Nicolas Alexander Otto

Nicolas Alexander Otto

Lives in Germany Haltern am See, Germany
Works as a Musician / Student
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Joined on Jun 30, 2011
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Good thing that Canon at least has the upper hand in first party lenses over most other manufactures, otherwise they'd be dead in the water in the eyes of professionals pretty soon and less competition is always a bad thing for consumers.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 236th comment | 1 reply
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (76 comments in total)

This exactly the sort of field test I was looking for. Thanks! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 14th comment
On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)

A classic Erez shot! Gotta love it. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I'm an apple skeptic as much as anyone, but this seems like product placement. :D

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:14 UTC as 315th comment | 1 reply

Ok, these are pretty damn cool. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 69th comment
In reply to:

mgblack74: So what this does is stop any fence sitters looking to jump to another brand.... just for a while. That said, I think they learned a lot from the 1 series and DL fiasco. The AF-P lenses and E type lenses certainly point to a mirrorless (compatible) future. Nikon has a history of failed starts, but also market altering offerings. Let's hope their next mirrorless offering is market altering.

Yeah, I am one of those fence sitters and it stopped me for now. :D

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

Now, if they add the software features Pentax and Olypmus have to a camera that is as good as the A7RII for 2000€ I am switching (as long as I can use my FX lenses).

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)

It looks like a solid incremental update in the DSLR department. I guess several years ago it would've been enough to make peoples mouth water and thinking about upgrading. But with Fuji, Olympus and Sony offering much more software and hardware wise I see many think twice if it wouldn't be a strategic move to switch systems, seeing as other manufacturers do more then incremental updates these days, but rather try to push ahead to stand out.

Its a good camera as far as I can see, don't get me wrong, but it lacks the innovation of the competition. I mean where is the live composite / live time feature Olympus is known for, the in camera stabilization Pentax has used for almost a decade now or the "lightness" of a mirrorless that seems to be all the rage these days?

If this trend of mere incremental updates continues I reckon more will leave Nikon, which I find really sad as a Nikonian myself. But then again that is how the market works.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 15:34 UTC as 3rd comment

Damn this is cool. Considering the raw footage this is pretty well rendered! Impressive to look at. Makes me want to read Pale Blue Dot again. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:37 UTC as 3rd comment

With all those excellent Tokina lenses for acceptable prices I wonder who's the target audience for this lens. Hope it works out for Nikon though.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 16:34 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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derfotograf: What is 'other creative types'?

For me the final product is the large format print, not a weird screen. To achieve the best quality, I rely on my lab.

How about video editors, animators, graphic designers and such? ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Too bad the video output is - as usual for 360° cameras - still a blurry mess. I am really keen on getting a 360° camera for live band recordings, if there ever is one that produces high quality imagery. Seems to be a long time away at this point though.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

This might be a great tool to broadcast concerts. I wish I could get my hands on one of these until July. So far no 360° video source had sufficient quality output, I hope this update will fix that.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 07:52 UTC as 7th comment

Carl Sagan should narrate something suitable for this occasion.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 07:51 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: I am very keen to see the low light performance of this sensor type. All the other specs don't yet convince me for that massive price tag. But it sure looks like an amazing tool.

I guess you're right. Gonna wait for the R or S version. :D

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

I am very keen to see the low light performance of this sensor type. All the other specs don't yet convince me for that massive price tag. But it sure looks like an amazing tool.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 263rd comment | 2 replies
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Peiasdf: Anyone remember the marketing spin Samsung gave when rumor begin to go around Samsung is leaving photography? Yeah, Ricoh is doing the same spin to clear stock.

Japanese photography insiders know for a while Pentax is going under. Tamron and Sigma haven't made any lens for Pentax even thought that sounds like free money.

Hm, about Tamron not making lenses: Aren't the 15-30 and 24-70 rebranded Tamrons anyway? So they are doing buisness just not the usual way. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:26 UTC

I'm German and I've never heard of these guys before. Maybe it's because I mainly shoot ultra wide and thus have no need for such lenses or it's because their marketing department is not up to the task. Anyway looks interesting for portrait shooters I guess.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I certainly don't care about these and reading the comments almost no body else does. Here's to hoping some rich folks buy these offers and they use it to fund R&D on some actually new products like the D850 or whatever the D750s successor will be. Or maybe finally add the desperately needed update for the 16-35 to their line up.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 24th comment

Pretty great production value and style. Hope you get some more attention with these! Your reviews are usually outstanding.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 7th comment
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