Kendunn

Lives in United States SE, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Apr 25, 2004
About me:

Stop chasing the pot of gold and just photograph the rainbow

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On article Week in Review: One for the history books (160 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

My entire point is apsc has nothing to offer except cost savings, and now that is going away. Forget what Canon you could have bought 5 years ago, we are talking about $1700 FF that has similar features that the Canon 7d2 has for.....$1500. What other advantage is there? And for the record, currently I am a huge Oly fanboy.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (160 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

There isn't anything wrong with it, its just a problem that doesn't exist anymore. I don't hate APS, I have had my fair share when FF was in its infancy and too expensive, but that problem has been solved and APS serves no real purpose anymore. What other purpose other than cost savings did it serve? I will give you Fuji may have justified their format, but still, its not any better than m4/3

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (160 comments in total)

Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:24 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

I made a conscious effort a couple of years ago to use my 35 1.4 more and my 85 1.4 less. You should never box yourself into one look, and I certainly had.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 15th comment

Bison is a very healthy meat and farmed and I am sure this is a by product of that, and the site says its made in the USA, good for him. I don't care about having one, but I am certainly not going to bash the guy for it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 07:46 UTC as 4th comment
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tonyreidsma: All this AF talk has me thinking... if Sony can do the on sensor stabilization, is it possible to do on sensor AF?

Before you lash back at me, I do realize there are certain limits to this idea, but on sensor stabilization was a pipe dream not long ago.

Contax experimented with focusing the film plate on their film cameras a few years ago. and this http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-there-is-a-sony-camera-to-come-also-for-nikon-and-canon-lens-owners/

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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Kendunn: To all those playing taps for Canon and Nikon keep in mind they don't even have to be better than Sony, there are millions of lenses out there, some costing several thousand dollars, for C/N and people (like me) are not going to replace all those lenses with very expensive Sony lenses for what may or may not be better than current offerings.

I love Sonys push forward with technology, if I were starting new I would certainly give it a hard look, but not enough there to make me "retool.

Wow, I didn't know the Canon to Sony AF was real yet, that is very interesting and certain good for consumers and hope it works well for Sony, I certainly would be much more likely to buy one now

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

To all those playing taps for Canon and Nikon keep in mind they don't even have to be better than Sony, there are millions of lenses out there, some costing several thousand dollars, for C/N and people (like me) are not going to replace all those lenses with very expensive Sony lenses for what may or may not be better than current offerings.

I love Sonys push forward with technology, if I were starting new I would certainly give it a hard look, but not enough there to make me "retool.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:57 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies
On article Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' (44 comments in total)

Very nice. I have lived in KY (Hazard) all my life and only over the past few years come to appreciate Louisville. Between the friends I made from there riding motorcycles and my daughter now in Pharm school at Sullivan it has replaced Lex as my favorite KY big city. Again, great job!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 14:40 UTC as 3rd comment
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?

Again I can appreciate the fact that you love your images out of camera, but a little advice from someone who's picture count I am sure is in the hundreds of thousands, images aren't made to come out ready, they give a lot of room to be reworked. I expose to the right for color and then bring it down. Example, this is straight out of the camera, then processed in RAW http://g3.img-dpreview.com/99A20D679B604364959377AA90A4E2C1.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
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?

Yeah, I have an old few Nikon lenses that I appreciate that I can mount on new bodies. I actually prefer manual focus lenses for nature and landscapes.

If you are happy with the out of camera Jpegs, then thats great. I don't like HDR or anything, but I think there is a lot of wiggle room out of camera, its like a negative and not a transparency and meant to be tweaked

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
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?

Of course you can do some reworking, but I still believe the end product is generally better as I stated.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
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?

I had a 5d1 and bought into the Nikon system with a D600 (I kept the Canon). I love Canon lenses for some reason they just seem right. Nikon bodies make more sense. I think for nature colors Nikon wins, people Canon may have an edge with skin tones.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
On article BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs (204 comments in total)

Every time I mess with video I thank my lucky stars that still images have a universally accepted format. Careful what you wish for.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 12th comment
On article Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2013) (94 comments in total)

I have a EPM2 when the D600 is too heavy, really like it.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (207 comments in total)

I attended a workshop of Adams here in KY at a state park about 25 years ago and it was a turning point for me. Great photographer and very generous with his knowledge. He showed us some samples of his work and I decided right then thats what I was going to do. Went on later to work on some of the same projects as he did. Never did get to thank him, but if he sees these reviews, THANKS!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 52nd comment
On article GoPro announces Hero4 lineup (113 comments in total)
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MarcAnd1999: I had a GoPro, but the menu drove me nuts. Now I just use my iPhone with some basic mounts, waiting for the release of this new case called ixtreme(.com). Looks really tough and they have an adapter that lets you use the phone as the GoPro LCD. I'll keep my $400

I Gopro 960 and yes, the menu was nuts. I don't know how you could ever remember if you didn't use it every day

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On article GoPro announces Hero4 lineup (113 comments in total)

Nice specs, but Gopro has a bad reputation for buggy launches. I have an odd ball Hero 960 which has worked well in good light, but I remember the full 1080 that was its flagship at the time was really bad to freeze up. I have also heard some reports of the 3+ black not focusing to infinity or something along those lines. A drone and 4 Black makes my mouth water, but afraid to pull the trigger this early in unless I could find a retailer with a very long exchange period......Costco?

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 12th comment
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Abraxx: hm interesting, but why would I choose it over the Canon one?
Its heavier and not significantly cheaper....
and the Canon one is already extremely good.

OK them lets rephrase, why would I choose it over the Nikon one?
Its heavier and not significantly cheaper....
and the Nikon one is already extremely good.

Happy now?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On article Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review (41 comments in total)
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misha marinsky4: "The general consensus that..."

'General consensus' is redundant. Consensus is a general agreement about something:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consensus

A sign on an English professor's door: Department of Redundancy Dept.

You're welcome.

Whenever confronted with a grammar Nazi, hold them close, pat them softly on the back, and whisper "there, their, they're".

I have heard "general consensus" many times, and from dictionary.com- "Many say that the phrase consensus of opinion is redundant and hence should be avoided: The committee's statement represented a consensus of opinion. The expression is redundant, however, only if consensus is taken in the sense “majority of opinion” rather than in its equally valid and earlier sense “general agreement or concord.” Criticism of consensus of opinion has been so persistent and widespread that the phrase, even though in common use, occurs only infrequently in edited formal writing. The phrase general consensus is objected to for similar reasons. "

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
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