Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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On DxOMark Mobile report: HTC One M9 post (6 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I'm a huge HTC fan, IMO they're phones are awesome and the build quality is top notch. That said, why is HTC the only phone manufacturer on Earth who can't seem to get a decent camera into their phones??? My latest phone is an Apple for this very reason...if HTC could sort out a decent camera I would buy the M9 in a heartbeat.

Ramsey, the whole point of shooting with a phone is it is supposed to be convenient and easy...if I want to shoot RAWs I'll drag along my real camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
On White House ban on photos and social media has ended article (46 comments in total)

So....flash photography is prohibited but you have to use a P&S. So, basically you will now have thousands of tourists rolling through who do not even know how to turn the flash off on their iPhone let alone their P&S. How do they plan on controlling that??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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zorgon: As usual, one person has had it.

Actually...multiple people have had this camera since Jan:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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MarcMedios: More blah blah blah from Leica. Why would anyone settle for fixed lenses for $4,500? It seems that being tied to the lens that some marketing guy in Germany decided was "right for you" is surrendering your personal choice as a photographer. I have nothing against this Leica (yet) or its price... but having a single lens fixed there... forever... nah. I'll pass.

Well MarcMedios...I like how the term P&S is now some sort of dirty insult. Last I checked, this 'P&S' allows you to shoot full manual....and everything I said in my post is true...so what exactly are you disputing?? Sure, it's expensive for a fixed lens camera but the quality is top notch. Don't like then don't buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
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jiijiiviivii: Why would any NORMAL person pay that much money for this?

HowAboutRaw - Yes, you are correct but the point being the majority of an iPhone6 or MacBook Pro are made anywhere BUT the USA where Apple is based.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:33 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This camera is exciting.

Anybody who gets to own this won't be here on forums anymore...

They would be doing something more worthy.

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I don't shoot Sony or Nikon...but it would be a very easy decision for me given a choice between the two. I'm done with DSLR's.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This camera is exciting.

Anybody who gets to own this won't be here on forums anymore...

They would be doing something more worthy.

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Yes RichRMA, I agree with you:) Semantics...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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jiijiiviivii: Why would any NORMAL person pay that much money for this?

Dude, I didn't answer your question because I don't know...but as I already said I don't care! What's with you people who like to bash the likes of Cosina. I've owned numerous Zeiss ZM mount lenses made by Cosina and build and image quality are superb.

If it makes you feel better to think Germans running around in lederhosen are building your lenses then good for you. Here's a hint...anybody with the right equipment and training can make a superb product. Apple outsources everything to China as an example.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Canon is not sleeping - they just don't pay any attention.

Really? I was unhappy with the IQ from my 7D and sold it...years ago. To each their own I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I put the brakes on my Canon gear spending over two years ago... Man am i glad I did.

If that story about AF performance of Canon lenses on the A7RII is true....then Canon better be very, very worried.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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PhotoRotterdam: This is a story about a Sony camera, and the comments are about Canon and Nikon cameras...

Thematic is right...Canon especially is so full of themselves and stuck in 2006. I was a 10+year user of MANY Canon cameras and lenses but sold everything. It became apparent long ago that unless you are willing to shoot, big, heavy DSLR's there was nothing worth shooting from Canon that would be coming anytime soon.

Personally I shoot a Leica but I think people in general are gravitating to cameras like the A7 for the superb image quality and smaller size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This camera is exciting.

Anybody who gets to own this won't be here on forums anymore...

They would be doing something more worthy.

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Haha...was that an attempt at humor?? 30% of the people who buy the A7RII will post online ad nauseum to justify their purchase, and then sell it 6 months later when the A9 is announced....and the cycle continues.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: BOOM! Take that Sony! Canon has GPS for their flagship Full Frame DSLR. Everyone knows that GPS is the single most important thing you can possibly have for taking pictures.

Actually even this GPS addition is a bust...why not build it into the camera in the first place instead of making you mount it on the hotshoe....what if you want GPS and to use a flash??

For the record I could care less about GPS in a camera...just sayin'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
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jiijiiviivii: Why would any NORMAL person pay that much money for this?

CorrectionMan - If the build and image quality are there then it could be outsourced to Mars for all I care.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
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Jim Salvas: The problem with the price is that this is a fully depreciable product. If you just bought the lens, it would likely cost at least $3500, but it would depreciate very, very slowly, if at all. Here, you're getting an almost-free camera body, but it will drag down the value of that lens every year until the combo is virtually worthless.

A lens bought with an M8 body is still worth almost full price and maybe even more. The body is worth only a quarter of its original price. The whole Q will depreciate at body rates.

Maybe Leica will come up with a way to cut the lens off and put it on a Q-2.

Yes, but the Q with 28mm Summilux is $4500, whereas the M mount (and slightly faster f1.4) Summilux is $6000. So...one could argue you are already getting a 'discount' on your lens:)

Assuming you can get batteries for it, there is no reason the Q won't be just as capable 15 yrs from now as it is today. People seem caught up in having to 'upgrade' just because something newer and better comes along.

I don't know about you, but I don't buy cameras as an 'investment'...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
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BeaverTerror: So, for four grand, I could get this, or the A7R II.

Hmm...

It all depends on your perspective...another way of looking at it is this:

The new 28mm Summilux is $6k....or I could buy this (almost as fast) 28mm Summilux with a camera attached for $4500

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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rsf3127: Not that someone has asked, but I will tell why I would not buy this:
- I can probably get better IQ for less money.
- I can get more features (e.g. video) for less money.
- MF only sucks sometimes.

But I understand those who are going to buy this.

It is just that for me a camera is an equipment and not something to baby or to treasure.

First off, the Leica Q is AF with the ability to MF. Secondly, you may or may not be able to get 'better IQ for less money', but with what other comprimises??

There are those who 'get' Leica and those who don't. I will admit that before I used one I didn't 'get' it myself. If you appreciate superb craftsmanship then you will apreciate Leica. If that is not important to you then yes, there is likely cheaper options for you eith equal or better IQ.

I tell you one thing, my Fuji X-Pro1 feels like a hollow shell next to my M240.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
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backayonder: Yes of course I would love to own a Leica and just one lens but I have to laugh at your statement in the first image where the camera is sitting in the palm of your hand.

"The red dot sits where the viewfinder should be"

One of the most important things on a camera has been replaced with a RED DOT ! And it will still sell

Of course it will sell....EVF's (like em or hate em) are the way of the future...OVF's will eventually go the way of the dodo bird. I used to hate the idea of an EVF till I used a good one...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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jiijiiviivii: Why would any NORMAL person pay that much money for this?

Define normal??? I would buy this camera for sure...I've been wanting a 28mm lens for my M240 but instead I can buy the Q which has a f1.7 lens attached to it for less money than the 28mm Summilux.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Should've used the 36MP sensor instead! But FF+28mm 1.7 is perfect. I have a poorman's version of this in the form of a Sony NEX 5R + Sigma 19mm 2.8 (with better hip shooting ability with the tilting LCD)

Are you really mentioning a NEX5R and a Sigma 19mm 2.8 in the same breath as a full frame Leica with a fast 28mm f1.7 lens matched to the sensor?? OK, if you say so....whatever makes you feel better about using what ya already got:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
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