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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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I think I can say that most posts on here are made by people who have never touched, let alone owned, this camera and are making comments based on what they're read elsewhere, the spec sheet or their own prejudices. And it shows.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:46 UTC as 7th comment
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Harry Lane: The new Gitzos are way too expensive for minor cosmetic changes.

Moved from Gitzo (tripod and monopod) to Manfrotto (tripods and monopod). Generally much happier with the leg release system now.

I think that with no Traveller under £500, that is saying something.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:13 UTC

Just sell me the Batis already!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 13:00 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
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Francis Carver: For USD $399.00, or shall we perhaps say $400, I can get a pretty neat-o mobile smart phone that will take great pix and video -- and can let me make a few phone calls and whatnot in the process.

Just because this all-black GoPro mini-cube is absurdly small -- well, that fact just does not mean it is a great buy as well. In fact, I happen to believe it is anything but that.

And just how well will your smart phone handle going under water?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
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Calvin Chann: I hope it solves the issue with defocusing before refocusing. Makes the 40-150 pretty unusable for sports.

And still no HDR mode?

I want the facility to be able to do HDR. I usually only apply it very sparingly. I don't like the over saturated look, but just a better approximation to the scene that I saw.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
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Donnie AI: A Hasselblad DSLR.. or even a Mirrorless Camera. I wonder how much those would be priced.

I hope to see one day, That leaf shutters be introduced to DSLR's / Mirrorless Cameras. Just as what Fuji did on their X100S / T

@nathantw, I have been looking for one in good condition within the EU. Local customs is a nightmare, so an EU purchase is easier.
@Correction man, I know that, but everyone knows them as a Hasselblad. If I had said the Fujifilm TX-1, few would have known that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 11:12 UTC
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cgarrard: Perry: Oops we totally screwed up like several times in a row and we're going to try and figure out why we decided to get so silly in the first place.

That's that spot in a "nut"shell.

Today's business climate is interesting. I grew up where people grew within- a company and rose to the top- but today they hire outside for top positions with people that know nothing about the business they are running. Fire Perry and promote someone within that company that really knows how to run it.

Carl

It's a self fulfilling spiral. A company that doesn't promote from within shouldn't be surprised when its own staff look elsewhere, knowing that they don't have a career path anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
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Donnie AI: A Hasselblad DSLR.. or even a Mirrorless Camera. I wonder how much those would be priced.

I hope to see one day, That leaf shutters be introduced to DSLR's / Mirrorless Cameras. Just as what Fuji did on their X100S / T

I'd like to see them remake the XPan. I don't even mind if it is analogue format. I'd buy one immediately.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 14:25 UTC

As a 500C/M owner I was very interested when they announced the CFV-50c back as I was at that time considering the Pentax 645Z as well. It was interesting until I saw what they did with the battery and the price. The Pentax decision was pretty easy thereafter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 14:23 UTC as 105th comment
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

My local supplier will get 10 at the end of July. 4 were already sold. Now it's 5.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 107th comment
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (127 comments in total)

Nice idea, but too expensive for something that relies on an existing iPhone for half of its interface. And only as good while Apple still use the same connector.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1088 comments in total)
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zgmi: The wild card in this race is Samsung, after NX1 lets see what they offer for their rumoured full frame. What if a traditional DSLR is launched with a back field illuminated CMOS sensor, will it be again slightly better in low light ?

Samsung? Really. Has anyone actually seen a NX1? They pushed it several months ago here and after that no-one has seen one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:33 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1088 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

@Digifan, you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

I would really hate to be limited by your imagination.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Unless the stacked sensor is outstanding, I'll stick with my Mk III.

Looks good on paper. Will wait for tests to see the reality. Decision thereafter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 08:34 UTC
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Digital Imaging Technician: Whyyyyyy 28mm? This is nothing but a strange focal length for a non-ILC (yes, I'm looking at you too Ricoh GR) that Leica has not historically embraced. If there was a 35mm version I would buy this. Please Leica, it's a dream come true, but 7mm to wide... :-(

I thought the same. I never gelled with 28mm being neither wide enough or long enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1088 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

I can't use a mirrorless for sports. I tried with an EM1 with 40-150 and the viewfinder blackout after the first shot meant that every shot thereafter was guesswork. Not sure what these high frame rates are aimed at apart from bragging rights.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:18 UTC

Unless the stacked sensor is outstanding, I'll stick with my Mk III.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:47 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Both DSLR and Mirrorless still have their place. Until EVF's can get much better (refresh rate), they won't take over from DSLR's as action photographers need to follow the action.

I have an extensive Canon DSLR system (CPS Platinum) and many mirrorless systems (Fuji, Sony and Oly), and they all have their own uses.

Until you try to follow fast moving action subject to changes in direction (not only sports) with a mirrorless you won't know what I'm talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 10:54 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Both DSLR and Mirrorless still have their place. Until EVF's can get much better (refresh rate), they won't take over from DSLR's as action photographers need to follow the action.

I have an extensive Canon DSLR system (CPS Platinum) and many mirrorless systems (Fuji, Sony and Oly), and they all have their own uses.

dcolak, did I say that? As a matter of fact, neither do I, but when mirrorless are being touted with high fps, what's that for?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:51 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

Both DSLR and Mirrorless still have their place. Until EVF's can get much better (refresh rate), they won't take over from DSLR's as action photographers need to follow the action.

I have an extensive Canon DSLR system (CPS Platinum) and many mirrorless systems (Fuji, Sony and Oly), and they all have their own uses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:00 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
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