nicolaiecostel

Lives in Romania Timisoara, Romania
Works as a photographer
Joined on Aug 16, 2011

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (228 comments in total)

While these pictures won't win any photography contests, they are clean, crisp, contrasty images with good white balance and color.

That's how you stay nr. 1

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 52nd comment

I see dead people !

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 28th comment
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akjos: I tested this abomination on my D4 together with 4 other sigmas in the camera store expo with bunch of teps from different companies. All but 1 had serious focus issues. One would figure that at least the samples to show off to ppl would be cherry picked no??! No... thank you.

Correct focus is a combination of camera and lens. Your camera might need calibration, or you can have perfect calibration on your camera, you calibrate the lens on it at Nikon and then you may have a perfect combo.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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xectis: So Nikon is still holding on to DSLR's like a General Custard.

Mirorless is the future for amateurs. Pros need to see the real world, use a camera with full good ergonomics and great battery life. Tried on an A7s2 and a GH5 and they are nothing more than glorified compact cameras, I could never use one profesionally.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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Holger Bargen: I wonder why this camera does not have a built in flash. For Pentax K1 and Pentax K3ii the reason was the GPS system they also need for their Astrotracer. Thus, maybe they will have an option for EVF on board - otherwise I don't know why they need the space for the flash.

Ummm, bigger viewfinder ?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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xectis: So Nikon is still holding on to DSLR's like a General Custard.

That's what sells for them, and that's what photographers want. Everybody else makes toy cameras so why would they, they had the 1 series experiment.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
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FuhTeng: So if a person didn't actually PUSH THE BUTTON of the camera, who owns the copyright? the trap's sensor? The trap? The log? The baby grizzly?

The guy who owns the camera and placed it there

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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ttran88: For Nikon's 100th birthday you get an announcement of a future products name. Bravo Nikon!!

Panic and dispair.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Ask any husband, if all you gave your wife on your anniversary was a card that said "I got you something AWESOME! ...I'll tell you more at a later date." ...you'd be in the dog house until that "later date" came.

Happy 100th anniversary to you too, Nikon. I'm buying a Pentax K-1.

Great, what lenses are you be using it with, a couple of tamrons and some ancient screw driven pentaxes ?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:31 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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newe: There better not be oil on the shutter mechanism!

I'd be more concerned about the shutter mechanism failing for no particular reason, a la D750.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

I knew this much from nikonrumors, the name. At this stage in the development I'm sure they have the hardware and the specs, so why would they not realease them ? Panic, doubt ?
Will they get round to making it or will they decide that "it doesn't make sense to manufacture it in the current market situation" ??

Nikon is so lucky that the 6Dmk2 doesn't have two cards and it's a dud, cause I would have dropped my nikon gear like it's hot.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
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JanMatthys: The fact that D3's can be purchased used for under $1k is insane! Dollar per Dollar, best DSLR of all time!

I think the D700 is an even better buy

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
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DPReview007: This is absolutely hilarious. Just plug in the Sony RX100 in the comparison tool above! The original from 2012! That's a 1" sensor compact released on June 6, 2012. The Canon 6D II roughly matches its DR :), and matches its video specs (1080p at 60 fps).

Kudos to Canon for matching a 5-yr old compact Sony's DR and video in an FF body 5-years later at 4.5x the price :)

Panasonic gives you a the GX85 including a kit lens for $498, and that shoots 4K 60fps and has 5-axis IBIS!!!

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1243845-REG/panasonic_dmc_gx85kk_dmc_gx85_mirrorless_micro_four.html

My iPhone has been shooting 4K video for years. For free!

Thank god I didn't put in my pre-order. Nor did my brother (he sent me the link to this article just on time). Nor my GF. We all own the original 6D, and all wanted to pre-order the 6D II. Not anymore.

Canon execs must have gone mad!

Yeah, get that G85 but be careful to shoot under ISO3200

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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photofisher: Suddenly 2K for a GH5 or OMD EM-1ii doesn't look so crazy.

Well, 2 stops of lower IQ for the same money does seem kinda crazy.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:31 UTC
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DingieM: I think its better also for Canon users to boycott big bulky outdated DSLR's and force Canon to come up with FF mirrorless designs, to counter Sony and provide more competition.

