nicolaiecostel

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

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oscarvdvelde: Why? Just offer the 645 for the price of a Canon 5Ds / Nikon D810 / Sony a7 II and Pentax can take some of their market share.

Yeah, cause everyone wants to buy 4300 dollar lenses to mount on a camera with similar performance to a state of the art DSLR.

And don't give me that medium format lecture cause the sensor in the 645 is not really a medium format sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
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KSV: Lack of spec and whole secrecy is plain rubbish - I do not believe that anyone afraid of new FF from Pentax because it will not make any competition to Nikon or Canon. Or even Sony for this merit. I have feeling in my tail that poor pentaxians will be fooled again.

This will be the Sony A950, mark my words !

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
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Timbukto: At the very least they are completely unabashed about their target audience: Old people.

Rumor has it that they delayed this in order to fix the problems of the K3, let's just hope that there won't be any problems with another model because you're going to be old by the time this hits the shelves.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:18 UTC

Working with it for 5 years and it is THE raw conversion tool.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 00:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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wootpile: Over 1000 comments.

I hope Samsung realize how they shot themselves in the foot with this, specially with how they handled it. Almost all regions have now said "its a local decision".

Stop scraping your foot about it Samsung just say it's a global policy. Come out, face front, and say you've given up on your customers.

Different needs for different peeps. Too bad there aren't more people with your preferences, the NX1 could have made it big.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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tkbslc: Samsung still makes the second most popular line of Picture-taking devices in the world: The Galaxy S and Note series.

According to Flickr Stats, on any given day there are twice as many people posting pics from a Samsung than from a Canon.

Dropping out of markets where you are near the bottom (dedicated cameras) and focusing on markets where you are a leader (camera phones) does not seem like a bad play.

So are you comparing a cell phone snap with a DSLR picture ? How much thought and work goes into one and into the other. Wow ..

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
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biza43: But I thought that what was dying was the DSLR????

It turns out that the SLR design has been around since forever for a reason :)

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
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wootpile: Over 1000 comments.

I hope Samsung realize how they shot themselves in the foot with this, specially with how they handled it. Almost all regions have now said "its a local decision".

Stop scraping your foot about it Samsung just say it's a global policy. Come out, face front, and say you've given up on your customers.

They shot themselves in the foot with the camera business as a whole. They tried making DSLR's and it didn't work, now mirorless and it didn't work, their cameras are just not that special.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

No, the D700 is a good camera but its time has passed. If anything, I would consider the D3 because it hase a larger OVF, much longer battery life and more refined shutter, plus dual slot card.

But I think time has passed on thse cameras and my competition has much better cameras now, I must keep up in the print, color, DR department.

If not for the money, I'd get a D4/s, but I don't earn as much to justify it, so I the D750 might be the best option now.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Thanks Kabe, It's kinda what I wanted to hear. I mentioned the canons because they look a little more rugged and robust.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Maybe you should watch your words, there's nothing cheap about my work and the market I identify with consists of educated, discerning individuals.

I work hard and my tools are used hard in order to get what I want from ever event.

Take that 50 cent language elsewhere if you don't know the realities of the professional event work.

No offense.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

I used the D700 with four fast primes that I kept changing a few hundred times an event. That mount took a beating, the controls took a beating, the shutter, diaphragm lever, all were abused for five years.

Holding the D750 felt like It wouldn't be able to withstand all that. Got me thinking about a second hand D3s or, dare I say it, a Canon camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 12 replies
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toni2: Mirrorless cameras are the future, this is a fact.
Anyway, I think that perhaps you need some weeks to know what is the best way to use a different camera system. You need more practice. Perhaps this is your error.
The worst thing I see in this shots is the colour. It's really really bad.

I bet that's what they said about rangefinder film cameras, at some point, and here we are today. Mirorless is the future for amateur stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:43 UTC

Too small, might as well use it barebulb and not loose that 1-2 stops of light you loose with this contraption.

The thing is, distance to subject is the most important thing in how soft the light looks with a particular softbox and if your flash is far away from the subject, no portable 10 inch softbox is ever going to make a difference.

I have a 60x60 cm softbox and even that is small, I plan on buying a 1--1.5 meter softbox.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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zakaria: pentax is not the only company to rebadge lenses from the others.what about many tokina prime lenses that have the name of nikon.
what about leica and panasonic.what about sony and zeis.
what the problem with tamron lenses.i have the tamron 70-200 and it is very sharp.

Can you please point out a few of the Nikon lenses that are rebranded from Tokina ?

I only know one, the 12-24 and it's not a prime, please enlighten me.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
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bernardf12: This is the benefit of IBIS. Cheaper and lighter lenses. Unless you look at super telephoto of course, then OIS should be included.

Canon and Nikon are not going the IBIS way because lens stabilization is the best way. Works best for video and a very important advantage is with long lenses, where you have a stabilised view in the viewfinder. Try following a bird with a >400-500 mm lens on Pentax and then switch to a stabilized lens and you'll understand this benefit.

I'm not saying IBIS is not good, it has its benefits, you have IS with any lens and all those pixel shift, astrotracer advantages, but i'd take a stabilized lens ofer a stabilized sensor anyday.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
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bernardf12: This is the benefit of IBIS. Cheaper and lighter lenses. Unless you look at super telephoto of course, then OIS should be included.

No IBIS is as good as lens based OS. Even if an IBIS would give you more stops of IS, which it doesn't, you still have the other issues of IBIS such as usage with thelephoto lenses and behavior in video, especially on Pentax, they can't seem to make it work that great.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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Neez: This is the first zoom sony should have released for the E mount. Second should be the 70-200 f2.8.

Then they would have blown away the impresion of small size and weight.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2155 comments in total)

To summarize what I have learned from the wealth of reviews out there:

- in good light has great single focus and pretty good continuous focus, continuous not on par with comparable DSLRs
- in low light the focus cannot be trusted for professional work in both single and continuous. Single is ok but sometimes hunts, continuous just gives up.
- battery life of just under 300 shots, only good for areas where you don't take many shots

Might be wrong, never tried it for myself. Great camera but there is plenty room for improvement for professional usage in certain areas.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 425th comment | 3 replies
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