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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"Octa-core procssor ... "
It's faster than a processor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 7th comment
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thxbb12: I very welcome the 100-400, but another 25mm? Really?
Here we go again with the redundant lenses! There are alread two 25mm lens: 1.4 and 1.7. Yayaya none have IS, but there are several holes in the line up that need to be adressed and are much higher priority IMO: UWA prime 8 or 10mm, standard fastish zoom (eg. 12-50 f2.8-4), fastish tele (eg. 50-200 f4) and a 17 f1.4

After waiting for years, I finally gave up and moved to Fuji. Their lens lineup makes a lot more sense than MFT. I can't be happier :-)

thxbb12,

you ... we might be happier actually, if Fuji had sensor a little more efficient also with more Mpixels, as Sony competition and if the X-Trans were better supported by Lightroom and others.

Then they could also walk the path of HR with the sensor shift and it's imperative to extend the exposure bracketing at least to + 2 -2 stops and 5 shots.
Do not need a new technology or an expensive research to do this!
1 stop only, with 3 shots only, is a too silly, absurd limitation!

Need also a fully articulated monitor and a more ergonomic 4 ways pad, as for example that one of Pentax K3II.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Looks premium, but f4.0-6.3? Ugh. I would have liked a shorter range (100-300 or 100-250) and a constant f4 aperture.

I know it.
Top secret events, Area 51 and similar to these, evening and at night!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: '$100, from $799 to $699'

dpreview. Could I remind you that not everyone on dpreview lives in the USA. How about other parts of the world. For example what will the price be in the UK/Europe?

Eruo?

Tungsten, is it perhaps the new money that will be released soon after the ongoing, known difficulties of many European countries?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 11:30 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At 1.09 You can clearly see the Hasselblad left there by the Apollo mission :)

Aah, you're right, more than a copy, of course, and just to make those movies here on Earth, as everyone well know.

So, then I wonder, who put the Hasselblad that you saw before them on the moon ... now I feel a little confused ... 😕
May be Yutu?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At 1.09 You can clearly see the Hasselblad left there by the Apollo mission :)

What?
They left that Hasselblad there on the Moon?
Are you sure?
I did not know it ...

They not had sold in ebay a while ago?
It was perhaps a chinese copy?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Mirrorless is the official term now? So instead of choosing a term which describes the camera, they have moronically chosen a term describing what the camera does not have. One day DSLRS will be a nostalgic memory and we will still be stuck with "mirrorless". Same situation as clipless bicycle pedals.

Genius.

If you have more imagination and skill, please suggest a better name.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
On Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus post (32 comments in total)
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joe6pack: "alternatively one of the slots can house a microSD card" - I don't think I have seen that before. Very interesting.

This is not new joe6pack,

there are other Chinese phones that have a second slot that can house either a microSIM or a microSD card, such as for example the Huawei Ascend Mate7, but many others have this expansion-limitation. Others instead have 3 slots: two slots for mini and/or microSIM and one slot for a microSD memory card only.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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Papi61: "The 1080p screen resolution looks a little dated next to the Quad-HD screens of many competitors in the high-end bracket"

Pretty hilarious how American tech media reviewers NEVER mention that about the iPhone 6...

I need and want at least an OctaHD screen, these Quad screens are not enough for my eagle eyes, and I see those big dots under microscope, too much pixelization.
Buah ...!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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Claudio NC: DaGurney, please!

I own the Samyang/Rokinon 35/1.4, Nikon PC 35/2.8, Canon FD 35/2 and two Zeiss Distagon 35/2 (Nikon and Pentax mount).

I did many tests of all kinds (with many cameras of almost all brand), for resolution and aberrations up to the edges, gost & flare against the sun and artificial lights, etc. etc.

Well, the Zeiss lenses are certainly very good, but the advantage of Samyang for me is clear, it does not generate those annoying pink-magenta fringings that unfortunately Zeiss generate!
In my camera bag I always have that Samyang.

But other Samyang lenses are good to very good: 14/2.8, 85/1.4, excellent is the new 135/2, they are often all with me.
The 24/1.4 is not so good, it is a little weak at the edges of FF at full aperture, untill f/4 ... 5.6.
I have recently sent back my copy because of a strong centering defect.

Probably or certainly the new generations of Sigma Art and Contemporary lenses are even better, the 24, 35 and 50 seem to be better.

