PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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Won't an engineer bundled along with each Google Nexus 6P present a bit of a logistics problem for both Google and the buyer?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:23 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Tsk, tsk, tsk...hasn't the market heard how Canon mirrorless suck?
I mean, they do, don't they?...It's all over the net...
...or could it be that they don't?...no, wait...I am confused...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (512 comments in total)

It is quite curious the joystick is being praised, since it closely resembles what has been featured in past and current action photography cameras and I find that Implementation very inconvenient due to the short throw of the actuators.

I've always wondered why a mini track ball with click-push-to-select was never an option (...that I know of...) but, with the modern touch screens there's an even more efficient alternative, especially suitable for mirrorless cameras: AF selection through the touch screen, via total or partial areas activation.

It is featured on the EOS M6 and I find it simply genius.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply

A very interesting article, the kind of analysis that informs your readers and makes DPR a world apart.

The number of "You're helping Sony" and "You're protecting Canon" comments aptly show how balanced and good the article is.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:31 UTC as 224th comment | 2 replies

Too late.

Already got a WD 3TB My Passport Wireless Pro.

It serves my Mavic as well as my photography. Pretty happy with it :)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 9th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

Great article. It aptly states the reasons that support my view on this:

The A9 may mark the year "0" in what comes to Sony disputing Canon/Nikon unchallenged action pro arena.

...May....

Nothing more.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 182nd comment | 4 replies
On article Samyang Lens Station USB dock spotted in the wild (27 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: The simple fact that a brand has to offer a "Lens Station" for "firmware updates and customization" is an important red flag in what relates to buying 3rd party lenses for proprietary mounts.

Take Sigma's case, for instance.

In spite of also having said "dock" and having vastly improved the accuracy of the AF on their EF lenses working on Canon bodies, they simply seem unable to sort out the consistency side of the equation.

You might be doing fine with a Sigma lens on a Canon body, beautifully accurate AF photos pumping out of the camera and then, all of a sudden and without reasonable explanation, the lens decides to focus on something else for a particular image or series of images.

Right...it is then just a coincidence when, from a series of native lens and the single Sigma one, it is only the Sigma misbehaving...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Samyang Lens Station USB dock spotted in the wild (27 comments in total)

The simple fact that a brand has to offer a "Lens Station" for "firmware updates and customization" is an important red flag in what relates to buying 3rd party lenses for proprietary mounts.

Take Sigma's case, for instance.

In spite of also having said "dock" and having vastly improved the accuracy of the AF on their EF lenses working on Canon bodies, they simply seem unable to sort out the consistency side of the equation.

You might be doing fine with a Sigma lens on a Canon body, beautifully accurate AF photos pumping out of the camera and then, all of a sudden and without reasonable explanation, the lens decides to focus on something else for a particular image or series of images.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 08:59 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Let me get this straight:

New cameras have this for free but mine, bought 6 months ago, shortly after the model's launch, requires 99 USD to be brought to the same standard?

I read you, Canon: I am a second-tier client.

Together with what has been recently announced by your competition, I hope you understand how this insult has put you one step closer to being my second tier manufacturer.

You are a corporate vandal's dream consumer come true.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: "The camera will also be available for sale (body only) with the feature upgrade pre-installed starting in July, with an estimated retail price of $3,599.00."

Does this mean the price for all new 5D4 bodies will go up by $100 USD? It is not clear from the press release if we'll be able to buy a new body with the feature or without it.

This is the illusion they are trying to convey, that the new cameras will also have to "pay" for the upgrade, the "payment" being included in the retail price but since they fully control and decide the price, give leeway for retail prices below the recommended one and are repeated offenders in lowering prices shortly after coming up with one, the only certain thing is that existing owners are being charged to have their recently launched and purchased products brought up to the same operational standards of the new batches.

That this alienating insult to customers was chosen to be announced exactly at the very same time the competition announces a revolutionary product is just confirmation that "Kamikaze" is, indeed, a Japanese word.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)

Let me get this straight:

New cameras have this for free but mine, bought 6 months ago, shortly after the model's launch, requires 99 USD to be brought to the same standard?

I read you, Canon: I am a second-tier client.

Together with what has been recently announced by your competition, I hope you understand how this insult has put you one step closer to being my second tier manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

Jonny1976, how do you know they are losing money?

The thousand dollars question - literally - is, precisely, what is making me ticklish and the one that can have a severe backlash for Canon and Nikon if ever determined and proven by independent assements.

The question is Are we being overcharged?

(...To this extent, the almost immediate 5DMKIV price drop from around 4200 EUR to around 3800 EUR, upon launch, in my market, a move of an almost tauting whimsical offensive nature, is NOT a good indicator...)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

I feel you're not seeing things in the correct perspective.

Consider this as the very plausible starting point "0" of a very real and possible 5-to-10 years revolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:04 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (136 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bgpgraebner: The A9 paired with this lens costs $500 more than a barebones D5. This is just plain ridiculous. It's gonna run rings around Canon and Nikon.

LOL...Forgive them, Azathothh...

They don't have a clue as to what a good "L" lens is all about.

The simple fact that they find the need to go over to a site that can't even properly explain their ratings criteria to try to ascertain these things speaks volumes.

(Abraço)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

(cont.)

How can an almost real-time EVF that offers no black-out what-so-ever be questioned by those who have to live with decisive moments that can only be recorded if they cannot be seen in real time?

No, don't even TRY to beret this. If any criticism is to be made, wait for the hands-on reviews reports.

For the moment it is an a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e knockout, the most significant part of which is the price point, a price point so perfectly placed that it should be a case study, all by itself.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)

As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 38th comment | 16 replies

No, it does not.

Noticed how there's no linked video footage, just photos?

The Mavic gimbal is not suitable to such usage as it does not take well side-sweeping movements.

You guys REALLY have to start filtering these "announcements"...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: Yawn, another tiny, incremental, upgrade. (just kidding)

LOL...excellent...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Powerful stuff at an "affordable" price point. Congratulations Sony users (From a Canon one).

No, they weren't really effective...they were between comas...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

Powerful stuff at an "affordable" price point. Congratulations Sony users (From a Canon one).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 318th comment | 2 replies
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