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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On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (228 comments in total)
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Maurizio Camagna: Focusing behavior (focus at the chosen aperture and not wide open) of Sony Lenses is a big big issue in dim light particularly when using AF-C (best option to shoot people in studio). This is particularly bad because beyond f5.6 (but even f4) you really can't focus at all or, even worse, get focus errors even when camera says it's ok. Manual focus at the same time is much harder if you don't have the "wide open" view. I consider this a serious bug and a bad mistake from Sony. At the moment it's the only real issue with the otherwise fantastic A7 bodies and I feel particularly sad because I've invested a lot in the system without realizing that this behavior was present. No other camera of any other manufacturer has this issue and would be easy from Sony to correct it with a firmware upgrade. Worse than that it wasn't this way at the beginning, it's a choice done only lately from Sony. A change for the worse, a change that really creates a problem for anybody shooting beyond f4.

Salient point due to the focus-shift effect/defect at different apertures of some lenses, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (228 comments in total)

The test-comparison about coma is naively poorly done.
Does not show the actual coma defect that occurs always, in its maximum intensity on the end of the frame corners.
Obviously this is badly done, the most distant, small lights had to get up to the top edge of the image.
Come on, how do you think to propose this?!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 25th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)

Why people that writes reviews and camera makers almost never think, or don't think cleverly enough about this type of photo shoots, that don't require only a quick camera, but also the right design, the right functionalities and ergonomic for vertical orientation - without a power booster grip that create another stability problem (meaning blurred shots), and unwanted weight added during long hicking?
Too difficult?
Or maybe we are white mountaineer dolphins, never seen before and never satisfied?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)

I don't take for panning and sports. For me using lenses of all types, fixed and zoom, from wide to tele, using the camera almost always in portrait orientation on a tripod, rotating the camera always on the vertical axis, and often on the horizontal also, and then doing the stitching of tens or hundreds of images, the XT-2 is the right choice, not the X Pro-2.
I do not want a camera that, during rotation and shots taken in rapid sequence (often with AE bracketings), slow down or stop, not allowing me to continue taking quickly all the shots until the end of the wide view that I want to cover.
If the clouds in the sky, or those that cover the mountains partially, with all the moving shadows, are quickly moving, the merge between shots becomes more and more difficult, much more time consuming, if not impossible to do at all!
This is just an example, a typical situation.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 61st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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agaoo: It really looks good, I'm drooling but I don't think it's worth paying almost double the price of SONY A6300. Most features are similar to A6300 while Fuji's body looks more robust and design is sexy. Sony has better lens choices. I can't decide :-(

Fuji's lenses quality are from very good to excellent and the choice is quite wide.
Which one to choose? Is your decision.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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eno2: I'm both a still and a video shooter and I'm absolutely intrigued by Fuji XT2. If GH5 won't be something exceptional I'm seriously consider the switch to Fuji.

As I see it now, XT2 is what I always wanted: an APSC sensor camera with beautiful 4K video from resizing (no crop, no line skipping etc), great colors, low noise, no overheating (with optional grip) a nice design without ergonomic problems, very good photo quality, good AF and a very good lens collection!

And here is the second one I see of you.
Where did you wrote again the same comment in addition to Imaging Resource eno/eno2, just so out of curiosity?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Medium format phone camera?

Large format spy camera!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

mumble ... mumble
Hasselblad with also Samsung tech?
Could be a pretty smart moving, but not a game changer, so is not this or not only.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 197th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Ok thanks fuego6, good to know, now I ask you a kindness.
Could you go here:

1- http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com (<- great surprise here for Space and astronauts-activities lovers)
2- http://www.whatsupcams.com/it/webcams/spagna/valencia/benidorm/costa-blanca-benidorm-spiaggia-levante
3- http://it.bergfex.com/bodental/webcams/c7798/

and then report me if, with iPad 2, these sites fully works with those videos and with the still-lapse animation of the the third one, and with what browser?
I do not know if the first and the third are in Flash or HTML5.

With my tablet Samsung-Android, in the first one the video and everything else works well under Firefox and it does not work at all with Chrome.
I would have expected the opposite, given the eternal weakness and instability of Firefox for Android.
But is the opposite for the other two webcam sites.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Yes fuego6, but how is your serfing on Flash-based websites or if you want to watch Flash videos on your iPad 2 ?!
The iPad and iPhone don't support Flash, so there are a bit of problems to solve, with this no native support.

More security, but also more limits and hassles.
I love my Mac computers, but do not love that limit on a tablet.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Anyway I recommend, to really help (for one reason or another) who still suffers eye strain while reading, to set a light gray, not the white, in the pages with lots of text, otherwise could still remain the possible discomfort by an aggressiveness of the strong contrast!
The ideal would be to allow the user settings on few background steps, white, very light gray, light gray, medium gray.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 399th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

The reading comfort on a traditional display depends mainly on 3 factors: the display technology, the ambient light and the physical state of the eyes.
On a traditional LCD monitor with aggressive backlight made with fluorescent tubes, or with low-quality LED and too bright, eye strain comes quickly.
Even worse, much worse, with the obsolete low res CRT displays.

Personally and for various reasons to surf the web, I use almost exclusively 8 ... 10 inch tablets. Very happy, great comfort.
The latest Samsung tablets are excellent and also those of Apple, and surely also others.
The very high pixels density (not seen with naked eye), and the easy rapidity with which you can adjust the brightness, give a comfortable reading experience with any page dark or light.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 400th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: No tilting screen, no tilting EVF => no place in the market.

May be vesa1tahti have lost his brain outside, far in the space, and there are no market at all, there ... probably.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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lumberjack63: USB 2.0 !? lol

But it's compatible with USB 1.0 also, no problem ...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
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HBowman: Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.

I agree with you, have had the same thinking.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

I did not need to extend my expenses, but I did not want to regret having lost a unique opportunity and so have postponed maintenance to my car.

Picture quality, operating speed, ergonomics of the NX500 are definitely higher than that of Sony A6000.
Only the Fuji X-T1 is ergonomically better, not for all, but almost everything, even under low temperatures with cold and insensitive fingers.
The bad ergonomics of the A6000, not only in difficult external conditions, has always made me regret when I brought it with me, only to be lighter during short or long hikings.
Similar goes for the A7 series, although less unpleasant to control respect to the A6000.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 26th comment
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

As written by ChuckTa, here down, replaying to PKDanny, I do, have purchased it, despite having many more of all brands and all types, large and small.
It was long since I was thinking about Samsung, after reading reviews demonstrating some excellent characteristics and having had in my hand a little one (2 years ago, can not remember which model, for few minutes in a shop) that struck me positively for a nice and comfortable menu structure and good ergonomics.

When in autumn I was beginning to understand that Samsung probably was retiring, I decided to buy a used NX1 with 3 lenses, to see if it could be useful.
Once purchased, I realized what I was missing, having the others.
Given the uncertainty on future of these Samsung cameras, I have purchased two units more (discounted prices) with the 2 pro zoom and 3 fixed lens + one NX500 and adapters for Zeiss Contax C/Y lenses, Nikon, Pentax, Sony Alpha-Minolta.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 27th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

Obviously you can do this Wally, but manipulate a Tiff file is itself a more restrictive opportunity for manipulating an original raw files, even if the Tiff is not compressed, particularly here with a 3 layers sensor.
Right?

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

HowaboutRAW,

my replay in a new thread, here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57358163

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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unbelievable: Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

I hope you win the bet, without to become too much obsolescent, but I remain somewhat skeptical on this theme.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
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