draschan

draschan

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Works as a Artist
Has a website at www.draschan.com
Joined on May 20, 2011
About me:

Still waiting.

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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

gursky as a joke as well. at least his sales are for real. this looks like a fraud and I don't understand why all photo sites write about this without further recherche. there is artfacts.net and artnet.com. for starters. someone got an account?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:25 UTC

stock photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 61st comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (241 comments in total)

the test images do no justice to this truly amazing camera. the pentax 645d has alreadybeen an amazing machine. it is a wonderful tool when not abused to make random snapshots without focus, composition, subject etc. everyone who knows what MF can do would be glad to have this camera. it is a huge step forward to have such quality (in the hands of capable photographers) available for such a low price. if I'd have the money I'd get it immediately.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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draschan: just tried it for a day. a friend got the fancy leica version. it's an excellent excellent camera. the lens is simply amazing. the controls are phantastic!!! aperture on lens, time and compensation dials. nice viewfinder (although I have little comparison with viewfinders). fast, reliable. and the lens. did I mention it? the lens. it is 1,7 -2,8. the wide angle seems better than my excepensive olympus 12mm. It is a loveable camera. don't see much (or any) difference to my gm1 concerning the 12 vs 16mp. I personally would prefer a touchscreen and I'm not sure why it's not included. the extra leica lens hood is also great... as far as I can tell all panasonic I used did amazing video, I am looking forward to test the 4k (and extract 8mp images from it). so only downside: if you like touch then wait or get the lovely gm5. panasonic is really trying hard to please their customers.

hey, I didn't want to start a flamewar here. just saying the lens of the LX100 is amazing. it's a beautiful machine for taking images.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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minzaw: IMHO Rich GR has better IQ(APSC) where as LX100 has better AF,macro,Low light,zoom and 4k VIDEO +/- stills capture.

the rico has indeed better IQ and amazing lens. hope rico will update it soon and add higher pixel count and faster lens. it is still an amazing camera even it would be nice seeing it revamped.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 22:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)

just tried it for a day. a friend got the fancy leica version. it's an excellent excellent camera. the lens is simply amazing. the controls are phantastic!!! aperture on lens, time and compensation dials. nice viewfinder (although I have little comparison with viewfinders). fast, reliable. and the lens. did I mention it? the lens. it is 1,7 -2,8. the wide angle seems better than my excepensive olympus 12mm. It is a loveable camera. don't see much (or any) difference to my gm1 concerning the 12 vs 16mp. I personally would prefer a touchscreen and I'm not sure why it's not included. the extra leica lens hood is also great... as far as I can tell all panasonic I used did amazing video, I am looking forward to test the 4k (and extract 8mp images from it). so only downside: if you like touch then wait or get the lovely gm5. panasonic is really trying hard to please their customers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
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Alphoid: Looks like I bought my a99 six months too early... This seems like a much better choice for what I do, but probably not worth the $MSRP upgrade. Still, it points to a very good direction

I'll be curious how the autofocus system works. I'll also be curious if it will be good enough to release something like the LA-EA4 without the mirror.

Aside from that -- which will surely be fixed -- it's hard to point out flaws. I lose GPS (but NFC+good cell apps could probably fix that). I prefer the larger A99 battery (but I'd be glad to put it in an external grip). I'm surprised it doesn't have 4k (but I guess that comes with the resolution). I think that might be all.

tested the A7r with a 55mm sony lens at a store in vienna. they had all camera manufacturers there, fuji, sony, oly etc. one could test everything to excess. the sony has an amazing sensor. I prefer the touch screen focus of olympus. shifting a focus point with a wheel while my subject moves around seems awkward. the face/ eye detection of my epl5 works great. all in all: the A seems more like a tripod camera to me. the olympus em5 i compared nailed the focus instantly. it doesn't have amazing full frame look but got me reliable beautiful results. so your A99 might be much better in handling than the A series. more like a pro dslr. have fun with it... I keep waiting... still not sure which FF system to chose...still considering the A series and the Nikon... meanwhile I am having fun with gm1 and epl5 (half broken) and the nice pancakes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
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Alphoid: Looks like I bought my a99 six months too early... This seems like a much better choice for what I do, but probably not worth the $MSRP upgrade. Still, it points to a very good direction

I'll be curious how the autofocus system works. I'll also be curious if it will be good enough to release something like the LA-EA4 without the mirror.

