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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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

Well, at least Allison corrected the number of lenses in the system after I contacted her ;)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

The thing is, write it is already a unpleasant chore, let alone revise it or read what readers have to say.

I have this feeling that reviewing "M" products must be last draw to "who takes the garbage out today", down at DPR ;)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Any M-mount lens release is an indication that the EOS-M line is still alive and kicking. The built in ring light is a very clever if not revolutionary feature.
Bravo Canon!

No, no...Haven't you heard?...It's all "meh!"

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

To no one particular poster:

I have but the deepest consideration for the efforts, professionalism and competence of DPR editorial staff.

Their current "meh!" editorial attitude towards Canon products is surely not intentional.

Nevertheless, the FACT still remains that it IS there.

Just in the last 15 days:

1. Canon 80D review, by Dan Bracaglia, title "The Canon that can", albeit cute, implies that other models can't.

2. Canon 1DXII studio test by Richard Butler and Rishi Sanyal, title "Canon catching up?", a general demeaning titling question, without specifying the only field Canon has been claimed to lack behind, i.e. DR.

2. This piece of news about a new EF-M lenses, that is "just" the fifth in the M line-up, while actually being the 6th.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

That's the level of disdain they have for this subsystem: They don't even know how many lenses there are...

Couple this with the insistence in considering it just "another" mirrorless system when Canon, themselves, have already told them what it actually is (another, expanding piece of the EOS system, as the denomination also implies) and the picture is pretty clear:

"All things from Canon are "meh!". Come and see how hip and cool things are everywhere else.".

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 11:02 UTC

Here we go again, visiting DPR's "Canon Editorials Rule Book."

In a 2-paragraph piece Allison still found the space to slip-in the "meh!" comment.

The EF-M 28mm isn't the fifth lens for the "M" line, no...It is JUST the fifth lens for the EOS M system.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 61st comment | 15 replies
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PhotoKhan: Disaster!

How will all Canon pros switch brands before Rio's Opening Ceremony, on the 5th of August? There's simply no time!

How will they be able to push 5EV on Bolt and Gatlin?

It's worse than ZIca!

(...good grief...splitting hairs on such behemoths, technical marvel cameras...You guys and DPR really lost it...)

fatdeeman,

You're preaching to the choir here.

I DO know how "shadow pushing" can be useful in some instances (...although the super-DR thing can very well menace traditional Photography discourse but that's another matter, altogether...).

I intervened multiple times on Canon forums trying to recenter the "who wants to pull a black cat from an underexposed pile of coal at night, anyway" crowd.

It's just the super-nerdy-geeky level this subject has reached and that DPR so willingly embarks upon that is extremely off-putting.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Disaster!

How will all Canon pros switch brands before Rio's Opening Ceremony, on the 5th of August? There's simply no time!

How will they be able to push 5EV on Bolt and Gatlin?

It's worse than ZIca!

(...good grief...splitting hairs on such behemoths, technical marvel cameras...You guys and DPR really lost it...)

bwoodahl,
Thank you for the correction. Yes it should have be written "Zika", since the text is in English. I was betrayed by my native language.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 15:45 UTC

Disaster!

How will all Canon pros switch brands before Rio's Opening Ceremony, on the 5th of August? There's simply no time!

How will they be able to push 5EV on Bolt and Gatlin?

It's worse than ZIca!

(...good grief...splitting hairs on such behemoths, technical marvel cameras...You guys and DPR really lost it...)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 128th comment | 5 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

(cont.)

But, even if that is the case, there are simple, objective "journalistic" direct indicators that you guys really have a problem with Canon products.

For instance, how can a reference online photography site that covers everything but the photo-sink manage to not have a single review from any of the already launched 4 cameras from one of Canon's specific line, the "M" subsystem?

Either I am imagining things or the 24 people who already pressed "like" are not all "fanboys". It is up to DPR editorial staff to meditate about what is which.

Irrespective of the conclusion you'll come up to, your product - the site content - can only benefit from such introspection.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

(cont.)

Now, I could take this lack of enthusiasm as DSLR-related and not, specifically, Canon-related but the general DPR "blasé "stance (to say the least) the last couple of years mixed with little things like the subliminally tale-telling chosen title (sometimes "cute" does not hide it all) for this review makes me lean more towards the "Canon-meh" syndrome that seems to have taken all of you guys by the feet.

I gladly admit I may be the one seeing things wrong, that I might have an emotional bias I am not aware of.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:06 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

Yes, I did, Dan.

I commend you how a detailed and well written article (they always are, so I always read them) and certainly don't want to be the DB that puts down the hard work of someone's else.

Still, the enthusiasm is not there and it clearly shows in the gallery samples.

It's only natural that you don't notice it, because you are the one who wrote it but, to have an idea of the kind of lack in enthusiasm I am referring to, just check Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake's piece about the same camera on YouTube, how they keep their enthusiasm about the product, without ever failing to report on perceived shortcomings.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:06 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)

Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 09:38 UTC as 94th comment | 11 replies

Great lens. Well done, Tamron.
...and what an apt series to test it and showcase its performance.
I wouldn't be able to request-specify them in writing, even if asked.
Kudos.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 19th comment
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)

Ok...this, right here...This is what it is all about.
I can't be more in agreement as to this being prize material.
This photo is perfect in what relates to photography canons, what "Photography" is all about. Since it is perfect and then something more, it jumps to "Art" level.
This is the way it should be. Not the other way around (making conceptually-contrived "artistic" pieces trying to get there).
I will now go to the Leica forum trying, once more, to show the users there why most of them are so misdirected.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 09:39 UTC as 36th comment

Powerful stuff...
It's not common for a piece to remind us that technology is made by humans, for humans.
I felt connected and that's all this business of image harvesting should be about.
Well done.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:25 UTC as 40th comment
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maljo@inreach.com: Certainly disappointing, no matter that it's a sports camera.
Image quality is ultimately the thing.

No, the quality is not "so bad", nor are the images unusable or disappointing, obviously.

...but, as far as I am concerned, discounting the 102400 ISO images which are inherently impressive, there's a noticeable lack of "Oomph!" in those.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

A bunch of either (A) things we know or can deduce (B) vague, non-committing innuendo.

Seriously, why do you even bother interviewing these drones?

Stick with the only forthcoming, casual-normal extremely interesting photography industry executive you've interviewed in the last 5 years or so: Fujifilm's Toshihisa Iida.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 72nd comment
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russimages: I had three reactions to these photos: nice; nothing I couldn't have shot myself if I had been there; and too cold for me to want to have been there. I could be wrong about the first two.

Why did I know I wouldn't find any even before I pressed your handle link to search for some photos?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Menneisyys,
This is just out. I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsUEk6CPAGg

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
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