tintifax

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

in the meantime 56 years joung
photographing since I was 16 = 39 years
started with Kodak, Agfa Pocket Camera, Zenith, Minolta XD5, Nikon for 28 years from FM2, 401S, F90, D70, D300 to D610 and then switched to Olympus MFT and now Pen-F and EM 1 II and EM 10 II and 13 lenses

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On article Hands-on with the Ricoh GR IIIx (178 comments in total)

Although most people claim about the rather paltry 200 images per battery ... everything is relativ: compared to another camera it's not very much .... compared to an analog 12/24/36 picture-film it is really much ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2021 at 16:31 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

You can' add information that does not exist ........ you can make the ugly result more pleasant but can't perform magic ....

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2021 at 16:06 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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Justin-Case: If anybody every finds the perfect bag, please let me know. I have no idea how many bags I have bought over the years and each time optimism momentarily triumphs over experience.

3 are not enough for me ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 17:03 UTC

As a Billingham- and Tenba-user I can only laugh about this selection of bags .....

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 17:00 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies
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Mikho: I used to love this kind of bags, but every time after buying realized that it just kills my shoulder fully packed. So, I switched to a backpack. Even 6L Peak Design Everyday Sling — not the biggest one — packed with heavy gear after a full day becomes a burden. Can't imagine wearing a 10L Sling fully packed the whole day. And definitely, 13L Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag when packed with gear is just too heavy for one shoulder.

Mikoh: you definitley need a "real" backpack = a backpack that moves the weight to your hips with a real good hip-belt. A "backpack" that puts all the weight on my shoulders is not better than a messenger-bag!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 16:57 UTC

That's a great parody of how some/many Leica-users in fact appear to the rest of the world.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 19:27 UTC as 54th comment
On photo Dusty in the Motorcycles in Urban Environment challenge (1 comment in total)

poor snapshots of motobikes .... hope the photographers can driver their bikes better than photograph ......

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 17:40 UTC as 1st comment
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PhotoKhan: So, the Mavic Pro, Mavic 2, Mavic Air and Phantom series, according to DJI ate A2 or A3?

Love the clarity.,..

they make a difference between "ready produced by the industrie" and '"self made", the difference between C3 and C4 is not clear in the training in Austria by the Austrocontrol, and in A2 there is a under-category, ..... very complicated in fact .... but the above list from DJI is simply incomplete and not helpful because confusing.....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 13:27 UTC
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PhotoKhan: So, the Mavic Pro, Mavic 2, Mavic Air and Phantom series, according to DJI ate A2 or A3?

Love the clarity.,..

The A-classification (A2, A3 etc.) is the distance or the danger-classification.
The UAS (unmaned aircraft sytems) are classified in C1, C2, C3, C4, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 13:14 UTC
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alpha dog: For a recent documentary on UK TV, the producers stated that they were unable to get permission to film over central London using a drone, so they had to do it from a helicopter. This is typical of the state of paranoia about drones - as far as I know there has never been a single fatality from drones, whereas helicopters (with way fewer of them) fall out of the sky and kill their occupants and people on the ground every year.

No it is not
A helicopterpilot has a very strict edjucation, knowledge, special permissions and the pilot and the helicopter have to fullfill a lot of restrictions... whereas neither a dronepilot nor a drone had to fullfill any of this points
There is a huge difference...
A dronepilot with a special drone and a certain edjication in the category „Special“ Would have got a special and single allowens for such a flight. I‘m sure that this would not be a problem for e.g. a professional BBC-filmteam

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 07:43 UTC
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Lee Jay: Unenforceable because the rules are impossible to follow, at least for hobbyists like me.

I fly over rough terrain. I have no altimeter of any sort much less the radar altimeter that would be required to know when I was 400 feet above the ground.

I fly aerobatics, and radar altimeters have to have a stable and nearly level platform to work anyway.

I have no way to know if people are directly under my flight path or not. Sometimes people are below and behind the hills I fly near and I can't even see them. Even if I could, knowing my position relative to them is not possible. I also fly as fast as 150mph which means this situation can change in the blink of an eye.

Since there's no possible way to follow the rules, the rules are meaningless and unenforceable. Fortunately, I don't live in Europe and here in the US there's no enforcement of the FAAs similarly-stupid and impossible to follow rules.

