nicolaiecostel

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

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(unknown member): Beg Pardon, but WHAT is this thing doing here in Dpreview? Its totally fine in a graphic artists website, but Dpreview? Whatever! As far as I can make out this "discrete" (americans cant spell!) device uses only bog-standard laptop processors, and is consequently neater than a PC, but Apple laptop priced beyond the reach of all but the mad/wealthy, since I would these days not expect to pay more than £600 max for the monitor by itself.

In an age where 4K TV screens cheaply abound I would rather that option: I would much rather pay once for a 100% ARGB colour corrected big monitor with 4-5K resolution that can serve as my TV too, As this is, its graphics processors do not even qualify it as suitable for hi-end gaming, so in 2 years time, it will no longer exist in its present expensive low-end configurations. I'd have the screen- but its not even 100% ARGB, sad, sad, sad, just like Apple!!

This is a photography related website and this is a photography related product. Seems about right.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
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eno2: Microsoft Surface Studio morphs the photographer's wallet into oblivion!

As do the latest camera (Canon, Nikon coming) and lens (Nikon) releases.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:50 UTC

Apple HQ right now:

/watch?v=AtbMnixO2nc

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:49 UTC as 68th comment
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Sonyshine: Probably the first Microsoft product I have found tempting since..... well.... Windows 3.1?

A brilliant product and one that will spur Apple on to more innovation too.

Well, the surface seems to be going strong ..

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:05 UTC

How is Leica still going despite lacking innovation ? Is the hype still generating financial momentum ?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply
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Pooya Rastin: Some of the pimples on my table tennis rocket are torn. What if the same thing happens to this 10K+ Leica camera?

Well then don't play table tennis with the camera if you don't want that to happen

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article iPhone 7 real-world sample gallery (48 comments in total)

Looks more like an Apple advert to me. I have never seen tack sharp images of people eating ice cream, taken at 1/30 th of a second. Ok, the camera stabilizer will prevent shake at 1/30 but where they instructed to freeze so that daddy can take a sharp picture ? That little guy eating icecream must have been drooling big time while the smartphonephotographer tried to compose the shot.

Other than that, the pics in good light look great, but why would you wash a chicken ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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barrym1966: so they copied the idea from Godox and charge extra for it :)

Lol Godox. Ever heard of Profoto and Broncolor ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (159 comments in total)
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fPrime: The Nikkor 24mm 2.8D... lots of contrasty 3D pop, great colors, compact and light, plenty sharp, and more than fast enough unless one doesn't own a decent flash.

Only $250 on the used lens market compared to spending over $700 for either the Nikon 24 1.8G or Sigma. Just sayin'...

I used that lens for some wessings and ot was terrible. Weird flare and really soft corners.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (111 comments in total)

OMG, look at the noise at ISO100, I'm dying :)))

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 31st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (221 comments in total)

Well the RX10 looks to me as a succesor.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 28th comment
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

The sigma 24-35 is barely a zoom and has an 82 mm thread and 940 grams. The Nikon 20-35 2.8 has a larger zoom range and is 561 grams., almost 400 grams less ..

The Nikon 24-70 2.8 is 905 grams and has trice the zoom range ..

Trust me, a 24-70 f/2 for full frame would be huge and very very expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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WastingTime: Make 3 leaf shutter lenses and you have a serious competitor for P1/Hasselblad.

Well, in that case, you can just rent a camera with a proper shutter, in the lens :D

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

Is it full frame ? I don't think so.

Don't mistake crop for full frame :)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
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WastingTime: Make 3 leaf shutter lenses and you have a serious competitor for P1/Hasselblad.

High speed sync sucks, you lose a ton of light.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Wild Light: LOL. No frills for $45K inc. back, body and one lens - With this current aggressive march of technology and pricing from other brands I see Phase One lasting another 5 years at the most.

Speaking of the UK, how is the economy right now, did the Brexit move do damage to it and the standard of living ?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:30 UTC
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Wild Light: LOL. No frills for $45K inc. back, body and one lens - With this current aggressive march of technology and pricing from other brands I see Phase One lasting another 5 years at the most.

Yeah, that's what they said 5 years ago, I'm sure. The sensor in this back is full frame medium format, unlike the fujis, leicas and pentaxes out there.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

The 24-70 f/2 would weigh 2.5 kg, I'm sure. I wouldn't be waiting for that if I were you.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:49 UTC

Yes, yes, but how much does this 85 art weighs ? I have the original 85 sigma and it's around 750 grams, a hell of a lens. At 1.4 it focuses precisely and fast and it's sharp but it could be a little sharper.

But if the Art weighs more than the 750 grams, I might stay away from it, depending on the weight difference, as I shoot events with 4 lenses on my belt.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
On article Metz mecablitz M400 flash unveiled at Photokina (44 comments in total)
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robbinsbox: Does Metz have good qc/reputation?

They were highly regarded in the previous century. In this one they mostly made cheap, creaky alternatives, and when they tried to recreate the old magic with that powerhorse that was the CL45 or whatever, the battery lasted for a couple of shots, some users complained.

I have had Nissin and Yongnuo and honestly, I would only buy Nikon at this point.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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