Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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Yeah...real tough guy...rips his shirt off and beats his woman. What a loser.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 21:17 UTC as 102nd comment
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drummercam: The canons-nikons have had their own flops and their own manufacturing defects. There were light leaks on one of the canon dslr's, and the nikon V2 looks like marc newson could have given it some badly needed design help (same with entire PS G15 line and the NEX's, as far as I'm concerned). Disagree that K-01 is in any way ungainly in the hand. It lends itself to a solid grip and thus better view-screen shooting than anything I've handled. Big enough for a good, long-lasting battery in common with my K-7 and K-5. And rubbish to all the noise about the rubber SD card flap. It's fine. Intuitive menus, great feel to the buttons and dials and the pop-up. Maybe you need to own one to know it, but the K-01 is a solid camera capable of great images, and I didn't need to buy a single lens for it.

Drummercan - I actually don't care what you think about the K01...if it works for you great. Call me shallow but I like things to work well AND look good...so for me the K01 is a pass. There are a tonne of cameras out there and almost all of them will give world class photos....so I figure why not buy one that looks good too:)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
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drummercam: The canons-nikons have had their own flops and their own manufacturing defects. There were light leaks on one of the canon dslr's, and the nikon V2 looks like marc newson could have given it some badly needed design help (same with entire PS G15 line and the NEX's, as far as I'm concerned). Disagree that K-01 is in any way ungainly in the hand. It lends itself to a solid grip and thus better view-screen shooting than anything I've handled. Big enough for a good, long-lasting battery in common with my K-7 and K-5. And rubbish to all the noise about the rubber SD card flap. It's fine. Intuitive menus, great feel to the buttons and dials and the pop-up. Maybe you need to own one to know it, but the K-01 is a solid camera capable of great images, and I didn't need to buy a single lens for it.

Drummercan - 'Looks' much like photography is a matter of taste.....but there is such a thing as 'bad taste'...such as anyone who thinks the K01 isn't ugly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 19:12 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Here's proof that while it should be what's on the inside that counts....we're all still hung up on how a camera looks on the outside. This K1 is ugly...and that's why it didn't sell.

Yes Anthony...beauty is relative. Relatively speaking the K01 is ugly.....and if you disagree you are in the minority....which is fine....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 19:02 UTC

Here's proof that while it should be what's on the inside that counts....we're all still hung up on how a camera looks on the outside. This K1 is ugly...and that's why it didn't sell.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 17:06 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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whtchocla7e: What an exciting focal length. This camera is going to fly off the shelves.

You could cut that sarcasm with a butter knife.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 23:14 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Well as a Canon user who used to own a 7D....I have to say this Nikon looks pretty impressive with this large a feature set at this low of a price. Canon...figure out your pricing if you plan on selling 7D2's!!!!!!

The 5D3 outsells the D800 because there are already more Canon users out there invested in Canon glass who aren't going to sell all their glass for a new Nikon D800 (well....most won't).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 05:26 UTC
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Timmbits: So is this made in China then, with the sensor speckles and all?

Made in China isn't always bad. My MacBook Pro was made in China....the fit/finish is impeccable. Laugh at China while you can...meanwhile the USA and most of the developed world outsource all their manufacturing to China and your own country will have no skilled workforce in 10 years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:52 UTC

Nice to see so many cameras coming without the AA filter. I used to shoot an M8 and moire was not an issue on a single frame I shot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:43 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Well as a Canon user who used to own a 7D....I have to say this Nikon looks pretty impressive with this large a feature set at this low of a price. Canon...figure out your pricing if you plan on selling 7D2's!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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Gully Foyle: Frustration. You so badly WANT to love it but it won't let you.

USB charging, no lens hood included, SONY at its lamest; putting to shame their biggest bet yet.
And... dust on the sensor??? What sort of QC is that??? And what do you do then???

How can they ask 3000 euros for it? Even if it's the product of the century (and I would agree with that). How do you convince people this is a premium product too?

Premium class and product branding takes more than just bold moves. SONY did something that Leica dared not (and I doubt Leica has the technical expertise of SONY anyway) but it's still a SONY because of the above. That's why it's called a Cyber-shot and, sadly, it lives up (but no higher) to its name.

Well...I owned a Leica M8...and it was definitely a 'premium' experience. The build quality is second to none. With that said, the camera had a lot of warts, it wasn't perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
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jazzage: I think that many people misunderstand this camera. Like all cameras the RX1 is a tool, nothing more, nothing less. If its specs are not what you are interested in then there are many other cameras out there to consider. It is not a camera for all-around use and I doubt if very many people who own the RX1 have it as their only camera. But to complain about it because it is a fixed-lens camera, or because it doesnt have a viewfinder, that is like complaining that a Ferrari can't drive the family around to soccer games. Or complaining that a minivan can't go 200mph. Innovation and an increase in the types of tools to create images is a good thing for the entire photographic community.

