Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Why does anybody care about the video specifications of this high-grade stills camera? If I had $3000 to drop on this I'd do so for the amazing pictures it can take, not the Vimeo or YouTube clips it can record. It's an SLR, not a camcorder.

Larrytsuaz - I agree with you in part....I've no interest in video. That said....it would be stupid for Nikon to leave it out.

Hey Larry...were you one of the execs who ran Kodak??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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JamesD28: Meanwhile, Canon are still....... nowhere to be seen.

K, I'm a troll because I own/owned Canon gear (a lot of it) and yet I feel I have the right to criticize the company as their sensors need improving? Seems logical. You, aside from baiting me into this pointless tirade have not come up with a single valid point...which is what unintelligent people usually do who are unable to win an argument. I'm out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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JamesD28: Meanwhile, Canon are still....... nowhere to be seen.

Seriously Dude....re-read your posts. If you smelled a troll it's likely cus you smelled your own breath blowing back in your face.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:55 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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JamesD28: Meanwhile, Canon are still....... nowhere to be seen.

Serickmetz - I like how anyone who criticizes Canon HAS to be a troll. I've owned the Ellan II, EOS3, 20D, 5D, 1DSII, 7D, 5D2 and S90...don't believe me, check out my gallery.

Yes, Canon makes great cameras but their sensor tech is behind the times, to say otherwise is ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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JamesD28: Meanwhile, Canon are still....... nowhere to be seen.

Seriously?? I'm a Canon guy but they are WAYYYY behind in sensor tech at the moment. The 5D3 is a GREAT camera stuck with 2009 sensor tech. Canon better come up with something big in the next 6 months because many of us are tired of waiting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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JPR.lda: Message to Nikon!!!
Do you Nikon think your users are mentally retarded?
D4/D4s are only a little bit better then D3s
D810 is only a little bit better then D800
V3 is not an upgrade from V2

Is D810 your answer to D800 focus problems?, Like D610 was for dirty D600 sensor?

Where is???:
- Integrated WiFi
- standard interface across models? All my 3 Nikon camera have a different interface.
- a solution for focus problem on D800! (My D800 has been to Nikon tech support but the only lens that focus properly is 70-200 F2.8, all other lenses can only use center point).
- Wireless flash (just look at pocket wizards)
- Standard battery and charger?
- Real silent mode?

This list can go on and on, and you will not get my cash until you produce a camera that I need.

I own D3s and D800 and V2 and I am not upgrading, spending my money on a new camera that does not improve on previous cameras or solve my problems with existing models.
Pls note: after 45 years w Nikon, Sony looks very interesting.

If you don't like it don't buy it....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just make pictures"
Vernon Trent

Predator...you're not allowed to worry about all three things, they're mutually exclusive. Good photographers only use iPhones, amateurs all suck, and pros only care about the bottom line.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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Mssimo: ISO 64 should be a big deal when it comes to the numbers game (DXO-Mark) This camera might be able to hit 14.5 or 15 stops of DR. In the real world, it would be the same as the current cameras from ISO 100-6400 and about the same as canon from ISO 1600+ as far as DR.

I doubt the DR is improved at iso64...in all likelihood it is reduced. Take a 5D3 for example....iso50 is reduced DR from iso100. Just because they have enabled iso64 does not mean it is the native iso of the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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kk123: I won't buy D810. Stick to my D7100 until a D400 or D9300 with at least 8 fps comes.

full frame vs APS-C...they're not even in the same discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:38 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just make pictures"
Vernon Trent

Blah, blah, blah....yes, it's the photographer, not the camera...tell us something we don't know. Come up with a modicum of originality...really.

I get so tired of people who spout this kind of self-righteous junk...like it's something we don't already know. By the way...you're posting to a gearhead site...so of course people are here to discuss the gear. Duh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: I guess at some stage Chinese made lenses must come of age. Just as much as the first post WWII Japanese output was not accepted but within a relatively short time had finished off the bulk of camera manufacturers in Europe.

