Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
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Has a website at www.draschan.com
Joined on May 20, 2011
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Amateur Hour: The whole of 'pop' art seems to be based on celebrity more than anything. Marcel DuChamp proved you could attach your signature to an ordinary urinal and proclaim it as 'art', originality be damned. This is why the Warholians are making a preemptive strike. They know they can be seen as standing on thin ice.

even the urinal was stolen from elsa freytag von loringhoven as was discovered from a letter to duchamps sister. long after the death of all witnesses he calimed the legendary work as his.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

this is great news. ming thein is a great guy and he knows what phtographers need.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 20:55 UTC as 6th comment
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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iheza: People complaining about the size and weight of this camera really are a bunch of ignorant nitwits. This is a flagship workhorse camera for professionals who need a tough, reliable and weather sealed camera with lots of connectivity (full size hdmi) and spacious ergonomics for long handheld use. If you want a smaller camera and don't need all these advanced video features then Panasonic offers them too (GX80/85 for example). Or go buy a smaller Sony camera that overheats in 10 minutes and doesn't have 25% of the video features the GH5 has. This camera pushes the boundaries of what a mirrorless camera can do and it will force other companies to step up their game and innovate like Panasonic has. This camera is king. *bows down

heat dissipation is crucial, therefor a large body essential. I'd like to see a smaller version of the fabulous gx8 though....

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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zos xavius: Awesome. Now it will print 2 prints before the nozzles clog! ;)

it is said the machine only cloggs when used seldom: I printed a lot and hat lots of trouble. I am glad the machine died a few weeks ago and will look for a different brand now. even though the bigger machines are said to be better... thi was too much of a hassle.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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sjstremb: I found this nugget from the Epson Minister of Propaganda an interesting/amusing bit: “The SureColor P5000 is a replacement to the last Epson Stylus® Pro model still available – the renowned Epson Stylus Pro 4900." Renowned for clogging-head failure, exactly what was it renowned for.... and I say that as an owner of a 4900.

the 4900 just died on me. no more epson.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: My Super8 reels showed up during my clear-out last year. Did they survive? I can't remember. I wonder who will us the Super8 re-incarnation. I won't.

oh, mine are being stored and will survive all my digital files. too bad they are not very good. you could have sent your work to some of the museums that collect analog movies. valuable historic material.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

sounds like good news. I am amazed how incredible the dji products are. they leave me almost speechless. with hasselblad cameras on drones there is a holw new perspective for affordable highest quality aerial imaging. looking forward to this very much. the new xd1 is a phantastic product as well. might be a bright future for hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 13:46 UTC as 28th comment
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)

I am still using the first version, now with the lovely pana 15mm. it is fast, reliable, costs almost nothing if obtained body only. the flip screen is very practical for shooting from lowe angles, from the hip or from the floor which I often do. and yes: it's nice doing a high quality selfie with ones love. as stated in the review: the pana touch screen menues are simply excellent. the buttons are assignable. I assigned toe wifi button for swithching between mf and af. and yes: the wifi works well, the only downside: one has to turn off the touch screen as it otherwise confuses the camera if one touches the screen. I wish this update would have the 20mp sensor and the GH5 would have a 24 - 28 mp resolution and higher DR. nevertheless, it's a beautiful simple camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 9th comment

please make time lapse and single frame shooting available!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 24th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)
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draschan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nh9BTMWj9M

it's not just about a "look" always. film has much higher logevity. it let's you shoot more consciously as the footage is really limited. I'd prefer some new system with 16mm cartridges. Watch how beautiful "Carol" turned out to be, entirely shot on super16.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)
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lylejk: Here's the better idea. Take someone's digicam output and convert it into Super-8 format. That service would get you much more film business I bet. :)

film has global shutter by it's nature

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)

time lapse, single frame would be nice. would also be cool to revive 16mm this way. bolex for the digital age. I have been shooting tons of S-8 with my bauer cameras as well as many others, so I'd give it a try.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 09:24 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
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draschan: incredible little machine. the LX100 seems like stiff competition also having a larger sensor and much nicer controls. both lack a touchscreen. the face detection worked fast. tough call. the rx is more pocketable. the lx100 lens is amazing, at 12mm I loved it more than the oly 12mm.... tough call or win win situation.

with stiff competition I simply referred to my personal choice and likings. I chose the gf7 as a compact for now as I have quite some m43 primes floating around. I was not comparing marketing chances and the liike, simply comparing theses amazing machines and see what they have to offer. the lx100

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:00 UTC

incredible little machine. the LX100 seems like stiff competition also having a larger sensor and much nicer controls. both lack a touchscreen. the face detection worked fast. tough call. the rx is more pocketable. the lx100 lens is amazing, at 12mm I loved it more than the oly 12mm.... tough call or win win situation.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 22:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (2018 comments in total)

The D750 is on my radar mosty for the excellent handling of shadows and underexposure. I will be shooting against windows in a church a lot. Do the D610 and D600 have the same sensor with the same shadow recovery? I read about a one stop higher DR for 750 compared to 610. Does the 810 behave as nicely (I do not need the res but I need the shadows) would also go for a A7 or A7r. Did some recherche but could not come up with definite data. Please help me out people. it looks like one can't do nothing wrong with buying a 750. the only reason I think about the A7 or A7r is for the use of the (for my use) much more suited canon 24 shift lens. I'd go and get an A7 if it's shadows hold up as well as the D750 and see what comes around in 2015 (megapixel, dynamic range, price war, yo, fight for me )

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 231st comment | 9 replies
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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

gursky as a joke as well. at least his sales are for real. this looks like a fraud and I don't understand why all photo sites write about this without further recherche. there is artfacts.net and artnet.com. for starters. someone got an account?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:25 UTC

stock photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)

the test images do no justice to this truly amazing camera. the pentax 645d has alreadybeen an amazing machine. it is a wonderful tool when not abused to make random snapshots without focus, composition, subject etc. everyone who knows what MF can do would be glad to have this camera. it is a huge step forward to have such quality (in the hands of capable photographers) available for such a low price. if I'd have the money I'd get it immediately.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1003 comments in total)
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draschan: just tried it for a day. a friend got the fancy leica version. it's an excellent excellent camera. the lens is simply amazing. the controls are phantastic!!! aperture on lens, time and compensation dials. nice viewfinder (although I have little comparison with viewfinders). fast, reliable. and the lens. did I mention it? the lens. it is 1,7 -2,8. the wide angle seems better than my excepensive olympus 12mm. It is a loveable camera. don't see much (or any) difference to my gm1 concerning the 12 vs 16mp. I personally would prefer a touchscreen and I'm not sure why it's not included. the extra leica lens hood is also great... as far as I can tell all panasonic I used did amazing video, I am looking forward to test the 4k (and extract 8mp images from it). so only downside: if you like touch then wait or get the lovely gm5. panasonic is really trying hard to please their customers.

hey, I didn't want to start a flamewar here. just saying the lens of the LX100 is amazing. it's a beautiful machine for taking images.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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