nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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Peter CS: Hope it is weather-sealed? Otherwise, the Nikon will be the lens of choice for us landscapers. Nothing in the description says it is though!

They're just trying to tell us that they're also big boys, now that they have a 60-250 f4. Go with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 21:54 UTC

Just think of that delicious Tokina quality control :))
I would theoretically risk buying one if it came at half this price, but not for this ridiculous amount. For this kind of money, for ~1100 Euros I can have the 2.8 OS Sigma, which is a very nice lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:56 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: If Ansel Adams were alive today I think he would use this camera.

No, he wouldn't. This is a bargain basement MF camera that offers few lenses, no perspective control, no removable back that can be mounted on a field camera, so on and so forth.
It's like saying that if Robert Capa were alive today, he would use a Fujifilm XA1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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ali alriffai: Everything in this camera is hot but flash syn @ 1/125 is a big downside :-(

And people wonder why you'd buy an established brand like Hassy, Mamiya that can offer 1/800 or 1/1600.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras article (53 comments in total)

Nikon would have just released a SX51 instead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 25th comment
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reginalddwight: The A7S has the same ISO sensitivity range as the Nikon D4S, but in a smaller and lighter form factor....likely at a third of the cost. Well done.

If Sony can produce more native lenses for the relatively new E-mount A7 camera series, Nikon and Canon have no choice but to go all in in the mirrorless FF market.

Exciting times ahead.

A D4s without the glass, the OVF, the grip and dedicated controls, the battery life or the AF. Great.

This is a video camera and a it will probably be a damn good high ISO camera, but not in the same ligue as the FF DSLR's made for professional aplications.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Well, they can shove that no-SD card policy up their anus. I use an N9 with 16Gb storage, that's more like 9Gb user useable storage and it's always full.

I'm not falling for that again !

I know some models have the SD card slot, some don't. I really don't understand why do I have to be limited to a fixed amount of non-removable storage. I mean, the pics are large, the videos take a lot of space and if you put some music on that, it will be immediatlely full. It seems stupid that on a high end model, you have to be limited to something as basic as that. You can't replace the battery without professional service on some models, my N9 included, you can't put an SD card, what the hell ?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:40 UTC

Seems like an advertising stunt to me. Maybe I'm overly skeptical.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:37 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Well, they can shove that no-SD card policy up their anus. I use an N9 with 16Gb storage, that's more like 9Gb user useable storage and it's always full.

I'm not falling for that again !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (88 comments in total)

Aaaaand it's marketed towards the girls.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 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 (596 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 (1046 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 65th 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
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