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nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon D7200 Review preview (573 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Looks nice. Now how about some decent DX primes?

What for, the future is full frame. A used D600/D610 is less than a new D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (573 comments in total)
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NeilBart: The comments in the review of the D7200 that caught my attention at "Focus Accuracy" are: "I mentioned in my shooting experience that I had some problems with AF accuracy."... and ..."However, because the camera is using a separate sensor as a proxy for correct focus, rather than directly measuring it, we feel confident saying the D7200 simply can't match the focus accuracy of mirrorless cameras.".

My Nikon D7100 is very poor at autofocus accuracy, especially wide open with Nikon G f1.8 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses. So poor in fact that I won't use any of those lenses on the D7100 at less than at about f3. I sent the D7100 to Nikon claiming that each of the lenses exhibited front focus requiring adjustment between plus 10 to plus 17; thus there must be a problem with the D7100. Nikon said the D7100 was within tolerances for AF.

No AF accuracy problems with my mirrorless Olympus OMD EM-1 (x2) and EM-10 with f1.8 lenses wide open. Images are always sharp.

No accuracy issues with my D300, D700 with the 35 f/2, 50 1.4, 20 1.8 Sigma and 85 1.8 Sigma.

Sure, the odd soft or out of focus picture will occur, but it's rare and it's not always the camera's fault, so it's normal.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)

From the pictures I get that you absolutely need to nail exposure. The second picture is 2.3 stops pushed up from ISO 100 and looks like ISO6400. The DR of the portraits is bad, skin almost washed out. Canon sensor tech is years behind everyone.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 33rd comment | 10 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)

So, ISO 800 is high ISO again.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Tim Gander: This looks pretty bad, but I will say this for Canon; when the high-pass filter coating started to flake off in my 5D MKI they repaired it for free about two years out of warranty. When the reflex mirror became detached on the same camera, they repaired it for free again and this time it must have been about three or four years past warranty. Now you might say that two faults on one camera is bad, but this camera had been used heavily and is still in use some 8 years after I bought it. I wonder how many commenters here keep and regularly use a camera that old? Frankly, I was impressed Canon acknowledged the manufacturing defects and rectified the issues for free when they arose.

So that 5D was a QC disaster, wasn't it ? I mean, this isn't some oil on the sensor you can rub off, this is the mirror falling apart and the sensor exfoliating.

Nikon didn't acknowledge the oil issue but any company in their sane mind would acknowledge what happened to the 5D.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
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Earth Art: That 16-35 better be one heck of a lens for that price! The old one was the best of the 16-35 f2.8 lenses, so it may be worth it if the new one is improved significantly. If they improved coma and vignetting wide open at 16mm, then I think the price would be justified.

One word: Zeiss.

Just remember what fabulous lenses they recently launched.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 08:10 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)
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SimenO1: Nobody commented on the price yet? K-3 was introduced at 1299 $. K-3II adds a 199$ worth O-GPS1 unit (and other goodies) and is priced DOWN to 1099 $. Thats a bargain!

Makes me wonder if the pricing makes room for a ~1500 $ full frame later this year. I can't belive Pentax will introduce only a low cost FF model. They probably will introduce a high end model with class leading features too at maby 2500 $.

The FF will be something like 2500. And the price drop comes from not having an on-board flash, partly, and from the sales of the K3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

Sadly, no one lives off the past anymore. Maybe Leica, a little bit. It's all about what cameras you make and sell and how happy are the users. You should go try out a D750, I had doubts about it but it's fantastic once I got to have it in my hands. The D7200 is a good camera, all the cameras Nikon make ar good cameras, with the ocasional QC flop of the oily sensors, it's all good and happy users. Heck, even the 1 series are great little cameras.

Sure people praise their gear to high heaven, it's a scientifically proven fact.

I guess that having been a Pentax user, I am still mad about them not offering me good enough gear when I stepped up my photography game, back in the K20D/16-50 and 50-150 days. I got a Nikon, went on to the D700, used a lot of pro Nikon stuff and I'm sold/biased ever since.

Enjoy your gear, whatever brand it is !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 08:51 UTC
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ET2: FS7 is not only half the price but does 4K at 60 fps. C300 only does 30 fps 4K

E-mount can not oly use all Canon lenses, but it can use speedbooster adapter, giving it full-frame look, something C300 cannot do due to the mount limitation.

FS7 can use not only Canon lenses, but also Nikon, and Leica M mount lenses, PL lenses, and native e-mount lenses, all at same time. The user isn't stuck to one mount.

C300 does 120 fps only in crop mode. FS7 does 180s fps in full sensor mode.

This is really no contest.

