Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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massimogori: yawn!

"the fact that he "dared enter a warzone", and the details of same, serve nothing to prove his photographic merit."

This is where you are wrong Gediminas. You know what....I am certain I could get some excellent images if I were inserted in a warzone or had access to some of the exotic locales people like McCurry shoot in.

But you know what...it's irrelevant because unlike Steve 99% of us lack the people skills, courage, determination, ingenuity required to put us in a position to take those photos to begin with. You see, those traits are just as important to being a good photographer as knowing light, composition and your way around a camera.

In order to get these iconic photos you need the wherewithal to get access to the subject, and the common sense to get home again.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 18:41 UTC
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Mr Fartleberry: If it's possible to wear out a photo that old Afghan one would be it.

You have to love how the talentless love to criticize the talented. It's an iconic photo...iconic photos get exposure...that's why they are iconic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 18:33 UTC
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Norbert75: One more time, it seems as they have forgottent the Fuji XPRO-1 !!!

Olivier, what about testing the XPro1/XE1 for a sensor score? I realize that providing DXO software support is a challenge, but surely there is nothing stopping you guys from benchmarking the cameras' sensor as per Nikon/Canon etc.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 18:37 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Well, it doesn't look like it's going to be on par with the canon L or the nikon G, but at roughly half the price, in my country, it would be naive to expect that. The image quality is decent, vignetting is acceptable, not much chromatic abberation, pretty good sharpness. I don't relally like the colors, they are pretty bland, sigma style, or maybe it's that canon sensor. Also, the bokeh isn't something to rave about, the highlights are pretty dissapoiting, showing a texture in the highlight blobs. This being said, this lens does cost about 800E brand new in the store, so the only real choices for this money or less are the f/2 lenses from canon/nikon, if you want AF, that is.

Maybe I'm alone on this one but to me the Sigma looks like it will be better than the Canon 35L. Trust me, I'm not a Sigma fan so I'm hardly biased.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
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rjx: Don’t worry!!!!

Everyone check out the 14mm f/2.8 by Samyang, Vivitar, Sakar, Polar, Walimex, Rokinon. The lens is identical regardless of which brand you select. Prices might be slightly different. Rokinon version is only $379.00!!!

It’s a great quality lens for less $$$ than what Fuji will charge for theirs.

You need to buy an inexpensive adapter to use the lens on the X-E1 or X-PRO1.

Adapters:
http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&submit_search=Search&search_query=FUJI+X-PRO1+

http://fotodioxpro.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=fuji+adapter

http://www.dl-kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=54
ETC

Take a look at these 14mm images!!!
http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=samyang+14mm&type=photos&page=1&order=votes&license_type=-1

http://www.flickr.com/groups/14/pool/

http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=rokinon+14mm

Yes...except that the lens is twice the size of the Fuji and manual focus only. The reason people like me bought an XPro was for the smaller size.

I do agree that the 14mm Samyang is a great lens, I will be getting one for my 5D2:)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 22:35 UTC

I have been waiting patiently for the 14mm to hit the shelves...but I can understand why Fuji made this decision. With that said, I can't help but think that Fuji may eventually lose some 14mm sales to the Zeiss 12mm with AF that is also going to be released in the New Year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 20:55 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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zinedi: Tell me why some manufacturers are competing in biggest/smallest item horse-race? Max. Mpix number (with IQ trade-off), smallest design (with handling trade-off), etc. Why they simply don't listen to our needs, wishes?
Fuji is trying and showing the way - thank you Fuji, Sony - you are wrong - my opinion only.

Vidar: Yes, I missread your post:)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 17:46 UTC
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zinedi: What's CYBER SHOT? Some new sci-fi thriller with Arnold Schwarzeneger?

Zinedi - Some would make the argument that Leica hasn't progressed much since Oskar Barnack in 1913. You pretty much fill the stereotype of the arrogant Leica camera owner..congrats.

Wait and see, I would bet money that this RX1 will far outperform the Leica X2, and is probably more than comparable to an M9/35mm Summicron

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 23:04 UTC
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Tape5: It is certainly a great camera to own. More than a Leica with a similar lens. Leica is fussy. RX1 is like a gymnast ready to go places. Leica looks like it has been to places and is ready to go home for a nap. Nearly all the people I know who own Leicas say that they feel vulnerable carrying it late in the streets. That is like buying a Ferrari and hating the Swiss Alps. It is like marrying Kate Moss and hating .........sorry got carried away.

I think Sony understands more than other manufacturers what people want. A lot of high tech and great lenses in small packages. It is simpler than ice cream.

