Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1601 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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KodaChrome25: The negative commenters might, if they have not, visit the link above [Via: Prison Photography] for a fuller explanation of Mr. Tourlentes' work and why he creates it.

Thank you Mr. Britton for posting this. Much appreciated.

If you have to explain it....then the work doesn't speak for itself.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 01:21 UTC

Funny how when someone lacks the imagination and skill for work like this it's labelled as PS trickery....but the various filters, PS, etc that everyone else uses is 'ok'.

I remember in the film days a buddy of mine thought I was cheating if I used a polarizer filter lol. Here's the deal people..unless you are shooting jpgs and posting/printing from that...well almost nothing is SOOC anymore. Here's a thought...learn some PS work to make the most of your images.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
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Tom Goodman: There is a lot going on here...
1. The mother is no farmer
2. She is, however, a card-carrying sentimentalist
3. The technology involved is completely irrelevant. Do we look at Velasquez' work and say it would have been better had he used acrylics?
4. DPR isn't obligated to stick solely to technical reviews.
5. DPR readers are not obligated to willingly suspend critical faculties because work has digital roots and appears on this site.
In the end, these are forgettable images unlikely to have any enduring value.

I always have to laugh at guys like Tom who are quick to criticize others work while having none of their own for public consumption. It never ceases to amaze me how quick people are to attack the successful....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:48 UTC
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ogl: Too much Photoshop. Unreal photos of unreal life.

Ogl - What the hell is your point? Her pics here are lightyears better than your garbage flower shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
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carabas: Let's forget the whole "but the pictures are misrepresented" angle, let's also forget the "pah, it's all photoshop" angle, let's even forget the technique, let's just concentrate on aesthetics...

It's sickeningly kitsch.

Carabas - You're quick to criticize yet I see no link to your masterpieces...

Who cares if her work is 'kitsch'...it's pics of her Son for God's sake! Show me a Mother who wouldn't want pics like these of her kids...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
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Arpad Lukacs: Can we just agree that these are very beautiful images, but are not photographs.

Who cares.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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wudyi: This is great. I can sell some of the cameras I never use and get this one which I'll never use after the requisite brick wall shots. LOL!

Don't forget to post a pic of your cat before you sell it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:48 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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RedFox88: This is a camera trying to fix something that isn't broken. We don't need dials for these settings as they are better and faster controlled in other ways. This must be the camera for the mid-life crisis men in their 50s and 60s even 70s who want to try to "re-claim" their youth... and pay for it!

There are already countless cameras with all the adjustments buried in menus...what's wrong with a practical alternative for real photographers. This new X looks good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:48 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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T3: Well, I'm not really for cameras that have huge space-hogging dials dedicated to things like ISO or shutter speed (which can just as easily and efficiently occupy a space on an LCD screen), but at least they didn't go overboard with knobs, dials, and switches like Nikon did with the Df. As far as looking like a "classic" camera, it certainly looks like a handsome camera, and thanks to being mirrorless, it'll be more similarly sized to a classic camera than the chunky, fat Df. So I think this new Fuji is much more in the spirit (and size) of a "classic" SLR than the Df is, even though it's not an SLR at all.

...then buy an X-A1

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
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