luka3rd

luka3rd

Lives in Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.bilfoto.com
Joined on Nov 19, 2010
About me:

Photographer... What else? Oh... and a 3D animator. :)

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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Top plate display is "finally" ruined! From D200 onward we have had huge and nicely laid out unit, this one is a shame...
Well, they gave us selector mid button customisation, but took from us this...
It's still amateur camera (no AF separate button either)... of course.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 112th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

As far as technicalities go: "only changes are related to how you hold and operate the camera" really? Only?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 33rd comment
On First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras post (45 comments in total)

With such a limited options, QX10 is much better option! For 500usd I'll find at least two smaller and much better photo solutions!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 06:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony QX100 preview (159 comments in total)

With that price and size it has to have all that have real camera! RAW and ISO above all!
With such a limited options I see QX100 as overpriced and oversized toy, in photographic sense - absolutely useless...
In balance with all the aspects, QX10 is much better option! Much more pocketable, much cheaper and offers one thing phones certainly lack: large zoom!
Card slot is ok, but zoom and sutter controll are absolute excess! It should have been stripped of all details that could be handled by camera! Software could control focus and shutter separately, and lens has zoom ring already...
Very unlike Sony to introduce half thought product... It's for very narrow audience.
Shame... :-(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 05:48 UTC as 20th comment

Desirable!
Don't be fooled by the price, though... it is "Art" series... there will probably be pro models which will cost much more!
I assume that Art will be in the "low build quality / high performance" sector.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:53 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies

Good review! Shame for the strange VR problem at crucial speeds...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 54th comment
In reply to:

ClearGlass: One issue that was not mentioned, is if you purchase Nikon's Grip and opt to use a D4 battery, you must also purchase a charger for the battery. For the record, the charger is $309.00 at Amazon.

In total, if you do the math for Nikon's Grip "MB-D12" ($397), a D4 battery "EN-EL18" ($145) , the Chamber Cover ($30.00), and a D4 battery charger ($309), you're going to be spending $881.00.

I'm all for saving money, but quality does matter. Then again, if you rarely use your grip, you might as well give the Vertax a try and see if you can live with it.

Naturally there are cheaper battery options for Nikon's Grip, but the review did leave out a very important point, when it brought up using the D4 battery in conjunction with Nikon's new D800/E Grip.

Yup! I bought MB-D10 in time and the cover for "big" battery... it seemed so good! When I went in another store for the battery and saw the price + the charger! Never bought it... :(
Went for AA's.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 23:11 UTC

Nikons price is off the scale with those new grips... absolutely insane.
Nikon's are not of a perfect quality either. What you said of Vertax: "The AF-on and shutter buttons don't have quite the same positive travel as the equivalent controls on the D800's body, but they don't feel dry or 'clicky'." is absolutely the same as with MB-D10 for D300/700!!! Every time, for FOUR years I turn my camera to vertical, I misfire at least two or three shots until I accustom to much softer buttons... bummer! Never had that problem with vertical grip for D200, also original!
So, since Nikon's are degrading in quality, they do not deserve that kind of money, and 400 dollars is absolute lowest... give that Vertax a chance - it is reviewed by this site, so as I saw - it works!
@niciphore - yours is for 5DMKIII - not same... don't mix...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 23:06 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon releases AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens article (1 comment in total)

Wow... that's the telephoto I'll buy when I grow up... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)

Stop using "all but"... it was never used until some months ago on this site...
It is absolutely unclear idiom and very hard to put in context on such a technical site as this one...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 18:56 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)

Oh Nikon, why is there no OK button in review mode option, like D300 or better... for quick focus check???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 15:57 UTC as 24th comment
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)

Focus mode switch and illuminated buttons are very good upgrade, love them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 15:40 UTC as 32nd comment
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)

Where is exposure lock from previous models? And metering switch was very useful, why remove it?
And, yes... DP is going south.
Leave all but cameras to other sites!!! Do what you did the best!
You are too much moving, changing officies, employers... do the JOB!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 15:18 UTC as 33rd comment
On IMG_5786-Yellow photo in mardibros's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Spooky! Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_2112 photo in mardibros's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice, but sun spoils the frame...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Suction action in the Native & Wild Bees challenge (4 comments in total)

Great shot! Very nice... everything! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:14 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

Reilly Diefenbach: Exciting stuff for photgraphers! Imagine a 4K 60" showing your jpgs and vids.

60" HD is more than enough! Spend money on something else...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 22:56 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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kk123: I keep my D3S.

And I am still waiting for the D400:
Lightweight DX 18MP
8fps without battery package
Built-in GPS
Faster AF than D300/s

Great thought! D7000 also was put right between two models... I think you got Nikon! ;) It really looks like Nikon deliberately is doing that so people stop expecting replacement models, but for a change - new models! Bravo AlNikon! Bravo Nikon! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 13:35 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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TJGKG: The D7000 seems to have better image results in the studio comparison than the D600. Maybe I'll keep mine after all and just upgrade the lenses to FX. It will be interesting to read the full review. So far I am not that impressed.

By what are you not impressed TJGKG???
If you don't have FX lenses and are not interested, please read review of some DX camera... I mean - Where are the better results of the D7000? On the black glass of the bottle?
If there is any flaw on D600 pics it's all that dust all over the "scene"...
And, PLEASE do tell me precisely where D7000 is better. Please! I want to see that.
D7000 is simply the best DX camera to date, is that not enough? FX is simply other league, don't fool yourselves...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 13:16 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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welbil: Can anyone tell me if the D600s superior dynamic range (vs the D800) that SEEMS to be indicated in the studio scene comparison is real or just an artifact of the comparison screen?

I'm referring to the apparent resolving of the entire top of the cotton spool in the box that's half-way between the Martini and Baileys bottles. If you move the little magnification window over the box you'll see what I mean.

Now you might think I have too much time on my hands but it's important to me for landscape photography. Is the D600 sensor sucking more light out of shadow areas than even the seemingly astonishing D800?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/5DIII-D800/index_controlled-tests.html

Please don't clog this up with Canon vs Nikon bs; I shoot Nikon, okay and just want to know what to upgrade to.

Oh, and on that test from frendmiranda.com - it's nonsense! I get that the D800 is superior camera, but to enlarge 22mpix to 36, and not vice versa in order to maintain detail? Never heard that you can enlarge anything... he could shot D800 in smaller resolution. Or whatever... stupid test... MkIII can not be that bad! He is just traveling to some nice nature and makes very good photos. Doesn't mean that he understands PC or anything in it.
Confirmation of what I want to point out is ridiculous high noise in MkIII files! Hey, my D80 is better than that!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 22:07 UTC
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