Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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evandijken: But that price...!!

Joelmusician...we all know the X100S is a great camera...but the problem is that it doesn't mount so well to the end of my XPro1.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:40 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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stupidisanart: Anyone else have an issue with fuji with reliability?

Yes...me. When I bought my XPro1 and 35mm 1.4 the lens stopped working in the first 3 hrs I used it....the AF would try to work but something disengaged within the lens body.

That was two years ago....everything been good since (with a replacement lens).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:37 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Alastair Norcross: Looks pretty good. Maybe even as good as the Canon EF-M 22mm F2 pancake, and only 9 times the price. I suppose you pay a lot for that extra stop (and size and weight).

Yes...and just think, you get to connect that plastic EF-M lens to that inspiring EOS-M that is flying off the shelves.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:35 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: The lack of chromatic aberration and minimal distortion looks impressive, too bad about the sensor and its chronic softness. Nice legs - shame about the face - The monks.

I've shot thousands of images with my XPro1 too...and very rarely do I get a soft pic or an image otherwise ruined by the 'watercolour' effect.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:33 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Like (almost) all Fuji lenses it's obviously excellent. But if I was that excited about a 35mm lens to spend this much, I'd just get the X100. I don't dispute that 35mm is a great general purpose focal length but for portraits and out of focus backgrounds? To each his own.

Dude...the lens is for people like me who bought an XPro1/E1....it's not like many of us would buy the 23(35)mm as our only lens..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:29 UTC
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)

Seriously...still no Fuji XTrans support????

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (199 comments in total)

Is it just me or does anyone else think it's just pure lunacy to take an ILC camera underwater without using a dedicated diving case?? Not in a million years would I trust the lens gasket to keep water out....or to submerge the camera in salt water...just crazy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale article (106 comments in total)
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deeohuu: "Rare photos". What an odd phrase. What is rare about them? Think about it. Any definition that sort of works means that the vast majority of photos are "rare".

@deeohuu: Don't be so daft...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: 35mm is good for 95% of my photography. The other 5% I can live without;

I can live without expensive gear sitting unused on the shelf just because I thought I may need it for that 5%. Got to trim down the fat.

I totally agree about excessive gear....I recently sold a 100mm macro (awesome lens) because I never used it, and a couple of Leica lenses that I was holding on to 'just in case' I ever bought another Leica rangefinder.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:28 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji is rumoured to be following Sony and releasing both a fixed lens FF camera (RX1/R competitor) and an FF ILC and lenses based on their existing mount. It will be interesting if they are able to extrans those sensors.

Come on now Abrasive....if Fuji released a full frame version of the X100, or even better an XPro1...it would sell like hotcakes. Why do you think the Sony A7 was such a big deal.....(hint, it's the full frame sensor).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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ulfie: OMG ... $799 for a plain-vanilla 35mm f2.8 lens. That's not good. Period.

Dimit....it depends on the performance. If...and I mean IF it performs to the Zeiss name then ok, maybe it's worth it. BUT, when you can buy a Canon 35mm f2 with IS for $550......then price is a valid question.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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hip2: still no GPS, and still the same viewfinder resolution :(
a letdown

weather sealed body is nice though !

...and still no coffee maker....what a pile of junk. Maybe at 41 I'm just too old to understand why GPS is considered such an important feature for a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I'm amazed at how bad the XPro file looks in comparison (RAW files)...certainly not my experience with it. For what it's worth I'm a long time Canon guy so no axe to grind..

Ditto Dave

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 20:24 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Look at that gigantic bulky camera. Good luck fitting that in your jacket pocket. Might be popular with old guys who need to show how big their gear is because their anatomical gear is too small.

Seriously...how clueless are you. You probably complain that the AF is too slow on the Fuji X series...and that they don't do 8fps etc etc. Here's a hint....the 70D is not meant to be a pocketable camera.

Here's another hint...you want a camera that does everything....size is the compromise. You don't need that...go buy something smaller.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

I'm amazed at how bad the XPro file looks in comparison (RAW files)...certainly not my experience with it. For what it's worth I'm a long time Canon guy so no axe to grind..

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 04:24 UTC as 342nd comment | 2 replies
On Stock Android HTC One announced post (7 comments in total)
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DezM: A little late HTC. Should've been from the get-go

Nope...the regular HTC One with Sense is awesome. I think many people don't realize how much you lose going 'pure' Android.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 19:02 UTC
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)

I've been using digital camera since 2001....not once have I ever had a corrupted memory card...just sayin'.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 19:01 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
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GaryJP: For all kinds of reasons, including living on the edge of a very repressive political system, I do not trust cloud computing. If the authorities can remove your access to the "cloud" and your programs depend on that, you can do NOTHING. It's a dangerous move for those who don't live in Western style democracies.

Exactly. My IT guys were trying to convince me to convert all of our companies Office licenses to Office 365 (Cloud)....I don't think so!! Let's see....Patriot Act gives the Gov't access to all of your confidential info.....

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 04:24 UTC
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ch01: Reading from the statements, it's not about controlling pirating, they want a continuous stream of *larger* income...

I'm sure the subscription model will be cracked too....but as it stands you need to 'connect' through the net at least every 30 days. With any of the other 'cracked' versions there was never a need to 'connect' unless you wanted an updated version.

I'm not saying they will be successful, but theoretically the subscription model should be less susceptible to piracy. It's like currency...just because there will always be counterfeiters doesn't mean the Treasury stops looking for anti-counterfeit measures....

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 04:19 UTC
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Clint Dunn: The biggest problem with what Adobe is doing is that it leaves people with very little options. Don't want to pay for a subscription?? OK, fine, good luck opening that proprietary RAW file from that fancy new Fuji/Canon/Nikon/Pentax in your $600 copy of CS6 in a year's time.

I don't know about you guys but if the camera makers standardized with say dng files I could live with CS6 for the next 10 years easily.

Oh use the SW that came with your camera you say?? Oh yes, back to Silkypix....the joy. Admittedly it isn't Adobe's fault the camera makers are too stupid to standardize a RAW format, but they are about to alienate a LOT of people with their new business model.

OK....so I was wrong about Pentax but (no offence) they are a small player anyway. Canon/Nikon use proprietary RAw formats and that is the lion's share of the world.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 04:14 UTC
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