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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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Ok thanks fuego6, good to know, now I ask you a kindness.
Could you go here:

1- http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com (<- great surprise here for Space and astronauts-activities lovers)
2- http://www.whatsupcams.com/it/webcams/spagna/valencia/benidorm/costa-blanca-benidorm-spiaggia-levante
3- http://it.bergfex.com/bodental/webcams/c7798/

and then report me if, with iPad 2, these sites fully works with those videos and with the still-lapse animation of the the third one, and with what browser?
I do not know if the first and the third are in Flash or HTML5.

With my tablet Samsung-Android, in the first one the video and everything else works well under Firefox and it does not work at all with Chrome.
I would have expected the opposite, given the eternal weakness and instability of Firefox for Android.
But is the opposite for the other two webcam sites.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Yes fuego6, but how is your serfing on Flash-based websites or if you want to watch Flash videos on your iPad 2 ?!
The iPad and iPhone don't support Flash, so there are a bit of problems to solve, with this no native support.

More security, but also more limits and hassles.
I love my Mac computers, but do not love that limit on a tablet.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)

Anyway I recommend, to really help (for one reason or another) who still suffers eye strain while reading, to set a light gray, not the white, in the pages with lots of text, otherwise could still remain the possible discomfort by an aggressiveness of the strong contrast!
The ideal would be to allow the user settings on few background steps, white, very light gray, light gray, medium gray.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 350th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)

The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 351st comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (307 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: No tilting screen, no tilting EVF => no place in the market.

May be vesa1tahti have lost his brain outside, far in the space, and there are no market at all, there ... probably.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (307 comments in total)
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lumberjack63: USB 2.0 !? lol

But it's compatible with USB 1.0 also, no problem ...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
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HBowman: Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.

I agree with you, have had the same thinking.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

I did not need to extend my expenses, but I did not want to regret having lost a unique opportunity and so have postponed maintenance to my car.

Picture quality, operating speed, ergonomics of the NX500 are definitely higher than that of Sony A6000.
Only the Fuji X-T1 is ergonomically better, not for all, but almost everything, even under low temperatures with cold and insensitive fingers.
The bad ergonomics of the A6000, not only in difficult external conditions, has always made me regret when I brought it with me, only to be lighter during short or long hikings.
Similar goes for the A7 series, although less unpleasant to control respect to the A6000.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 25th comment
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

As written by ChuckTa, here down, replaying to PKDanny, I do, have purchased it, despite having many more of all brands and all types, large and small.
It was long since I was thinking about Samsung, after reading reviews demonstrating some excellent characteristics and having had in my hand a little one (2 years ago, can not remember which model, for few minutes in a shop) that struck me positively for a nice and comfortable menu structure and good ergonomics.

When in autumn I was beginning to understand that Samsung probably was retiring, I decided to buy a used NX1 with 3 lenses, to see if it could be useful.
Once purchased, I realized what I was missing, having the others.
Given the uncertainty on future of these Samsung cameras, I have purchased two units more (discounted prices) with the 2 pro zoom and 3 fixed lens + one NX500 and adapters for Zeiss Contax C/Y lenses, Nikon, Pentax, Sony Alpha-Minolta.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 26th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

Obviously you can do this Wally, but manipulate a Tiff file is itself a more restrictive opportunity for manipulating an original raw files, even if the Tiff is not compressed, particularly here with a 3 layers sensor.
Right?

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

HowaboutRAW,

my replay in a new thread, here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57358163

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

I hope you win the bet, without to become too much obsolescent, but I remain somewhat skeptical on this theme.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

HowaboutRAW ... It is not the learning curve the problem with SPP, that would be a minor problem. Missing a number of parametric adjustments and there are various abstruse things, done obviously by someone who has a mentality, or a logic ... may we say atypical? Perhaps not limpid. Perhaps in some way characteristic of Japanese thought, different from much of the rest of the world. Not international.

