nicolaiecostel

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

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On article Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review (374 comments in total)

The samples are very sharp, granted, but the colors are awfull. Muted, shifted, casts. For me this camera would be a nightmare in PP. And I don;t know what this camera's aim is, cause it lacks professional features like a top LCD. I think the Fuji XPro1's sensor is much more desirable than the marketing gimmick in this Sigma.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 01:29 UTC as 87th comment

The portrait of the bearded gentleman has the focus on the eyebrows instead of the actual eye. Is that how you advertise the autofocus system in the new 5D ?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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copajaus: I personally don't see significant differences in image quality between this 5D mk3 and my 1Ds mk3; with today's post processing, anything is possible.
I will not pay the asking price for that body unless I am desperate for some basic video capabilities and money is no object. To me this is a $2500 camera, not $3500. I am afraid to say but at around the 3K + mark, it looks like you get more for your money with a D800... and I have been using Canon since 1979...!!!
I am pretty sure Canon will launch a new camera with (I am hoping...):
- 35 Mega pixels +
- Decent auto focus, as good as my 1ds is perfect, 5D Mark 1 was NOT GOOD AT AUTO FOCUSING.
- Sealed body without the integrated motor drive such as the 1ds to save weight, may be like a 1V or similar
- Decent HIGH ISO Quality (Picture quality is subjective though).
- Less VIDEO functionality which only appeal to a certain market. I want a camera for STILLS NOT VIDEOS, if I want a VIDEO I buy a VIDEO CAMERA...!!!

hehe, it seems that you want a D800.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:47 UTC

Great performance from the canon, finaly canon 5D users will not be able to blame the camera for anything anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 23:41 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

I want to see this sensor in FF mode, housed by a D700 body, and they could call it, IDK, maybe Fuji S6 Pro !

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 16:31 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Just took a look at the High ISO images, it looks better than my D700 by some margin and the sharpness in some pics is great. Too bad it's an amateurish-hipsterish kind of camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 23:26 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
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malevopfgm: Wow !!!, it's just me or it outresolves the D800 detail ?, I've just compared the portrait samples from both and I can see the same detail, just check the reflection in the eyes.

How could it outresolve the D800 ? Does this camera have 36 megapixel ? I have pictures from the D200 looking like that because the portrait of the girls is made with a sharp lens stopped down and most importantly, flash. Flash makes everything sparkle with sharpness.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 22:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published (284 comments in total)
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lensberg: The 5D III literally destroys the competition in JPEG... (decisively beating even the D4...) producing cleaner... sharper... and visibly higher levels of detail consistently throughout the sensitivity spectrum...

There is definitely over 1½ stops between the 5D III and 5D II. Whats amazing though is how good the old 5D II seems to be performing in RAW against this current generation of full framers...

The D800 seems to employ a much more heavy handed approach towards noise (both JPEG & RAW)... smudging out its resolution advantage from ISO 3200... Nikon doesn't seem to have mastered the art of reproducing extremely fine hair & brush textures...

Nikon's D4 NEF's have less chroma noise at the cost of precious detail... the 5D III's RAW's exhibit slightly higher levels of chroma... but details remain impeckable...

For all those DXO Mark devotees... most often DXO's scoring system doesn't reflect the reality of how these various manufacturers sensors perform on a day to day basis...

Really. you saw that from some differently focused pictures from DPR ? How about how poorly the 5D3 still performs in the shadows in the low ISO's, or how the AA filter smudges detail ? Did you notice that in raw, the D4 beats it by 1 stop, and the D800 comes close ? Did you try to resample a D800 image to one from a 5D3, or are you comparing 22MP native files to 36 ones ?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2012 at 21:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published (284 comments in total)
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Tape5: Nikon is the king of resolution and also punches hard at the ISO credentials of Mark III and its video capabilities. This is why people are drooling out there. If it matches Mark III at ISO 12800 or not is irrelevant. It is bad enough that people have to peep to work this out. The brilliant camera that D800 is with resolution, Mark III is not with ISO. But this does not make D800 an instant king of FF photography.

The better camera has always been and will always be the one that is in the hands of a better photographer. Professional photographers here have the upper hand by a massive margin and if they choose the Mark III predominantly, then Mark III will score higher, in that it will be the camera that is more likely to create a larger body of good work for anyone concerned.

This is how the question of which camera is better becomes nonsensical.

It wasn't even 2:1, I'd bet, and even to this day 5d mk2 users are drooling over the D700's AF and image quality in both low and high ISO (DR, noise lacking in the shadows at low ISO). But anywho, this is about D800 and 5D3, and it seems there is not much difference in RAW at high ISO, but at low ISO the D800 trumps the canon in every respect. D4 is the king now, 1 stop over 5d3.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
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jtwz8975: Why are there no up close photos of People??? I know I'm not the only one out there who takes pictures of people.

It's probably because of the 100% detail rendition, which is unsatisfactory to my eye so far. In the official canon samples there is a shot of a model in red from close range, with strobes in daylight and you can see that at 100% the details are muddled up, probably because of a strong AA filter or a soft lens (the nqw 24-70).

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:25 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Great performance from the canon but where are the colors in the first shots, why is everything gray and muted ? Where is the 100% detail in the ISO100 and 200 shots, like in the first tree picture ? Why is there noise and patches in the shadows at ISO100, in the buildings/lamp picture ?

I'm not talking about no 25.600 ISO picture, I'm talking about the eight picture in the series.

