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 article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Got love the way the AF point illumination is sold as an improvement that "can NOW remain lit red when focusing", function of "feedback from wedding and event photographers"

Since previous 1D already had it, including the 2 levels of brightness possible adjustment, I am left with this feeling that features might be being removed only to come back in alternate models as "improvements".

???...How is it so?

How is a functionality that already existed but was blunder-dropped and is now re-introduced a "step forward"?

...if anything, it is a "2 step-backward in the right direction".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: 1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

2.

That, together with not having touch enabled on the LCD screen during playback is clearly a function of design and engineering teams becoming to engulfed in the project and loosing perspective.

Canon would really benefit by creating a permanent panel of actual photographers to step in before the final product specs are closed and "catch" these little idiotic, easily fixable shortcomings.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

They do but asking is not necessarily listening, as we all know.

Add to this the fact that, as I mentioned and you so conveniently are helping to prove, most people don't have the imagination, to realize how useful an articulated LCD can by in multiple, MULTIPLE scenarios and you might have an idea why the message is not getting across at Canon...because at Nikon it already has started to.

As for possibly asking but certainly not listening, how else can you explain a touch-enabled LCD with touch control not available during the play back function?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

I never had a problem with "video on DSLR".

It fell under my philosophy of not fretting about a functionality that I don't use if does not bring along anything negative for the overall package, operationally-wise.

However, this migration to CFast, mostly due to the requirements of 4K throughput, may present problems, as immediately noticed by Jordan Stead, a pro.

It is the first time this happens since video was introduced on DSLRs and I hope that it does not mark the beginning of a trend.

I would hate for DSLR lenses to become larger and heavier on account of fitting each zoom with an motor only to please videographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 95th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

I can't understand how these fidgety, tiny AF point selections joysticks keep flying with pros.

I know AF point selection may alternatively be controlled with the quick dial but why does Canon keep including a dedicated control that is so difficult to...well...control.

I wonder how many more 1D/5D interactions we must have before it is finally realized that a track-ball with a "click-in-to-select" is the obvious way to go.

(Eye-tracking, of course, would be better still but I am not holding my breath over it.)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:45 UTC as 96th comment | 7 replies
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

Way to stay on topic...
Let me steer you back to the point.
That assertion that articulated LCD screens "add a weak point for weathersealing and heavy usage"?
It's an urban myth.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:26 UTC
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)

Got love the way the AF point illumination is sold as an improvement that "can NOW remain lit red when focusing", function of "feedback from wedding and event photographers"

Since previous 1D already had it, including the 2 levels of brightness possible adjustment, I am left with this feeling that features might be being removed only to come back in alternate models as "improvements".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:21 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

The fact that it is continuously absent in PJ cameras is even more puzzling.
There are only 2 types of PJs: the ones that know the advantages of a articulated LCD and the ones that soon discover them, after having used it in a "crowd-melee" public event for the first time.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:06 UTC

Dammit...!

I am a 55 year-old man who wants to finally detach and see the world under a cynical-eye.

I'm told that it must be so as we get older but I am having trouble with the process.

Now I have to further emote and be inspired?

You're not helping, Chris Koch...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 4th comment

There's something seriously wrong with those samples.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

"bash", "fanboy", "scared". "enemy brand"...Wow!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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PhotoKhan: From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

You seem to be hooked on the "scared" bit.

It doesn't make any sense, not for me as photographer nor on account of what has been shown coming from this camera.

For me because, I am the least Canon fanboy you can find among Canon users. If fact, I am a Canon shooter by mere chance.

For what has been posted from the camera because, unless you were talking about competition with early Canon full frames, it seems there's nothing to compete with.

In fact the output only seems to promise an heightened punch line for a very long, strenuous joke.

I strongly advise you to quickly develop a sense of humor because, it seems, it will be sorely needed.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
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PhotoKhan: From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

Alex, tease away...

...but, also go and investigate the "The Secret Long Life of The Pentax Full Frame DSLR".

If you, at least, don't giggle with its predicaments you're devoid of a sense of humor.

...and if you are lacking one you're in for a rough ride because I have this suspicion that "Spring 2016" might turn into "Fall 2016" (...as the previous Falll turned into this Spring...) and that, when it finally arrives, it will be supremely funny, if those 4 tiny, tiny photo samples are anything to go by.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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PhotoKhan: From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

Oh...and I mean "exist" like taking photos, not being in them.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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PhotoKhan: From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

I don't know if there are users of any brand afraid of any competition. If there are, they don't make sense because, it is well known, competition drives evolution.

Still, for something to compete it must first exist.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:50 UTC

From mock-up to teaser site, to mock-up behind a glass, to teaser photos...
There's no limit to what Pentax can do.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 103rd comment | 14 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: The more I see images in 4:3, the more I find this the worst format of them all.

Exactly.

At least 1:1 makes for very strong compositional statements.

I think of 4:3 as the "vanilla-meh" of narrative aspects ratios. I find it good for portraiture but weak for mostly everything else.

It takes a wizzard like Wes Anderson to actually make it work. I find him to be one of the most visually-engaging modern directors and couldn't but be in awe with the scenes from the 30's he shot with this aspect ratio in "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

The fact the he pulled 4:3 (actually, 1.37:1) off so brilliantly, especially with the architectural lines play, shows the kind of visual genius he is.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I wonder if it is this time around that the Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM profile is finally featured...

Most excellent :)
Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 23:38 UTC

I wonder if it is this time around that the Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM profile is finally featured...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

The more I see images in 4:3, the more I find this the worst format of them all.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 13 replies
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