nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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steelhead3: This is a very good camera...the trouble is that it has to use Nikon glass, a step behind Canon and a big step behind Sony. Look at their newest 58 1.4, price wise their highest achievement.

You're just a troll. Use the Nikon 70-200 first, it's wonderful, use the 24-70, it could even be better than the current canon that costs much more, use the 14-24 which to this day is used by everyone for landscape, with adapters, because it still has no equal. Use the current nikon 85 1.4G, and I could go on all day.

And Sony glass, really ?

You are so biased ..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

This will end up selling for 500$ tops, in one year. I guarantee it !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
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topstuff: Well done Fuji. It is important to make cameras fun to own.

I dare say they are appealing to a much younger, optimistic and care-free customer segment than the resident old grumps on DPR.

Photography is a creative art. It is ultimately about self expression. If a photographer wants to cover his Fuji with a custom colour covering, then good luck to him /her.

I know of more than one very serious pro who would love this !

We are meant to have some fun while on this planet.

Photography is about taking nice pictures, not about having a pretty camera :))

On a serious note, I work as a wedding photographer and I cringe everytime I see "artists" "expressing themselves" in completely unapropriate clothing or hairstyle, as wedding photographers. I wouldn't mind owning a cyan fuji on a holiday. As a stealthy street camera or as a paid-job camera, I don't thing it would be apropriate though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
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RStyga: I think Pentax 645D is still the cost/performance king *by far*.

I think a burger is the cost/calories king by far.

This is a camera for the professional that has contracts to complete. There are pros that pay 7700 dollars for a 2.2 meter Broncolor Para reflector, it's those kind of people that shoot Hasselblad. People that have thousands upon tens of thousands allready invested in lenses, accesories, lighting.

645D is IMO something for people that want to get the taste of MF, marketed as a rugged outdoor camera that takes the place of the high migapixel 35 mm cameras.
It's the jack of all trades and if you want lenses, you either have to find an old one and pray it's suitable for this sensor or choose from the 3 existing lenses, one being the 55mm normal lens, and the other two costing around 5000$, in the same ballpark that you would pay for one of the 13 hassy lenses designed specifically for the H cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 01:49 UTC

Canon ackgnoledged the 5D mk1 mirror issue, why shouldn't Nikon. Too bad it took Nikon over a year for this, they lost a lot of public.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 31st comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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PrakticaB: Please Pentax if you consider the FF put this sensor! 16 MP are more then enough!

This is a Nikon sensor, not a Sony, as far as I know, so there is no way it will ever end up in a rival brand model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 20:22 UTC

People got lazy and manufacturers got gready. 10 years ago everyone was raving about DSLR's, lenses and such. Websites like photo.net were swarming with users, in the milions.
Now everyone just casually snaps something with the smartphone and uploads on facebook. And the manufactureres got greeady, in their tech showdown made cameras and lenses more and more expensive to the point where the amateur doesn't buy anymore, and even the pros find it hard to justify the amount. Just look at the PC market, it tumbled, everyone just buys a laptop and gets done with it.

The D800 is 500$ more expensive than the D700, the 5Dmk3 the same compared to the 5Dmk2, and so on.
Also, cameras got so good, sensors are so great that you can just stick with them for years.
The market is going towards a technological saturation, where it's hard to see the update and the old gear is simply good enough. I stil shoot with my D700, and will be doing for years to come just because it's all the camera I need.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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nicolaiecostel: If this camera would be a school kid, he would get bullied a lot !

They're bullied because they are crap.

Just watch the youtube video where The Camera Store user takes the DP Merril for landscape shooting.

Sigma DP 1 & 2 Merrill Field Test with Nick Devlin

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:29 UTC

If this camera would be a school kid, he would get bullied a lot !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 265th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DSLR is just a transition technology from film to digital. Mirrorless (or better CSC) is the only future, even Canon and Nikon have to admit that sooner or later.
In 2013 mirrorless already took the crown in picture quality and equaled in sensor size (A7r) and 100% replaced the OVF (A7, E-M1).
In 2014 video and AF are the last things that mirrorless will fully catch up and overtake the DSLR (actually I think AF is already better today because accuracy is more important than the last 1\100 of second a DSLR might be quicker).
In 2015 CSC will surpass DSLR in market share, in another 3 years the DSLR as it exists today will probably be reduced to one pro FF body and one crop body per brand for some people who still prefer an OVF. The actual only other reason to do that is to serve people bodies for all the the lenses they still have. But most will adapt then to a CSC (without the advantage of having a smaller system).
Finally in 2050 Nikon is going to release the DF mkII. It's basically the same thing but it has a video button to record 1080/30p.

