Claudio NC

Claudio NC

Lives in Italy Camporosso, Italy
Works as a Outdoor photographer
Has a website at www.alpinow.com
Joined on Feb 15, 2011

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Very well!

Now USA have certainly not more excuses to pull out.
Thanks to this innovation, NASA can finally return to the Moon using their historical Hasselblad with this new digital-back

... Go!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 32nd comment
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (68 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: I've got a Gitzo 1542 carbon tripod. Its light and steady.
No need for a 'FrankenPod'.

If you do not go for very wide views and you are really 'just a photographer' ... a normal tripod can be enough for you.
If you do multiple shots, to create wide panoramas, stitching many shots, and if you like to have in the panorma also the legs of your beloved Gitzo, again, you could be lucky with this steady tripod.

Otherwise not at all!

Even if you do not do so wide, you like to shot only narrower views, but are in an environment that is not a flat table, with no disturbing elements such as the tangled vegetation and wildly scattered rocks, here and there, and the actions for a reposition the tripod - in order to change the framing angle, close to the ground - is a hard action, is a waste-consume time, and at the same time you do not like one leg immortalized in the picture, well, in this case you'll need another device supporting your camera ...

Just to mention some examples.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (27 comments in total)
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Simon97: how did you get the polarizer to work so well with the sky on a wide angle lens?

Good boy!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (27 comments in total)
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Simon97: how did you get the polarizer to work so well with the sky on a wide angle lens?

Simon97,

apart from that it is partially explained by the author, Mike Perlman, but if you know how does the polarizer and watch the position of the sun, watching the shadows, you should understand just why in that large picture below, there are no those functional limitations which you are thinking about.

If you look at the picture with the church, the effect of the polarizer is a little more visible, but not invasive because the action of the polarizer takes place in the middle of the frame and almost certainly because the residual vignetting of the lens in use, partially make up for artificial differences in brightness created by that optic-polarizer group, (not considering also automatic corrections by the camera and manual post development of the digital film, if any are made).

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 19:40 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (641 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: The most NEW, attractive feature is ... are the 3 slots dedicated to the custom white balance!

Yes, exactly.
I think that it is a typo.
My English say 'settings', not slots that are hardware things, ports, etc.
Is it right?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (641 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Dis hear po' guy lyke Sony, but tink da a65 iz mo' beddah bung fa buck.

Yes, and I hope at least jkoch2 is not one of those that helps to "improve" Google translate.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (641 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Dis hear po' guy lyke Sony, but tink da a65 iz mo' beddah bung fa buck.

Very well said!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (641 comments in total)

The most NEW, attractive feature is ... are the 3 slots dedicated to the custom white balance!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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Yanko Kitanov: Good old NEX C3 for 10X the actual price...good engineering Leica....

Mel, this is the usual banal trifle, told and retold, that says everything but says nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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valdazis: a Porche with Hyundai engine inside :)

Porsche !!
... porca miseria zozza!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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veroman: I might add that I find the new "studio scene" pretty dreadful. I prefer the older one by a mile. At the very least, dpreview should take the the best of the old one and combine it with some new but relevant ideas.

This "studio scene" ...

... is a lot dreadful, is sad, anxious, 25% useful and 75% boring and aesthetically poorly composed, demeaning, foolishly redundant, instill a feeling of poor retrò - old rubbish.

Also it's technically poorly made and, for some aspects, misleading.
For example, different lenses have been used in similar cameras, giving different result due to the different lenses used, if not also for the different camera settings !! (as Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Zuiko 50mm 1:2 macro and Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Zuiko 45mm 1:8).

This is unacceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 article (82 comments in total)
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Deanaaargh: Great! Now where the hell is that damn proprietary Olympus cable!

10 sec!

The time required to go to open the box Olympus OM-D E-M5, in another room, and go back to the control center.
I did not put the cable in the box of a Pentax, not in a Nikon, not in a Canon, not Sigma, not Panasonic, not Sony ...

... not in the microwave, not in the fridge, not in a backpack, not in dematerializer.
Unusual, once in a while, seem there is some order here!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (493 comments in total)

I have the A7r from 3 weeks
with a lot of old, new, manual and AF lenses of many brands + various adapters cheap and expensive (Novoflex with tripod collar, Metabones MKIII for Canon AF), and untill now ...