I know what a professional camera is, and what is suppose to do, the same way that i know that, after watching professional pictures on PN for years, I did not see in the 5D2 images the same microcontrast, detail and color reproduction that I saw in the 5D, period. It seems that the third iterration of the 5D continues in the trend set by the mark2, hi ISO, video, now even AF, maybe no one will notice that it's fallen of the path where it really matters. But I just hope I'm wrong and this will turn out to be a real dream machine and will give the D800 a run for its money, in terms of image quality. I'm not easily fooled by numbers, not anymore, and I am not shooting black cats in dark caves at midnight either. I need Hi ISO ever so often, but the ISO values start at 100/200 for a reason.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:04 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Great performance from the canon but where are the colors in the first shots, why is everything gray and muted ? Where is the 100% detail in the ISO100 and 200 shots, like in the first tree picture ? Why is there noise and patches in the shadows at ISO100, in the buildings/lamp picture ?

I own and use a FF camera regularily, for about 3 years. I also shot with the original 5D and the mark 2, along with many other FF and professional cameras. You can check my portofolio on Photo.net. I ask again, where is the 100% detail in the low ISO shots, what happened to the colors and why are there noise and grain patches in the ISO100 high contrast shots ?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 01:16 UTC

Great performance from the canon but where are the colors in the first shots, why is everything gray and muted ? Where is the 100% detail in the ISO100 and 200 shots, like in the first tree picture ? Why is there noise and patches in the shadows at ISO100, in the buildings/lamp picture ?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 00:55 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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645D: Now it's priced like a Hassy... That's what Ricoh take over meant:-(

Cheaper than mamiya but I saw a sample comparisson between the D800/645D and some other cameras and in the studio scenes the pentax lens really suffered from some softness and accentuated color fringing in the corners, probably with the standard lens. I hope that is not the kind of image quality MF users are bragging about, cause it's bad when you have to pay a threefold because of the larger sensor and get worse quality than 135. Oh, and great timing from pentax with this lens ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:58 UTC
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marike6: All the Canon trolls are already out in full force, but it doesn't matter as they already know deep down that the D800 is an absolute home run.

Thanks DPR.

Huh? What's that about ? What troll, this is a D800 thread and canon fans are coming here leaving replies. Who is doing what ? Don't worry, the 5D will have as good video as ever, the low light capability will be up there with the best. Never mind detail, dynamic range and all the rest of the boring photographic stuff. And it finally has autofocus !

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:55 UTC
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marike6: All the Canon trolls are already out in full force, but it doesn't matter as they already know deep down that the D800 is an absolute home run.

Thanks DPR.

Well, let's not start calling names chaps. You've all seen the 5D3 samples, it's not like I'm not right or anything.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
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marike6: All the Canon trolls are already out in full force, but it doesn't matter as they already know deep down that the D800 is an absolute home run.

Thanks DPR.

I agree, all canon fanboys can applaud 5D3's higher ISO as much as they will want <even though all the detail will be smeared even at ISO100 and there will be tons of noise in the shaddows at base ISO>, for me this is THE camera to have.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:19 UTC
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Joseph S Wisniewski: Not a good time to be PhaseOne.

The traditional medium format market has been shrinking for years, and that's before 645D took one bite out of it, and D800 just opened wide to take another.

And now Adobe comes along and sets new, lower price points for the entire raw converter / workflow manager industry.

Exactly, if they don't come with a back with more than 80 megs and cheapen the 180, additionaly proving what MF can do for you (and not with rubbish featured photogs or idioticly processed files as i have been receving in my mail inbox), they're sacked. And that will make me very sad indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:09 UTC

The samples look very good. You complain that it has too much megapixels and you don't need it, you complain that your current computer cannot handle the files, but this camera is not a canon rebel, it will not be followed by a newer model next year, it is here to stay for at least another 4-5 years, and at the rate computers and computer software develop, in 1-2 years the D800 files will be acceptable, in 4 years 36 MP will probably be not that impressive.

And let's not forget, if Nikon would have not released a 36 MP camera, Sony would have surely had, leaving the others in the dust for another 4-5 years.

The D800 is here to stay, it has great image quality, detalil to rival MF entry level and superb value for money. I only wish I could afford one, a new I7 processoor along with a board, ram and 2 TB hard drives would only cost a third of a D800 anyways.

Cheers and thanks for the files DPR.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:05 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
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nicolaiecostel: For most of my tasks, LR3 is very acceptable as far as quality is concerned, and has a great workflow. But for excelent color rendition and image quality, Capture One is only beaten by Nikon NX2.

I love what i get from Capture One 5&6 but there are some things wrong with it:

- price. Yes, price. Lightroom 4 is now 150 euros.. Thank god for the 60 day trial period on capture one, I am actually goint to reinstall CO6 now.

- the crop/rotate workflow. What is that about ? I hate it when i have to apply a rotate as a different action. This is what drew me away from Capture one at times. At least if they would have used a Shift/Alt/Ctrl press to make the crop into a rotate.

- the clumsiness and clunkiness of the program, you really need a fast computer.

- the fact that it creates a special folder of presets and adjustments that take A LOT of space on your hard drive, and if you delete it you loose the adjustments you did to raw files (to m knwledge). Why not th XMP files principle ?

The tabs are all-wright, you get used to searching different tools in them as you need them, and you can also bundle all of them tools in a single tab, while minimised, but all of that gathered together, I cannot see how CO could replace LR in my wedding raw-conversion workflow.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:30 UTC
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