Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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

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On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Happy to see Fuji improve this nice camera!
And it's nice to have a fixed lens option/version of the pro1/xe1.
Also nice to see APSC continue to improve and evolve, staying ahead of the smaller sensor MFT category.
Definitely strong price competition for the superior full frame RX1, but it has it's work cut out for it if you think outside the box for a fixed lens... because some of the apsc and mft are at a similar price point with a lens - like slapping on a 30mm F2 onto a Samsung NX20 (which is my setup) or NX300, as well as the MFT competition which doesn't match this in IQ but comes close.
This segment is getting more popular and more crowded... competition that will benefit us photographers. With this segment getting more crowded the best strategy would be to wait it out until prices start dropping by a 25% or so.

Borisk1 - How do you figure the resolution is the same....the Sony is a 24MP sensor, the Fuji is a 16. They both have fixed lenses with 35mm equivalency so on any given final image the Sony will always have more resolution as both cameras depict the same FOV.

The greater pixel density of the Fuji is irrelevant when you can't change lenses....the FOV of the two cameras is the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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photobeans: This is such a beautiful camera. I want to hold it, admire it, and use it.

Shamael - I laugh at you people who make posts like the 'X100 is worth $800'....no...it is worth $1300 which is why it will be backordered the second it is available. The old, used X100's are selling for $800, so you are right about that.

Just because you wish an Audi RS5 was $25k does not make it worth $25k

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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Pixel Judge: Now, Fuji, can you show me the lenses you promised???
Hurry!

Have you not seen their lens roadmap???? So far Fuji has stuck to the plan. The info's there...Google is your friend.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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itsastickup: No Bokeh. No Buy.

This should always have been a 50mm equiv camera if it were to have a fixed lens.

Silly Fuji.

itsastickup - You can still get shallow depth of field with the X100...you just need to focus on a close subject. Still, I know what you are getting at. I have never liked the idea of being limited to one focal length...which is why I bought the XPro:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:27 UTC
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ryrychung: Hoping Fuji treats us existing X100 users with peaking/Q menu/shorter default focusing distances in a firmware update...probably not likely though.

I doubt it....that would reduce the number of people who would buy an X100S. Maybe the XPro1 will get the upgrade since it isn't immediately scheduled to be replaced....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:21 UTC
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MrPetkus: Focus peaking! I sure hope this makes it's way to the X-Pro2...

XPro2??? Here's hoping it comes to the XPro1 with a FW update. Not sure if it is possible...but man that would be nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:20 UTC

Wow...not sure why anyone would buy a Leica X2 when this new Fuji becomes available...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 21:57 UTC as 20th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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jonikon: I don't understand why Pentax is so intent on designing and marketing higher end cameras around a tiny 1/1.7" sensor at a time when most photo enthusiasts are moving to larger sensor cameras in this market segment. The Sony RX-100 with a much larger 1" sensor appears to be smaller and lighter than this clunky Pentax MX-1 retro design.
Unfortunately, It appears that the Pentax acquisition by Ricoh has not improved the marketing savvy of the old Pentax, and the MX-1 (like the Pentax Q), will be yet another poor selling over-priced camera with a tiny 1/1.7" sensor for a very small niche market. Too bad the more savvy and technology innovative Fujifilm did not acquire the Pentax camera division. Oh well....

Well Greynerd...the RX100 is really the benchmark for this segment...hard not to compare other cameras to it..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: So they make a great looking P&S and then tack on a cheap looking tiltable screen....ughh. Am I the only one who doesn't want a tilting screen on my camera?? So much unnecessary depth added to the camera.

Cane....I may have the intelligence of someone over 65 but in fact I am only 40:) Seems to me that you are likely the one over 65 if you need a tilting screen....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Herd: "Gotta have a hotshoe." And pocketable too? Really now. A compact camera with an oversized flash or viewfinder mounted on a hotshoe makes it top-heavy, awkward, and vulnerable to damage. It's like putting a boat or a luggage crate atop a Mini Cooper or Smart.

