Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Dec 2, 2008

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sportyaccordy: I tell you hwut.... I'd rather drop $6500 on this than a 1DX2 or D5. Different strokes for different folks guys

Sure...if you shoot sports or you're a birder. Others will spend $6500 on the new Leica M10. However.....those of us that want the ultimate in image quality for $6500 will buy a GFX.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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brycesteiner: It looks interesting but to me it seems there would be real problems with soft corners and vignetting with how close the corners are to the mount. The rear element would have to cover it mostly and I'm not sure how it would if the lens is built fairly heavy.

Flange distance is only an issue if you are using lenses and a sensor that aren't designed for it. My Leica M240 as an example gives me amazing results with my Leica 21mm and Voigtlander 15mm....better then I ever got when I shot Canon with L series glass.

Besides...didn't you read Fuji's advertising:)
'Taking advantage of the mirrorless system’s structure, the G Mount has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible. This prevents vignetting and achieves edge-to-edge sharpness. All FUJINON GF Lenses have been designed to support sensors of over 100MP.'

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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WookieLala: No DOF equivalence debate for this camera? Oh yeah, this is reserved for MFT gear only, not APS-C (for obscure reasons).

Let me start: this camera + the 63mm f/2.8 gives the same angle of view and DOF as FF + 50mm f/2.2 (0.79 crop factor). I can buy a 5dsr + 50mm f/1.2 for much less money, similar pixel count and more DOF. The Canon combination will necessarily be better as photography is only about pixel count and DOF.

I'm sure Fuji will release faster lenses down the road...they did with the X series. Anyway...I know your post was tongue in cheek but I would take the increased DR and pixel quality of the GFX over a Canon 5DS any day of the week.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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User3397642960: Flash sync at 1/125? Disappointing.

They are selling an adapter for $600 that will allow you to use Hasselblad HC leaf shutter lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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Mateus1: Lack aperture ring on lenses for best Fuji cam?

Big suprice.

What are you talking about they have aperture rings on the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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Petroglyph: I like what releasing cameras such as this does to the rest of the industry. Though I never expect to own such a camera, I could benefit from trickle down camera-nomics. Now Pentax might respond by releasing the rumored Z II with the 54X40 100MP crop-1.0 medium format sensor (at the old Z price) and a bunch of faster DFA645 lenses. The new Z price should fall 1 or 2 grand. K1 MkII gets released with 42MP BSI sensor and advanced motion pixel shift high-rez mode. Sony responds by cutting the price of A6500 by 1/2. Now we're getting closer to my territory. :^) Dream on.

I agree...a $6500 medium format Fuji HAS top effect pricing on other cameras. Put it this way...if you're a wealthy amateur that isn't invested in a system yet and you saw the announcement for the Leica M10 yesterday for $6500 or this medium format Fuji for the same amount of money....which way would you go???

I own an M240 but if this Fuji would have been available (2) years ago I would have bought the GFX in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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Clint Dunn: 'Newly developed 24mp sensor'....yeah right. How about Leica Q/SL sensor with customized microlenses for the M. In other words....nothing new here.

Yes...that is an improvement for sure. That said, I've rarely (once) ran into banding issues with my M240.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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Charles2: Leica makes great lenses, and fortunately, you can get and use them in a reasonable wide-angle to short-telephoto range of focal lengths on the APS-C Fuji X-Pro 2. Thanks to the buyers of Leica cameras who provide funds so the company can develop its lenses.

If you think your Leica lenses are good on your X-Pro then you are missing half the experience and/or easily impressed. For starters it's not a FF sensor....but more importantly rangefinder glass does not perform as well on Sony or Fuji mirrorless cameras.

Only Leica has customized microlenses on the sensor to perform properly with M mount lenses....and even Leica's own SL does not perform as well as the M cameras with M mount glass. Google it.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:06 UTC

'Newly developed 24mp sensor'....yeah right. How about Leica Q/SL sensor with customized microlenses for the M. In other words....nothing new here.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 154th comment | 3 replies
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mick232: What is the Leica effect? Expensive camera so the picture must be good?

Jokes like yours are a dime a dozen. Actually I used to be just like you and made many of the same jokes...and then I bought a Leica M8. I'm now using an M240 but all i can say is the build quality, fit and finish and amazing rangefinder glass make for an amazing experience. I've owned all kinds of DSLR's including 1 series from Canon and there's just something about a Leica!

All that said....the M10 is overpriced. We're in a new era now that Fuji is releasing the medium format GFX for $6500. My personal opinion is the M10 should be no more then $5k.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Absolute madness that this costs $6.595.00

@Poweruser - A medium format Fuji GFX is $6500.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

I don't expect anything but excellence from the Fuji lenses for the GFX. They are designed specifically with the sensor in mind and Fuji has a long history of making great lenses including lenses for others like Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

Yeah agreed....but as you know lossy RAW was rectified on the newer A7II/A7Rii and as you already stated the Batis/Loxia are excellent lenses. Still, I love the build quality and craftsmanship of my M240.

That said I doubt I will buy another M unless Leica either really drops the price or innovates. $6600 for an M10 makes zero sense when you can buy a Fuji GFX for the same amount of money. Different types of camera I know but identical release dates and price make the two an obvious comparison....especially when the Fuji will be superior in every way as it refers to image quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

The Sony is a plastic, cheap toy of a camera in comparison. Where it counts (image quality) you're right though....you're not losing anything.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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Clint Dunn: What a terrible idea. It's bad enough that everybody already shoots the same old spots without encouraging it even further. How many pics of mesa arch and lone tree of Lake Wanaka do we really need?? Just another reason to never geotag my photos....

@Renault5 - Of course everyone is free to take photos of whatever they like...and flood flickr/500px with a few more million Lake Wanaka photos...fill your boots.

@AustinMN - 'A tool is just a tool' - And a cliche is just a cliche but thanks for that profound bit of wisdom.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 02:12 UTC

Oh look...something else for next year's landfill.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 02:08 UTC as 55th comment

What a terrible idea. It's bad enough that everybody already shoots the same old spots without encouraging it even further. How many pics of mesa arch and lone tree of Lake Wanaka do we really need?? Just another reason to never geotag my photos....

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:03 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund (55 comments in total)

I wonder if she would have won if she hadn't titled the photo, 'The Unbearable, the Sadness and the Rest'.

Step one - Take average photo
Step two - Create artsy, fartsie title to try and give meaning to said photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund (55 comments in total)
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bakhtyar kurdi: attention behind such judgement is forcing photographers to think stupid and kill there talents, as choosing an ugly girl as miss where and where, how many of you see misswhere ugly but you are afraid to say it loudly? and think with yourself (there is something wrong with me) , so we all get sick and wait someone to decide for us who is beautiful who is ugly, which nation are evil and has oil or poppy, it is just some brainwashing exercise .
with respect to the cute girl in the picture and the photographer also that probably has no role in what happened.

I don't understand a single thing you just said.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:05 UTC

I'm not sure why everyone is so surprised about the amount of money in this lawsuit. Firstly, it's the USA which has got to be the most litigious country in the world. Secondly, as any practicing lawyer can tell you they don't start a lawsuit asking for what's 'reasonable', they start at the very top and negotiate from there. In this case 'the very top' is asking for 100% of Chipotle's earnings the last 10 years. In reality maybe she gets a few hundred thousand, or maybe she gets a lifetime of burritos who knows.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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