Matei H

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.mateihorvath.com
Joined on Dec 25, 2010

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JakeB: I'm just buying the stand.

IMHO you are throwing away your money 🤣😝. But my slimy side really wished I could afford this gorgeous display.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 00:14 UTC

I’m gonna be happy if it surpasses the Sigma 35mm 1.4 art which is a fantastic lens. Nikon doesn’t seem to be bothered by 35mm 1.4 lenses (their own Nikon offering is a bit stale and the least sharp out of the lineup 35mm 1.4 Canon mk II, Sigma 35mm 1.4 and Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4). Also for their mirrorless z line up they don’t even have 1.4 lenses on their map for the next two years of development).

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 23:57 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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edn80: Curious to see if it beats the sublime Sigma 40mm 1.4 ART - arguably one of the sharpest and most resolving 35mm lenses in production today!

Probably not but Sigma 40mm is so big and heavy it’s almost unusable. As much I lived the image quality I returned mine and ordered the 50mm. It’s also a weird focal length. You either love it or you don’t. My main lens is the 35mm Art and I thought the 40 would replace the 35mm and the 50mm but I was wrong. Again, this is my experience and for my field (wedding photography) I can’t use it. If I had money laying around for spending that much on a hobby lens it would be different. I’m actually gonna be happy if the new Tamron 35mm 1.4 surpasses the Sigma counterpart in Image quality. I find the 1.8 Tamron a little bland and the bouquet is nothing to write home about.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 23:44 UTC

it would sure be nice if you could print the same picture you're looking at on the screen... lol

Link | Posted on May 30, 2019 at 03:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)
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nex55: just a new camera for beginners ...

Beginner surgeons, dentists and other high disposable income people with hobbies?! 😆

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 07:16 UTC

Say whatever you want about Fuji, but they are actually one of the few companies in the business not loosing money in the Imaging department according to newly release documents. Meanwhile, CaNikon...are -10 and -20 (rounded up) and while Canon can afford to loose some money as it a much larger corporation Nikon can’t afford this.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 06:48 UTC as 107th comment | 6 replies
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ClosePhoto: Finally, a cost effective upgrade path for Canon DSLR users.

Hahaha so funny! True that but...I would add Nikon to that pile (and I shoot Nikon). But this, here, tells me how out of touch they are. Perhaps on the Japanese market this would somehow work ...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 05:09 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: Nikon Coolpix w150 How Do You Do Fellow Kids? Limited Edition

I love photography and will teach my soon-to-be-born son how to post angry comments on Dpreview, but a modern kid with dedicated photocamera? Really? Kids are all about smartphones or GoPros these days. I really don't see why this is even existing on the modern market.

You got a point there man!
I mean my six year old already told me her friends have cell phones at school man. what a what whaat Really?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 05:06 UTC

Finally found me a backup camera to rock with my Nikon Z at a wedding. Take pictures of people's reactions and what not. Feel me?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 05:03 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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StoneJack: Nikon kids are future Pulitzer prize photographers.
Canon kids don't know what is 24fps. They also never heard about uncropped 4K.
Sony kids can't hold their overheating cameras so they use gloves. Sony kids also whine most and don't know know what is 10 bit video.
Panasonic kids are growing with internal 10 bit video. However, they are divided between L size and MFT size.
Ricoh kids only shoot street photos with only lens forever. They are introverts.
Olympus kids use only MFT mount. They think the world is stabilized.
Finally, Fujifilm kids are growing as normal kids and don't attack other kids.

I love this hahah

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 05:01 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery (196 comments in total)
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Camera Conspiracies: Release that 20mm f1.8 and I'll look in your direction Nikon :)

How about a 20mm 1.4?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 06:05 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (491 comments in total)
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Iloveaircraftnoise: Wow great firmware update for the A9. Fastest camera in the west... But checking out the photographers courtside at the Australian Open - could hardly see any Sony's on monopods.

I wonder why all these professionals are not heeding the advice from everyone on digital photo review and migrating en masse to the A9 ?

T3 also, lets not forget the news agencies as they are the ones setting the trends by buying by the ton. For example Reuters is Canon (or they all were years back when I shot for them).