Capture One has a learning curve slow to climb, but it has a completeness and possibility of adjustments that PPS can only dream.
Not to mention unacceptable slowness and bad instability that have had until yesterday under Mac OSX.
It would be enough to have something like Lightroom or the interesting and powerful Iridient Developer (who unfortunately has stopped the compatibility with Sigma, at Foveon Merrill).

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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psa32: the h seems a powerful camera but which is going to be the price ?

Yes, but seem that he want to know the price of the "h" only.
I think he refers to the H, really.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

So HowaboutRAW,
with your opinion you've just confirmed that is a terrible software. Terrible with negative meaning, of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Even if they want to use their propriety SA lens mount, why not put a much shorter flange distance and then include an adapter / spacer for SA-mount SLR lenses? That way you could adapt a wide range of lenses. With this as it is, you'll be limited to Sigma SA-mount lenses (plus I guess T-mount and medium format). I guess they think they'll sell a few more lenses, but I think they'll sell far fewer cameras, and ultimately fewer lenses too.

Then over time they could introduce lenses specifically designed for the shorter flange distance, to be used without the adapter.

Isn't that basically what Olympus and Panasonic did when they introduced Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless cameras, relative to their older Four-Thirds SLRs?

I only know (but it is not a secret) that all these recent generations of Sigma lenses C, A, S, for Sigma SA, Nikon, Canon and Sony Alfa are designed by Sigma in order to give the greater optical performance on their particular test machine having a Foveon sensor and, I think, without having a so short distance, therefore, to you the conclusions.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Even if they want to use their propriety SA lens mount, why not put a much shorter flange distance and then include an adapter / spacer for SA-mount SLR lenses? That way you could adapt a wide range of lenses. With this as it is, you'll be limited to Sigma SA-mount lenses (plus I guess T-mount and medium format). I guess they think they'll sell a few more lenses, but I think they'll sell far fewer cameras, and ultimately fewer lenses too.

Then over time they could introduce lenses specifically designed for the shorter flange distance, to be used without the adapter.

Isn't that basically what Olympus and Panasonic did when they introduced Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless cameras, relative to their older Four-Thirds SLRs?

Mhhh, no, I don't think so NAwlins.

Almost certainly other lenses, from wide to normal focal lenghts, not specifically designed for 3-layer Foveon, would create strong artifacts, resolution and light loss at the edges of the image.
So is, often, with Bayer sensor of the mirrorless, with Foveon the problem could be also worst.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

What can you say me marc, about the Sony A7R II regarding colour fringes defect?
Less prone to this, than with the A7R using the same lens, do you know?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

I did not say and want not say that the Canon 17-40/4 L is a good or very good lens for all the parameters, but only that it has a good resistance to gosts & flares, and that, in this aspect, the Contax N 17-35/2,8 do even better.
I have all the three Sony A7 series, of the first version.

Years ago I photographed few times with Zeiss lenses for Contax C/Y, mounted on Canon 1Ds Mark II, 5D and 5D II and later on mirrorless Sony:

35-70mm f/3,4
28-85mm f/3,3-4,0
35-135mm f/3,3-4,5
100-300 f/4
50mm f/1,4
50mm f/1,7
25mm, 28mm and 135mm f/2,8

The only C/Y lens that I still continue to bring during mountains hikings is the excellent 100-300 f/4,5-5,6 with an adapted and modified collar for the tripod.
However I go out almost always with a mix of brands, 2 ... 6 cameras (Fuji, Sony, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma dp Quattro, Olympus 4/3, sometimes Nikon D600 (not Canon from years) and many lenses old and new.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

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Legendary does not mean that it is now appropriate to the times, that is, to our current digital mirrorless.
Kipon adapters for Contax N lenses/Sony E mount are not good, have an unacceptable hardware defect, very fragile base contacts which deteriorate quickly and break and more, have some incompatibilities (for example the 70-200/3.5-4.5 is incompatible, absolutely unusable).
I have 2 of these Kipon adapters and one 70-200, but have tested 5 units of this lens.
The adapter "fringer" is well made and work a little better, but always far from as a native lens do.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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