nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

Lives in Romania Timisoara, Romania
Works as a photographer
Joined on Aug 16, 2011

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On ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display post (35 comments in total)
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kwa_photo: Who buys a ZTE phone anyway? Never heard of them before. Are they available only in China?

Update: I found there is an ZTE USA website. Nothing like a third or fourth tier manufacturer for one of the devices people use dozens (if not hundreds) of times a day. Either get an iPhone or an Android from a strong vendor (Samsung, etc.).

Why ZTE? Isn't that sort of like setting out to get a new point and shoot digital camera and right off looking for a Polaroid digital, Casio or one of the few old Agfa digitals?

I guess I'm confused on who buys a ZTE and why it's getting any play here on DPR Connect; other than it crams in what is likely a poor implementation of 4k video. Plus the cost is estimated at $550 USD? At that rate, go and get a nice higher end Samsung, HTC, etc. Android or iPhone...or even a Windows phone from a big name.

Lenovo ? Lenovo is an IBM luxury division that was bought by the chinese.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Dear Nikon buyers; we are sorry for paying lip-service to the idea of a mirror-less camera by releasing expensive toys while we continue to rely solely on old DSLR technology.

There are still people working with analog field cameras and you complain about old DSLR technology :))

Techno geeks have the mirorless and phone market to themselves, photographers and photography enthusiasts rely on "old DSLR technology" in order to get the shots they want.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: If I were a working portrait photographer, this would be a must-have!

There is purple fringing if you look at the branches or the outer circles. It's fine that some people think this is useable or great, I just couldn't use it for anything. It's like a steampunk version of a portrait lens and it is to be expected that it will have a few fans out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Nikon's 85mm f/1.4 $1800 lens has similar issues with deformed blur circles at the edge of the field, but it's not as pronounced as the Lomo. Honestly, unless spherical aberration and that effect are going to be used a lot, you are far better of just spending $300 on a manual Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or one of its variants.
The rack and pinion mechanism could be used on a long lens as well, like 500mm f/8.0 or something.

How many properly focused images cand you get with the Samyang at f/1.4 out of 100 attempts ?

I tried one, bought the Sigma 85 instead.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: If I were a working portrait photographer, this would be a must-have!

A must have for unpublishable work. I can't see what good do spherical aberations, cromatic aberations and all other optical defects known to man would have on a portrait.

The only thing good about this lens is the outer look.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1254 comments in total)
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TonyPapagallo: Whats happened to a replacement for my D3x ? I would like a 40 or 50mp sensor in a Pro body and NO video.
There are lots of professional lifestyle and fine art photographers who would buy this.

Yeah, like the endless sea of photographers that bought the D3x, so much so that Nikon cancelled the DXx line.

The D3x was a ripoff, just like the 1Ds3 from Canon.
If you don't like the video, don't use it. For every purist that doesn't want video in a particular camera model there are 5 non-purists that want it.
I bet you any money that lots of people who bought the Df would have liked video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)
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Benarm: Some of these could have been done via a firmware upgrade for D800/E.

Some but not all. The sensor unit is new, maybe the shutter, the electronics inside that process the data is new.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:16 UTC

6.3 ? Seriously ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:12 UTC as 40th comment | 17 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Bridge cameras like this one and the RX10 or still what I consider to be sub-enthusiast level. The 1" sensor is too small to deliver quality IQ at any low light level. That f/2.8 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/5.0 lens on an APC-S camera. Pretty darn slow for wide open, and thus rather lacking in low light capability. A f/4.0 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/7.1 lens on an APC-S camera. So this camera basically has a f/4--f/7.1 zoom lens compared to APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Meh! For the price of the RX10 you would be better off with a a6000 and a few good lenses. This one is cheaper, but still not worth the price for anyone who wants an enthusiasts level and above IQ. This is a mom/dad camera used to take little pictures to post on the internet. Again, meh!

Please, for the love of GOD, stop with the "f/2.8 is equal to f/5 in light gathering ability" bullsh*t !

It's not, f/2.8 is f/2,8 on any sensor ! It's just the depth of field that is different, not the light that passes trough the lens !

Have mercy !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

Out of focus much ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 26th comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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siggo: Never expected to see this sort of stuff on dpreview

Yeah, me neither. Maybe on some entertainment site like *gag or *ailblog, but bot here. This used to be about cameras and challenges. Now it's big mush of cameras, mobile phones, lousy art portofolios and then some.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
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xmeda: Pentax 645 system wins :D

He said pros, not users. The pros need interchangeable backs, high sync speed, lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (548 comments in total)
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Nordstjernen: I wonder if this lens is sharp enough for my web pictures ... :-D

I didn't realize that the Canon 1.2 was a sharpness benchmark :))

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)

What did this guy do to be published here. The hole lot is appaling, apart from 2-3 photos which are also cliches. Nothing insightfull, meaningfull, just snaps.
I think you should be much more selective.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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AllanRinggaard: If it has any interest, since its on topic.

In Denmark we have a 4.5 years education in commercial/portrait photography.

You can see the final exam images here.

http://medieskolerne.dk/gallerier-fotograf-portfolier

Every half year, there will be new additions on the site.

Every exam, consits of 5 still-leben, 5 portrait/people, 5 architecture/industri and 10 free images.

I, myself can be found here.

http://medieskolerne.dk/subsite/allan-ringgaard/

Best regards
Allan Ringgaard

www.allanr.dk
www.allanringgaard.dk

Very good photos, you guys are so talented !

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)

Wow, some really great pictures here. And some valuable tips. Thanks for sharing !

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 36th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (149 comments in total)
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LadyGaGa: > Photographer Zack Arias is particularly known for is his street work ...

I've never regarded Arias as a street photographer at all, not sure where that notion comes from. He hails from Atlanta as I do and he has no local recognition as a street photographer.

His notoriety in part stems from his studio work with a single light source.

Yep, he got famous with the OneLight brand. I never knew he was doing street either.

I know his struggle so it's good to see him in the spotlight again.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 22:46 UTC

It looks a bit like a Nokia advertisment but as far as I know, Nokia went bust.

Confused ..

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:14 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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l_d_allan: Something I find interesting ... crud on the front element has less impact on the IQ than you could expect. IIRC, a blog article from Roger Cicala (LensRentals) had images with various amounts on the front element, and showed the resulting image. I think there was one with the front element seriously cracked.

I'm certainly not advocating being careless with your front element, but real fastidiousness with keeping it immaculate may be less than appropriate. It may be counter-productive to be wiping it too much.

Or not?

If you shoot at large apertures and you don't have the sun in or around the frame, you're safe with scratches or dus. If you shoot at closed apertures, f8 and higher, or especially if you have the sun in the shot, you can be sure that those blemishes will show.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On GoPro files for $100 million IPO article (30 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I think you should correct the text. You state that GoPro made 18 dollars in revenue in 2013 ?

Friends, I read the article immediatly after it was published, I am sure i read 18 dollars in the text. Might have been wrong, whatever.
Have a nice weekend !

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
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