nicolaiecostel

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

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Instead of complaining how high the prices are and how greedy Leica is, just remember that you now have the oportunity to buy a piece of living history.

Once all these pioneering companies will have been bought off by the nouveau riche DJI, Huawei, Godox, Samyang [..], with the design and production sourced in Asia with only a name and a museum remaining from the genuine manufacturer, you will once remember model names made by Hasselblad, Leica, Rollei, Kodak [..]

Buying a Leica is not like buying a replica with a QC label stuck to it, it's like buying a no compromise product made by people genuinly passioned about what they do, that continued a tradition and a business model started when there was nothing like that around.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

Great read, thanks !

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 97th comment
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stevevelvia50: An interesting article on m4/3 Olympus EM 1 verses the Nikon D 810 prints. Without high res mode.

http://www.thewanderinglensman.com/2014/02/the-practical-difference-between-full.html

I can see a clear difference between my crop D7100 and my FF D750 in captured detail, adjustment latitude, dynamic range. The difference between this G9 and a modern FF SLR in real detail, colour and high ISO is going to be tremendous despite what all the marketing leaflets and "synthetic tests" will say
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Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

Awful dynamic range

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

Well since the 645Z uses the same sensor that goes in some Hasselblad and Phase One cameras, I don't understand the excitement. If DXO would have published the Pentax but not the Hx50 or PO then the Pentax would have had an undeserved hype and advantage over the others.

It's not like the 645D would have sold better with a published score of 101. Low sync speed of 1/125, lack of lenses in stores, 4000 dollar lenses, overall sluggishness, dubious customer support and doubt over the future of the company are just a few issues that camera had.

What's the word on Pentax right now, when was their last release of anything medium format (or indeed, 135) related ?

Can't blame anyone for choosing a D800, A7r or 5Ds over the Pentax.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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22codfish: Pentax has already been there; done that.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/0119553924/photos/3561000/img_2601

Any news from Pentax lately ?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
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Camillo: "The Nikon D850 is the best camera DxOMark " and then they say: "While the D850 isn't the best camera DxO has tested ".

What kind of writing is this? This needs a lot of proof reading.

There was a rumor that DXO tested the Pentax 645Z and got over 100 score, but they refused to publish the results.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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Richard Kwon: I hope she okayed the last picture... Most models do not like to see every single detail in their face... I hope she gave the ok to post it...

This is a reeeeeeeeealy old myth. I've never had a model say that, that I can remember

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

This looks like my Instagram wall

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 10:45 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
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Paul20: Interesting camera. I'd be more interested if Nikon produced a decent tilt shift lens to use with it, until then I'm still stuck with Canon/Sony.

Lol at Nikon does not have a TS lens. Who does, then ?!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:58 UTC

Adobe Lightroom: Here, hold my beer !

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:17 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
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Jonathan Mac: Pentax and Fuji must be really making Hasselblad suffer...

Oh, I thought the Pentax that was lastly seen releasing a silver variant of one of it's dated cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)

These pictures aren't doing justice to the camera. I would not buy it based on these samples

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:26 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan Mac: Pentax and Fuji must be really making Hasselblad suffer...

Pentax who ?!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)

More girl pictures, please. Bokeh kinda nervous in some shots, but that is to be expected from a 50 with f/2

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 27th comment
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J A C S: This might be an indication of a lens mount which allows for super fast lenses unlike the current one.

That's a myth, dude ..

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
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odpisan: Much better choise
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-70/2

Are they still in business?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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Marty4650: Just for laughs.... they should have thrown an iPhone into the mix....

I'd throw an iPhone into an industrial blender

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
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noisephotographer: Camera seems to be a disappointment. There are already some samples from cnet and arstechnica. Does not look impressing.
When out-of-camera samples look bad, raw is a must in my opinion. But the camera app does not allow to shoot in raw and also does not have a full manual mode. So 3rd party apps might be important, but then you likely don't get the benefit of the monochrome camera.

I'm afraid all HMD did is write the logo on the back, I fear that this is another Oppo, Meizu [...] phone just rebranded.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 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
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