nicolaiecostel

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

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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DingieM: I think its better also for Canon users to boycott big bulky outdated DSLR's and force Canon to come up with FF mirrorless designs, to counter Sony and provide more competition.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 (85 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
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.

Any normal photographer has a hell of a time shooting a wedding, you need to carry all the gear, run back and forth around the couple for 8-12-18 hours that day. Plus the preparation the day before, so much so that you need to take a day off after the wedding and sleep the exhaustion away. Some have families, the have client meetings, shoots during the week, you think photographers are robots that wdint non-stop 12 hours a day, right after the wedding, so they can deliver the files in a few days ? Jeez, the lack of respect this craft gets.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 23:48 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.

Are you people high?! A good photographer who shoots raw, makes the selection, processes the raw and then the Jpeg in PS, has a wedding every weekend, needs about a week to get through a wedding, if not a little more. With wedding piling up, you can expect to deliver weddings within 2-3 weeks at the beggining of the wedding season and by October, you have a 2-3 month delivery time.

Who gives a c**p about wedding photos taken by iphones being available at the second things happen. The best you can do is make a preview with 10-20 images 1-2 days after the event, with carefully selected and processed images, that ooze emotion and quality, and then release all the files after they are good and processed.

If you just deliver all the crap unretouched images within days after the wedding then what the h*ll is the difference between all the snapshooters at the wedding and the hired photographer ? Getting a better shooting point and having better gear ?

This is ridiculous!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: What a terrible piece of optics. They must have designed it in 2001 and forgot the folder in a drawer. Or maybe it was designed by that group of interns they hired last month. Or maybe they commisioned Mitakon or Voightlander to design and make this lens.

I had a Tokina 12-24 f/4 in about 2009, it was an aging lens at the time, and I think it was about as bad as this one.

Either that or they wanted to build a chromatic aberation simulator.

They also have some modest optics as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 07:25 UTC

What a terrible piece of optics. They must have designed it in 2001 and forgot the folder in a drawer. Or maybe it was designed by that group of interns they hired last month. Or maybe they commisioned Mitakon or Voightlander to design and make this lens.

I had a Tokina 12-24 f/4 in about 2009, it was an aging lens at the time, and I think it was about as bad as this one.

Either that or they wanted to build a chromatic aberation simulator.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
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nicolaiecostel: No 4k, no dual cards, AF point grouped up in the center. The three year old D750 eats it for breakfast.

It's very strange from Canon to release a camera with 2012 specs.

Wifi, the mecca of photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: As I hear it, in Russia and russian speaking countries there is a custom that the first sex should be filmed. So the videographer goes and mounts on the tripod, inserts the media provided by the customer and after consumation the customer stops the camera and removes the media, card tape or whateer.

"stranik: No, I photographed a wedding in a russian speaking country. Not everyone on DPR is from the Capitalist US or the UK.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
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Tom Holly: I call BS - that many photographers turning down a porn job? I don't think so.

I wonder how long into the awkwarness until the photographer steps in and starts directing ?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:57 UTC

As I hear it, in Russia and russian speaking countries there is a custom that the first sex should be filmed. So the videographer goes and mounts on the tripod, inserts the media provided by the customer and after consumation the customer stops the camera and removes the media, card tape or whateer.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:56 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
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nicolaiecostel: Let me put it like this: If this thing had 2 card slots and good DR I'd be looking to sell my D750 setup in the near future , Tired with unreliability and obscene Nikon pricing in my country. 5D4 is too expensive sadly ..

Multumesc, Felix ! I hope you never experience any of those issues with your camera. Sadly, I bought mine off of ebay and I can't afford to wait while it's being shipped to the UK for the warranty.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Let me put it like this: If this thing had 2 card slots and good DR I'd be looking to sell my D750 setup in the near future , Tired with unreliability and obscene Nikon pricing in my country. 5D4 is too expensive sadly ..

Sure. The camera refuses to take shots every 1000-2000 frames. I need to take the battery out and put it back in. Happened during a first dance at a wedding and I got quite mad as I missed the ending shots.

Also, at one time, the hole display in the viewfinder just dissapeared for like 10 minutes. At another time, it refuset to focus with my 85 1.4 sigma, for no reason until i dismounted the lens and remounted. Another time it did not write 500 shots on the primary SD slot, lucky I was shooting backup and I checked the battery for the total number of shots.

I'm sure there's more I just don't remember now. POS camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:50 UTC

Let me put it like this: If this thing had 2 card slots and good DR I'd be looking to sell my D750 setup in the near future , Tired with unreliability and obscene Nikon pricing in my country. 5D4 is too expensive sadly ..

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:56 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
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nicolaiecostel: No 4k, no dual cards, AF point grouped up in the center. The three year old D750 eats it for breakfast.

It's very strange from Canon to release a camera with 2012 specs.

@vcsd: no, but it has dual slots, it has a good spread of the AF points, an onboard flash, a 1/200 sync

In my area, the 6d is the primary tool for many wedding videographers, and they're starting to drop them as they move for 4k to Sony and Panasonic.

I estimate that a good percentage of 6d's used today are used for filming. And it needed to have a flippy screen, it needed to have 4k (as others are discussing 8k already), it needed flat profile.

Sure, dual pixel is important for video, but most cameramen I know prefocus in liveview and thenthey shoot, or they just focus manually so I think it's not as important as the lack of 4k. Sales will be hit by this!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 14:04 UTC

No 4k, no dual cards, AF point grouped up in the center. The three year old D750 eats it for breakfast.

It's very strange from Canon to release a camera with 2012 specs.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 14 replies
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