nicolaiecostel

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

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BobYIL: Canon 5DS R with 17, 24, 45 and 90mm TS-E lenses still cost a fraction of this 100MP back..

My D750 costs even less and for price/performance it can't be beat. But it doesn't have medium format lenses, 100 megapixel full format medium format, and so on. It's like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Mondeo.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Why buy the Otus ?

Judging from the samples, this 85 looks pretty damn perfect as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: Color sucks.

Colors are just fine, exceot for a the shots where the white balance sucks. What monitor do you use ?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:32 UTC

Why buy the Otus ?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 30th comment | 12 replies
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CheddarMonkey: Same sensor as x-pro2??

The xpro2 would wish !

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:11 UTC

The G master sounds like a pubescent boy's nickname on a 90's internet chat room.

And yeah, so much for small lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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JonB1975: So... it's backwards compatible with the batteries from the 1 DX... but apparently the charger isn't. What happens if you want to part-ex your 1DX for a mark II??? Keep your charger? Nobody will want the camera without the charger....

I dunno, maybe buy a charger ..

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: full res FF stills @ 16fps in LIVEVIEW mode with zero blackouts ... allowing one to follow fast moving subjects ... that's nice!!! (what video has always been able to do: no blackouts whatsoever during capture)

now, all we want is a mirrorless FF dcam offer it as well.

No blackout as in electronic shutter ? Electronic shutter as in rolling shutter effect ? That's the big issue with video ..

And for all I care, video is to be shot at a certain exposure time, double the framerate, as in 30 fps = 1/60 exposure time. Try capturing frames from a 1/60 exposure video. Sure, you can use a different exposure time but then you get jittery video made just for capturing frames. This is why we still rely on these "dinosaurs", because they work.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Interesting to see that these pictures are not high rez, yer the DPR gallery did not stretch them like the ..umm.. pictures on some other recent thread.

On the contrary, not a fanboy at all, at least not of Pentax. But it is interesting to see that the stretch has not been applied here.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (72 comments in total)

Great images !

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 32nd comment

Interesting to see that these pictures are not high rez, yer the DPR gallery did not stretch them like the ..umm.. pictures on some other recent thread.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I don't think that the images are horrible, as some are saying, I just think that they aren't that good.

I expected better DR OOC from a Fuji sensor, but it seems that even with a little PP, you can't get away from the fact that this is a 24 Mp crop sensor camera.

I find the latitude to be rather small and noise creeps in easily when pushing the shadows, a la D300 or some older camera.

The ISO is quite good, I wouldn't expect a clean ISO6400 or 12800 from a crop camera anyways.

What I find bad is the color, especially the white balance. It' too cold outside and too warm inside and in artificial light. Even the PP'd outside shots are still too cold, unrealistic.

Some shots are fairly soft, due to the lens, the ISO400 shot under the bridge is toast from the PP. I feel that this is not a camera I would be confortable shooting with since I shoot manual and I have to PP a lot to get the exact look I want.

But if you're in the market for a top Fuji, you don't have much choice.

By comparing the default image to the post processed one. Mkay..

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

I don't think that the images are horrible, as some are saying, I just think that they aren't that good.

I expected better DR OOC from a Fuji sensor, but it seems that even with a little PP, you can't get away from the fact that this is a 24 Mp crop sensor camera.

I find the latitude to be rather small and noise creeps in easily when pushing the shadows, a la D300 or some older camera.

The ISO is quite good, I wouldn't expect a clean ISO6400 or 12800 from a crop camera anyways.

What I find bad is the color, especially the white balance. It' too cold outside and too warm inside and in artificial light. Even the PP'd outside shots are still too cold, unrealistic.

Some shots are fairly soft, due to the lens, the ISO400 shot under the bridge is toast from the PP. I feel that this is not a camera I would be confortable shooting with since I shoot manual and I have to PP a lot to get the exact look I want.

But if you're in the market for a top Fuji, you don't have much choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:47 UTC as 354th comment | 2 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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rejor11: I'm glad they came out with the xpro 2, but at that price point, I'm better served with a new D-750.... or even just an xt-1 with a lens.

I think I'm going to wait for the new Pentax FF to come out, see how that turns out.

And by sexy Foveon sensor you mean a slow sensor that can only be shot at ISO100 and 200, with dull colors.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: How many of you guys actually have 4k monitors ?

I was genuinely curious to see if people looked at that video in 4k or just watched the downsampled version and gah'd at the detail.

I have a 1920x1200 monitor and the 1080 looked good but the 4k didn't even buffered.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)

How many of you guys actually have 4k monitors ?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 20:25 UTC as 40th comment | 13 replies
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nicolaiecostel: The lens doesn't even change and the body is minimal, how can there be a light leak ?!

Did you study the issue ? There is no downplay, just google it for yourself. My D750 came issue free.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: The lens doesn't even change and the body is minimal, how can there be a light leak ?!

Get your facts straight, the D750 does not leak light. There is a small bevel on some early cameras that only in some conditions of flare blocks a bit of the reflection and the flare appears on most of the image, but not all.

It's been long fixed.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
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DFPanno: Let's not be unfair.

Early 5D3s had a light leak too.

If you want a camera that doesn't suffer such introductory problems buy a Nikon.

The K3 Pentax had many issues since it's launch, search online. Many other Pentax cameras have had issues. Bad focusing under red light, low temperature functioning problems, flash breaking up, locking up issues, battery, mirror issues, buttons falling, etc.

All manufacturers had problems, Nikon too had many problems as well, Canon had some but not so glaring.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:39 UTC

The lens doesn't even change and the body is minimal, how can there be a light leak ?!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:34 UTC as 18th comment | 11 replies
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