Clint Dunn

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

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On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (85 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Nice! The last one is too slick for me, but those folks swimming at Brighton Beach is a delight! Brighton would be a great place for a camera testing business; lots of contrast and dynamic range.

Really? The Brighton Beach photo is garbage and doesn't deserve to be included with some of the other (brilliant) photos. The guy didn't even get the composition right cutting off the bottom swimmer.

The other photo I don't get is the one of the kids jumping into the Amazon...the guy shot the photo with his own finger in the frame.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (85 comments in total)

I don't think there's a phrase I hate more than 'the decisive moment'.....seriously. It's like hearing some actor on The Tonight Show talking about 'honing their craft'. Am I the only one who finds 'the decisive moment' to be a pretentious cliche?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: I work for a rugged computer manufacturer. MIL STD-810G means basically nothing since manufacturers have wide latitude in implementing the standard.

My son has the S6 Active. He dropped it from a short height and there was a small ding in the lower left corner of the case, it stopped charging and AT&T said the ding voided the warranty.

Unless manufacturers are willing to back up their claims with real warranties that reflect the "active" intent and their advertising, these phones must still be treated as if they are fragile.

Totally agree re: manufacturers backing the phone. I bought my guys Sonim XP7's and those things are crazy rugged and come with a 3 yr warranty. The downside...the phone is bulky and the specs are pretty average...except for battery life which is awesome.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (222 comments in total)
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the Mtn Man: This seems unnecessarily labor intensive. I mean, photographers have been achieving deep focus for decades without the use of digital technology.

I guess it depends on your level of dedication and perception of what is 'acceptable' results. Personally I don't have time for this level of PS work anymore. 6-8 years ago I would spend sometimes hours processing a single photo, now I'm lucky if I spend more than 10 mins....I just can't be bothered.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
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Charles2: "the [under-exposure] issue manifests when users choose ‘Center-weighted Average Metering’ or ‘Evaluative Metering.’ "

Is this exposure issue common in general when adapting a third-party lens, for example, a Zeiss M-mount lens to a Fuji X camera?

For your example, no....M mount lenses do not have any electronics so there is no AE issues with Fuji/Sony bodies.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mmrezaie: It is interesting that in DP says D810's ergonomics is great and Ken Rockwell says not and he hates it. I do not care anyway since I am amature and this camera is too heavy for me (street photography and D750 is better fit for me) but interesting thing is that ergonomic is very subjective. Can someone clarify if you can look at it and compare it with D750's different layout!?

It's all what you are used to. I shot Canon for years and preferred it to Nikon. After shooting Canon from the days of an EOS-3 up to my last body the 5D2 I really couldn't stand Nikon ergonomics, others prefer Nikon.//no big deal. It comes down to personal preference.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

Well I logged in but what do ya know...more of the same. Lots of narcissistic bikini clad babes flogging the latest nutritional supplement and twentysomething adventure tourist selfies taken from Mesa Arch providing such pearls of wisdom as:

'When you focus on results nothing changes, when you focus on changing you find results'.

Yeah.....

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Man, 7 years ago HDR was the big thing...now the Orton effect. The problem I have with techniques like this is that they are generally overused and very quickly become cliche.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 17th comment
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WalkerC: Yes, but I take one look at the final effect, and I know it's a Photoshop—by any name. And I've spent years of my life amongst lupines and Indian paintbrushes. In my opinion, such pictures attempt to "impress"—but I don't want to be impressed. It's too much an ego thing. I prefer just to share. The wildflowers, birds and subalpine need no promo, just as they really and truly are. They require no sales pitch.

...and subjectively I say the original image was better.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)

I just bought a Sony RX100iii and super happy with it. For me it wasn't worth shelling out the extra dough on the RX100iv to basically just get 4k. The RX100iii is a great little take anywhere camera that gives far better image quality than say an iPhone6. After all, that's the whole point of a P&S...it's got to be better than your phone or why carry it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 17:48 UTC as 56th comment

This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 17th comment | 15 replies

Why is it that Leica always release cameras with no exposure compensation adjustment available from a direct dial and then change it later in FW?? Have they not yet learned that MOST photographers use exposure compensation and they WANT to be able to easily adjust it?? Why would this not be part of the initial design?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 2nd comment
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abortabort: I will seriously consider one as soon as Zeiss starts making their Loxia and Batis lenses for the SL.

Shoot Zeiss ZM lenses.....they already exist and work well on the SL.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
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alextardif: Leica Q...sure, expensive jewelry, but one that's easy to justify even for a hobbyist, provided there's access to disposable income. A one-time $4,500 treat, yeah, sure, why not.

SL? Not so much. An exercise in keeping up with technology by Leica. An entirely new system (presumably aimed to be a workhorse for a working pro) that simply can't possibly gain traction like the crazy growth of Sony's FE, simply due to unattainable cost with barely any real ROI. EVF is a thing of beauty, but... not much else.

Leica will have no problem selling the SL....people (like me) still pay over $6000 for 'just' an M240.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
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photogecko: Did they fix the shadow banding? Or how about the price?

@random78 - Point me to a M240 that is in decent shape for $3500.....because there isn't any. Cheapest I've seen is $4k but usually closer to $4500.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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villagranvicent: Why this 24-90mm lens has to be 1 inch longer, 350 heavier and 2500 usd more expensive than the Canon 24-70mm 2.8L II USM? oh I know, for the 20mm extra reach.

Don't forget the superior image quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
On Article:8533054559 (70 comments in total)

I used to be a huge HTC fan starting with the original HTC One. I was always disppointed with the camera quality and so for the last two years have used Apple products again. I for one am pretty happy about this, will definitely give this HTC 10 a shot.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 5th comment
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Will B Milner: Sweet! Anyone know a good surgeon to remove one of my kidneys?

Is it really worth selling body parts just so we can get higher res cat photos???

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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Clint Dunn: ....and this image is a perfect example of why I sold all my DSLR gear and switched to mirrorless. Ridiculously big setup.

Mr Izo - Yes, no doubt my Voigtlander 15mm is a fixed lens and doesn't cover 10-24mm. That said, optically I would put it up against the Canon any day of the week provided you shoot it on a Leica (as opposed to a Fuji/Sony?Olympus). It is the sharpest UWA I have ever owned with VERY min distortion...and I was a long time Canon shooter.

I keep a 35mm 1.4, a 50mm 1.5 and a 15mm in one small bag with my M240. Take those same focal lengths from Canon and you would be carrying a hell of a lot more, not to mention that optically the rangefinder lenses are superior to most of the Canon offerings.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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Clint Dunn: ....and this image is a perfect example of why I sold all my DSLR gear and switched to mirrorless. Ridiculously big setup.

My Leica M240 with Voigtlander 15mm is MUCH smaller than this for landscape work. Do I care that it's a f4.5 lens?? Nope, I stop it down to f11 for landscape work anyway. Cue the comments about how you all shoot star trails and f4.5 is too slow...(eye roll). 15mm not wide enough?? Voigtlander is releasing a 10mm.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
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