nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (302 comments in total)
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sunnycal: Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

My lever never disconected in 7 years. A mechanical aperture means that you can use any lens with any camera that can set the aperture, even some film cameras. Will you be able to use the newer lenses with those cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 02:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3381 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: The 7D mk2 is an action camera. With 10 fps and class leading auto focus, the camera is forgiven for low DR and not that good high ISO performance.

In contrast, a camera like the D800E or D810 is a slow, high megapixel camera with great image quality made especially for applications where a great image with lots of detail is required.

What canon has done is it has made a D810 style camera with the upscaled 7Dmk2 sensor.

And this just doesn't make any sense.

I shot a fashion show the other day on the Canon 5D mk2 at ISO2500 and it turned out perfectly, even for fashion. I was shooting a 70-200 L to be fair and the light was good. At some point I had to shoot ISO4000 to ISO5000, and they were still useable within the purpose, albeit not perfect.

@moga et. al. Yes, I am romanian but this is an english forum. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (133 comments in total)

So there is this other company that makes exact replicas of Canon products and you will use those products without even knowing that they are not made by Canon. And that company makes those products for a lot less.

Kinda puts in perspective how much "the brands" are overcharging for products.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 13:43 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (302 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Wow! A top-flight DX lens! Now, if only they had a top-flight DX camera to go with it.

Yes, it is. It's a top of the range DX camera just like this is a top of the range DX lens. Notice this lens is not f/2.8 throughout, nor is it weathersealed, so it's not a D400 match, like the 17-55 f/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (302 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Wow! A top-flight DX lens! Now, if only they had a top-flight DX camera to go with it.

It's called the D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 08:19 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (302 comments in total)
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straylightrun: I thought mirrorless lenses were supposed to be expensive, not DSLR lenses.

You got tha backwards.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 08:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3381 comments in total)

The 7D mk2 is an action camera. With 10 fps and class leading auto focus, the camera is forgiven for low DR and not that good high ISO performance.

In contrast, a camera like the D800E or D810 is a slow, high megapixel camera with great image quality made especially for applications where a great image with lots of detail is required.

What canon has done is it has made a D810 style camera with the upscaled 7Dmk2 sensor.

And this just doesn't make any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:07 UTC as 67th comment | 31 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3381 comments in total)
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legokangpalla: Not sure why people are mentioning "A7R2 is cheaper", They are both 3000$+ range.

Cinematographers would laugh at you for calling the C100 a professional cinema camera.

8 bit ? AVCHD internally ? Viewfinder ?

I'm no cinematographer but the C100 is pretty entry level for serious video.

Ever heard of Arri ? Panavision ? Red, Sony CineAlta ? These are professional cinema cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3381 comments in total)
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SSantana75: DPR why no high ISO/low light samples?

Because it would look laughable. I have seen ISO400 low light shots and they looked like ISO3200 on a D700.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3381 comments in total)
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legokangpalla: Not sure why people are mentioning "A7R2 is cheaper", They are both 3000$+ range.

Profesional cinema camera ? Don't tarnish the profesional cinema cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Good. Another subject tracking test done in perfect light. Take that camera to a football match, ISO6400, f/4, 1/500, see how that works out.

Or at a wedding, when the light turn off and they are dancing, when you have to focus and then take the shot using off camera flash or none at all.

The D3/D700 duo brought useable ISO6400 to the masses, and that was in 2007, almost eight years ago.

The reason I mention the football and wedding in my original comment was that people hailed this samsung as the pro DSLR killer. Which he is not, in my opinion. But it's nice to see innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 18:32 UTC

Good. Another subject tracking test done in perfect light. Take that camera to a football match, ISO6400, f/4, 1/500, see how that works out.

Or at a wedding, when the light turn off and they are dancing, when you have to focus and then take the shot using off camera flash or none at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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Mssimo: Wow 82mm filter. Huge front element.

Vignetting, corner softness and chromatic aberation in the corners.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
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halfwaythere: This lens is a wedding photographers wet dream. Well done Sigma.

No. I am a wedding photographer and it's pretty much useless. 20-35 is what they should have done. The old 20-35 was relevant for a reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
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Mssimo: Wow 82mm filter. Huge front element.

I have their 20 f/1.8 and it has 82. Filters are just a little more expensive than 77. If I'm not mistaken, the Canon 16-35 2.8 is 82 mm as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
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steelhead3: If I had to guess...they are having problems with the ring motor.

Can't they just buy some motors from Sigma ? Lately, Sigma lenses have also had great AF, not just optics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: In very lowlight, in sequoia tree national park, the Nikon D5100s AF struggled for long time and failed to focus. My friend tried with the same D5100, but same result. My Panasonic FZ-150 focussed precisely after 2-3 seconds. I was very surprised how Nikon AF totally failed.

Now I see repeated praise 'focuses well in -3 low light'. Why there was no previous mention about the average performance before?

There are many variables. Firstly, the bridge has a brighter lens, so more light to focus. Secondly, the bridge has a lot more depth of field, so focus errors are less noticeable. Thirdly, the way you set up and use the AF system is of importance. Single point, auto af point etc.

Image you focus in single point and you put the AF point in an area without contrast, and the bridge chooses to focus on a more contrasty area.

There are many variables to this and I have to say that having owned a D3100, I find that the AF on that model is a wreck, I had missfocused pictures in bright daylight with the 50 1.4 AFs, while my D700 focuses perfectly with that lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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Lassoni: When Nikon starts bringing 4k in their cameras is when things start getting really interesting.

I bet most people complaining about lack of 4k don't actually own 4k viewing devices.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:55 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Sensor:
D300s < D7200

Body:
D300s > D7200

Nikon dropped the pro-like builds of the D300 and D700 in favor of the lesser and cheaper D750 and D7x00.

Just like with the D70/D80/D90 vs the D5x00.

Users complained about the bulk bodies so Nikon choose to go that route, betting that the few serious photographers demanding pro build will choose their more expensive offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:51 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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Miike Dougherty: 'Videographers and, perhaps, travel shooters might do better looking elsewhere." Add to that sports shooters and this camera is attractive to a lot fewer shooters in the advanced amateur segment. (I do own one.)

I actually know a travel shooter getting some great shots on the D7100.

I should inform him about this issue :))

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
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