... I am 100% agree with Barney Britton, thoughts and considerations, also with commas!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 16:53 UTC as 49th comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Even though we can always say "sharpness is not the only thing that matters" - still, a $1700 lens with poor sharpness? Does it get better stopped down? yes, but for the price, IMO, not good enough. I tried it for a day and my first thought was the awful plastic build. Yes, it produces 'unique' rendering, but the fair price should be $700 less.

I do not argue on the high price (that probably is also for produce an optical having no coma distorsion), but the outer good quality plastic polymer is a blessing when working in cold environments, outdoors, not only in winter, when you are in difficult situations and just touching a few moments something metal, to cool fingers that become insensitive and aching ...

The physical appearance and design are important, but the practicality and usability all around is even more and more important!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 12:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (641 comments in total)
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Empies: There are no bad cameras, there are bad photographers

There are no bad cameras?
What idiocy!

Blah, blah, blah ....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:56 UTC
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)
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qom1215: What is the display made of, plastic? Is it going to scratch easily?

They do it with a cling film, is very delicate, best not to touch it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:35 UTC
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)
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peevee1: It is the first Samsung Android phone which I actually like. The shape means that it will be much more natural in the pocket around my leg, in my hand or around my face - not a flat slab, and for a phone that big it matters a lot.
Back looks like leather (although knowing Samsung they probably saved 25 cents and it is actually not a real leather) - also much smarter decision then their usual plastic or even painted metal or glass, making a case basically unnecessary, saving on total weight and size.
Looking for time/weather by pushing on it slightly instead of picking it up and turning up is handy.
Now, bring it to T-Mobile, in pure Google (Nexus) form. Screen might be little smaller to.

... yes, and maybe even cook better and with more uniformity your biological cells with the radio frequency, really nice!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)

Part 2 of 2:

So what are the other targhets, the purposes for these new cool curved shape?
Swinging the microchips of the phone, the picture of the baby in the cradle?

Once upon a time the spherical surface of cathode-ray TVs tube, then came the cylindrical Sony Trinitron, and finally all the current flat devices, with fast amazing quality increases.

And now what do they do?
They bend the screens to make them concave?
It's ok for a big TV, but for a phone? ... no please, if they are not flat and with no antislip on the back.
Ergonomics please, more brains, long experience, and less child-engineers, too much games-oriented!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:51 UTC as 34th comment
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)

Part 1 of 2:

This is a good technological exercise an end in itself that brings little or nothing useful in a mobile.
It would be nice to those in the habit to keep it in the pocket of jeens, on the nice bum of the girls, or on the front side for the boys, doing roll eyes girls in amazement, thinking about a so large size.
If the glass could become sufficiently reflective, it might be of usefull to women (but not only to them) to sure to still have a good makeup ... with the help of a sort of live-view enlarger monitor!

That said, just to say something hilarious though certainly not new, in practical use in the hand, it may be fine, but if used leaving him leaning on a table (or down on the floor in Japan) this becomes surely a definite annoying torment, unless to insert it in a case that makes flat the back and non-slip also.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:51 UTC as 35th comment
On Studio Test Scene article (55 comments in total)
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KrisAK: Please consider a RAW workflow for non-Adobe supported cameras (yes, I'm thinking Foveon.)

I've read R Butler's comments about the need for "like-for-like", but I’m still puzzled: this tool allows me to make comparisons between a FF mirrored Canon, an APS-C Translucent-Mirror Sony, a mirrorless micro 4/3’s, and a Fuji X-Trans. Those very different hardware technologies are considered "like-for-like." But if a camera's RAW files don't pop open in Adobe, it's considered too exotic to shoot.

Why the emphasis on software? By all means, standardize methods where possible, but please don't ignore the outliers.

Try to use the Iridient Developer to develop the Sigma Foveon files, forget Jpg from Sigma cameras.
Iridient Developer can open also all, or almost all bayer sensor files.
At the present it can not compete for ease of use with converters made ​​by Adobe, but I think, in some respects, it's much better, functional, rich and faster than the SIGMA Photo Pro converter.

Inside DPReview test you could post a new experimental set to contain the convertions performed with alternative software, in which to put therefore Foveon along with some of the Bayer cameras and others that will be realized in future, without necessarily having to go crazy with grueling, rigorous methodologies.

An outside border test, without blinders, outside the usual constraining rails.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 19:46 UTC
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