Osvaldo Cristo

Osvaldo Cristo

Lives in Brazil Itapevi, SP, Brazil
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 22, 2002

Osvaldo Cristo's current gear

Nikon Coolpix P7800
Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
Nikon D200
My minimalist camera used for travel when Photography is not part of program.
Went to "reserve". Rarely used. Mothball camera.
Went to "reserve". Rarely used. Mothball camera.
Nikon D300S
Nikon D810
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Went to "reserve". Rarely used. Mothball camera.
My main camera. Virtually my all situation camera. It is generalist.
Great lens for DX at wide angle. I have used it for a lot of pictures from landscape to Architecture. Great lens! Mothball lens.
Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Although I have read several praises for it in the internet, it is good enough for FX but not a par of my Nikkor 10,5 f/2.8 fisheye at DX format.
I bought for its reach and wide aperture. I discovered the DC isn´t a gimmick. It is really a great feature.
Classical. I had used it even reversed for macro!
Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF
It is the oldest lens yet in use not replaced by a more modern version. I bought it on 2002 and I have used extensively. I do not agree with people bashing it in the internet... not stellar, but a great performer for its size, weight and price. It paid back for its original cost at 2002.
It is another classical. I bought it several years ago just as a fast mid tele lens to use at travels. I had discovered it is much more than that... some people called it "lens character"...
It replaced my old Sigma 15-30, the single WA alternative for my entering at DSLR on 2002 when cameras was APS-C sized sensor. When it was release I went to it for its better IQ and, mainly, smaller size and weight... additionally it accepted standard polarizer filters. IMO it is the best available WA zoom for Nikon DX format cameras. Mothball lens.
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
It was bought to replace my beloved Tokina 35 f/2.8 macro when I went to FX. Almost perfect lens... except for its horrible vignette wide open. Ideal at FX format for studio stills, museums, copy work and floral at the field when you want to include some of the environment.
It was bought to replace the 12-24 for DX format when I migrated to FX format. IMO it is the best compromise for a WA zoom lens for performance, price and flexibility for the welcome Z=VR for my travel shots.
My main battle lens. If I would have to stay with just a single lens, it would be my option. It is not perfect but is the best trade off between flexibility, image quality, reach, size and weight.
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM
Absolute great macro lens at an affordable price without the power drain problems associated with its OS cousin.
I bought it several years ago specifically for night landscapes including stars without trails. It is a very poor lens wide open, my focus point when I bought it. It is my less used lens.
That is my biggest frustration with any lens purchase: I was looking for a "normal" lens for my DX bodies and after to reject a first sample with heavy back focus I stayed with this sample, much better but yet with poor image quality wide open... Mothball lens.
Tokina AT-X Pro 35mm f/2.8 Macro DX
DxO FilmPack 4 Expert
DxO Optics Pro Elite
Ideal at DX format for studio stills, museums, copy work and floral at the field when you want to include some of the environment. Mothball lens.
IMO it is the best film emulator available
It is the best raw developer I know when considering all aspects I value. Best lens corrections and very good color rendering.
HDRsoft Photomatix Pro
Nik Capture NX
Nik Viveza
I really would like to like it also. I hate the most of its rendering as looks me terrible... when I adjust it to be more "natural" I lost the HDR effect! Spoiled money IMO!
The best color rendering for Nikon. It is a pity it is lame IMO. I rarely use it.
Very good and flexible plug-in. I started to use it for the NX features...
onOne Perfect Photo Suite
Portrait Professional Studio 64
Topaz DeNoise
I really would like to like it... I cannot fit it into my own workflow.... rarely used.
Another stuff rarely used... probably because I rarely make people shots... :-)
Good as a plug-in in PS, but do not expect for any miracle... It is a par with Noise Ninja IMO.
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Color Checker Passport
  • DxO ViewPoint 2
  • Focus Magic 4
  • Helicon Focus
  • Image Trends Fisheye Hemi
  • Noise Ninja 2
  • Rawdigger Research Edition
  • Redfield Fractalius

Osvaldo Cristo's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Added Feb 22, 2015
Added Sep 29, 2014
Added Sep 13, 2014
It looks a good replacement for my aged and bad Sigma 20 f/1.8 I use for landscape at night (with stars at background). Let us wait for reviews of this little lens - I am specially interested on its sharpness and coma when wide open.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Added Feb 23, 2014
I bought my Nikkor 80-400 AFD on 2002. I would consider to replace it by the newer model when the price come down closer to USD 2,000...

Osvaldo Cristo's previous gear

Kodak DC260
Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon D100
Despite its compact size it is a real camera! It went to my daughter on the end of 2013.
My first SLR camera I bought on 2002. It was the best option for me at the time. I trade in it by my D200.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR
For years it was my main lens. It replaced its non-VR AFD cousin I used previously.
Other gear:
  • Kodak S-400SL film P&S camera My first Photographic camera bought on 1980s
  • Nikkor AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF My first SLR lens!
  • Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG My first *real* WA lens!