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 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 ... It is not the learning curve the problem with SPP, that would be a minor problem. Missing a number of parametric adjustments and there are various abstruse things, done obviously by someone who has a mentality, or a logic ... may we say atypical? Perhaps not limpid. Perhaps in some way characteristic of Japanese thought, different from much of the rest of the world. Not international.

Capture One has a learning curve slow to climb, but it has a completeness and possibility of adjustments that PPS can only dream.
Not to mention unacceptable slowness and bad instability that have had until yesterday under Mac OSX.
It would be enough to have something like Lightroom or the interesting and powerful Iridient Developer (who unfortunately has stopped the compatibility with Sigma, at Foveon Merrill).

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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psa32: the h seems a powerful camera but which is going to be the price ?

Yes, but seem that he want to know the price of the "h" only.
I think he refers to the H, really.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:00 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.

So HowaboutRAW,
with your opinion you've just confirmed that is a terrible software. Terrible with negative meaning, of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Even if they want to use their propriety SA lens mount, why not put a much shorter flange distance and then include an adapter / spacer for SA-mount SLR lenses? That way you could adapt a wide range of lenses. With this as it is, you'll be limited to Sigma SA-mount lenses (plus I guess T-mount and medium format). I guess they think they'll sell a few more lenses, but I think they'll sell far fewer cameras, and ultimately fewer lenses too.

Then over time they could introduce lenses specifically designed for the shorter flange distance, to be used without the adapter.

Isn't that basically what Olympus and Panasonic did when they introduced Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless cameras, relative to their older Four-Thirds SLRs?

I only know (but it is not a secret) that all these recent generations of Sigma lenses C, A, S, for Sigma SA, Nikon, Canon and Sony Alfa are designed by Sigma in order to give the greater optical performance on their particular test machine having a Foveon sensor and, I think, without having a so short distance, therefore, to you the conclusions.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Even if they want to use their propriety SA lens mount, why not put a much shorter flange distance and then include an adapter / spacer for SA-mount SLR lenses? That way you could adapt a wide range of lenses. With this as it is, you'll be limited to Sigma SA-mount lenses (plus I guess T-mount and medium format). I guess they think they'll sell a few more lenses, but I think they'll sell far fewer cameras, and ultimately fewer lenses too.

Then over time they could introduce lenses specifically designed for the shorter flange distance, to be used without the adapter.

Isn't that basically what Olympus and Panasonic did when they introduced Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless cameras, relative to their older Four-Thirds SLRs?

Mhhh, no, I don't think so NAwlins.

Almost certainly other lenses, from wide to normal focal lenghts, not specifically designed for 3-layer Foveon, would create strong artifacts, resolution and light loss at the edges of the image.
So is, often, with Bayer sensor of the mirrorless, with Foveon the problem could be also worst.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

What can you say me marc, about the Sony A7R II regarding colour fringes defect?
Less prone to this, than with the A7R using the same lens, do you know?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

I did not say and want not say that the Canon 17-40/4 L is a good or very good lens for all the parameters, but only that it has a good resistance to gosts & flares, and that, in this aspect, the Contax N 17-35/2,8 do even better.
I have all the three Sony A7 series, of the first version.

Years ago I photographed few times with Zeiss lenses for Contax C/Y, mounted on Canon 1Ds Mark II, 5D and 5D II and later on mirrorless Sony:

35-70mm f/3,4
28-85mm f/3,3-4,0
35-135mm f/3,3-4,5
100-300 f/4
50mm f/1,4
50mm f/1,7
25mm, 28mm and 135mm f/2,8

The only C/Y lens that I still continue to bring during mountains hikings is the excellent 100-300 f/4,5-5,6 with an adapted and modified collar for the tripod.
However I go out almost always with a mix of brands, 2 ... 6 cameras (Fuji, Sony, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma dp Quattro, Olympus 4/3, sometimes Nikon D600 (not Canon from years) and many lenses old and new.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

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Legendary does not mean that it is now appropriate to the times, that is, to our current digital mirrorless.
Kipon adapters for Contax N lenses/Sony E mount are not good, have an unacceptable hardware defect, very fragile base contacts which deteriorate quickly and break and more, have some incompatibilities (for example the 70-200/3.5-4.5 is incompatible, absolutely unusable).
I have 2 of these Kipon adapters and one 70-200, but have tested 5 units of this lens.
The adapter "fringer" is well made and work a little better, but always far from as a native lens do.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Contax N Digital was the 1st Fullframe onto the market, yes the Philips 6 MP FF Sensor was so-so, flawed and also the N Digital came way too late to the market - but together with the Contax N AF lenses, from the former Contax N & cheaper NX series bodies - was the best at that time frame, period. The 24-85 N is still 2016 a great lens, i don't have it myself yet, but i've seen it onto a friends camera, performance is very good, and there are very few adapters from fringer, Kipon, etc. for Sony eMount, think A7 II, A7R II series)
The Contax N 17-35/2.8 IQ is legendary, too.

