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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Lots of wonderful comments from people who will never buy a Canon camera but welcome the chance to have a go. What a wonderful world we live in.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 12:17 UTC as 255th comment | 1 reply

My first real camera was the Pentax K1000 which I bought in the final years of high school and with which I leant so much whilst covering school events for the school photo club.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 12:10 UTC as 39th comment

The fact that it's necessary confirms that there are some really stupid people out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 11:07 UTC as 5th comment
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steviewa: It happens a lot in the uk as i've seen it happen with royal mail with a package i wrote fragile on all over it, was sat in mates car waiting for him to return when they picked it up from local post office and just launched it into back of the van, there's also been plenty of stories of delivery companies throwing items about, hermes also has a bad reputation in uk

Recipient should have written back "but I don't have a shed".

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:47 UTC
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Diggor: You get what you pay for 😎

Buying online and expecting the cheapest price doesn't come with the cheapest ancillary services?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:42 UTC

I buy my high value items from a physical retailer. Support your local retailer!

In other news, the delivery agent that Amazon use where I am is MRW and they've had constant problems with them, but more for stealing stuff from inside a package, though my last delivery looked like they'd played soccer with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:41 UTC as 48th comment | 10 replies
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Mitrajoon: I really liked the old Acros but $9.50 is quite a premium over HP5, TriX and TMax. Maybe the price will come down when they start mass producing for export. Look forward to the reviews when it's out.

But will DPR review a film?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 14:38 UTC
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marc petzold: Its really great to see, to have the old, new Acros being back - but the asking price is a bit way much, as already being said.

Hard to justify this price over the much beloved Tri-X 400, T-Max 100 Kodak b/w Films...and XP2 Super is also being cheaper. ;-)

A fine evening, and good light.

Don't buy it then.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 14:38 UTC
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manos234: Good news but bad price. It's sad to see films getting so expensive.
10 years ago u would buy a 30m HP5 with 30euros and u would get 20 rolls of 36 shots for 1,5euro each. Now you need at best 80euros/4euros per film. And this is the cheapest option for b/w.
It's like companies don't want people to take film seriously.
And I know a lot of people that would like to do their personal work with film, but not with these prices..
I remember 10 years ago we arranged a 2 months trip to India and we took 200 rolls of film each person. Now you don't even think about it.

You'd prefer it to be cheaper and have Fuji decide that it's not worthwhile a short time later and cease production?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 14:37 UTC

Yawn

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 09:50 UTC as 17th comment

So now the battery is inside the digital back? The original was a design failure. Designing a beautiful back and then hanging and ugly battery on the outside.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 13:40 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)

Too much resolution for my needs though I'd like to see some of the tech filter down to their 50 MP models.

Too much money too. If I'm gong to spend that much, I'll spend it on lenses, not bodies.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 09:55 UTC as 21st comment
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PAntunes: Canon is starting to feel like the new Leica. You buy it because of the brand and you pay whatever they ask. And then you justify it with an aesthetic that no one can pinpoint.

@T3 but then you have to use a Sony body.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 16:54 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: I am less worried about the price and more worried about the size/weight as well as the lack of adequate R body to mount this lens on.

My concern is the lack of IS. If the next R bodies have IBIS that's one thing, but they've released 2 bodies without IBIS so far.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 16:51 UTC
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Satyaa: The word "customer" was mentioned 8 times. As Barney Britton said at the top, the interviews were from multiple executives/managers. I am assuming that all of them referred to customers' needs in one way or another.

This sentence in past tense caught my attention: "... we gathered information from our customers to make sure that we really met their needs and their demands."

To me, that sounded like that they know everything there was to know. The new ML cameras bring new challenges, new customer needs and expectations. The customer needs are just beginning in this product line. The learning has just started.

I hope that this time they really listen to customers and respond with product updates faster, better than they did with DX DSLR line.

I think they probably mean better future products rather than Fuji like firmware updates. Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 13:37 UTC
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sneakyracer: They don't listen. Had they read the comments here in DP Review and followed their recommendations they would have made the perfect camera...

No such thing

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 13:36 UTC

We expect what we expect. We get what we get. Now go out and take some photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:34 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

Both pre-production which you weren't able to test. One might ask what the point was.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2018 at 13:30 UTC as 112th comment | 3 replies

And then they'll announce the end of the availability of Provia. You can have the noodles instead.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 10:58 UTC as 16th comment

I have a V1 and apart from the hobbled way they executed it (what's wrong with PASM) it's not bad for a 1" sensor based system.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 13:54 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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