nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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LMCasey: It really is too bad that Canon did not take the opportunity to also improve DR of their sensor. I guess this is a stopgap.

They would but they don't have the tech.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It was improved, relatively speaking. A sensor with twice the pixels has the same DR as the 5D3 = improved.

What about the ISO ? And the video ? Win some, loose some ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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caravan: Amazing DR and resolution.This is the future..well done again,Canon.

What amazing DR ? Everyone's saying that the camera has low DR, just look at all the clipped and almost clipped highlights in the preview shots. What monitor do you use ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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maadfw: This lens just made Nikon 14-24 a Standard zoom :)

How many times have you ever heard anyone saying: Gee, I love my 14-24 f/2.8, I just wish it were wider than 14 mm ..

So far, the wides of all FF lenses was the Sigma 12-24, and it's been aroung for ages. How many people buy that instead of a 14-17 mm zoom with 2.8 ? 11 mm is super wide, and it's great that you have the option, but you dont need the option, you need f/2.8 in a 3000# UWA zoom ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I hear this again and again and it really bugs me. Pretty please, explain why a wedding photograper need 50 MP ? I shoot weddings since 2008 and I'm perfectly happy printing 25x50 cm album spreads from the 12 Mp D700 or 70x100 cm wall prints. Why on earth would I buy a camera with huuuge file sizes, not that fast, not good in low light and with bad DR, instead of a camera like the D3s/D4?D750/5Dmk3 ?

Hi guys, my reply was adressed to this article/review, which states:

"So what are we to make of them? Ahead of really using either camera it's hard to be definitive, but our first impressions are pretty positive. Without a doubt, most photographers don't need 50MP (nor 36MP or 24MP for that matter) but some do, and this places the 5DS (and especially the 5DS R) firmly in medium-format territory for studio and wedding photographers. "

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)

It sounds perfect until you get to the f/4 bit and the price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:55 UTC as 38th comment
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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maadfw: This lens just made Nikon 14-24 a Standard zoom :)

Lol. Go ask photojournalists, wedding folks, star trail dudes. People care ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)

I hear this again and again and it really bugs me. Pretty please, explain why a wedding photograper need 50 MP ? I shoot weddings since 2008 and I'm perfectly happy printing 25x50 cm album spreads from the 12 Mp D700 or 70x100 cm wall prints. Why on earth would I buy a camera with huuuge file sizes, not that fast, not good in low light and with bad DR, instead of a camera like the D3s/D4?D750/5Dmk3 ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:48 UTC as 302nd comment | 12 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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caravan: Camera of the year/decade,blows everything else out of the water.

Well, it surely defeats all rivals when it comes to low dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
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bhorn12000: Since there are a huge number of great quality Pentax lenses spanning back over 50 years, most of which cover full frame, generally for quite a bit less money than comparable Nikon or Canon lenses, this should be a great boon to Pentax shooters. I imagine it will have sensor-based shake reduction which should help make all those old lenses useful. Hopefully it will have a live-view screen with focus peaking which should make it easier to use all those wonderful old manual focus lenses.

Actually, you get shake reduction on a Sony, and a hell of a DR as well. Let's not forget who will be manufacturing the senzor for this proposed Pentax. Yep, it's still Sony. So the only thing out of the equation is the adapter, yet you gain better Af, battery life, more weight and an OVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
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bhorn12000: Since there are a huge number of great quality Pentax lenses spanning back over 50 years, most of which cover full frame, generally for quite a bit less money than comparable Nikon or Canon lenses, this should be a great boon to Pentax shooters. I imagine it will have sensor-based shake reduction which should help make all those old lenses useful. Hopefully it will have a live-view screen with focus peaking which should make it easier to use all those wonderful old manual focus lenses.

Sure, break out your 50 to 100 dollar lenses and mount them onto the 3000 dollar body. Wait, you could have done that all this time on a Canon body ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: No thanks. OVF when shooting action...at least until OVF is killed off or EVF genuinely becomes better than OVF.

What a load of nonsensical blabber.

1. 4k video is .. a bunch of photos shot at a certain fps and 50 or 60'th of a second. Yeah, that's how it works in the film industry, you shoot video with the double of the framerate. So everything is just a little bit or a lot a bit blurry. Userless. Also, it's 8 Mp, on a 28 Mp camera .... Jeez.
2.EVF sounds like a nice idea but just look at the DigitalRev guys waking in a dimly lit parking lot with their eyes on the EVF's of some modern cameras. They get dizzy because of the lag ! Some modern cameras have lag in good light .. Oh, and it drains battery and it's not on when the camera is of..

