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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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 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 (423 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 98th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 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 133rd comment
On Am I missing something here? article (636 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 194th 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 (110 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

please: http://adrienbaudet.com/dp2q.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1600 comments in total)
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Mister J: No built-in flash, no buy. Pity.

haha. really funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: RAW IQ still remains to see , but if one looking to shoot in JPGs , there would be no need to switch from smartphone to this model - same smugged details even on ISO200 , same edge artifacts , same handheld combination of 1\60, ISO2000 and high noise reduction erasing everything in its' path.

hahaha

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

2 questions: time lapse. flash control
time lapse: important question for me: does it store the RAW data when I use time lapse? this is crucial to me. if anybody knows please let me know.
another question: can the FL600R be controlled with the OM10 like it can be controlled with the OM5 ...? the epl5 does not really control the external flash. so is it 100% as compatible with the EM10.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:40 UTC as 68th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

question: will the A7r sensor compare to the A7 sensor like the D800 to the D600 in terms of dynamic range? One is able to pull the D800 shadows like I haven't seen this before. I'd choose the A7r based on the fact it has more dynamic range than the A7. (besides the fact that I like having cameras without AA filters). (I'd be more than fine with 24 mp. the main thing for me would be the question about DR...)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 10:17 UTC as 48th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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draschan: interesting to me that this does not stir more enthusiasm. to me m43 is all about size. with the 20mm and the 14mm pancakes it is a perfect match. hope it will be available soon without the kit lens. having very large hands I never had troubles with small cameras. large hands doesn't mean clumsy. I was thinking about getting a ricohGR or rx100II but I will take a look at the GM1 first.

how did I miss this announcement. I am very happy about the panaleica 25mm both on panasonic as well as on olympus bodies. the 15mm sounds great. if it has the same IQ I'll get it for sure. might get the ricohgr as well as it is such a gem. wonderful little camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:55 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

interesting to me that this does not stir more enthusiasm. to me m43 is all about size. with the 20mm and the 14mm pancakes it is a perfect match. hope it will be available soon without the kit lens. having very large hands I never had troubles with small cameras. large hands doesn't mean clumsy. I was thinking about getting a ricohGR or rx100II but I will take a look at the GM1 first.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:21 UTC as 197th comment | 6 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (681 comments in total)

it seems awkward to build huuuge mirrorless cameras. given the fact that in US small cameras don't sell well it really makes sense though. (big cameras look more "pro"? personally I never got it) it seems like a smart move from sony. the manufacturing of a mirrorless costs less than dslr. This camera will be an amazing machine at an almost ridiculous price point making it a no brainer for people who can live with the nex lens lineup. personally I hope bodies keep shrinking, sensors growing...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 234th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples article (148 comments in total)
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liquidsquid: Any chance of taking a long night-exposure of the stars, aurora or a night cityscape? Something in the 10 second or more range lowest ISO and ISO400 or more would be awesome, as that is something all of my micro 4/3 cameras over the years would struggle with. Lightning shots were never really "pow" shots like with my old Sony DSC-R1 had.

I've owned G1 and the GH2, and after a few tries with long night exposures, have sort of put it aside until technology catches up on these smaller cameras.

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=765294 the winning picture got shot with an omd

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples article (148 comments in total)
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liquidsquid: Any chance of taking a long night-exposure of the stars, aurora or a night cityscape? Something in the 10 second or more range lowest ISO and ISO400 or more would be awesome, as that is something all of my micro 4/3 cameras over the years would struggle with. Lightning shots were never really "pow" shots like with my old Sony DSC-R1 had.

I've owned G1 and the GH2, and after a few tries with long night exposures, have sort of put it aside until technology catches up on these smaller cameras.

hi, I didn't even have any problems with my G3 and could produce better results than some apsc cameras. there are no stars in my tumblr, http://www.tumblr.com/blog/thomasdraschan but some long exposures, mostly 60 sec exposure. I did stars too, it works.... the epl5 has a much better sensor than the g3 and the results are amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:07 UTC
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Miwok: I'm just waiting for the Necronomicon

as far as I can tell from what I read: whereas the focal length can be doubled to have an equivalent to 35mm FF, the fstop remains the f-stop because it is the ratio between focla length and max opening of aperture. this does not translate the way you calculated. In optics, the f-number (sometimes called focal ratio, f-ratio, f-stop, or relative aperture[1]) of an optical system is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil.[2] It is a dimensionless number that is a quantitative measure of lens speed, and an important concept in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 07:07 UTC
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budi0251: Today this is cutting edge tech : 4K, 2.5K, 13-stops DR, 60p, etc.
Within a decade (or less), it will be a norm and accessible to average joe, just like DSLR about a decade ago (more or less).

Just hold your G.A.S. long enough.

ps.
Well, just imagine other supporting tech, try to download 36MP D800 jpg through 56k modem (Y2K) vs T1 (today)
Today we have multi gigabyte memory card where they used to be counted as megabytes, let's imagine the future possibilities :D

Nevertheless, what happened today would be a history known to no one in the future should you never record it audio-visually (digitally or analogously).
The value of an image (or video) that counts, I remember an original pic of Billy the Kid that sells so well even though technically it's not the best image quality.

either rent or buy what's best for your current project and then sell or return it. with the bmpcc there's almost no need for that. .I used to spend lots on 16mm film, camera service, repairs, etc. each step costing more than buying one of those little machines.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 21:07 UTC
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NeilJones: 4k is so silly. Just no market for it. 720p still the way to go for now.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:10 UTC
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VadymA: I think by the time they get to production Petzval effect will be in every PP plug-in like Topaz, Nik, etc... And after looking at some examples on the web, I don't think I like that effect at all; I find it rather distracting to be honest.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/4896247551_82675616ab_z.jpg
look at this: you would have to really freeform select the object in the centre. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8035366395_29b03c1463_b.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 21:40 UTC
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