As for the choice of a 1/1.7" size lens, as opposed to a 1" one, it remains to be seen whether the 1" doesn't confine a camera to having a narrow aperture, except at the shortest focal length, or else need to be as big as a Nikon V/J device.

Cane...seems you missed the point. This camera doesn't have a hotshoe...as per someone else's complaint. We are saying...who cares...so we are on the same page.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:49 UTC
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Paul Farace: NO GPS???? If you don't know where you are, then maybe you need to visit the doctor! :o) The thing doesn't have an OPTICAL VIEW FINDER!!!! That kills it for me!

I hear people like you complain all the time about no viewfinder on a P&S and I scratch my head. Any P&S I have ever used with an optical viewfinder SUCKED (like on my G10). The view is tiny, tiny and what view you do have is only about 60% coverage...what's the point?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:04 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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jonikon: I don't understand why Pentax is so intent on designing and marketing higher end cameras around a tiny 1/1.7" sensor at a time when most photo enthusiasts are moving to larger sensor cameras in this market segment. The Sony RX-100 with a much larger 1" sensor appears to be smaller and lighter than this clunky Pentax MX-1 retro design.
Unfortunately, It appears that the Pentax acquisition by Ricoh has not improved the marketing savvy of the old Pentax, and the MX-1 (like the Pentax Q), will be yet another poor selling over-priced camera with a tiny 1/1.7" sensor for a very small niche market. Too bad the more savvy and technology innovative Fujifilm did not acquire the Pentax camera division. Oh well....

I'm an enthusiast.....I'm moving to a larger sensor for my pocketable camera (RX100)...so obviously jonikon is correct:) Really, it's all about me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: So they make a great looking P&S and then tack on a cheap looking tiltable screen....ughh. Am I the only one who doesn't want a tilting screen on my camera?? So much unnecessary depth added to the camera.

Somehow I think you're wrong...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Herd: "Gotta have a hotshoe." And pocketable too? Really now. A compact camera with an oversized flash or viewfinder mounted on a hotshoe makes it top-heavy, awkward, and vulnerable to damage. It's like putting a boat or a luggage crate atop a Mini Cooper or Smart.

As for the choice of a 1/1.7" size lens, as opposed to a 1" one, it remains to be seen whether the 1" doesn't confine a camera to having a narrow aperture, except at the shortest focal length, or else need to be as big as a Nikon V/J device.

I agree...who cares about a hotshoe on a P&S with a 1/1.7 sensor. This type of camera is all about portability. If I want to use an external flash I'll shoot with my DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)

So they make a great looking P&S and then tack on a cheap looking tiltable screen....ughh. Am I the only one who doesn't want a tilting screen on my camera?? So much unnecessary depth added to the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 16:46 UTC as 48th comment | 11 replies
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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Erik Johansen: For that price it should got a 100% score.......

Great minds think alike:)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
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Retzius: 99% of the people who buy this lens won't read a review about it, or even check to see if one exists. Instead, how about we review the types of lenses that enthusiasts use, you know, the people who actually read lens reviews.

It's ok...I agree with you Retzius. Lenses like this one will be sold by the thousands at your local mall.....bought by soccer Moms/Dads to go with their brand new Digital Rebel that they haven't got a clue how to use. 'So should I shoot RAW if I use this lens'?

Yeah...they won't be reading reviews...they don't even understand what a 18-270 focal range is.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: "a top notch fast 35mm autofocus prime without breaking the bank"
Priced £900, the author obviously must be making a fortune writing for DPreview! This lens is priced at a working man's monthly income. I wouldn't call that cheap! Please think twice before you write this kind of thing!

Nobody said photography is cheap. If you make $900/month maybe a cheaper hobby is in line...or lower expectations for what gear you want.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:21 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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unotisto: How nice. Now there's hardly anything to complain about on DPR, now that nobody can say they don't review anything/review only superzooms.

Count me in as one who whined about the superzoom reviews....
I'm happy to see the review on this Sigma....looks good and will be on my list to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:20 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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Erik Johansen: For that price it should got a 100% score.......

It's cheap compared to Canikon. Geez...some of you people are never happy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:19 UTC
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