PhotoKhan

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

"95% of what's lacking in my Photography has nothing to do with gear."

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Vincent in Geneva: Finally, well done! Generosity is part of quality...

This would be already quite funny if it was written in an ironic vein but the meta-comic thing is: It is even funnier if written without a drop of irony.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 21:45 UTC
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Magnar W: The best lens is the one that fits the mount of your camera ... the differences between the lenses doesn't mean much for what you can do with them.

For sport, action and other kind of fast moving subject, I would look at tracking ability, more than differences that just can be seen at pixel peeping level. A tad more sharpness, but out of focus results, doesn't seem much helpful.

But just a couple of years ago minute differences of dynamic range in cameras meant so much for what you could do with it.

"Deconversation" at its best...

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 14:20 UTC

Love the repeated instances of the "fox and the grapes" reenactments.

Everything mattered, until it does not matter anymore.

It has come to a point where I know who is a Sony user even before clicking on the nick, just on account of the bumbling level of "deconversation".

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 14:16 UTC as 78th comment
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PhotoKhan: Wow!..What a enthusiastic panegyric-sounding article.

When you, DPR people, like a brand you really like a brand...

All good. I rest my case.

I don't want this (general, not personal) perception I have of what I deem to be a widespread problem to taint the effort and professionalism you put into this piece.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 21:34 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Wow!..What a enthusiastic panegyric-sounding article.

When you, DPR people, like a brand you really like a brand...

Yes Gannon, I did.

It seems people stopped noticing how many times the specialized press simply regurgitates the marketing agenda Apple pushes without a simple modicum of healthy reserve and, quite on the contrary, insists in doing extremely polished pieces about the claimed marvels Cupertino decides to evoke.

This reads as panegyric subservience and happens, many times, without the writers noticing the promoting pot they were deliberately attracted to.

...Want a base line?

Remember when DPR doubted the Canon R5 would be able to do 8k?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:42 UTC

Wow!..What a enthusiastic panegyric-sounding article.

When you, DPR people, like a brand you really like a brand...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:16 UTC as 100th comment | 11 replies
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It is just a tool: What the European buyer needs to know about the 70-200 f4;

$1599
€1829

$1599 = €1369
€1369 + 21% tax = €1656,49

You pay a €172,51 premium to Canon as a European buyer.

A little more than 10%.

Given the support Canon has to provide to each local market in Europe (...most countries have a dedicated structure...) I don't feel this premium is unwarranted.

Multiplying channels in a geographic area has its price.

There are (several) instances where I feel these Canon's premiums in products in the European markets when compared to the US one feel unwarranted to me. This is not one of those cases.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:40 UTC

A good first-view description.

However, when will, as photography site, DPReview start to take notice Canon pumps out (excellent) glass like no other brand?

We were made repeatedly aware who had the lead in dynamic range when there was a significant advantage between brands.

We were also made quite aware of the brands who had a "fantastic" AF both in DSLRs and mirrorless in the past (...although, many times, that perception came from an obvious inability/inexperience in dealing with competing ones...).

Still, in this moment in time, by just reading DPReview a prospective entrant in the photography realm, someone wanting to pick up a system, would not be a aware how much more versatile, comprehensive and vast Canon lens offer is, when compared to other brands.

You can start to make notice of it. There's no shame in pointing out obvious advantages of the lead photography brand.

None. Really.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:02 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies

People continue to happily, sheepishly and willingly collaborate with this ever-increasing "garden-walling", this novel abusive policy of wanting to retain rights over a product that was legally purchased and fully paid for.

...but, apparently, it is Adobe's subscriptions plans, a fair relation with consumers that has always existed, under the concept of "rental", that seems to trigger users around here.

Go figure.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 16:54 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

And with this simple, articulate and extremely logical article a lot of heads exploded on DPReview :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2020 at 20:27 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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PhotoKhan: I have been about to press the "buy" button in one of the Loupedck products about a dozen times.

...but there's always this nagging question: "How much would it *really* expedite my workflow?".

Good suggestion. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 17:33 UTC

I have been about to press the "buy" button in one of the Loupedck products about a dozen times.

...but there's always this nagging question: "How much would it *really* expedite my workflow?".

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 15:35 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies

What a great, great, GREAT acquisition.

If this was sports, I would say future seasons were already in our pocket :)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 16:12 UTC as 161st comment

This is a result driven by the love of the tools instead of tools driven by the love of a result.

Since we have already seen much better final results from other endeavors, perhaps this could be hot in a computer forum but I find it of marginal interest in a photography one.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2020 at 07:42 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the the Canon PowerShot Zoom (116 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "When I unpacked the PowerShot Zoom for the first time I was really hoping that the diopter wheel was a control wheel, but sadly not."

What a strange, strange reason to be sad in a niche product, relating to a control that, once set is rarely ever used again (if only used by a single person).

Oh, I see...Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 06:33 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Sony: The brand that never stops push-selling a single product.

2030 will come around and there will still be the odd a6000 in a store shelf, somewhere.

(...and there will also be the odd Sony fan claiming how much better it is than other cameras launched that year...)

Q.E.D., I guess...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 23:16 UTC

Sony: The brand that never stops push-selling a single product.

2030 will come around and there will still be the odd a6000 in a store shelf, somewhere.

(...and there will also be the odd Sony fan claiming how much better it is than other cameras launched that year...)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 22:25 UTC as 61st comment | 7 replies
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kminkov: Put a red ring on EVERYTHING!

I have a red ring around a Canon printer ink cartridge...but it is only a spill.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 14:39 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It is a big shame some Chinese businesses steal intellectual and industrial property.

It is a bigger shame that they are constantly commercially-invited to do so.

Let's say there's a LOT of space below $1,100...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 14:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the the Canon PowerShot Zoom (116 comments in total)

"When I unpacked the PowerShot Zoom for the first time I was really hoping that the diopter wheel was a control wheel, but sadly not."

What a strange, strange reason to be sad in a niche product, relating to a control that, once set is rarely ever used again (if only used by a single person).

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 09:38 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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