Jan Privat

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Jan 8, 2007
About me:

Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 15-85 + EF 70-200 f4 L + EF 24 f1.4 L II


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Just spray some Ultra-Ever Dry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPM8OR6W6WE) on your lens, and spend the money on alcohol & girls.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 08:44 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Canon EF to BMPCC please!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review (43 comments in total)

The video is private!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review (43 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wolfgang Fieger: Once more for better understanding: we photographers are not interested in movie making! If we would be interested in movie making we would be movie makers, not photographers. Please recognize the art of photography as a totally different form of art as movie making is. These two forms of art have less in common than painting and sculptury. The only connecting part is the fact, that both arts involve lenses as tools of their craftmanship.

Actually, a lot of photographers (professional & amateur) are getting into video these days. You should try it, its fun!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
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Jan Privat: It is quite expensive: $199

For $49, maybe. But not a single dollar more.
FCPX is doing a pretty good job stabilizing footage, which you took with a little bit of care.

*lol* You get a gimbal system for less!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 08:45 UTC

It is quite expensive: $199

For $49, maybe. But not a single dollar more.
FCPX is doing a pretty good job stabilizing footage, which you took with a little bit of care.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 10:34 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

We have now come to the point, where cellphone camera innovations push digital photography. LOL. But okay, lezz go!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 14:04 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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Kim Letkeman: Interesting article and the results show that the 800 pound gorilla is the 800 pound gorilla for a reason.

As usual, though, I am again faintly disappointed by the fact that all comparisons are done at "default settings" ... I am always left thinking "what self-respecting enthusiast is going to process images in an advanced tool and not touch one single slider or use one single preset?"

It would have been nice for this article to spend some time pushing each of the tools to see how difficult it is to get pleasing skin tones or great noise reduction with detail retention -- but instead, we get the tests that tell us how the tools work "with zero extra effort."

I get why the image comparator must use defaults, as misleading as it can be at times. But a full length article was the perfect place to explore each tool more deeply and show us if one could do things that the others could not. IMO of course, and YMMV.

True, but in Lightroom (for example) you can set the default settings for each slider very easy. If you constantly find yourself adding some saturation, you simply change the default saturation value to +10. You dont even have to access the preferences for that.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
On article Automating Photoshop (33 comments in total)

The Image Processors Resize To Fit option is indeed very useful. Especially for a photographer who converts images for the web. But then again, it would be cool if I could team it up with the "Save for web..." command, which is not possible. The Image Processor seems only to use its own Save as JPEG settings. Also Photoshops Image Resize via the menu is better, because you can specify how he should downscale the image (e.g. bicubic sharper).

Or am I wrong?

Regards, Jan

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 16:43 UTC as 7th comment
On article HDR for the Rest of Us (196 comments in total)

I like your last (your favorite) HDR the best.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:11 UTC as 49th comment
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herbiecook: Hope the SmugMug app for the iPhone is available for the new iPad3.

I hope SmugMug will some day be supported by AppleTV!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:10 UTC
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oluv: I wonder if this new Ipad wil finally be able to display my photos in full resolution.
So far all my images are automatically scaled down to 2-3mp without the ability to zoom in to 100%.
The only app that really allowed 100% view was iFile, but it was very slow and is only available if you have a jailbreak!

They say it supports up to 16 MP images.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:07 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)

Sweet, but will it blend?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:09 UTC as 7th comment

Very good article! Do you offer aurora shooting trips? ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:17 UTC as 19th comment
On photo Ad Astra in the Landscape at night challenge (15 comments in total)

How many ND filters did you stack?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:12 UTC as 8th comment
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: Makes you wonder what the 5d mk3 is going to be like, especially since it obviously needs to replace both the old 5d mk2 and in part 1Ds mk3 - resolution wise. 1Ds line is obviously gone for good. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see 5D2 replaced with same size body, higher resolution and low fps with same video features as in 1Dx. Maybe even 2k RAW video, depending on what the upcoming camcorder announcement is about...

Yep, I am also waiting for a new "small & affordable" FF.
Maybe the 5D mk3. Maybe with the same sensor. ISO & Video specs sounds promising.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:10 UTC
On photo Ramdan_2010 in abdul almaimani's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Awesome photo!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 19:25 UTC as 1st comment
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