nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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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.

That is the only area where the K3 is better, as I stated above myself. Now you look at the borders and corners of the image and cry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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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.

Not really. The corners and sides of the images look awful.

Edit: Granted, the text in the upper-center is better defined on the K3 with pixel shift as are some small black and white details in the same upper-right-center area. But all the rest is on par with the D7200 and worse than the D810.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:05 UTC
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)
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Simon97: Impressive pixel shift mode. More sharpness and resolution than the D810.

I'm sorry but this is simply not true, even in the center the D810 gives more detail and on the borders and corners the pentax is a mess. Just look at the tempera colors text, much clearer on the D810, at the deck of cards and everywhere else.

Pixel shift plus raw = slightly better than the D7200 in the center, far worse on the corners. As with the D810 comparison, the D810 is better at 36 Mp and if you upscale the pentax file at 36 megapixel there is a clear difference for the D810.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: This is really pretty disgraceful - again!. There was a time when companies like Canon and Nikon would release products that were thoroughly tested and evaluated. Major faults were rare. Now they are putting equipment in the market place ASAP and then falling back on everything from software updates to recalls.

Seriously ? Like the falling mirror of the original 5D ? Or the misaligned AF points of the 1Dmk3?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 00:58 UTC
On Phase One 645DF+ with IQ250 field test article (139 comments in total)

Tons and tons of detail. At 100% it feels like I'm watching a resized picture, I just want to go zooming even further to see the pixels getting unsharp. But there's also noise, the bicycle shot has quite some noise at ISO800 and the ISO3200 shot is quite terible.

I think this is a still portrait, landscape and studio camera, base ISO stuff and you can't surpass it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 26th comment

The demand must have not been that great.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 13:53 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Unjustifiably expensive. Since the Yongnuo 600EX-RT clone goes for about 1/6th of the Canon's price I think it's reasonable to assume that the Yongnuo version of this one is going to be a lot less.

I actually know people that bought more of them knowing that some would go bust or arrive dead. And they did.

Do a little bit of reading before dismissing someone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Unjustifiably expensive. Since the Yongnuo 600EX-RT clone goes for about 1/6th of the Canon's price I think it's reasonable to assume that the Yongnuo version of this one is going to be a lot less.

When people buy Yongnuo flashes from China, they buy twice as many that they need because some will arive dead and some will die soon after the first use.

I only have brand flashed because I need them to actually work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery updated article (162 comments in total)

I don't know man, ISO200 shots with noise in them ?

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3234715/sam_021_iso200?inalbum=canon-eos-5ds-r-real-world-sample-gallery

And the ISO800 shot of the stars full of noise. I see that there is a lot of detail in these shots but even the medium format goes into the higher ISO's without problems. Canon seems to have created an old school digital MF camera, without the MF DOF and DR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 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 (3412 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 (153 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 17th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 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 (329 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 (329 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 (3412 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 77th comment | 31 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 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 (3412 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 (3412 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
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