Clint Dunn

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

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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photomedium: Amazing how this top camera company after getting killed by cellphones, is unwilling or unable to implement a technology that has been routine for the last 10 years, and in a product that weighs ~1kg and costs $2k.

'Anyways, the car you drive is 1800's technology' - Holy overstatement batman. So, twin turbo, high pressure direct injection with aluminum block and heads is 1800's technology??? By the way....that's just from a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

@Stromaroma - 'I am heartened by the number of truthers posting here. I think that speaks to the scientific literacy and objectivity of people frequenting this site!'

Are you for real?? 'Scientific literacy and objectivity' is what makes fools like you think the moon landing never happened and the earth is flat??? Ok....

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
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starwolfy: I am a full frame user and I think this lens is very interesting.

24mm with an equivalence of a f2.8 24x36 DOF + a F1.4 light gathering capability is quite interesting for group pictures in low light for example.

I have plenty of F1.4 lenses and thin DOF is always the issue. I usually prefer to go up to F2.8 even in low light because of the DOF issue making me almost never use F1.4.

I think that background blurring capabilities of bright lenses is so over rated. It ads nothing to the image but an empty blur and not context.

'I think that background blurring capabilities of bright lenses is so over rated. It ads nothing to the image but an empty blur and not context.'

You're doing it wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)

I've been using Mac for 7 years now and to this day never use iPhoto. I tried it for 10 mins years ago and was turned off by the fact it doesn't allow you to determine your own folder structure. No, Apple...you do not know better than me how to organize my own workflow.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (83 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Nice! The last one is too slick for me, but those folks swimming at Brighton Beach is a delight! Brighton would be a great place for a camera testing business; lots of contrast and dynamic range.

Ha! Yes, you are correct...didn't realize that the images above were cropped until you clicked on them...so I stand corrected.
As for the name of the photographer, it makes no difference to me...your work should stand alone without riding on the credentials of work gone by. Anyway...a great photographer does not necessarily equate to a great editor. A buddy of mine takes great photos but has a hard time deleting the trash.

Now that I see the bottom swimmer isn't left out of the composition I like the photo a little better, but still it doesn't do much for me, I certainly would never buy it.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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MXC: Not impressed

Not much impresses you I bet.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 17:12 UTC

Very cool, would have been a lot of work.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 49th comment

I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 5th comment | 25 replies
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villagranvicent: Looks pretty similar to the film set they use to film the moon landing.

Oh look, the 'Truther' nutjobs out in full force. Let me guess, you think the Earth is flat too.
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (83 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Nice! The last one is too slick for me, but those folks swimming at Brighton Beach is a delight! Brighton would be a great place for a camera testing business; lots of contrast and dynamic range.

Really? The Brighton Beach photo is garbage and doesn't deserve to be included with some of the other (brilliant) photos. The guy didn't even get the composition right cutting off the bottom swimmer.

The other photo I don't get is the one of the kids jumping into the Amazon...the guy shot the photo with his own finger in the frame.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (83 comments in total)

I don't think there's a phrase I hate more than 'the decisive moment'.....seriously. It's like hearing some actor on The Tonight Show talking about 'honing their craft'. Am I the only one who finds 'the decisive moment' to be a pretentious cliche?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: I work for a rugged computer manufacturer. MIL STD-810G means basically nothing since manufacturers have wide latitude in implementing the standard.

My son has the S6 Active. He dropped it from a short height and there was a small ding in the lower left corner of the case, it stopped charging and AT&T said the ding voided the warranty.

Unless manufacturers are willing to back up their claims with real warranties that reflect the "active" intent and their advertising, these phones must still be treated as if they are fragile.

Totally agree re: manufacturers backing the phone. I bought my guys Sonim XP7's and those things are crazy rugged and come with a 3 yr warranty. The downside...the phone is bulky and the specs are pretty average...except for battery life which is awesome.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (219 comments in total)
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the Mtn Man: This seems unnecessarily labor intensive. I mean, photographers have been achieving deep focus for decades without the use of digital technology.

I guess it depends on your level of dedication and perception of what is 'acceptable' results. Personally I don't have time for this level of PS work anymore. 6-8 years ago I would spend sometimes hours processing a single photo, now I'm lucky if I spend more than 10 mins....I just can't be bothered.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
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Charles2: "the [under-exposure] issue manifests when users choose ‘Center-weighted Average Metering’ or ‘Evaluative Metering.’ "

Is this exposure issue common in general when adapting a third-party lens, for example, a Zeiss M-mount lens to a Fuji X camera?

For your example, no....M mount lenses do not have any electronics so there is no AE issues with Fuji/Sony bodies.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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mmrezaie: It is interesting that in DP says D810's ergonomics is great and Ken Rockwell says not and he hates it. I do not care anyway since I am amature and this camera is too heavy for me (street photography and D750 is better fit for me) but interesting thing is that ergonomic is very subjective. Can someone clarify if you can look at it and compare it with D750's different layout!?

It's all what you are used to. I shot Canon for years and preferred it to Nikon. After shooting Canon from the days of an EOS-3 up to my last body the 5D2 I really couldn't stand Nikon ergonomics, others prefer Nikon.//no big deal. It comes down to personal preference.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

Well I logged in but what do ya know...more of the same. Lots of narcissistic bikini clad babes flogging the latest nutritional supplement and twentysomething adventure tourist selfies taken from Mesa Arch providing such pearls of wisdom as:

'When you focus on results nothing changes, when you focus on changing you find results'.

Yeah.....

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Man, 7 years ago HDR was the big thing...now the Orton effect. The problem I have with techniques like this is that they are generally overused and very quickly become cliche.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 14th comment
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WalkerC: Yes, but I take one look at the final effect, and I know it's a Photoshop—by any name. And I've spent years of my life amongst lupines and Indian paintbrushes. In my opinion, such pictures attempt to "impress"—but I don't want to be impressed. It's too much an ego thing. I prefer just to share. The wildflowers, birds and subalpine need no promo, just as they really and truly are. They require no sales pitch.

...and subjectively I say the original image was better.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)

I just bought a Sony RX100iii and super happy with it. For me it wasn't worth shelling out the extra dough on the RX100iv to basically just get 4k. The RX100iii is a great little take anywhere camera that gives far better image quality than say an iPhone6. After all, that's the whole point of a P&S...it's got to be better than your phone or why carry it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 17:48 UTC as 49th comment

This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 17th comment | 15 replies
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