Augustin Man

Augustin Man

Lives in Romania Cluj, Transylvania, Romania
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Nov 22, 2010

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (552 comments in total)
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PredatorsPrey: Again, for the AF Part, just a few picks and not the whole sequence as in a bit older reviews?
DPR was the resource where one could have a look at the images resulting in the rating which might allow someone to build up his/her own opinion as well but it seems as this is not the goal anymore thus people have to rely a bit more on other peoples conclusions. That is not a good move.

+1! Now I decide based on the forum colleague and other user samples, never on the DPR ones :(

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
On photo FITASC parcour in the Sportsmanship challenge (2 comments in total)

They are waiting with the gun barrel in the ground?! During my military service, if someone would have made such a mistake, he'd have to expect a severe punishment!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Only one left in the A Single Seed - Macro challenge (2 comments in total)

That's quite impressive, showing the complex design our Mother Nature put in the most humble seed :)
Congratulations and thank you for sharing,
Augustin

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 09:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (176 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: I'm glad IQ is dropped from the list of things needed to win "best" of any class. I "tested" the 3 mentioned here extensively for IQ. Because these three lack it completely. And I'm dead serious. Clipping is killing IQ in both panasonic's. The TZ 90 has abyssmal lowlight IQ. Even a 5 year old camera that sold for 100 does better right now. Sorry If you like gadget's. The Clipping of highlights in the FZ 300 is unacceptable. The P900 is a one trick pony. Nothing wrong with that, but if you write "best" I assume you mean best in real world use and not best in the prospectus. Tried all extensively and gladly Let them go. The HX400 trounces them all in IQ. And that is a 3 year old cam doing 370 now. NEXT..!

Absolutely: thus for me "P900 trounces HX400" and that's what counts :)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (176 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: I'm glad IQ is dropped from the list of things needed to win "best" of any class. I "tested" the 3 mentioned here extensively for IQ. Because these three lack it completely. And I'm dead serious. Clipping is killing IQ in both panasonic's. The TZ 90 has abyssmal lowlight IQ. Even a 5 year old camera that sold for 100 does better right now. Sorry If you like gadget's. The Clipping of highlights in the FZ 300 is unacceptable. The P900 is a one trick pony. Nothing wrong with that, but if you write "best" I assume you mean best in real world use and not best in the prospectus. Tried all extensively and gladly Let them go. The HX400 trounces them all in IQ. And that is a 3 year old cam doing 370 now. NEXT..!

I don't think so: please see some P900 images by someone who has both P900 and HX400 and thinks viceversa:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59397938
and if you want to see a professional P900 review, check here:
https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-coolpix-p900/

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (176 comments in total)
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photoreddi: Your review had this to say about Canon's SX60:
"What we like : Good image quality"
"Images produced by the SX60 are well-exposed with vibrant color and pleasing sharpness"
Unfortunately, Imaging-Resource's comprehensive "Best Superzoom 2014" review found that the SX60's image quality was soundly thrashed by the older SX50. Showing crops from the SX50 and SX60 it noted :

"Compared to the SX50 this image is really a mess. The same chain we just referred to almost seems to be disintegrating in parts of this image, and virtually all of the wood appears odd and mottled to some degree. There's also less detail in the coins even though we're substantially more zoomed in. And bear in mind that this is the best of three images we shot, and is at base ISO from a tripod with a self-timer."

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/best-superzoom-2014/best-superzoom-2014-pg3-ultimate-image-quality.HTM

It would have been nice to include Nikon's B700. It's comparable to the P610 but adds RAW.

Although some people tried to convince themselves SX60 being a good camera, it was clearly worse than the very good, old SX50.
And, yes, THAT of Imaging Resource was a professional review, with a lot of images of the same target, not just text, some samples and personal opinions :(

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (176 comments in total)
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Dodge_Rock: Why not take the time to incorporate some of the forum discussions and link to the threads? Most of these cameras have been out for an extended period and there have been numerous reviews by forum members.

I have the HX400 and P900. P900 is built better and the clear winner in still photography. I rarely shoot video, but the zoom sound on the P900 is annoying. I'd go with HX400 for movies unless extra reach is needed.

+1

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 05:31 UTC
On photo Odorheiu Guard 1994 DP in the - European Man - ( BW only + A Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent people on duty image from the Eastern part of Transylvania!
Congratulations,
Augustin

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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tomjar: Is there any area of photography/video gear (except the high-end DSLR segment) in which Nikon still manages to get it right and to actually deliver a competent new product once in a while? Really sad and hard to believe, it seems as if they have lost their compass, what happened to this company??

Yes: the compact small sensor superzoom cameras P600/610, P900 (for the moment without rival) and B700. But as someone wrote, still the software issues, for instance you can't scroll shot images magnified, instead you must revert to the normal size, go to other image, magnified it, etc. I don't think that's a Canon, Olympus and other patent, just indolence to comply to the customer requests.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On photo Freshwater mite in the Nature's Tiny Wonders challenge (2 comments in total)

That's outstandingly impressive, the winner place is well deserved!
Congratulations and happy shooting,
Augustin

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment

That's an outstanding image, Evan!
Congratulations,
Augustin

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Jump in the Large group portratis challenge (1 comment in total)

An outstanding depicting of the mountain hiking joy! The 1st place is being well deserved :)

Congratulations,
Augustin

P.S. Felicitari!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo copper rumped humming bird in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week VII challenge (6 comments in total)

That's truly an achievement, well deserving the first place!
Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 10:51 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Northern Harrier_0702 in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week VI challenge (7 comments in total)

All the podium, that's something rare, but well deserved! D500 seems and outstanding camera, but also is your photographic mastery :)

Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo A view from Gornergrat, Swiss in the Down in the Valley challenge (3 comments in total)

Excellent, congratulations!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Selfie at Teapot Lake in the Selfie with your favorite thing(s). challenge (2 comments in total)

"I know those boots" was the first thing that came to me as I saw that image :)
Excellent landscape, too pity they considered "selfie" as the literally meaning only :(
Happy shooting!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Baker and Hadley Peak in the - The Start of Winter - (Full Colours only + A Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Who said P900 isn't suitable for landscapes? It is, in the right hands, as you just proved!

Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, Evan, for that recent achievement! It's, like all your wildlife images, of a NG documentary level and because the bird is also hard to shoot, your image is even more outstanding!

Happy shooting!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bull Frog crossing the road in the Close and Personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow, I've almost forgot that excellent image from the year I had the heart surgery! Just talked in a thread with Tony Britton and he said he's still happy with the SX50 and the P610 :)
Agree, but those outstanding cameras (and I can add P900 to the list) can't catch action and especially wildlife or BIFs like your system...
Happy shooting,
Augustin

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Kirche am Steinhof in the Your City - Gold challenge (1 comment in total)

Ausgezeichnet, outstanding!

Congratulations,

Augustin

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 1st comment
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