nicolaiecostel

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

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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phatbog: i'm coming from high end medium format, FF & aps-c, digital but sometimes film. My conclusion is simple, after 2 months with the K-1 and +20,000 actuations on this camera, with +20 pentax FF AF lenses, i disagree on almost anything you find bad.
AF doesn't miss. AFC is almost perfect. everything with this camera beats or is equal to Canon & Nikon high end FF. Remember Canon & Nikon have dedicated cameras & gear for sports. Pentax doesn't . What you loose with Pentax in perfect pro sports photography, you gain everywhere else. I'm sure if you would've spent more time with the K-1 you would've find it way better than your conclusions. ;)

You come from high end and medium format and you bought a Pentax ?

Where's your review page and your comprehensive review, because what DPR says is in line with other reviewers.

BS much?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

Children in Africa could have eaten that !

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 127th comment | 2 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: You need a grip and three batteries to have the battery life of a DSLR. How much does all that combo weigh ? You could probably get a D750 for that ..

@Beaver: enjoy charging batteries !

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)

You need a grip and three batteries to have the battery life of a DSLR. How much does all that combo weigh ? You could probably get a D750 for that ..

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:54 UTC as 141st comment | 8 replies
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nicolaiecostel: I'm underwhelmed. Yes, those taken with flash (all except two),are truly amazing in detail rendition, skin tone and dynamic range. But a D810 or 5Dsr or A7r2 would yield very good images if you use flash, albeit not quite as good or as many Mp.

BUT, the two shots taken with natural light are really disappointing, There is little contrast, there is a slight yellow cast, some noticeable noise and the focus is off to the far eye in the second and the first doesn't really inspire sharpness or detail., the far eye is barely sharp

I'm sure the camera will be amazing in its final form but all I see here is a camera made for steady, flash photography.

I did now. Why didn't they check focus and manual focus, then ?

It's not like the camera had a total shutter count of ten frames and you couldn't take any more.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 01:04 UTC

I'm underwhelmed. Yes, those taken with flash (all except two),are truly amazing in detail rendition, skin tone and dynamic range. But a D810 or 5Dsr or A7r2 would yield very good images if you use flash, albeit not quite as good or as many Mp.

BUT, the two shots taken with natural light are really disappointing, There is little contrast, there is a slight yellow cast, some noticeable noise and the focus is off to the far eye in the second and the first doesn't really inspire sharpness or detail., the far eye is barely sharp

I'm sure the camera will be amazing in its final form but all I see here is a camera made for steady, flash photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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22codfish: $hit! That's a gutsy looking camera. It turns heads.

The best part, it feels so nice in the hand. Once I held it, I didn't want to put it down.

Now tell me again, I forgot. What was your complaint?

Unless you want to shoot video. AF performance doesn't matter if you're a landscape photograher. This argument can be extended to whichever function you arent interested in.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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ozturert: So K1 is a typical Pentax camera: Boat load of functions, excellent ergonomy, very good image quality, inexpensive for what it can do, but bad AF performance (worse than competition).

Yeah, excelent ergonomics but you can't change focus point easily. Yeah ..

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2651 comments in total)
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22codfish: $hit! That's a gutsy looking camera. It turns heads.

The best part, it feels so nice in the hand. Once I held it, I didn't want to put it down.

Now tell me again, I forgot. What was your complaint?

Can't you read ?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:55 UTC

NSA approved feature, coming in the next iOS update. I was just going to switch to iPhone next month, guess I better reconsider.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 13:18 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
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nicolaiecostel: I warned you, in the article that announced the purchase of SanDisk by WD, I said that they will interfere and mess things up, and you contradicted me.

Here is the proof !

Those time travellers, man. I tell you ..

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 15:38 UTC

I warned you, in the article that announced the purchase of SanDisk by WD, I said that they will interfere and mess things up, and you contradicted me.

Here is the proof !

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Lassoni: But what if the lenses were little bit slower, just so they could also be lighter? I'm not saying pancake small, but small enough to be comparable to smallest FF lenses maybe? Have big sensor, but let retard the optics in terms of speed a little bit so they package doesn't end up being heavy, and you have body + 2-3 primes weighting under 2 kilos.

No, they're not the same speed as the FF 1.8 !!!!

They might be the same equivalent depth of field ?! (3.2 to 1.8), but speed is light gathering capability, and 1.4 is 1.4 and 3.2 is 3.2, you get 2 and a half less light with the MF lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Lassoni: But what if the lenses were little bit slower, just so they could also be lighter? I'm not saying pancake small, but small enough to be comparable to smallest FF lenses maybe? Have big sensor, but let retard the optics in terms of speed a little bit so they package doesn't end up being heavy, and you have body + 2-3 primes weighting under 2 kilos.

A little slower ? Mate, the lenses are f/3,2 and f/3.5, any slower and you'd need a tripod.

They say MF gives shallower DOF, but a D750 with an 85 1.4 wipes the floor with this Hasselblad combo. The lenses are slow ! Let's just hope they're insanely sharp and corrected.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The price point is revolutionary for Hassy. It is not for everyone. FF DSLRs have more usability. If your shooting style requires a MF (OK, 645) then this offers portability at 645z price point!

Many folks expected this (wanted) from Fuji. Time for Pentax to reveal what they've been working on.

The 80D is a fantastic camera and it seems to come with great dynamic range (finally), while having probably the best video of any DSLR. The only thing Canon does wrong with it's other cameras is the DR, other than that they are fantastic cameras. And I shoot Nikon ..

Sad thing is, people don't care about photography anymore, people only care about gadgetery, about the latest and the greatest.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The price point is revolutionary for Hassy. It is not for everyone. FF DSLRs have more usability. If your shooting style requires a MF (OK, 645) then this offers portability at 645z price point!

Many folks expected this (wanted) from Fuji. Time for Pentax to reveal what they've been working on.

As far as I know, the lenses actually are from Fuji. It is hinted that some electronics apart from the sensor might be from Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: If you can't afford it, you most likely don't need it. Like an expensive painting, it works only placed in a luxury mansion or penthouse, or in an art gallery for the public.

We're not comparing food with a 10k camera. One is a basic need accessible to most people, the other is a luxury item.

If you want a food comparison, we can compare filet mignon with chicken wings. If you can't afford filet mignon, you probably don't need it anyways, something else, cheaper, will do. Like a Sony A7 or a D810.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

If you can't afford it, you most likely don't need it. Like an expensive painting, it works only placed in a luxury mansion or penthouse, or in an art gallery for the public.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 305th comment | 5 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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ekaton: Leica, what were you doing in the last 5 years? Designed, developed and made in Sweden is the new standard.

Isn't Hasselblad from Denmark ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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ecka84: I want it! Can't afford it.
The End

Just work harder !

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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