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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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 (1929 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 (1929 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
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)

stevez, I replay to you, but I write to all.

If the Sony A7, A7R and A7S are mirrorless cameras ... I can say you that, also these, have this issue, a strong shaped flare!
Instead, Fujifilm X-E1, X-T1 and X-A1 are immune to this kind of issue, and I think that all the others, X Fuji mirrorless could be free of this issue. Also the Pentax K-01 and Olympus EM-1 have not that flare (like D750), even if they are not totaly immune: they have another form of flare.
They produce a purple flare comet form, perpendicular to all the 4 sides in this Olympus, that is probably created by a little frame present around the sensor (a metallic frame that is not enough matte black and that reflect too much), and a flare on 1 side only -the right side when is in landscape orientation- in the Pentax K-01.
This Pentax have an element, not black, but clear metallic on 1 side of the sensor box! I have all these 8 cameras, Sony, Fuji, Pentax and Olympus, I speak for what I can see every time I use them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 148th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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stevez: Nicely done DPR. I especially like that you've tested other cameras besides the D750 and found similar results. I remember on rare occasion finding unusual flare even on my D700. Makes me glad I've switched to mirrorless with none of those flare or focus issues.

Mirrorless not mean to have not a flare issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Well it seems the "it must be tiny (even if it's so tiny it not as easy to operate) and it must have all the same features as camera x" crowd is still alive and kicking...and complaining, as usual. Probably complaining about something they'd never be interested in buying anyway.

So let me get this straight. Everyone wants a cameras as tiny as a small point and shoot with a 24-500mm f/1.2 zoom lens that retracts into the body so it's pocketable....but the camera still must have all the dials, controls, image quality and functions of a Nikon D4S, otherwise the manufacturer failed completely and is clueless. Is that right?

Not enough for me, might have at least a 21-1200mm f/0.9 and 10-1000000 ISO in a 500g with an expandable and form-variation body. Of course I mean an 1 milion ISO with a near to zero noise, at full 100Mpx resolution sensor with full spectral response variation (including or cutting) from IR to UV.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
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batmatty: Maybe someday Nikon will release a camera that doesn't need to be serviced every few months. Wishful thinking for 2015!

On my Fuji S1 and S2 (made with Nikon body, years 2000 ...2003) after about 1 year of use, and a few tens of thousands of shots, the shutter mechanism was already broken.

My D600, in addition to the known spots on the sensor has had, after few months of use and about 20000 shots, a fault in the shutter mechanism: the lever that controls the diaphragm was blocked during use and was no longer moving, it was completely blocked. My Nikon D300 is still ok.

Never happened this break-faults on my Canon cameras, 1Ds MKII, 5D, 5DII, 550D and Pentax K5, despite having made tens of thousands of shots with the 550D and hundreds of thousands of shots with all the others.
In return, as downside, the Canon have always had and continue to have the well-known and significant problem of poor sensors, I mean that well known problem (banding-pattern & noise) on the low light side of the histogram, so offering a lot inferior quality than the others, Sony-Nikon, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
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