nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

I have their 20 f/1.8 and while it's a great lens at f/2.8, I'm not as happy with it at f/2, it's kinda softish and the focus isn't always spot on, as it is at f/2.8.

If this lens will come at a price similar to the Nikon 20 f/2.8, I'll have a tough time deciding between the two.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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nowo1978: Here's hoping Sigma will produce a PK mount version of this lens.

It just doesn't make sense. If you own a Pentax and you buy this, you'll just get a big and heavy 36 f/1.4 equivalent field of view lens. And the tooling for that mount will not be justified by the very few lenses sold.

Better just switch to full frame and buy it as a 24 or buy the 35.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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W4YNE 1: I was hoping that maybe Sigma would have produced an 85mm in their flagship model ART lens?

I hear this a lot but people seem to be oblivious to the fact that they already have a fantastic 85 mm lens, what's the gain in writing ART on it ? Just a money consuming retooling activity.

All of the tele shots here are taken with it, especially the baby portraits:

http://nicolaiecostel.blogspot.ro/2014/10/aniversare-david-andrei.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:21 UTC

Nice design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:18 UTC as 81st comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3362 comments in total)
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dwill23: First impressions from a long time Canon user....

I shelled out the $3000 for the EOS D30, 3.2MP 3FPS camera; Canon's first D-SLR. And most between, like the 20D, way ahead of it's time.

I sold my 5D3 two months ago in anticipation for the 'next big thing'. I was 100% sure it would have 4k and dual-pixel AF. WRONG.

What we see here is a 5D3 with a 50mp sensor shoved in, and not a class-leading one at that.

Canon doesn't want you to buy a 5DS they want you to buy a 4k Video camera ALONG WITH a 5DS.

My dream camera was FF with Dual Pixel AF for awesome DOF in my videos.

In an attempt to not cannibalize Canon's even-higher-priced offerings they tone down the video features and offer 50mp which the guy in the video points out lower S&M Raw formats cause 50mp is too much for weddings!

= Pointless. Disappointing.

I was laughed at when I told all my friends we'd all be shooting Sony one day and this just moved that date closer.

Do you own a 4k monitor ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3362 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 (3362 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 (3362 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 (228 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 (3362 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 (228 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 40th comment
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (228 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 (3362 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 554th comment | 12 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3362 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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