texinwien

texinwien

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Works as a Software Architect / Consultant
Joined on Apr 23, 2012
About me:

Started shooting OM-D E-M5 on April 28, 2012, after a ~4 year hiatus. Previously shot the Canon 300D, which I bought when it first came out.

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tanniewu: Waiting to have this update to my E-P5 and E-M5! Although, I didn't see it as much an issue to me... luckily perhaps :P

@Timur: That is standard software development practice (testing all functions with each new software version). The testing is often automated, at least a large part of it. If they've really got things set up nicely, the entire battery of tests is performed automatically, each time a small change is made to the software. Read about CI / Continuous Integration for more info...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
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texinwien: It's been pointed out to DPReview staff on multiple occasions that the E-M1 studio samples with ISO set to less than 800 suffer from clear and undeniable shutter shock.

Perhaps DPreview will revisit those samples and prepare ISO 100 - ISO 400 studio samples that are not marred by shutter shock? Would be great...

There are ways other than EFCS to address shutter shock - avoiding the problem shutter speeds, for instance. I don't really care how they do it, but I think it's strange for them to use sample photos in their official comparison tool that do not actually showcase the full resolution of which the camera is capable.

See here for proof: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52603490

The shots at ISOs 100-400 (1/40 seconds - 1/160 seconds, right in the shutter speed danger zone) show CLEARLY less resolution than the one at ISO 800 (1/320 seconds - out of the SS danger zone).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:41 UTC

It's been pointed out to DPReview staff on multiple occasions that the E-M1 studio samples with ISO set to less than 800 suffer from clear and undeniable shutter shock.

Perhaps DPreview will revisit those samples and prepare ISO 100 - ISO 400 studio samples that are not marred by shutter shock? Would be great...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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Edd2013: I enjoyed reading all the comments on the Olympus OMD E M1. I believe there is a camera for everyone. In my case, I have a Nikon D7000, lens and flash. At age 77, they have become somewhat heavy to carry around. I purchased the M1 for it size and quality. I have been searching the Internet for examples of camera settings, with on luck. If someone could post their settings I would truly appreciated it. If my request is not appropriate on this site, I apologize

Edd, head over to DPReview's Micro Four-Thirds forum for tips, answers to questions and help setting things up: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1041

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 22:26 UTC

Note: I'm looking for tips on clearing up the haze - especially the haze lit up by the flood lamp on the left side of the church - over here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52109966

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Schloss Laudon photo in texinwien's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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AussieBarb: This is fantastic!

Thanks Barb! You might like this one, too: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9681102267/photos/2567629/schloss-laudon-2

That's the same castle, but the picture is a panorama stitched together from 6 photos for a total of 22 megapixels :)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (262 comments in total)
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Jim Coplan: Mysets and Fn2 button?

I would like to assign the Fn2 button to bring up the Mysets table (normally accessed by pressing Menu | [camera 1] | Mysets).

Is this possible?

Unfortunately, it is not. There's no quick way to get to MySets. You can set one button to enable one MySet while it's pressed, but that's it.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:21 UTC
On A distorted view? In-camera distortion correction article (3 comments in total)

It would be nice if DPReview would pay some attention to this article and add the images back to it (assuming it's not just the result of a temporary problem).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (144 comments in total)
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backayonder: So the advice here is that for anyone who wants to take close up shots of Washinton Street signs or money is not to buy a Fuji. But for most other subject matter the Fuji will be fine.

I disagree, and am certainly not the only one. Many have described the X-Trans output as having a 'watercolor' look. When the X-Pro1 reviews and sample photos first started coming out, I heard speculation that Fuji was applying noise reduction to the RAW files. What some thought were signs of NR were actually X-Trans artifacts, and not only in close-up shots of Washington Street signs or money.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 09:20 UTC
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (144 comments in total)
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micahmedia: For the full story open the resolution charts from Imaging Resource. The color star targets still look horrid.

This is still not ready for prime time.

Kudos to Adobe for taking up the challenge though! I'm curious if they can still take this further. Fuji would be foolish not to share some their secrets with them, but...well, I suspect they -are- foolish.

Ah, doesn't look great to me, comparing the color chart in the linked studio sample images. The new version is considerably less sharp and shows strange 'halos' at hard-edged color changes. See the two images at 100%, and take a look at the Kodak color chart.

Do yourself a favor and 'forget' which image is the new and which is the old, look both over, closely, and decide which one looks better. I chose the old version, hands down.

Seems there's still a way to go on this technology.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 15:45 UTC
On Winter in the - Negative Space - (Border, Title, Date) challenge (2 comments in total)
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mdl50: Fantastic capture, this is real negative space !
Mario.

Thanks! I agree, this one matches the spirit of the competition pretty well!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 18:25 UTC
On controlled contrast challenge (3 comments in total)
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Sugarbaker: For anyone reading the comments, please contribute photos that utilized a graduated neutral density filter (as is the point of the challenge). Thank you to those that have contributed such entries.

Does this include graduated filters of the software type, only - those applied during post-processing? I'm guessing the answer is "no," but I think the rules could stand to be a little more clear on the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 09:46 UTC
On Winter photo in texinwien's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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MaxiMori: Großartig! Echte Kunst!