Nah. People will still want real time OVF, great battery life, AF speed and tracking, real ergonomics with or without large lenses, manual focus and so on.

Mirorless replaces the compact/bridge and amateur DSLR market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: The pictures are so flat that I wonder if the colors fell in love with the contrast and eloped.

Also, there is a boring picture of a blocked alley, coldish WB, completely dull looking picture, and a guy commenting at the picture: "Beautiful .. just beautiful !"

I think I need to get my eyes checked ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)

The pictures are so flat that I wonder if the colors fell in love with the contrast and eloped.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

I've been ... expecting you !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)

I see this as an interesting choice, especially regarding it's price. But the battery ? 2 to 3 hundred shots ? What's that all about ? Couldn't they give it a bigger battery ? I

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 398th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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le_alain: NIKON !

Look on top plate and front dial !
that was you should have done !

I so wanted to love the df, but after a try, and a non better finder for manual focusing, decided to sell all my Nikon gears for years.

Bravo Fuji !

A batch of focusing screens for the Df has recently been anounced. At least with the nikon you had tested and proven AF, a real viewfinder and access to a wealth of lenses, old and new.

But anyway, enjoy the new Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)
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onlooker: If anyone tried to read the intro to the photos, there would be no outrage. I quote:

"In his own words, the purpose of the project is to 'render a world which may disappear forever imperceptibly and very rapidly due to the transitional nature of the [Communist] era'"

In other words, this is a world that is disappearing now (rapidly -- in his own words), in the post-Communist times. In other words, this is NOT a portrait of Romania today. This is a portrait of the disappearing remnants of the communist times.

Very nice photographs, btw.

UK land of the free !! Ha ha ha !

The only reason some poor romanians come to the UK is the high pay/hour worked. That's about it. As for the rest, Der Steppenwolf said it nicely, big brother is watching your every move ;) More like land of the racists. You invented some novel "free" structures like apartheid in S.A. and the black labour camps of the early U.S.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)

Dramatic and expected from a hungarian photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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justin23: A lot of people bash apple macbooks, but seriously, only in the last year have laptops been available that matched some of the specs of the macbooks especially the resolution of the 15" pro retina. And its not like these new laptops are cheaper anyway.

Just searched on the Fujitsu lifebook whic looks great buts its the same price as a similarly specced macbook (in Australia), however it is new and looks good. ish it was an option 2+ years ago when the only laptop with greater than a 1920X1080 screen was made by apple.

Your knowledge of laptops dissapoint me. I don't know what you guys import in Australia but a friend of mine has a HP with 1920x1080 or 1200 that is definitely more than 3 years old.
Apple products might be great but us PC guys are more than spoiled for choice.
Getting to the point of resolution, I personally think Full-HD on a 13 or 14 inch screen is very uncomfortable. I love 1920x1200 on my 24 inch Dell, but I sorta struggle to like 1600x900 on my laptop. There comes a point where you have to squint to read fine text or to recognise icons and that's not fun.
I really don'y know how you guys manage to work with a 13-15 inch retina ..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (72 comments in total)
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hikerdoc: So, a 1Dx user wishes to improve AF performance he/she logs onto the Canon site to download a firmware upgrade. A D4 user wishes to improve AF performance he/she logs onto the B&H site and buys a new body at a cost likely north of $6k.

What's wrong with the D4 AF ? Some users reported it as being "perfect". If yours is faulty you might try and take the camera to Nikon and have it checked.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
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raztec: Entry level Nikons DSLRs are absolutely useless for action as their AF is very poor. It really isn't until you get into the pro line and have to pay thousands of $$$ that you have a DSLR that actually focuses accurately and fast.

Why yould you buy a 500$ camera to shoot action with it ? I suppose you would buy a 55-200 f4-5.6 to go with it :))

If you want good tracking and framerate for sports, buy the D7000 new, you could still get them and they are close to 800$. Then, buy at least a 70-200 2,8 VR, which costs at least double, to get the desired result.
Your post makes no sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
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