Claudio NC

Claudio NC

Lives in Italy Camporosso, Italy
Works as a Outdoor photographer
Has a website at www.alpinow.com
Joined on Feb 15, 2011

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Claudio NC: This is a very limited and old technique, partially useful in the times of the film, before digital.
I have a collection of various of these small and large size filters square and round, made by various famous and very expensive brands (of course LEE is one of these), made of plastic (very delicate) and glass.
They often produced bad results, if not disasters with all, small, medium and large formats.
Also later for few years with first digitals.
Later I have definitely abbandoned all of them forever, and use only polarizer filter, nothing else!
Unwanted sunlight lateral reflections, even with their wide square hood, lowering of the contrast: these unwanted adds are already near to the unacceptable.

Moreover the absurd and unnatural darkening (near to be dark black) also of all the elements that are covered by the dark filter and which should remain bright or not darkened.

Thanks for your suggestion, take note.
Of course I have bought also Marumi (very good) and NiSi polarizers.
NiSi appears super well made, but I remember of a shocking problem discovered with one of their polarizer.
Unbelievable to me when I have seen it the first time.
It was (it is) producing splitted details, as micro gosts, repeated patterns one near the other (so micro internal reflections) when on a tele lens!
I have let it unused ...

Someone say that this NiSi filter doesn't work well with Canon cameras.
I have stopped to use Canon cameras from about 6 or more years and I use almost all the other brands, however have you perhaps heard someone not so happy with this Natural Night Filter for some reason?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
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Claudio NC: This is a very limited and old technique, partially useful in the times of the film, before digital.
I have a collection of various of these small and large size filters square and round, made by various famous and very expensive brands (of course LEE is one of these), made of plastic (very delicate) and glass.
They often produced bad results, if not disasters with all, small, medium and large formats.
Also later for few years with first digitals.
Later I have definitely abbandoned all of them forever, and use only polarizer filter, nothing else!
Unwanted sunlight lateral reflections, even with their wide square hood, lowering of the contrast: these unwanted adds are already near to the unacceptable.

Moreover the absurd and unnatural darkening (near to be dark black) also of all the elements that are covered by the dark filter and which should remain bright or not darkened.

I shoot day and night, at all the chromatic phases of the day, always with the AEB, 3, 5 or even a lot more near luminous sky and sun, I do the rest of the work in PP.

In my site, very overlooked and not frequently updated, there is maybe 1/1000 of my production, probably less.
No more filters on my lenses, except polarizers applied at the most of those I use, dozens of different polarizers by many brands.

The various SinghRay, Lee, and all the others you've named (except for polarizer), are unused, there in a drawer, for the last 10 or 15 years!
Probably the Singh Ray filters I have more used is one of their polarizer and the Daryl Benson Strip, in the past.
Sometimes I use polarizers also in the dark evening and in the night if necessary and if possible.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
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Claudio NC: This is a very limited and old technique, partially useful in the times of the film, before digital.
I have a collection of various of these small and large size filters square and round, made by various famous and very expensive brands (of course LEE is one of these), made of plastic (very delicate) and glass.
They often produced bad results, if not disasters with all, small, medium and large formats.
Also later for few years with first digitals.
Later I have definitely abbandoned all of them forever, and use only polarizer filter, nothing else!
Unwanted sunlight lateral reflections, even with their wide square hood, lowering of the contrast: these unwanted adds are already near to the unacceptable.

Moreover the absurd and unnatural darkening (near to be dark black) also of all the elements that are covered by the dark filter and which should remain bright or not darkened.

Yes, resin, plastic resin.
Bad results are forgotten, "trashed" inside many old media supports, in olds Mac computers and films that now I don't go to apply on my cilindrical scanner that sleeps for ever in his black tomb, certainly now I don't go to search for them.

I have dozens of big HD with millions of digital shots taken to produce panoramic pictures, and hundreds of almost completed panoramics, but a very, very small fraction of them are on my horrible site, www.alpinow.com
I don't want to teach, still not ready to do after 25+ of activity.
However I take note that the antireflection coating has improved more recently.

