PIX 2015
nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On photo in sample 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
On photo in sample 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
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The sensor tech is outdated, no congratulations are in order.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 (306 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 54th 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
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.

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
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 (341 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 (146 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 8th 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 (331 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 (3439 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 (331 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
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