Put a tele on that Sony and tell me how long it takes untill you get dizzy from the EVF. Took seconds for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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ogl: K-1 is outstanding in terms of noise.

Thanks for sharing that, so are a thousand other modern cameras. Just not canons.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art (88 comments in total)
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NicoPPC: Looks great!

DPR may think about hoy they handle their samples gallery. The ACR produce, so far one can see, terrible result in comparaison over RAW's convertor.

Maybe use the camera jpeg or makers raw's convertor.. But, looking at the ACR's result is pretty bad for any lens/camera...

If DPR switches to Capture One, the IQ improvement over ACR would be so great that most people would never get that kind of IQ, since most people use Lightroom.

Also, that would make older galleries converted in ACR seem modest and accentuate the difference between cameras. And last but not least, Capture One has some strange hues when shooting in artificial light and making corections, mainly the purple hue on the skin in some situations. That's the only flaw I can think of.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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vFunct: Wedding Photographers: PLEASE learn to deliver your photos WITHIN THE HOUR of the wedding event. These days, weddings are designed for social media. Your photos are going to be useless 4 months after the event, when a million people with cell phones already posted pictures of the event.

The sports, fashion, and celebrity industries learned to post event photos immediately. The wedding industry needs to learn to do the same.

You absolutely need to be able to learn to edit quickly - to cut down 3000 photos down to 500, and to grade quickly - adjust exposure, color-correct, etc.

Have a workstation at the event with an editor on hand, with your cameras connected to it via wi-fi, have Google Drive or iCloud photo sharing enabled.

You'll thank me for this, because now you won't have a backlog of post-processing work to do.

This means you couldn't care less about quality, and I bet you're not willing to pay top prices either.

This isn't the world now, this is how you perceive wedding photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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vFunct: Wedding Photographers: PLEASE learn to deliver your photos WITHIN THE HOUR of the wedding event. These days, weddings are designed for social media. Your photos are going to be useless 4 months after the event, when a million people with cell phones already posted pictures of the event.

The sports, fashion, and celebrity industries learned to post event photos immediately. The wedding industry needs to learn to do the same.

You absolutely need to be able to learn to edit quickly - to cut down 3000 photos down to 500, and to grade quickly - adjust exposure, color-correct, etc.

Have a workstation at the event with an editor on hand, with your cameras connected to it via wi-fi, have Google Drive or iCloud photo sharing enabled.

You'll thank me for this, because now you won't have a backlog of post-processing work to do.

Would you like to hire a photographer to your wedding that edited the pictures in a few hours ? I definitely wouldn't. Look at the masters of wedding photography, look at the most famous ones right now, like Keda, Sails, Gionis, Yervant, Chrisman, Ivanov, etc and just look at the amount of processing that goes into their files.

Where would those people be without post processing ? They would probably be just another photographer in a sea of photographers looking to make a quick buck.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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vFunct: Wedding Photographers: PLEASE learn to deliver your photos WITHIN THE HOUR of the wedding event. These days, weddings are designed for social media. Your photos are going to be useless 4 months after the event, when a million people with cell phones already posted pictures of the event.

The sports, fashion, and celebrity industries learned to post event photos immediately. The wedding industry needs to learn to do the same.

You absolutely need to be able to learn to edit quickly - to cut down 3000 photos down to 500, and to grade quickly - adjust exposure, color-correct, etc.

Have a workstation at the event with an editor on hand, with your cameras connected to it via wi-fi, have Google Drive or iCloud photo sharing enabled.

You'll thank me for this, because now you won't have a backlog of post-processing work to do.

@vfunct:, I work as a professionl photographer since 2008, I have done fashion events, runway, sporting events with multiple matches and all sorts of other events and no one asked for the photos in hours, let alone minutes. We have had 1-2 days delivery terms but veeeery rarely. And if you think an image out of camera is deliverable then I'd reaaly like to show you a before and after retouching, to see what quality looks like. It's sad that all some clients want is low price and quick turnaround. That's fast food photography and I rarely if ever work with such clients.

Edit: I have shot a restaurant that asked for same/nexy-day delivery, true, but the pace was realy slow, they brought a new product to shoot every hour or so so I could edit on the spot. That is impossible to do with runway, fashion, which is edit-intensive, or god forbid, weddings.

Just like with restaurants, taylor made clothing, good quality photography takes time and money.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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