Joachim Gerstl

Joachim Gerstl

Lives in Austria Austria
Joined on Mar 6, 2002
About me:

keen photographer and blog author

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I understand that we all hate to change lenses but this is ridiculous. Next sensor or AF innovation and you have to trow away all your lenses instead of just replacing your camera.
Just to be different is not enough.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 04:53 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

Wow! What a nice surprise. Fuji knows how to keep customers happy.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 05:06 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (30 comments in total)

I love his pictures. All these penguin shots taken on blue sky days make it very easy to forget that these blue sky days are rare.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 18th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (668 comments in total)

I'm sure it is a great camera. Loved my X100. I sold it but most likely will replace it with the X100T or its successor because I always wanted a black X100.

I also have a Ricoh GR. I'm with the people that state that the Ricoh is great to shoot and nobody thinks it a serious camera but the Ricoh GR can't replace the Fuji X100 and vice versa. They are completely different cameras and shooting experience is completely different too.

For some the Ricoh GR might be better camera for others the Fuji X100 would be the by far better choice. They really can't be compared but I did for those who don't have the chance to try them out side by side.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 71st comment | 5 replies
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (110 comments in total)

and where to put the mobile phone and leatherman?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 18th comment

Nice but I prefer their Retrospective 5. No shiny ThinkTank badge.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 05:59 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

As much as I love the design of the 1.4/35 I think a 2/35 would have been the better option. Now you can decide in-between a slow and small 35 or a super fast but fat and big one.
2/35 would have been a very good compromise to keep size and weight reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 06:07 UTC as 74th comment | 11 replies
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)

I just checked the weight. 665 grams! This is a monster! I was looking forward to this lens but the weight is a big disappointment. The excellent Canon 2.8/24-70 II is only 160 grams more but offers better subject isolation. The Canon 4/70-200 IS is about 200 grams lighter than Fuji's 50-150.

After an excellent start Fuji managed to produce an APS-C lens kit that is heavier than the same full frame kit. If you choose the Canon 4/24-70 IS you even save 250 grams but gain IS.

If they continue like that Fuji will manage to kill themselves again.

Maybe I sound negative but I'm really disappointed that they start to transform a perfect travel camera into something that offers almost no weight advantage over a full frame DSLR. I'm afraid if Canon or Nikon enters mirror less with real cameras Fuji will be history.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 08:06 UTC as 38th comment | 13 replies

How long do we fans have to wait for the Stellar III? Come on Hasselblad!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Scary Dudes in the Canon Powershot G Series challenge (6 comments in total)

As cool as it gets.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

This is an impressive camera. AF, fps, buffer depth plus the extended reach for wildlife and bird photography. I will get it when its price has come down a little bit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 604th comment | 1 reply

The GH4 is the better handling and faster camera but the images from the Sony really look impressive. High ISO is cleaner than on my Canon 6D and a lot cleaner than on my Fuji X Pro-1.

If Sony would release a high quality 2.8/20 and 2/35 I would be very tempted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 18:44 UTC as 170th comment
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (148 comments in total)

It seems that even monkeys don't want a Windows phone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 08:13 UTC as 76th comment

I guess this is not the big thing from Canon we are all waiting for.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (170 comments in total)

Fuji makes great lenses my only wish is that they focus more on small lenses.

The main reason to use my XP1 instead of my FF Canon is size and weight. Beside the first primes most newer lenses are rather big and heavy. The 1.4/23 is borderline, the fantastic 1.2/56 already too heavy for my taste. The f2.8 zooms will be huge.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)

You don't have to be mad to buy this instead of a Sony A6000 plus Zeiss Zoom or the Fuji X-T1 kit but it helps.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 102nd comment
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Joachim Gerstl: No thank you for posting these. Now I know it makes no sense to produce low resolution sensors like 12MP on full frame anymore.

I have the 6D and I'm happy with it. I'm aware that D4 and 1DX are better in high ISO. I was surprised that Sony did not manage to do better with 12MP today. It's almost 10 years that the 5D came out. Of course the A7S is a lot better at high ISO but it should still be a lot better. The pixels are almost 2 times bigger than in the 5DmkIII which also came out a couple of years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 15:00 UTC

No thank you for posting these. Now I know it makes no sense to produce low resolution sensors like 12MP on full frame anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:52 UTC as 142nd comment | 9 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Faster lens with better range, built in EVF, flip screen. Looks like a very complete package now. Still pricey but better value than its predecessors.
I guess there will be a lot of second hand RX100/RX100II available soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 762nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

I'm very happy to see this lens. I hope it's better than the 17-40L. I was close to buy the 2.8/16-35L but now I will get this instead.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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