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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daddyo: This article is painful for me. I have always been saddened that Tamron chose not to pursue a digital back system for Bronicas. They allowed one of the finest camera brands to die on the vine.
Had they elected to develop a reasonably priced digital back for the GS-1, SQ, and ETRS I would still be shooting with them.
I shot weddings and portraits for years with two GS-1's and it pained me to sell them off for peanuts, rather than simply let them age in my equipment closet. I still wince every time I look at used Bronica lens prices -- superb optics.

If you were selling for peanuts, why not keep the gear? I would.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:23 UTC
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Khun_K: Well, not enough for me, I am OK with the T, TL2 is without doubt better but still not enough. But if TL2 has the FF sensor as it is on the SL, then I can use it as a back-up M then that will be a little more interested.

But your lenses would give you a cropped image

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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kwa_photo: It's a work of art that also happens to be a competent camera for the right person. Why the bashing? If Leica can sell enough to justify it's production, great! It's not for me, but neither are a lot of cameras out there.

People bash because they'll never be able to justify one and don't like people who do, as well as having to justify what they do have.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Akpinxit: Where are the strap rings ? Way too minimalistic . Shame that the price isn't .

It has a custom strap system that is flush when a strap is not fitted.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: WELL OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! By the time you purchase this camera and the 2 lenses you need (and extremely limited lens options at that/only 3)... that's what you're lookin at... it's quite heavy and DOES NOT HAVE 4K!... WTH! NO THANKS... I'll wait for the 50 megapixel (and 4K) Nikon D820/850 (which will be a high dynamic range/low light monster) in August at 1/4 that price... ;)

So, you're comparing "WELL OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! By the time you purchase this camera and the 2 lenses you need" with "I'll wait for the 50 megapixel (and 4K) Nikon D820/850 (which will be a high dynamic range/low light monster) in August at 1/4 that price". I see.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 09:46 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I'm still wondering (as a former X-Pro1, X-T1, X100, X100S owner)...if the x-trans is so awesome, why wouldn't they put that in their top end medium format camera??? Personally, I preferred the look and feel the original X100 files and there was even something about the X-Pro1 (x-trans) files that seemed different and more appealing to me then the newer x-trans.

@A-Sign. Really? If the difference is minimal I'm surprised that you haven't already had a look at the X System, or would that not fit with your narrative?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: WELL OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! By the time you purchase this camera and the 2 lenses you need (and extremely limited lens options at that/only 3)... that's what you're lookin at... it's quite heavy and DOES NOT HAVE 4K!... WTH! NO THANKS... I'll wait for the 50 megapixel (and 4K) Nikon D820/850 (which will be a high dynamic range/low light monster) in August at 1/4 that price... ;)

Is it any more limited than say, the Hasselblad X1?

So, for $2,500 you're going to buy a new Nikon body and two lenses? Good luck with that.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
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ppage: Too many drone owners think they have rights but not responsibilities. At every entrance to Death Valley National Park there are signs telling people it is not permitted to fly drones in the park and yet when I was there for a week in January I saw a number of people flying drones, including one right at Zabriski Point. These selfish people are going to ruin the experience for everyone else. At some point one of these idiots will accidentally bring down a passenger plane and then drones will be outlawed for private use.

How about the right to enjoy the park in peace and quiet. There are a lot of people who believe that the rules do not apply to them.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:01 UTC
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Alan Brown: There seems to be a culture growing (here in UK at least) where filming with smartphones and uploading events that are tragic and unfolding before their eyes. The intent is not to give the authorities valuable information but to be voyeurs. No one wants to help where they patently could; just film it and look on.. It's sick. What possible reason has this person got for recording it and hampering the special services needed here?

It's not just the UK. It's global.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:57 UTC

As usual, this is needed because some users screw it up for the rest.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

So, Workflow dies?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:44 UTC as 16th comment
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msbjalt: Not exactly true... get a adapter for canon lenses to attach to sony body available on eBay approx $20 use your canon lenses on sony body or buy an adapter for minolta lenses to use on e mount sony body, buy excellent minolta used lenses at quarter of price !!! Come on down to the more frugal side of the house !!! Yes minolta lenses are heavy yet quality is super !! Viola ! It can be done well !

How many professional sports pros are going to be getting a $20 adaptor for their next sporting even to focus manually?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Sorry, but how many photographers are using MicroSD cards?

Well, do Type II MicroSD cards and adaptors exist? Sorry, but I know very little about MicroSD.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 18:22 UTC

Sorry, but how many photographers are using MicroSD cards?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 09:31 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (464 comments in total)
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uhoh07: Another bizarre roundup. LOL

Let's see the RX1rii untouchable in image quality, legendary among pros, and is actually in many pro bags, but Fuji is spending more ad money at DPI?

OK the Fuji is probably more fun to use and does fine. But cmon.

Don't forget Canon after Barney's EOS 1DII teasing memories.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (553 comments in total)

Some of these texts really need an update, given the relative age of certain models.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 44th comment
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Fotos First: What's this, another DPReview article on a Canon!?!?

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)

We're talking about articles on Canon whereas I thought there had been a lot of comment on the number of articles on Sony products recently. Please keep up.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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Fotos First: What's this, another DPReview article on a Canon!?!?

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)

You prefer Sony?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
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NickyB66: Great camera, always dreamt of owning one of these pro cameras. The only EOS I had was the old (early 90s) EOS650 using film camera, a great camera.

The 650 was my first EOS camera having switched to Canon from Pentax (Super-A), when Pentax were slow to introduce AF. That was replaced with a 620.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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luben solev: I came here to hear about the date itself, or at least how you got the date.....and left disappointed. :-(

yep.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
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