nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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OBI656: Coming from Top-Canons and Hasselblad H5-50 cams to SONY A7RII's I must say it was a good move. Battery life being not concern what so ever since for starter batteries for Sony A7's are cheap not mentioning, that in near future improve batteries are on the way.

Having the opportunity to see the instant result of "snap" is great since with CANON + other DSLR's you have to always take your cam out of your eye ... to see ...

Also, other advantages mirrorless is offering out beats DSLR's hands down.

In any case, mirrorless is the way to go and very near future will confirm that.

The way to go for you but not everyone. Seeing in DSLR is instant, real and all the time, night and day, motion or still, you shoot and see the result, adjust the settings and know what every image will look like from that point on, or until the light changes, or just let the camera adjust the exposure for you, capture the world as the eyes see it and process the RAW in post, cause that's why you have 14 stops of DR and infinite ISO. No keeping the eye next to an LCD, no laggy and jerky in low light, no battery warning to worry about and precise focus in the most demanding situations, fast lenses, long lenses, wide lenses.

DSLR's will shrink but rangefinders didn't kill SLR's so mirorless won't kill DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 19:49 UTC
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Thylacine: Ricoh's strategy for developing the camera business under the Pentax brand has been available for anyone to see who bothered to do even a small amount of research. So far, it appears to have been extremely successful in the MF segment, with the 645Z, and moderately successful in the APS-C DSLR segment, with the K-3 and K-3ii, not to mention the K-S2. This new body merely fills the gap between the two existing ranges. A little rational thought will reveal to anyone who cares to try it, that the forthcoming 35FF (as distinct from MF-FF) is not intended to be their major sales product in the immediate future, or even their major profit earner - that will continue to be the APS-C range of cameras, although I wouldn't mind betting that the 645Z has been extremely profitable in its own right.
Ricoh is using the rich history of the Pentax brand to give some comfort to younger buyers who may not be aware of it, or are just dazzled by flim-flam (but that's the Internet for you).

Where will if fit, I see knobs and dials everywhere ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
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Thylacine: Ricoh's strategy for developing the camera business under the Pentax brand has been available for anyone to see who bothered to do even a small amount of research. So far, it appears to have been extremely successful in the MF segment, with the 645Z, and moderately successful in the APS-C DSLR segment, with the K-3 and K-3ii, not to mention the K-S2. This new body merely fills the gap between the two existing ranges. A little rational thought will reveal to anyone who cares to try it, that the forthcoming 35FF (as distinct from MF-FF) is not intended to be their major sales product in the immediate future, or even their major profit earner - that will continue to be the APS-C range of cameras, although I wouldn't mind betting that the 645Z has been extremely profitable in its own right.
Ricoh is using the rich history of the Pentax brand to give some comfort to younger buyers who may not be aware of it, or are just dazzled by flim-flam (but that's the Internet for you).

I don't agree with the last part of your post, Ricoh clearly stated that this camera is aimed at the existing Pentax users that have been waiting for the FF model.

I think they actually said that this camera will not compete with existing FF models.

Knowing how picky Pentax users are, it really surprises me that there is no top LCD, even the cheapest of FF cameras, the 6D and the D610 have one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:36 UTC

She's great at what she does but gee, my brain hurts every time I see her hold the lens backwards. Am I the only one ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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love2travelfar: it's been what, 10 years? Maybe 10, even 5 years ago that would have been
a big news, but now? Nobody cares. I doubt there are any Pentax users left...

There are a few of them left on pentaxforum.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: Why? Just offer the 645 for the price of a Canon 5Ds / Nikon D810 / Sony a7 II and Pentax can take some of their market share.

Yeah, cause everyone wants to buy 4300 dollar lenses to mount on a camera with similar performance to a state of the art DSLR.

And don't give me that medium format lecture cause the sensor in the 645 is not really a medium format sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
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KSV: Lack of spec and whole secrecy is plain rubbish - I do not believe that anyone afraid of new FF from Pentax because it will not make any competition to Nikon or Canon. Or even Sony for this merit. I have feeling in my tail that poor pentaxians will be fooled again.

This will be the Sony A950, mark my words !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
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Timbukto: At the very least they are completely unabashed about their target audience: Old people.

Rumor has it that they delayed this in order to fix the problems of the K3, let's just hope that there won't be any problems with another model because you're going to be old by the time this hits the shelves.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:18 UTC

Working with it for 5 years and it is THE raw conversion tool.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:15 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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wootpile: Over 1000 comments.

I hope Samsung realize how they shot themselves in the foot with this, specially with how they handled it. Almost all regions have now said "its a local decision".

Stop scraping your foot about it Samsung just say it's a global policy. Come out, face front, and say you've given up on your customers.

Different needs for different peeps. Too bad there aren't more people with your preferences, the NX1 could have made it big.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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tkbslc: Samsung still makes the second most popular line of Picture-taking devices in the world: The Galaxy S and Note series.

According to Flickr Stats, on any given day there are twice as many people posting pics from a Samsung than from a Canon.

Dropping out of markets where you are near the bottom (dedicated cameras) and focusing on markets where you are a leader (camera phones) does not seem like a bad play.

So are you comparing a cell phone snap with a DSLR picture ? How much thought and work goes into one and into the other. Wow ..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
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biza43: But I thought that what was dying was the DSLR????

It turns out that the SLR design has been around since forever for a reason :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
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wootpile: Over 1000 comments.

I hope Samsung realize how they shot themselves in the foot with this, specially with how they handled it. Almost all regions have now said "its a local decision".

Stop scraping your foot about it Samsung just say it's a global policy. Come out, face front, and say you've given up on your customers.

They shot themselves in the foot with the camera business as a whole. They tried making DSLR's and it didn't work, now mirorless and it didn't work, their cameras are just not that special.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

No, the D700 is a good camera but its time has passed. If anything, I would consider the D3 because it hase a larger OVF, much longer battery life and more refined shutter, plus dual slot card.

But I think time has passed on thse cameras and my competition has much better cameras now, I must keep up in the print, color, DR department.

If not for the money, I'd get a D4/s, but I don't earn as much to justify it, so I the D750 might be the best option now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Thanks Kabe, It's kinda what I wanted to hear. I mentioned the canons because they look a little more rugged and robust.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Maybe you should watch your words, there's nothing cheap about my work and the market I identify with consists of educated, discerning individuals.

I work hard and my tools are used hard in order to get what I want from ever event.

Take that 50 cent language elsewhere if you don't know the realities of the professional event work.

No offense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

I used the D700 with four fast primes that I kept changing a few hundred times an event. That mount took a beating, the controls took a beating, the shutter, diaphragm lever, all were abused for five years.

Holding the D750 felt like It wouldn't be able to withstand all that. Got me thinking about a second hand D3s or, dare I say it, a Canon camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 12 replies
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toni2: Mirrorless cameras are the future, this is a fact.
Anyway, I think that perhaps you need some weeks to know what is the best way to use a different camera system. You need more practice. Perhaps this is your error.
The worst thing I see in this shots is the colour. It's really really bad.

I bet that's what they said about rangefinder film cameras, at some point, and here we are today. Mirorless is the future for amateur stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:43 UTC

Too small, might as well use it barebulb and not loose that 1-2 stops of light you loose with this contraption.

The thing is, distance to subject is the most important thing in how soft the light looks with a particular softbox and if your flash is far away from the subject, no portable 10 inch softbox is ever going to make a difference.

I have a 60x60 cm softbox and even that is small, I plan on buying a 1--1.5 meter softbox.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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