nicolaiecostel

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

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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (787 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Yawn....

..at creating softer images than the competition

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (787 comments in total)
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RubberDials: Well, the Fuji users are going to be pleased but everyone else is going to be scratching their head about this one.

For me I think you guys should just come clean and admit you give the gold star to whatever you want to.

Well, the D7200 takes sharp pictures for one. The X100F doesn't seem to bother too much in this regard.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:32 UTC

Nice and sharp but I'd invest in medium format if the sensor would be close to 6x45. This is glorified full frame.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

Small market margin or shrinking + overpriced hardware + bad software = Nokia. Apple has the first two negatives but the software is still the best, but it starts to show cracks. Installed Ios 10 on my iPad Air and it's slower than plants grow, i have to wait seconds for apps like mail and facebook to open.

That's one of the reason I bought a Samsung A5 2016, a very good phone made from metal abd glass and way superior to any i?Phone at the same price level.

It may crash the facebook app on ocasion, it may stutter and lag once a week but the rest of the time it's much faster and way less restrictive than my idiot iPad. I'd be worried if I was Apple.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Max Iso: Pointless IMO. If i wanted manual flash i could (and would as i have 4) just buy and use Yongnuo units since they have receivers built in, all you need is one transmitter. I suppose others might want to use their existing flashes but it's still too bad these are manual only.

Using phottix triggers since circa 2010, never a problem. Bought a Yongnuo 560 III and it broke down after a month of rarely been used. No thanks.

Also this little thing is pointless as it blacks the hotshoe on top.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Good shots, good lens at 70 mm and around. Kinda crap at 300 mm, soft with CA and ambiguos focus in many samples, pretty decent in others.

Who cares ?!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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DPPMetro: This lens kills the new Pentax 70-300. This should win some people over from the Pentax camp, no doubt.

Yeah they did, remember the 16-50 2.8, the 35mm macro? Possibly the 10-17 too.

Their limited lenses were great on 6Mp sensors, in 2006. Now thy're not recomended by Pentax for use with the K1, the rebranded tamrons are.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:35 UTC

Good shots, good lens at 70 mm and around. Kinda crap at 300 mm, soft with CA and ambiguos focus in many samples, pretty decent in others.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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DPPMetro: This lens kills the new Pentax 70-300. This should win some people over from the Pentax camp, no doubt.

When did Pentax make killer lenses? They rebranded tokina and tamrons lately, they're not the yardstick for nikon lenses, Canon is.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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rgump12: how many ws is a nikon sb800...900?

I'd say about 80. Just shot a fashion shoot with the Godox 400p battery strobe alongside my SB800's and the 400ws godox had to be at 1/32 so that my SB800 could provide the fill light at 1/4 power. The 400 Ws Godox was much more powerfull, maybe 4-5 stops or more, just guessing.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)

Sooooo, what about the 760D? Wasn't that supposed to be between the rebel and the 80D?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
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merkaba: Great video, this little beast is getting me excited!

However, I did check out Scott's 500px and he seems to be using the Nikon D4S for 99% of his shots so not sure if he is telling the truth when he says he loves the Micro 4/3rds system for his work.

Didn't you see how many shots he took at high ISO? 800, 1600. Any reasonable photographer would take a 2 stop better DSLR with better AF and a real viewfinder over a dinky little m43. The 1600 ISO shot in the helicopter looks noisy as hell. This is just an advertisment for olympus.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:44 UTC

Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 305th comment | 28 replies
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Fabulous IQ for a 50 mill. My nikkor 50 1.4G is nothing like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 63rd comment | 7 replies
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (343 comments in total)

While it won't set new benchmarks in low noise, skintones, color fidelity and dynamic range, I find that this camera produces the kind of images I would print and hang on my wall.

Would love to shoot one if i could afford to.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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 (43 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 12th 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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