Nuno Souto

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 and MII, all in RAW, with Corel Aftershot Pro 3 for processing and Paintshop Pro for post-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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Another fake image. Well done, DPReview.
This site needs to be renamed to DFReview...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 03:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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Nuno Souto: What an absolute piece of garbage article!
DPReview, you are better than this!...

Believe me, I'm fed-up with all these "bird's nest on top of the head" baristas!
:)))

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 05:36 UTC
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Nuno Souto: What an absolute piece of garbage article!
DPReview, you are better than this!...

I'll be whatever I want, at any time. And the last thing in my priority list is to hear idiotic "baristas" parroting whatever passes for wisdom in their demented world. And like it or not, it ain't changing!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 06:49 UTC

What an absolute piece of garbage article!
DPReview, you are better than this!...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 47th comment | 6 replies
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balios: DSLR and mirrorless cameras just became obsolete. Your phone is your next camera body. Sell your gear now before the general public finds out about this.

j/k

I'll be first in the buyer's queue...
:)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 21:51 UTC
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John: I know I'm in the minority, but...

I'll buy another EVF based camera when they come out with a "Retina" class EVF display. The current 2K pixel display just makes everything look digitally fuzzy. Mirrors allow your eye to determine focus and your eye is WAY higher resolution than 2K. And mirrors do not need hacks to work around it such as focus peaking. Focus peaking wont cut it, it's just a high pass filter around the same 2K display and has it's own faults.

3K displays are a bit better, but manufacturers can do better. So when yet another mirrorless comes out with a 2K display? Pass.

Also, to get mirrorless to focus faster than the last Ice Age to recede requires hacks to the sensor (PDAF pixels). Just look at what happens to Fujifilm X-T2 (look up "purple haze") and Sony A7III (the mega forum post on the horizontal line glitches) when you introduce PDAF pixels. No thanks, I'll keep my mirror for now.

I'm used to the fantastic zoom-in of the Oly EM5M2 camera. All I have to do is touch a button and the image zooms in to almost pixel level to check if focus is perfect. Works a treat and beats the heck out of painfully adjusting focus for each lens in a DSLR because of slight mechanical mismatches.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:44 UTC
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John: I know I'm in the minority, but...

I'll buy another EVF based camera when they come out with a "Retina" class EVF display. The current 2K pixel display just makes everything look digitally fuzzy. Mirrors allow your eye to determine focus and your eye is WAY higher resolution than 2K. And mirrors do not need hacks to work around it such as focus peaking. Focus peaking wont cut it, it's just a high pass filter around the same 2K display and has it's own faults.

3K displays are a bit better, but manufacturers can do better. So when yet another mirrorless comes out with a 2K display? Pass.

Also, to get mirrorless to focus faster than the last Ice Age to recede requires hacks to the sensor (PDAF pixels). Just look at what happens to Fujifilm X-T2 (look up "purple haze") and Sony A7III (the mega forum post on the horizontal line glitches) when you introduce PDAF pixels. No thanks, I'll keep my mirror for now.

You need to adjust the dioptre lens in those EVFs you've been playing with...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:30 UTC

Only blind F...nikon couldn't see this coming!
:)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:28 UTC as 95th comment

Been taking photos as a passionate hobby for 50+ years.
After using Nikon for well over 25 of those, I have now fully moved to Olympus. Mostly because I'm still waiting for Nikon to produce smaller and better quality lens gear for DX, while the film gear was quite fine.
The slr concept just does not cut it in this day and age of high quality sensors and electronics. Mirrorless is the way to go. And companies like Olympus have shown they respect their users instead of ignoring them. Case in point: they recently added focus stacking to their EM5MII via firmware upgrade. No need to buy a new camera, I just upgraded the firmware on mine and bingo: there it was, what I badly wanted
Feast your eyes, CaNiSoFu: that is called good customer support.
Need I explain which maker my next camera is coming from?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:32 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies

Congratulations on taking stupidity and greed to new heights!
(and to all the would be "pros": relax, you're soaking in it! :) )

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 01:36 UTC as 16th comment

I really enjoy the desperate negative comments from the SLR crowd.
Feeling left out, boys? :)))
Ah well, wake up or be left behind! And BTW: not a single of the commented "advantages" of dslrs holds a candle against the stark reality of mirrorless.
And the old notion about dslrs being "better for sport" is a total pile of nonsense.
Mirrored cameras are nearly 70 years old.
The way of the future for ILCs is clearly and without a shadow of a doubt mirrorless.
Anyone doubting that better start digging their heads off the sand...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 05:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Spot the money laundering move...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 05:02 UTC as 17th comment

Make one for my Nikon F6 and I'll be in...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 04:49 UTC as 49th comment
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ewelch: I was a beta tester for this film before it originally came out when I was at the journalism school at MU. It was great when processed in the developer designed for it. But ISO 25,000? Not good. It was too grainy for anything but art. But at the time where you had to push Tri-X in special developers to get more than ISO 1,600, it was a massive breakthrough. But even today’s MFT cameras can beat this film when comparing noise to grain.

My main objection to film these days is environmental concerns. Silver salts are very toxic.

Do not for a second believe that sensor and hard drive don't produce heaps of dangerous chemicals in their manufacturing. Why do you think all that manufacturing was off-shored to China and other such countries?

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 23:26 UTC

Oh dear diddums... Only nearly 10 years late?
Good luck...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 23:22 UTC as 42nd comment

Any of the slide duplicators from the film days will do exactly the same as this.
And cost a lot less because it doesn't need a macro lens.
The only novelty here is the "reverse" mode of the D850 to convert colour negative to positive.
But for slides ("transparency film" as it is now called...), not needed.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

Well done, Olympus! Once again my move from Nikon to m4/3 and Olympus cameras and lenses has been amply rewarded!
Thanks heaps!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 12:13 UTC as 19th comment
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ewelch: I was a beta tester for this film before it originally came out when I was at the journalism school at MU. It was great when processed in the developer designed for it. But ISO 25,000? Not good. It was too grainy for anything but art. But at the time where you had to push Tri-X in special developers to get more than ISO 1,600, it was a massive breakthrough. But even today’s MFT cameras can beat this film when comparing noise to grain.

My main objection to film these days is environmental concerns. Silver salts are very toxic.

The plastic bottles and boxes in your fridge are 1000 times more damaging to the environment than a splash of silver salts...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

Thanks heaps for your dedication and enthusiasm. Always very welcome and a regular visit for me at least. Hang in there, folks!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 12:38 UTC as 21st comment
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nitroman: Sorry Hasselblad ... but you are simply too expensive these days. I used to love your classic film cameras, but you lost it all with digital and you never lowered your prices.
Times change ... adapt or die.

Akshally, Gmon750: it's the "pros" who are moving away from these expensive paperweights.
In droves.
Try looking at their blogs instead of spouting the silly, irrational and childish nonsense about "weekend shooters" and "pros"!
Might have been acceptable 10 years ago.
Nowadays all that happens is folks shake their heads and poke another photo from their iphone to instagram or similar.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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