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.

Comments

Total: 973, showing: 101 – 120
« First‹ Previous45678Next ›Last »
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)

I was very impressed with the vibrant hyper-lapse show off of New York in 4K, the only way I can see it, short of calling NHK for an appointment.

I especially admired the way "8-seen-as-4K" alters buildings geometry by its own volition, almost as effectively as if someone was heavily manipulating them in post. ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:37 UTC as 45th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)

"But I don't assign it to AF area selection at all (which is duplicated on the non-customizable AF area button on the camera's right shoulder). Instead, I assign it to exposure comp to adjust image brightness in Manual (M) mode with Auto ISO."

You mean the camera has ISO-compensation in "M" mode? What's the name of the function you assign to the "AF area selection" button to achieve this?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 318th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Can you guys please tell us what type of illumination is used in the AF points?
Thanks.

...never mind...it seems I will be able to check it myself :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)

Can you guys please tell us what type of illumination is used in the AF points?
Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:23 UTC as 432nd comment | 1 reply

With this feature set, at this price point this is an obvious choice for someone wanting to replace their 5DMKII or, like me, wanting to "step-down" from the ultra-expensive 1D series, by getting it to replace a 1DMKIV.

...but, I'll bet, current 5DKIII owners will struggle with themselves trying to justify an eventual buy.

Maybe Canon knows something we don't know. Maybe they have studies which indicate that owners of this type of cameras only upgrade every other interaction,

If they don't, they are playing a very dangerous game, that becomes even more dangerous when one realizes that, comparing price points and functionalities, a competing 2-year-old model from Nikon, depending on some buyer's requirements, is still somewhat more appealing than this just-released offer.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

Contra Mundum: Nice colors and tonality. That 18-135 is a dog.

Thank you for the clarification, Samuel.
I still find the overall color rendition quite poor.
In the particular case of the dull rendition of vibrant colors of the ethnic clothing, it is particularly obvious.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

Contra Mundum: Nice colors and tonality. That 18-135 is a dog.

Nice colors...!?!?!?...What are you talking about?
Shot #54, just one simple example amidst so, so many...What's with that blue?
I can understand how the camera WB could opt to render what we know to be white on the inside with a cold blue tone - since it is "shadow" - in order to render the outside correctly but, then, why is it also blue outside making the whole image read like indigo promotion?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

Gotta call Canon.

They clearly slipped me, another, much better camera than the model reviewed here.

I hope I don't get a surcharge notice... ;)

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1053263956/albums/eosm3#page=1

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1053263956/albums/paris

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:53 UTC as 124th comment
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am a Canon user and I say: EISA credibility is quite limited.

Their rules state that the awards are given to items as long as they're available to a minimum of 5 jurors before each year's AGM, irrespective of the fact that they might not be on sale.

They then go on stating that the items must be on sale by that year's 1st of October in, at least, 10 European countries.

There were instances in the past where they have given awards to items that were merely announced, just because the manufacturers made then available to the jurors.

How do they know that what they are testing is representative of what the consumers will handle? They don't.

(cont)

(cont)

Given the fact that manufacturers, themselves are always very adamant about their gear being "just" pre-production units until they hit the shelves, up to the point of being anal about people who handle gear in fairs and other venues not being allowed to record and take with them any files from such cameras, EISA rules are a joke.

Apart from the own admittance by the manufacturers that pre-launch gear is not up to final specs, there's also the little problem associated with the fact that EISA has no way to enforce/guarantee that the laureate items are on sale at that specified future date.

It will be hilarious when the inevitable finally happens: EISA giving an award to an item that the manufacturer than decides to postpone the release for or, funnier still, to simply not release at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 08:43 UTC

I am a Canon user and I say: EISA credibility is quite limited.

Their rules state that the awards are given to items as long as they're available to a minimum of 5 jurors before each year's AGM, irrespective of the fact that they might not be on sale.

They then go on stating that the items must be on sale by that year's 1st of October in, at least, 10 European countries.

There were instances in the past where they have given awards to items that were merely announced, just because the manufacturers made then available to the jurors.

How do they know that what they are testing is representative of what the consumers will handle? They don't.

(cont)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Allison you're stuck with this, aren't you :)
Don't let this little unloved but precious mirrorless get to you or you'll be know as that "cat lady who likes the m3" around the office, lol...