FS7 wins easy

Checked it on another website and you are right. My bad.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
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ET2: FS7 is not only half the price but does 4K at 60 fps. C300 only does 30 fps 4K

E-mount can not oly use all Canon lenses, but it can use speedbooster adapter, giving it full-frame look, something C300 cannot do due to the mount limitation.

FS7 can use not only Canon lenses, but also Nikon, and Leica M mount lenses, PL lenses, and native e-mount lenses, all at same time. The user isn't stuck to one mount.

C300 does 120 fps only in crop mode. FS7 does 180s fps in full sensor mode.

This is really no contest.

FS7 wins easy

Wait a minute. This C300 actually is full-frame. It says in the text, not super 35 but 35 mm sensor.

I don't agree nor do I disagree with your claims, I just have to say that the FS7 needs the speedbooster in order to get the look that the C300II already has.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:57 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)
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jukeboxjohnnie: Yes but photography is mainly a stills hobby I couldn't care less about video I've never used it on my camera since digital started

Because, presumably, it's a big deal :))

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

Funny stuff mate. Your lens base is ancient history in the digital age, the K3 can't track subjects properly in 2014, also the K3 came with manufacturing flaws (crazy mirror, remember ?!).

The 645D is redefining image quality by .. using a sony sensor that was first available in other models and is now available in others .. yeah. And you have to buy 5000$ lenses if you want something modern.

Tell me more as to why did Pentax go broke so many times if their lens line-up is so good and their laughable flash system works so well.

If Pentax were the system you think it is, pentaxins wouldn't pollute Nikon threads with their presumed superiority, would they ? This is a D5500 thread, not a pentax thread nor a versus.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:35 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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tom1234567: pentax ks2 far better buy

As I said elsewhere on this thread, the K200D Pentax was. 7 years ago, what the KS2 is today. The best bang/buck, the "more equipped than the rival Canon/Nikon", so I recommended it to a friend. It was the mini K10D of the time, if I remember correctly. Either that or the mini K20D. He bought it together with the 50 1.4 FA and hated it until he sold it and got a Nikon D90.

Pentax has a few lenses, their fastes AF lens is a slow zoom, the 18-135, they don't have any pro zooms for 135 available on the market that work reliably, their flash system is a compromise, the K3's AF still doesn't track moving subjects as it should, their slowish limited primes are screw driven memories of film days. Pentaxians use Sigma and Tamron glass and Metz flashes and you talk of no need to upgrade. Pff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:11 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

Would you invest in a brand with an uncertain future, a limited number of lenses, very few bodies, a limited upgrade path, a lot of old film era lenses sold as new too expensive for what they offer and a host of previous lenses with glaring manufacturing problems such as the sudden death motor, optical quality inconsistency.

Up until about two years ago Pentax didn't even have a decent AF system and a decent TTL system.

You know, there's a reason why Pentax went broke a few years ago.

I reccoemnded the K200 to a friend 7 years ago when I was still into Pentax. He hated it and bought a D90 that made him very happy after that.

Weather sealing and two control dials are just a very small part of a rather large equation.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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tom1234567: pentax ks2 far better buy

Then go get the Pentax. But don't come complaining about AF, lenses both new and sh available, lens prices, little to no upgrade path.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: OK, I own only Nikons, and even I am beginning to wonder where the Pentax/Ricoh reviews are. But I understand that there are too many cameras and not enough reviewers. So we'll all just hang in here.... There's a 50/50 chance that the sun will come up tomorrow even though the whatever Pentax has not yet had its time in the limelight.

Barney, isn't that kinda the same thing ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (363 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: OK, I own only Nikons, and even I am beginning to wonder where the Pentax/Ricoh reviews are. But I understand that there are too many cameras and not enough reviewers. So we'll all just hang in here.... There's a 50/50 chance that the sun will come up tomorrow even though the whatever Pentax has not yet had its time in the limelight.

The urgency with which a camera is reviewed is directly proportional to the manufacturer's market share.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (500 comments in total)
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Mike99999: If it had a built-in EVF, I might have been interested. For now, the GM5 does the same but better. And with a better lens selection.

I did not know that. However, should I ever buy a 1 V3, you can be sure I will not buy that add-on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (500 comments in total)
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randy jk: ISO 12,800 on a camera you won't want to shoot over ISO 800..

I have shot ISO 6400 on the J1. It was no D4s but it was ok, if you ever needed it. This newer one has am even better sensor in low light.

Can you explain ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (500 comments in total)
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Beckler8: " ...4K support, though at a piddling 15 fps." It's clear why you don't mention this at the beginning because many people would have ceased caring about this camera at that exact point.

Because Nikon takes things slow and have nothing to prove in the camera world, unlike Sony and Samsung, companies that used to manufacture TV's and mp3 players some years ago.

Nikon will introduce 4k 24/30 fps in the new V model and maybe 60 fps/120 fps in later models.

Nikon has a product range to push.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
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