justinwonnacott

Lives in Canada ontario, Canada
Works as a photographer/teacher
Has a website at http://justinwonnacott.com
Joined on May 30, 2006

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On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

Dpreview needs a photo editor to exercise some qualty standards and to vet the integrity of the work they publish.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Dpreview needs a picture editor.....ironic isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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justinwonnacott: The woman with the snake has to be on of the sleaziest, cheesiest promo pix for a major brand I have seen in a long time. Takes me back to the pages of Modern Photography in the 1970's or worse.

It really seems to be a lowest common denominator assumption on the advertiser's part that presumes that sony customers are rather stupid , mostly men and can be easily coaxed into clicking on the fleshy "bait" (woman mostly naked cuddling a great big snake/anaconda.)
This customer is a little old for that junk and deserves more respect for keeping my brains in my head instead of my pants. Grrr..... Grumble....

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 02:43 UTC

The woman with the snake has to be on of the sleaziest, cheesiest promo pix for a major brand I have seen in a long time. Takes me back to the pages of Modern Photography in the 1970's or worse.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 14th comment | 13 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (263 comments in total)

Professionals choose the system that supports the camera, lens selection is half the game.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 69th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (263 comments in total)

You would find nearly any pro shooter who uses canon with a 5d in the bag, semi pro my foot.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

The windows look dirty.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)

Steal me. Loot inside.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 25th comment | 13 replies
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Hugo808: Here's my gripe: The new anti-haze tool is only available if you pay the CC subscription of Lightroom and doesn't appear on the desktop version. Grrr.

PDI stated.....And what is the purpose of Lightroom without the Development Module? From a real photographers point of view - nothing. ....
I beg to differ .... even without the development tools this software is EVERYTHING to what I do. My Lightroom catalogue may be the single most important piece of "equipment" I own. THE digital asset management tools and my catalogue are central to my entire photography practice. I actually find the development tools part of the interface rather clunky to use because of its vertical stacking and the inability to tear off modules and place them on another monitor. Batch operations are great though.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
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kewlguy: I was tricked by adobe, I guess. I purchased the stand alone LR6, installed it on 2 computers, then my son needs a LR so I thought why not subscribe the CC? After I subscribed the CC, adobe blends both LR6 and CC into one. So I ended up paying twice and still have only two computers with LR...

yes

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 03:07 UTC
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kewlguy: I was tricked by adobe, I guess. I purchased the stand alone LR6, installed it on 2 computers, then my son needs a LR so I thought why not subscribe the CC? After I subscribed the CC, adobe blends both LR6 and CC into one. So I ended up paying twice and still have only two computers with LR...

same problem

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

The higher ISO samples do not look good 1600 is soft and heavily noise reduced and it gets worse after that. If you are shooting on the street shutter speed is everything and for that you need clean files at 1600 or more. I am not very impressed by the image quality, actually.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 304th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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NickyB66: To the DP Reviewers - When will an in-depth review of the X Pro 2 be posted? Thanks.

What differences are there between pre production and production cameras? Is the pre production moniker more a hedge for time and insurance against an unforeseen problem or is there any real difference worth mentioning in most cases?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (740 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera is touted as the resolution beast. There has to be a reason why you would accept sub-par performance in low light, burst, and movie modes. I went straight for the comparison images expecting to be wowed by its resolution difference at the expense of the ISO performance and dynamic range.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference in resolution at all. Even at 1:1 pixel sizes it looked the same as the other cameras. Honestly, 50+ megapixels is pointless. Even high end glass doesn’t resolve detail in the 8K range.

Simply put. If I was a Canon loyalist. I would rather have the 6D and a bag full of lenses instead of this camera.

The 6d and a bag of lenses would be a pretty small bag of lenses ......

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (740 comments in total)

I have put quite a bit of time in with a "company " MF CCD camera in the last 2 or 3 years and loved the big files but disliked the bulk, low iso and crazy expense . I felt that that even if such tools were affordable for me at a quarter of their current cost I would still not be tempted to buy. When I had a chance to make a few shots with a Nikon 800 series camera I decided to wait for Canon to respond and purchased new lenses accordingly. I now use a 5d series camera everyday for all manner of photography and I am amazed at its excellent files - sometimes I just pore over the screen looking in wonderment at how much I can see.
This camera is the most powerful photographic tool I have ever owned. Compared to the MF camera I was able to use before , it is dead cheap and better for much of the work I do. It feels like - and I use it as - a real workhorse.
It will be surpassed quickly by other cameras but I expect to use it for years to come which makes it pretty good value.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
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justinwonnacott: Bodies come and go , lenses, hopefully not so much.

What a pleasure to read a substantial and well written article about gear . . . DPR should generate more content of their own like this. Lensrentals has my attention

Quality matters and is worth paying for..

huh????????????

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 02:19 UTC

Bodies come and go , lenses, hopefully not so much.

What a pleasure to read a substantial and well written article about gear . . . DPR should generate more content of their own like this. Lensrentals has my attention

Quality matters and is worth paying for..

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

This price seems reasonable for a full frame camera that has a unique niche and is very high quality. If you need iwhat it can do (use leica lenses and shoot very quietly and discreetly) it would seem like an excellent choice for theater work, available light portraiture for example. Canon or Nikon pro bodies are about the same or more . . . .

That said, I would never buy a leica again......... Been there , done that and I want my autofocus, live view and my MTV.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 81st comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

The shots appear to be affected by camera sh
ake!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 85th comment

Looks like a decent bag (the big one for me) ..... lots of men would buy these too. Actually, I am sort of the Imelda Marcos of camera bags, closet is full of the suckers - got one for every occasion.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 13th comment
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