nicolaiecostel

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

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CaPi: How does Pentax generate income?

Mostly from the printer business that Ricoh has

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 05:39 UTC
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tinternaut: As a customer service and good publicity stunt, doesn’t this rank alongside the awesomest ideas ever? I’ve never owned an actual Pentax (only a Ricoh GR), but have long admired how they put the photographer front and centre of what they do.

yeah, or they could have released a firmware update and called it a day

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 05:39 UTC
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moimoi: And that my friends what is called great custumer service. Congrats to Ricoh-Pentax!

If they had any customers

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 05:38 UTC

550 bucks for a firmware upgrade ? Sounds kinda expensive

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 05:36 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Just stick to promoting this tool to videographers. This can't hold a candle to even the most underpowered flash.

As a photograher, I consider these samples to be unusable for pro work, except perhaps for the close-ups.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Meanwhile, I'm sitting here waiting for a 16-35 f/2.8 in nikon mount with a filter thread for event work, that weighs around 6-800 grams.

I did and it's an old, outdated design, with knows issues with the AF motor. The borders are weak and the general optical performance is modest.

I compared one agains the first generation Tamron 17-50 2.8 on a crop camera and believe it or not, the tamron was better.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 01:17 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)

Meanwhile, I'm sitting here waiting for a 16-35 f/2.8 in nikon mount with a filter thread for event work, that weighs around 6-800 grams.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 20:02 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Ergo607: No Pentax, no go...!

It would be rather ridiculous that a manufacturer would make cameras and lenses and not make all lenses available in their own mount, right ?!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 20:45 UTC
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Ergo607: No Pentax, no go...!

No market share, no lenses. Sigma isn't going to make anyone any gifts.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 00:41 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: The Pen tool is such an archaic thing. This is something Adobe could rethink and come up with something much better.

I'm all for usefull progress, I'm just not up for useless consumption of resources and pointless implementation of lateral thinking.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: The Pen tool is such an archaic thing. This is something Adobe could rethink and come up with something much better.

You shouldn't fix what it isn't broken. This world that we live in is comprised of so many things that are basically perfect for what they are, and there is no need to go beyond them, like basic human diet, the internal combustion engine, DSLR's, etc. However, there are always going to be people that go against the current and try to find solutions to problems that don't exist, while dismissing tried and tested things as dinosaurish or archaic. One of the many quirks of the human nature.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:22 UTC
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Steve in GA: Does anyone make a really bad camera anymore?

Sigma, Lytro, Pentax

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

Capture One Pro 10 runs decently enough on my 5 year old laptop with an i3 and 4 gigs of ram. Off course I have a workstation as well but why bother with adobe lightroom ? The IQ in Capture one is noticeably better, it's faster, I just don't get it ..

I read about this year after year, people building monster xeon machines just to get Lightroom to work fast ..

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 15:22 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Sir Nick of High Point: Obvious questions:
1) Do other tech companies do this (Slow down CPU via software update)?
2) If not, do their phones begin to unexpectedly shutdown or reboot as the battery ages?

Maybe they don't juice their cpu's until the sistem borders instability, to seem faster than the competition.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 01:56 UTC
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LaurenceSvirchev: The 'controversy' was ridiculous from the git go. Who wouldn't want their phone to slow down (due to low battery status) in order to prevent damaging it? The problem goes back to older phones with failing batteries or to consumers not charging their phone properly.
I'm getting tired of companies and personalities 'apologizing' every time they get a bad headline, justified or unjustified.

So you buy a brand new iPhone7 produced 3 months ago and it slows down when you update the software to the newest version, made to favour the iPhone 8 and X, and that's not a problem to you?

What position do you have at Apple ?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 07:22 UTC
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Scottelly: If Panasonic's Eneloop batteries can be recharged 2,000 times, why can't Apple make a battery that lasts 6 years being charged every day (about 2,000 charges) without becoming "unhealthy?"

Eneloop claims that but I have sets that failed and they probably weren't charged 500 times

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 02:57 UTC
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doctor digi: Who cares what Crapple does.

The people that bought iPhones :))

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 02:56 UTC
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RogueSwan: A bit pointless when people post everything (positive anyway) about their lives on countless social media platforms :-)

Yeah but if you're a journalist, in the military, in the secret services or working on any position in a firm that might have a chinese rival, it's not as harmless, is it ?!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 04:23 UTC

Fantastic shots, guys ! The street and u21 don't reaaly blow me away but the rest are very good. I especially liked the wedidng shots, simple, elegeant and atmosferic.

So what if there's photoshop involved, your food has flavour enhancers and colorants, you're wearing and driving things you can't afford yet an artist canlt use a tool in order to express its vision to the fullest.
No art would have ever been possible, ever, with this kind of logic.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 05:02 UTC as 13th comment
On article Have Your Say 2017: the winners (202 comments in total)
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britepixels: It surprises me that no Canon product was in this list. This smacks of Bias. It makes me wonder if the information I get in Reviews is solid or biased.

Every reviewer out there called out the 6D2. Why ? Because it had a worse video codec than the original, they lowered the bitrate in order to discourage the plethora of amateur filmmakers that used the original.

Also, the dynamic range is strangely worse, on par with the 10 year old 5d2.

Is this what Canon users call a great improvement ?

You can barely edit 6D2 files because of the low DR (as mentioned by Thecamerastore tv if I remember correctly, or maybe DPR themselves), but it's great that it now has a decent AF system and a tilty screen.

Yes, it's a really decent camera and it can make great images with a good lens, but so do 99% of the cameras released in the last 5 years.

The FF DSLR market is on thin ice right now, the sonys and crop fujis are getting better and better, and this is canon's answer for the next 3-4 years ?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 04:58 UTC
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