Ah, the famous, "double approach", I see...
I hope you've got a thing for dogs, to even things out :)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Allison you're stuck with this, aren't you :)
Don't let this little unloved but precious mirrorless get to you or you'll be know as that "cat lady who likes the m3" around the office, lol...

LOL...!
Never mind...Cats don't excel in dynamic range, either:)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Allison you're stuck with this, aren't you :)
Don't let this little unloved but precious mirrorless get to you or you'll be know as that "cat lady who likes the m3" around the office, lol...

Yes...I don't think even DPR, themselves, have pondered on why the camera as "EOS" on the name, never mind the average commenters around the forums.

I still believe, though, that, in due time everyone will "get it".

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)

Yesterday, I had a day off in Nice, France, and took the EOSM3 for an almost-improptu spin around Haute Provence, to shoot some lavender fields.

Mostly it was disaster because:

1. Florescence season is ending.
2. Light had poor "drama" for the task, given a high but thick cloud overcast.

...the camera with my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and 16-35 f/4 IS worked beautifully, though... :)

(Just writing this as a reminder that photography has other, very important considerations other than the endeless discussions, loves and hates about the gear)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)

Allison you're stuck with this, aren't you :)
Don't let this little unloved but precious mirrorless get to you or you'll be know as that "cat lady who likes the m3" around the office, lol...

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

All the best and please, oh so please, keep up the great work and don't pay too much attention to curmudgeons like myself, except for the tangible/improvable pieces the ramblings might contain.

Specially, as far as I am concerned, please don't consider my point of view on this subject an indicator on how I feel about DPR, overall.

After all, there not that many photography sites where an editor/reviwer builds a boat just to test a camera :)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

2. In this precise moment (still a couple of weeks away from the 5DMKIV launch) I consider the Nikon D750 the best DSLR offer on the market, as far as specs /price /performance are concerned (...your excellent pieces and, especially, photos from this model helped me gaining this perception...)

3. I very strongly feel that both Canon and Nikon DSLR systems are excellent, exceeding the ability of many DPR users who worry too much about specifications and too little about actual photography. I certainly, wouldn't be unhappy for too long if some external factor forced me to shoot with Nikon instead of Canon.

4. Had DPR wrote that the Nikon D5 AF system was "left in the dust" by the 1DXII system, my notes on the subject would be the exact same, except for the accruing I felt it brought to the bias (...sorry for not having a better word...) I perceive in the overall current editorial line.

(cont)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

In any case, if for nothing else just to try "improving the product", you should always hear what users have to say about the subject and approach it in that double perspective I mentioned earlier: Either they're dismissible, on account of format or non-applicability (...and you don't even have to reply to those...) or you should approach them with a "let's try to see why this guy is saying this" perspective.

I, for instance, am a Canon user that although being grateful for the great moments the brand has given me, is hardly a "fanboy" and have actually been adamant on these very same site forums, when they come short, especially in what customer support is concerned.

So that you can put things in perspective, I will state this:

1. I am a Canon shooter by pure chance. I was shooting with a Nikon CP5700 back in 2003/2004 and was leaning towards staying with Nikon for my "DSLR jump" when a national photography publication offered me a 300D kit in a contest.

(cont)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

Quite curios that you said this, Carey.

Given the reaction you guys usually have to this particular word, I was starting to wonder if it had other, deeper connotations than the one I use it with, not being a native speaker.

I was leaning towards "political correctness" being the culprit, in the sense that, for instance, if one uses the word "bias" on a book search in "Amazon" all that comes up are books about terrible social issues, whereas I simply use it in the sense of leaning towards something through a non-intentional subconscious emotional drive.

...but I can see what you mean too, yes, regarding "Imprinted journalistic integrity".

(cont)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

In spite of having been told numerous times that perceivable bias does not necessarily correlates with incompetence, malice or trustworthiness, Carey and Rishi insist on the inference.

It is becoming tiresome and, especially, it is starting to feel like maybe they think they are above criticism.

One thing is for sure: Clearly it seems they have not entertained the idea, even if only for a moment, of saying "You are right. We shouldn't have used such a hyperbolic sensationalist expression".

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
Total: 973, showing: 101 – 120
« First‹ Previous45678Next ›Last »