Joachim Gerstl

Joachim Gerstl

Lives in Austria Austria
Joined on Mar 6, 2002

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Guess some people are easy to confuse.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 16:46 UTC as 61st comment

Precisely targeted at people who can afford Leica glass but would prefer to purchase an overpriced no name camera with a low resolution APS-C sensor instead of a Leica camera with a full fame sensor.
What could possibly go wrong?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 09:08 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

The X100 series are just wonderful cameras. I had the X100 when it came out. Awkwardly slow and clunky. You had to enter the macro mode for portraits. I still loved the camera. Now I have the X100F and it is great. If I wouldn't be a wide angle junkie this would be all the camera I ever need for travel.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 14:18 UTC as 91st comment

The only point to wear one of those if you are taking pictures on an airfield or if you are a landscape photographer and it's hunting season.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 09:52 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

I owned the X100 and X-Pro1 when they came out. I loved those cameras though they were hardly functional before the firmware updates. i.e.: the X-Pro1 had no Auto-ISO menu and if you wanted to take a portrait with the X100 you had to turn on the macro mode. The cameras that came later didn't have those issues so most of the newer firmware updates were not really necessary.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2020 at 17:49 UTC as 70th comment

I guess the only thing missing here is a film advance lever.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 06:45 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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ozturert: I am not clear why I should pay 2000USD for this. Because it has a quirky screen? It doesn't even have IBIS or XT3-level video specs. Yes I know, target buyers of XPRO3 are not very interested in video but then why is it 2000USD? Because it looks different?

It would make sense if someone only comments on a new camera if he has at least a basic understanding of the concept of that camera. That's the reason I don't comment of movie or action cameras.
A camera is much more than just price, sensor size or video specs.
The X-Pro3 is still a disappointment for me but not because of its pricing or video specs.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 06:34 UTC

With Tokyo2020 around the corner I think it is fair to expect the very best from camera makers. The same is true for electronic companies. 2020 will be a good year for TV sets.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 06:23 UTC as 187th comment
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David Rosser: The reason I shall not be upgrading from my X-Pro2 is that the optical viewfinder no longer caters for wide angle Prime lenses such as the 14 mm f/2.8, 16mm f/1.4 and 18mm f/2. I could use the electronic view finder but this negates the whole reasoning behind the X-Pro series. Sad.

To be fair from out of the three lenses you mentioned the OVF of the X-Pro2 only really works with the 18/2. It is not really wide enough for the 14/2.8 if you care about what's in the corners of your image and of course the 16/1.4 blocks a massive part of the frame.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 06:03 UTC

No I don't like to buy an X-T3 instead and I don't think I will buy the X-Pro3 either. I would not hesitate to get an X-Pro3 if it would be an X-Pro2 with updated AF, sensor and EVF.
I hardly use the LCD but I still think that Fujis decision to hide the LCD was horribly wrong. And the useless square screen LCD to show the film simulation only adds to that. I doubt that they have spoken to a lot of X-Pro users and I doubt that there are many film simulation shooters. The majority of X-Pro shooters needs this screen like a fish needs a bicycle. Yes I sound disappointed simply because I am.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:47 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-Pro3 hands-on preview (96 comments in total)

I loved the video and especially the intro even though my favourite camera by far is the X-Pro2. I love that fact that Chris also clearly states that he never really liked the X-Pro style bodies.
I'm afraid that those new changes will push the X-Pro3 right in this collector item corner where Leica used to sit since many years.
I use the EVF 95% of the time and I shoot RAW. I don't look at the LCD often but I still don't like the fact that it is no hidden and replaced with this stupid small LCD in the back that will provide me with no useful information at all except maybe the battery charge level. I also don't like that Fuji killed the four way controller which was just perfect on the X-Pro-2 as function buttons.
In short: I think they went too far and even though I will give it a try I'm not sure if I will get one. If they would have just updated the EVF, AF and sensor it would be clear for me to get one.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 06:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Joachim Gerstl: The X-Pro1 and now the X-Pro2 are my all time favourite cameras. I love the improved viewfinder and the fact that it's made of titanium. I love its look but I'm not so sure regarding the screen and I hat the idea that there is no D-pad even though I only used it to switch in between the three Auto-ISO banks.
There is no reason to kill the D-pad beside to give the camera more retro charm but unfortunately that will compromise usability.

Titanium, super coating but yeah those expensive D-Pads for sure help to significantly reduce the cost! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 00:15 UTC

The X-Pro1 and now the X-Pro2 are my all time favourite cameras. I love the improved viewfinder and the fact that it's made of titanium. I love its look but I'm not so sure regarding the screen and I hat the idea that there is no D-pad even though I only used it to switch in between the three Auto-ISO banks.
There is no reason to kill the D-pad beside to give the camera more retro charm but unfortunately that will compromise usability.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 21:40 UTC as 202nd comment | 4 replies

I now shoot with Fuji but I loved the Canon lenses for my DSLRs and those new Canon lenses for the RF system look very attractive too.
There was a time when Nikon had the better lenses and Canon had he better sensors. Now it's the other way around for some years already. Best lens line for DSLRs and now it seems also for full frame mirrorless.
If Canon finds a way to update their sensors they would be unbeatable.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 18:07 UTC as 29th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 90D (61 comments in total)

Wow! I true "all-in" model from Canon. This is an impressive camera but is there still a market for high end APS-C DSLRs in 2019?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 04:17 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies

Oh Boy!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2019 at 12:23 UTC as 37th comment
On article CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Nikon Z 14-30mm F4 S (131 comments in total)

I don't think that I will go back to full frame but those Nikon offerings make it very tough. The 14-30/4 looks like a great lens. Very compact and an extremely useful range. Now Nikon only needs to add a super compact 70-200/4 and I guess I don't care what I just said seconds ago. Very well done Nikon!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 18:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Wow! Compact cameras with sensors instead of film. Awesome!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 20:56 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

Shouldn't it be 3.000 USD less now. I mean without the red dot. Just saying. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 18:39 UTC as 76th comment
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (670 comments in total)

Gone is the famous TAV mode as well as the exposure compensation switch/toggle. Ricoh managed to take away the two most useful features of the camera that made it stand out from competition. I'm afraid they just ruined the best street photography camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 13:07 UTC as 108th comment | 7 replies
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