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 photo Rocky Mountain Elk in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

An outstanding composition and a majestic elk! I'm deeply impressed!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo 2013-08-08 GSL Wetlands 075a in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (2 comments in total)

I remember that image! Thanks to your outstanding skill, the SX50 raised to the competition level with the "big boys"! Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 09:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

karlchwe: So.... What's the best camera?

Kidding!!!

(No, seriously)

Not at all, it's under $600 and weights 900g with the battery in it! I'd suggest to give it a try :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
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karlchwe: So.... What's the best camera?

Kidding!!!

(No, seriously)

Nikon P900 - did you ever have an eq. 135 2000mm reach and usable handheld images too ?!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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kodakrome: Yes, all cameras these days are great. But that's one reason why people complain about reviews. No matter what camera you buy, no matter how happy you are with it, no matter how good your pictures are - you'll spend the rest of your life being told that other cameras are better and maybe you should have made a different choice.

That's only if you prefer to read reviews instead of enjoying your images :) BTW, I'm only a zoom addicted hobbyist (i.e. compacts only, no DSLRs), but I always buy cameras after seeing several user images and not by the reviewer opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On photo Northern Harrier in Flight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Outstanding shot! I knew it from your site!

Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Hawk with dragonfly in the Captivity in nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent image, congratulations! I think however it's not a dragonfly, but a cicada :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bear inspection in the Bear(s) challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent shot, congratulations, but... how much time did you wait for bear to finish its inspection? I hope you haven't had anything edible inside lest get your backpack destroyed :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 08:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Free to Run in the Free challenge (6 comments in total)

WOW! Congratulations, Evan! Directly as I saw the challenge title, I remembered your wonderful wild horse images and the Pacing Mustang story and lo and behold, the winner of the challenge are YOU and no wonder, because it's a splendid image!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 5th comment
On photo River to Nowhere in the Ultra Wide and Fisheye challenge (5 comments in total)

An outstanding image, congratulations! I'd call it however "River FROM Nowhere" :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 17:13 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Long Zoom Compacts (68 comments in total)

I'm just asking:
1. The 2015 roundup shoudn't consider the cameras lauched in 2015 only?
2. Why is missing the largely acclaimed Nikon P610?
3. I don't think the 8X optical zoom could be considered a "long" zoom. A 25X or even 50X would have been much more realistic.

Thank you for reading.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 7th comment
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vaughanB: I could get better shots than this with my super cheap Kodak AZ526, this is heavy bulky and not particularly versatile gear , you could get these shots with a £150 budget superzoom, I have just shot this at an effective focal length (35mm) of 1248mm (52x optical) PLUS some digital zoom, this was a tiny bird and you can view this at many many times the size of the original subject and it still stands up, unlike those shots of huge bears viewed at many many times less than their original size, the camera industry and this site seem to need to perpetuate this myth, but the truth is, most of the time you no longer need this outdated bulky and expensive kit to get good shots, ps the camera that took this shot cost £99.00!!, somebody recently replied to me on this forum saying "your photos are not actually as good as they look"

https://flic.kr/p/wsMmzJ

You're dead right. BTW, check that SOOC image of P900 out:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8679031173/photos/3327366/dscn3802

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (184 comments in total)
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GEwart: I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if the Nikon had the Canon sensor.... how often can one say that?

SX60 isn't a good superzoom, that's a fact. Get a cheap refurbished SX50 or better a P610.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 19:00 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (184 comments in total)
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electrophoto: Why such massive zooms?
Like 1000+mm

I've seen a number of shots taken with these cameras at 800+mm and honestly none of these long-reach photos have much to offer, aside from the massive zoom-reach.

Just look at The P900 2000mm House-Photo here - the lines are all wobbly, jittery, details are completely smeared.
it looks VERY artificial.

Even the "cat" at 1200mm, much closer up than the houses - details are oddly lacking, painted over look.

I completely get the appeal of say anything up to 400mm...
I can fully understand a good 200mm in a "compact" camera...

but IS or not - beyond 200-400mm it just becomes a gimmick with rather bad photographic results... so why bother at all?

I mean there's bound to be a reason, why you'd need 12'0000$+ for that 600mm Nikkor F/4... and a massive tripod to actually make use of it.

Consider that at f/6.5 and it's tiny 1/2.3 sensor - it behaves like a f/36 lens on full frame... useless.

Please check that SOOC image out:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8679031173/photos/3327366/dscn3802

It's 2000mm handheld! It's a good image, but if you make an effort to visit the forum, you'll see there jaw-dropping images at full zoom. Now you understand what P900 are good for?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
On photo Cactus Finch in the Wildlife in context. challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations! I was sure it's a DSLR image :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment
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Dave C 150: I don't see the point of posting the images on here. I'm sure they were much better than they appear on my screen. If that is how bad they really were I can't really see how it was the fault of the lens because I have seen superb images on Flickr with it. There just has to be a problem with DPR uploads. These look soft and lack contrast. I could get better shots of a bear with my mobile phone than that!

Definitely! Just take a Nikon P900 and you get a better image, even at 2000mm eq. 135 :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On photo Bobcat in the Mammals up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Bobcats are very cool! So is your shot too :)

Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 08:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo phosphorus in the Bright challenge (10 comments in total)

Superb! Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 09:30 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo 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 photo 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
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