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 Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (132 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: This will a big seller for Sony.

Well, if the body of the A7S wasn't so pricey, I may well have added one to my system alongside the A7R.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (93 comments in total)
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AshMills: Pentax 645 days are numbered obviously. ;-)

Damn, just dropped a wedge on a 645Z

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
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FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.

F.

Sounds like you wanted to find a reason not to like this camera, and you did. I guess it's not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
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kadardr: I wish I could get one at hand to check out handling. I do not like haptics of A7 at all. The size and shape is very very similar to the OM-D E-M1, but it seems to me the M1 grip is more ergonomic. And dont forget many users elongated M1 grip with a base plate (RRS, J.B.). The A7 series of jewel cameras are best with small primes. That should be the direction to go for Sony.

The placement of the shutter release has got to be an improvement. The reason that I don't use my 7R as much is because of the placement of this button. The grip improves it a little, but not much.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Yet another Sony body. Why am I not surprised?

What my comment meant was that it looks like bodies and lenses are being released neck and neck, but what the hell, you'll interpret it to fit your argument.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:46 UTC

Yet another Sony body. Why am I not surprised?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 197th comment | 8 replies
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (93 comments in total)
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noirdesir: Doesn't the iPhone 6 camera sensor offer the same: on-sensor PD AF & one-shot HDR?

Well, given that the iPhone 6 has been on the market, how long now? and Sony are making this announcement now, let me guess...... they're not the same?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 12:32 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)

Perhaps, not the best photographers, by profile, to give the X to.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 11:19 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Zoron: Yummy & beautiful lenses....enuff said

Canon do quite a good job in making telephotos look good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 11:39 UTC

Since when has 14-28 been a "classic" wide angle zoom?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)

US only

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 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 401st 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 45th 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 (134 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
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