Remember, not everyone shares your needs and wants and that is OK. You are not the center of the universe. It is irrational to bash a product just because it does not meet your needs.

You are 100% correct. I would bet that most people buying the Sony RX1 can also afford a 'do everything' DSLR' and the RX1 is not their only camera.

I once owned a Leica M8. People criticized it for a myriad of reasons....but at the end of the day I also owned other cameras...I didn't need my M8 to have AF/10fps/Live view etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 23:55 UTC
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ThePhilips: Love the comments bashing the bashers.

It's basically "You don't know 'cause you don't own it and you can't afford it!!" (Somewhat reminiscent of the comments about Leicas.)

But. When discussing the m43 gear it is: "I don't have it, I don't want it, I haven't even tried it, but it is still *beep*!"

Wonder about the overlap between the two groups of the commenters. Should bookmark the lot for the next m43 camera review.

P.S. Another nice piece of gear coming from Sony. Though if I were to buy anything Sony right now, it would have been the RX100 hands down: RX1 is way too large for my tastes (or rather: lens protrudes too much) while still having no EVF. Also IMO with such excellent sensor, they could have went with a darker lens.

'RX1 is way too large for my tastes (or rather: lens protrudes too much)'

Seriously???? It's a full frame camera.....that's about as small as you are going to get with a full frame sensor and world-class f2 lens. If you don't care about fullframe then you have lots of smaller options.

I guess you either a) can't afford it...or B) you just don't get it:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
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Gully Foyle: Frustration. You so badly WANT to love it but it won't let you.

USB charging, no lens hood included, SONY at its lamest; putting to shame their biggest bet yet.
And... dust on the sensor??? What sort of QC is that??? And what do you do then???

How can they ask 3000 euros for it? Even if it's the product of the century (and I would agree with that). How do you convince people this is a premium product too?

Premium class and product branding takes more than just bold moves. SONY did something that Leica dared not (and I doubt Leica has the technical expertise of SONY anyway) but it's still a SONY because of the above. That's why it's called a Cyber-shot and, sadly, it lives up (but no higher) to its name.

Well...Leica had the IR filter fiasco with the M8...and numerous SD card issues and early sensor death issues with the M9....does that mean Leica is not a premium product? No one company is perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 22:58 UTC
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marike6: This RX1 is obviously very capable camera which I guess should get a Gold Award on IQ and implementation alone. But so too should have the Fuji X100 (and X-Pro1 for that matter) which at the time did not many peers in term of total package: Hybrid VF, build quality, IQ, except the much higher end Leica M9.

The original X100 had slow AF, but absolutely superb IQ. Sound familiar? Unlike the RX1, it had the innovative Hybrid VF. The VF, wonderful lens, IQ and beautifully crafted metal body alone deserved a Gold Award, but for some reason, Fujifilm doesn't get much love on DPR.

I could care less about the DPR camera ratings....that said I completely agree with you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 22:56 UTC
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pixel_colorado: Almost $3000...how about something a little less "carry-able" and a lot less expensive?!?

There are already a tonne of options that are 'a little less carry-able and a lot less expensive'. This is a full frame compact. If you don't understand that than move along.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 22:55 UTC
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caimi: It is everyhting the Leica X series wants to be. Including wildly ovepriced.

It's better than the Leica X2...by far.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 18:06 UTC
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Marty4650: I still can't believe that Sony branded this camera as a Cyber-Shot. Had they called it a Zeiss, then no one would be concerned about the price. It would seem to be a bargain with a Zeiss nameplate on it.

Calling a high end camera a Cyber-Shot is about like Porsche coming out with a new top model and calling it an Volkswagen. It just makes no sense at all.

And remember.... Sony is the same company that took a $1,000 Sony NEX7 and re-branded it as a $5,000 Hasselblad! Do these people have any idea what they are doing?

Stevens37y - Lots of people pay for the name....just ask anyone who buys a Leica P&S when the Panasonic equivalent is identical for half the price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 18:05 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: Upon handling one in B&H, yeah, it feels amazing. Messing around with it only convinced me that it's rock solid.

Definitely not quite compact. No getting around that.

The price, yes, it's expensive. Keep in mind, in 2000 a Contax T3 with a fixed 35mm lens was about $1,000 and you still had to buy film and pay for processing. My guess is that the price works out to be comprable in the long run, depending on how much you shoot.

Exactly....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 18:05 UTC
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stevens37y: This is simply a "collector's camera".
The price and IQ. are not really important

According to who??? What a daft statement. For people who have money, this camera is a no-brainer since it has better image quality than anything out there in this small of a package.

Don't be a hater just because you can't afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 18:03 UTC
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