Kendunn

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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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?

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (34 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. "

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
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Whats Wrong With This Picture: Got this from a law firm involved in lawsuit. It is not encouraging. 5 shutters for me now.

On February 25, 2014, Nikon released a Technical Service Advisory announcing that it is offering “service” for D600 owners.
Although Nikon’s service includes “inspection, cleaning, and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts of [the] D600 camera,” this is no different from the service numerous D600 purchasers have already received from Nikon, and unfortunately our investigation concluded that such service has failed in most instances to remedy the oil and dust spotting problems.
We applaud Nikon for its increased attention to this issue in response to our lawsuit, but their offer appears fundamentally insufficient, and the lawsuit will continue to move forward on behalf of all D600 purchasers.
We will keep you updated as the case continues to develop.

HEIDI S. CUPPY | PARALEGAL
ZIMMERMAN REED, PLLP
1100 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402 T 612.341.0400

From Heidi Cuppy? Sure....... that is a porn star name, did they ask for a credit card first!!??!!! Kidding of course, good luck

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:26 UTC

I guess I am lucky, bought a refurb and it was pretty dirty, cleaned it myself and it has been great. Just wonder if I should send it back....Sometimes best to let sleeping dogs lie

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 04:07 UTC as 34th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

Does it come with a Memory Stick or is that sold separately?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 04:16 UTC as 75th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)
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Kendunn: It certainly is a great era in digital photography with cameras like this and the Fuji and Oly. The only thing I see is the cost of lenses are crushing. Not saying that the best Canon and Nikons are cheap, but they seem to always have a cost effective alternative either new or used to their best that still offers really good performance. I mean if you had to start over with a Sony system you could easily drop a ton of money on the body, couple of lenses, and a flash.
I am not sure if I would like the EVF, but everyone says its great, so maybe if there isn't any lag. As far as size I am sure its great for travel, but I have found smaller cameras are hard for me to use as they feel pretty cramped. I think a DSLR is just right. Maybe if they could get voice commands that actually worked it would be much better to have a small camera. It would be nice to be able to whisper to the camera to switch ISO or focus mode, etc

adding a grip doesn't spread the buttons out to make them easier and larger.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Its so funny when something like this comes out to read the haters and the fan boys going at it

Ghetto? Major event? Man someone is taking themselves way too serious. Its a new camera, its not going to change the world. We should be happy with improvements in cameras, it ups the ante for the other manufacturers. I just bought a D600 before these came out. Made me wonder if I had made the right choice. After the dust settled and I had time to think I believe I did. That doesn't mean there isn't things I would like to have from the Sony, just things I like better about the Nikon. To be honest I don't know what else I would like to see in a camera, ,minor quibbles notwithstanding

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

Its so funny when something like this comes out to read the haters and the fan boys going at it

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 125th comment | 11 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

It certainly is a great era in digital photography with cameras like this and the Fuji and Oly. The only thing I see is the cost of lenses are crushing. Not saying that the best Canon and Nikons are cheap, but they seem to always have a cost effective alternative either new or used to their best that still offers really good performance. I mean if you had to start over with a Sony system you could easily drop a ton of money on the body, couple of lenses, and a flash.
I am not sure if I would like the EVF, but everyone says its great, so maybe if there isn't any lag. As far as size I am sure its great for travel, but I have found smaller cameras are hard for me to use as they feel pretty cramped. I think a DSLR is just right. Maybe if they could get voice commands that actually worked it would be much better to have a small camera. It would be nice to be able to whisper to the camera to switch ISO or focus mode, etc

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies

On a KLR? Never make it! Kidding of course, very jealous.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 15th comment
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Bjrn SWE: "We have to applaud Fujifilm for being so open about its lens release schedule, and helping potential customers to gauge whether the X system is likely to meet their needs in the foreseeable future."

Oh yes, that's great. The big question is why other companies in this business don't do the same? Canon introduced their M-system with only 2 or 3 lenses I believe, and no roadmap. Does that make you confident that Canon are dedicated to this and are you willing to invest in their new system?

