nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Everlast66: It's shocking how Nikon needed 5 iterations and some copying from here and there to produce a decent compact mirror-less camera.

This should make some people question their firm belief, that when DSLRs are made obsolete by mirror-less cameras, Nikon will somehow all of a sudden come out with industry leading full frame mirror-less camera.

They have to start developing a new mirror-less system now!

DSLRs will never be obsolete. Until a few years ago, DSLRs were the only option available for high quality photography (apart from MF and film cameras), so everyone bought them.

Now you have high quality everywhere and the people that don't need a DSLR are buying mirorless.

Exactly why compact cameras are dissapearing from the shops, now that smartphones take decent pictures.

Did the compact cameras dissapeared entirely ? No, the best ones remained, the ones with bigger sensors and good lenses that offer quality way above a camera phone.

For most areas of professional work, 135 and MF DSLR's are and will forever be the only option.

For home users, however, there are better options.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:04 UTC
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fireplace33: Wow, these must be really old, looks like #3 was taken at least 2000 years ago

Actually more like 1982 years old.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1062 comments in total)
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taktak91: Another spectacular product from Nikon that is incapable of replacing my D300, nor my K-5 II, which I ended up purchasing.
Is Nikon suggesting that I should eventually replace my K-5 II with K-3?
That's fine by me, but I don't know how Nikon can profit from it.

Well, the gripe is about the fact that the D7100 has 24 Mp, the same as the D750 and you loose quite a lot of the 24 Mp from the D750 by cropping.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 23:55 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1062 comments in total)
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taktak91: Another spectacular product from Nikon that is incapable of replacing my D300, nor my K-5 II, which I ended up purchasing.
Is Nikon suggesting that I should eventually replace my K-5 II with K-3?
That's fine by me, but I don't know how Nikon can profit from it.

A K3 weighs 800 grams with battery. A D700 weighs 995 grams, 200 grams more, and a D750 weighs ... 750 grams, like the D610. Numbers from Dpreview.

You can get small light primes for Nikon as they are for Pentax, you have the f/1.8 Nikon line with the 20 mm, 28, 35, 50, 85, you have the light 18-35 full frame, the 70-200 f/4.

I think it's more a mental barrier, you probably favor the Pentax or you need the extra reach a crop camera gives you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1062 comments in total)
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taktak91: Another spectacular product from Nikon that is incapable of replacing my D300, nor my K-5 II, which I ended up purchasing.
Is Nikon suggesting that I should eventually replace my K-5 II with K-3?
That's fine by me, but I don't know how Nikon can profit from it.

Sell everything and hop in the full frame wagon. Nikon suggests this for some time now. There's a lot of great choice..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:07 UTC

No flip screen, only 6 fps when the 7Dmk2 is 10 fps, USB 2.0, only 1920x1080, same sensor.

Why did Nikon bother, for a buffer upgrade ? And where is the 7Dmk2 rival ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
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princecody: I should have entered. My butterfly photo would have won. What do you think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/14751875029/

It's nice but not that special to win.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
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Hartin: I'd really like a canon/nikon style joystick or direction pad to move the AF point. The last piece missing to have perfect ergonomics. Or at least a touch screen, that's also a great way to select af point.

What's good about keeping buttons at a minimum, the need to go into menus to access a function ? A serious camera has a button for all the functions that the photographer regularly uses, especially the important ones such as WB, ISO, Flash, Drive, Exp.comp, Liveview, AF mode selector, AF point selector, Af on/lock, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
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steelski: So, no flash popup button, and one extra button by the left side near the AF mode select.
Any ideas as to the function?

It has no flash popul button because it has no popup flash. They are going the Canon 5D way trying to install a huge viewfinder. I think there should be more buttons, more direct access to the settings but from the body picture I presume it will be a contender for the Canon 6D/Nikon D610/D750 and not for the big boys. A sort of Sony A900

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
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Hartin: I'd really like a canon/nikon style joystick or direction pad to move the AF point. The last piece missing to have perfect ergonomics. Or at least a touch screen, that's also a great way to select af point.

