Osvaldo Cristo

Osvaldo Cristo

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

Osvaldo Cristo's current gear

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
Nikon D200
Nikon D300S
Went to "reserve". Rarely used. Mothball camera.
Went to "reserve". Not used at all. Mothball camera.
Went to "reserve". Not used at all. Mothball camera.
Nikon D810
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
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.
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.
Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
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!
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.
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
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.
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.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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 VR for my travel shots. It is not heavy but it is bigger than I would consider reasonable.
It is the replacement for my 14 years old and very used Nikkor 80-400 VR AFD. I hope it lasts another 14 years as my main telephoto lens.
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 CC
  • Color Checker Passport
  • DxO ViewPoint 2
  • Focus Magic 4
  • Helicon Focus
  • Image Trends Fisheye Hemi
  • Noise Ninja 2
  • Rawdigger Research Edition
  • Redfield Fractalius
  • StarFilter 4 PRO

Osvaldo Cristo's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Nikon DL24-85
Nikon PC-E Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D
Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Added Feb 24, 2016
Added Mar 13, 2015
My dream macro lens
Added Sep 29, 2014
I would like to shot 360 degrees pano in a single shot!

Osvaldo Cristo's previous gear

Kodak DC260
Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon Coolpix P7800
My very first digital camera. I bought it on 1998. I made around 15,000 shots before to replace it by Nikon D100 on 2002, when I gave it to my brother in law - BTW he is yet using it!
Despite its compact size it is a real camera! It went to my daughter on the end of 2013 and some time afterwards to my son.
A great improvement over the excellent P7100. It went to my daughter.
Nikon D100
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR
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.
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!