Aside from that -- which will surely be fixed -- it's hard to point out flaws. I lose GPS (but NFC+good cell apps could probably fix that). I prefer the larger A99 battery (but I'd be glad to put it in an external grip). I'm surprised it doesn't have 4k (but I guess that comes with the resolution). I think that might be all.

sony has stated a while ago that they will release interesting equipment every 6 month. be happy with what you have :-) I call it "waiting with pleasure". having some equipment that works and shooting until it dies. meanwhile things have become so much better that it's really worth gett ing new stuff, like after 4, 5 years...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:25 UTC
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straylightrun: FF IBIS mirrorless? Well that's it folks, Sony is pretty much the king of mirrorless. Everybody else just pack your bags and go home. No point trying now.

oly has got it's act together as well as most of the other manufacturers. sony is leading the pack but there are plenty of alternatives, especially when one needs smaller bodies, lenses, larger lens lineup (that's why I still stick to m43 when it comes to pocketable) might get a sony, but still waiting for more lenses. maybe 3rd party. and no: i do not use adapters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

hey guys, many pro cine lenses are in a 20k price range. for movie people this is no surpise. obviously not many filmmakers around here obviously.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

panasonic :-) thank you !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 39th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

using the gm1 since a few month: small beautiful machine. the gm5 seems to add everyhting to make it as versatile as the gx7. the continuous shooting rate is much slower than the epl5 though, the only reason I still use it from time to time. pairs very well with the pana 14mm and the pana 20mm.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 64th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

for my taste the sensor is too small. nice camera anyway. have tested a friends ricoh GR: hughe surprise just how good this camera is. the fuji lineup with the x trans sensor is very appealing. think that I'll jump the train with one of the future X100 successors...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 117th comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Sullyg: I love Aperture and use it everyday. I am a portrait photographer and I have the Adobe creative cloud with Photoshop and Lightroom. I hate LR and if I have to switch I will use Bridge. The bottom line is that if you put two images side by side. One from Aperture and one from LR there are very few people who tell the difference. I am very sadden by Apple. I would like to think that Steve Jobs would have never done this.

we will soon have to "rent" lightroom and phtoshop. somethig I absolutely dislike. just imagine being offline somewhere and having no internet connection and running out of your subscription.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

I use both: Aperture & Lightroom. Just bought a Copy of it for my little brother. It's fast, very fast export, works nicely with plugins. It is reliable for large libraries (some of mine are way over 1TB). It very easy to get nice results. It provides instant gratification for beginners. Hope to use it for another few years. When apple dumped their 3D software (shake) this was sad. it was the cheapest way to get used to node based software. then they changed final cut into a imovie of sorts. powerful under the hood but made for utter amateurs with no editing background. finally they dump the lovely aperture. how annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:55 UTC as 99th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

WOW! what is all this whining about. it looks like a nice tiny camera. I am glad that there are larger sensor cameras for the amateurs who will be able to ambandon their compacts. I totally like the slim design. personally I need more control (this is why I haven't gotten the panasonic gm1 so far). to me the samsung seems like a nice addition to the mirrorless world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 07:28 UTC as 135th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (623 comments in total)

it's fast, small. the good lenses seem too expensive. I have opted for the GM1 in addition to epl5. the choice of lenses for m43, especially the budget choices: 14 & 20mm pana, 45mm oly covers almost all situations. they are of amazing quality (the 45 is unbelievably good and cheap and fast) and the more expensive lenses (I use the 60mm macro for portraits) seem priced a bit steeper but they still seem worht their money for what they deliver. since the gm1 is so tiny there seems little reason to get the sony or nikon. I wish them luck anyways. comeptition is good for consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 195th comment
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topstuff: Whats this about Americans not liking small cameras?

It is bizarre. Do Americans think that large = better?

Makes no sense. No sense at all.

I've got really huge hands and have no problems with epl5 and will get an gm1 too. the bigger is better idea might be a reason for higher sales of dslrs. next generation of A7r will make me add sony to my equipment list.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (111 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Can't imagine buying BM - but PLEASE can we have MORE GLOBAL SHUTTERS in general? Imagine a GoPro without the Jello effect. That needs a global shutter. Or weirdly curved helicopter blades on most any digital camera: get a global shutter.

Brian

get a Black Magic Camera :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
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