Nicolas Alexander Otto

Nicolas Alexander Otto

Lives in Germany Haltern am See, Germany
Works as a Musician / Student
Has a website at www.nicolasalexanderotto.net
Joined on Jun 30, 2011
About me:

https://www.facebook.com/NAlexanderOttoPhotography
http://www.facebook.com/wordsoffarewell

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I can second his choice. Just switched my Nikon 14-24 against this one. It is a stunning lens for sure. Good quality even for pixel-peepers. At least there is nothing comparable out there at the moment.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for people and events (62 comments in total)

I would assume that getting a camera with internal image stabilization is a key factor for low light hand held shooting. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1072 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Could you please check out the star eating noise reduction and the weather sealing? Those two aspects would be very interesting to me.

Yeah, I saw the article shortly after posting here. Thanks for the extra attention to the star eating problem, it is much appreciated!

And yes, I guess it's hard to test the weather sealing indeed. I wonder why Sony itself doesn't address the issue and helps to disperse doubts by demo-ing it. I don't want my camera to switch off when standing next to a waterfall i constant spray, that'd be really annoying. And from what I've heard from other landscapers it is an issue with the previous iterations of the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1072 comments in total)
In reply to:

ozturert: Have you tried the star-eater issue?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1072 comments in total)

Could you please check out the star eating noise reduction and the weather sealing? Those two aspects would be very interesting to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 171st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1072 comments in total)
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ozturert: Have you tried the star-eater issue?

Yeah, something that'd be very interesting to know. Because that would kill the camera for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Wow, this makes APSC attractive for me! The price is very affordable if I still had an APSC this would be my go to astro lens, if the quality is right.

I usually do exactly that Jefftan. I also do that with all the lenses that have an infinity mark. Usually it works, depending on the lens. Sometimes the AF needs some time to get things right, otherwise if you're using an UWA you can also do it manually. With longer lenses I think it's way more finniky.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 09:38 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Wow, this makes APSC attractive for me! The price is very affordable if I still had an APSC this would be my go to astro lens, if the quality is right.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Weathersealing is missing. Otherwise I would really consider finally switching.

Thanks for all the replies. Just in case though, does anyone know good adapters for Nikon lenses that have no visual tradeoffs? Soft Switch would be easier as you can imagine.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
On article FLM unveils Berlin 38.4 carbon tripod on Indiegogo (49 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Cool, FLM Tripods are amazing! Bet this one will be no different, something worth some support!

Indeed! My FLM sometimes is a little to small for my purposes can't wait to get a bigger one.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)

Weathersealing is missing. Otherwise I would really consider finally switching.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 19 replies
On article FLM unveils Berlin 38.4 carbon tripod on Indiegogo (49 comments in total)

Cool, FLM Tripods are amazing! Bet this one will be no different, something worth some support!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

That is very good news.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 61st comment
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Stop tempting me to switch Sony! ;)

Haha, thanks. The D850 is just to expensive for those few incremental advances for me personally and the Pentax K1 doesn't have the lenses I need. Sony doesn't have the tough built I need but everything else. So yeah, I was eyeing at the Alpha series for some time. If Nikon releases a mirrorless with good built quality I may yet stay but that A7RIII looks like it might be the right candidate to win me over, if the price is right.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 11:11 UTC

Stop tempting me to switch Sony! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:05 UTC as 280th comment | 4 replies
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SoupOrPhoto: I'm worried about the future. Adobe is clearly banking on all users paying a monthly fee. What business would NOT want that. Adobe has done a fair job of making their infinitely expensive subscription-based product line attractive to many. However, Adobe users are giving up significant power.

When new versions of Photoshop or Lightroom were released, I would look at the changes and then decide whether purchasing the new product made sense. Therefore, Adobe had to improve the product and convince users that it is worth paying for.

Once everyone is paying a small amount monthly, there is little reason for Adobe to work as hard to make a great--or innovative--product. Sure, theoretically it is great to get "constant" upgrades for "free." But once the transition to subscription-based products is complete, I can almost guarantee that there will be fewer improvements. Many people will not cancel subscriptions because they are locked in and they will hope that things improve. I'm done.

Then it is up to the competitors to make people leave their subscription system, which some, at least from reading these comments I get the impression, are already doing. So as long as there is real competition Adobe will have to innovate.

Also as a RAW convertere I would recommend RawTherapee.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)

I know these are specific questions but a) does the Focus Shift work for landscapes in the dead of night at open apertures and b) does the camera actually utilize its capabilities to see in the dark for focusing at night and live view?

Also I already had one in my hand and looked up that you still can't set the interval in between brackets to 0 (minimal is 0,5 seconds which is laughable) and the sequence of brackets still can't be changed to + 0 - (only - 0 + or 0 - +) which is necessary to time waves in the foreground when doing seascapes. I wonder why that is, all my previous non Nikon cameras were able to do both. Those things could easily be fixed with a few lines of code. I find that some things apparently just aren't important enough to fix. Guess I will have to work around these little glitches should I decide to get one. The sensor looks very capable so it still makes my mouth water.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 81st comment
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)

Well, some of these clearly can't keep up with the sensor with their IQ. So I would assume that this is rather a sales pitch.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 09:00 UTC as 63rd comment
In reply to:

Nicolas Alexander Otto: Amazing shots. I'd love to get these as wallpapers. ;)

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 09:53 UTC

Amazing shots. I'd love to get these as wallpapers. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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