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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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2954 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Maybe it's time to test out the new Pentax 645 or something equally high-performance and expensive? The "featured story" being this Canon, which few Canon DSLR buyers will ever buy, is like how mainstream auto mags often test high-megabuck sports cars most of their readers will never buy. So, by "featuring" it and pegging it at the top of the page, it achieves a 17.5% "popularity" rating where more important information on "far more likely to be bought" cameras get pushed down lower. It might be exciting, but it's not particularly important.

There, they're, their.....it will be OK. Maybe he means they need to shut up about it? No one really likes the grammar police.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 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

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 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

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (205 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 10th comment
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (94 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (200 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!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 46th comment
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (111 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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (111 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?

Direct 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?

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (39 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 35th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (815 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 84th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (815 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 (815 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 (815 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 134th comment | 11 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (815 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 142nd 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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