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 Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

JelleNL,

People buying Apple in order to use Aperture !?!?
Now, that must one small Apple's demographics...
:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

Unfortunately, not even the dots over the "i"s in "billions" came from Aperture.

You see, as outlandish as it might seem to you, there things Apple do that people actually don't prefer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)

NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 15:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "At first glance, the EOS M3 is everything we wanted the original M and M2 to be. "

What a curious statement, given the fact that the M2 is almost non-existent, as far as DPR is concerned.

I have told you before and I hope the M3 now makes you fully realize it.

Situations like the M2 and M3 are bound to multiply in the future as brands continue to amplify the current sub-segmentation trend and end up deciding not to release certain models in certain markets.

DPR has to decide very quickly if, editorially-wise, it wants to just be a North American site or a true global one.

They're not heavy handed. Some moderators in some forums are.
Of course, it can always be said that they are the ones choosing the moderators but I am not that sure that the "pool" to choose from is that big...There are special...how shall I put it?...characteristics...one must have in order to have forum moderation as an ambition ;)
...In any case I, for one, quite often long for the simpler Phil Askey's times...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: What I like:

That they have created 2 cameras that are clear-cut and carefullly specified for the crowd that was roar-claiming for high MPs.

What I am afraid off:

That the still-to-come 1DMKIV will still manage to clearly be understaged by the D750.

Sorry, typo...I meant "5DMKIV", of course.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: This seemingly random, almost bi-polar price policy...The new 100-400 II for 2200 EUR, this 3000EUR...!?

Are they using a dart board over there...?

Could be, could very well be...

But the overall diameter is only about 10mm more than the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED which is also quite bulbous.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lens_adventurer/4604643516/

...and it costs "only" $2000...

Ouija my friend, Ouija...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Not making the pop-up flash able to control external flashes (...the actual useful thing it would good for, given the very low GN...) is a conceptual misstep, as it forces the user to opt between the viewfinder or a speedilite on the hot-shoe, if a multiple flash set up is to be used.

..."fancy flash"..."fancy flash"....hmm...

...you mean, like a Liberace thing, in gold and encrusted with diamonds?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: This seemingly random, almost bi-polar price policy...The new 100-400 II for 2200 EUR, this 3000EUR...!?

Are they using a dart board over there...?

What is the 24-70II, then?
Entry point?...Because, if so, it was "stretched priced" when it was launched.
Specialist...? Because, if so, you better tell them they should be charging 3000EUR now.
No misolo, no...It's been more like a Ouija board exercise, the last few years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Maybe the reason for Canon not giving North Americans priority to buy this camera is something to do with economics and they recognize that the Eurozone and Far East are bigger potential markets for products like this? Whatever the reason, who cares? Wouldn't it be more interesting just to discuss the actual camera here? If Americans are so desperate to buy one, I'm sure they can do so quite easily online, probably tax free with an international warranty.

Unfortunately, although lenses warranties are Global ones, camera warranties only apply to the country or economic area where they are sold.

This means that, if you buy, say a 24-70 in the UK, travel back to the US and have a problem with the lens during the standard 1 year warranty period, Canon USA HAS to service the lens under warranty.

OTOH, if you import an M3 from Japan or Europe to the US you WILL have to send it back to Japan or Europe for warranty-related interventions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: The EOS M community has shown a good dose of support for original M (including myself), despite the scrutiny of the reviewers. That camera was a first stab Canon made regarding MILC segment. Not the best they could do, of course, but (unfortunately) in line with the ultra conservative and paranoid approach to every new product they release. New high MP cameras and M3 are the perfect examples of the scheme, it seems. Give it some but not all they can, and take some back.
Exclusion of US market for M3 saddens me. I hope that Canon is not holding the grudge against the US M enthusiasts, following the harsh reception of the reviewers of original M and will reconsider availability of this camera in all markets.

Richard,

Being polite and, now, "institutional" (via your business) as you are you're precluded to put it as it should be put, so let me do it for you.

This has an extreme "You forced us to lower prices to fire-sale levels on the original M to move stock so now you're going to pay" stench all over it.

I would love to talk to a Canon US and/or Japan top manager about this because, given the sub-strategy the "M" line encompasses (being a lead-in/complement of the EOS system), I can't see any other than a "retaliation" logic to decide this way. I would love to hear what their reasoning is.

To this extent, it is a bit puzzling how, instead of just serving as obedient and very compliant conveyors of Canon's marketing strategies, DPR staff is not "journalistic-tickled" into, precisly, obtaining that information.

...The other only possibility I see is a power stance face-off between Canon US and Canon Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)

What I like:

That they have created 2 cameras that are clear-cut and carefullly specified for the crowd that was roar-claiming for high MPs.

What I am afraid off:

That the still-to-come 1DMKIV will still manage to clearly be understaged by the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 399th comment | 2 replies
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)

This seemingly random, almost bi-polar price policy...The new 100-400 II for 2200 EUR, this 3000EUR...!?

Are they using a dart board over there...?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)

Not making the pop-up flash able to control external flashes (...the actual useful thing it would good for, given the very low GN...) is a conceptual misstep, as it forces the user to opt between the viewfinder or a speedilite on the hot-shoe, if a multiple flash set up is to be used.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)

The original EOS M did not have Wi-Fi. The EOS M2 does.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:19 UTC as 123rd comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)

"At first glance, the EOS M3 is everything we wanted the original M and M2 to be. "

What a curious statement, given the fact that the M2 is almost non-existent, as far as DPR is concerned.

I have told you before and I hope the M3 now makes you fully realize it.

Situations like the M2 and M3 are bound to multiply in the future as brands continue to amplify the current sub-segmentation trend and end up deciding not to release certain models in certain markets.

DPR has to decide very quickly if, editorially-wise, it wants to just be a North American site or a true global one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)

Curios this article does not mention lenses.

Cameras are becoming the "printers" in the photography business, when correlated with the printers/ink business model. Under that very same model, lenses are the "ink".

Canon EF lenses sales have sustained an almost logarithmic growth in the last 10-15 years.

Don't worry. Canon is fine and soon we'll be having extremely advanced DSLRs and mirrorless at heavily discounted prices.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 20:01 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 comments in total)

Excellent photos.
Thank you for promoting this. Amidst all the gear talk it is nice to know that great photos area actually being made, also.
Now, to 2015!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 42nd comment
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I would vote but I am too busy with MY favorite 2014 product, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

It is probably the most anticipated lens in Canon realm for over 5 years, one that has received extremely positive in-depth reviews in places like TDP, Photozone.DE and a "becomes a reality" short notice on DPR.

"That's because the old one was not exactly class leading."
It was, exactly, class leading, back in 1998.
Hence its popularity.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)

I would vote but I am too busy with MY favorite 2014 product, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

It is probably the most anticipated lens in Canon realm for over 5 years, one that has received extremely positive in-depth reviews in places like TDP, Photozone.DE and a "becomes a reality" short notice on DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 13:35 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)

At last, the 1DX review!

;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 15:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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