christian carneiro

christian carneiro

Lives in Santiago/Región Metropolitana/Lo Barnechea
Works as a database administrator
Joined on Jul 31, 2007
About me:

XE-1-->X-700-->A700--> A900-->A99-->A99ii


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On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (134 comments in total)
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Jay557799: The 500 f4 is $13K. 400 f/2.8 is "more lens" so $15K sounds reasonable. The used market of the 500 is practically non-existing. Took me 18 months to find one ... in Austria.

And as i matter of fact I gave up looking for it and settled for a Minolta 600mm f4 for 4000us

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 21:49 UTC

Just get a pinhole camera made out of wood at B&H...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 17th comment
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DMalcolm: That means my daughter is approaching 10 as well...! I bought (and still have) the A700 with the excuse that I needed something faster than my A100 to capture my first child on (digital) film! I've always been Minolta/Sony, owning multiple Dynax film cameras (7xi, 700si, 800si), the Dynax 7D and now have the A77II. I think the user interface of Minolta/Sony is the best by far, I really struggle with Nikon or Canon's when asked to use them. Used the A700 and A77II for a wedding last year, the A700 is so LOUD in comparison - literally the whole congregation turned round and looked when I took a shot with it, no one noticed when I used the times have changed!

Loud is like a car. The louder it is...the better the engine 😁

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 22:40 UTC

I still regret selling my A700 when i switched to an A99mkI
I still miss a real reflex....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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PaulinUK99999: Looked through a OVF for first time in ages today (on a latest model), straight back to my EVF

In fact...I tried to use my Nikon F5 after a while, and I found the experience simply...dull and flat if compared to my Sony's EVF....

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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gravis92: 1/20 people here plan to shoot film next year. I'm not sure how many unique visitors DPreview gets over the course of a few months, but 5% is a lot in sheer numbers especially considering that nearly every one of these people for sure have at least one digital camera. And I would doubt that DPreview visitors are any different than visitors to other sites. Kodak is onto something. Make a product at a profit that 1/20 people in the entire photography market would buy...and likely continue to buy on a regular basis? Id say that's a win. Especially since it takes literally no r/d, just restart the old machines and get the distribution network restocked.

Of course they still make film, but this drums up even more interest and attracts attention to their existing products. The fact that they still make porta, etkar must mean they are breaking even, or at least not bleeding money.

In fact i wonder if some of the original chemistry still exists at this point....

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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Richard B99: Ektachrome discontinued in 2012 but Kodachrome went sometime before that because I sold my two Olympus OM2n and OM1n bodies and a bunch of lenses because of that in 2009 to fund the switch to DSLR.

Oh well, if I had retained them, I'd have kicked of a few rolls for the fun and nostalgia. But its 2017 and even KC 25 / 64 are not as good as we have today. Plus, you had to be absolutely bang on the exposure. A little over exposure on those films and all was lost.

I've still got a slide projector somewhere...

KM was for real men! If you missed exposure by 1/2 stop you lost the shot. I wonder if the geeks have an app for that?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
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rsf3127: Check this out:

What does a Truck had to do with KM?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:02 UTC

Minolta XM ready,,, 58mm 1,1,2 ready... cold beer ..READY...Land Rover with tank filled... Ready for my Trip to Patagonia on PKM 25!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:01 UTC as 30th comment
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starwolfy: What are they smoking ?

Gimme some!!!! I want some of that too :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:15 UTC

Looks like one of Richard Franiec's grips....totaly well made!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:17 UTC as 263rd comment
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