Thomas Traub

Lives in Vienna
Works as a agent
Joined on Sep 19, 2009

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straylightrun: Body Price costs more than a FF camera... Check.
Size just as big as a DSLR.... Check.
Lens prices more expensive than DSLR lenses... Check.
No shallow depth of field for creative subject isolation... Check.

What are the advantages???

To all the DOP-guys: please don't annoy us with comparisons that have only one argument: the apparture. If DOP is just the only thing you want than you are definitly wrong with MFT und wrong in this forum!
I've compared shots of my Pen-F to shots of a friends Canon 5D MK III with a FF-Sensor: with the high-Resolution mode of the Oly my pictures are a little bit sharper and as expectes the dynamic range of the Canon is a little bit better.
And the DOP of FF-Sensor is a little bit better than MFT because of the sensor-size. But the apparture is only ONE OF FOUR PARAMETERS FOR DOP - for all youngsters!
That's it. But we discuss all this parameters at such a high level .......

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 09:07 UTC
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entoman: I have back problems and I can recommend the Lowepro Flipside 400. It is very comfortable and feels much easier on the back and shoulders than some other bags loaded with a similar weight of equipment. You can't go far wrong with Lowepro (I have no connection with them, this is an honest recommendation).

I can confirm the quality and the comfort oft the Lowepro AW400, it fitted perfectly for my FF-DSLR-equipment, because of the hip-belt that takes near the complete weight of the backpack onto the hips and remove it from the shoulders. Unfourtunately it was much tooooooo big for my new MFT-equipment so I had to sell it and I hope the new owner is as happy as I was.
And entoman: you are right, you can't do anything wrong with Lowepro (as with Lowealpine backpacks for hiking)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
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FrankSG: Let's not forget the price increase for the new battery as well. I usually purchase two additional batteries for any camera that I own . I will be waiting to see if there is any price reduction in the next six months, at that point I will definitely make a decision to move forward with the Mark ii or another brand.

Still a very disappointed Olympus fanboy

I usually buy only one or two original batteries and 3 or 4 third-pary-batteries. If you don't buy the cheapest than they are working well .... for years I do that with every camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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straylightrun: Body Price costs more than a FF camera... Check.
Size just as big as a DSLR.... Check.
Lens prices more expensive than DSLR lenses... Check.
No shallow depth of field for creative subject isolation... Check.

What are the advantages???

you compare eggs with apples ....... A pro-body in this quality in FF is much heavyer. And the prices of the lenses are cheaper with Olympus - compare a 24-70/2.8 VR or 70-200/2.8 VR II from Nikon with the Olympus 12-40/2.8 pro or the 40-150/2.8 pro, although the last one has a longer reacht it is much smaller, lighter and cheaper .....
For sure, there are cheaper bodies but there are also more expensive FF-bodies...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:15 UTC

At this price this is devinitly no option.
And if Olympus acts in this way they will lost me as customer
:-(

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 172nd comment | 2 replies
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Thomas Traub: Sorry Guys, but to fly a drone is much more difficult and much more dangerous than most of you think. And to fly a drone with a camera is an attak in privacy of everyone under the drone.

I drove RC-cars for years before I started to fly RC-airplanes (and beside that, I'm a photograper much more and for 35 years so I'm realy one of you). It seems that it is easy to fly a drone because of the technique inside. But if only one component of the drone does not work anymore it comes down like a stone from the sky - 1, 2 or more kilogramms from 300 meters above you - thanks guys, that's no joke anymore. And nobody can tell me that he flies the drone not over zivilisation, not houses or people. For sure, nobody should do that intentionally, but a small or or not so small wind could move the drone for 10, 50 or more meters

In public as soon as people are around you are not allowed to fly with nothing.
I don't know where you are from and how far your next neigbors are but in a city or near a city if you consider a circle of around 200 m there are around 100 privat houses with private gardens and I dont want to fly a drone over my house/garden/terrasse or whatever.

