Clint Dunn

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

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Focus Shift Shooting: I'm all for this stuff. I absolutely completely love it when Sony or Samsung rolls out a $14,000 TV and people buy it. Whenever I see those price tags I smile.

The reasoning is simple. I'm letting rich people who aren't all that smart, but just want to brag or whatever, buy equipment that otherwise wouldn't even be on the roadmap yet. Then in a couple/few years, I get the exact same specs for $3,000. WONDERFUL!!

@BossofSony - The 4K isn't nearly as much of an improvement as HDR. I have a new 65" LG OLED and bar none it is the best picture I have ever seen.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 00:09 UTC
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Clint Dunn: So a machine with 32/64GB of RAM will be 30% quicker...that's great. How about the majority of us that are running 16GB??? Not everyone running LR is using a $6000 computer.

@Impulses - Yes, I realize it doesn't take $6000 to buy a computer with 64GB RAM, my point is that the (3) computers used in this test are BIG bucks....and so kind of a silly test for LR. Why not use something the average Joe has...maybe a 2 yr old i7 with 16 GB ram and 2 GB video as an example.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
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Clint Dunn: So a machine with 32/64GB of RAM will be 30% quicker...that's great. How about the majority of us that are running 16GB??? Not everyone running LR is using a $6000 computer.

@ondrejbobek - Yes, I know it's for machines with >12Gb RAM....but the comparisons were all with 32/64GB machines. My point being, the average photographer isn't running 64GB of RAM so that's a fairly useless test. I would think that 16GB would be the average for RAM these days.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 19:35 UTC

So a machine with 32/64GB of RAM will be 30% quicker...that's great. How about the majority of us that are running 16GB??? Not everyone running LR is using a $6000 computer.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 131st comment | 9 replies
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Infared: Why would a Leica -user want a budget lens? That is hysterical!!!!

...because some people who want to experience Leica buy a used M9/M240 and then need to scrounge money for lenses. That said I don't see the point in this lens, if you want to save money there are already some very good Voigtlander alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 20:43 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I'm still running a 2011 MBP for my stills photography. Over the years I've upgraded to 16Gb RAM and a 512BG SSD. Now that Apple does not allow you to upgrade their computers I don't know that i would ever buy another Mac...big mistake for Apple.

@Tommmyyeets - Most laptops now are non-upgradeable?? News to me. I have a brand new Lenovo T470 i7 I bought for work and it allows RAM upgrades as an example. I would think the number of laptops that don't allow this would be the exception.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 23:05 UTC

I'm still running a 2011 MBP for my stills photography. Over the years I've upgraded to 16Gb RAM and a 512BG SSD. Now that Apple does not allow you to upgrade their computers I don't know that i would ever buy another Mac...big mistake for Apple.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 21:02 UTC as 92nd comment | 8 replies
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

The problem with these filters is you're limited in your composition. A square filter you can slide up or down as needed is much better.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 23:33 UTC as 31st comment
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kociasek: "displaying colors well outside of the old (can we say 'boring') sRGB standard of yesteryear. "
sRGB is still the current standard. What is boring is your silly, geeky excitement with each "flavor of the month" tech - 3D, VR, 8K UHD, HDR-TV etc.

"That means they can display colors well outside of old photochemical printing devices, so you can edit far more saturated and interesting colors "
You mean even more lurid colors than those in the landscapes displayed on the monitors above? Yuck!

I just bought a 65" LG C7 OLED....and I can tell you the image quality with good HDR material is much more then a 'flavour of the month'. Bar none it is the best image quality I have ever seen on a monitor.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
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NarrBL: Well, the noise is there -- and Carey Rose has very well explained the exposure that allowed it, from those shots being from a helicopter in motion, if you paid attention.

I also thought the visibility of noise was boosted by the haze very evident over the winter landscape. In areas it's less prominent, so also is the likelihood to notice noise.

Really...you look at these pics and the only thing you have to say is 'look at that noise'. You personify the state of modern photography...all about the gear and oblivious to the image. These shots are excellent, and when printed would look amazing. I personally would never buy a 4/3 camera but you can't deny the quality of these images.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 15:53 UTC
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Stigg: overrated and overpriced, and this goes for most medium format equipment, which is why small format overtook it long ago. i went with the "flow" and have been using 135 format for over 40 years. if i was to use medium format again, it would be an all-manual mamiya film setup. i've used these for assembly-line portrait work and could not find any reason to pay outrageous prices for hasselblad or others.

' if i was to use medium format again, it would be an all-manual mamiya film setup. '
Why would you do that....the top end FF digital cameras are in most ways superior to 645 film....unless you mean 6x7 or larger.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 23:53 UTC
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derfotograf: It is a hilarious development: The eye lashes are sharp in focus, the eyebrows, the tip of the nose, the hair and ears are completely unsharp.

None of my customers would pay a cent for an unsharp portrait...

So you don't know how to use a fast lens...gotcha.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (222 comments in total)

I'm a Leica guy but.....these are terrible. Buy a $400 lens and a $2 jar of Vaseline for the same effect.
$6500 is an absolute joke. For that kind of money there are so many better Leica lenses to buy.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

'Almost .5 stop improvement'....whoa...let me get my checkbook.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X and GF lenses (122 comments in total)
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richard cohen: Their lenses are fantastic, but they aren't cheap!

On the contrary I think the Fuji lenses are a good value given the level of quality. For these medium format lenses I would not call these prices expensive at all...check out the price of Hassy or Phase One lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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Henry McA: Would the test score have been published in 2015, dxomark would have helped the sales of the Pentax quite a bit.

I doubt it...
Anyone spending $7k on a camera knows what they're buying and doesn't need a DXO score to make their decision. For the cheaper camera market I would agree with you...but pros and advanced amateurs buy these cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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PropaPH: I think everyone would agree that Manny's wife is hot!

SirSeth - It's normal for men to comment on beautiful women because men are visual by nature....and women generally speaking are not...which explains why men are generally not objectified as much as women. Regardless, no one said anything rude or derogatory, they simply said she is attractive. If that offends you then I feel sorry for you.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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PropaPH: I think everyone would agree that Manny's wife is hot!

SirSeth = SirDowner

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
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jorepuusa: All cameras can do those things. But Then You should know how to take pictures.
I was in LA olympics in IOPP and shot for instance 100 meters run (Carl Lewis). I was shooting slide and the sun was low and behind athletes. Manual focus, manual exposure 300 / 2,8. Five frames until finish. Body and legs and hands positons good for clients.
All sharp cause they HAD TO BE for international delivery.
Cameras do not make PICTURES, cameras make only pictures..photographers make them if they know how. Most cannot. Now we all pros are unemployed cause amateurs shoot s...t for free.
So sad.

Jorepussa - The times are always changing...whether it's photography, cars, whatever. The key is people need to be able to adapt and roll with the changes. I agree that the career of photography has been watered down to a dismal level but there are still people making money at it...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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skanter: From friends who are pros:

If you're a pro who makes a living at it, you need FF to impress clients. Crop is fine for everyone else.

If you're client is knowledgeable to know what they're looking for they're likely not impressed by FF OR APS-C...they'll expect medium format. It all depends on your market...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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