Pritzl

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

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1180 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 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1180 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 142nd comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1180 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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The one that surprises me is actually Fuji. As a disruptive player it does innovate, but is also conservative in some respects. I think that might be because they have identified their audience more clearly and know what they are looking for.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1180 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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One could also argue that it is precisely this conservatism that means that their cameras tend to be more fully realized. e.g. look at their touch-screen implementation or DPAF. They felt really polished right from release.

Sony et al are trying to capture market share from the big 2 and as disruptors they HAVE to innovate; and they have. Otherwise, no one would take notice. Canon and Nikon in contrast, have a different problem. Change to something unproven that could drive away loyal customers (or investment-captive, depending on your perspective) or stick to evolutionary updates to what got them to the top of the heap in the first place?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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Pritzl: Actually, the difference is pretty dramatic. In Spencer's image, while Bolt's hand is sharp, his face, arguably the focal point of the image, is blurry. In contrast, Kai's image managed to freeze Usain's smile in sharp contrast to the blur everywhere around him.

Perhaps "sharpness" was the wrong word. I'm not talking in pixel-peeping terms. I just feel that Kai's image has the right element "frozen" (Usain's face) versus everything else whizzing by. That said, I agree that Spencer's image captures a more iconic running pose; right arm tucked in close behind chest, left well clear of back, legs in perfect "taking off" profile. Then again, given how Bolt behaves in the last few yards of races perhaps Kai's "not trying too hard" pose is actually better? So I guess the pose argument could go either way. On the other hand, it is clear that Kai did a better job of tracking what was, in my opinion at least, key to the image, Bolt's smile.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:38 UTC

Actually, the difference is pretty dramatic. In Spencer's image, while Bolt's hand is sharp, his face, arguably the focal point of the image, is blurry. In contrast, Kai's image managed to freeze Usain's smile in sharp contrast to the blur everywhere around him.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

I have no problem appreciating art regardless of the artist. Honest mistake or not though, the issue here is how much of an impact does the real location the images were taken affect the images? That depends on whether you valued the image execution or the story told about Fukushima. I fall into the latter group because I didn't think the photos themselves were exceptional. Not to say I could do better, but that my aspirations are to a better quality of work.

So yes, the revelation certainly detracts from my personal valuation of the work.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 16th comment

When I see a price like that I always wonder what proportion of it is actual "value" versus "exclusivity premium"?

It's not like they had to spend tons of money to develop a new product; it's the same lens in a different dress. A very pretty dress granted, but again, I wonder if this product would actually succeed in an objective market? i.e., at what point does the prohibitive cost become the main selling point?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

This is about security. How else can a corrupt government protect its corruption from public scrutiny? Shame on those pictures for showing the truth.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 20th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)

Judging by the number of images, someone likes this lens very much. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 31st comment
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Alex Permit: With the fall of the inluencers, there has been the rise of the micro-influencers..Instagram influencers with 10,000 to 100,000 followers. But they too shall fall to the nano influencers.

Seems we are coming to the day when adverstisers will just pay individuals who are personally in the market and are about to make a purchase. Coming full circle, they will discover the power of using their marketing budget towards discounting the price.

Indeed. There's nothing more attractive when shopping than a good discount. If I see good value-for-money, I'm in.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
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Pritzl: So does the 80D support Exposure Compensation in manual mode + auto-ISO now? I thought I saw something to that effect in the manual but I can't access it today for some reason.

Thanks. Interesting that Canon finally caved on that front. Time to hawk my 70D.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)

So does the 80D support Exposure Compensation in manual mode + auto-ISO now? I thought I saw something to that effect in the manual but I can't access it today for some reason.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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Pritzl: <pedantic mode>On page 1, it's either top + increased or minimum + decreased for shutter speed. As written it appears at first blush that the "top" speed worsened by "decreasing" to 1/2000s.</pedantic mode>

Forgot the emoticons: :P :P :P :D

Feeling the love.. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)

<pedantic mode>On page 1, it's either top + increased or minimum + decreased for shutter speed. As written it appears at first blush that the "top" speed worsened by "decreasing" to 1/2000s.</pedantic mode>

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:59 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies

Wow! The Nikon mafia must be really powerful to elicit such a protracted apology at the end of the article.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 70th comment
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Remember when a hard drive's space was measured in MB? Ah, yes. The good ol' days! :P

Seriously though, if you want to date yourself, how about a bic pen being an integral part of your data drive's seek mechanism?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Remember when a hard drive's space was measured in MB? Ah, yes. The good ol' days! :P

Stone tablet; speed measured per week.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)

Remember when a hard drive's space was measured in MB? Ah, yes. The good ol' days! :P

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (296 comments in total)

Hope nothing happens to my camera any time soon... * looks menacingly at his 70D *

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 19:02 UTC as 72nd comment
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