I love photography and I also love my RC-airplane but I'm very strict for a restriction for drones, without and especially with camera!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 22:08 UTC

what should we learn from this step: that facebook is controlling what goes public and what not - that's a massive intrusion in information-liberty. As "sozial platforms" controll the information we get or get not they controll our information and also our opinions ........ very very suspect!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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Thomas Traub: Sorry Guys, but to fly a drone is much more difficult and much more dangerous than most of you think. And to fly a drone with a camera is an attak in privacy of everyone under the drone.

I drove RC-cars for years before I started to fly RC-airplanes (and beside that, I'm a photograper much more and for 35 years so I'm realy one of you). It seems that it is easy to fly a drone because of the technique inside. But if only one component of the drone does not work anymore it comes down like a stone from the sky - 1, 2 or more kilogramms from 300 meters above you - thanks guys, that's no joke anymore. And nobody can tell me that he flies the drone not over zivilisation, not houses or people. For sure, nobody should do that intentionally, but a small or or not so small wind could move the drone for 10, 50 or more meters

There is a big difference betwenn taking phtos in public places and drones. you go with your camera on public places and if I'm also there, I know that this is a public place.
But drones can come into your privacy, over your garden. Drones fly over borders .......

That's a big difference!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
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Becksvart: You can take a photograph in a public space (still) but not with a drone. I suppose illegal surveillance and violations of personal integrity might be the fear but as the UAS rep said fat chance that a strained police force is going to prioritize crimes like these. They have this phrase and verdict they like to utilize that goes "Det är uppenbart att brottet inte går att utreda" which means "It is obvious the crime cannot be investigated", not that I blame them.

Anyway, most fellow Swedes are still convinced this is the best country in the world and so the song shall continue for a while yet.

Thats a problem of understanding. If "police" should work (in every aspect in every country) you have to give the police more rights than the zivil person to have more possibilities to work behind the legal borders. That is necessary because every crime is made behind legal borders. You have to authorize the polize to do thinks that the zivil person is not allowed to do.
And you must trust the police. If you don't, they will not have any opportunity to do their work.
And if the police uses drones they were flight by professionals - not by Mister anybody just for fun....

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
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Becksvart: You can take a photograph in a public space (still) but not with a drone. I suppose illegal surveillance and violations of personal integrity might be the fear but as the UAS rep said fat chance that a strained police force is going to prioritize crimes like these. They have this phrase and verdict they like to utilize that goes "Det är uppenbart att brottet inte går att utreda" which means "It is obvious the crime cannot be investigated", not that I blame them.

Anyway, most fellow Swedes are still convinced this is the best country in the world and so the song shall continue for a while yet.

and because it is the best country they have restriction on drones - they know why!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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Thomas Traub: Sorry Guys, but to fly a drone is much more difficult and much more dangerous than most of you think. And to fly a drone with a camera is an attak in privacy of everyone under the drone.

I drove RC-cars for years before I started to fly RC-airplanes (and beside that, I'm a photograper much more and for 35 years so I'm realy one of you). It seems that it is easy to fly a drone because of the technique inside. But if only one component of the drone does not work anymore it comes down like a stone from the sky - 1, 2 or more kilogramms from 300 meters above you - thanks guys, that's no joke anymore. And nobody can tell me that he flies the drone not over zivilisation, not houses or people. For sure, nobody should do that intentionally, but a small or or not so small wind could move the drone for 10, 50 or more meters

Can you imagine, what happens, when one of the engines stop working? what will happen when GPS falls out? what will happen, when the drone comes down moving crazy and right ist not right anymore but left, up is down und forward is back, and after half a second right is right and left is left because the drone is spinning down.
An RC-Airplan you can bring down safely even when the engine fails, even when one rudder does not work but you have no chance to bring a drone down in such cases.

I know it sounds grate that we can do photos from the sky, but to fly a drone is something completley different than taking photos on earth.

