nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon D5500 Review preview (359 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: OK, I own only Nikons, and even I am beginning to wonder where the Pentax/Ricoh reviews are. But I understand that there are too many cameras and not enough reviewers. So we'll all just hang in here.... There's a 50/50 chance that the sun will come up tomorrow even though the whatever Pentax has not yet had its time in the limelight.

The urgency with which a camera is reviewed is directly proportional to the manufacturer's market share.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Mike99999: If it had a built-in EVF, I might have been interested. For now, the GM5 does the same but better. And with a better lens selection.

I did not know that. However, should I ever buy a 1 V3, you can be sure I will not buy that add-on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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randy jk: ISO 12,800 on a camera you won't want to shoot over ISO 800..

I have shot ISO 6400 on the J1. It was no D4s but it was ok, if you ever needed it. This newer one has am even better sensor in low light.

Can you explain ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Beckler8: " ...4K support, though at a piddling 15 fps." It's clear why you don't mention this at the beginning because many people would have ceased caring about this camera at that exact point.

Because Nikon takes things slow and have nothing to prove in the camera world, unlike Sony and Samsung, companies that used to manufacture TV's and mp3 players some years ago.

Nikon will introduce 4k 24/30 fps in the new V model and maybe 60 fps/120 fps in later models.

Nikon has a product range to push.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

Having used a friend's J1 and tried out another friend's V1,I must say that the 1 series from Nikon might me the most underrated camera system ever.

I bet most people dismissing the 1 system on this website have never even tried one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:13 UTC as 69th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Beckler8: Nikon compact cameras, some at least, have a video problem where they can't even do AE smoothly (you see the steps clearly). I saw it even on a recent camera. I'd have to be sure that (and AF problems) are gone before I'd even consider Nikon at all for non-slr.

Btw I consider it very telling that I've never seen mention of that (or much of any other video considerations, really) in DPR reviews. It's because they have no idea what they're doing (i.e. clueless).

I have filmed with and I have seen videos from a J1 that a friend had and it was absolutely gorgeous. I can't vouch for all other 1 cameras but the J1 was a little gem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Mike99999: If it had a built-in EVF, I might have been interested. For now, the GM5 does the same but better. And with a better lens selection.

Since when did the 1 J series have EVF's ?

Go get the V series.

Oh, and I've used the 1 V1 EVF and it's a joke compared to an OVF. So thanks but no thanks if the EVF is similar.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:07 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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mrcultureshock: I know esthetics are of little importance vs the performance, but this is an ugly little compact camera. Nikon should copy what Panasonic is doing with styling and 4K capabilities.

Best.looking.nikon.1.camera.ever.

And one of the better looking mirrorless cameras to date.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:07 UTC
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 (1114 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 (1114 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 (1114 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
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