Calvin Chann

Calvin Chann

Lives in Portugal Estoril/Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Finance
Joined on Oct 30, 2002
About me:

Way too much equipment ;)

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Like their primes, but would like zooms with the equivalent standard ranges, like 24-70 and 70-200 with fixed apertures around f4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:25 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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tgutgu: Well, the first usage impressions tell me enough, not to buy this camera, as the issues Richard Butler points out are to me just not some niggles, but deal breakers. Really disappointing. A non-clicking wheel? Ergonomic disaster. A view finder, which switches off the camera when put in no usage? No go.

Richard Butler unfortunately says that such issues are no major points to be criticized. I can't understand this mild reaction. It is the third incarnation of a RX100. How many years do have camera vendors experience with contructiing camera and camera ergonomics? Is that all new to them?

No. There shouldn't be any excuses for such mistakes (until they are corrected). The camera shouldn't be bought (of course it will, unfortunately).

I was quite enthusiastic about the RX100 MK III when reading about the view finder, however, with only 800x600 resolution and its apparent lag in low light, it seems that we need at least another camera generation that such a good feature is done right.

The RX-10 has a switch to make it click or not. It's something that maybe could have been implemented. It, for me, is not a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: This camera is a real game changer. My main objection (shared by many pros I know) was the lack of viewfinder. First, who wants to look like a soccer mom focusing and second, impossible to really frame and focus in most conditions. The pop up viewfinder destroys all of those objections in a second. Also, it doesn't eat valuable real estate on the top of the camera. Add that to absolutely no shutter lag, a quality lens and a 20mp sensor and you have the beginning of the end of low-end pro-wannabe cameras. Thank god it costs $800 meaning a lot of soccer moms and mammarazzis won't buy it. Next step, a 5:1 zoom, perhaps 24-135? That would be a killer combo

Why are you so fixated by what pro's would use?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:39 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: To all those posters who post saying no EVF no sale. Well here you are!

But I'm sure you'll find something else to stop you buying it.

Regarding the price, my initail reaction was that it was too high, but after considering that the price of the Mk II plus and EVF was more, this dampened my outrage. At the end of the day, what you're getting is a Mk II with a built in EVF. You expect Sony to give you the EVF for free?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

To all those posters who post saying no EVF no sale. Well here you are!

But I'm sure you'll find something else to stop you buying it.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 652nd comment | 7 replies
On Sony announces pricing and availability for Alpha 7S article (131 comments in total)

Less is more?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography article (53 comments in total)

1. Why just limit to small cameras? Surely it is suitable for all.

2. How is the flash receiver supposed to stand up?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 22nd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)

An amazing amount of hate from people who would never buy Leica anyway, but wouldn't think twice about jumping on the hate Leica bandwagon. It's easy to run with the crowd.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 218th comment | 4 replies

So, Leica have released a new system onto the world.

The reaction of many here is really quite sad. These are people who would never ever buy or even afford to buy the camera but still have to push their opinions about it to the rest in a vague attempt to persuade you not to buy it. They have only read what's online (much of it incorrect) and have come to their decision. Have they ever touched it, or used it? No. But their blind opinion is what counts. And, of course, their current camera is way better than this new Leica.

If the camera is not for you, that's OK. Move on.

(You can of course replace Leica for any other brand and have the same reaction)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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iAPX: Interesting new camera, with a premium tag price, clearly justified by an incredible handcrafting and solid metal body. Kinda mix of a D4/1D durability, with a consumer-oriented interface, and probably solid photographic performance.

I hope Panasonic will explore this way with the same Leica T-mount, with hopefully less pricier bodies (but not so well built!).

Obviously the rumours that you are hearing are way off as Panasonic have nothing to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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burnymeister: All the whining about price. YOLO folks. If you can't afford it move on. It's a gorgeous piece of tech and engineering. I can't wait to own it.

Why is it that people such as electrophoto need to denigrate people who have a different opinion. If you don't get this camera, fine, move on. Why do you absolutely need to say that they have no common sense or understanding of value? Then justify themselves by saying what equipment they do use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: What I don't quite understand, is that if there is only two manufacturers of sensors, then how is this Leica body any different to any other 16Mp APSC sensored body? Does Leica have some crazy proprietary knowledge in regards to how to 'get the best out of' any given sensor, or is it all really about the Leica glass? I will admit though the work they've done on the GUI is outstanding from what I've seen. So incredibly intuitive and fast to change. Only thing really lacking is the ability to do multiple custom set-ups which I think would be the proverbial icing. If I was a GUI designer I'd be sending my resume to all the majors right about now. I expect there's some red faces and crapped undies in their design departments......

What you obviously fail to understand is that while the physical sensor may be the same, how the data is subsequently processed in entirely different between each manufacturer. And the glass has a lot to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: Oh, I should also mention that the manufacturing of the body is stupid. First, they should do a custom extrusion for the basic shape so all they have to do is surface finish it and not waste resources making Aluminium chips. Secondly, hand finishing this is a waste of time. All it needs is a tumble deburr. Paying someone to sit there hand finishing it for the best part of an hour is a waste of time, money and labor. Me personally? Do all the boring stuff with a machine, because that's what they're for, and pass the savings on. It makes absolutely zero difference to the finished product.

Obviously this is not the camera for you, but please don't try to push your opinion onto anyone else. All Leica products involve quite a lot of manual labour. It is what make it what it is, something that has whooshed straight over your head.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:35 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I sense a lot of fanboy fear from just a bland, APS-C camera costing 2000 bucks (lol).

This camera obviously does nothing for me, but the commotion in the comment section is certainly worthy of interest.

Leica's design philosophy has always been minimalist. Just enough to get the job done. They have never before been into providing all the bells and whistles. Although the T does now include scene modes :0

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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topstuff: Really, really, puzzling how people interested in a supposedly creative subject like photography, place no value at all on aesthetics or the satisfaction of the interaction with the tools they use.

This Leica is by all accounts a very pleasing and satisfying thing to use -from the feel of the body to the better-than-ever-before use of a touch screen. This alone is justification enough for its existence.

If some people fail to see that there is satisfaction to be gained in the user experience of something like this, compared to interacting with a lump of black plastic, then that is their problem.

I have played with a T for about 15-20 minutes. It is indeed a beautiful thing to hold and use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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MPA1: Will it come in black?

Black will be available in July

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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AlpCns2: I must say that Pentax is courageous to introduce such a rather specialized camera at this relatively competitive price point. It will be perfect for the fans of shallow DOF and fans of super-detailed landscapes. I can imagine that the IQ and resolution of stitched panoramas would be superb. Then again, who prints murals...

I would love to see a full review of this interesting camera. I wonder how well lovely old Zeiss Jena (P6 mount) lenses and (some great) Russian glass would adapt to this mount. Can we have a full review, DPR, pretty please?

I's not that courageous. They had the 645D at a very good price too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Full review please.

And I'd like that review to compare the sensors of the 645D and 645Z.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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RStyga: It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.

I think I'll chose to ignore you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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Picasso Noir: Give them some time..I prefer they take there time and get it right the first time,please don't rush 'em... there are the new frontier in medium format:)
And i'm not even a PEXTAX owner yet or fanboy-i like company's with greatness and understanding. they so a opportunity and rand with it. let every one take notes. $8,000 for all that:):)

Don't rush them? Pentax have been making the 645 line for decades. 645, 645N, 645NII and 645D. The Z is just a new model in the line.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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