nicolaiecostel

nicolaiecostel

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

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Pritzl: So when will the IQ results be in? I hope that hybrid AF isn't the only thing new on that sensor. That would make this a very compelling camera, esp. if it's launched at a Rebel price point.

When will the IQ results be in ? They are in, they are called samples. Or are you waiting for a subjective and meaningless "rating" and "Pros/Cons" section ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2012 at 07:17 UTC
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Superka: Hey, Sony sensors lovers! Sony sensors are little better in terms of noise, but much worse in terms of colors. So stop please! Canon is the best!

Nah ! Check out the nikon D800 official samples from nikon, the pentax K-5 samples, the nikon D3200 samples. Check put the DPR challenges, this shot is from a nex5 and was second, how are the colors and DR ?

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=626250&View=Results&Rows=4

Canon just keeps laging and lagging, refreshing the count on the camera logo and adding neat video features.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 22:42 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: The image quality is still not up to 16 MP sony sesors, and sony allready passed to the 24 MP ASPC sensors.

@Stollen: I know that because I took a look at them samples here, and lately I've beem checking out the D3200, K-5 samples. Canon shots look like too much noise reduction has been done on them, the colors and detail are ok but the sony shots are in a different league. Great DR, colors, noise performance, the lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 22:38 UTC

The image quality is still not up to 16 MP sony sesors, and sony allready passed to the 24 MP ASPC sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 18:07 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images news story (645 comments in total)

The pictures look superb for such a camera, quite frankly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:30 UTC as 125th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review news story (358 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: DPR "dings" the K-01 for ergonomics, which would never be held against a bulky FF DLSR, nor the imbalanced NEX (more lens than camera), and paradoxically not help the petite GF3. The K-01 also gets a poor score for "value," which does not hinder the pricey OMD or boost a bargain P&S.

Gee, the thing offers full manual controls, time lapse, compatibility with plenty of lenses, easy controls, and lo and behold: a printed manual!

The styling is ingenious: it makes people smile or snicker, just what you'd like for a photo. "Hey, folks, look: a YELLOW CAMERA. Wow. Gee. Hooray." The snout of the usual DSLR is so sinister, like the face or hind of a boar, that it makes people scowl, flinch, or summon the police. Of course, if the user is equally homely, that may offer camoflage.

Let the price soften a bit, and it will sell.

It seems that you like it very much, but take into consideration that you are being subjective. For me, it looks like a disposable yellow kodak camera, it is too bulky for a mirorless, it has a slow Af and it is too expensive. I would consider buying a mirorrless if it were an olympus, it is sleak, it has some nice high quality lenses available, and has nice pocketable ones as well. The K-01 seems to be in a neutral zone, not a DSLR, not a true mirorrless. It's just not up there with the best of them in all respects, just in some.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 13:59 UTC
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marike6: So the major problem for the reviewer was the AF speed/accuracy, but you can see from this video that the K-01 has no problems locking onto targets even in low-light and the speed is more than adequate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbVKgSVdab0

The more I read about this camera the more I want it, but am waiting for the recently delayed DP2 Merrill to hit the shelves to decide.

In this one the speed is rather low, and at some point it can't even lock, with the Af assist on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-f2Mah2Das&feature=relmfu

It badly needs AFs lenses especially designed for this type of camera, otherwise it's just another John.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review news story (706 comments in total)
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Taikonaut: Dpreview gave the Jpeg a low score and probably the only major weak point. Most people consider Jpeg on the 5DIII a strong point better than any of its rivals. No other reviews thinks 5DIII Jpegs a weak point. Now that is a surprise!

draculavn: you clearly see that, no one else seems to. i clearly saw mushiness, lack of detail, lower DR than the competiotion, overpricing, so on and so forth.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 08:50 UTC
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draculavn: From compared photos shown here, it's easy to see 5D Mark III clearly beats d800 in the fields of white balance, color tone and contrast. That's what I need and I will purchase a new 5D Mark III soon

dpreview just focus the issue of visible noise reduction which we never see. Some issue that we face just a few times in photography.

This review from techradar is much more impressive and fair
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-1074186/review

@draculavn: You are so ridiculous. One of the fiercest canon fanboys around. At least other fanboys exagerate some features and hide the downsider, you're just plain making stuff up. And if the 5D3 rings your bell so loudly, just go out there and buy one, put your money where your mouth is and give us a break. Canon had the edge in sensor technology with until 2007, generations change, you know !

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 08:48 UTC
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras news story (108 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: This is a crop lens, meaning no future FF model from pentax. At least they cleared that one up. This lens has small optical elements because it only covers a crop sensor, it hasn't got aperture controlled by a ring so it will not work on the majority of film cameras, (except the MZ-S ?), and has a plastic mount, and a screw driven AF. So in all honesty, apart from it's nice design and aperture blades, this should be even cheaper than the Nikon 50 1.8D. I hope it will be a nice lens but it sounds more like a rip-off, at least at this price.

