nicolaiecostel

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

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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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Sonyshine: Probably the first Microsoft product I have found tempting since..... well.... Windows 3.1?

A brilliant product and one that will spur Apple on to more innovation too.

Well, the surface seems to be going strong ..

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:05 UTC

How is Leica still going despite lacking innovation ? Is the hype still generating financial momentum ?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply
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Pooya Rastin: Some of the pimples on my table tennis rocket are torn. What if the same thing happens to this 10K+ Leica camera?

Well then don't play table tennis with the camera if you don't want that to happen

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article iPhone 7 real-world sample gallery (49 comments in total)

Looks more like an Apple advert to me. I have never seen tack sharp images of people eating ice cream, taken at 1/30 th of a second. Ok, the camera stabilizer will prevent shake at 1/30 but where they instructed to freeze so that daddy can take a sharp picture ? That little guy eating icecream must have been drooling big time while the smartphonephotographer tried to compose the shot.

Other than that, the pics in good light look great, but why would you wash a chicken ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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barrym1966: so they copied the idea from Godox and charge extra for it :)

Lol Godox. Ever heard of Profoto and Broncolor ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (159 comments in total)
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fPrime: The Nikkor 24mm 2.8D... lots of contrasty 3D pop, great colors, compact and light, plenty sharp, and more than fast enough unless one doesn't own a decent flash.

Only $250 on the used lens market compared to spending over $700 for either the Nikon 24 1.8G or Sigma. Just sayin'...

I used that lens for some wessings and ot was terrible. Weird flare and really soft corners.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (108 comments in total)

OMG, look at the noise at ISO100, I'm dying :)))

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 30th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (209 comments in total)

Well the RX10 looks to me as a succesor.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 19th comment
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

The sigma 24-35 is barely a zoom and has an 82 mm thread and 940 grams. The Nikon 20-35 2.8 has a larger zoom range and is 561 grams., almost 400 grams less ..

The Nikon 24-70 2.8 is 905 grams and has trice the zoom range ..

Trust me, a 24-70 f/2 for full frame would be huge and very very expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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