nicolaiecostel

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

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We've heard so much of sony because they throw buckets of money at reviewers. Is there a reviewer out there that Sony did not invite in a hot air baloon, a helicopter, a trip to a location they would have not otherwise have afforded ?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 23:04 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies

Just got a new D750 myself, go Nikon ! What was that about DSLR's being dead ?

Nikon should, imho:

- lower the price of the SB5000, I had to buy into the Godox flash system with the TT685 and AD200 and Nikon is going to have to work long and hard to get me back

- lower the price of 1.4 primes and performance zooms, I have two sigmas that were cheaper and better than the two Nikon primes I use. It's ridiculous

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 20:04 UTC as 65th comment
On article Sample gallery: Pentax K-1 II (155 comments in total)
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taruaS: It may not have the specs of the A7iii but if you want your camera to still be functioning perfectly in ten years time, this is the one to get. The Sony will probably be landfill long before then.

That's funny, because years ago I recommended a Pentax *istDL to a friend, and within one year of purchase it broke down and had to be serviced while he was on vacation with the camera.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:10 UTC
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Nat123: Isn't this clone of yougnuo or whatever else 85mm 1.8 AF lens?

Yongnuo is a clone of the Canon 85 1.8. Their flashes are clones of canon and nikon flashes. Where the heck would a chinese clone company get the tech to develop an 85 1.8 on its own?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 23:40 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Something for everyone. Professionals want SLRs and don't buy each new model the moment it's released. Hobbyists want the camera with the highest DxO score, and there are a lot more doctors and dentists than professional photojournalists.

Well I'm a professional and he's right. We want the "get the shot no-fuss camera"

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 21:15 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sony= crappy battery life, crappy handling, crappy expensive lenses, crappy stripy sensors, crappy PRO service, crappy weather sealings, crappy Sony colors.... Did I miss anything else Canon / Nikon shooters??

You nailed it on the head brother. Slow AF as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

I was being ironic. It's a video oriented mirorless camera, not a video camera.

Here, a list of panasonic video cameras:

https://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lumix-cameras-video-cameras/video-cameras.html

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 20:42 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

I wasn't aware that the GH5 is a video camera

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 16:02 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

Pros using mirorless? You mean small, unergonomic bodies, with small TV's for viewfinders and laughable battery life ?

I would too, if I were a masochist.

And I have tried the GH5, Sony A7s, etc, I know what I'm on about.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (94 comments in total)

Sure, so you can smack it in someone s head, like a videographer in my city did. Cause, you know, that low battery indicator always blinks so you can never trust it, or you can just snag a church tower, like he did, or some branches, and plummet down

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

Also, no camera or lens I own ever needed calibration. And if it ever did, I;'d rather calibrate than deal with slow or imprecise Af.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 14:33 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

Amateurs need EVF to see what their getting. If you shot with strobes like serious photographers often do, you would still have to rely on skill to get the shot, because not only that the EVF would not shouw you the final expusure, but you also not see what you are photographing, since the frame would be underexposed with a mirorless. Not with a real viewfinder in a DSLR

Hence, the mirorless fad is for amateurs mostly and the advantages they see derive from mobile phone and compact camera photography.

If you have a basic understanding pf photography you know what you will get, plus there's that scale in the viewfinder that shows you if you under or overexpose, and there's spot metering, duh

It;s like we;re getting more and more closer to idiocracy in all domains. Now we expect computers to do everyting for us, we don't even bother to think or experiment.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 14:27 UTC

You can barely understand what happens in this picture, it's more of a snapshot to me. The photo of the guy in flames running is miles better.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 16:33 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)
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RubberDials: 40 comments.

29 by non Sony users.

Tells you all you need to know.

Yeah, it ltells you that a Sony product is compared to another brand's product, that has way more fans.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 15:05 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)

Could be with a real viewfinder and a dedicated AF module. Oh wait, that's the D750

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 15:04 UTC as 200th comment | 16 replies

Well Elinchrom's newest product is an external battery pack driven, 500 watt flash. Just like they have been making for 10 years. Even Godox, a knock-off brand at some point, now has embedded the batteries in the flash making it more portable, compact and powerful.

It's strange that Profoto, arguably the most popular lighting brand amongst pros, decided to skip it.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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nicolaiecostel: Photography is fine the way it is, thanks

They're not crippling cameras, they're offering them at a lower cost by removing unnecesary features for that particular market destination.

We'd all like nikon D5 internals in D7200 body at D3400 price but that's not the way manufacturing and advertising works.

Each company needs to make profit and survive, if one is not okay with what X company is ofering, then he can go buy from the competition.

I am quite happy with what Nikon, Sigma and Godox are providing me, keeping in mind cost vs performance. Sure there is more expensive gear but I cannot afford or justify it, so I am at peace with what I could buy and use it to it s best potential.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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dr.noise: I thought Lytro was changing photography.

They tried but decided it's too much work :))

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 11:00 UTC

Photography is fine the way it is, thanks

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 10:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (362 comments in total)
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I have a dream: The earth is flat.

I hope you guys are messing around with us with the whole earth is flat thing. Because this conversation kinda sounds like a deleted scene out of Idiocracy.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 19:00 UTC
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