Augustin Man

Augustin Man

Lives in Romania Cluj, Transylvania, Romania
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Nov 22, 2010

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On Mantis in the New Species challenge (11 comments in total)

Wow! That's incredible! Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 14:56 UTC as 5th comment
On Thunderstorm over Munich in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

Prima, congratulations! I visited that observatory three years ago, by a glorious weather:
https://picasaweb.google.com/106913078899624028286/Munchen2012#5789964493052228994
All the best, alles gute!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 4th comment
On Leopard's Impala Feast in the All tuckered out challenge (8 comments in total)

An image of outstanding excellence! Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

mpgxsvcd: Here is the moon at 3200mm equivalent with a GH2 and a $30 tripod. Try catching a plane in front of the moon at that focal length. It isn’t very easy especially without a tracking mount.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYl7GvspoRk

And here is the moon with a $500 telescope and the GH4 at 4K. This did use a tracking mount though. That makes it much easier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaUsn1LEATs

But even more difficult is to get a STILL image, not a video: I have such an image in my gallery at page 19.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On Eggsplosion! in the Sound trigger challenge (6 comments in total)

All your images are SENSATIONAL! Thank you for showing them and explaining how you achieve them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 06:58 UTC as 5th comment
On Snow Geese Migration in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

An outstanding image, Evan! No wonder you won the challenge :) !

Congratulations,
Augustin

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 08:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)
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orion1983: IMHO, there is absolutely no reasonable advantage compared to a SX50 which has RAW and is also half the weight and dimensions but with excellent IQ FOR A MEGAZOOM. Unfortunately, it´s not produced anymore....but still available.

SX50 is an outstanding camera and it beats P600 on every aspect, except the lens, which is better at Nikon. In my opinion RAW isn't big deal to such a tiny sensor, it's although a shame Nikon persists in not implementing it, and there is no CHDK equivalent here too (NHDK!)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I'd love to see a camera just like this, but with a 2 inch sensor.

The Canon FF 1200mm weights 16kg and costs $1000000!
It's the laws of physics :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: 2000mm equivalent permits moon shots without Digital Zoom. With an EVF and an articulated LCD as well as a wider range of settings, it does justify getting a bridge camera again. But after the P600 compared badly against competitors for focus reliability and speed on YouTube reviews (in that time frame) - how much better is the P900? We still get new enthusiast compacts that put grinding zoom noises on videos. Will the P-900 be quiet? And will it save a video and retract the lens before the battery goes flat? I am harping on about this because I have two reliable and quiet travel pocket zooms.

You're right as always, Henry! I have P600 and it's exactly as you said: the lens is outstanding, but the focus slow and unreliable, even compared with SX50, my other usual super zoom. But somettimes I can get excellent images, so I'm rather fascinated by that P900 super gun :) , despite that as all Nikon bridges lacks RAW, filter thread, hotshoe and lens hood.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 07:29 UTC
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Jim: Rhetorical Question: I wonder how much better the G3X image quality will be over an SX50HS when compared at 600mm and below? Especially so, since the SX50HS can be had for $200. Maybe it's just me but I am not seeing the value proposition here.

@Lan: I hope you don't mind, but did you SEE SX50? It's an outstandingly good camera, but NOT pocketable :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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whakapu: This may be all the camera I need, if the glass, sensor and general speed are up to snuff. My SX50 (not the crappy new SX60) is an amazing camera. I always seem to get more shots from that than my EOS when I take both. The lens is amazingly effective. The only thing keeping that from being a perfect camera is the tiny sensor (low ISO threshold - limited DOF control). If Canon get this one right they may not sell anything else

Agree completely!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
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sierranvin: I can just imagine this thing at 600mm, my arms extended, outdoors, the screen vague from glare, my image wobbling with the animal or bird I imagined I might shoot, going in and out, in and out of view...
in and out, in and out huh huh Where'd it GO!!!

Maybe Canon thinks folks will use it on a tripod through their urban apartment windows as a kind of poor man's peeping Tom tool?

I know a lot of people, myself included, who aren't professional photographers, just passionate to shoot and who doesn't care about the VF. I heard all the time that more than 25X zoom is useless without tripod, than 30X, than... Wel,l I shot 60X handheld and LCD and got nice results. So much for the photo theoreticians, which, strangely, don't have a single example in their galleries. Mario is right.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:15 UTC

Now THAT's something quite outstanding! Congratulations to catch so well the moment, but I think the lady wasn't too happy when the bird tried to fly with it's "building material" to the nest :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 05:42 UTC as 9th comment
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Augustin Man: Wow! Interesting to say the least, but how big and heavy would be that "grote" zoom? Besides, after the SX60 cold shower, I feel like treasuring my dear SX50, but also like moving away to other brands :(

To wait more than two years for a super zoom worse than SX50.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 20:17 UTC

Wow! Interesting to say the least, but how big and heavy would be that "grote" zoom? Besides, after the SX60 cold shower, I feel like treasuring my dear SX50, but also like moving away to other brands :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:23 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On Feathers of frost in my window in the Jack Frost challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent, congratulations!

Augustin

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Zugspitze in the 'How Green Was My Valley' challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent image, congratulations! But Zugspitze, with 2962m, is not even close to the highest mountains of Europe: in Austria only there are tens of peaks over 3000m! It's however the highest mountain of Germany.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 1st comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sven44: Part 3

This phenomenon is (more or less) compensated for by selecting a different ISO level. But that, in turn, means a DIFFERENT F-VALUE to give the same shutter speed.

So (ad nauseam)

An image taken with a 2x crop sensor at f/2 with a 50mm lens at 1/60s with an indicated ISO of 200

will produce an almost indistinguishable FINAL IMAGE to

One taken with a FF sensor at f/4 with 100mm at 1/60s AND AN INDICATED ISO OF 800.

Same depth of field, same scene brightness, very similar noise level (the smaller sensor of one compensated for by the higher ISO of the other).

OF COURSE THE FIRST IMAGE WILL BE FOUR TIMES BRIGHTER ON THE IMAGE PLANE. WE GET THAT, BUT IT’S IRRELEVANT! It *needs* to be four times brighter (intensity) because for a given indicated ISO reading, four times as much gain is going to be applied to the signals produced by pixels that are four times smaller!

So f/2 on our smaller sensor is IN EVERY SENSE THAT MATTERS *EXACTLY EQUIVALENT* to f/4 on a larger sensor.

I'm just a hobbyist, but I like the article quite a lot; actually it will not be for much use to me, as I'm only a "zoom addict" of P&S cameras, but I want to understand what I'm doing. Thus, I'll put your above comparison on the bottom of my camera, just in case of forgetting. Thank you very much!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

1/16000 sec?! Sure isn't one zero too much?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 288th comment | 4 replies
On EdOrchid photo in Augustin Man's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is my "Broken Branch" orchid, edited by Ed using PSCS6 to canvas resizing and cloning: great job!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 1st comment
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