Thomas Traub

Lives in Vienna
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Joined on Sep 19, 2009

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This is simply crazy and comes from an ill mind .........

DONT'T POST THINGS LIKE THIS IN THIS FORUM!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 62nd comment
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

and you do not need to believe something.
You can either trust the scientist or somebody like national geographic or you only have to feel your watch your thermometer ........
The facts are one side ... if you ignore the facts your have to believe something else that is not based on facts ....... that's why you have to believe.....
.. to believe is not-to-know ..... and if oncle Donald tell us and it is convinient than you believe ......

Scientists have measured, that the air that we breath is not the same as it was a few hundret years ago, it has less oxigen ....... they messure higher temperatures ...... they notice that more and more species are dying .... that the fishes in the sey have plastic in their body ....

but no ... the human beeing has nothing to do with that .....

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

it's amazing how alternative truth can change peoples mindsets when they are more convenient ....

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

Do you realy believe what you say?
Has uncle Trump told you .....?
Are you personally not able to notice, that our world becomming warmer and warmer?
I realy wonder how obvious facts can be ignored in a way like this ......

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

they are crazy this Swiss .... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 86th comment

some societies are realy silly.... what's about their common brain? why do we accept that this railroads are still in use? why is a photographer responsable for the things a realy dump viewer does ......
you are allowed to show wappons and movies with people killing each other to children, you are allowed to wear guns but you have problems with a picture? realy?

the (american) society should realy think about their values and understandings and should think about the question, whether the people still have a little bit of common brain or not.obviusly it is believed that they don't be able to care for themselves....

you have realy problems ......

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 123rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

Agfa Autostar X 126
I was approx. 14 years young :)
http://www.lippisches-kameramuseum.de/Agfa/Agfa_Autostar_X126.htm

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 307th comment
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Thomas Traub: So, the EM1 II is a high capable, professional cam at a good price.
Let Olympus earn money with this camera! This is important for Olympus and for Olympus-shooters too, because that's the basis to develop future flagship-cameras and flagship-technologies.
If we want a good product and want the company to earn money to research for new technologies we have to pay a fair price!
Sure, everyone want this camera for a lower price, but it’s no use if Olympus can’t live with a lower price and has to discontinue the production of MFT ---
So: price is right! Olympus: you’ve done everything right!
Congratualations to the marketing-team!

""professional" is an attribute of the photographer" is completely correct.
I know a pro that uses beside a Haselblad several Nikon-bodies, from D 5 to D 5300 (!) for his work.
If we photographers would be Taxi-drivers we all would think that we would need a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or a Porsche Ceyenne to do our jobs. But in reality taxidrivers use Mercedes, Opel, VW and sometimes Dacia to do their job ......

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:22 UTC

So, the EM1 II is a high capable, professional cam at a good price.
Let Olympus earn money with this camera! This is important for Olympus and for Olympus-shooters too, because that's the basis to develop future flagship-cameras and flagship-technologies.
If we want a good product and want the company to earn money to research for new technologies we have to pay a fair price!
Sure, everyone want this camera for a lower price, but it’s no use if Olympus can’t live with a lower price and has to discontinue the production of MFT ---
So: price is right! Olympus: you’ve done everything right!
Congratualations to the marketing-team!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 53rd comment | 14 replies

Thanks to Olympus for listening to the customers needs!
Thanks to Olympus for giving us a EM1 II, so incredibly fast, waterresistant, small, light, ... have I mentioned that I carry my Olympus more often with me than I did with my Nikon-FullFrame-gear?

Price: yes, it's high. No, it is not too high for such a professional and fast and small cam. And the onyl (!!!) disadvantage of a smaller sensor is compensatet by far (!!) with the 5-axis-image-stabilisation (at least with non-moving-objects). Only this small sensor allows such a small and light camera in such a quality!And don't forget, that the EM1 II is the premium-product of Olympus. For this product, that is faster, much faster and with it it is possible to handheld much longer shutter times because of the 5-axis-image-stabilisation, the price is very very "reasonable". A Canikon-premium-camera is at least twice of the price - and has no 5-axis-sensor-stabilization and is not waterproof...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies

flying drones should be forbidden because it is much more dangerous than most of the people recognize!
I fly an RC-controlled airplane (more of them) and I know that there could be some tricky situations that are not easy to handle. The big difference is that an airplane can be managed if something is wrong, f.e. the engine stops or one rudder goes bad - you have other ones.
If a drone has has a technical problem only with one of the engines or with wind or so on it comes down like a stone. And don't belive that it is easy to fly a drone only because 95 % of the work is done by an electronic-automatism that has a self-correction via GPS.
I know that some of us don't want to hear this or want to face the risk becaus it seems to be so easy to make pictures from above....

If something went wrong, it comes down like a stone - from 300 m above - 2 kg or more ......

AND FLYING OVER HUMANS OR IN A CITY IS AN A B S O L U T E N O G O ! ! ! ! !
And it is forbidden near everywhere ....

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 21st comment | 13 replies
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Thomas Traub: maybe Canikon pays much for advertising in this paper?
It's approx. the same when a tourist-guide would advice tourists to select Taxi-drivers in dependence of the brand of the car ....

if a tourist want f.e. a Mercedes, than it's his joice. But it's completely different when f.e. a TouristGuide recommands to take only Mercedes .... This are two pair of shoes

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 19:52 UTC

maybe Canikon pays much for advertising in this paper?
It's approx. the same when a tourist-guide would advice tourists to select Taxi-drivers in dependence of the brand of the car ....

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:06 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies
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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 173rd 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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