Next step might be the auto adaptive morfing of the darkening zone of the filter related to subject to shoot ... with a liquid solution or something more complex. Near to impossible.
Without this, the great limitations of the fixed form in a standard graduated filter remain all, obviously!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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walker2000: Wow! What a fast-paced product release cycle!
Sony users may have mixed feeling for the fast release: Every new release brings great new features, but makes the camera in hand looks so old although it was bought not so long time ago.
Canon users may also have mixed feeling for their slow release cycle: Too little real features to be worth upgrading, but the old camera in hand can still do the work.
I'm both Canon and Sony user, so I got doubled mixed feelings. :)

Are 4 years, not 10 months for you, enzino!
Quattro anni dal 2013.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:44 UTC

The result?
Is ugly, gloomy, dark, terribly heavy!
Good only on the sea, on the plain, in the deserts with no natural or artificial elevations!
Good for sky and sea, sky and flat earth.
Digital era do not need anymore these pathetic techique, if not rarely and as last chance to do something by those photographers that don't have the necessary knowledge to do different and better and the patience or the time to do a little of work in PP with a computer.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 1st comment

This is a very limited and old technique, partially useful in the times of the film, before digital.
I have a collection of various of these small and large size filters square and round, made by various famous and very expensive brands (of course LEE is one of these), made of plastic (very delicate) and glass.
They often produced bad results, if not disasters with all, small, medium and large formats.
Also later for few years with first digitals.
Later I have definitely abbandoned all of them forever, and use only polarizer filter, nothing else!
Unwanted sunlight lateral reflections, even with their wide square hood, lowering of the contrast: these unwanted adds are already near to the unacceptable.

Moreover the absurd and unnatural darkening (near to be dark black) also of all the elements that are covered by the dark filter and which should remain bright or not darkened.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 7 replies
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Claudio NC: I bought three NX1, two NX500, all the fixed and zoom professional lenses (two 16-50) and two low cost zoom.
I absolutely do not regret having bought all this equipment, I bought it just when it was starting to be probable and then it was obvious that Samsung had come out of the camera market.
All I have are still as new, amazing for many aspects but the unbearable defect, I repeat once again, already said this years ago, is that the NX1 creates micro blurred images due to the vibration of the shutter blades, particularly with 50-150 mm, when T is between 1/125 and 1 s, (sometimes at 1/160) and well visible also with 16-50 mm, above 30 mm focal lenght.
This does not happen with the NX500.

Image processor different from NX500?

Ok, but I think it have nothing to do with this mechanical problem, however really cannot say the last sentence here, only that the electronic shutter, if really present in the NX1, seem to be not operative, 2 words present in the menu as cosmetic element only (that mean cheat).

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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Claudio NC: I bought three NX1, two NX500, all the fixed and zoom professional lenses (two 16-50) and two low cost zoom.
I absolutely do not regret having bought all this equipment, I bought it just when it was starting to be probable and then it was obvious that Samsung had come out of the camera market.
All I have are still as new, amazing for many aspects but the unbearable defect, I repeat once again, already said this years ago, is that the NX1 creates micro blurred images due to the vibration of the shutter blades, particularly with 50-150 mm, when T is between 1/125 and 1 s, (sometimes at 1/160) and well visible also with 16-50 mm, above 30 mm focal lenght.
This does not happen with the NX500.

Yes, yes, yes ... !

Hundreds of shots and test done only to explore a possible solution, with different big tripods, (with and without a panoramic heads, Really Right Stuff, Sunwayfoto and others) OIS switched ON and OFF, both the OIS modes tested, selectable in camera.
The tripod foot of 50-150 mm is ridiculous, a big part of the problem that amplifies vibrations due to his unstable structure with the body of the lens, very bad engineered, unbelievable.
I have removed it to reduce shakes.
But the defect is not resolvable.
It have the similar behaviour of Sony A7R (but stronger and wider as T exposures involved) and other cameras, FF, Aps, m4/3.
Both in portrait and landscape orientation, but particularly in portrait the problem is strong and absolutely unacceptable when the camera is on a panoramic head.
The same happens with Sony A7R, but not happens with A7 and A7S, having an electronic first curtain that work properly.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 15:36 UTC

