nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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Yawn. At least increase the buffer, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or increase the FPS, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or just do something to it except adding a few software algorithms and a new proccesing unit. Who is going to want to upgrade for that.

And excuse me, but I saw some samples at high ISO from the DF and I did not find them particularly good .. I think there is plenty room for improving the ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
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Spectro: I would probably still pick the older Nikon 35mm f/2D AF over this, much cheaper. Not sure why all the new updates are 50-75% more the then one they replaced theses days (from any makers).

You do that. I have been using a 35 f2 for some 3 years now on my D700 and it's terrible. Misfocuses sometimes, not that often, but the image quality is what really ruins the mood. The corners even at f/2.8 are soft and don't compare to the center. It might be very good at f4, even in the corners, but that's not the point in a f/2 lens. It's not a particularly good lens, it's just decent price/performance and there's really no other choice at that price. So I'd gladly change it for this new one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 07:18 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Aaaand judging by the recent Sigma price, it's going to be a treat !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 72nd comment
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SunnyFlorida: Memo to Panny - Fuji 56mm F/1.2 APS-C lens is $600 cheaper, good luck selling these

This is a Leica ..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)
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Steve oliphant: Sorry to say but i tested this lens you should test it your self at 1.4 on a high contrast target like a focus cart with bright light on it ,there was way to much modulation transfer, the 50 1.8 G lens is a much better lens at 1.8 thats you best bet , the 58mm 1.4 is a real peace.... of doo.

What are you on about ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 04:31 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)

@samhain:
What other Nikon lens displays focus accuracy problems except the 50 1.4G ? Which I have and I'm pretty happy with.

This lens seems to have gorgeous bokeh, I'd save just for that. If they would have corrected the lens so that it would behave perfectly, they would have ruined the bokeh, I bet ! So a little softness might not be the end of the world.
However

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 03:55 UTC as 114th comment
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.

Yeah, about your comments mentioning Nikon and Olympus cameras .. A troll knows a troll when he sees one, right ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 13:50 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.

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 (1627 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
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