nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview news story (121 comments in total)
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Airless: Is a 6-page preview really necessary for a camera that is the same as the D5100 except it added last year's 24 MP Sony sensor and the two-year-old D7000's autofocus?

@R.Butler: responded like a sir !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 00:46 UTC

I have the Sigma 85 1.4 on my D700. Perfectly useable at f/1.4, fast and precise AF, good color.

If this 35 is going to be 900 euros to boot, I'm already saving !!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:03 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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solarider: I've never seen a DSLR with Two control dials at this price point, if that's a first in the industry at this price, I'm wondering why that's not even pointed out in the pro's column of the conclusion.

Just the same Pentax pulled an ace on this feature. Quite a fine move.

Fine review, thanks.

I paid today's equivalent of 500 euros for my new D80, in 2009, which had 2 control dials.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:12 UTC
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)
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Josh152: Enough about the tripod collar. It is actually priced competitively for a QUALITY tripod collar and besides Canon does the exact same thing. You want a cheap lens with this level of optical design and quality then that has consequences. One of them is the tripod collar sold separately to keep the cost of the actual lens down. If Nikon had released the lens with the collar included but $200 more expensive everyone would be complaining that the lens was over priced.

It IS overpriced as it is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 19:15 UTC
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jkonrad49: Some missing data:
Filter-attachment size 67mm
Diameter x length Approximately 78.0 x 178.5 mm/3.1 x 7.0 in.
Weight Approximately 850 g/30.0 oz.

Thank you for that. I was fearing the weight, but it seems to be reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 19:48 UTC
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David Henneman: This is good news. I've been on the fence about switching from canon 50d to Nikon d600. Nikon not having the 300 f/4 vr was the big fly in the ointment for me. I love my Canon 300 f/4 IS and I'm sure this new nikon will be at least as good. The price point looks right as well. Woo-hoo. Full frame here I come.

David, at 200 mm on a D600, this lens will have a similar field of view to a 135 mm lens on your canon 50 D. Not 300, but 135. You could get a 7D and a 135 f/2 L and get a whole lot better pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 19:45 UTC

Shockingly expensive. In europe that will be 1400 euros, much more expensive than sigma's 70-200 2.8 OS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 19:39 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery news story (159 comments in total)

The samples are quite good, apart from the landscape ones, off-course. The high ISO shots are quite nice as well, this camera keeps good dynamic range, detail, color, even at ISO3200, and I suspect that above as well.

D700 user here/enjoy what you allready own.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:18 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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GarysInSoCal: Shot this image last weekend at 3200 ISO with D600... dark forest in Mt. Baldy CA at a Select Models photoshoot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Jin1.jpg

Yeah, and you processed the cr*p out of it, it looks like oversharpened plastic. Also, the diaphragm seems quite closed, a 50 1.4 or an 85 1.4 shot at f/2 whould have transformed the image quite dramaticcaly, and would have allowed you not to shoot at ISO3200.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 22:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)
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Lawn Lends: Now if Canon would only change the name of this camera to "5d3" and the curre "5d3" to "6d" everything would be in order. :)

This is barely a 5D2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 02:18 UTC
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putomax: RAW in this machine (so it seems) is going to be incredible. Slightly better than the K5, which is already fantastic. The only camera with better SN ratio is the X-pro1, and I've seen quite some smearing of details at the former's high isos.
Just an absolutely unscientific speculation, but that you know already ;)

gashô

You must be kidding. The k-5 is good for an ASP-C, and that't kinda it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 02:14 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)
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JesperMP: New game:

For the 5000€ asking price for the Lunar, what camera(s) would you get in stead ?

I start:
NEX-6 + 35mmF1.8 + 24mmF1.8 Zeiss + 55-210mmF3.5-6.3
plus an RX100

Alternatively:
Fuji X-E1 + 3 lenses
plus an RX100.

For the price of some foie grass in monaco harbour, what could you get?

- 20 big macs, 14 cokes and 10 portions of fries or
- 10 buckets of crispy strips, 20 portions of fries and 10 cokes.

That's how your argument stands. Price is not a comparrison tool for one-offs and special editions, they cannot be compared to mass-marketed and consumer-optimised goods.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:13 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)
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MartinaB: We do not need titanium, carbon or exotic woods. The technology in this camera will date in a year. This is over engineering on the wrong part of the camera.

