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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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

I use Canon DSLR's for when only they can do the job. (A DSLR, I mean). I am CPS Platinum. I used to buy Canon compacts, but I now buy Sony, Fuji, and Olympus. Canon haven't come up with anything meaningful/ground-breaking in the compact and mirrorless fields for too long and don't look like doing so either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 400th comment
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GothtinPowers: So how do these compare to dedicated film scanners like the Nikon coolscans?

Yes, I use my V750 to scan 120 negatives and slides. Not sure many affordable film scanners cope with 120

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
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RobertSigmund: The best method at the moment is copying the negative/slide with the digital camera. Brings better results than scanners and is faster. You need a macro lens of course, and a slide copier. I have the old minolta slide copy unit 1000 for the Minolta ring flash. Very good device.

Does this work for 120 film?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
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Calvin Chann: You need to correct the price on page 6.

I live in a country where the comma is used as a decimal point and the full stop as a thousand separator. EUR 15 is a very good price!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:35 UTC

You need to correct the price on page 6.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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arndsan: no enjoyable photo experience without a viewfinder !!!

That'll never happen. How many newer EVF's are backwards compatible with older cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
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princecody: How does the IQ of this compare to the Fuji X100T? Why no viewfinder built in or included?

@Zvonimir Tosic. I see your argument, but when has a manufacturer ever produced a newer better EVF and made it compatible with an older camera? It rarely happens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (127 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: edit suggestion at picture #5: a 90 degrees tilted viewfinder isn't exactly for "waist-level composition". Unless you have your waist at chin height?

or the eyes of an eagle.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:18 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)

"...for most people at the show checking out the booth it was likely the first time they'd been able to pick it up and try it out. " Really? I've had mine since the end of July and I was late in upgrading from the II.

Presumably, as it's a photo show, most people are interested in cameras and would have visited their local dealer to see this item.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 25th comment
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.

Well, when the body has the capacity and they chose not to provide it.

I shoot with Leica glass on M bodies which have no AF.

Where am I cool with that?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
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falconeyes: History repeats.

I am wondering which Chinese companies will emerge copying Japan camera corp. now. I guess copying esp. MILCs would be easy.

Looking at examples like http://www.kinefinity.com/?lang=en I guess the happy days for Canon & Co. are to end sooner than later.

b craw:
I shoot many types of subject with varying equipment. I believe that each has its place. On Friday I did a small shoot for a friend with a 5D3 and the 24-70. Then at the weekend, I was away at a racetrack with a 1DX and 200-400. Friends were shooting with up to 600mm so there is a need for that type of broad range of equipment. I also shoot with a Sony A7R, Fuji X-T1 and Olympus EM1, but I'm pretty sure few of those manufacturers will ever provide equipment that a sports photographer will need. Most are happy to provide lenses within the ultrawide to short telephoto range.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:00 UTC

Not a new idea. Didn't Canon make 2 EOS shaped drives with CF and SD slots? I didn't need one then, but would certainly buy one now.

As for the WD model, I would certainly buy one if it came with a CF slot as well. Just SD, is a bit limiting.

I don't find the Wifi to be a useful feature the way it currently works. You can either join the drive's WiFi or another WiFi, but seemingly not both at the same time. I do own a LaCie Fuel.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 17th comment
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falconeyes: History repeats.

I am wondering which Chinese companies will emerge copying Japan camera corp. now. I guess copying esp. MILCs would be easy.

Looking at examples like http://www.kinefinity.com/?lang=en I guess the happy days for Canon & Co. are to end sooner than later.

While you may make a competitive camera, it will take any new entrant years, possibly decades, to produce a lens lineup like Canon or Nikon. This will dampen huge market acceptance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.

No, I've seen many ZM lenses, but generally buy Leica M glass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)
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amd: Funny how the same crowd calling the DSLR mirror box a caveman design are now the target for (arguable great) MF lenses. While I always loved Zeiss, I sold off mine long time ago and financed my entry into the FF DSLR market. Never looked back to manual focus, as much as I loved my Zeiss lenses ...

I've used EF glass since Canon changed to the EF system. I now have enough L glass to qualify as CPS Platinum and have never had an AF motor die.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.

Maybe I'm not that into the video market?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)

Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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Yankeedog57: And this has what to do with digital photography? I come to Digital Photography Review to see the latest news in digital photography equipment not the see the weapons that the british used to hack out their bloody empire. What next, the implements to draw and quarter enemies of the crown? Please stick to cameras and photography gear.

And none of you seemed to have noticed that DPR was bought by Amazon in 2007 and then moved to the US (Seattle, I believe) where it is now based.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:33 UTC

If the photo belongs t the monkey, is the camera owner in breach of copyright for posting the photo?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 13:21 UTC as 335th comment

Welcome to the internet where people are mostly anonymous and can do and say whatever they want with little chance of being caught out. Responsibility for ones words and actions goes out of the window.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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