Max 1000 characters ...!
Aauuuuff!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 20th comment

Sometimes I use Jpeg produced by Sigma dp Quattro cameras, that is indeed a good solution to not become crazy with the Sigma proprietary RAW converter.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 21st comment

Moreover, as rightly said by brownie314, jpeg colors obtained by cameras are disappointing.
However I always have set RAW + Jpeg and edit RAW in Lightroom, always.
I do so by decades, with Samsung files and with of all the other well known brands existent, including DJI (apart Leica and a new chinese brand, I don't have).

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 22nd comment

I bought three NX1, two NX500, all the fixed and zoom professional lenses (two 16-50) and two low cost zoom.
I absolutely do not regret having bought all this equipment, I bought it just when it was starting to be probable and then it was obvious that Samsung had come out of the camera market.
All I have are still as new, amazing for many aspects but the unbearable defect, I repeat once again, already said this years ago, is that the NX1 creates micro blurred images due to the vibration of the shutter blades, particularly with 50-150 mm, when T is between 1/125 and 1 s, (sometimes at 1/160) and well visible also with 16-50 mm, above 30 mm focal lenght.
This does not happen with the NX500.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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tinetz: I like it. And if only for it's boldness and the discomfort it seems to spread amongst commenters, haha

Maybe he do not see.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
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Zdman: Now my car can finally have KITT's front mounted scanner bar.

Depends if it is waterproof, probably isn't.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone (81 comments in total)
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Biowizard: I was about to buy a Spark as my first camera drone, then this comes along and (apart from being much bigger) seems to blow the Spark out of the water in terms of value for money! So where's the catch?

Brian

I did not say that Phantoms are the best example of an aerodynamic drone aircraft.
Obviously they aren't.
An airplane is, and it needs to be, given the much higher speed, all obvious things.
But your phrase is bad written, unclear, has a different meaning for me, it puts the Phantom line as less aerodynamic than the other DJI's, which of course is not true at all, if nothing else for the curved closed body of Phantoms, with a tiny landing legs, with curved, aerodynamic profile as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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Viking2: I have had a few phantoms.

i also have a Spark and a Mavic. And inspire 1.

The Spark is fun. But it will loose video connection almost the time.
Sometimes just like 50 meter. And yes I am using the RC.

I am waiting for Mavic 2. Hope that they come out with better camera.
I also want the panorama as in spark.

The Spark is a bit of toy. Fun to start and go out thru your window.
For me the phantom and inspire is not portable enough.

Thats why I am looking forward to Mavic 2.

You need to remember that DJI support is chinesee style. (That means terrible)
That means that their products are great if they work.
But boy are you going to be disappointed if the gear don't work or are dead on arrival.

Wish GoPro could come up close to DJI as we need healthy competition and I demand European or American style support.

"But it will loose video connection almost the time."?!
Almost time?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
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Biowizard: I was about to buy a Spark as my first camera drone, then this comes along and (apart from being much bigger) seems to blow the Spark out of the water in terms of value for money! So where's the catch?

Brian

Phantom's a bit noT-aerodynamic?
They are the more aerodynamic of all the DJI drones!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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Photato: Seems to be a rebadged Phantom3 Pro.

And also probably with a wall, a smarter protective defense against modification of restrictions by hackers!
This is just my guess

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:23 UTC
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lukecookphoto: The Mavic made me lose interest in this line, excited to see what the future holds for that.

The camera of Mavic Pro is soft only if is defective.
A good unit, well calibrated out of factory, is crisp on almost all the entire frame, excluding only some millimeters on the 4 extreme corners.
Ask for a replacement if your unit is soft.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15 UTC
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Michael Ma: Waiting for a DJI Mavic Pro 2. Needs a better camera. The colors look weird. I think the colors on the spark looks great though. Just put the Spark colors on the Mavic. 4K with spark colors would be nice.

Again with this Maverick out of place?!
What does the Maverick have to do here, Franzick?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
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