nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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nicolaiecostel: After seeing all the samples at 100% I can say that this is a pretty decent lens, a 7.5/10. It really shines between f8-f11 but at wider apertures it shows some flaws like edge softness and quite visible chromatic aberation, mainly green and purple fringes.

Close up shots at 80 mm are quite useless unless you want soft, fuzzy pictures.

Shooting with the sun in the shot also doesn't do the lens any favors, decreasing the contrast and showing iregular flare.

I'm a prime shooter so this has no appeal to me but for others it might just be what they were waiting for.

The Pentax 16-85 seems ok but after looking at all the photozone samples, I wasn't blown away by the sharpness, especially wide open where there is also some green fringe. And bare in mind it was tested on a 16 Mp camera, not 24, and it's half a stop darker on wide and a full stop darker on tele.

I guess that this kind of ~5x zoom is a bit of a compromise, as good as it will be, it won't be perfect, so you'll either have to settle with a little lower quality in the corners and edges at wide apertures or a little more careful shooting at darker apertures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 22:15 UTC

After seeing all the samples at 100% I can say that this is a pretty decent lens, a 7.5/10. It really shines between f8-f11 but at wider apertures it shows some flaws like edge softness and quite visible chromatic aberation, mainly green and purple fringes.

Close up shots at 80 mm are quite useless unless you want soft, fuzzy pictures.

Shooting with the sun in the shot also doesn't do the lens any favors, decreasing the contrast and showing iregular flare.

I'm a prime shooter so this has no appeal to me but for others it might just be what they were waiting for.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

Really sharp but the edges show very high levels of CA, the kind that can't be fixed. Usable at f/2 without problems but still, why24-35 ? It's not like it's optically perfect, it's a little flawed and heavy enough, they should have gone for 20-35 or 24-40.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7915-24mm-F2 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

OMG, just look at the color noise in her hair and on his face. ISO6400 like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
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OMG, just look at the color noise in her hair and on his face. ISO6400 like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
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OMG, just look at the color noise in her hair and on his face. ISO6400 like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
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nicolaiecostel: Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Are you trolling me ? Do you see the steel beam that holds the house ? It's full of reddish patches. This camera is horrendous.

Off course you pixel peep, that's why they used this camera to test this lens and that's what full size images are for.

From them I saw that the CA levels in the corners are extreme and that the lens is quite sharp, even at f/2. Also from them I saw that there is plenty noise at ISO100 in a lot of shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Are you trolling me ? Do you see the steel beam that holds the house ? It's full of reddish patches. This camera is horrendous.

Off course you pixel peep, that's why they used this camera to test this lens and that's what full size images are for.

From them I saw that the CA levels in the corners are extreme and that the lens is quite sharp, even at f/2. Also from them I saw that there is plenty noise at ISO100 in a lot of shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7642-24mm-F8 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Are you trolling me ? Do you see the steel beam that holds the house ? It's full of reddish patches. This camera is horrendous.

Off course you pixel peep, that's why they used this camera to test this lens and that's what full size images are for.

From them I saw that the CA levels in the corners are extreme and that the lens is quite sharp, even at f/2. Also from them I saw that there is plenty noise at ISO100 in a lot of shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7642-24mm-F8 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Tons of color noise at ISO100. This 5D is shocking.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On bb_ISO800_f3.5_IMG_0058 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Noise reduction makes this shot look like a painting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment
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Noise reduction makes this shot look like a painting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment
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Noise reduction makes this shot look like a painting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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kodakrome: Nikon and Sony users should be congratulating Canon on making such an excellent camera. That happens on other websites. But around here, it's mostly all fanatics.

The sensor tech is outdated, no congratulations are in order. Banding in high ISO, noise and 2-3 stops lower DR is not accolade worthy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

The sharpness is supreme, especially from the stellar 135 f/2 L. But I find that the 24-70 II isn't particularly great and has quite some chromatic aberations, and surprisingly the praised 16-35 also has them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 45th comment
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (283 comments in total)

Best raw editor ever. It's not as versatile as Lightroom but the image quality is in a class of its own. I use it for wedding stuff with my D700 and you can't even compare it to Nikon NX or Lightroom in IQ. Well, I haven't tried the last versions of LR but the difference was so great a few years ago that I don't want to waste my time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 17:54 UTC as 44th comment
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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Lightright: Impressive indeed. Pentax pixel shifted JPEGS = other cameras RAW image in low ISO images. The method gets enormous amount of benefits in noise reduction and increase in resolution since pixel shifting effectively takes 3 shots of the same scene at the same time as you crank up the ISO, thus raising up in their s/n ratio as well as tripling their native resolution. However, the camera would have to be perfectly still in order to take advantage of this ability which would be a perfect treat for landscape and astrophotography.

Since astrophotography needs 30 second or more exposures, you would be very limited by the pixel shift unless you use a special mount. I know Pentax has some star-following mode in its SR, but can that compensate for 3x30 second exposures ?

With landscape, you need the leafs to be perfectly still and you can't have flowing water or waves, so it's possible but with some limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
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Prognathous: RAW and pixel-shift puts all other cameras in this comparison to shame, very visible in the part with text.

Yup. But the rest isn't better, only that fine black text, the black sketch portrait of the old man next to the text is where the Pentax is better on pixel shift. The rest of the image is the same or worse, even compared to the D7200. Look at the tempera colors, the decks of cards. On pixel shift, the strand of hair is also better on the K3, but that's kinda it. If you rule out aliasing, you're left with almost no advantage and that's with pixel shift, compared to the D7200.

If you resize to 36 Mp all is lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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