PIX 2015
Kabe Luna

Kabe Luna

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Grapher Designer + Photographer
Joined on Sep 25, 2006

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dwill23: "This lens also features Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture for consistent exposures" Ohhh something Canon has done since 1987 with ALL their lenses, while Nikon bashed them, Nikon first copied IS, then motors in the lens "VR" now electromagnetic apertures. Dang. Better hope Sony doesn't pull those fantastic sensors away.....or start selling them to Canon. Read the lens reviews on this site, most Canon's are better. This lens is a joke, F5.6? Well, I guess if it's $500 it would be worth only using it in sun or bright cloudy days.

Actually, Nikon implemented its VR system (albeit in the compact Nikon Zoom 700 VR) in 1994, before Canon's EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM of 1995. Nikon also was first with in-lens AF motors and TTL phase-detection AF (at the time, Canon was stuck on IR-based AF–like with compact cameras), both introduced with 1983's F3 AF and its two AF lenses, AF 80mm f/2.8 and AF 200mm f/3.5 ED-IF (five years before the introduction of Canon's EF mount and lenses). As for electromagnetic apertures, Nikon has always been far more focused on backwards compatibility and that meant sticking with existing technologies where not doing so would disenfranchise large numbers of users, as Canon did when they moved from FD to EF mount, immediately obsoleting decades of prior Canon SLR lenses. I have little doubt Nikon engineers could long ago have implemented electromagnetic diaphragms has their objective been to abandon compatibility with earlier Nikon bodies and accessories.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (481 comments in total)

I have no interest in renting software, whether used personally or professionally. This is why I left Lightroom for Capture One and, ultimately, will leave InDesign for Quark XPress. So long as there are viable alternatives, I will use them. No point complaining when I can vote with my wallet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 23:40 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Seems the CA toward the edges of the frame, at least at 24mm, is excessive. Is this easily corrected during conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Seems the CA toward the edges of the frame, at least at 24mm, is excessive. Is this easily corrected during conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7968-24mm-F4 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Seems the CA toward the edges of the frame, at least at 24mm, is excessive. Is this easily corrected during conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Seems the CA toward the edges of the frame, at least at 24mm, is excessive. Is this easily corrected during conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Seems the CA toward the edges of the frame, at least at 24mm, is excessive. Is this easily corrected during conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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helltormentor: Does the HDR sliders also shift mid tones?

No. And, unlike Adobe's crude HDR tools, you don't get posterization at high contrast edges with aggressive highlight and shadow recovery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:42 UTC

Love the IQ of my Sigma 50/1.4 HSM DG and 35/1.4 Art lenses, the latter of which is actually fully usable wide open, where most open use it. So, I expect this new zoom to deliver the goods optically. Not sure I have need of a 24-35/2 zoom, but if I did, I wouldn't hesitate to get this. Way to go Sigma!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 02:43 UTC as 25th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Not terribly impressed with the quantity and quality of noise in the ISO 100 Tulip Festival image. Reds in particular retain vestiges of the noise pattern characteristic of Canon sensors. Still, with the subject matter in a single shot, it's a good deal better than results from the 5DIII.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 17:13 UTC as 174th comment

What happens if someone walks behind the camera in close proximity? Will that trigger a release? Or, if in bulb mode, will it close the shutter and end the exposure?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
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Kabe Luna: Head. In. Sand.

"To be honest I don’t really know - I’m not that close to the US market so I can’t speak from first-hand experience."

"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..."

"Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us."

Paul.B.Jones

I. Own. EOS 620. EOS 5D. EF 100/2.8 Macro. EF 50/1.4. And. RS-60T3.

Even. If. Not. I'd. Still. Have. The. Right. To. Post.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 17:05 UTC

Head. In. Sand.

"To be honest I don’t really know - I’m not that close to the US market so I can’t speak from first-hand experience."

"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..."

"Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:24 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies

Finally, things are getting interesting in camera land! Although 11 EV of dynamic range blunts its appeal. Pretty sure 15 stops of "extended" dynamic range will require multiple exposures, which isn't realistic for working with people. Maybe the second generation will offer a more competitive sensor in that regard.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 52nd comment

To the authors: This is actually not the first Canon EOS Rebel to have a top-deck LCD. In fact, every 35mm film Rebel had one. It's only with the advent of Digital Rebels that Canon omitted the feature. So, the correct distinction is: "This is the first *Digital* Rebel with such a feature..."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 206th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Seems a nice enough camera–generally, I feel more resolution is better, so I'm cheering for 50 MP. To be sure, relative freedom from pattern noise will result in slightly greater usable dynamic range, but still short of what I'd like and have gotten used to in the 3-year-old D800. And this being merely a variant of the 5DIII means no progress in terms of UI (still that row of dual-use buttons ahead of the top deck LCD, still no direct way to set manual white balance, QCD still uncomfortably low on the rear panel and smaller than when it was comfortable and quick to use).

And what's up with 1.3 and 1.6x crop modes, but still no ability to mount EF-S lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 629th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)

The video samples look awful. Like crude masks have been applied in Photoshop. Which, apparently, is akin to what's actually going on in the software.

No thanks, Lytro. I'm actually capable of getting the DOF I want, in the majority of cases, before I release the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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AksCT: I am not a pro, but find it quite odd to see everything she has listed as positive, copied below, is about functionality,form, and features.
What about image quality? Perhaps the assumption is that these features improve image quality!!

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Pros:

-Low cost
-Feels sturdy in my hands, very similar to the EOS 5D Mark III
-Weatherproofing is improved and Canon claims that the shutter is good through 200,000 actuations - this is very important for working sports photographers
-AF fast and responsive, and seems to perform as advertised
-Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone
-Shutter feels fast and light - not nearly as noisy as the original 7D
-Video is improved, (although I didn't get to test this in depth) - better AF, choice in codecs, better resolution
-Lighter weight than the EOS-1D X, which is heavy as a rock by comparison

She shoots for a newspaper–not the highest-quality reproduction by a long shot. Why do you think DSLRs, when they were really awful, found acceptance initially at newspapers? Because speed of delivery is far more important than image quality, which even back then was "good enough."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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tinternaut: I think Canon users have been waiting for a long time.

Joseph Black, shadow banding is a real concern for Canon users who want or need to utilize every EV of dynamic range available to them. That you are able to achieve your desired results without exposing the problem (which is, in fact, always present) doesn't make those of us can't intrinsically inept, nor you a superior technician. Rather we all make different choices in subject matter and expose differently to fulfill (ideally) different creative visions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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ealvarez: I bet Canon will merge with Pentax with the new name 'NonTax' lowering all their camera prices. They will also launch new sophisticated lenses with 7 color variations to match the new NonTax SLR bodies.. I knew this going to happen sooner or later..

Thumbs up for "NonTax!" Funniest thing I've read in a while on DPR fora.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
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