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I am not much agree with you.
These lenses offer nothing special or nothing really better than others (good digital lenses) on the FF Sony A7 series.
I have two 24-85 as a new and both show great weakness on edge or not far from the center of the frame, even at f/8, except for the wider focal lenghts, about in the 24-35 mm range that give a little better resolution.
The 17-35/2.8 has a good behavior against strong light, it show only small ghosts, good contrast and near to no flare even against the sun, thus, for example is better than the already good Canon 17-40/4 L regarding this issue, but even with this Contax Zeiss N 17-35/2.8, performance around edges of the frame leaves a little to be desired.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2611 comments in total)

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Why not?
Too much or useless for the ex Samsung-Pentax and now Ricoh-Pentax thinking?
For example usually I set 2 or 3 sec self-timer to take shots on the tripod when the camera is not connect to a remote release, depending on focal lenghts, 2 sec with wide and normal, 3 sec or more with tele.
2 seconds could be not enough to extinguish vibrations and 12 sec is obviously too much, usefull really only for self portraits.

Cannot understand a silly limitation like this in 2016, don't need to have more space on the body for another button or another dial, don't need a more powerfull processor to actuate that.
However the NX1 have another indigestible limitation: 5 shots only for the auto bracketing, five shots or nothing!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 03:02 UTC as 566th comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2611 comments in total)

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I well know Pentax, the last one I have bought from Pentax is K3 II and I like a lot this new K1 for what I have seen today, for almost all, but again two self-time setting only? 2 or 12 sec.
Why?
Too difficult introduce a more clever functionality, surprising smart and easy as that present in the Samsung NX1, in his versatile on screen Timer Settings?
I mean a wider time range variable from 2 to 30 s, (with 1sec step increments) and the possibility to choose that the camera do:
1 ... 10 shots
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0.5 ... 2 sec interval between each shot next to the first one.
It would be enough to copy from Samsung.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 567th comment
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Mario Giannini: I actually can't wait to try this out. I hate the 'Import' process of LightRoom, and I do so much of my edits in ACR these days. Bridge has been my tool of choice for years, and I have years of photos tagged with Meta words. I would hate to have to look for a replacement now (LightRoom just isn't an option for me).

I do fear that one day they will just discontinue Bridge or change it to work just like LightRoom.

Aa Mariooo!?
Si vede bene che non è per te.
Quando mai sulla Terra, quella di Adobe si scrive in questo modo?
LightRoom?
Ma quando mai?!

Si scrive Lightroom! 👀

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

Never say never!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

GAME OVER

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

Sorry pirla boy, Camporosso is not my hometown, you are wrong again, I'm here temporarily, the city where I was born and lived for about 25 years is a famous Italian seaside city, with university, big international research centers and wonderfull girls.
However here on the mountains the air is fresh and sometime even more invigorating.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

Already back!
I have many dictionaries, papa pirla [you know "pirla"? ... do you know what does the word mean, sssilly sssuper sssmart guy?].
Might resell one or two dictionaries to you for another good use, very appropriate to you: you should quickly eat them with soap flakes while drinking, not fresh, but a very hot water.
After that, YOU could vomit everything, your insults, but even the inflated child soul inside your slim body near a sexy girls so become the laughing-stock of them!

Do you like my therapy for you?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

Speak?!
You want I SPEAK LOUD?
Do you perhaps have heard speaking because you are blind and listen me through an automatic reader?
No, I am sure.
So already fallen down with your great logic, mr. Einstein!
Io qui, avevo scritto bianco su fondo nero, come tutti, se non hai capito sei più fesso di quanto tu non pensi papa natas mona.

But now listen to my "white speaking": bye bye!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

Yes, got it just the confirmation who you are lovely papa, un adrenalinico cafone, un pallone gonfiato.
Come si dice nella tua lingua, sgradevole, squilibrato, patetico, buffone ipervitaminizzato, traducilo e recitalo davanti ad uno specchio fino al tuo completo esaurimento, natas?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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MFiftysomething: They played it safe with the design ...spot the difference; effective but not sexy!

The sensor sounds good but the 16:9 lcd and EVF, no touch screen or IBIS makes it look expensive

"Decent pictures" mean good enough/fairly good/fair/not to bad pictures, have nothing to do with moral sense.
"Photos décentes» désignent assez bon / assez bonne / passable / pas de mauvaises images, n'a rien à voir avec le sens moral.

Usually and almost always.
Do you get it?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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Sports Dad: Look! Another $1000 apsc mirrorless camera that can't match 1/2 the specs of the now defunct NX1 from back in 2014. :)

The Pen-F looks cooler and its features are more attractive to me.

Firmware v1.4 for the NX1 was released by Samsung on August 21, 2015.
Both reviews by DPReview and by ImageResource were made months before so, certainly with a different version, probably both with v.1.32.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
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