No, there is an exception for A2C4 - but to realy understand the original post is just s**t .... only a few statements from a marketing-department that does not help to inderstand the esentials and the sense behind this law 😕

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 07:32 UTC
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Txoni: Something is wrong with the awareness leaflet for category "C2 with low speed mode", since it reads "When flying close to people (...) at least the height of the drone, but never less than 5m", yet the drawing refers to 50m minimum distance.

for this category you need a special permission/test/licens

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 16:00 UTC
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tintifax: Obviously this is taken from a DJI-Marketing.
This represents only 15 % of the rules from EASA.
And it's not realy correct ....
E.g. not the drone but the pilot has to be registrated!
The pilot has to attend a online-training and an online-test
The pilot has to have an insurance, together with a positiv test and the Insurance-number he/she can get a license
The infos about the pilot/registration has to be put on the drone
E.g. also drones under 250 g with a sensor (like camera, microphone ..) fall under this regulation

E.g. minimum age is 18 years but "can be also regulated differently in each country"
This does not mention anything about sending the informations (location of airplane, location of pilot, high, serial-number etc.) so that officials can locate the drone
The above list is only category C4 and does not mention other categories
The above list is only category "open" and does not mention "specific" or "certified"

And the real reason for this law is, that everybodey flies a drone, 99 % do not know how dangerous it is (e.g. wedding-photographers over people = standard = forbidden = extremly dangerous) and more and more drones are in the air, some companies try to transport parcels via drones and some speak of the transport of human beeings. That's the real reason! So the drones that we fly are only a small part of all the drones why this law exists.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 15:59 UTC

Obviously this is taken from a DJI-Marketing.
This represents only 15 % of the rules from EASA.
And it's not realy correct ....
E.g. not the drone but the pilot has to be registrated!
The pilot has to attend a online-training and an online-test
The pilot has to have an insurance, together with a positiv test and the Insurance-number he/she can get a license
The infos about the pilot/registration has to be put on the drone
E.g. also drones under 250 g with a sensor (like camera, microphone ..) fall under this regulation

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 15:59 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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tintifax: This is not in accordance to the new european drone-law that is valid after 31.12.2020

The rules in Europe should be the same everywere. But I admit that they are comunicated very complex by the Austrocontrol.
Yes, there is an exception: for C4 "drones" (and airplanes) under 25 kg if you stay away 150 m from people, houses etc. and below 120 m high (area A3) and keep in distance from airports ..... but this should be a matter of course ;-)
But nevertheless you have to attend the onlinetraining and test and have to be registrated by the Austrocontrol (in Austria) and yout get an licence that you have to have with you when flying a drone, even for drones with less than 250 g as soon as there is a camera on bord and over 250 g for every drone even without camera.
And you don't need to send the position of the airplane, the pilot, the high etc.......
And there is another exception for the next 2 years for drones that are bought before 2020....

And I can't imagine that this will be controlled by policemen
....

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 13:06 UTC
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tintifax: This is not in accordance to the new european drone-law that is valid after 31.12.2020

I anderstand it in the way that this tool avoids sending the data or send it in a way that a "third party" is not able to receive this data. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 17:19 UTC

exactly because of such stupid people we have such laws.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2020 at 20:23 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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tintifax: This is not in accordance to the new european drone-law that is valid after 31.12.2020

E.g. it is absolutley dangerous and also forbitten to fly drones with cameras over people. That's exactly what wedding-photographers very often do. In the "open"-categorie it is forbidden to fly over persons, especially groups of people. Therefore you would need a permission for the category "specific" and even than you have many restriction for flights over persons. That means that the things the wedding-photographers do are in most cases very very dangerous (more dangerous than most of the people want to believe) and therefore forbidden. I know that we photographers don't want to hear that..

I'm a photographer, sometimes I do weddings and I fly RC-planes and I know that it is realy dangerous (to fly drones not to photograph ;-).

Here is the link to the EASA = the european agency that regulates all the stuff https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/faqs/drones-uas

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 09:50 UTC
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tintifax: This is not in accordance to the new european drone-law that is valid after 31.12.2020

Such a regulation was necessary because everybody - even he/she had absolutley no idea of flying RC-units - believes to be able to fly such things, without knowing the many riscs of a flying drone (e.g. with only 4 or 6 propellers) because it seems to be "so easy" because of the technique that are implemented, e.g. the gyro-sensor, the coming-home-function etc. But near nowbody knows what happens if only one thing goes wrong - than you can kill people just with a very very small unit that falls from the sky. The other end is, that parcel-delivery-service-companys try to deliver parcels with drones and some companies try to transport human beeings with drones....... So this field has to be regulated :-(

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 09:50 UTC
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tintifax: This is not in accordance to the new european drone-law that is valid after 31.12.2020

There are a lot of questions that are not clear, the registration-tool will be available from 1.1.2021. The training-tool is available yet but there are some things explained that I can't find in any other explanation or interpretation or there are some points that are communicated differently in magazines.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 09:49 UTC
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