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2019 at 08:23 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)
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beavertown: This canera has a lousy AF system.

@Thoughts R Us, whilst you are right, we should all get to know our cameras before expecting great results, I can give my D5 in Program to a monkey and still get pictures in focus. My thoughts (and they might be harsh) is that Nikon screwed up big time with this release, and pricing a Z6 at the same level as a Sony 7III that focuses instantly and has amazing eye focus is just delusional. Before anyone starts moaning I've been a Nikon shooter for 11 years and own 2 D5's and one D850 and a couple of Think Tank rollers full of lenses, but if I eventually decide to switch to mirrorless, I will probably have to look somewhere else as a professional I cant afford to wait until 2020

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 04:42 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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Matei H: Heavy duty Nikon user here (Two D5's one D850 and a crap load of native Nikon lenses + Sigma 35mm Art). I'm still waiting for the impressive performance of the new Z mount lenses. We heard 'medium format like', 3d pop, micro contrast, etc. I think Nikon made a fatal mistake by not targeting professionals with the new Z mount (lenses and cameras). Whilst Canon has been exactly on top of industry innovations in the past decade, they at least offered two out four lenses with their new mount that are incredible (I'm waiting for the 'expensive and heavy' comments now). The new 50mm 1.2R is up there with the Otus in terms of sharpness. Unfortunately nothing I've seen so far can convince me that they are not 'undercooked' cameras (severely lacking in focus) released before maturity with lenses that are...well, boring (1.8 and F4 lenses). That doesn't exactly scream pro. So... lets recap. Crappy focus, crappy lenses. It looks like will not pursue Nikon for mirrorless.

Correction (FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T EDIT MY POST): Please read "Whilst Canon HASN'T been exactly on top of industry innovations..."

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 04:44 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: Canon still has the better color science...

And still you have a Nikon, Canon and Sony and they see the same environment and scene in very different colors and hues. So good luck with trying to make them look similar

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 02:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The z6 is a cute little camera that a real Nikon shooter should be proud.

Key word is 'cute'. My point and shoot is cute. At $2,000 you get a not so cute Sony III but extremely capable camera. (Please note I'm a long time Nikon user)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 02:51 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 sample gallery (289 comments in total)

Heavy duty Nikon user here (Two D5's one D850 and a crap load of native Nikon lenses + Sigma 35mm Art). I'm still waiting for the impressive performance of the new Z mount lenses. We heard 'medium format like', 3d pop, micro contrast, etc. I think Nikon made a fatal mistake by not targeting professionals with the new Z mount (lenses and cameras). Whilst Canon has been exactly on top of industry innovations in the past decade, they at least offered two out four lenses with their new mount that are incredible (I'm waiting for the 'expensive and heavy' comments now). The new 50mm 1.2R is up there with the Otus in terms of sharpness. Unfortunately nothing I've seen so far can convince me that they are not 'undercooked' cameras (severely lacking in focus) released before maturity with lenses that are...well, boring (1.8 and F4 lenses). That doesn't exactly scream pro. So... lets recap. Crappy focus, crappy lenses. It looks like will not pursue Nikon for mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 02:38 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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zeratulmrye: so XQD only

AF tracking @ 5.5FPS, 23 buffer depth

huge battery but 330 shots battery life

....I was so naive to think about switching

Thanks Carey for the fair point. This honestly reminds me of the Canon’s big f up with the 1D Mark III. 5k camera that would not focus on a person walking slowly towards you. Canon refused to issue a factory recall and started doing Tony upgrades that did not fix the problem. That’s when I switched to Nikon’s D3...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 01:44 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: That's big enough to have a built in printer! lol

@Silver Nemesis what do mean ‘time consuming’?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 01:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: Someone pay 1,000,000 pounds for a cut Banksy Paint. Envy? Because you do not have money you believe that quality does not matter??? Disgusting. This is a masterpiece.

Well it was 1.5 million British pounds and it auto-shredded itself after it was bought. So that someone likely lose some dough (or maybe made three times as much seeing how the Art world goes).

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 01:40 UTC
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