This thing is far from perfect ergonomics, like most Pentax cameras. Since you own two hands, you should be able to use both of them while handling the camera and changing settings, browsing, deleting. This type of design where you have to use only one hand to change settings and preview, while the other just holds the camera is anything but ergonomic. The perfect design is on the nikons, where the left hand presses a setting button and the right changes tat value. Or the left hand presses picture preview, the right chooses the picture, the left zooms and the right pans in the shot. That's why the 6D was a step back from the 5D2 and a lot of the cheap flippy screen cameras suffer in this department. Not the D750 from Nikon, where they added a flippy screen but also kept the buttons, unlike the 6D If you only use one hand to change settings, you are slower than a guy that uses both. Maybe this camera isn't intended for speed but ergonomics isn't just about VF size or grip shape.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
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Cane: It may be up close, but not very personal, as Pentax says nothing about her.

Him ! How dare you, can't you see the firm, strong lines of the pentaprism and the manliness of the grip ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:39 UTC
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Simon97: Where's the review already! ;)

Yeah, like, if it were a Nikon or a Canon we would at least have a preview or something ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:38 UTC

Who's going to buy the two-times more expensive Canon and Nikon versions now ? The price of the 24 is lower than expected, and I assume it will drop another hundred or two, just like the 85 and the 35 did.

I already own two Sigma primes, these guys want me to switch over to them completely. Now let's just wait for a f/2 135 mm.

Thanks Sigma !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:03 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

@sfa1966: We hear these rumors for 10-15 years now.

Sigma did the math and they know best.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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W4YNE 1: I was hoping that maybe Sigma would have produced an 85mm in their flagship model ART lens?

If you would be happy with f/2 then why don't you buy the Canon 85 f/1.8, it's still a great little lens and you also have the 100 f/2 option, another good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

I have their 20 f/1.8 and while it's a great lens at f/2.8, I'm not as happy with it at f/2, it's kinda softish and the focus isn't always spot on, as it is at f/2.8.

If this lens will come at a price similar to the Nikon 20 f/2.8, I'll have a tough time deciding between the two.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

It just doesn't make sense. If you own a Pentax and you buy this, you'll just get a big and heavy 36 f/1.4 equivalent field of view lens. And the tooling for that mount will not be justified by the very few lenses sold.

Better just switch to full frame and buy it as a 24 or buy the 35.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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W4YNE 1: I was hoping that maybe Sigma would have produced an 85mm in their flagship model ART lens?

I hear this a lot but people seem to be oblivious to the fact that they already have a fantastic 85 mm lens, what's the gain in writing ART on it ? Just a money consuming retooling activity.

All of the tele shots here are taken with it, especially the baby portraits:

http://nicolaiecostel.blogspot.ro/2014/10/aniversare-david-andrei.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:21 UTC

Nice design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:18 UTC as 81st comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2366 comments in total)
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dwill23: First impressions from a long time Canon user....

I shelled out the $3000 for the EOS D30, 3.2MP 3FPS camera; Canon's first D-SLR. And most between, like the 20D, way ahead of it's time.

I sold my 5D3 two months ago in anticipation for the 'next big thing'. I was 100% sure it would have 4k and dual-pixel AF. WRONG.

What we see here is a 5D3 with a 50mp sensor shoved in, and not a class-leading one at that.

Canon doesn't want you to buy a 5DS they want you to buy a 4k Video camera ALONG WITH a 5DS.

My dream camera was FF with Dual Pixel AF for awesome DOF in my videos.

In an attempt to not cannibalize Canon's even-higher-priced offerings they tone down the video features and offer 50mp which the guy in the video points out lower S&M Raw formats cause 50mp is too much for weddings!

= Pointless. Disappointing.

I was laughed at when I told all my friends we'd all be shooting Sony one day and this just moved that date closer.

Do you own a 4k monitor ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
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