nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: is Nikon out of Ideas and innovations?

hahahaha

Nice try troll.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:08 UTC
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
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NickBPhotography: I've placed my order. Its still not quite the camera my D700 was, but neither was the D800. Full viewfinder coverage, video, and 24mp are welcome additions. For me, the loss of fine adjustment of autofocus is a real backward move as that has proved invaluable on my 50mm F/1.4. Still, I've ordered it!

It has the AF adjustment. Read the specs on nikon.com

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:07 UTC
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)

It's going to sell liike crazy, this camera. It's what everyone was asking for, for a long time. I know it has it's drawbacks, but it's 2000$ launch price people !! It has a 24 MP full-frame sensor for Christ sake ! It has a viewfinder with glass in it, unlike the A99, and you have access to all the nikon glass out there.

I own 2 nikon lenses and none required calibration or AF adjustment on my D700. And guess what, I also on two sigma lenses that did not need that either.

I think it's a great launch and I will probably get one next year. Hope the AF won't be a messi bussiness, like it was in the D7000 and D800.

Why do you complain about 1/4000 shutter speed ? The D700 is 1/8000 but the minimal ISO is 200 and 100 with boost. This one has 100 and 50 with boost, so it's the same thing as the D700.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Why did they make it SLT ? How do sony people clean that mirror ? I can't imagine working with a camera like this at slow apertures. Is the dust a problem for those switching lenses frequently ?

A slow aperture shows the dust, a fast one does not. Same dust is invisible at f/2.8 and very visible at f8. And I seem to get much more dust on the mirror than on my sensor, swapping my primes outside.

Also, cleaning the sensor is one thing, cleaning a delicate mirror is another. In theory at least, that is why I asked those questions, hoping that a SLT user would fill me in. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:37 UTC

I see the glass elements as small, why is the barrel that large for the lens ? And why does it say "35 mm full frame CMOS sensor" on the orange ring, aren't the crazy people spending 2800 on a fixed lens camera going to know that ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)
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Ronj2: That grip looks way too big for the camera and does not seem to fit well. Otherwise nice looking camera.

No, it's called: "the grip makes the camera look ridiculous".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:16 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)

Why did they make it SLT ? How do sony people clean that mirror ? I can't imagine working with a camera like this at slow apertures. Is the dust a problem for those switching lenses frequently ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:14 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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nicolaiecostel: Wow, talk about deja-vu. It feels like 2010 all over again. Basicly, same sensor, same build, same IQ, same everything, except for some claims on a new AF (oh dear, pentax AF..). People are dreaming at a D800, 5Dmk3, a FF mirorless, a FF affordable camera (rumored D600), and Pentax-Ricoh re-release the K5...

Whatever dude. Read my initial post, not the replies to senn_b's post. I didn't came here to start a flame between brands (not that it would be one to start, let's face it), I was just making a comment on the idleness of the developement for this model. Just be happy with what you have, I know I am. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 14:21 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Wow, talk about deja-vu. It feels like 2010 all over again. Basicly, same sensor, same build, same IQ, same everything, except for some claims on a new AF (oh dear, pentax AF..). People are dreaming at a D800, 5Dmk3, a FF mirorless, a FF affordable camera (rumored D600), and Pentax-Ricoh re-release the K5...

I don't know, because you can have the things that you are dreaming of. And shallower depth of field, and fast prime lenses, and proper focal length, more detail, higher ISO and so on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 13:16 UTC

So Pentax finally dropped the ball and introduced in-lens stabilisation. Oh dear, I can still hear fanboys explaining how much better it is to have sensor IS vs. lens IS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:44 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Wow, talk about deja-vu. It feels like 2010 all over again. Basicly, same sensor, same build, same IQ, same everything, except for some claims on a new AF (oh dear, pentax AF..). People are dreaming at a D800, 5Dmk3, a FF mirorless, a FF affordable camera (rumored D600), and Pentax-Ricoh re-release the K5...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:41 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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IcyVeins: focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

I am in photography for 5 years now, avid reader, and I have never heard of Peter Lik.

P.S. I have just checked him out, there is a good reason I haven't heard of him, his work is average, at best. No reason to put his name next to one of the classic masters.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 06:43 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Poor guy.

