Fernando Faria

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Works as a Cherm Eng (ret)
Joined on Oct 2, 2007

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MrBrightSide: Olympus made amazing lenses back then; that 90-250 looks like it would be a true gem. Anyone ever try it?

I have 4/3rds Zuiko D lenses working with my E-M1. The 12-60 SWD is pinned to the camera all the time. The 7-14, 50-200 and 50 Macro are simply outstanding lenses from any point of view. For me, Olympus Zuiko lenses they simply rock.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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Atomez: Leica camera bodies and lenses are made in Portugal. Then they are shipped to Germany where the image sensor (from Japan) is inserted and the "Made in Germany" logo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS0EdUvMimc

The top notch uber clean room Leica has in their Portuguese facility is for assembling lenses according to specs developed in Wetzlar. The aluminium body of the SL, just two pieces of cast aluminium that fit perfectly was developed in the PT plant. 90% of Leica production is based in the Portuguese factory since they closed their Midland facility in Ontario, Canada. So, it's either Wetzlar or Vila Nova de Famalicao.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 13:22 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Roniflex: 6500$ for a camera that will be obsolete in 5 years, like any other digital camera, it's a bit hard.

My Leica M9 (out in 2009) still going strong. And the fact that I can use with it lenses with special character like the Elmar-M 50mm 2.8 (1960) it for clearly better character B&W shots is something no other camera can do, Fuji, Olympus, Canon. Perhaps Nikon can.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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PliciPlici: Can somebody explain to me why would someone pay this price for a body Leica? What makes it so different for such a price?

If you own a set o Leica primes and a Leica M body you will clearly see the difference. And I also shoot with other brands too.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Wahl: Finally... for all the "non-traditionalists", computer-aided photography freaks and Leica haters out there: it's all about simplicity. And craftsmanship in rather small numbers. And it's about a small company in Germany, the only one left producing in Germany and giving work and income to local people. Noone is forced to buy a M, TL or S, at least that I know of. So: if you like mechanical perfection, absolute simplicity and the concept that Leica optimized over more than 60 years (which Fujifilm copied to perfection and created a real demand for), if you understand costing and calculation in small companies and units and can raise the money involved... get one, if you like to. If this is not the case, well, there are enough alternatives out there, from really wonderful cameras and lenses Made in Japan down to offshored junk. The choice is yours, to each his own, but please stop bashing any products for no reason at all.

"the only one left producing in Germany..."
Actually, 90% of Leica production comes out of their plant in V. N. Famalicão, in Portugal, including top rated lenses in a super spec clean-room. What happens is that for gaining the "Made i in Germany" tag, cameras are finished in Germany, body top cover and camera trim, plus a repetition of camera tests made at their Portuguese plant. But it works, the camera gains the tag "Made in Germany".

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:55 UTC
On photo dgb-ISO-1600-IMG_5947 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Oly E-M1 does the same effect since 2013!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon Rebel T6s sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Oly E-M1 does the same effect since 2013!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 1st comment

Back in 2003, Olympus launched Camedia 5060, a 5 MP camera. that has multi spot measurement of exposure with integration of up to 8 independente measurements of the frame into a single overall value. This is probably the beginning of what we are seeing today but still it required the skill of the photographer in the chossing of the points to measure.
This camera is so good that I still use it for vacation snaps for OOC jpegs.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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