Danke Maxi - es freut mich!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 00:39 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)
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marike6: It's hilarious to see the m43 fans beaming with pride because their camera won a popularity contest. The fact is "Reader Polls" are almost always driven by fans voting for whatever camera they own.

But it seems some actually believe that the results of an online poll are some indication of superiority. All I can say is if you shot with a 5D3, A99, D800 or D600 it's doubtful you'd vote for an EM5.

Including this last comment, plus your comments from the poll page, you have made 33 comments on the topic.

All I can say is that DPReview chose the contestants, the people have voted, and your favorite lost. I'll leave you to continue talking about an apparently totally meaningless poll now.

By the way, I'm not saying it's petty - you are. Get it right.

Ciao.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:39 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)
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marike6: It's hilarious to see the m43 fans beaming with pride because their camera won a popularity contest. The fact is "Reader Polls" are almost always driven by fans voting for whatever camera they own.

But it seems some actually believe that the results of an online poll are some indication of superiority. All I can say is if you shot with a 5D3, A99, D800 or D600 it's doubtful you'd vote for an EM5.

Sorry your personal favorite lost.

What's actually hilarious is to see that you've personally posted more than 30 comments about this meaningless popularity contest. You sure seem to be expending a lot of effort on something this petty.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:05 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)

Huh. Yet another camera-reviewer names the E-M5 "camera of the year." Quick, someone explain to him the error of his ways!

TOP (The Online Photographer) Camera of the Year 2012
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/01/top-camera-of-the-year-2012.html

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:27 UTC as 148th comment | 4 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: Look I'm just getting back into photography so take my opinion for what it's worth.

The Canon and Nikon are obvious. Second tier models, with most of the features of the top of the line model for a fraction of the price. Pretty simple simple choices for the peanut gallery.

Now despite what some people think, from an outsiders perspective that OMD is a product that makes photography exciting not only for enthusiasts but also for people just getting into photography or wanting to. The DSLR is bloated and anachronistic, the OMD retro and svelt. It's not intimidating for beginners, yet featured enough for the more seasoned. It's weather sealed. It has a good range of lenses available. The only part where it falls down over an equivalent DSLR at the same price is higher ISO shooting.

If you're a pro, nothing short of full frame will suffice, but if you're an enthusiast who loves your gear and more importantly loves taking photos, what's not to like about the OMD?

Most DSLRs also beat the OM-D in tracking autofocus capabilities. Otherwise, what you wrote is spot on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)

Well it"s official. See you all next year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 09:11 UTC as 15th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)
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Rocky ID Olympian: Olympus E-M5 has:
- great IBIS
- just the right size
- touch tilting screen. If only it has swivel like E-3/E-5
- Live Time/BULB (cant believe not mentioned yet). Groundbreaking technology for long exposures
- one key success is the new Sony sensor. It nullified the gap between 4/3 size and APSC. OM-D would never be as popular with Old 12 MP Pana sensor that Olympus was "forced to use liked it or not" for years.
- the availability of m4/3 lens is just right in 2012. just only this year we have a wide selection of HQ prime lenses, and the 2 f2.8 zooms from Panasonic.
- the classic look is the icing on top.

Timing is just right for Olympus.

I've been an Oly user for quiet some time, and I have accepted the compromises of (m)4/3. Some image quality for portability. Its just this time the sacrificed IQ is the smallest ever, since I used Oly cameras! I guess this is why FF and APSC users tempted to use OM-D as their daily camera or even ditched their bigger cameras all the way.

@Burgerwhich: You need to get out a little more and educate yourself. You're coming across as mighty ignorant at the moment. maybe that's just how you roll?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:44 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)
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Rocky ID Olympian: Olympus E-M5 has:
- great IBIS
- just the right size
- touch tilting screen. If only it has swivel like E-3/E-5
- Live Time/BULB (cant believe not mentioned yet). Groundbreaking technology for long exposures
- one key success is the new Sony sensor. It nullified the gap between 4/3 size and APSC. OM-D would never be as popular with Old 12 MP Pana sensor that Olympus was "forced to use liked it or not" for years.
- the availability of m4/3 lens is just right in 2012. just only this year we have a wide selection of HQ prime lenses, and the 2 f2.8 zooms from Panasonic.
- the classic look is the icing on top.

Timing is just right for Olympus.

I've been an Oly user for quiet some time, and I have accepted the compromises of (m)4/3. Some image quality for portability. Its just this time the sacrificed IQ is the smallest ever, since I used Oly cameras! I guess this is why FF and APSC users tempted to use OM-D as their daily camera or even ditched their bigger cameras all the way.

@Burgerwhich: Thom Hogan, at SansMirror.com, just named the E-M5 the "Serious (mirrorless) camera of the year." He compared it directly to the X-E1, Nex 6 and GH3. The E-M5 would have won had he included the X-Pro1 and the NEX-7 in his comparison, as well.

A quote from the article: <<It's the overall evaluation that nets you this sansmirror award, not specific things. All cameras have compromises or even flaws in design. It's the sum of the parts that we're looking at here, not a summation of points assigned to individual traits.>>

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:59 UTC
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