Not sure when the US camera/lens industry died - was it Polaroid and Kodak?

But I am sure there are plenty of good optical engineers and talent in the USA it has just resiled from mass production of camera objects. Right now if it is not made in Germany or Japan it cannot possibly be any good.

Alec's right...Apple is the perfect example......most of their products are of exceptional fit and finish...and all made in China.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
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Suntan: Exactly what the world needs. Even more uninspiring pictures of poorly posed people, taken in flat light, with their ears and noses completely blurred.

-Suntan

Just because you lack the thought process and creativity to use a lens like this then it must be useless...right. If you think all this is good for is 'poorly posed people with ears and noses completely blurred'....well....maybe you should shoot more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
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MikeF4Black: Who is really interested in ISO's higher than 6400? I'm not. The A7s appears to be no more than a hype.

Brownie....it's useless for me because of my catalog of 10's of thousands of images I can count one my fingers how many were shot at iso6400...and it's not because I have junk cameras. IMO it's a niche to be in the small group that actually needs that ability for high ISO.
Given the choice between high ISO ability (A7S) and resolution/dynamic range (A7R)...I would take the A7R any day of the week.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
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RichRMA: Interesting, by 25,600 ISO, detail is being clearly obliterated by the Canon and the 7R. The 7S still holds fine detail. But then who really shoots at that ISO and keeps the results?

Exactly....
A very small percentage that's who....think astrophotography and concert photogs. 99% of us would be better off with the A7/A7R.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 14:58 UTC

The results are impressive....all the cameras have decent high ISO performance. For my purposes I would take the A7R with it's higher resolution and greater dynamic range at lower ISO's. For me, I have pretty much zero need for any ISO over 6400, and in actual use rarely use anything above 3200.

It's funny...I kind of look at stratospheric ISO ratings much the same as stupidly high fps ratings....unless you have a very specific need it's a completely useless rating. 90% of the people who say they 'need' 10fps don't....same things goes for these crazy high ISO ratings.

That said...choice is good and Sony gives you three options with the A7 lineup...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 47th comment
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MikeF4Black: Who is really interested in ISO's higher than 6400? I'm not. The A7s appears to be no more than a hype.

I'm with you on this one Mike....I NEVER use any iso's above 6400...hell, I rarely even use 3200. IMO if you have clean images up to 6400 than I'm a happy camper.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
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Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.

For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.

Want.

*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.

Sure an A7 is MUCH cheaper than an (admittedly) overpriced 5D3...but a 5D3 does a LOT of things better than a A7. Basically they are completely different classes of cameras.

ISO ratings in general are completely overrated IMO....any of these cameras is more than good enough for my high ISO needs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
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Leandros S: That's nice and all, but where is the A7? And why isn't there a Nikon in the race?

It's OK Rishi...if you had used a Nikon lens and a D4 everyone from Canon would be whining 'why didn't you use a 5D3'. Basically you can't win...someone, somewhere will whine about something.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:22 UTC
On Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg article (40 comments in total)
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peterstuckings: What really interests me about this article is what Simon had to do to get DPreview to put his website address right up front and drive potentially a ludicrous amount of traffic to his site. Is there somewhere on this site I can apply to get an article and website mention about my work, please? I expect there's a fee involved but you can't put a price on this kind of PR.

What do you care if this guy gets some publicity?? You don't even post 'your work' on the DPReview galleries, nor do you link to a website...so what are you complaining about??

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (79 comments in total)
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Lawrence33: "God must have loved the amateur, he made so many."

I think that some of the Ego's here, need to get out from behind their,
'Wiz-Bang' Cameras. And take a look at the world around them.
Been at it since 1948. Earned a living at it from 1960.
By the way, what have you done lately ?

Critics are a dime apiece. Keep the change.

An ignorant young man who speaks before he thinks and dismisses the wisdom of those who have gone before him....what's new??

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 05:26 UTC
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