Clint Dunn

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

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Clint Dunn: Wow...he basically says Canon's only competition is within Canon....how arrogant. Yeah, I guess that's why I just changed systems after owning Canon equipment since 1999. I think maybe he should pull his head out of the sand; I know I'm not the only one who has dumped my heavy DSLR gear for a high quality mirrorless option.

Yes, the gear does matter. When the X-Pro1 was announced I was excited about the design and the concept and guess what, I bought it. You see, boring DOES matter....because 90% of Canon's clients are amateurs, NOT pros. For hobbyists like myself it's not enough to produce 'good image quality'...almost EVERY camera out right now produces great images (and many of them better than Canon).

For a pro shooting weddings or whatever buy a 5D3 and you really can't go wrong, it's a swiss army knife. But..for hobbyists like myself I'm tired of shooting DSLR's.

Here's how innovative Canon is...their next 'Big Thing' is basically a 5D3 with a high res sensor...a sensor which is basically just a derivitive of the 7D...but it's taken them 7 years.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Wow...he basically says Canon's only competition is within Canon....how arrogant. Yeah, I guess that's why I just changed systems after owning Canon equipment since 1999. I think maybe he should pull his head out of the sand; I know I'm not the only one who has dumped my heavy DSLR gear for a high quality mirrorless option.

Joseph....does the term 'The Emperor has no clothes' mean anything to you?? He doesn't come across as confident, he comes across as arrogant...and there is a big difference.

I'm a long time Canon customer but to me they just don't seem to be very innovative....you might almost call them...boring. There's no doubt Canon produces world class lenses and great DSLR's....but I think many are tired of heavy DSLR's and the Fuji/Olympus/Sony's of the world have already figured that out.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:22 UTC

Wow...he basically says Canon's only competition is within Canon....how arrogant. Yeah, I guess that's why I just changed systems after owning Canon equipment since 1999. I think maybe he should pull his head out of the sand; I know I'm not the only one who has dumped my heavy DSLR gear for a high quality mirrorless option.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 148th comment | 9 replies
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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rallyfan: INBD!

Nobody said anything when the Yanks faked the moon landings.

What's with you people?? You probably think the Yanks staged 911 themselves too right?? I'm eternally amazed at the level of stupidity in comments like yours.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
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russbarnes: Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Ahh Russ...another armchair expert. Yes, let's judge this lens by a few snapshots and some web sized images.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
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rfsIII: Beautiful photos. Samuel Spencer (and a couple of others) should do all the galleries. But honest to gosh, you people are very tough and brave to be living up there in the land without color. Looking at the galleries, it's nothing but gray, blue-gray, and brown-gray with the occasional red hat or orange sunset. I'd be so depressed I would never leave my bed but there you gals and guys are, soldiering on. Bravo.

But perhaps think about buying a couple of macaws to keep around the office as a reminder of what color looks like.

JACS....I'm in Vancouver and it was sunny and warm yesterday, flowers coming up all over the place...went golfing...pretty sure you can't even see a golf course in whatever dumpy mid-western town you're stuck in.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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Chev Chelios: So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:

"It has a different kind of low pass filter compared to the standard one in the 5DS...which basically cancels out the blurring effect..."

Ah I see, so Canon, you're telling me that on one of your highest-res dSLRs to date, the 5DS, the image is slightly blurred?

Sounds good, where can I buy one??

Seriously...do you think before you type?? Anyone buying a $4k camera knows what an AA filter does....in case you hadn't noticed this isn't aimed at the P&S crowd.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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Cdog: 11mm zoom? This is the second worse decision Canon has made recently. (see the 5DF-ail.

Can't wait to see how distorted the foreground objects will be and how ridiculously tiny the background will be. This is the perfect lens for NYC apartments. Literally nothing else.

Clearly you lack the artistic vision to use such a lens, looks like you'll save yourself some money.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:56 UTC
On article Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down (316 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: The problem is not cell phones. The problem is that cameras are already good enough. For every guy with a D800, a 14-24 and a tripod, there are 1000 who are happy with what they have, or not willing to spend what it would take to get something significantly better.

Very few people have a genuine need for a specific level of image quality. Want? Sure. Need? No. The notion that a camera or sensor is stale or out of fashion does not work when the results people get from what they already own fulfill their expectations.

