Thomas Traub

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

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shame on Brazil ........

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 21:36 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies

one more reason to buy neverever apple!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:10 UTC as 127th comment

NO, the site does not remenber my setting "black" because of safety-reasons my browser is adjusted to delete all cookies after shutdown of the programm. And I think most of the carefull users do this! So every time I start the browser (and it starts automaticly with the dpreview-site) I have the white screen ....... sorry, that's a no-go.

And I don't want to login every time, 95 % of the time I'm only watching the content, only in 5 % I login to write a comment or to post someting.

In German we have a word for this: "verschlimmbessern" - that means to make things worse by trying to improve them .......

sorry, white is unprofessional and it's bad for my eyes and pictures look completely differen with a white background. It has a reasonable reason that every photographer has his studio in black, every camera-man is dressed in black ......

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies

Shame on Magnum and the judges.
That's not art.
That's something between primitive and tasteless.
That has nothing to do with photography.
Most of the user of this forum would make it much better!

Is that a bad joke?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 42nd comment

I don't need a disassambly-guide!
I need a re-assambly-guide!
;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:53 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

robonrome: something that amazes me about the proliferation of camera backpacks for "hiking" etc, that pay almost no attention at all to the most important aspect which is the harness... where is the padded waist strap? it seems to be a niche no-one is interested in really filling.

LowePro has real good harnesses on their Photo-backbags (because the have the same good technique on their hikingbagbacks), Manfrotto has a hikingbagback with a good harness and thinktank too ...
The problem with small backpacks is that they don't reach down to your hips, they are simply not long enough to reach to that point were a harness could work

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 10:19 UTC

deeply impressed ... posted it immidiatley on facebook!
Hope he wlll get as much attation as he needs/expect/wishes!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 6th comment
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Thomas Traub: Aparture of 1.2 does not make sense in portrait-photography, because you get hardly both eyes sharp, if one eye is only 2 cm behind the other .. even with my 85/1,8 on my D610 the faces have to be parallel to the camera (although you get a great bokeh)

Nikon compared to Fuji:

D 7200 + 50/1,4 = 1.045 g weight and 1.264 €
Xt1 + 56/1,2 = 845 g weight and 2.198 €

even with the 58/1,4 the 7200 is only slightly heavyer and cheaper than the Fuji-combo.

And Fuji does not have the advanced-light-system.
Nikon has much more lenses, accessories and flashes....

The Xt1/10 are nice cameras but the equipment is not as lightweight as the difference of the weight of the bodies make believe.

If Fuji would offer cheap lenses with 1,8 (as Nikon does) the whole equipment would be much cheaper and lighter and than they would have an advantage in price and weight.

But with the very expensive and heavy lenses Fuji is no option for me.

But I'll keep it in my eye :-)

brendon1000: do you shot RAWs or jpg?
How big is the dynamic range of both shots you can reach with the cams?
It depends very much of the software of the camera whether a picture has more or less contrast.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 23:25 UTC

Aparture of 1.2 does not make sense in portrait-photography, because you get hardly both eyes sharp, if one eye is only 2 cm behind the other .. even with my 85/1,8 on my D610 the faces have to be parallel to the camera (although you get a great bokeh)

Nikon compared to Fuji:

D 7200 + 50/1,4 = 1.045 g weight and 1.264 €
Xt1 + 56/1,2 = 845 g weight and 2.198 €

even with the 58/1,4 the 7200 is only slightly heavyer and cheaper than the Fuji-combo.

And Fuji does not have the advanced-light-system.
Nikon has much more lenses, accessories and flashes....

The Xt1/10 are nice cameras but the equipment is not as lightweight as the difference of the weight of the bodies make believe.

If Fuji would offer cheap lenses with 1,8 (as Nikon does) the whole equipment would be much cheaper and lighter and than they would have an advantage in price and weight.

But with the very expensive and heavy lenses Fuji is no option for me.

