nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".

At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.

The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.

The pictures in this galery are modest, at best. The lens seems to be quite modest and the camera looks fairly simple minded, with few controls, no top screen, no articulating LCD, etc. It's hard to not sound like a troll, really.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 13:26 UTC
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".

At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.

The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.

I meant pictures like the ones in this gallery. No offense, they are terrible !

I'm not even mad you called me troll, it's the typical fanboy response.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 13:04 UTC
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".

At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.

The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.

And look at the pictures in this gallery, where is the Pentax punch ? I see mediocre DR, cold WB, no color. The photos also don't look particularily sharp either. Nowadays there are smartphones that can output similar results.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:49 UTC
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".

At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.

The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.

Corporations live by profit, and it's the present that matters. Pentax might have coined the SLR look but they failed to stay ahead. Minolta might have pioneered autofocus, but where are they now ?

"Pentax also proves they can make a better DSLR than anyone else, if they like, and whether you, or anyone else, dislikes that fact. "
Just for the sake of argument, I hope you realise this claim is utterly ridiculous. Pentax never even made a professional SLR, the best the ever had that came close to professional was the LX. Nowadays, the best SLR they make is the 645D, which I'm not going to discuss because it's too much of a niche camera, and it's kinda the MF bargain, so it's not really the best in that category. On 135, Pentax's best effort is the K5ii, if I remember correctly, and that camera competes and arguably betters the likes of 70D and D7100. What about the rest of C/N SLR's ? Pentax makes bargain cameras, they allways had, but the market is shifting and even C/N feel the blow

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:42 UTC
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)

Pentax is slowly fading due to the fact that they boxed themselves into a corner they can't escape. Olympus faded on the SLR market but jumped at the right time in the m43 boat, Samsung and Panasonic gave up on their SLR dreams for the better. Not Pentax. They keep selling "hey, look at me, I'm slightly better than that entry level/mid level canon/nikon, for less $$".

At least Sony took a different road to Canon and Nikon when they saw they cannot compete.

The SLR market is shrinking considerably and Pentax is still banging the same old drum, making a better Rebel/D5100 and a slightly worst but cheaper 7D, paired with the ubiquitous 18-55, in all it's itterations. The fact of the matter is, most Pentax users I know still use the kit lenses, and with Pentax glass getting that much more expensive lately, it's really hard to justify adding quality glass to a body that wants to sell itself as a performance bargain in comparrison to C/N. Time for Pentax to step up their game.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:13 UTC as 24th comment | 27 replies
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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JDThomas: Cue the haters in 3, 2, 1...

I had a Pentax with AA bateries and it was completely pointless. You charge 4 batteries insead of one, the battery life is better with one Li-Ion battery, it's more compact, and that one time that I had ran out of battery and purchased AA's, the only option I had was to buy some cheap 777 chinese batteries that didn't even powered up the camera. I'm honestly not making this up. I am far more pleased with my current camera, that takes a single Li Ion power unit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:05 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)
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Michael MacGillivray: If the goal was to achieve a "retro" look, it failed. It's a hybrid of modern and old, a mish-mash of dials that give it the appearance of a WWI battleship, which were ugly as sin.

If it were for you, It would probably have no rear LCD :))

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:04 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)

Everyone's now an expert, especially if they own a mirrorless Sony :)) As someone was pointing out, Nikon could have made it from solid gold and sold it for half this price and people would still complain. That low-resolution outdated D4 sensor and that heavy, cold gold camera body would have been no match for the A7r LMAO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 09:11 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Dear camera makers, we don't want a new camera. We want the current one to work and when the newer model arrives, we want it to be different, better.

I feel like we are being served the same warmed up soup every six month now ..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:01 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Roger Cicala gives Nikon D610 a clean bill of health article (91 comments in total)

If at first you don't succeed, give up and do it all over again. Shame on Nikon for doing so ..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:27 UTC as 28th comment
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maxola67: So, if it's optically better than my 16-50 the latter would be sold.
I'm rather annoyed by the vignette produced when using pop-up flash(some pics went to the trash because of that).

