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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On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (118 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Very thorough, detailed and useful evaluation. Kudos.

Now for a request. Would it possible to get a Canon pro to tag along when making a similar 1DXII action real-life test?

I am not saying this with malice or second intentions, so please don't be offended but given that many of you use Nikon as a private choice and from what I've read in the past, I am starting to get the feeling that you don't "get" the operational side of 1D cameras.

A photographer familiar with them would be, at least, as useful as this one, accustomed as he is with Nikon.

Once more, thank you for this informative and brilliant piece.

Thank you your in-depth reply, Rishi.

I get your point that you're proficient with both systems and I can see, yes, how you could even be able to give a pointer or 2 to less proficient/efficient Canon pros.

However, I hope you understand how comments like the one Carey made a while ago about extended customization on the Canon 1DXII being an hindrance may sound odd to us, how it may work as a "not getting it" indicator, since most of us know exactly what to do with that extended customization - create an handful of "settings points" the ones that best serve each individual user.

I feel that the most objective approach regarding which top action camera AF system performs best would be to get an 10 or 12 pros that work with each brand, giving them the cameras in repeatable and controlled action scenarios, see what the ratio of keepers against number of exposures they get from the camera is and then switch things around to see how many would come out of that "reversed" arrangement.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (118 comments in total)

Very thorough, detailed and useful evaluation. Kudos.

Now for a request. Would it possible to get a Canon pro to tag along when making a similar 1DXII action real-life test?

I am not saying this with malice or second intentions, so please don't be offended but given that many of you use Nikon as a private choice and from what I've read in the past, I am starting to get the feeling that you don't "get" the operational side of 1D cameras.

A photographer familiar with them would be, at least, as useful as this one, accustomed as he is with Nikon.

Once more, thank you for this informative and brilliant piece.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: That red fuel tank bike, right there. There's what Canon is all about.
Great shots guys.

Why the hassle?

It is much easier to get tickets to the planet that features those cyan-looking skies.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: That red fuel tank bike, right there. There's what Canon is all about.
Great shots guys.

It's cute, isn't it...? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

That red fuel tank bike, right there. There's what Canon is all about.
Great shots guys.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 40th comment | 20 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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CanonKen: Is it just me, or is there something strange going on - like there is a 1-pixel level alignment issue. For example, looking at the used car lot picture, the dealer plates all look a bit 'off'. At ISO 100, and in those conditions, I would have thought they would have been perfectly clear.

Just function of the resizing method used to display, I think.
Use the "loupe" function and you'll see how the plates are perfectly clear.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It is inspiring when we see such passion, drive and engagement at such a young age.

(Photo # 1 is intriguing. It seems there were two rockets launched in the time frame used to obtain the exposure. If it was the case, I wonder why.)

...thanks. Couldn't be clearer ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It is inspiring when we see such passion, drive and engagement at such a young age.

(Photo # 1 is intriguing. It seems there were two rockets launched in the time frame used to obtain the exposure. If it was the case, I wonder why.)

Could be, I guess...
...but the light intensity seems to indicate the same upward burn patter as the other one.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 13:11 UTC

It is inspiring when we see such passion, drive and engagement at such a young age.

(Photo # 1 is intriguing. It seems there were two rockets launched in the time frame used to obtain the exposure. If it was the case, I wonder why.)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies

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Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 8th comment
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PhotoKhan: I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

No.

If you don't see the differences in those two sets, then you don't love photography

(...Euphemistically speaking, of course...)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

(cont.)

If you don't believe me, do yourself a favor.

Open the Nikon D5 real-world DPR samples gallery maximized in one browser page and the 1DXII one, also maximized, in another page.

Go through both slideshow sequences in a single seating, back to back and, in the end, if you don't have a clear idea of what I am talking about, you simply don't love photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 20:14 UTC

I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 98th comment | 7 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive.

So, if YOUR conclusions absolutely depend on YOUR appraisal, why would you comment here?
Are we to expect more musings about YOUR state of mind?
You do understand this is a comunal comment section for THAT particular gallery, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
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mariuss: Why not using dual-pixel technology for (auto)calibrating AF from lens? Somehow like Nikon D500 does. But with dual-pixel techn. why not autocalibrating the lens automaticaly at more different focal lenghts?!
Now, that would be awesome/practical/handy!

Strange, isn't it...?

Clearly they were so self-mesmerized by the gimmicky things DPRAW made possible that no one around the table in those early meetings remembered to go: "Hey!...Do you know what else we could do...?"

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 23:29 UTC

I don't think it is curial to bring the AMFA to the table, here, except to advise people that it should always be done as camera/lens pairs always have variations.

Apart from that recommendation, it should be understood that AMFA is targeted at systematic errors, whereas this DPRAW function is directed at random errors, be it for operator error, system momentary sub-performance or undetected slight variations from achieving focus to releasing the shutter, when very large apertures are used.

In any case, given the fact that, precisely because they are random they are also unpredictable in nature, one has to use the function in every single photo in any specific session.

I am seeing myself going for it in a portraiture session using very fast glass but, otherwise, I think I will pass on the gargantuan-files, thank you very much.

After all, that was the main reason I didn't go with the 5Ds/r in the first place.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 61st comment
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Liked what I saw.
Congratulations on a very actual-photography-oriented test set.
I especially liked the 2 hands+paw shot.
...It is not often that these sample galleries put such a huge grin in my face :)

The praise is well deserved. You guys are doing a great job.
Just go easy on the number of articles or some nut is bound to appear saying you have a bias...:)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive.

Only if you don't like actual photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Liked what I saw.
Congratulations on a very actual-photography-oriented test set.
I especially liked the 2 hands+paw shot.
...It is not often that these sample galleries put such a huge grin in my face :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (181 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Another day, another article on this Canon 5D IV.

Let me guess, tomorrow, we'll get "The difference between 5D III and 5D IV", followed by "Real World Test Shots" the day after. :-)

Yeah...for a moment there I thought it was a new A7...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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