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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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.

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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
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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.

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...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
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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Tripeiro: Will this really be assembled in Germany or in Portugal like most non Panasonic Leicas? Isn`t this camera mostly a Panasonic assembled in Europe? Regardless this "made in" snobbery is rather ridiculous, China and other places produce very hight quality products, as good or better than those made in Germany, Switzerland or whatever.

Like many, many other Leica cameras it is probably made in Portugal and then sent to Germany to have the external case and logo applied so it can be branded "Made in Germany".

The way they go about trying to avoid making public the fact that they actually are made in Portugal, while benefiting from the extremely competent and specialized workforce that used to work for the late "Reguladora" for a significant part of their camera's output makes them kind of "douchbaggy".

...but, then again, that's part of the demographics they aim for, so...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:28 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)
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Chet Meyerson: So what such a big deal with not disclosing the price he received? Did he sign a non-disclosure agreement?

He probably received "peanuts", hence the reservation.

It's just the way this world works: Creators are systematically give the short end of the stick.

In cinema, then. I find it a-m-a-z-i-n-g the way screenplay writers (...the actual story creators, the ones without whom there would have been no film to begin with...) names are buried in the credits and how they are replaced without a second thought, at the producers whims.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (581 comments in total)

My dear, dear Canon colors...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 64th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)

Gotta love all the insecure comparisons with other cameras in this "Comments" section.

This a UNIQUE (...and, seemingly, excellent) camera.

If you need it, buy one. If not, enjoy your cameras, give it a rest and celebrate the innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 105th comment | 6 replies
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)

Coherent, pungent and just plain beautiful.
Well done, Tamas Dezso.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Smörgåsbord - The camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 60th comment
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)
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Mr Seeker: I see some myths here that should be debunked, since the devs have been asked about it over and over again on the indiegogo page:
- It wont upload to a "cloud". You get 32 RAW images that you can send to their cloud service.
- Images are stored on an internal sd card of the panono, and can be retrieved by bluetooth or wifi (and can be read by a computer).
- Your phone is used to control settings and download raw images from the device. It wont send images over your data plan if you dont want to.
- Fishing string does work the same way as the pole. Just need a small screw and a pin.
- There is a picture taken with a mini-chopper, so its possible.

Please, do read their indiegogo page carefully before commenting that it is "useless".

#massimogori,

You can.
It doesn't reflect badly on Panono.
It does not bode well for you, though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:03 UTC
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