort to learn.

Not app can do that for me or anyone else.

You have to earn it, all by yourself.

@macrio_napoli nothing beat experience, real-life experience, work, hard work, challenges. And errors too.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 10:50 UTC

Mirrorless are drowning: they tried and failed. Numbers are out.

As they failed they try harder.

At some point it seems nobody would like to recognize the value of a great OVF, nor the value of a heavy-weight dslr for available light photography.
Let's go, just follow the marketing department, and see where it goes, but last time (this time with mirrorless it was a failure), and let the pundit play their games ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 23:37 UTC as 195th comment | 20 replies
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Retzius: Are they releasing a special edition M10 to commemorate the price increase?

The price increase itself raise the value of these exceptional tools...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 22:06 UTC

as @sts2 stated, there is always trade-off, except on some totally non affordable lenses (that I dream of).

We need the complete picture (pun intended) to understand what are the choices, what are the qualities dans default (if any) of these lenses.

But in this time or incredible resolution sensors (it's size agnostic, I write about resolution not definition), a company able to offers us an incredible real-world resolution is interesting to follow.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 23:07 UTC as 26th comment
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)


He's a humble gentleman!

The way he see business, with deep respect for the other actors of the market they target is refreshing, he remind me of famous high-level sport competitors (including chess players) that fight hard to win, but still understand and respect their opponents, It could be a strength to accept to recognize good products made by others, publicly, it could be a factor that push Sigma forward...

PS: I owned a 17-50 f/2.8 for my D300s and was delighted by it, even used it as my main lens for studio shoot, its IQ was incredible at f/8 through f/11.
And this post have been written before reading the other comments that use same wording, or share the same ideas about this great interview and it's candid transparence.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 23:15 UTC as 60th comment

Leica is really incredible, reinventing photography each time it creates a new Limited Edition, pushing limits, raising the bar, ahead of the pack, showing the way in so many ways!

I expect the next "real stealth" to be totally black on black, using Braille plots instead of markings, without viewfinder, lens, sensor, etc., to be usable by blind people.
It would be so exclusive, just a block of steel, black as a monolith, "Leica" writen in braille on it, it coudl go over $20 000.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 12:09 UTC as 33rd comment

Why not?!?

If you don't like it, buy another EOS!
But for someone with a compact camera budget, a real tight budget, such a kid or teen, it's better to have something to offer than nothing.

And I agree with people noticing that it's better to buy an used higher-end camera, especially when there's a lot of offers but few buyers, so there are great opportunities. But for some reasons, some people will buy brand new.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 23:30 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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arhmatic: It does bring the bulkiness of the old dslr. Basically, defies the reason I left Nikon...

Just hope that the X-Pro stays as is (or even shrinks a little...)

Yes if you want to have a great camera, this has a cost, a size and a weight too.
At the end there's what mirrorless is about: expectations, dreams, and a slr without a mirror...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:06 UTC

It's now totally clear that mirrorless camera are much more compact than slr ;)

Where is the point?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:04 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

0.7MP pictures to show off the impressive qualities of a lens meant for 50MP sensors?!?

is it humour?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 00:11 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

It's pretty funny! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 00:09 UTC as 90th comment
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Ruy Penalva: It seems that in drawing is better because this photo does not show anything resembling an atom core and electrons spinning around it.

@Marty4650 not an easy task sir, they tend to stay their ways without following photographers lead. It's a challenge on its own!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:11 UTC


Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:09 UTC as 42nd comment
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Bing Chow: The lack of compassion by some is astounding. Unless you knew him personally, you don't how much planning and care he put into his tours. It's so easy to judge with one hand on a mouse and a coffee in the other.

So you know him personally and know how much planning and care he put?

He was responsible for a small group, and he put them (and him) in a position where someone died. Is it care? Responsibility?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:32 UTC

Darwin, at least!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:28 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Dumb and dumber!

It is extremely dangerous, it could inspire some other douche, this may lead to a terrible crash.
It's also an insult and a threat to drone pilots that respect rules and have safety as their first concern, as it always should be.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 13:25 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

As some pointed out, follow security rules, they are here for YOUR security.

As a photographer I would point that he's not facing the track to use a long tele-lens, nor is it correctly placed to shoot the car when turning (and skidding).
In fact I don't understand why he was there!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 19:05 UTC as 140th comment
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iAPX: Too funny!

8K needs a 44MP 4:3 sensor (7680x5760) or a 39MP 3:2 sensor (7680x5120), at least.
I could not imagine a better way to reduce dynamic and raise noise in any ISO setting (even in 25 ISO it's already present) on a smartphone.

Please! Don't!

Actually they are not even capable of high-quality HD filming, too much compression (resulting in blurry "moving"), dynamic is scarce (to say the least), colors are slightly off, ...

Definition affect dynamic, when keeping the same sensor size and increasing the definition, because the pixels are smaller and thus could not store the same amount of electrons.

Definition also affect noise, because you will read less electrons (you naturally capture less photons converted into electrons) due to the smaller surface. So noise-level is identical but signal level is largely inferior, giving a worse signal/noise ratio, all other things being identicals (and they are not :) )

Resolution is another point, the camera lens of today could not resolve these definitions, with actual sensor sizes, thanks to point it :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 18:11 UTC

Too funny!

8K needs a 44MP 4:3 sensor (7680x5760) or a 39MP 3:2 sensor (7680x5120), at least.
I could not imagine a better way to reduce dynamic and raise noise in any ISO setting (even in 25 ISO it's already present) on a smartphone.

Please! Don't!

Actually they are not even capable of high-quality HD filming, too much compression (resulting in blurry "moving"), dynamic is scarce (to say the least), colors are slightly off, ...

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 17:43 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies

Interesting, very interesting.

For my next vacation in Japan, I will try harder to come back with different point-of-view of usual suspects, and also different subjects too.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 13:00 UTC as 23rd comment
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