Yup, you've hit the nail on the head. Aside from us gearheads on sites like this the majority of the buyers are soccer Moms/Dads who are perfectly happy with the Digital Rebel they bought years ago. Why? They spent a (relative) pile of money on a DSLR and some kit lens thinking they would turn into Nat Geo photogs.

Reality sets in as most of them don't know the front from the back of a camera and they realize their photos suck and they certainly aren't going to upgrade to a 'better' camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 06:02 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'll miss that great Chinese quality.

You do know that Apple makes all of their products in China...right?? China is no different than anywhere else...there is good and bad production. it all depends on who you use.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1593 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

@nerd2 - You're comparing budget Canikon 85mm 1.8 lenses to the pro series. There is no comparison in build quality between the georgeous Fuji 56mm 1.2 and the plasticky Canon 85mm 1.8. The pro spec Canon 85mm is $2100 vs $1000 for a 56mm 1.2

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1593 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

@TakePictures - No, I am not saying you need to be a better photographer to shoot FF...my opinion is buy whatever you can afford and whatever you enjoy. What I AM saying is that the benefits of FF are lost for the most part on amateurs.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1593 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

Not exactly....full frame lenses to mount on your 'cheaper' full frame camera are generally still more expensive (for similar quality/speed). To your second point....if a 'bad photographer' just wants better 'background separation'...then he falls into the 'can afford fullframe' club.

Trust me...there are plenty of people with more money than skill, take a look at flickr:)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1593 comments in total)

Much ado about nothing IMO. It's really pretty simple....
Full frame will ultimately give you better image quality.
A) Can you afford it
B) Are you a good enough photographer to exploit the quality afforded by larger format cameras.

The end.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 428th comment | 13 replies
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (610 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: I'm seriously considering selling all my Canon lenses and my old 5D mkI to finance the purchase of a D750 and one really good super wide angle lens. What do you all think?

@Wayne - I don't blame you...but for me I'm moving from a 5D2 to the A7II. I have shot Canon for years but I don't need a 'one camera does all' solution anymore. I always felt that's what Canikon's strength was...you could get away doing sports/landscape/weddings etc in one body. I now shoot strictly for pleasure, so what makes me happy is shedding weight and pure image quality, which the A7II has in spades.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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jorg14: Granted for a working pro in a studio situation (rare for most of us) the Pentax would be a good tool. But do you really need the IQ the Pentax has over a good FF camera? Do your customers actually see the difference?
For years I've lusted over full frame to replace my Leica M3 of old. But now I've come to the conclusion that APS-C is more than enough. In fact my latest toy is the Sony RX1002 and I've gotten some amazing pictures.

You know it's funny...I remember when the Canon 1DSII came out and at fullframe 16MP it was revolutionary at the time. A TONNE of landscape photographers produced work with that camera but honestly my X-Pro1 produces better image quality today than my 1DSII ever did.

It's pretty amazing the options we have now...for my money the D810 is the best bang for the buck.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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The Davinator: I've been enjoying my 645Z for a few months now. It is a fantastic tool that gives 4x5 film a serious run for its money. Once you get used to its files for landscape, 35mm FF seems puny in comparison.

EssexAsh - Personally I would take a 645Z over film 4x5 any day of the week...

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

You had to edit that 3 times..really?? Maybe go for a 4th because you're still wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW: Apparently reading and comprehension are not your strong suit....you introduced mangled bodies and exploding tumors (bizarre as that is) to the conversation, not I.

Your comment, 'those yelling that this can’t be softcore porn that have the most to lose' is even more bizarre. Why, in the world would ANYONE turn to DPReview for so called 'soft-core porn'?? Really, if that is your thing there are literally thousands of better sites.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW: So, now you are comparing a picture of a girl in a hat to mangled bodies in a car crash? Once again, I find nothing offensive about the photo so no, I still don't get your point. Also, I never said that every photo is suitable for DPReview....I said that there was nothing wrong with THIS photo.

I'm sensing you have some deep seated issues you should deal with as it now appears that you associate women with erupting tumors and mangled car wreck victims. Were you a fan of David Cronenberg's movie Crash???

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
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