Pritzl

Pritzl

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Nov 18, 2011

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Now that's what I call Christmas spirit. Go Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 21:10 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $25-100 article (16 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Oh no you didn't! Did DPR just take sides on the Clear Protective Filters debate? 80

That topic is almost as radioactive as the equivalence debate. :)

Don't worry though, those of us who have seen the light will not look down on your, obviously wrong, opinion. :P

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $25-100 article (16 comments in total)

Oh no you didn't! Did DPR just take sides on the Clear Protective Filters debate? 80

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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D1N0: jpegs are mainly used on the web. Compatibility is the magic word. When a large percentage of your audience can't view the image because their browser doesn't supported it, it will not be used, no matter how good it is.

Whoops! Caught red-handed... or is that brown-tongued? :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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D1N0: jpegs are mainly used on the web. Compatibility is the magic word. When a large percentage of your audience can't view the image because their browser doesn't supported it, it will not be used, no matter how good it is.

But doesn't the site owner need to install the decoding script? There's a significant difference between that and built-in browser support.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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D1N0: jpegs are mainly used on the web. Compatibility is the magic word. When a large percentage of your audience can't view the image because their browser doesn't supported it, it will not be used, no matter how good it is.

Exactly. BetaMax, HD DVD, a host of Windows competitors... and the list goes on. The anals of technology are replete with "better" tech being superceded by more pervasive alternatives. If this tech is to succeed it needs financial muscle or some serious evangelism behind it to make browser makers adopt it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)

I have looked really hard and I really cannot see the advantage for any of these cameras (maybe the NX-1, but a tiny one at that) at 12800 ISO. They all look to be about the same. If there is a difference, it's one that requires a loupe and someone far more nit-picky than me.

It doesn't matter much anyway, as they're all a smudgy mess at that ISO anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:12 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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Rage Joe: It's pretty unbelievable. How wonderfully Peter finds these scenes in nature that the rest of us find only in Photoshop and on the walls of Burt Reynolds.

http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/146/lot/59584/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F146%2F%3Fpage%3D5

http://delviewmedia2.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/9/9/3099487/1018005_orig.jpg

I read both the for and against articles you linked to. But I'm confused. If, as both critics suggested in their own ways, art is as subjective, how can they justify their profession?

Nice picture but hardly worth the ridiculous price... to me. Someone liked it enough to fork over that much though. That's all there is to it. I don't see the significance of this event to anyone beyond the buyer and the seller.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)

So much for "you get what you pay for" eh?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:12 UTC as 30th comment | 16 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I found this sentence confusing: "I suspect there are more than a few potential GM5 customers who would like the LX100 experience better, trading its bigger size and (much brighter) fixed lens for more dedicated controls and a bigger viewfinder."

Doesn't the LX100 have more dedicated controls?

Yeah, I think it's a case of death by pronoun.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)

I found this sentence confusing: "I suspect there are more than a few potential GM5 customers who would like the LX100 experience better, trading its bigger size and (much brighter) fixed lens for more dedicated controls and a bigger viewfinder."

Doesn't the LX100 have more dedicated controls?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Like a bad movie, the reruns keep coming...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Guess we now know where the designers who lost their jobs at Hassy went... :P

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 06:11 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I think the next iteration of this compact will be incredible. It's a great camera as is. However, if Panasonic threw in an articulating and/or touch-sensitive screen, allowed us to program the Filters/iA buttons, added EC in Manual mode + Auto ISO and possibly a built-in ND filter the LX200 could be a dream camera for me. Better jpeg processing would be nice, if only to cut short any false negative perceptions about IQ. I noted the latter the first time we saw the image samples and everyone was crying "soft!" Appears to be a JPEG-only issue.

So yes, I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with $900 at the moment when I already have a DSLR and a compact. Then again, I have caved and given in to GAS before.

I understand that, but it's not exactly the same. I prefer to focus on the scene rather than the exposure meter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I think the next iteration of this compact will be incredible. It's a great camera as is. However, if Panasonic threw in an articulating and/or touch-sensitive screen, allowed us to program the Filters/iA buttons, added EC in Manual mode + Auto ISO and possibly a built-in ND filter the LX200 could be a dream camera for me. Better jpeg processing would be nice, if only to cut short any false negative perceptions about IQ. I noted the latter the first time we saw the image samples and everyone was crying "soft!" Appears to be a JPEG-only issue.

So yes, I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with $900 at the moment when I already have a DSLR and a compact. Then again, I have caved and given in to GAS before.

@teddoman, never understood that dichotomy. It makes no sense at all given the premium commanded by these cameras; it's not like adding both would erase the profit margin.

@mpix, I was ready to buy (and still might) but can't justify "settling" when I have other cameras doing the job for the time-being. If, for some reason my X20 meets an untimely end though... then yes, this is the one I would get. I really hope they take the Fuji approach instead (perhaps not on the button placement though ;) ) of just improving on a winning formula instead of re-positioning the product each time.

Fuji X-T1 is another camera on my wishlist for I win the lottery though. Just can't justify it on top of my existing gear, no matter how much I like it. :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I think the next iteration of this compact will be incredible. It's a great camera as is. However, if Panasonic threw in an articulating and/or touch-sensitive screen, allowed us to program the Filters/iA buttons, added EC in Manual mode + Auto ISO and possibly a built-in ND filter the LX200 could be a dream camera for me. Better jpeg processing would be nice, if only to cut short any false negative perceptions about IQ. I noted the latter the first time we saw the image samples and everyone was crying "soft!" Appears to be a JPEG-only issue.

So yes, I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with $900 at the moment when I already have a DSLR and a compact. Then again, I have caved and given in to GAS before.

Wonder what Olympus' response might be?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)

I think the next iteration of this compact will be incredible. It's a great camera as is. However, if Panasonic threw in an articulating and/or touch-sensitive screen, allowed us to program the Filters/iA buttons, added EC in Manual mode + Auto ISO and possibly a built-in ND filter the LX200 could be a dream camera for me. Better jpeg processing would be nice, if only to cut short any false negative perceptions about IQ. I noted the latter the first time we saw the image samples and everyone was crying "soft!" Appears to be a JPEG-only issue.

So yes, I'm intrigued, but not enough to part with $900 at the moment when I already have a DSLR and a compact. Then again, I have caved and given in to GAS before.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 101st comment | 6 replies

Someone mentioned how this damaged Hasselblad's reputation and I can attest to that personally. As one of the hoi polloi, I know next to nothing about their medium format heritage. My only real exposure to the brand has been these horrendously "designed" and horribly over-priced mis-steps. Their name has been irreparably tarnished in my case. Then again, I guess I was never the target customer for either these products or their medium format cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

There is a lot less chroma noise in the 7Dii files. Easily a stop better than the others in that regard. However, I am not seeing significantly more detail in most areas; has Canon decided to bake in NR into the RAW files too now? :P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 01:58 UTC as 180th comment | 1 reply

Nice to see the LX100's ISO performance reflect its sensor size advantage vs the other 2 compacts. More surprising though is how much detail it captures despite its resolution handicap.

It seems the initial concerns around "soft" sample images may have been the product of a combination of suboptimal jpeg rendering, real lens weakness at wide angle and wide aperture (not really surprising for anyone who has used wide angle lenses) with a prodigious helping of trigger happy forumites with a severe case of jumping-to-conclusionitis.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 15:43 UTC as 24th comment
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