Sorry my reply somehow got shuffled to this post when it was meant for another. Cold weather has made our Internet crazy

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
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Bjrn SWE: "We have to applaud Fujifilm for being so open about its lens release schedule, and helping potential customers to gauge whether the X system is likely to meet their needs in the foreseeable future."

Oh yes, that's great. The big question is why other companies in this business don't do the same? Canon introduced their M-system with only 2 or 3 lenses I believe, and no roadmap. Does that make you confident that Canon are dedicated to this and are you willing to invest in their new system?

I wouldn't preach their funeral just yet. You can dig up lenses for Canon and Nikon anywhere and even though the Fuji lenses are top shelf (as is their camera) you still have to wonder how long they will be around. Canon and Nikon lenses have been around since time began and will be here until the end. In 5 years Fuji may have moved on to the next trend.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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MoltenP: (I accidently posted this as a reply to another user)

Here's a ride report done by a motorcyclist who used the x100s when riding through some of the 'stans (Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan). He has some beautiful images in his ride report.

Some of his photographs prompted forum members to buy x100s.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923656

I'll have to admit, seeing photos from the camera generates some desire to own the camera, regardless if I could reproduce the other photogs pictures or not. For my purposes a Nikon P7800/Canon G/Fuji X20 would likely be a better fit.

I sometimes think advrider has better photographers than dpreview. Don't get on there much since I went dirt only

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:14 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

A bit off topic, but I was thinking the other day that "Power House Mechanic" looks so fake its silly. I was trying to teach my son the right way to use hand tools and got to remembering how the guy in the picture is using such poor technique that it has to be a set up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 16:04 UTC as 50th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Its almost like they wanted to through out a retro camera, but were really afraid to. You know what would be a hoot, to have an OM1D (my first camera and my first love) and just give it shutter speed around the mount, manual focus, aperture control at the lens ring, and....are you sitting down....NO SCREEN!!!! You wouldn't get to see what you shot until you got home (or at least until you took your card out and put it in a card reader). I guarantee you people that would use this camera for a while would be better photographers.

Of course no one would buy it, I never said they would, just said it would be fun. As far as buying things that make life harder, people used to spend a lot of money on rangefinder Leicas even in the age of auto everything...and have you priced a really nice bicycle lately?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 22:24 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Its almost like they wanted to through out a retro camera, but were really afraid to. You know what would be a hoot, to have an OM1D (my first camera and my first love) and just give it shutter speed around the mount, manual focus, aperture control at the lens ring, and....are you sitting down....NO SCREEN!!!! You wouldn't get to see what you shot until you got home (or at least until you took your card out and put it in a card reader). I guarantee you people that would use this camera for a while would be better photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:11 UTC as 715th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Just what the world needs, another lens mount! Cameras do look impressive, though.

You can call it whatever you want, but the long and short of it is that according to this article to get the full benefits of this camera you will be buying new lenses, call it a new system, subsystem, series....whatever it all ends up that you won't get a full frame camera without the new lenses or some kind of adapter for other lenses. I am not anti-Sony, I love the idea and was 2nd guessing my recent switch to Nikon (but soon remembered how I like my optical viewfinders). Then I saw lens prices....sorry but a $1000 for a 50 1.8 is unbelievable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Just what the world needs, another lens mount! Cameras do look impressive, though.

Already a thread about it http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52344834

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Just what the world needs, another lens mount! Cameras do look impressive, though.

I admit I don't know anything about Sony lenses, but the article does say it needs new FE Series lenses to make use of full frame that E Series won't fill the frame, now if that is incorrect then the problem is with the author of the article.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Just what the world needs, another lens mount! Cameras do look impressive, though.

OK then, if its semantics you want then yes, it is the same mount. Lets begin again, "just what we need, another lens system". Does that make you feel better? Still going to have to buy all new lenses unless you want to crop every image. Who cares if the mount is physically the same if it isn't going to make use of the full sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
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