Kate Moss...really???? She is so 1992

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 22:59 UTC
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The RX1 looks awesome and I would love to own one. With that said, I am not in the 'smaller is better' camp. My perfect RX1 would be the size/weight of an M9 and with interchangeable lenses. I'm telling you, if Sony did that they would would have an instant classic.

Fuji came close with the XPro1.....if it would have been full frame......instant winner.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:59 UTC as 48th comment
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Danel: I'm sure the camera will produce excellent image quality, but its really a camera that will only appeal to a small niche market. I don't understand why Sony went through the R&D to make this camera unless they somehow though it might embellish the Sony brand in the camera world.

Define niche market.....I think they will sell a good number of these. Really, how many do they need to sell given the $3k price tag?? Much of the engineering that went into the RX1 will carry over to other cameras/models.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:56 UTC
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fierlingd: I mean a full frame package like that is pretty appealing, but wonder how well it will sell or appeal to the leica crowd.

(They should have ditched the "cyber shot" naming though lol! no need to mention specific comments on that naming choice..)

Agreed, there is nothing 'high end' or 'prestigious' about the CyberShot moniker. The RX1 will definitely not hurt Leica sales...on new cameras at least. With that said, there are probably a lot of people who would normally buy into the used M9 market that may opt for the RX1 instead (myself being one of them:)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:53 UTC
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zinedi: Tell me why some manufacturers are competing in biggest/smallest item horse-race? Max. Mpix number (with IQ trade-off), smallest design (with handling trade-off), etc. Why they simply don't listen to our needs, wishes?
Fuji is trying and showing the way - thank you Fuji, Sony - you are wrong - my opinion only.

Vidar: The RX1 is only 24Mp....certainly not 'cramming ' MP onto a full;frame sensor in my opinion....at least not in this day and age. The D800 has 36mp...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:50 UTC

Wow...I totally forgot about ACDSee....haven't used it since the very first version.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 22:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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StyleZ7: Half of all comments with unnecessary flame :(
There will always be people who need such lenses, becase they won't be changing them during theyr travels or events.
The quality such a lens + low to mid ragnge body provides, is totally ok for purposes, they will be using the pictures later, and there's no need to tell them something else.

Or to put it another way....I guess I am just being self centered and thinking about what I want:) Personally I could care less about superzooms, I would like to see reviews for the pro line of lenses:) I guess maybe someone new to photography that doesn't know much and wants to spend their money wisely would like this review.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 17:34 UTC
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StyleZ7: Half of all comments with unnecessary flame :(
There will always be people who need such lenses, becase they won't be changing them during theyr travels or events.
The quality such a lens + low to mid ragnge body provides, is totally ok for purposes, they will be using the pictures later, and there's no need to tell them something else.

No one is saying that lenses like these aren't needed...sure they can be useful as an all in one travel lens. My point is that most experienced photographers already know that these lenses are basically mediocre...so just buy one and be done with it. If you're spending several thousand dollars on a 70-200 2.8....well maybe you are taking more care and searching for the absolute best....and that is when I read reviews, not for some cheap super zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 17:28 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Great review. Too bad it's of a lens that I would not look at twice let alone buy. Slow superzooms = compromises, nothing to learn here, end of review.

How about the new Fuji line of lenses, or the new Zeiss 15mm 2.8 ZE, or any of a number of other far more interesting lenses.

AP7 - Expensive lens does = better lens...usually...so yes you are right. My point was this....if I'm spending $2400 on a lens like the Zeiss 15mm ZE, I obviously have much higher demands than if I am buying a cheap zoom. If I want a cheap zoom I already know the compromises I am making, I just buy one, no review needed.

If I am buying a $2400 lens I read reviews to make sure I am buying the absolute best lens I can. Sorry you cannot comprehend this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 17:24 UTC

Great review. Too bad it's of a lens that I would not look at twice let alone buy. Slow superzooms = compromises, nothing to learn here, end of review.

How about the new Fuji line of lenses, or the new Zeiss 15mm 2.8 ZE, or any of a number of other far more interesting lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 16:11 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
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Retzius: I havent read the review but Im gonna guess it is bad wide open, good stopped down to f8, and recommended only if you need an all in one lens.

Funny Retzius, I was thinking the same thing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 16:04 UTC
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eyefuse: Interesting deal.

But did you notice that it looks like a Sony CarlZeiss design. New style?

Yes, Eyefuse...didn't you know that you should read all 300 comments before offering your thoughts...sheesh.
Come on...give Henry his little victories...it makes some people feel good to belittle others.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 20:43 UTC
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