Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Dec 2, 2008

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On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (107 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'll miss that great Chinese quality.

You do know that Apple makes all of their products in China...right?? China is no different than anywhere else...there is good and bad production. it all depends on who you use.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1295 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

@nerd2 - You're comparing budget Canikon 85mm 1.8 lenses to the pro series. There is no comparison in build quality between the georgeous Fuji 56mm 1.2 and the plasticky Canon 85mm 1.8. The pro spec Canon 85mm is $2100 vs $1000 for a 56mm 1.2

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1295 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

@TakePictures - No, I am not saying you need to be a better photographer to shoot FF...my opinion is buy whatever you can afford and whatever you enjoy. What I AM saying is that the benefits of FF are lost for the most part on amateurs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1295 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

Not exactly....full frame lenses to mount on your 'cheaper' full frame camera are generally still more expensive (for similar quality/speed). To your second point....if a 'bad photographer' just wants better 'background separation'...then he falls into the 'can afford fullframe' club.

Trust me...there are plenty of people with more money than skill, take a look at flickr:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1295 comments in total)

Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 312th comment | 13 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (574 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: I'm seriously considering selling all my Canon lenses and my old 5D mkI to finance the purchase of a D750 and one really good super wide angle lens. What do you all think?

@Wayne - I don't blame you...but for me I'm moving from a 5D2 to the A7II. I have shot Canon for years but I don't need a 'one camera does all' solution anymore. I always felt that's what Canikon's strength was...you could get away doing sports/landscape/weddings etc in one body. I now shoot strictly for pleasure, so what makes me happy is shedding weight and pure image quality, which the A7II has in spades.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)
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jorg14: Granted for a working pro in a studio situation (rare for most of us) the Pentax would be a good tool. But do you really need the IQ the Pentax has over a good FF camera? Do your customers actually see the difference?
For years I've lusted over full frame to replace my Leica M3 of old. But now I've come to the conclusion that APS-C is more than enough. In fact my latest toy is the Sony RX1002 and I've gotten some amazing pictures.

You know it's funny...I remember when the Canon 1DSII came out and at fullframe 16MP it was revolutionary at the time. A TONNE of landscape photographers produced work with that camera but honestly my X-Pro1 produces better image quality today than my 1DSII ever did.

It's pretty amazing the options we have now...for my money the D810 is the best bang for the buck.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)
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The Davinator: I've been enjoying my 645Z for a few months now. It is a fantastic tool that gives 4x5 film a serious run for its money. Once you get used to its files for landscape, 35mm FF seems puny in comparison.

EssexAsh - Personally I would take a 645Z over film 4x5 any day of the week...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

You had to edit that 3 times..really?? Maybe go for a 4th because you're still wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW: Apparently reading and comprehension are not your strong suit....you introduced mangled bodies and exploding tumors (bizarre as that is) to the conversation, not I.

Your comment, 'those yelling that this can’t be softcore porn that have the most to lose' is even more bizarre. Why, in the world would ANYONE turn to DPReview for so called 'soft-core porn'?? Really, if that is your thing there are literally thousands of better sites.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW: So, now you are comparing a picture of a girl in a hat to mangled bodies in a car crash? Once again, I find nothing offensive about the photo so no, I still don't get your point. Also, I never said that every photo is suitable for DPReview....I said that there was nothing wrong with THIS photo.

I'm sensing you have some deep seated issues you should deal with as it now appears that you associate women with erupting tumors and mangled car wreck victims. Were you a fan of David Cronenberg's movie Crash???

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW : You see the difference is YOU implied that there is something WRONG with the photo by suggesting it isn't fit for DPReview. Clearly YOU were making the connection between sex and inappropriateness...not me! It is NOT a sexual image, and even if it was I would have no issue with it. Gawd, you suckered me in to your time waste vortex again....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:24 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowAboutRAW

Man, you are unbelievable....so, let me get this straight. You call this innocent image 'soft porn' yet somehow I (who take no issue with it) am the one who supposedly thinks that sex is dirty and 'can't be in public'??? Really??

Dude, if you get off on this pic that's fine..really...fly at er' but there's much better stuff on the internet if that is what you are in to.

Also....what is with you and her hands?? 'The hands aren't sexual, it's the placement'....what is THAT all about?? Her hands are on her neck....in what world is that a sexual innuendo?? Like I stated earlier it looks more to me like she is relaxing as opposed to 'gettin' jiggy with it'.

You have taken a completely benign subject and attempted to sexualize it. I'm done arguing with you, this is just stupid now. Correction, it was stupid 5 or 6 responses ago.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

Dude...you're the one sexualizing the image....not me! You stated it in your own words...'the facial expression and the hands'. Why does her facial expression and hands need to be sexual??? She is wearing a sun hat...perhaps she is imagining she is on a beach somewhere enjoying the heat of the afternoon sun on her...

See what I mean:) It's ok, you're sexually frustrated, we get it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW - Wow....fully clothed model showing the slightest amount of cleavage is softcore porn??? I guess in your world if she bared an ankle it would turn into hardcore porn?? This isn't the Victorian era my friend...and you are definitely alone on your opinion here.

It's kind of funny that you are trying to project your own sexual deviance/desires on the rest of us lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)

Cool pic, but a little too 'blue' for my personal taste. The thing that I find most interesting is what a hack I must be in the PS department...even after 10+ yrs of using it. Quite a while ago I resorted to Nik Effex and programs like Viviza. Literally 10 mins of some local selections and Bang! I'm done...a heck of a lot easier and the quality is very good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 12th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW - Are you serious??? Softcore porn?? Really??? Do you live in Utah?? Would you prefer a Burkah??

Give me a break...never thought I would see the day where a slight bit of cleavage was classified as 'softcore porn'.

Nice pic by the way..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 17:51 UTC

'We will not be accepting any entries taken on film.'

Interesting....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (644 comments in total)
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atone2: Totally uninteresting before Fujifilm get rid of the ridiculous x-trans filter array. One must be blind not to see the awful rendering of x-trans rawfiles, especially in Lightroom. My original X100 still has much better IQ than the newer models. Money saved, wooha! :-)

I've got a tonne of razor sharp X-Pro1 files....the whole XTrans thing is overblown for 90% of the photos taken.
Take a look for yourself: https://www.flickr.com/photos/60455482@N00/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (644 comments in total)
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Jogger: Its a bit too large for what it is. Might as well get something like an RX1 at that size.

@BarnET - Smaller is not always better....I find the RX1 is too small in my hands.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
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