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 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (89 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Thanks for the very useful roundup. I've been toying with the idea as they are often on promotion here in Thailand but I never got around to building a feature comparison to know if the promotions are a good deal or just clearance of older generations with older features.

One negative comment for the roundup is the lack of consistency in highlighting important specs, for example, unless I still missed it after reading it twice, I don't see any specs for the range of the DJI Phantom 4 models.

Around mountains, far from cities, I have reached more than 6 km, with perfect video signal, so it is possible to go more far.
However I stopped there about 2 or 3 minutes for my photographic mission, to take many pictures (as on a sky tripod). Then during the RTH, I was forced to land about 1km from the Home Point (the take off point), due to the low level battery, it was impossible to do the landing at the take off point.
After the landing the remaining power was down to 5% or less and it was 100% at the take off moment.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (89 comments in total)

Audronis,
where did you get the 13 km info about the Mavic Pro?!
This is false.
DJI info writes 7 km and the maximum distance limit settable in its app (DJI GO 4) is 8000 m, with these data, the 13 km is obviously wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 8th comment
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miric: Gold bayonet? O really? What a silly idea.

The body has little or nothing of the real gold color (in this picture) and obviously cannot be gold-plated, it would cost at least 10 times more.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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Maverick_: Had to stop after less than a min. Most annoying to see NY mothers act like their pre school play dates. Google, this is a fail. I like the comment below in giving it to real kids and not 40 year olds forcebly acting like one.
Things to keep in mind, Sony makes the camera for the latest iPhone. HTC makes the Pixel phone, but not sure who makes the camera for it. The video stabilizer seems to work well though.

I have had the courage and I watched the entire video, more than 2 minutes long, but I had the same feeling of discomfort, one of two women in particular with all the continuous hyper-ultra childish expressions, rather pathetic.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:17 UTC

However, it should be up soon Inspire 2 Pro ...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:06 UTC as 1st comment

"about 10 minutes longer than the DJI Inspire 1" ?

If the 29.5 minutes are real (in optimal condition of course), I could say is about a quarter of hour more than Inspire 1 with TB48 battery, probably the worst aspect of this DJI wonderful drone.
And what about the max altitude from take-off of PowerEye?
Is it already known?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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Eric Calabros: Dear Epson, please spend more of your R&D money on your need-to-be-much-better EVF screens that many of photographers are using or going to use, instead of these stupid projects only %1 of us would use. You don't listen of course, but I just wanted to ask it.

Not a stupid idea at all, maybe is stupid for you if you don't shot with a camera drone.
If will be well done, this is a very smart project and very useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (258 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 (258 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 34th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 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 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 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 62nd comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2194 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 Review (2194 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 (454 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 (454 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 198th 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 (306 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
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