nicolaiecostel

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

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On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (140 comments in total)
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jkokich: $34 million and they couldn't develop it? What a scam.

a) they would have developed a copy of that expensive drone, to attain the same capabilities in the video. It would have been as or more expensive than the original and they could have not shipped that to the customers
b) they would have delivered some kind of drone at the listed price, but said drone would not be able to attain the capabilities advertised

c) methinks crowdfunding ideas are mostly wet dreams made to part fools with their money

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)

Looks like a Samsung S6 edge. I really hope Nokia's new phones will not just be copies of established models, made by foxconn.

I bought an A6 2016 and I want a good reason to drop it and buy Nokia again.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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LDunn1: Only wish they had added IS to this lens. As it is, I think the Tamrom 15-30 f2.8 di vc might be a better option for some.
I accept IS may not be that valuable for the Landscape photographer using a tripod, but anyone who may want to use the lens for handheld video too, well, IS would be beneficial.

!hjulenissen, I did not say 2.8 is fast enough for any kind of photography, you did. Please check my post, as I quote:

"With 2.8, this lens is fast enough for the photojournalist or the wedding folk,"

I shoot f/1.4 to f/2 primes, I do not own any zoom at the present time.

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
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LDunn1: Only wish they had added IS to this lens. As it is, I think the Tamrom 15-30 f2.8 di vc might be a better option for some.
I accept IS may not be that valuable for the Landscape photographer using a tripod, but anyone who may want to use the lens for handheld video too, well, IS would be beneficial.

With 2.8, this lens is fast enough for the photojournalist or the wedding folk, IS is not beneficial when shooting moving subjects where you need fast shutter speed anway.

As for that other use, the landscape and architecture bit, well you need a filter there. Either to stop seawater or sand by damaging your front element, or to mount an ND or polariser, or maybe a square filter system with minimum spend. This is where the likes of the Tamron 15-30 and Nikon 14-24 fail.

IS is only really useful for such a lens while doing video, and that is not the intended purpose for this lens.

I have lamented for a long time over nikon's lack of a UWA lens with a filter thread, as I do weddings and I clean my front filters after every event. Ah, there's the 17-35 f/2.8 but that lens is a POS.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Why are most 100% crops either soft or motion blurred ?

I think it's bad technque, my D750 gives me tack sharp images. Does the D500 mirror slap that hard so you get blurred images even at those short exposure times ?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
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maximme: Dear Nokia

Pleeeeease do NOT give us a thin phone.
Make it a thick enough battery to last the whole day.
I am tired of lugging a battery bank around.
JUST put the 2 in one device...

oh, make it a 4.5 in screen.
Guys can't take 5.5 in screen cause we DON'T carry handbags

4.5 is small. I currently carry a 5.2 and even though I thought i wouln't be comfortable with it, it's fine and I really love the big bright screen after years of 3.9 inches.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 08:24 UTC

Just got into Android after iOS on my iPad and Symbian on my E55 and MeeGo on the N9.

Android is amazing, or at least the version on my A5(6) is, and if this will be a true nokia and I will be able to afford it, no doubt I will get it.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 01:33 UTC as 17th comment
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)

Why are most 100% crops either soft or motion blurred ?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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ttran88: Once upon a time we were forced to shoot with these big black boxes if you wanted to get respectable results. Thank goodness times have changed.

You can take pictures of your dinner with just about anything nowadays, what a time to be alive !

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 23:15 UTC

If you would have shown me this gallery without telling me what camera was used, I would have never guessed it's a MF camera. They look like pictures from any other camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 23:32 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Jefftan: In my eye jpeg color very cold, not nice
funny I often hear Canon people attack Sony color
to me Sony clearly better color

What monitor do you use ? Is it calibrated ?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)

Great colors

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 09:27 UTC as 13th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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Timbukto: When I first saw the bar shot at 1/2 second I was like....wow is that really IBIS and handheld or tabletop shot. Very impressive IBIS shot on wide angle. You just can't shoot wide slow shutter shots on DSLRs like that because of mirror flop, etc.

I wonder how many stops I can get without IBIS, but with a few more drinks. Not a huge fan of the 24mm f1.8 however. Wonder how many stops you can get on the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and if there are any 3rd party glitches to worry about.

@Timbukto: That's called panning and it's something like 1/20-1/10 of a second, you don't even need image stabilisation for that, I can do that all day with my unstabilised lenses on my unstabilised DSLR ...

My point stands, proper technique=proper images. Bad technique "because you can" = images with no fore thought that look like just another snap.

Call me old fashioned but I recently visited some begginer forums and got horrified by what those people posted with modern cameras. You didn't see stuff like that 7-8 years ago, when people actually had to think and overcome the limitations of the gear when taking a shot. Like using lighting or a tripod when the light is bad, properly processing the files, bracketing, compositing and so on.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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String: I guess I'm missing something... if you are shooting with the Sony G Master lenses, why would you buy the A6500 over the A7II?

And you think the A6500 will be used for sports ? Maybe by soccer moms.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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Timbukto: When I first saw the bar shot at 1/2 second I was like....wow is that really IBIS and handheld or tabletop shot. Very impressive IBIS shot on wide angle. You just can't shoot wide slow shutter shots on DSLRs like that because of mirror flop, etc.

I wonder how many stops I can get without IBIS, but with a few more drinks. Not a huge fan of the 24mm f1.8 however. Wonder how many stops you can get on the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and if there are any 3rd party glitches to worry about.

Why would you want to shoot 1/2 handheld? Do you want to shoot ISO200 at night and f/8 ? Anyone interested in sharpness either buys a fast lens or gets a tripod for deliberate long exposure times.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

@Deliverator

Idiot, I meant it gives me reliability issues. Have you even bothered to check out my portofolio ? The D750 gave me plenty great shots, the sh*t that I don't like is the viewfinder electronics going totally blank for 10 minutes, the mirror flapping without reason after I change a lens. I was talking about cheap build by Nikon in that post, what in the world made you think I said the camera is responsible for me not taking good photograps ?????????

Think before you post !

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the US, except for cinema stuff and Kodak, was never a big lens producer.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

I was reading a review of it, compared to the Canon 85L and the optical quality seemed to be on par with the current 85 1.4G Nikon and a little better that the Canon L, no claims of supperior or stellar optical quality.

Can you point me to sources that can prove that this lens is anywhere near as perfect as the Otus ?

Let's not forget that this is a Nikkor, not a Sigma, they shouldn't have to skimp on build quality and AF motor so they can sell the lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

I agree but this thing looks flimsy and cheap, we're not exactly talking about some masterfull build, are we ..

If that's how they design and build them, no wonder my D750 gives me the sh*t that it does.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)

Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 29th comment | 19 replies
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