PhotoKhan

PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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I pretty imagine why this exists and why Sony owners feel they have to get it.
What they also have to understand is that installing it is motive enough to void warranties.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 21:04 UTC as 43rd comment
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goodgeorge: So I voluntarily reduce the the contrast by adding color filter.

In the time of computers is almost any filter (besides polarisers, gray and (strong) graduated filters) better added in computer.

And if you shoot JPG - sell your SLR and buy a superzoom.

@ThatCamFan,

Read more carefully. He said exactly that.

...and it is true.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:01 UTC
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (134 comments in total)
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Greg Gebhardt: Get yours now as I feel the government is going to clamp down on the sales of these soon! They want to reserve drone use for themselves!

If they attach a gun to it, everything will be OK.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (101 comments in total)
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buybuybuy: colonoscopy camera

If this reminds you of that, I suggested you change doctors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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leighton w: Forget the camera, I really like the looks of the 20mm f1.8!

I believe you're right Rishi,
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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leighton w: Forget the camera, I really like the looks of the 20mm f1.8!

At 1/500...a double line?
I don't think so...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 09:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)

Skin looks "plasticky" at high ISOs which can be OK depending on how aggressive is NR. But it also seems so at low ISOs...strange.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:57 UTC as 67th comment
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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leighton w: Forget the camera, I really like the looks of the 20mm f1.8!

Really...!?...Even the funky/strange rendition in some of the high contrast lines?
What is that in the girls leg in the second to last photo?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)

Why did Fake Chuck Westfall have to retire, now that we need him most?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: ...errr...they ALREADY "see the impossible": Banding noise in shadows.

(...sorry. couldn't resist... )

No, not the camera for me, thanks.

In any case, banding hasn't even bothered me in the previous 5 Canon DSLRs I've owned because I tend to go for the "right" exposure.

...but it was (is) there...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)

...errr...they ALREADY "see the impossible": Banding noise in shadows.

(...sorry. couldn't resist... )

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 779th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)

If it really was for something radically different, important and innovative, this would be a worldwide campaign, not a national one.

The last time something like this was done in a restricted market (Japan) it was for a white Kiss.

If it turns out I am wrong and they really used a city paper and a national site to tease the launch of a major product, then they're heavier into mushrooms than I thought.

(...of course, it can always be for an 1D model that actually does not have a nasty easter egg buried in the design...)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 818th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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bawbaw: I'm reading the comments here and I'd like to point out some simple points about pro range bodies.

1: Pro's understand how and when to use exposure comp as meters are never perfect... also with CMOS overexposure is less of a problem Canon is actually making up for muddy shadows pulling from bad data in underexposed areas. So complaining an algorithm is off when shooting directly into the sun is stupid.

2: Most people who buy a pro body find this interesting think called focus adjust. It means you take some time to use your expensive lens on your expensive body and match the 2 together. It's called workflow. Google can assist here.

3: Real world I have found in the market for this camera and for the actual intended use i.e sports and high speed applications is not taking pictures of miniatures backlit on a beach or pointing the camera into the sun. Real-world could replaced with " I had to post some stuff and left it on auto for a weekend"
Defeating many peoples hard work.

@Barney,

If Canon Evaluative Metering logic, without EC, has been used for these exposures (as it has been my experience with a 300D a 350D a 30D a 1DkMIII and the current 1DMkIV and EOSM2) , then the following samples are overexposed:

#2, #5, #7, #15, #19, #21, #24, #29, #33, #35 and #45.

As I saw them, I assumed the AE metering in this particular camera was off.

If, as you now inform us, you elected to editorially-induce an overexposure in some of the shots, you should have mentioned your option, together with the reasons why, in the introduction.

Failing to do so was a poor service to both the camera model and your readers.

In any case, thank you for getting and posting these.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: It is probably a problem of this particular unit but I noticed a definite tendency to overexpose.

It WAS solved.

You were the one who elected replying to a commentary denying matter of fact.

As for "pickyness", if it was only to confirm that images were "generally OK" there would be no need for these samples galleries - much less commentaries, even less contradictory commentaries - because, in our day and age and no matter which camera, they generally are.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: It is probably a problem of this particular unit but I noticed a definite tendency to overexpose.

If you look at the samples and can not see the several that are overexposed, I would suggest you calibrate your monitor.

Alternatively and irrespectively of monitor calibration, you can download originals like, for instance, samples #2, #5 or #15 (just to reference 3 of them) open them up in PS, select "Levels" and see graphic and live proof of the overexposure.

...and no, I wouldn't expect "Ansel Adams quality out of the box" (...whatever that may be...). I just expect good metering and the correspondent non-overexposure as in most sample galleries, from most camera, from any brand right here, in DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: It is probably a problem of this particular unit but I noticed a definite tendency to overexpose.

Ah, Scorehound...the unbearable lightness of the obvious...

Actually, when someone as experienced as DPR staff are come out with a series of overexposed shots like these it strongly indicates that that particular camera (not the model, mind you) has the exposure metering biased as such.

It is quite common in serial-production cameras and it is the reason why, in addition to the AMFA, Canon has recently introduced AE Microadjustment for their top cameras (don't know if the 7DII features it).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)

It is probably a problem of this particular unit but I noticed a definite tendency to overexpose.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 21:40 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies

This is SO funny...

Brands are so embroiled in competing at any cost that they actually end up cannibalizing their own line-ups most probably, because in glorious corporate tradition, groups of persons inside are more busy taking care of their own "clout" then actually looking for the company interests.
...and then comes a photography site diligently and engagingly trying to make sense of it all by deeply analyzing (mostly) non-existing differences.

SOOO funny...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 183rd comment | 7 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)

Oh, my sweet, sweet Canon colors...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 14th comment
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (66 comments in total)

Thanks for the detailed info. Killer image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 5th comment
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