Pritzl

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Nov 18, 2011

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virtualreality: I wish manufacturers would stop selling cameras that are not finished.

I'm not sure that adding features is the equivalent of completing an unfinished camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (92 comments in total)

If it looks so great, why does it come with a canvas bag? Shouldn't we be strutting down the street showing off our vintage tripod/camera?

I think I'll wait for the transparent bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: up to $100 (31 comments in total)

I really hope my wife doesn't see this list. Not a single one of these gifts appeals to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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El Chavo: Exciting news.

Finally some new tech in sensor that will give Sony a run for its money. It is about time.

El-Chavo, just noting that at that price, it is hardly a direct competitor to the established consumer CMOS sensor OEMs. Sony has nothing to sweat... for now.

Your ability to afford it or otherwise had nothing to do with my point.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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El Chavo: Exciting news.

Finally some new tech in sensor that will give Sony a run for its money. It is about time.

Funny that you should mention "money"...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Umm... shouldn't we be looking at 80D as well or did it miss the price cut-off?

I'm not even sure the 7DII is a 2016 camera? Whereas the 80D is.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)

Umm... shouldn't we be looking at 80D as well or did it miss the price cut-off?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)
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Pritzl: @dpreview, is it possible to set the X-T2 up to use back button focus with AF-C, an initially selected AF point and AF tracking? That is how I've become used to shooting on my Canon 70D; it means I never have to mess with AF settings, just select the starting point and start/stop AF as required. It would be nice if the X-T2 could be similarly configured.

Thank you. That's perfect. If this sudden GAS attack does not wear off soon, I think Fuji will finally get my money.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)
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Pritzl: @dpreview, is it possible to set the X-T2 up to use back button focus with AF-C, an initially selected AF point and AF tracking? That is how I've become used to shooting on my Canon 70D; it means I never have to mess with AF settings, just select the starting point and start/stop AF as required. It would be nice if the X-T2 could be similarly configured.

I think either my explanation or comprehension failed miserably. My bad.

I guess what I'm asking is: Is there a combination of settings that allows me to set the camera to a continuous AF mode where I select the initial AF point and let it track the subject across the frame using an assigned AF-ON button? The goal is to use this setup for almost all AF scenarios regardless of whether or not the subject is actually moving. On the 70D this means AF-SERVO + 19 point area mode with AF-ON used to start/stop tracking as required.

My confusion arises from the fact that I'm not sure I saw an indication that in area tracking mode you can select the initial starting AF point on the Fuji.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)

@dpreview, is it possible to set the X-T2 up to use back button focus with AF-C, an initially selected AF point and AF tracking? That is how I've become used to shooting on my Canon 70D; it means I never have to mess with AF settings, just select the starting point and start/stop AF as required. It would be nice if the X-T2 could be similarly configured.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 146th comment | 4 replies

No, it's not April 1st. I just double-checked. At least now we know where the design guys Hasselblad fired went... and there goes Leica's reputation.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Carl Mucks: Now, ask yourself a simple question. How many people would buy a $1300 24-200mm f/8 lens for their FF cameras? That's right, the answer is 'close to zero'. Because the lens is too expensive, too slow for anything but a bright daylight, and offers no DOF control. Basically the pictures look pretty much like coming from a typical P&S camera. And that's the antithesis for FF shooters. Are m43 shooters content with P&S quality and the insane prices?

Of course, there will be those who will claim that that zoom offers great flexibility being that small and having such a huge zoom range. I find those arguments meaningless. Ask yourself, do you want more pictures or better pictures? I'd rather have one great picture than thousands of mediocre ones.

Bottom line, dump those slow zooms, get one, two, maybe three bright good quality primes and take fewer but better pictures.

Yes, but image SNR is not determined by brightness but by total light captured. And, in that sense, it is indeed the equivalent of a 24-200 F8 FF lens. i.e. at the same ISO, you would need an F8 lens on FF to get the same SNR and hence image quality. In that light, it does seem a tad over-priced in spite of the weather sealing and close focusing capability.

That said, it's nowhere near point and shoot lens quality; those often run closer to F16 in FF terms.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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Pritzl: It it just me or is this year's Photokina one of the more eventful ones in recent memory? The volume and magnitude of new product announcements is quite encouraging.

This year, there seems to be plenty of excitement to go around, especially if you include the stuff that got announced just before Photokina.
e.g. Canon taking another, more serious swing at mirrorless, Fuji's XT-2 and now GFX, Sony not abandoning their A-mount, a slew of micro-4/3 bodies and lenses including one from a new player. Only thing missing are those Nikon DLs and I'm sure someone is in hot water over this at Nikon HQ.

There just seems to be something for every one this time around.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
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Pritzl: It it just me or is this year's Photokina one of the more eventful ones in recent memory? The volume and magnitude of new product announcements is quite encouraging.

As it pertains to my initial comment though, the NX1, groundbreaking as it was, was just filling a void in my opinion due to the dearth of anything really interesting from the other manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:35 UTC

It it just me or is this year's Photokina one of the more eventful ones in recent memory? The volume and magnitude of new product announcements is quite encouraging.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)

I am considering mirrorless options and since I already have EF-S glass and like the Canon UI I should be a great candidate for this camera.

On the one hand, it's the first M that has even marginally intrigued me. Good controls, great AF and a decent sensor all create the foundation of a really good camera. However, where it falls flat for me is a slew of signs that make me doubt Canon's conviction with regard to mirrorless. For example, why the "fake" IBIS? What's with the step back in terms of screen articulation? Why focus peaking but not zebras? But perhaps most glaringly at all, still no decent fast primes/zooms in the EF-M line-up.

In short, I find the product muddled. Geared for video but missing essential video features. Geared for enthusiasts but missing enthusiast lenses. No, I'm still leaning towards one day scrounging enough cash to get into the Fuji system; it may even end up replacing my Canon DSLR gear completely.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 100th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2085 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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I wasn't complaining. Just explaining that, as you said, getting things right takes time. And like it or not, that is the Canon way. Personally, I don't like being a guinea pig so I'm fine with them sorting it out first.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2085 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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DPAF certainly fits the bill of revolutionary update; dare I say it "game-changing" even. But even here, notice how at first there was no tracking AF for stills with DPAF. Canon, like it or hate it, tends to hold back on a new feature until it is dead sure it will not rock the boat. Similarly, they filed a patent for DPAF powered Micro-adjustment 2 years ago and we are still waiting.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2085 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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I was not commenting on the usefulness or otherwise of Sony's innovation. That is up to the individual user. I was just pointing out that some degree of conservatism, good or bad, is to be expected from a company already at the top of the hill. e.g. can you imagine if Canon had released a high MP camera ala A7R with the same shutter-induced vibration that plagued the original? Can you spell Armageddon? They tend to take their time because they're afraid of perceived customer push-back, real or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2085 comments in total)

Ah Canon. Everyone's favourite punching bag. Damned if you and damned if you don't. It's almost as bad as the bashing Nikon gets whenever they have a QA issue. Reputations, deserved or otherwise, are hard to shake eh?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 361st comment
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