Martin Datzinger

Martin Datzinger

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Joined on Jun 7, 2005

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On DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording article (97 comments in total)

That looks sooo bad-ass! :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: I refuse to buy or recommend any Lacie products anymore. They have one of the worst failure rates of their products out there.

The service support doesn't exist with them with issues, and in certain cases (such as out of warranty), they will advise people to buy a new product for 15% off instead of repairing problems that have been well documented and mentioned by other including on their own support forums.

NEVER BUY A LACIE PRODUCT until they have fixed their QA issues, warranty issues, and put in place a proper after warranty program.

Take WD vs Lacie sales into account. Nobody besides Mac users (guilty) buys Lacie. For me it is Hitachi only in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: I refuse to buy or recommend any Lacie products anymore. They have one of the worst failure rates of their products out there.

The service support doesn't exist with them with issues, and in certain cases (such as out of warranty), they will advise people to buy a new product for 15% off instead of repairing problems that have been well documented and mentioned by other including on their own support forums.

NEVER BUY A LACIE PRODUCT until they have fixed their QA issues, warranty issues, and put in place a proper after warranty program.

I can sympathise. :(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (67 comments in total)

D810 support - and I guess it's done properly (looking at you, Adobe) - yay! Have they overcome the main limitation of GPU acceleration? In v7 it was disabled when using spot removal - which I use for almost every single picture in LR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:08 UTC as 17th comment
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=08676045&idkey=NONE

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
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1elementin7groups: Very interesting.

On another note, and just as controversial: if you look at Pacific Grove, Ca, (17 mile drive) the organization has trademarked the famous Lone Cypress and has successfully restricted artist and photographers from displaying or selling images of the iconic landmark. A trademark is not a copyright but it is interesting that the tree is an act of nature but has restrictions on any images depicting it. Puzzling.

17 mile drive is one of the more disappointing places to visit anyway, so why bother promoting it?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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phoman: I see no mentioning about s-raw?

Probably because it isn't worth mentioning ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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lovEU: How exactly does an "electronic first-curtain shutter" work?

I sure hope so.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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Rbrt: That WT-5A Wi-Fi is not cheap. $900 or nearly a third the price of the camera body!

At least you don't need to put the UT-1WK on the hotshoe anymore, but for a WiFi dongle, that price is still pathetic. That thing is not worth more than 1/4 of what they're asking for. But are there similarly functioning alternatives that allow focus point and camera setting changes? Apart from WU-1a hacks?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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lovEU: How exactly does an "electronic first-curtain shutter" work?

And does it result in sensor blooming like the D70 suffered from? Of course that was a CCD sensor with a fully electronic shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/05/21/what-exactly-is-the-new-nikon-sraw-file-format.aspx/

Thanks for clarification

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)

For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/05/21/what-exactly-is-the-new-nikon-sraw-file-format.aspx/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 358th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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DStudio: Love your headline!

It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.

This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.

Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.

The current state of the industry is that they can now afford to concentrate on what looks like details, but matters a lot for actual shooting. Not just put an awesome sensor in a surprisingly cheap, but flawed body with severe quality issues.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:42 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's nice to see the D800 body maintained. After the death of the D300 and the introduction of the middlin' D7000 and D600 bodies, it's good a decent body is available under $6000.

Nice to see they resculpted the D800's grip!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)

They adressed all of my concerns I had about the D800 and that kept me from buying it (I went for the D600 instead, where those things were better). So for me, this is highly exciting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 363rd comment | 2 replies

If Path/Spin Blur can compete with the 2000€ dedicated Virtual Rig software, I might reconsider. Not sure, yet, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 07:28 UTC as 28th comment
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j_h_w: Okay, a curved sensor has some advantages.
But the sensor is not the endpoint of the image pipeline: there comes
the raw image and the jpeg, that has to serve for flat surfaces of monitors and prints.
Question: what is the type and amount of loss, when flattening the curved image?
Where to place this transformation, i.e. will the raw images still be curved,
and adobe&co have to do the work, or will the raw images already be flatttend?

What would be the benefit?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
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j_h_w: Okay, a curved sensor has some advantages.
But the sensor is not the endpoint of the image pipeline: there comes
the raw image and the jpeg, that has to serve for flat surfaces of monitors and prints.
Question: what is the type and amount of loss, when flattening the curved image?
Where to place this transformation, i.e. will the raw images still be curved,
and adobe&co have to do the work, or will the raw images already be flatttend?

No additional software coding necessary, since it is still a bog standard rectangular matrix that is being read out.There may be some distortion, but that exists in current cheap m43 lenses as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
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sportyaccordy: This would make a nice second camera once it drops below $400 this fall.

In Austria, RX-100 I: From €650 to €400 within 16 months, RX-100 II: From €750 to €550 within 7 months.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.

If that means - for the sake of keeping everything centered - using a smaller LCD: Fine! Having such a great EVF, why bother spending so much real estate on something so redundant anyway? The ISO dial could be sneezed on the left side of the EVF housing just as well. Oh and btw, without 1/3 or even 1/2 steps, pretty please (in times of RAW, you really don't need such fine exposure adjustments anymore)

And by the way ... with the added flexibility of an EVF: Please move it much further back to help guys with noses in their faces and take properly care of the eyepoint for those wearing glasses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:45 UTC
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