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 Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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wakaba: Where is the flash? Lowend cameras have them all...

Color coding is a sure sign that the marketing department is desperate because R&D failed because marketing took a wrong turn 2 cycles ago...

EOS M2 will NOT be in the European market before 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 13:26 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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wakaba: Where is the flash? Lowend cameras have them all...

Color coding is a sure sign that the marketing department is desperate because R&D failed because marketing took a wrong turn 2 cycles ago...

The EOS M2 is mentioned in the last DPP literature, so it's launch was clearly postponed by something.

Would love to hear THAT story.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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Almeida: If it was Olympus, it would be cool.
If it was Samsung, it would be ordinary.
If it was Sony, it would be bold.
If it was Pentax, it would be old news.
If it was Hasselblad, it would be tasteless.

But since it's a white Canon, then it's junk.

It IS white.
As for the high or low junk level, it will be about the same as the original black 100D.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

The 100D can be discerned in the original news site, in the photo with the red box around the logo area. Don't look directly at the box center but rather let your vision wander around it and you will see it.

So, it's a 100D in white...Way to innovate, Canon.

Next: "L" lenses in lilac.

PK

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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molnarcs: This forum has become unreadable. It's basically a troll fest, with overwhelming negativity. Any attempt at intelligent discussion is drowned in the noise. There is a more intelligent discussion of the new Nikon at Canonrumors (!) than here.

I wish dpreview had a feature where the user name could link to a portfolio. At least we could see who are actually photographers and who are just coach photographers - looks like the majority are the latter :-/

"I wish dpreview had a feature where the user name could link to a portfolio."

Well, it kind of has...Websites, Galleries and Challenges are accessible by clicking in the username.

Myself, I now almost systematically try to find ANY photographic output from a contributor I am about to engage in an exchange with for the first time.

I now usually make a point of not engaging in conversations with contributors of a photography site that make the absurd point of NOT showing any of their own photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:05 UTC

A compatibility nightmare, I would say.

One will constantly be precluded to get the module one really wants just because another, totally irrelevant little block will not work with it. Replacing THAT block will, in turn, force you to switch another one, which, in turn...You get the idea.

The cherry on top of this bitter, consumer-spanking cake would be the traditional "It's the other thing" reply one gets from any vendor when trying to get support for a non-functional item of theirs that just so unfortunately happens to work in tandem with something from another vendor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: ISO noise performance is far from impressive, right from direct observation.

I don't think I've seen such a poor ISO 200 performance from a $1250+ camera in a long time.

Also, why are so many photos in the samples gallery significantly underexposed?

I was referring to THIS camera (...and, additionally, to the output DPR has submitted to us, which may be far from the model's actual performance due to a variety of reasons).

It is curious that you felt a need to "defend" an whole format, based on the observations I made on the 2 perceived limitations in the review output.

...but, tell you what, try to compensate the second of the observations I made (the underexposure) and see how well it goes for you regarding the first one (noise at 200 ISO).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:08 UTC

This is very, very good.
I don't mean "Challenge good", I mean GOOD.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (133 comments in total)

So, basically, the Instamatic crowd is coming back to where they came from, with the added bonus of accessing the web on their devices and the sad realization that Kodak no longer can provide that "easy photography" approach.

This shouldn't be a problem.

If DSLR manufacturers didn't plan for a most expectable "shrink back" it just shows they have a feeble grasp on the logics of the specific field they chose to deal in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:48 UTC as 27th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)

ISO noise performance is far from impressive, right from direct observation.

I don't think I've seen such a poor ISO 200 performance from a $1250+ camera in a long time.

Also, why are so many photos in the samples gallery significantly underexposed?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 08:49 UTC as 112th comment | 8 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Pending on they actually perform (both cameras AND lenses), this might very well turn out to be IT.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:42 UTC as 464th comment
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PhotoKhan: Landscapes at 1:1 not looking like a compromise...It must then be my untrained eyes that keep compromisingly-wondering to the blank left and right sides of those amputated Scottish scenery images.

Ah...If only Andrew Lesnie knew he could have shot those monumental New Zealand landscapes for LOTR in 1:1 format...the fool...

(If Apple keeps pumping hard on those money bags we'll soon have Annie Leibovitz back from a new gig in Buckingham Palace, saying how QEII was THE perfect Instagram subject)

Well, when a seasoned NG photographer states that photographing landscapes in 1:1 doesn't "feel like he was settling for second best" or "the pictures did not look like compromises" what do you think is happening?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:18 UTC

...And yet another trend set by Apple: "Innovation", legal-style.
Hey! Maybe hipsters drive themselves to extinction by loop-suing back and forth their "cute" hats designs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 09:27 UTC as 71st comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

From the test I get the impression that the camera does not allow for separate AF adjustments for OVF Focus and Dual Pixel AF.

If this is true, it is a serious limitation.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 09:18 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On M. C. Escher-staircase in the It's comp-licated challenge (4 comments in total)

Stunning...Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:18 UTC as 1st comment

Landscapes at 1:1 not looking like a compromise...It must then be my untrained eyes that keep compromisingly-wondering to the blank left and right sides of those amputated Scottish scenery images.

Ah...If only Andrew Lesnie knew he could have shot those monumental New Zealand landscapes for LOTR in 1:1 format...the fool...

(If Apple keeps pumping hard on those money bags we'll soon have Annie Leibovitz back from a new gig in Buckingham Palace, saying how QEII was THE perfect Instagram subject)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:06 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On image in the Heart Shaped challenge (6 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Really...!?

https://www.google.pt/search?q=book+ring+heart&client=firefox-a&hs=5SZ&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FxFUUuSsOKWy7AaxzoDADw&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=1109&dpr=1

I have to admit, I am sour about the subject.

Last year I entered a national contest under the subject "Gender Equality" submitted a photo of a female first officer of mine photographed, in flight, with a beautiful dusk sky outside, only to have it trumped by, admittedly, better photos, yes, but also by an "exercise" like this, which snatched an "Honorable Mention".
It's like some judging people don't have Internet...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:53 UTC
On image in the Heart Shaped challenge (6 comments in total)

Really...!?

https://www.google.pt/search?q=book+ring+heart&client=firefox-a&hs=5SZ&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FxFUUuSsOKWy7AaxzoDADw&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=1109&dpr=1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 14:04 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies

Seeing the comments here, I feel like you forgot #11, Lauren:

- Prove how disconnected "Connect" is from its user base.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:52 UTC as 2nd comment

Superior, superior photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 8th comment
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