Nuno Souto

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a IT damager
Joined on Jul 11, 2007
About me:

Nikon D80 and D200, Oly EM-5, all in RAW, with Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for processing.

Lots of F-series 35mm Nikon bodies, a Zeiss rangefinder, a few Leica and Voigtlander lenses and some Oly and Sigma Art MFT ones.
SLR lenses mostly Nikkor - MF and AF/AFS, some Tamron and Sigma.
Mamiya RB67 and 645 Pro-TL and Fuji 645S rangefinder.
Scanner is a beaut 9000 ED and a brand new plustek Opticfilm 120.
I use Neat Image, Irfanview, Focus Magic and Picture Window Pro for image processing

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Nuno Souto: Buh-bye, DSLR-only "pros"! :)
The writing has been on the wall for 5 years now.
You didn't listen? Well then: watch the "value" of your "pro" dslr drop through the bottom.
About high time Sony and Oly got some proper competition.
What was that squeaky noise over there?
Ah yes, Nikon...
Bye! :)

Very true. My bad.
The only problem is the average consumer doesn't give a fig about image quality. What they want is to take a shot, swing the little screen at their friends and go: "There! See, I'm a (pro) photographer". Same as the old Instamatic crowd. And they are in their full right to do it, I'm afraid... :(

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Buh-bye, DSLR-only "pros"! :)
The writing has been on the wall for 5 years now.
You didn't listen? Well then: watch the "value" of your "pro" dslr drop through the bottom.
About high time Sony and Oly got some proper competition.
What was that squeaky noise over there?
Ah yes, Nikon...
Bye! :)

Amazing. Always the same crowd, with the same motivation and reactions. Could just transplant them to Usenet and they'd fit right in.
Stay monkies, you lot. It's the only thing you can do with your precious "pro" gear. Rest of the world will be using smartphone and mirrorless cameras in 5 years. Enjoy pre-history.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Buh-bye, DSLR-only "pros"! :)
The writing has been on the wall for 5 years now.
You didn't listen? Well then: watch the "value" of your "pro" dslr drop through the bottom.
About high time Sony and Oly got some proper competition.
What was that squeaky noise over there?
Ah yes, Nikon...
Bye! :)

BWAHAHA! As expected, the "I'm a pro because I use the same gear pros use" crowd went mental. 😁
None of them has ever seen one of their photos at full rez. Always at the "amazing" rez of their monitors: 1920X1200 at best.
It's gonna be fun to watch their make believe world of photo "expertise" crumble.
And yes: the quotes mean sarcasm. 😎

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 13:26 UTC

Buh-bye, DSLR-only "pros"! :)
The writing has been on the wall for 5 years now.
You didn't listen? Well then: watch the "value" of your "pro" dslr drop through the bottom.
About high time Sony and Oly got some proper competition.
What was that squeaky noise over there?
Ah yes, Nikon...
Bye! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 60th comment | 17 replies

Gave up on Adobe stuff more than a decade ago.
Spent some time with GIMP, but unfortunately the development team is totally absent-minded on the necessity of supporting more than 8-bit colour.
Been using Aftershot Pro and Picture Window Pro for quite a while now and quite frankly, it's all I'll ever need.
I do photography, not graphic arts.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 14th comment

And after so many years, GIMP still does NOT support 16-bit colour depth in any tiff image! Unbelievable!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:09 UTC as 135th comment | 4 replies
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thubten: Excellent article. The pros are encouraging,but the cons say "wait till next year" for me

GaryJP: it will be repeated as many times as I feel like and there is NOTHING you and the cohorts of dslr corporate shills can do to stop it.
Ain't it exasperating?
:)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 05:59 UTC

When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 34th comment | 16 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

That goes for any technology, isn't it?
Long live film!
:)

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:12 UTC

Only Canikoners might remotely imagine mirrorless is not the future...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
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straylightrun: A 24mm f/2.8 equiv for $1300? That is madness.

How can Micro Four Third lenses be more expensive than FF?

Just add the Leica name to it...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:57 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (224 comments in total)

Thanks for the tutorial, much appreciated.
Is there any specialized software to do this other than an editor like Photoshop?
I'm thinking along the lines of Microsoft's ICE stitching software, which I've found tremendously helpful and effective - besides being free.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

If this 30/1.4 is anything like their 60/2.8 I got last year, it's gonna be a definite GAS item! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:14 UTC as 14th comment
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

Yeah,yeah. Sure...
1: I don't use DSLRs. I use m4/3.
I DO have Nikon DSLRs, though. Bought them long before m4/3 turned into a credible alternative to 50 year old technology.
2: as for the innovation which you insist on trolling about, read this:
http://diglloyd.com/blog/2016/20160221_1203-PentaxK1-InnovativeFeatures.html
Yeah, he's sold on to Pentax.
Of course...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

With IBIS? Which ones? I assume dslrs...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

Really? So a moving sensor that resolves Bayer to a level unseen anywhere else is not REAL progress? Add to that IBIS, fully functional high speed AF, full HD video, wifi body function control.
My oh my, the notion that this is little if any progress compared to the usual canikon nonsense rinse-and-repeat, falls on its own weight.
But please keep claiming canikon is great: the sales results for their dslrs say it all.
Lke I said: cameras like this one are wasted on people like you.
Much better to get minor incremental updates and call it a revolution because "you know something about the sensor that no one else knows" (yeah, right!...).
Are you sure you shouldn't be in the Usenet?
Sounds like your kind of environment.
Sorry, but I lost all patience to put up with trolls.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

nicolaiecostel, don't bother: just buy the next "superbly different" Canikon model when it comes out.
This sort of camera is obviously wasted on you...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:39 UTC

Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:58 UTC as 62nd comment | 22 replies
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ilza: Hmm, I see that it is EXPLICITLY stated that the body is designed for underwater operation — but I see no trace of claiming that the LENS is corrected for underwater-operation aberrations.

The same lens cannot work ideally in air and in water. So it is either designed for air, or designed for water. (Separate distortion-corrections may help, but distortion is the lest annoying part of underwater-aberrations.)

So: did I miss it?

The Nikonos 80mm and 35mm lenses were corrected for surface but the 35mm worked quite well underwater.
The 28mm and wider were all corrected for underwater operation and were not very good for surface shots.
DAMHIKT...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:04 UTC

Dentists do snorkel.
Finally, the proof!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 09:13 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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