nicolaiecostel

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

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Correction man: didn't canon start of life by copying Leica ?

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

I don't know about Canon but nikon started by making cameras by copying Leica, Nkoin's first cameras, the rangefinders, were Leica copies. Their lenses were german copies from various manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
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janist74: Everyone complains about the preis (what I understand), but did you recognise this: "full-resolution RAW images at up to an unprecedented 60 frames"

If this is no typo, then this is brutal. SIXTY FULL RAW FILES PER SECOND. Wow! I hope I can do the bracketing with this speed....

Now Pana needs to update the GH5 rumors: 6k jpegs 30/sec seems obsolete now. :)))

If 60 fps means you get 10 frames buffer then you only shoot for .12 of a second. How deep is the buffer ?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I'm a loyal iPhone user and would happily take this camera if it could be put inside an Apple device. I'm quite stunned by the IQ in these shots and hope Apple uses this as stimulus for really pushing their own cameras further for their 2017 models.

Lol, laggy and buggy Android is not what apple users crave :)))

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)
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JeffreyJC: Shakes head... really? $1,300 dollars?

An iPhone 7/+ is about 1100-1400 dollars in my country, depending on version.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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Correction man: didn't canon start of life by copying Leica ?

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

Nikon, Nikon did.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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WillWeaverRVA: The video quality is incredible. The video stills are comparable to the Nikon D5's full frame sensor. This is an absolute steal for anyone even remotely interested in videography.

The AF tracking for both stills and video is also pretty impressive for a mirrorless camera.

Lol. The sensor is 4 times smaller so you will have a 2 stop difference. Trust me :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: What pro users (like myself) want is 17 inch screens with 32-64 gb ram, >1tb storage, conventional keyboard and plenty of connectors of all types, ESPECIALLY USB.

What Apple wants is to make change for the sake of making change and selling overpriced adapters.

They say that windows is unstable because of what they read online, most people saying that have no idea how to configure windows and build their own PC. My windows 7 has more than 2 years since it's been installed and I use it for 10-12 hours every day for editing, browsing, I browse obscure sites every now and then and what do you know, no viruses and it just works.

I'm currently editing files from a camera from last year on a 4-5 year old mid-range PC with no problems.

I can not imagine how hard is for a pro photographer to edit photos on a 15 inch screen, let alone 13,3 inch, that would be masochism.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

What pro users (like myself) want is 17 inch screens with 32-64 gb ram, >1tb storage, conventional keyboard and plenty of connectors of all types, ESPECIALLY USB.

What Apple wants is to make change for the sake of making change and selling overpriced adapters.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 21st comment | 9 replies
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gurgeh: Looks good, but at this price point a last generation 28nm graphics chip is just unacceptable. This is a 2 year old chip fabbed on a 4 year old manufacturing process. I will look at it again once it is upgraded to Pascal with 16nm FinFET or whatever comes next.

Yeah but then you will say that the current generation is old and you want the newer one coming.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
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disasterpiece: Save for the display, this looks similar to an iMac - overpriced, compromised hardware.

The board fit the case but the case had some cooling tunnels, some plastic bits that could not fit once the board was in. Also, it was not supported in the Z840 handbook.

As far as buying pre-made workstations go, I tried to convince him otherwise but he is an experienced user and he had both workstations and built PC's in the past and he says that built PC's are fiddly and unstable while workstations just work.

Also, I don't know any online store in my area that sells xeon processors and dual processor motherboards. That workstation really is a work of art.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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disasterpiece: Save for the display, this looks similar to an iMac - overpriced, compromised hardware.

Why in the world would you need a 1080 in a photography workstation ?

I'm now going thru Nikon D750 files in Capture One Pro on a 4-5 year old Intel i5, 16 gig of ram and a 70 dollar video card, on a SSHD drive ...

A friend just bought a brand new HP Z840 workstation with Intel Xeon E5, 16 gig of ram, SSD, 2x3TB WD red, and didn't order a quadro video card because he thought he needed a 1070 for video rendering. It turns out that the 1070 not only it didn't fit, but it was not hardware supported in some way, so he ordered a bespoke M4000 quadro, all for 3500 dollars. Would have been more expensive with dedicated SAS and the second E5 processor with some memory.

