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 2 for processing and Paintshop Pro X9 for post.

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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You mean all the Photoshop editing that goes on to replace foreign elements, the sky, the lighting and the focusing is for nothing?
Wonders will never cease...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 01:16 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
In reply to:

underxposed59: Sony and Canon both have lighting banding issues
soooooo
Go Nikon

I just use a scanner with infrared scratch removal. Unfortunately it doesn't work well with the b&w stuff I love... 🤔

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
In reply to:

underxposed59: Sony and Canon both have lighting banding issues
soooooo
Go Nikon

Just use film! NO more banding of anything!
:)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nuno Souto: Nikon FM3, or the Rolls-Royce:
Nikon F6 (nothing else approaches this one)

Well, my used F6 cost me less than my FE2 bought new...
And it is superb.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
In reply to:

f100cream: Now if Fuji can bring back Fujifilm Pro 160S and Superia Reala 100 we can really get cooking.

It's widely accepted that film and digital have their strengths and weaknesses and neither can convincingly emulate the other. To date no DSLR I've used can reproduce the skin tones in such a pleasing way no matter how much tweaking is done in the camera or in post production. Don't forget the generally greater dynamic range of film and not having to worry about adjusting raw files for blown-out highlights.

It is, here...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
In reply to:

f100cream: Now if Fuji can bring back Fujifilm Pro 160S and Superia Reala 100 we can really get cooking.

It's widely accepted that film and digital have their strengths and weaknesses and neither can convincingly emulate the other. To date no DSLR I've used can reproduce the skin tones in such a pleasing way no matter how much tweaking is done in the camera or in post production. Don't forget the generally greater dynamic range of film and not having to worry about adjusting raw files for blown-out highlights.

Bring back Velvia 100 and the best by far: Astia!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

Nikon FM3, or the Rolls-Royce:
Nikon F6 (nothing else approaches this one)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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russbarnes: Can anyone point to just 1 piece of innovation? Anything at all?

MORE "megapixels"?
Isn't that all there is new from Canon?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

Keep using free software and expect it to last?
Right...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

Nikon decided to say goodbye to their faithful customers, around 8 years ago.
Any wonder those same customers decided to say goodbye to Nikon?
:)
(I was one of them)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 10:54 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

Nikon FE2 or FM3, without a shadow of a doubt!
And in the un-affordable camp, the Nikon F6 - which I will never let go! ;)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 203rd comment
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cosinaphile: id like to see smaller lenses .... these beasts.... im seeing 50mm 1.4 that look the size of medium format lenses that are 4 times the size of a lovely 50mm 1.4 ais

for perspective remember how the early leicas and the later evolved ones and things like the minolta cle in m mount with is cultishly adored 40mm f2 rokkor m

the format we somehow have come to call full frame was in fact the miniature format when it first was born .. the lenses were beautiful compact had genuine helicoids metal construction and aperture control accessible to humans

the teardowns i see of modern lenses with flimsy shells that crack apart like a pinata with an 18 inch drop that are so filled with specific electronics they are virtually guaranteed to be paperweights in a few decades as systems evolve in the computer errr camera body world

im sure im alone but id like to see smaller lenses tat have adequate sharpness
but great oof character and size and build for the ages

That would kill the "bigger is better" marketing, wouldn't it? 🤔

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)
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whakapu: It's interesting how the lab images from dpreview and imaging resource often produce completely different conclusions (possibly because IR only compare jpegs). More interesting still is how the Pentax K1 in pixel shift mode completely wipes the floor with all these cameras for noise and moire.

Don't look yet but the Oly EM5II does the same or even better in RAW, with their pixel shift. Yes, it needs sharpening and no one has applied it. Except yours truly! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 06:44 UTC

Ever heard about log scales for graphs like this? :)
Yeah, I know: you guys wanted to make a vivid point!
No worries!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 03:13 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies

One of the things I'm doing nowadays is to read more paper magazines and ignore the online sites. Across everything, not just photography.
Sure, the web has a lot of "news". If you believe all that. I prefer to read calmly on the bus to/from work and at home while waiting for dinner, on my dedicated reading chair complete with spotlight behind it.
No computer/laptop/tablet can beat that.
And note I didn't mention "smartphones".
Except now... :(

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies
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TwoMetreBill: Just what the world needs, more toxic chemicals. Humans don't deserve to survive.

You've never checked the chemicals used in silicon chip making, have you?
Hint: why is it semi-conductor making has been "outsourced" to Asia?
Because it is clean? Dream on...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:01 UTC

CMS20 is the best definition film I've ever used.
Developed in Technidol, it was like magic - until Kodak dropped that developer...
It regularly out-resolved my best scanner, a Coolscan 9000.
I am now re-scanning my CMS20 negatives with a plustek Opticfilm 120 at 10000 dpi, and the blessed thing still out-resolves that one!
Amazing film!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (245 comments in total)

My first slr camera was a Nikon F bought in 1981 in a plastic bag in pieces, after it got flooded in a underwater housing. I rebuilt it piece by piece and it still works fine today, after being used by me for 20 years as my main underwater camera in a much better housing!
My D80 was my first dslr. It still gets used today (meter in CW, not mattrix!), I love the colour saturation of that sensor.
Yes, I know Lightroom has a slider for that. I'm talking about cameras and sensors, not software!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 40th comment

Please add focus stacking to the EM5 M2, Olympus!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 79th comment | 5 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: This is now priced in Australia at well over $2700. While the EM5MII is hardly over $1000. And a Nikon D810 is slightly over $2800 while a Sony A7RII is $3800.
Someone at Olympus is on fumes if they think this is sustainable...
Sorry, no "pro" pricing excuses!

Akshally, I've been using OMDs for over 4 years. Started with an EM5 and now been using a EM5m2 for quite a while. And before those, an EPL2 since 2011. Nothing better around.
But please: feel free to continue to sound off your total ignorance of reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 08:22 UTC
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