nicolaiecostel

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

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Great lens, but what about the news of the pentax 50 1.8 launch ?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 12:52 UTC as 36th comment
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RavelR: I think that, for that price, and for what they seem to be aiming for in terms of form and function, they could've gotten a little more creative with the camera (like, make the camera as manual as possible and remove the screen on it, for example?). The sampled picture does look pretty good, through.

That would be just stupid. The whole point of a digital camera is that at least you can check the pictures.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 07:02 UTC
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Zigadiboom: If I was to buy a D800 or 5DMark3 I know that the premium in investing in one of these will give me the lastest in sensor tech, unmatched high iso performance, build quality, image quality, superior dynamic range, cutting edge speed and performance and a plethora of flexibility when it comes to manual controls. I know what I am paying the extra money for.

With the Leica at twice the price of the D800 and 5DMark3 what exactly am I getting extra? Somebody needs to enlighten me. Leica is a fine company and they make some of the best optics going around and have a strong pedigree. There is no denying this but there is only so much a company can use its badge to command a price premium. The so called thoroughbred monochrome samples that I see above doesn't move me in the slightest for what this camera is worth.

However the camera does have one thing. For $7950 u at least get the privilege of reviewing your high resolution 18mp images on its state of the art 230,000 dot screen.

If you can see the images and still say that which you have just said above, then this camera is definitely not for you.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 06:59 UTC

Absolute, 100% sharpness. Perfect BW look, great looking grain, perfectly usable high ISO's. What Leica is doing with this camera is what other manufacturess only dream that they could have the courage to do. This is the esence of photography, no VR, no AF, no silly nanny-state between you and creation.

This is a punch in the throat to a world that thinks in megapixels, video mode features and frames per second, a world that ushers in a new generation of cameras every year, each manufacturer competing for the bells and whistles award. But is thia photograpy all about ? Leica has been about that decisive moment, anticipated and prepared, not machinegunned at 10 fps. If Leica will go down after this, if these really are it's last decisions before it is consigned to the history books, it will go down with one last show, like Zidane headbutting Materazzi in the chest, in the World Cup final. They may have lost the game, but he defended his honor.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:21 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)
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marike6: If ever a camera deserves a Gold Award it's the D800. Nikon raised the bar really high with this camera as far as IQ and resolution. After shooting with a D800 for a week, all I can say is the files from it are beautiful, low-light is great, and it's really fits my hands perfectly, just feels right. Great job DPR, huge kudos Nikon.

The pentax K-5 was never number one. It is a camera plagued by QC and AF problems and the only thing remarkable about it is the sony sensor. Too bad other cameras share that sensor too. If the K-5 would have been ever no.1 then Pentax would have been in a different place now, instead of being under the supervision of a large printer manufacturer, bought for 125 mil. And even if it was ever no.1 in IQ, it still does not offer nowhere near 36 Mp and only takes pentax lenses, sadly. I struggle to see your point, besides trolling on a nikon D800 thread, what are you on about ?

Shoot what you have and be happy with it, instead of trying to justify your choice. We are quite happy with Nikon here.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 00:03 UTC

Great image quality, too bad for the poor autofocus.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 18:35 UTC as 17th comment

They're going to go bankrupt anyways so they might as well boast with 1 fps and 12 ev DR for 20k. Instead of respinding at the D800 with a 5k 40MP back, 15k 80MP back and try to surpass the 100MP margin, they sit and watch as the MF clients migrate to 135.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 07:26 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

Great news, this will likely replace my 35 Af-D. The price is just right, I think it will be a best seller.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III (253 comments in total)
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nomiss777: Well at least Canon has the balls to acknowledge their mistakes and willing to fix it. The ones who acknowledge their mistakes first are always the bravest. I don't see Nikon acknowledging any of the problems associated with the Nikon D800.

@Kinematic: dude, who woud use CLS in the studio ? do you think your subjects will enjoy being flashed straight in the retina ? I doubt. No one uses the CLS unless they forgot their Pocket Wizards at home.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:25 UTC
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Alizarine: With so many announcements already, I wonder what Canon has in store for Photokina..

They will probably announce the availability of purchase for some products launched last year or at the beginning of this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Technologies are changing, from now on, 4K is just a basic standard for the consumer product. What we are looking for is the introduction of a 8K camera in the near future.

1080p will be fadeout in the next few years. Just like a few years before when we were still watching VCD and DVD.

Really. 4k is a standard for consumer cameras ? Let me ask you this: how much space does a minute of 4k footage occupies ? What screen are you going to see that footage on ? (I checked the largest electronics retailer in my country and the largest screen in resolution they sell is 2560x1600 and it's a 1500$ dollar HP) and last, but not least, what computing power do you need to make even the smallest montage of 4k ? Is youtube going to run 4k anytime soon ? Is blueray, the largest capacity disk on the market going to fit more than 5 minutes of 4k ? Alot of consumer cameras can't even make full HD properly if at all. Or, maybe you are reffering to consumers like Steven Spielberg and by cameras you mean video cameras. Jeez!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 02:59 UTC

So this camera is a 1Dx for which they are charging 5000$ more for a software tweak ? Or they have done something noteworthy on it ?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 00:46 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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
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