Workstations are designed and streamlined for specific applications and you can bet that they will do that job and then some.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
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disasterpiece: Save for the display, this looks similar to an iMac - overpriced, compromised hardware.

The display is the whole point of it. You should not look at this like a desktop alternative, its only alternative is the wacom cintiq, and it seems that this is far better.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
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gurgeh: Looks good, but at this price point a last generation 28nm graphics chip is just unacceptable. This is a 2 year old chip fabbed on a 4 year old manufacturing process. I will look at it again once it is upgraded to Pascal with 16nm FinFET or whatever comes next.

Will it not be the same story then ?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
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disasterpiece: Save for the display, this looks similar to an iMac - overpriced, compromised hardware.

Compromised ? Explain

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: I want a large screen sitting at a comfortable distance and height in front of me. I don't want finger prints all over it. Oh wait I have a 27" iMac that fits perfectly and runs Photoshop just fine. Kind of nice because I can sit back drink my coffee and look at my photo in comfort. Then go back to work adjusting the curves etc to my liking.

I am a wedding photographer but lately I have gone towards fashion and other jobs that require extensive retouching.

Just the other day I was retouching with my mouse and really wishing I had bought a wacom. I can see a real benefit from having one of these as my main workstation.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:19 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: I want a large screen sitting at a comfortable distance and height in front of me. I don't want finger prints all over it. Oh wait I have a 27" iMac that fits perfectly and runs Photoshop just fine. Kind of nice because I can sit back drink my coffee and look at my photo in comfort. Then go back to work adjusting the curves etc to my liking.

Very insightfull, please tell us more !

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
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munro harrap: Beg Pardon, but WHAT is this thing doing here in Dpreview? Its totally fine in a graphic artists website, but Dpreview? Whatever! As far as I can make out this "discrete" (americans cant spell!) device uses only bog-standard laptop processors, and is consequently neater than a PC, but Apple laptop priced beyond the reach of all but the mad/wealthy, since I would these days not expect to pay more than £600 max for the monitor by itself.

In an age where 4K TV screens cheaply abound I would rather that option: I would much rather pay once for a 100% ARGB colour corrected big monitor with 4-5K resolution that can serve as my TV too, As this is, its graphics processors do not even qualify it as suitable for hi-end gaming, so in 2 years time, it will no longer exist in its present expensive low-end configurations. I'd have the screen- but its not even 100% ARGB, sad, sad, sad, just like Apple!!

My iPad Air has a gloss screen and I use it for my client presentations. As far as I know all smartphones are gloss screen. A matte screen is only usefull for viewing stuff on it for extended periods of time. And a bi*ch to clean up.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
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munro harrap: Beg Pardon, but WHAT is this thing doing here in Dpreview? Its totally fine in a graphic artists website, but Dpreview? Whatever! As far as I can make out this "discrete" (americans cant spell!) device uses only bog-standard laptop processors, and is consequently neater than a PC, but Apple laptop priced beyond the reach of all but the mad/wealthy, since I would these days not expect to pay more than £600 max for the monitor by itself.

In an age where 4K TV screens cheaply abound I would rather that option: I would much rather pay once for a 100% ARGB colour corrected big monitor with 4-5K resolution that can serve as my TV too, As this is, its graphics processors do not even qualify it as suitable for hi-end gaming, so in 2 years time, it will no longer exist in its present expensive low-end configurations. I'd have the screen- but its not even 100% ARGB, sad, sad, sad, just like Apple!!

This is a photography related website and this is a photography related product. Seems about right.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
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eno2: Microsoft Surface Studio morphs the photographer's wallet into oblivion!

As do the latest camera (Canon, Nikon coming) and lens (Nikon) releases.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:50 UTC

Apple HQ right now:

/watch?v=AtbMnixO2nc

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:49 UTC as 68th comment
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