nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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Olympus sure like to brag, don't they. I think their E5 had the fastest AF in world at some point. Whatever happened to that ?!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:58 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: I think the dslr can be pushed a little farther yet. These haven't got IBIS which Pentax and Oly use for all kind of interesting stuff. A Hybrid VF (if it can be done) would be marvelous. A zooming mount (why not) to make every lens into a macro lens and make the mount more adaptable to different lenses (nobody will to that, they want to sell their own stuff).

IBIS is inferior for use with certain lenses and subjects. IS has been and is the best way, hence Nikon and Canon are still using it. Just because it's different doesn't meen it;s better.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:37 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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bernardf12: Guys I am sorry but your headline is misleading. The DSLR boundary was drawn by Sony with EVF (See what you will get), IBIS and video AF-C and these cameras do not have that. You may want to add 'action photography' to the headline to make it a true statement.

Lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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tsebis: I would say NX1 i still better than this ..

Better, but it didn;t manage to get precise focus with a fast lens even in good light. Yeah ..

So good they dropped it alltogether.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Introducing a new mirrorless camera:

Apsc
10fps
153 af points
4k video *crop mode only

All for just $2000

If this were a mirrorless camera, we would be very disappointed.

Any mirorless is a dissapointment compared to a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
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noflashplease: $500? Really? Why not just buy a Shanny or Yongnuo for around $100? These days, I even see professionals using Yongnuo speedlights.

Because they're garbage. I bought a Yongnuo and it broke down after a month, meanwhile my SB-28 still goes strong.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Only 3 minutes of 4k video?

Are they using the leftover sensors from Sony that overheat too much?

:-)

BC

Just get a go pro. I work with wedding videographers all the time and they usually take short clips that they use in the final montage.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: ... but still not even a tiltable screen.

My D750 has a tilt screen but it's really usefull for video and I'm a photographer ..

I enjoy it 2/10 times and I knock it by mistake or fear that I will break it 5/10 times. Also, it has no protection, a la D700.

So it's a good idea not to have it in the D4.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Mass nikonian "chrysis" going on right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 290th comment
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NeilJones: Complete overkill.
Sony a7r ii can achieve similar results at a fraction of price.
With most images being web based now, who needs a 100mp!
So silly.

And by similar you mean nothing like it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 22:20 UTC

It's expensive, bla bla bla

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 86th comment
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Teila Day: It's hard to make a compelling case for Hasselblad today, even this "deal" isn't a deal when Pentax offers practically the same performance sans sync speed (which can matter a lot on location using strobes... not that 1/800 is earth shattering but it's better than 1/125); true focus and also a host of menu nuances.

I would have a very hard time (mentally) ordering a Hasselblad today for portraiture/landscape with the Pentax 645z as an option that is probably better made, more reliable (did I say more reliable?), and weather sealed. To add insult to injury, the 40mp Pentax (645D) can be had for under $4k.

With only $15k you can have a Medium Format Pentax 645z (50mp CMOS), 90mm macro lens with stabilization, and two Profoto b1 strobes which are perfect for location and can be used TTL./HSS with your favorite Nikon or Canon.

If Pentax its bottom, offer premium leaf shutter lenses (shame on them!), clean up the menu/buttons, etc.. and Hasselblad will left in the dust.

Common guys, stop comparing that Pentax to a Hasselblad, it's embarrasing as they are worlds apart in design, operation, features, lenses, legacy, buld quality [..] Just because they share a sensor doesn't mean you should compare prices. It's like putting the ford turbocharged 2 liter engine in a Fiesta ST and in a Jaguar XF and saying that the Jag should cost as much as a Fiesta.

I fear it's the story of old Nokia here, a northern company selling bespoke, beautifully crafted, highest quality products made by people with really high wages for demanding customers vs. basic asian products made in China by people that work for less than a few bucks a day, oriented at the masses that just want cheap products.

Basic economics will tell you that a company like Hasselblad should not be able to continue to exist in the current market, unless they are bought by a major company that sells in volume and can afford to let the Hasselblad engineers do their thing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
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NCB: Sigh. After a couple of years of shooting with the Nikon Df I still don't understand the sly digs at it. It's fine.