3. Do you seriously want to bring the D4s in this discussion ? With amazing ISO and detail capabilities, with amazing tracking and low light autofocus capabilities ? With it's 4000 shot battery ? Your NX1 is a joke in these compartments and so is the current
"mirrorless awakening".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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vesa1tahti: What is the situation in Europe? No information from Nikon or from retailers available?

I spoke last week with a shop owner in my town and he was saying that they will have one body on the shelf.

Edit: Romania, eastern Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

Usee: I understand where you're coming from, you are the home user that has no intention in getting it's hands dirty and you extrapolate your experience to all levels. While feeding wildlife might be the acceptable way to shoot some deer or small birds, there are actual photographers that want to shoot real wild animals in their real habitat. Stuff like eagles catching fish, bears, wolves and just about any other elusive, lonesome animal.
I know many people probably do it but for me, feeding animals for photography is a little like fishing with electricity.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

I swear to god, ever since the mirorless boom, I feel as though people forgot how photographs are made and just come up with the lamest excuses for their lazyness.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

"This is not actually a disadvantage of mirrorless, but a disadvantage of using the wrong tool for the job. You have to match the tool to the task. Shooting mushy HD that barely looks like HD on a DSLR compared to 4K on the NX1..."

What are you on about, the guy is a serious photographer and just wants to take some wildlife pictures using specialised tools. What's with the video refference ? Aside for the 4k resolution, are you aware of the video capabilities of cameras such as the Nikon D750 ? Why on earth are you sporting a DPR logo in front of your username ?

"Sit in your car with the smartphone and wait for the bird to fly by ?"

That's not how any of this works, mate ! Can you also point the camera with your smartphone, maybe see the bird aproaching in the distance and sniping it untill it comes at the right angle/distance ?

What percentage of photographers are sitting for hours to take a shot ?

Professionals, the ones that Samsung is openly targeting with this very camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 01:44 UTC

Will it properly focus now ? In the DPR review of the NX1, the tracking ability is only superficially tested in good light while TheCameraStore TV guys found it difficult to achieve perfect focus even in stills ..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 01:39 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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D1N0: How many colours does it come in? What about the weather sealing? Does it have a pentaprism VF? Can you use legacy AF glass on it?

Fair enough answer.
I shoot events so I don't care about manual focus at all. I had some great AI-s lenses for Nikon and sold them because of this. I had the legendary 105 f/2.5 and the not-so-legendary but fantastic 200 f/4 AI-s, tack sharp and aberation free optics from f/4. Sold them both for peanuts.

The missing screw motor in low end nikkors is not really a deal breaker anymore, as no one wants to buy the 85 1.8D over the new G version, and the newer 50 f/1.8G is a much nicer lens than the old nifty fifty D.
I had multiple screw driven nikkors and they don't come close in tracking and AF consistency compared to the G versions.

They removed the scew in the D40/D60 in order to make the cheapest possible and lightest DSLR and while that was a bummer for many, it pushed them towards the much nicer D80's or D90's of the time.
The thing is, Nikon has the tech and they can get away with this by making 10 models from which you can choose. Pentax better be releasing more models ..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)

I'm still in shock from the other day, when a mate told me that his D5100 does not support high speed flash sync, or Auto-FP, as Nikon calls it.

I mean, my 8 year old D80 has it, it's a crime against the user not to be able to use flash in sunlight at large apertures on a 2015 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 02:33 UTC as 13th comment
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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D1N0: How many colours does it come in? What about the weather sealing? Does it have a pentaprism VF? Can you use legacy AF glass on it?

The F mount hasn't changed for decades and Nikon made some legendary glass during this time. So yeah, you can use some legacy legendary F-mount glass on it (no metering, albeit), unlike the Porst, Ricoh, Vivitar and Rokinon cr*p that I've seen Pentax users use.

Colours ? Sorry, it's not a camera made for 14 year old girls, it's actually intended for pictures, as an entry in the Nikon system. It takes itself seriously.

Weather sealing ? This is an entry level camera, you have the D7100, D750, Df, D810 and D4s available new, with weather sealing, should you want to pursue sports, wildlife and landscape photography. You wouldn't pursue that with an entry level camera, would you. The fact that Pentax only makes 2 or 3 cameras and makes 2 of them weather sealed is not Nikon's problem. Their most advanced camera is a D7100 wannabe.

Pentaprism VF? No, it's an entry level camera, though I hear it has a nice AF system *wink wink*

This camera might be D40 offspring, but it packs a punch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
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