In your BJF interview you indirectly slag Asian manufacturing. The Japanese presently make the best cameras in the world. Asia is the worlds high tech factory floor. Don't build the camera in Sweden to subsidize your social government if it produces a bloated ugly overpriced product. As business manager you are running this business to certain death!

If Samsung can come out of no where and in a few years build pretty respectable cameras, shouldn't Hasselblad be able to do so much better?

Build us a good camera with proven materials at a reasonable price and we will buy it.

The asian manufacturers provide you with all the needed tools. Performance, novelty, price, you have all that you desire from canon, nikon, sony, the lot. What leica and hasselblad are proposing is beyond that, because some people can't care less about the latest and the greatest, all wrapped in a good all-round package, some poeple desire luxury, uniqueness. H&M clothes are good enough, you don't really need armani to look good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:09 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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samhain: "What are your DSLR customers asking for?"
1/4 of posts in the Pentax forum are about a Pentax full frame. Is John really that out of touch with the customers or does he just not want to acknowledge the white elephant in the room, which is that FF cameras are the new aps-c and by next year you'll be able to get one for only a couple of hundred dollars more than a flagship aps-c, or a used one for less than an aps-c.
Like it or not, At this point- Putting out a FF is the only thing Pentax can do to draw in Nikon/canon/Sony customers and raise eyebrows in the camera world. Fact.

Pentax can't release full frame because they can't back it up with the glass, flashes, the lot.

Immediately after they would release a FF model (which is not a big deal, just take the K5 and slap a bigger mirror and sensor), the users would start requesting for a set of 1.4 primes, for 2.8 quality zooms, for TS lenses, and such. Pentax doesn't have any, nor can they sustain financially and profit-wise, such developments. They don't even have a reliable flash system, and until the k5 2, they had big problems with the Af system in their cameras, in various conditions, let alone the capability to make a 17-35 2.8 that will actually compete with the other manufacturers in optics and price.

Think of it this way, A LOT of people asked for a FF mirorless. Sony released one, how many people are actually going to buy it ? How many pentax users would buy a pentax FF ? And considering the very low sales, would that mean low quality at decent price, or standard quality at a very high price ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:04 UTC
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)
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raylob: Suggest he contact Mark Newson for advice who designed the K-01! Seriously, contrary to the many critics, who whine about lack of viewfinder and its brick like build the Pentax K-01 is a joy to use. Coupled with the superb IQ this camera is hard to beat. Not a problem on a long vacation at all!

Might be good but it looks like a LEGO toy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)
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Photato: Hoping the design includes non removable battery, fixed memory and proprietary ports.
Marketing BS.

And you will probably only be able to download the pictures using Apple Aperture. The battery life might also be underwhelming and the sensor will be 25% smaller than a non-apple version, in order to allow a slim design.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:23 UTC
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)

It is suggested that the design of many modern apple products (ipod, imac, macpro) is a near replica of some vintage Braun designs. Is this camera going to look like a hairdryer ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On Leica announces S-System 37MP medium format body and lenses news story (139 comments in total)
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Teila Day: I don't think so- for basically the same amount of money one can get a Mamiya DM-Series 56Mp DSLR Camera Kit with 80mm LS Lens (sync 1/1600) allowing the person to upgrade backs as they choose.

I think that's a much better deal once you start thawing lens cost, etc., into the equation. Kudos to Leica on 2gb buffer, but that and the other upgrades I don't think give most people the warm and fuzzy feeling about the price. That said, I can see where this camera would be an asset to some.

It's really neat to watch the industry bring forth better offerings.

Does it have a red dot with Leica written on it ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 02:10 UTC

I know I will sound like a bit of an ignorant, but how is Leica still going ? I know that for a company to survive, it must have big sale values, albeit at high prices. I mean, Pentax sells loads more than Leica but it still went bust a few times. Who buys these overpriced allmost-one-offs, in such large quantities so that a company cand afford to pay the personell, invest in R&D and so on ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 21:51 UTC as 88th comment | 4 replies
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MrPetkus: No Pentax K mount? Either Pentax intends to rebrand this at a significant price hike (like the recent 18-270) or they'll fade into oblivion.

Well, it's your fault if you're still using pentax :))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 17:45 UTC
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