nicolaiecostel

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

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Joachim Gerstl: Ok. High ISO looks rubbish and low ISO is compromised too. What's next: Poor AF in low light?

Sorry, I wasn't considering shooting bears in the dark when I made that comment. I guess that some folks really do need extreme performance. However, as a photographer that loves light and image quality, I wonder, is the dreadful quality of light at night able to produce quality looking pictures ?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: It's incredible to see how many people interpret this article in a wrong way.

Some interpret that the article states that the camera performs poorly at high ISO, other say that the DR is bad at high ISO.

The article states that the shadow dynamic range is poor at low ISO compared to other Nikon cameras and you should avoid extreme underexposure of your files otherwise you will have Canon-like files that can't be pushed up without a hefty noise penalty. That's it.

Other than that, the camera has very good high ISO.

As a Nikon shooter shooting manual and underexposing slightly to protect highlights, I often rely on exposure corection and brushes on subjects that I push up in exposure.

As such, I am truly glad I bought the D750 which is a really nice camera for what I need and I'm very disapointed to know that I'll never be able to buy a D5 for my kind of work.

However, as a photographer, I think the shadow issue is exaggerated and I mostly understand DR as highlight rendition.

This being said, I have never had problems occasionally shooting with Canon cameras and getting beautiful files out of them (mk2, mk3, 6D), though I admit I did not underexpose by a significant amount with either of them.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 07:04 UTC

It's incredible to see how many people interpret this article in a wrong way.

Some interpret that the article states that the camera performs poorly at high ISO, other say that the DR is bad at high ISO.

The article states that the shadow dynamic range is poor at low ISO compared to other Nikon cameras and you should avoid extreme underexposure of your files otherwise you will have Canon-like files that can't be pushed up without a hefty noise penalty. That's it.

Other than that, the camera has very good high ISO.

As a Nikon shooter shooting manual and underexposing slightly to protect highlights, I often rely on exposure corection and brushes on subjects that I push up in exposure.

As such, I am truly glad I bought the D750 which is a really nice camera for what I need and I'm very disapointed to know that I'll never be able to buy a D5 for my kind of work.

However, as a photographer, I think the shadow issue is exaggerated and I mostly understand DR as highlight rendition.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 07:02 UTC as 114th comment | 6 replies
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matthew saville: Well I guess you can't have high ISO cake whilst eating some dynamic range cake too, ehh?

Still a tad better than Canon's best FF offering, until the 1DX 2 results come out, maybe.

You read it wrong, you can't have low ISO and have high dynamic range. You need high ISO which is clean.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Ok. High ISO looks rubbish and low ISO is compromised too. What's next: Poor AF in low light?

High ISO looks phenomenal. And by high ISO I mean ISO12.800-25.600, the rest is just clowning around and you'll never practically need it unless you plan on shooting astrophotography at f16.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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Hugo808: So it can shoot in complete darkness but the pictures will be noisy? We'll achieve the impossible one day....

No, it will shoot in total darkness with clean images if you select a proper ISO. If you underexpose, then correct, it will be noisy.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)

Better lens than that Sony, it seems.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 66th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Why aren't they using SD cards? SD format seems to have the fastest and largest capacity memory cards at best prices, including rugged pro versions. What's the point of still using other formats like CF?

The problem with these 2 SD cards that I have now is this:

- I have copied pictures off them thru my card reader, Transcend USB2, and some have been corrupted, partially unreadable. I deleted them, copied again, worked fine. It might be down to the reader, it's a few years old now and maybe a Lexar Pro reade will do a better job, but I never had this problem with any CF card including a newer Extreme CF, kinda similar to the SD ones I have.

- whenever I try to copy some files on the SD card, it disconects and reconects again, I get a bunch of errors and I get the message that cannon write, please remove the write protection.
but the card is not write protected in software nor with the phisical toggle, and the files are not as well. I never had this problem with my CF, and again, a new reader might be needed but the CF ones worked perfectly and they still do.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Why aren't they using SD cards? SD format seems to have the fastest and largest capacity memory cards at best prices, including rugged pro versions. What's the point of still using other formats like CF?

@HowaboutRAW: Better SD cards than Sandisk Extreme 95 mb/sec ? I guess I coud consider the Extreme Pro but they are really expensive !

About the pins in the CF, I had my D700 for 5 years, used it with 4 cards, 2 8 gig and 2 16 and never have I bent any pins.

