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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (672 comments in total)

Review after review, I can't thank enough for the galleries.
I could so easily be fooled by the percentages the golds, the silvers and all other noble metals, all the commenters and all the fanboys, if it wasn't for them.

...pictures and the thousand words thing, so old and so true...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 93rd comment

Nah...I'll rather take a Mavic Pro and use those $21,800 to travel the world with it snugged in a backpack, ready to register one breathtaking scenery after the other, thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:51 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

The pain commenters here seem to be going thorough just because they don't want to face reality...almost poignant.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 00:26 UTC as 155th comment | 2 replies

Hats off...Microsoft has come a long way.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 106th comment

The fact that "Facebook" and "Censorship" are so many times present in the same sentence should be a real eye-opener. Unfortunately, selfies seem to be all that matters nowadays.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 22:22 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

PVCdroid: Extremely impressive shots at high ISO. Who says this system can't do sports?

Professional sports shooters, as overwhelmingly shown by their choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
In reply to:

dbo: I am one of the German lucky guys to catch one of the 15 that have been delivered so far. :-)

Many are complaining about the price.
That's funny. We don't have lot of reviews, no professional one. No tear-down yet.
So how are all these "it's too expensive" trolls judging this lens?

I have used for many years A mount; and owned the 70200G. Brilliant lens, though not flawless. Borders and corners were not the best up to F3.5/F4, and depending on scenes bokeh fringing were slight issues.
I have not used the GM as intense as I used the G on my former A900/99, but from 5 weeks experience it appears that Sony did better on the GM than with the G.
It is fairly hard to produce fringing on attempt, and borders wide open are looking much better on the short and long end than on the G.

So, comparing that to the current A mount 70200G2 (2.600€), the GM price looks for me at least reasonable.
Whether it is worth the price at all is a matter of personal way of seeing - for me it is.

This "troll" tells you: 3,300$ for a FF 70-200 Is expensive...VERY expensive.
Reviews - professional or not - and tear-downs will tell you if it is cost effective, which an all different matter.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:46 UTC

A Foolograph is a photographer that has been duped by Triggertrap in their ADA debacle by not having his money returned in full as Kisckstarter's Terms of Use dictated at the time.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 7th comment
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (151 comments in total)

You guys look really tired.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how much work goes on in these coverages.
From the reporting, it was a truly deserved beer.
Well done.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

When Canon does not deliver, all is wrong.
When Canon delivers, it becomes the wrong brand.
When Canon does not innovate, all is miserable.
When it does innovate, the future is pathetic.
When Canon falls behind, the present is infamous.
When Canon steps ahead, the past was glorious.
Let's just make a decree, be done with it and let the sky shine in whichever shade of cyan-blue fancies the baristas.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: My only question is: Why do I have to delve in menus on my 5DMKIV to activate the wirelesses function when it is so much simple on the M5.? Why can't I, at least, assign a programmable button to the that particular function? (...Bummed...)

Tim,
You're trying to be ironic but only managed to come out quite narrow minded.
Go and see any cinema classic or a good photo exposition, think about what you saw for a second and erase that embarrassing comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

My only question is: Why do I have to delve in menus on my 5DMKIV to activate the wirelesses function when it is so much simple on the M5.? Why can't I, at least, assign a programmable button to the that particular function? (...Bummed...)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 16:50 UTC as 86th comment | 8 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)

"The EF-M lens lineup (now augmented by an 18-150 F3.5-6.3 IS STM) isn't exactly over-flowing the lenses to suit an enthusiast audience. And asking people to invest in a small camera with the expectation that they'll use larger EF and EF-S lenses doesn't sound like the easiest sell."

...and, yet, the system is selling quite well, already being the third most sold mirrorless line and, it seems, already targeting 2nd place this year (...something this camera will definitely help...)

When you guys finally realize that the "M" line is not a mirroless line, per se, but rather an extension of the EOS system that just so happens to be in the mirrorless format, then you'll understand why such a "poor", lens-challenged system sells so well.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:53 UTC as 279th comment | 3 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2128 comments in total)
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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armandino
How is it "dumbed down", exaclty?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2128 comments in total)
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

.

Quite curious how several users keep pointing out how Canon only comes out with "increments" and, yet, when they come out with something radically innovative like Dual Pixel (...which, by the way, this is the first FF implementation of...) the same users choose to go "meh!" or simply flat-out ignore it,
...It is almost as if they were only looking for the lack of innovation side of things.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2128 comments in total)

Excellent, excellent job. You guys are nailing these reviews at higher "keeper rates" than any AF system :)

What is written in this review reflects, exactly, the camera I have.

Just a note to elucidate people that, regarding the Wi-Fi, the camera can be fully controlled with the link up, since it doesn't "black out" as, for instance, the M3 does.

Although the Camera Connect app is extremely limited, the user can still change settings right on the camera without having to "kill" the Wi-Fi link.

(...I know you mentioned it can be used in the same fashion as recent Canon DSLRs, like the Canon 80D but I just wanted to make this point clearer...)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 179th comment
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.

(cont)

Since this is impossible to do, I would happily settle for a "synergetic" shooting session with 1DXIII and a Canon pro, the very same way this one was done with a Nikon one.

As for your options, while I certainly respect them and declare myself “ops-challenged” enough to question them, I would like to call your attention to the fact that DPRs own “real life” galleries for both the 1DXII and Nikon D5 clearly shows which camera produces the best overall photographic results.

To help you consider, even for a brief moment, that you might actually be taking out of the D5 better AF results than from the 1DXII on account of “familiarization bias”, I will point out 2 other facts:

- The Dunning-Krugger effect actually exists.
- The sheer number of 1DXII over 5D that were recently used by pros in Rio and how that might relate to my 2nd and 3rd paragraphs, above.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for the repeated outstanding and engaged quality of your work.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (118 comments in total)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
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