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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Wikipedia does not need this bad press.

Someone in charge should see the possible negative impact on an organisation that counts heavily on our collective goodwill and order the photo to be removed ASAP.

PK

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 66th comment | 7 replies
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (148 comments in total)
In reply to:

ArcaSwiss: You're cramming this website with more and more useless articles. All the while not bothering to review Canon 1DX. Something smells rotten.

(continued)

Still lacking reviews of long-ago launched but current DSLRs while keeping justifying their nonexistence with the time it took for a manufacturer to provide a review sample at launch time sounds more like bitter payback than a sensible explanation.

...but, hey, as ArcaSwiss so aptly put it, at least we DO have these "Drobian" reviews, right?

(...if this sound harsh and you feel DPR efforts are not appreciated, please know it is not so. You see, I have this peculiarity: I usually only go to the trouble of criticizing what I love.)

PK

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (148 comments in total)
In reply to:

ArcaSwiss: You're cramming this website with more and more useless articles. All the while not bothering to review Canon 1DX. Something smells rotten.

@Barney,

That was a tongue-in-cheek reference to how the repeated lack of reviews of some of the 2 major DSLR manufacturers flagship models over the years has (not) been explained and how it seems so hard , for some of DPR staff and moderators, to understand that such reviews absences in the most important photography site on the Net are as conspicuous as the lack of a review from a top model from a major car manufacturer would be in a best-selling cars magazine.

Those who love to write about cars, while also loving to drive normally have special enthusiasm when given the opportunity to test and write about those top models.

Those who love to write about photographic cameras, while also loving photography should also normally get a kick out of reviewing those flagships.

(continued)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (148 comments in total)
In reply to:

ArcaSwiss: You're cramming this website with more and more useless articles. All the while not bothering to review Canon 1DX. Something smells rotten.

Oh,oh!...Don't go there.
You'll be forcibly-explained, with nonsensical arguments, how it actually makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 19:05 UTC

Curious editorial line.
Some forum moderators, for instance, could very well consider it "bashing".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 54th comment
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)
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six34sigma: If the camera makers want declines in sales to stop they need to incorporate technology like this into their cameras. This should not be an add on. Get with the modern world Nikon/Canon.

....errr...but they are "getting with the modern world".
My Canon M2 has Wi-Fi remote control capability.

I see products like this CASE with a very limited life scope.

Funnily enough, in the very near future, I would need my M2 to have wired remote control capability also, something it does not feature.

(I am a future ADA user)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:30 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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dcshooter: Leave it to Leica to present a point and shoot with a horribly crippled interface, excruciatingly slow load time, middling image quality (have you looked at the supposedly "nuce" images attached to this article?) for something supposedly high-end, and poor ergonomics, and claim that it is revolutionary and merits a nearly $2k pricetag.

As usual, the Leica sycophants will drool all over it, but it's becoming increasingly sad to watch this once-proud company lift its leg to its own legacy. Unfortunately, a luxury price tag does not equal relevance in the digital age, and the technical and advantages they had in the film era which, while overstated, were at least real, simply aren't there any more.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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coso dp: Not considering price it's basically a Canon EOS M in an awesome metal chassis.

Yes, I understand the limitations (almost impossibility) of reviewing a camera that only exists in some selected Far-East countries.

But I feel you could list it in the Product Database, if for anything else, for the sake of completeness.

If and when the M3 is launched the DB will look strange without an M2 in-between the M1 and M3, don't' you think?

More "significant cameras market fragmentation" cases like these could emerge and you must decide if you want to be a global reference site or just a "regional" (no matter how widely) one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 07:57 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

The sample photos look excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 64th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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coso dp: Not considering price it's basically a Canon EOS M in an awesome metal chassis.

@Richard Butler,

Is the focusing faster than the M2?
...or is it the case that, besides not listing it in the 2013 list of Canon cameras, DPR has actually decided it does not exist?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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67gtonr: DPR praises Leica for doing something that Canon did with the EOS M two years ago, except that everything the Leica does the Canon does better!

@quezra

Focus speed on the M2 is not a factor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.

New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.

Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.

It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.

.

Wow...It is clear you Americans don't "get" this system.
No wonder it has so little support from Canon USA.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:41 UTC

Excellent...!
Tests please :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 27th comment
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.

New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.

Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.

It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.

.

...errr...I CAN control my EOSM2 via the Wi-Fi app.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 01:13 UTC

I am SO excited...2014 is, indeed "The Canon Year".
If only we could get some new Powershots...oh!...Wait...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 44th comment

It becomes boring (...and motion-sickness-inducing...!) at, exactly, the third shot.

The beauty of "bullet effect shots" is the translation or wrap-movement AROUND the subject.

They should have determined, at the very start of the project, that putting the cameras on bi-dimensional arch would only put out a "meh!" effect.

THIS is a great use of the effect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZPmABrLu8

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:57 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

Canon uses patented, "home brewed" fluorite (artificially crystallizing calcium fluoride turned into fluorite) to include a very low optical dispersion index element into the design of some of their EF lenses, most notably their Super Telephoto offers.

Nikon tells us they will now be using fluorine (the element, whose primary mineral source is, wouldn't you know, calcium fluoride, CaF2) to make non-sticky front lenses.

(cont.)

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 49th comment

(cont.)

I hope they find other, more optical-enhancing, applications for this useful element and its subsidiary materials, because I have it for years that it is precisely the fluorite use that makes Canon Super Telephotos superior to Nikons, as it can be verified both by looking at MTF charts from similar long FLs telephotos offers from both brands or simply by being amazed how stunning a F/2.8 shot taken with, say, a Canon 400mm with low cast afternoon natural light looks like.

If not, I'll reserve the need for fluorine, as used by Nikon, for the rare moments I will let 5 years-olds use their crayons with my lenses.

PK

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 50th comment
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (134 comments in total)

Can't we add sequential multiple POV and movement to the DOF variations?...Oh, wait...I guess that's cinema!

These departures from "hardcore" photography are quite interesting to play with but, inevitably and self-conflictingly, they tend to deny the essence of photography, not broadening it.

First it was the need to have a computer to show something that used to be passed around, directly, hand-to-hand in a sensible and always usable way. Now, it seems, an electrically-driven device is not enough. We'll have install and run a specific pieces of software to see "photographs" the way they were created for.

Next...?...Sensory deprivation tanks with neural implants so we can fully enjoy those gorgeous 360º, multi-mapped artistic images, I guess.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 15th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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mrschmo: The direction this is heading is banning drones everywhere.

...Really...!?...Why then this feeling that Amazon (...and the likes of it...) will get away with it, in the not-so-distant future?

Drones can impact the wilderness experience, that's absolutely and undeniably true.

...but I'll be the all-might-dollar and good lobbying will just surrender our "domesticated", home-quite experiences without so much as 1/10 of the reservations.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:30 UTC
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