Pop up flash stinks, why do you need a DSLR with an expensive 2.8 zoom if you use pop-up flash ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:25 UTC

I don't want to sound like a troll, but a 20-40 focal ratio combined with a 2.8-4 aperture would have made sense in 1984.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:55 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

I bought a Nokia N9 some year and a half ago, probably the top offering at some point. The display is sh*t, when it gets cold outside, like 5-10 degrees Celsius, the display show a lot of lines, and when it goes below 0, the lines at the bottom merge and it becomes unreadable for like, 1 cm on the height of the screen. Really bumed up about it and there's nothing I can do, unless I wait for winter and take it to the shop while it's still cold. Lucky I have a lifetime warranty. Other then that, sometimes the battery charge drops significantly, from 100 to 0 in hours, even if I don't activate the internet connection and I just speak for like, 30 minutes. Nokia QC is nowhere what it used to be ..

I have had unpleaseant issues with a previous premium Nokia, the E55, I think I will never buy another Nokia.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:38 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I don't think I've ever seen so many trolls and nay-sayers gathered in one place.
Even when Nikon fulfills the age-old wishes of the majority, it's still not good enough.

For 10 years I hear people wanting a digital FM, a retro dSLR with a retro 35 mm sensor. Now you got it and the design stinks. Cause it's old and retro ..

For years I hear people wanting a low MP high sensitivity sensor in an affordable model, just like the D700 was. Not that 16 Mp is low, but now you got it, and it's too low on resolution (Looool !). I print 35x70 cm high quality photo albums from my puny D700.

And it's really affordable (1/2 price compared to a D4, but same sensor so same IQ, and that's just to start), and it's plenty fast (5.5 FPS, decisive moments are shot and were shot with manual Leica's .. how many FPS ?), and it's damn sexy, and I could go on all day.

For me, this is a dream come true and the only thing I hate is the sh*t AF taken from the D7000. The rest of you don't deserve this camera.

Well, I was probably just being subjective and missing the fact that times have changed. A few years ago I was constantly hearing people demanding this.

@solidgecko: If Pentax comes up with a retro FF, it will be welcomed. But if it comes up with a crop retro, it will be lukewarm because olympus, panasonic and fuji allready have establised crop retro models and it's not an easy task bettering them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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DamenS: I love Nikon - but they are still one of the most stupid companies in existence ... how could they screw the pooch this badly ?

You are either trolling or missing the point altogether. They did this "pooch" very much rightly, and this cannot cost as much as the D610 for obvious reasons .. sensor, body build, optical viewfinder ...

Jeez ..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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beavertown: When Sony and Olympus get more than 1000 msgs, it is only because they release innovative products.

Nikon only gets more than 1000 msgs because they screw up everytime.

What Nikon need to do is to listen.

Bye

What you need to do is post a fair post, not troll Nikon, who offers what both Sony and Olympus do not. Bye

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I don't think I've ever seen so many trolls and nay-sayers gathered in one place.
Even when Nikon fulfills the age-old wishes of the majority, it's still not good enough.

For 10 years I hear people wanting a digital FM, a retro dSLR with a retro 35 mm sensor. Now you got it and the design stinks. Cause it's old and retro ..

For years I hear people wanting a low MP high sensitivity sensor in an affordable model, just like the D700 was. Not that 16 Mp is low, but now you got it, and it's too low on resolution (Looool !). I print 35x70 cm high quality photo albums from my puny D700.

And it's really affordable (1/2 price compared to a D4, but same sensor so same IQ, and that's just to start), and it's plenty fast (5.5 FPS, decisive moments are shot and were shot with manual Leica's .. how many FPS ?), and it's damn sexy, and I could go on all day.

For me, this is a dream come true and the only thing I hate is the sh*t AF taken from the D7000. The rest of you don't deserve this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 366th comment | 7 replies

I don't get it, why are all the sites reporting on this, this is just a commercial ..

The guy could have said anything, he is being paid !

This only proves that you can do hollyday pictures that look good, with your camera phone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 08:50 UTC as 13th comment
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CarlPH: New Lens Release articles should have this warning:

Brace yourselves, the DOF equivalency posts are coming!

In terms of light gathering capability, this will behave like a f/1.2 ..
In terms of angle of view, this will behave like an 85
In terms of equivalent depth of field, this will behave like a 85 2.x

DOF is one thing and it varies with sensor size here, aperture is another.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 02:44 UTC

Hipster p*rn.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 03:52 UTC as 26th comment
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