But I'll keep it in my eye :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 08:43 UTC as 29th comment | 13 replies
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

Great Video, that communicates the spirit of photography! (although it's an infomercial)

And it shows that we have to see the best technology available in relative terms.

We do not need a Camera in the quality of a Ferrari to make good pics.

The pictures are still taken by the fotographer! Not by a peace of technology.

We do not need more technology-overkill
WE NEED MORE SPIRIT!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 29th comment
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taktak91: I will never understand wedding photography.
I know it exists, and I know that it's a viable profession, but I just don't understand it.

what do you not understand?

Wedding photography is a micture from taking picture from an event and catching emotions. The more emotion is in a picture the less important is the composing and the correct technical quality.

During an event and especially at a wedding as a photographer you don't have much possibilities to compose or to arrange a situation. But you can be at the right time on the right place to catch the best imotions.....

So on the one hand you have to document the whole day (or the ceremony or what ever) on the other hand you have to do the more or less classical photos of the wedding pair and to catch the emotions.

That's a very emotional job :-)
And sometimes tricky with the technique ...
But it's the art of photography that I like most, because all people look very very well, all are in a good mood, the women are dressed very fine and everybody is happy and I'm lucky to be within all these people!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 10:01 UTC

... mmmhhhhh..... there are some realy good photos. But there are many photos that I would have never given out of my hands, photos, that I would have deleted immediately.

Does "rangfinder" mean that this pics were made with compacts?????

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 09:05 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I don't like this approach to weddings.....

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 18:08 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)
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Thomas Traub: Congratulations! Not to sleep til noon and to stand up early to take photos, to go out into the nature and take pics, to climb up the hills to capture what the sleepy generation does not recognize - that's real life! That means that your hart is beating and your spirit is very strong!

And if you will earn your living by phtographie or not - don't mind. Do what you want and what your hart tells you and be proud on your photos! For your hart and for your soul and for your spirit that is more than enough.

Lucky guy!

But he wrotes " I still engaged in regular teenage activities such as playing on the soccer team, skateboarding with my friends, and playing the drums in my school band.."
And the thing with the girls .... ;-) ..... he would certainly not write in such an article .....

But you are right, he should not lost his childhood because of the photograpiy - but as he has written - he has also other interest. And that's why I don't worry about him.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)

Congratulations! Not to sleep til noon and to stand up early to take photos, to go out into the nature and take pics, to climb up the hills to capture what the sleepy generation does not recognize - that's real life! That means that your hart is beating and your spirit is very strong!

And if you will earn your living by phtographie or not - don't mind. Do what you want and what your hart tells you and be proud on your photos! For your hart and for your soul and for your spirit that is more than enough.

Lucky guy!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 17:06 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article MindShift introduces BackLight 26L Photo Daypack (26 comments in total)

I own a Flipside 400 AW (and a few other backpacks and photobags from lowepro/lowalipine) and I'm very happy with it.
But the Backlight 26 L seems to have to advantages:
It seems to be bigger.
And the waist belt is mounted on the backback-body itself. On my Flipside the waist belt is mounted on the middle=flexible part of the rear side of the backpack.
So the Backlight could be more stable.....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

dear Mr. Butler,

were you get such informations from? How do you managed to get this infos? Very very interesting!

Many thanks for such articles.

We usually know, what the hardware of our equipment does and how it is built. But we usually do no know anything about the software inside our cams.

Thank you very much
Thomas

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 07:28 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies
On photo backhand shot in the It's a Hit! challenge (1 comment in total)

I love the expression oft the face of pic 19 :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 1st comment

seemed to be a great lense for APS-C. If I would shoot APS-C, this would be my new favourite lense

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 42nd comment

The EU should be for human beeings not for capitalists!

Who has an advantage of such a restriction? Not the people living in the EU and not all the tourists, only the owner and the architects (the artists) will get money for taking pictures - money - that's it........ only money ... from the human people ... for the capitalsim ...

... this is not the EU the human beeings want ....

If the EU is going on like this, I will not support the EU with my vote anymore .....

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 22:36 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
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