So I very welcome a restriction (not a ban) and a legitimation of a qualification to fly such a unit.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:38 UTC

Sorry Guys, but to fly a drone is much more difficult and much more dangerous than most of you think. And to fly a drone with a camera is an attak in privacy of everyone under the drone.

I drove RC-cars for years before I started to fly RC-airplanes (and beside that, I'm a photograper much more and for 35 years so I'm realy one of you). It seems that it is easy to fly a drone because of the technique inside. But if only one component of the drone does not work anymore it comes down like a stone from the sky - 1, 2 or more kilogramms from 300 meters above you - thanks guys, that's no joke anymore. And nobody can tell me that he flies the drone not over zivilisation, not houses or people. For sure, nobody should do that intentionally, but a small or or not so small wind could move the drone for 10, 50 or more meters

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

this lense does not look sharp - or should I buy glasses?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 58th comment | 10 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

If only DOP is the only one criteria for you than you are definitely in the wrong forum......
Every system has advantages and disadvantages, mediumFormat, FF, APS-C, MFT and compacts ......

For the best DOP buy a Nikon FF and am 85/1:1,4 and shoot it at 1,4.
That's it.
It's not very intelligent to demand the same DOP from MFT.
It would be the same to like a FF Nikon and their DOP and to complain about size, weight and price...

... not very intelligent ....

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

to Mike99999: what exactly do you think is ludicrous when two near idendical lenses are compared?
Nikon 24-70/2.8 VR with the Olympus 12-40/2.8 Pro (the VR is in the cam). The Olympus has - in FF-standard - 24-80 mm, both have the same apparture, both are pro-lenss (and I have/had both of this two lenses).

So both lenses are near the same focal lense (Olympus has more reach) and have the same apparture.

What is it that you call ludicrous in this comparison?

I'm looking forward to your answer.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

o.k., a simple APS-C-body and cheap lenses are quite light, but not as good as the mentioned 2.8 lenses - you should compare simmilar qualities.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

and 18 fps with C-AF
and 15 fps with mechanical shutter!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

the Pro-lenses are not compact? Were do you live?
Compare the 24-70/2.8 VR from Nikon to the 12-40/2.8 Pro from Olympus
Nikon: 1.070 g, 2.500 €, 155 mm and diameter 88 mm = around 942 ccm
Olympus: 382 g, 887 €, 84 mm and 69,9 mm diameter = 323 ccm

- approx. 1/3 of volume
- approx. 65 % less weight
- approx. 1/3 of the price
- and the Olympus is weathersealed and has a longer range

Not compareable? Good compareable! 2/3 less volume is negligible?
This size-advantage is negligible? realy?

I shoot Nikon for over 28 years and Nikons has advantages, but size, prize and weight are not the advantages of Nikon!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Note for Oly, Panny & Co. - Please give us a not to expensive f2.8 constant aperture standard zoom - something like Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 but made smaller for M43, pretty pretty please! :)

the olympus 12-40/2.8 Pro is about 990€, an equivalent lens from Nikon ist 2.000 - 2.500 € ....

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:20 UTC
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agentul: the naming convention is horrible. why not just call it E-M2? would it have been so hard? and before you say that it would conflict with the E-M5 eventually, look at what Canon and Nikon are doing with their flagship models. and also, would it be better to call this camera OM-D E-M1 VIII for a future 8th generation? it would have probably made more sense to have different orders of magnitude for different trim levels. instead of E-M5 call it E-M10 and instead of E-M10 call it E-M100. and while we're at it, drop the silly letter-dash combination, it's very easy to get it wrong. the D and the E are redundant by now, since they're not selling any film cameras these days anyway. it's obviously an electronic camera, obviously digital. and OM-D stands for "old man digital", and nothing can get this out of my head now.

i personally like what HTC did this year for its flagship phone. just named it HTC 10 instead of HTC One M10.

is that your only problem?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
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