The DF is stupid because it has no video, it has a crippled AF passed on from the D7000 and a top shutter speed of 1/4000.

I mean, photography machine, really ?!

I would have jumped on the Df for weddings because of that great sensor but the AF chokes in low light, it's not spread nicely in the viwefinder, it has only one card, I think, and 1/4000 shutter with a relatively low sync speed.

All this said, it's a camera for posers, mostly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
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Henry McA: Why is everything so noisy? Is it the "advanced" technique to expose for the highlights and just pull the shadows up? Well, you get noise - even at iso 320 - what a shame.

Agree, so much noise. But then again, it's 42 MP, you can douwnsample it and you can print large and it won't be an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
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moimoi: 35mm is also my favorite focal length. As today if I had to spend 3.3 know usd, I think I would go for the combo 6d + 35mm 1.4 ii as this combo allows to expand into a bigger system.

I am not sure whether a fixed and noninterchangeble system is a good investment today

It's not a purchase that makes sense financially, just like a Leica, it's one you do it because you afford the privilege.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

Noise levels at low ISO look like 2002 all over again. Also, this doesn't make any sense:

Pros:
Well-damped mirror and shutter, and pre-delays, allow for impressive sharpness

Cons:

Mirror and shutter vibrations require workarounds at certain shutter speeds and focal lengths

Is it dampened or not ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 02:28 UTC as 80th comment | 7 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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ozturert: It has incredible detail at lower ISOs, and I think very usable at high ISOs. Excellent ergonomics, user experience and one of the best lens set. What else do I want? DR is nice to have but is overrated (especially by Rishi).

Sure, DR is overrated for a landscape and studio camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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marc petzold: ...more than half a million clicks onto the D700 which shutter is related to a shutter which is tested for 100.000 clicks is way seldom...most D700 shutters die after around ~170.000 into that range...congrats...but sooo much frames?

http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d700.htm

The D750 is 1000 pounds on ebay, around 1600 dollars, it's not so expensive. I agree that the 5D series has better color fidelity but I find that if you tweak the D700 raw files, they end up looking better. That's my opinion, tastes may vary. I like canon cameras, almost jumped on a 6D this fall but i backed off when I realised that I would have to sell all my gear and the 6D I tried was kida sluggish and the button placement and operation was terrible for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
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marc petzold: ...more than half a million clicks onto the D700 which shutter is related to a shutter which is tested for 100.000 clicks is way seldom...most D700 shutters die after around ~170.000 into that range...congrats...but sooo much frames?

http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d700.htm

The D700 shutter is rated at 150.000, not 100.000. I had my D700 cease at 216.000 but not due to the shutter but because the mirror started to stick, I think that there is a motor that lifts the mirror and the shutter and it had passed.

I upgraded to the D750 and it's not the same buil, feels more plasticky and flimsy but the IQ is great, the AF seems faster and there is really not another alternative in Nikon camp for photojournalistic wedding work.

A photographer in my area sells his old D700 that has 350k actuations and is still going strong, and his D3 with 500k actuations in working condition. Nikon shutters tend to overcome expectations.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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OBI656: Coming from Top-Canons and Hasselblad H5-50 cams to SONY A7RII's I must say it was a good move. Battery life being not concern what so ever since for starter batteries for Sony A7's are cheap not mentioning, that in near future improve batteries are on the way.

Having the opportunity to see the instant result of "snap" is great since with CANON + other DSLR's you have to always take your cam out of your eye ... to see ...

Also, other advantages mirrorless is offering out beats DSLR's hands down.

In any case, mirrorless is the way to go and very near future will confirm that.

Lucky me I never had to micro adjust my focus on my 2 D80's, one D200, one D300 and one D700.

I bought a lemon D700 second hand that was totally out of focus and I returned, and I only shoot fast primes.

But I have a Nikon, sorry to hear about your canon. I shot some of their cameras and didn't have an issue either, although I have heard of friends that sent their cameras to calibration.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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