@Dean Allan: Firstly, in order to cover FF, a 50 1.8 would have to be made with larger optical elements than THIS lens, which doesn't cover. Secondly, in order to have an aperture ring, so that it can be used for video or film cameras, the lens has to be more expensive. But it doesn't. In order not to have a screw driven AF, the lens has to have a USM motor, and that makes it expensive. Put all that together, all the things that this lens doesn't have, plus the plastic mount, and one can only wonder, why is this lens so expensive. Did you get it now, finally?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
On Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed news story (278 comments in total)
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Peadingle: Rather disappointed as a long-time Pentax fan looking to buy a DSLR. Why? Because the K-30 doesn't have an articulating viewing screen that my current two digital cameras have, and a feature that I am not now prepared to be without.

It's funny how everytime pentax launches a camera, they keep banging on about the weather sealing feature, as if umbrellas never existed, all of the lenses are weather sealed and rain magically falls everywhere, except for the front element of the lens, allowing you to take pictures that no other digital camera user can. As far as I know, only pentax and olympus (E3) ever pictured their DSLR cameras as being soaked in water. Canon and Nikon produce at least 3-4 cameras each, at this point, with weather sealing, and a whole lot more lenses that are weather sealed, and seem not to be interested to incourage you to expose your camera like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 08:35 UTC
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This looks like it's going to be a killer camera, with features that resemble the Nikon D7000, without the dedicated buttons and status display, which makes more of a professional model. If the AF will work as well and will not have the isues encountered on the K-r and K-5, it will be a worthy purchase option for anyone looking for an upgrade to an entry-level DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 06:59 UTC as 44th comment
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras news story (108 comments in total)

This is a crop lens, meaning no future FF model from pentax. At least they cleared that one up. This lens has small optical elements because it only covers a crop sensor, it hasn't got aperture controlled by a ring so it will not work on the majority of film cameras, (except the MZ-S ?), and has a plastic mount, and a screw driven AF. So in all honesty, apart from it's nice design and aperture blades, this should be even cheaper than the Nikon 50 1.8D. I hope it will be a nice lens but it sounds more like a rip-off, at least at this price.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 24th comment | 9 replies

Great lens, but what about the news of the pentax 50 1.8 launch ?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 12:52 UTC as 36th comment
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RavelR: I think that, for that price, and for what they seem to be aiming for in terms of form and function, they could've gotten a little more creative with the camera (like, make the camera as manual as possible and remove the screen on it, for example?). The sampled picture does look pretty good, through.

That would be just stupid. The whole point of a digital camera is that at least you can check the pictures.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 07:02 UTC
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Zigadiboom: If I was to buy a D800 or 5DMark3 I know that the premium in investing in one of these will give me the lastest in sensor tech, unmatched high iso performance, build quality, image quality, superior dynamic range, cutting edge speed and performance and a plethora of flexibility when it comes to manual controls. I know what I am paying the extra money for.

With the Leica at twice the price of the D800 and 5DMark3 what exactly am I getting extra? Somebody needs to enlighten me. Leica is a fine company and they make some of the best optics going around and have a strong pedigree. There is no denying this but there is only so much a company can use its badge to command a price premium. The so called thoroughbred monochrome samples that I see above doesn't move me in the slightest for what this camera is worth.

However the camera does have one thing. For $7950 u at least get the privilege of reviewing your high resolution 18mp images on its state of the art 230,000 dot screen.

If you can see the images and still say that which you have just said above, then this camera is definitely not for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 06:59 UTC

Absolute, 100% sharpness. Perfect BW look, great looking grain, perfectly usable high ISO's. What Leica is doing with this camera is what other manufacturess only dream that they could have the courage to do. This is the esence of photography, no VR, no AF, no silly nanny-state between you and creation.

This is a punch in the throat to a world that thinks in megapixels, video mode features and frames per second, a world that ushers in a new generation of cameras every year, each manufacturer competing for the bells and whistles award. But is thia photograpy all about ? Leica has been about that decisive moment, anticipated and prepared, not machinegunned at 10 fps. If Leica will go down after this, if these really are it's last decisions before it is consigned to the history books, it will go down with one last show, like Zidane headbutting Materazzi in the chest, in the World Cup final. They may have lost the game, but he defended his honor.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:21 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies
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marike6: If ever a camera deserves a Gold Award it's the D800. Nikon raised the bar really high with this camera as far as IQ and resolution. After shooting with a D800 for a week, all I can say is the files from it are beautiful, low-light is great, and it's really fits my hands perfectly, just feels right. Great job DPR, huge kudos Nikon.

The pentax K-5 was never number one. It is a camera plagued by QC and AF problems and the only thing remarkable about it is the sony sensor. Too bad other cameras share that sensor too. If the K-5 would have been ever no.1 then Pentax would have been in a different place now, instead of being under the supervision of a large printer manufacturer, bought for 125 mil. And even if it was ever no.1 in IQ, it still does not offer nowhere near 36 Mp and only takes pentax lenses, sadly. I struggle to see your point, besides trolling on a nikon D800 thread, what are you on about ?

Shoot what you have and be happy with it, instead of trying to justify your choice. We are quite happy with Nikon here.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 00:03 UTC

Great image quality, too bad for the poor autofocus.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 18:35 UTC as 17th comment

They're going to go bankrupt anyways so they might as well boast with 1 fps and 12 ev DR for 20k. Instead of respinding at the D800 with a 5k 40MP back, 15k 80MP back and try to surpass the 100MP margin, they sit and watch as the MF clients migrate to 135.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 07:26 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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