I don't deny the qualities of that camera, nor do I deny the skill or profesionallness ness of the photographer, but I can't imagine how dificult it will be for him to cover the event with that camera, when all the others swing 1Dx's and D4's with all the exotic tele and wide lenses from CaNikon, knowing that at the end he will have to deliver good, professional quality photographs (especially in respect to what the others will provide).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 20:40 UTC

Poor guy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 17:25 UTC as 111th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review article (357 comments in total)

I'm waiting for some rebates, and I will probably buy one for the resolution (coupled with my f/1.4 lenses) and for the video, as a backup to my D700.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 21:52 UTC as 41st comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review article (357 comments in total)
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EmmanuelStarchild: A camera body is only as good as its lens. As a Canon user I admit Nikon makes a technically superior camera body, it just can't compete with Canon lenses. This is the only thing keeping me from switching to Nikon.

Actually canon is behind in all aspects on nikon, in my opinion. They are beating a dead horse with that 18 Mp sensor, which is inferior to the sony/nikon tweaked sensors, the 5D3 is not up to the D800 in IQ, their latest lenses are much more expensive than the nikon ones in my countrry (24-70,70-200), and the only lenses canon users still brag about over the nikon lenses are the 50 1.2, 85 1.2 and 70-200 f4. Yes, canon also makes a 17 mm TS which nikon does not, and the tele lenses in canon mount have been superb over the years, and still are, but nikon have some new superb tele lenses as well. Choosing between canon and nikon these days is not what it used to be when you had to choose between the 5D and the D200, or the 1Ds mk2 and the D2x, which was a walkover for canon. Now they are evenly matched in the body area, with a plus for nikon IMHO, as far as the lenses go, the holy trinity from nikon is outstanding and their latest 1.4 primes are stellar stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 21:43 UTC
On Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview article (162 comments in total)
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SergeyMS: I see on Nicon and Cannon mirrorless cameras, and understand, that these companies are not competitive in this segment of market

They don't want to be. They could kill the market, should they want to, but they have entry level DSLR's to sell, that's actually what generates the profit for the R&D for the professional tools. C&N have the technology to turn the mirorrless and medium format market onto it's head, but for the sake of profit, future customers and brand recognition, they don't !

Do you really think Nikon has the know how to build the D4 and 200 f/2, but they can't build a decent compac camera ? Do you really think canon can build a 200-400 f/4 with a built-in tele converter, but the best they could do with the G1x was a f/4 lens ? Boy, do you have alot of things to leanr !

P.S. It's actually Nikon and Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 22:31 UTC

In how many cameras can canon include that 18 Mp sensor ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 04:55 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (94 comments in total)
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vapentaxuser: I think it's almost a carbon copy of the K-5 in the IQ department, which of course is not a bad thing. My only gripe with the Pentax K-30 in the short time I have had is that it tends to underexpose in some shooting conditions...but I would rather it underexposed than overexposed. I am not blown away with the 18-135WR lens, but overall I think it does alright optically. I thought the now discontinued 18-250 was of better optical quality... but of course that lens is not weather-sealed. But overall I am very impressed with the K-30... AF performance has improved over prior models quite noticeably as well.

Photozone.de is not at all impressed with the 18-135.

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/597-pentax_18135_3556

Perhaps you should get a different lens for better results.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 20:14 UTC
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (94 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Poor performance from that lens. If Pentax wants to put this camera in a good light, they should really deliver it for testing along with some of their prized limited lenses, otherwise we form our opinion on samples like these, and that opinion isn't very positive. The Jpeg engine doesnt seem to be very good either. Just check the second image, look at the lacking sharpness on the island, and the jpeg artifacts in the foreground water. The third image is no where sharp, when looked at 100% and it has the same gritty look in the blues (compression artifacts ?), as viewed on my monitor. The fifth shows the lens's flaws in the corners, despite being shot at F8, and I could go on forever. Offcourse, I shoot professionally and my quality standards are pretty high, but there are some aspects that even an amateur would notice. I wouldn't go as far as saying some images look as though they were shot using an iPhone, but I think shooting Jpeg with a kit lens doesn't do this camera justicce.

@Martin Rohr: I'm glad you feel that way. Cheers !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 02:57 UTC
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