I don't have the cinematography version, I have the others and can say to be happy with the new 135/2.
Low cost, really great results as must be an apocromatic lens!
I am also a 4 corners-borders pixel-peeper ...
For me, for landscape use, manual focus only, is not a problem.
I do not need AF, all the AF lens I have are on MF position, almost always, if not always.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 14:39 UTC

DaGurney, please!

I own the Samyang/Rokinon 35/1.4, Nikon PC 35/2.8, Canon FD 35/2 and two Zeiss Distagon 35/2 (Nikon and Pentax mount).

I did many tests of all kinds (with many cameras of almost all brand), for resolution and aberrations up to the edges, gost & flare against the sun and artificial lights, etc. etc.

Well, the Zeiss lenses are certainly very good, but the advantage of Samyang for me is clear, it does not generate those annoying pink-magenta fringings that unfortunately Zeiss generate!
In my camera bag I always have that Samyang.

But other Samyang lenses are good to very good: 14/2.8, 85/1.4, excellent is the new 135/2, they are often all with me.
The 24/1.4 is not so good, it is a little weak at the edges of FF at full aperture, untill f/4 ... 5.6.
I have recently sent back my copy because of a strong centering defect.

Probably or certainly the new generations of Sigma Art and Contemporary lenses are even better, the 24, 35 and 50 seem to be better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 13:31 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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CanonKen: Can I stack them? Trying for a 17 day waterfall exposure.

Yes pdelux,

is right, but not a normal plastic cap, it must be made of steel, or better yet, with lead, otherwise the other frequencies, can pass: X and Gamma rays, from one side, and the radio frequencies on the other side, so could impress the sensor ... perhaps.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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Claudio NC: The minimum focus distance is 38 cm, that is 380 mm, that is 0.38 m, is well visible here:

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/tokina_at_x_pro_sd_24_70mm_f_2.8_if_fx_specifications/

Eeeh? Say what Michael?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:01 UTC

The minimum focus distance is 38 cm, that is 380 mm, that is 0.38 m, is well visible here:

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/tokina_at_x_pro_sd_24_70mm_f_2.8_if_fx_specifications/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:50 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Michel Cojan: «Minimum focus distance is 38mm.»
Should read 38mm (millimeters) or 38cm (centimeters) ? not exactly the same...

???
Where do you see these numbers?

Mais51, on the picture n°5 , I can see a '4', that is meters, not ft.
And this is not the start, the lowest, obviously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: Is this a joke? This was news 5 years ago, same sensor. Canon does nothing new to innovate and must think we are all stupid and have alzheimers.. lol

😄

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)
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star shooter: If this sensor is 120Megs what would its top ISO be...1,000,000? Now that would be something, eh?

Other than that, this sensor would be great for Astrophotography, studio, portrait and landscape.

With extension untill 25.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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Schweikert: I owned a DP1 and greatly enjoyed the image quality, truly awesome for a small camera. The menu was fine as well as the size of the body. But the biggest issue is simply software, Sigma Photo Pro sucks beyond all imagination and no Lightroom support made the pleasure of the camera and the files quickly fade.

Awesome sensor though.

Sigma, you're so close but clueless to the needs of actual users!

HowaboutRAW,

the person who created Iridient Developer do not want to work on this new Raw of Sigma Quattro, that is very different from the others, too much work, too complex, too much time to lose. Already the previous Raw Foveon cameras required a gruelling work, he does not want to go crazy further, has other priorities.

So, unfortunately Iridient don't support Quattros.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)
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richard cohen: Good explanation of the issue. I have to send my d750 back in, and the biggest problem I have is being without the camera for up to three weeks! I was hoping to get a second body at some point, and that is going to have to wait until after the repairs are done. I never experienced this problem and probably never would, but the value of an 'unfixed' d750 will be a lot less than one that has had the repair, so I will send it in. Nikon is making it very easy, just put in the serial number and then print out shipping label. Free both ways which is the way it should be, and no b.s. about sales receipts or anything else they sometimes use to refuse service. All in all, this is the way I would hope nikon would react, they could not have done a better job imo. After all the bashing they have taken, they deserve kudos for the way this is being handled.

Why do not you buy immediately a second camera as reserve, to not have this serious preoccupation? ... as a cheap APS-C body, new or second hand?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)
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smaverickuma: The ultimate solution?

Use a manual focus lens. (Ha!)

I see you've all figured out on the issue, congratulations for the nice unintentional humor, is very encouraging.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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