I only had a pin problem with an agency D700 and a Sandisk card that had been damaged. I tried to swap cards and insert the damaged card, it did not go all the way and when we looked at it, it had a side bent, from a drop presumably, and it bent one pin that was straightened with a sewing needle and that camera never had an issue. The cleaning lady most likely dropped the card at the studio or something.
I swear by CF cards and I currently have 2 16 gig and 3 8 gig cards that have been rendered useless by the D750.

I want my CF back !

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Why aren't they using SD cards? SD format seems to have the fastest and largest capacity memory cards at best prices, including rugged pro versions. What's the point of still using other formats like CF?

I just bought my D750 with two SD Extreme SanDisk after many years of using CF and I absolutely hate SD. Flimsy, they gave me errors in the first hours of usage. I want my CF slots!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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yslee1: Will there be any interviews with Nikon senior management? I'd like to see some proper hard questions about the direction of the Nikon 1 system!

And DX lenses too. It's been years and the lineup is shamefully incomplete - at present moment it's easier to build a DX system with 3rd party lenses than it is with Nikon lenses.

Just get a D610 already.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 09:37 UTC

3.6 fps, ISO 100-6400 and 9 focus points. 2004 called he wants his camera back !

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 117th comment | 4 replies
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ttran88: Nikon CX mount is dead!

It was like that from the beginning. Sony crushed them, and Fuji, and Olympus. Withe these cams, they have a shot, look at the atmosphere here.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
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saeba77: i really can't understand....u already have the J5 so why not making a 24-85mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 Lens?!?!

But hey have done a version with 24-85 with 1.8-2.8

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:44 UTC

This really reminds me of my old MZ-5n, I loved that camera as it introduced me to photography and was a great companion.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 17th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (993 comments in total)
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tinternaut: On the one hand, it's lovely, because it seems to do what Pentax does; puts the photographer first. OTOH, is this the Pentax equivalent of the Olympus E-5? A stop gap and an option for owners of older lenses?

I tested a 28 mm AIs nikkor, I think it was the 2.8, and it just blew me away. Sure enough, I was using the D700 at that time, which was a low rez camera, but straight from max aperture to way closed down, I think it was better than all my other lenses.

I also owned a 105 2.5 and a 200 f/4 and both here tack sharp at max aperture and I have no doubt that they would perform brilliantly on any modern camera, even if you would need to stop down a little.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

Don't get your knickers in a twist Nuno. No one's calling anyone names. I agree that the camera has interesting specs but the Samsung NX1 also had great specs and was supposed to be a game changer ..

There's no point in praising the camera (fully functional high speed AF, in your own words) before some thorough testing is done and there's no need to compare it to highly successful models like the D810 just because they share the same sensor.

Enjoy your camera and remember it's the first one of this kind for Pentax, before you bash Canon and Nikon for releasing the same camera with slightly different specs. They actually have this privilege and they have such a wide range of cameras that they couldn't be more different.

And if you bash nikon and canon for the low DSLR sales, whatever the point of that is, just remember that pentax also makes only DSLR's and they don't even have canon and nikon market share.

Chill!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

You're free to check all posts I made about this announcement and let me know how many of them are negative and biased.

I did not discredit anything and my first post criticizing the camera was a response to someone above talking about how this is a D810 with IBIS and some other cool features which you and I both know it is simply not true, and it can be seen from the price point. The response was fair, not overly negative, with as little subjectivity as possible but here you are, the pentax knight in shining armor, slaping on the wrist whoever says something negative about your brand.

Ntz ntz.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Well done, Pentax/Ricoh. Good to see some REAL technical progress in the dslr field, instead of the usual Canikon shake-rinse-and-repeat.

I also used other pentax cameras, newer, older, but nevermind. Nikon's layout is customizable so you don't have to change hands if you don't want to, not that you would know this. Newer nikon cameras even have the ISO buton in the right side :)

Oh, now you remember the SR failure conversation, how quaint :) I'm sure that if you try hard, you'll remember the second one too.

Any other past conversation and argument you want to bring up to discredit me and use faux arguments in the conversation, to complete your usual strawman techniques ?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (650 comments in total)
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gskolenda: I would like to see all the newer Camera platforms that are plus 30 MP, have USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 These files are large and take time to move them.

It's not like USB 3.0 is new.

They had to make it as cheap as possible, 1800 dollars mean that some cost cutting had to be done. Plus, Pentax was never a big fan of tethering.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
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