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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iamatrix: It's a pretty amazing camera all things considered, the image quality hasn't changed much since the very first iteration of the 16 megapixel m43rds sensor and whether that matters or not is pretty subjective. For a flagship camera from Olympus it definitely holds it's own against pro caliber Nikon and Canon bodies for the most part.

You're funny.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)

So now you're supposed to carry this around with your MBP and all your connectors? And the AC adaptor as well?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 16th comment
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luben solev: HDDs can fail. Imagine losing 2TB worth of pictures! Does not bare thinking about.

I know that cards also fail, but I recon HDDs fail more. After all, they're mechanical.

This product would have been much better (albeit more expensive) with an SSD in it.

Or even better (and even more expensive), have two SSDs that duplicate each other so if one dies (SSDs can die too) the other one still has the data. i.e. a RAID-1 set-up.

The use of SSDs would have likely also reduced the weight and power needs of the device and potentially improved the back-up throughput.

As it is, it looks a bit half-baked to me and does not live up to its "Pro" moniker.

My 2 pence.

It's labelled as a pro device, so while the price is important, features and safety are more important. IMHO.

A device that is meant to be used in the field should be RAID enabled, especially if it is HDD based.

And as a pro device, should they also have considered CF card compatibility?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:21 UTC

It's worth a try, I guess. Range of films could be a bit wider, but I guess that'd cost.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 6th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Pentax K1000

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 73rd comment
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Wu Jiaqiu: the price of Olympus compels you......the price of Olympus compels you......the price of Olympus compels you......

Compels me to look elsewhere

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:42 UTC

Until they can confirm that these types of addons will be compatible for future series of mobile devices, I'll opt out, not wanting to have to buy it all over again with a new mount kit.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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PanchoVilla: The XPro2 is looking to be seriously outgunned by the newly announced A6500. Time to sell off my Fuji gear!

I completely agree. It's time to sell all your Fuji gear and replace it with Sony gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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grock: While I'm a firm believe in investing in lenses, i have a couple of these iphone attachments that I received as gifts, and while they work mostly as advertised, they really are kind of a waste of money if you upgrade your phone regularly.

That's pretty much where I am with them.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
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dialstatic: I see a lot of negative comments by people who don't seem to own Exolens products. That's fine of course, it just means that it's not for everyone. But I'd like to balance it out by saying that I've been a happy user of the exolens harnass for iPhone 6 and lenses for a while now.

I admit I would likely not have spent this much money on a phone accessory, but I got it as a thoughtful gift from my wife who noticed that I was shooting with my phone more and more, and took the trouble to find a more premium product than the ubiquitous cheap Chinese clip-ons.

The harness now rarely leaves my phone (acting as a sleeve of sorts) and the great wide angle lens sits in my pocket. My only qualm is that the 'tele' lens is soft and has trouble focusing, but it's the older, non-Zeiss version so that may not be a problem anymore.

I've long been looking at these Exolens Zeiss products. The one thing that stops me each time is not knowing whether or not they'll be compatible when the next iPhone is released or whether I'd have to buy them all over again. As I see it, they offer kits, but not just a frame/mount in case you already own a lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

Imagine losing 1TB of data

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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J A C S: Another camera that none of the posters here will own, myself included.

Why? I can see myself buying one if it works as well as we all expect. Then I'd have to decide what to do with my 645Z system...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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ckeek: How much is it?

And the EVF is an option, so be careful when they say "for the body".

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:21 UTC

This has been available for quite some time already. Hardly new.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film (63 comments in total)

I've never seen it as cheap as you say it is. Retail is more like $10 per pack of 10.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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Stejo: Hey there customer. Here's our brand new camera with terrible rolling shutter. And here's our new sensor that we didn't put in it. We appreciate your contribution in getting rid of our stock. Enjoy!

@new boyz - Tis the time for announcements. Pre Photokina.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
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halc: Industrial applications.

Sigh.

Maybe in 2020 Canon will ship a consumer / Prosumer camera with global shutter and decent DR / low noise.

The just announced EOS C700 has a global shutter sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
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DominicVII: No EVF, no buy. Byebye!

X-E2s

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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sportyaccordy: All we need is a Fuji body with IBIS and we are set. I would probably leave Sony FE for Fuji if they came out with such a body. 10-24, 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and a tele zoom... I would be set.

The image circle of the lens does not cover the area that would be required by a moving IBIS sensor.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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ttran88: I can't decide, so I'm just going to buy both.

I'm gonna do the same. Already have the X-Pro2 but with the long zooms it just feels awkward.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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