Martin Datzinger

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Joined on Jun 7, 2005

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On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (740 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: The production of a good video is such a completely different, more labour-intensive approach from the making of good photo, just because the consumption works so differently, that I have to smile when a camera claims to bridge that gap on its own. I have to laugh when someone demands both types of coverage ready-made by the same person, at the same moment of the same unrepeatable event, for the price of one photo assignment. And I have to cringe when I look at the outcome of a photographer who doesn't get this, but still tries, just because there is this red button on his DSLR. And it is more likely for a great photo to be taken with an iPhone than be pulled from a video stream.

Of course, there is great talent out there that is able to produce fantastic sequences with DSLRs. But most of the time that is artistic stuff and always dedicated videography. The claimed convergence however, in my opinion, will never happen. Or, as a media consumer, I hope it never will.

Of course it is happening, because it is highly trivial on a technical level. Sadly it also inevitably takes away from ergonomical dedication.

BTW I give kudos to the XC10's rotating grip. I'd like my photo cameras to have a more angled grip than very vertical ones they typically come with, which force the wrist joint in an extremely unhealthy position.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (740 comments in total)

The production of a good video is such a completely different, more labour-intensive approach from the making of good photo, just because the consumption works so differently, that I have to smile when a camera claims to bridge that gap on its own. I have to laugh when someone demands both types of coverage ready-made by the same person, at the same moment of the same unrepeatable event, for the price of one photo assignment. And I have to cringe when I look at the outcome of a photographer who doesn't get this, but still tries, just because there is this red button on his DSLR. And it is more likely for a great photo to be taken with an iPhone than be pulled from a video stream.

Of course, there is great talent out there that is able to produce fantastic sequences with DSLRs. But most of the time that is artistic stuff and always dedicated videography. The claimed convergence however, in my opinion, will never happen. Or, as a media consumer, I hope it never will.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 158th comment | 5 replies
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Of course, A7+ZA is smaller than any Nikon with any 35/1.4. But the difference is not so staggering as one is led to believe by the CSC hype. This isn't a 4/3 sensor to be illuminated after all (luckily). Still, I have best hopes that Sony will one day come out with a 35/1.8 in the size and price range of the 55/1.8. By then, the valid A7II points of criticism will be sorted out as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Sorry, I wasn't clear. A7II+55/1.8 combo is what I'd consider well-balanced and right what I'm looking for in a CSC+prime combo. 35/1.4 not so much.

I'm actually not going the Sigma Art Prime route right now because of the reasons I mentioned above.

So I hope Zeiss might come up with a 35/1.8 with the same focus on compactness as they did with the 55/1.8. Gladly, I'm not in a rush. If I need a fast prime, I can just rent one a few tram stations away.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

I'm very much tempted to go Sony for prime shooting, btw. Mostly due to the 55/1.8 and because, owning a D810, I believe are CSCs are naturally better cameras for fast primes, in terms of on-plane AF, size and proper DoF preview. But the bulk and price of the ZA really puts me off.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:04 UTC

ZA 35/1.4: 79x112mm / 630g / €1600
ZM 35/1.4: 63x65mm / 381g / €2000
ZF 35/1.4: 78x120mm / 900g / €1650
Sigma 35/1.4: 77x94mm / 665g / €700
Nikon 35/1.4: 83x89.5mm / 600g / €1500

FWIW

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 08:28 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop (356 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg

No, not as it stands now. A beta of the very first version.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On article Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop (356 comments in total)

I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
On article DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording (90 comments in total)

That looks sooo bad-ass! :D

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt (40 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: I refuse to buy or recommend any Lacie products anymore. They have one of the worst failure rates of their products out there.

The service support doesn't exist with them with issues, and in certain cases (such as out of warranty), they will advise people to buy a new product for 15% off instead of repairing problems that have been well documented and mentioned by other including on their own support forums.

NEVER BUY A LACIE PRODUCT until they have fixed their QA issues, warranty issues, and put in place a proper after warranty program.

Take WD vs Lacie sales into account. Nobody besides Mac users (guilty) buys Lacie. For me it is Hitachi only in the future.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On article Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt (40 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: I refuse to buy or recommend any Lacie products anymore. They have one of the worst failure rates of their products out there.

The service support doesn't exist with them with issues, and in certain cases (such as out of warranty), they will advise people to buy a new product for 15% off instead of repairing problems that have been well documented and mentioned by other including on their own support forums.

NEVER BUY A LACIE PRODUCT until they have fixed their QA issues, warranty issues, and put in place a proper after warranty program.

I can sympathise. :(

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On article Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 (60 comments in total)

D810 support - and I guess it's done properly (looking at you, Adobe) - yay! Have they overcome the main limitation of GPU acceleration? In v7 it was disabled when using spot removal - which I use for almost every single picture in LR.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:08 UTC as 18th comment
On article Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home (73 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=08676045&idkey=NONE

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
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1elementin7groups: Very interesting.

On another note, and just as controversial: if you look at Pacific Grove, Ca, (17 mile drive) the organization has trademarked the famous Lone Cypress and has successfully restricted artist and photographers from displaying or selling images of the iconic landmark. A trademark is not a copyright but it is interesting that the tree is an act of nature but has restrictions on any images depicting it. Puzzling.

17 mile drive is one of the more disappointing places to visit anyway, so why bother promoting it?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On article Nikon D810: What You Need to Know (140 comments in total)
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phoman: I see no mentioning about s-raw?

Probably because it isn't worth mentioning ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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lovEU: How exactly does an "electronic first-curtain shutter" work?

I sure hope so.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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Rbrt: That WT-5A Wi-Fi is not cheap. $900 or nearly a third the price of the camera body!

At least you don't need to put the UT-1WK on the hotshoe anymore, but for a WiFi dongle, that price is still pathetic. That thing is not worth more than 1/4 of what they're asking for. But are there similarly functioning alternatives that allow focus point and camera setting changes? Apart from WU-1a hacks?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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lovEU: How exactly does an "electronic first-curtain shutter" work?

And does it result in sensor blooming like the D70 suffered from? Of course that was a CCD sensor with a fully electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/05/21/what-exactly-is-the-new-nikon-sraw-file-format.aspx/

Thanks for clarification

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)

For those interested in sRAW: Reconsider.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/05/21/what-exactly-is-the-new-nikon-sraw-file-format.aspx/

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 500th comment | 2 replies
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