Martin Datzinger

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

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On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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DStudio: Love your headline!

It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.

This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.

Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.

The current state of the industry is that they can now afford to concentrate on what looks like details, but matters a lot for actual shooting. Not just put an awesome sensor in a surprisingly cheap, but flawed body with severe quality issues.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:42 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's nice to see the D800 body maintained. After the death of the D300 and the introduction of the middlin' D7000 and D600 bodies, it's good a decent body is available under $6000.

Nice to see they resculpted the D800's grip!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)

They adressed all of my concerns I had about the D800 and that kept me from buying it (I went for the D600 instead, where those things were better). So for me, this is highly exciting.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 505th comment | 2 replies

If Path/Spin Blur can compete with the 2000€ dedicated Virtual Rig software, I might reconsider. Not sure, yet, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 07:28 UTC as 31st comment
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j_h_w: Okay, a curved sensor has some advantages.
But the sensor is not the endpoint of the image pipeline: there comes
the raw image and the jpeg, that has to serve for flat surfaces of monitors and prints.
Question: what is the type and amount of loss, when flattening the curved image?
Where to place this transformation, i.e. will the raw images still be curved,
and adobe&co have to do the work, or will the raw images already be flatttend?

What would be the benefit?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
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j_h_w: Okay, a curved sensor has some advantages.
But the sensor is not the endpoint of the image pipeline: there comes
the raw image and the jpeg, that has to serve for flat surfaces of monitors and prints.
Question: what is the type and amount of loss, when flattening the curved image?
Where to place this transformation, i.e. will the raw images still be curved,
and adobe&co have to do the work, or will the raw images already be flatttend?

No additional software coding necessary, since it is still a bog standard rectangular matrix that is being read out.There may be some distortion, but that exists in current cheap m43 lenses as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
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sportyaccordy: This would make a nice second camera once it drops below $400 this fall.

In Austria, RX-100 I: From €650 to €400 within 16 months, RX-100 II: From €750 to €550 within 7 months.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.

If that means - for the sake of keeping everything centered - using a smaller LCD: Fine! Having such a great EVF, why bother spending so much real estate on something so redundant anyway? The ISO dial could be sneezed on the left side of the EVF housing just as well. Oh and btw, without 1/3 or even 1/2 steps, pretty please (in times of RAW, you really don't need such fine exposure adjustments anymore)

And by the way ... with the added flexibility of an EVF: Please move it much further back to help guys with noses in their faces and take properly care of the eyepoint for those wearing glasses.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:45 UTC

I wonder why they just couldn't let go of the retro theme and choose a more ergonomic design principle a la Olympus E-1: Remove everything on the left side of the lens mount, give it half an inch more air on the right hand side and install a whacking big default grip and battery underneath it.

If that means - for the sake of keeping everything centered - using a smaller LCD: Fine! Having such a great EVF, why bother spending so much real estate on something so redundant anyway? The ISO dial could be sneezed on the left side of the EVF housing just as well. Oh and btw, without 1/3 or even 1/2 steps, pretty please (in times of RAW, you really don't need such fine exposure adjustments anymore)

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:20 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)
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macky patalinghug: FF?
I know many will vehemently react to this question.
It's just a poor guess so please don't get angry.

There are 12 current lenses on the Fuji XF Roadmap and 5 new ones until 2015. Not a single one of them is FF.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (327 comments in total)
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mosc: Stop using aperture charts with mm delimited X axises! It should be logarithmic. 24-48 is the same distance as 150-300.

The chart goes 12.5x zoom in range from 24 to 300. If you gave it 10 equally spaced delimiters they'd be:

24
31
40
51
66
85
109
141
181
233
300

Also, it'd be nice is you put on a dotted line extending at the equivalent telephoto aperture from cropping. The fact that the Stylus goes to 300 and the RX-10 only goes to 200 may appear a range where the olympus has an advantage. It of course doesn't as simply cropping the 200mm image from an RX-10 still provides an advantage all the way out to 300mm.

Make it logarithmic with 16 24 35 50 85 135 200 300 markings. Except for the 85mm position that would mean consistent spacing and familiar FLs. Like a well designed zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 10:20 UTC

"for that we rely on our friends in the media!" … not sure what to make of this?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 03:57 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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HowardChernin: This lens will not "act like an 85mm lens". It will give you angle of view of an 85mm lens, but the perspective will still be that of a 58mm lens. Just sayin'!

If you put your camera on a tripod, take a picture of your subject with 400mm and then with 16mm, even then your perspective will stay the same. Perspective is only a question of your own position relative to your subject's.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:41 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2074 comments in total)
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emircruz: Come on oly.. Put this sensor plus the is and wifi tethering on an $600 e-xxx and 43 is truly alive again! Add weather sealing for $999

Yeah, let's see how Oly screws its customer base in another 10 years

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 07:16 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)

I welcome that you redistributed everything to get it more in one plane and generally smaller because we thankfully don't live in a 4MP world anymore. Just wondering how you'll deal with backwards compatibility. Reshoot with every still sold camera? Seems like a lot of work to do!

I'll miss the colorful feathers of the last version, I can live with the new color resolution test patches though. What bothers me is that there seems to be no shadow performance test such as those those overshadowed puffy little balls anymore. The faces? I don't know what to judge from them. They are obviously prints, which means DR limited, off-colour and thus very unnatural looking in the first place. I guess the symmetry is to rule out lens misalignments? Please use the ColorChecker Digital SG instead of the (unnecessarily big) simple version, that is contained within the SG anyay. One last thing: Could you make the whole thing retina screen ready? Pretty please?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On article Nokia ad takes us inside the new Lumia 1020 (115 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: The camera is nice and dandy and probably so is the phone itself. But then you have to deal with WP8 ...

@Weber: I don't have problems with WP8. Anymore. Thankfully the store took the Nokia 820 back and gave me a full cash refund. In the 2 days I had it, nothing I tried really worked in a satisfying way. Plus I had several lock-ups. I never got a hang of the tile system, but that is probably a matter of taste and/or time, so I wouldn't complain about it. At least it is a fresh idea - and I welcome the bold steps Windows took to make this version of their mobile Windows, which undoubtedly is miles better than the old one (and Symbian) and certainly proved very influental in the redesign of iOS 7. But I couldn't get rid of the feeling that WP8 somehow came very late to the smartphone party.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 07:59 UTC
On article Nokia ad takes us inside the new Lumia 1020 (115 comments in total)

The camera is nice and dandy and probably so is the phone itself. But then you have to deal with WP8 ...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
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Martin Datzinger: I stand corrected (suggested it would be 2k).

Still would have no use for a 28-50/2.8 equivalent, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 09:06 UTC

I stand corrected (suggested it would be 2k).

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 05:55 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies
On article Fotodiox announces LED-based DY-200 Fresnel Lights (10 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: the future of studio lights will be LED.......

Not with a CRI of 85

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 05:31 UTC
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