Martin Datzinger

Martin Datzinger

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

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Martin Datzinger: Flyaway issues solved by 4K camera and Lightbridge technology?

I remember videos where the drone isn't drifting away from wind, but heads of full speed to some distant point. At least it looked like it.

GPS getting completely confused due to the loss of 1 satellite? Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: Flyaway issues solved by 4K camera and Lightbridge technology?

Thank you Kasra A, I guess most of the flyaways are/were pilot's fault but I don't believe all of the were. Good to see measures taken by the DJI!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:42 UTC

Flyaway issues solved by 4K camera and Lightbridge technology?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:54 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: The production of a good video is such a completely different, more labour-intensive approach from the making of good photo, just because the consumption works so differently, that I have to smile when a camera claims to bridge that gap on its own. I have to laugh when someone demands both types of coverage ready-made by the same person, at the same moment of the same unrepeatable event, for the price of one photo assignment. And I have to cringe when I look at the outcome of a photographer who doesn't get this, but still tries, just because there is this red button on his DSLR. And it is more likely for a great photo to be taken with an iPhone than be pulled from a video stream.

Of course, there is great talent out there that is able to produce fantastic sequences with DSLRs. But most of the time that is artistic stuff and always dedicated videography. The claimed convergence however, in my opinion, will never happen. Or, as a media consumer, I hope it never will.

I know that. Because after a day shooting with the D810, I can feel it, having been rotated all the time. Which I wouldn't to the same extend if the Nikon's grip was as angled backwards as, say, an Oly E-5's or a Pentax 645Z's. Luckily the situation it is much better than with the D800, which I rejected partly because of this reason. Why are DSLR grips more or less straight? Because they stem from film cameras, which were more or less thin, straight vertical boxes. This severe ergonomical flaw was brought back to fashion with the advent of retro CSCs, which at least are significantly lighter, unless you put pro zoom lenses on them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: The production of a good video is such a completely different, more labour-intensive approach from the making of good photo, just because the consumption works so differently, that I have to smile when a camera claims to bridge that gap on its own. I have to laugh when someone demands both types of coverage ready-made by the same person, at the same moment of the same unrepeatable event, for the price of one photo assignment. And I have to cringe when I look at the outcome of a photographer who doesn't get this, but still tries, just because there is this red button on his DSLR. And it is more likely for a great photo to be taken with an iPhone than be pulled from a video stream.

Of course, there is great talent out there that is able to produce fantastic sequences with DSLRs. But most of the time that is artistic stuff and always dedicated videography. The claimed convergence however, in my opinion, will never happen. Or, as a media consumer, I hope it never will.

Of course it is happening, because it is highly trivial on a technical level. Sadly it also inevitably takes away from ergonomical dedication.

BTW I give kudos to the XC10's rotating grip. I'd like my photo cameras to have a more angled grip than very vertical ones they typically come with, which force the wrist joint in an extremely unhealthy position.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)

The production of a good video is such a completely different, more labour-intensive approach from the making of good photo, just because the consumption works so differently, that I have to smile when a camera claims to bridge that gap on its own. I have to laugh when someone demands both types of coverage ready-made by the same person, at the same moment of the same unrepeatable event, for the price of one photo assignment. And I have to cringe when I look at the outcome of a photographer who doesn't get this, but still tries, just because there is this red button on his DSLR. And it is more likely for a great photo to be taken with an iPhone than be pulled from a video stream.

Of course, there is great talent out there that is able to produce fantastic sequences with DSLRs. But most of the time that is artistic stuff and always dedicated videography. The claimed convergence however, in my opinion, will never happen. Or, as a media consumer, I hope it never will.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Of course, A7+ZA is smaller than any Nikon with any 35/1.4. But the difference is not so staggering as one is led to believe by the CSC hype. This isn't a 4/3 sensor to be illuminated after all (luckily). Still, I have best hopes that Sony will one day come out with a 35/1.8 in the size and price range of the 55/1.8. By then, the valid A7II points of criticism will be sorted out as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Sorry, I wasn't clear. A7II+55/1.8 combo is what I'd consider well-balanced and right what I'm looking for in a CSC+prime combo. 35/1.4 not so much.

I'm actually not going the Sigma Art Prime route right now because of the reasons I mentioned above.

So I hope Zeiss might come up with a 35/1.8 with the same focus on compactness as they did with the 55/1.8. Gladly, I'm not in a rush. If I need a fast prime, I can just rent one a few tram stations away.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

I'm very much tempted to go Sony for prime shooting, btw. Mostly due to the 55/1.8 and because, owning a D810, I believe are CSCs are naturally better cameras for fast primes, in terms of on-plane AF, size and proper DoF preview. But the bulk and price of the ZA really puts me off.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:04 UTC

ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 08:28 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg

No, not as it stands now. A beta of the very first version.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
On DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording article (94 comments in total)

That looks sooo bad-ass! :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 31st 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 (69 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 (1599 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
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