Clint Dunn

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

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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

....and this image is a perfect example of why I sold all my DSLR gear and switched to mirrorless. Ridiculously big setup.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 11th comment | 27 replies
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rsf3127: The 18-50mm missed my pocket by a viewfinder (or lack of).

@mosc - 'That's a lot of framing aids on a lens so wide that framing is almost optional'

Are you kidding me?? I shoot wide angle all the time, including UWA 15mm...and I ALWAYS care about the composition. How could you not care about the composition?? Just because it's a wide angle doesn't mean 'close' is good enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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Moon0326: Wow..that Iceland shot is like a calendar shot that everyone has. Can't believe it won the competition with that composition.

Yeah, Iceland has to be one of the 'hottest' destinations for photogs at the moment....and that shot has been done a million times, many of them better.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Klaus Weber: So, now I'm sitting here with my EOS 5DMkII, and a lot of Canon glass. Still waiting for the successor to come.

And now I see this thing here, and it sounds... just what I've been looking for! Of course, still have to wait for deeper checks, but - wow!

*sigh* what to do with all my Canon glass...? :(

Abrasive Reducer - Switching to Sony from Canon is actually not that expensive. All you need to buy is the A7Rii and an EFV adapter and all the Canon lenses work as good as they do on Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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RedFox88: $1800 and no 4k? SMH lol!

Didn't realize that lack of 4k was a SMH LOL moment...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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Panda Addict: I'm not a professional photographer , just an amateur...Do you advise me this camera for pictures of animals ? Thx a lot.

Depends on whether you plan to shoot donkeys or ardvaarks. This camera will definitely work for donkeys but maybe not ardvaarks....and don't even think about using it for lemurs.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.

So...a blown out distracting sky is 'ok'?? If you say so, but I disagree. The man standing in the water with the ray isn't such a bad part of the photo...a properly exposed sky would have improved things immensely...and was perfectly possible given the subject was obviously lit with a flash anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.

I guess we don't know what the other 'under 21' submissions were like but I tend to agree with you. The first thing I see in that shot is a distracting, blown out sky...at least on my uncalibrated office computer.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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photomedium: Not convinced. $2k APSC? Only time I see pro shooting crop is when they are ambassador-ing in some YouTube vid. Weighs almost 1kg, it can only record a blazing 3min of 4K (and 10 min HD) footage (enough to earn the 4K tramp stamp). Wonder if it overheats...
It does have a touchscreen and 10fps but no flash, it's only 20mp...what else...I rather get the d750 and a plastic bag for when it rains? Thanks.

You think that's bad...Fuji is releasing the X-Pro2 at $1700....

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
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koseng: If you can convince me that it's 10 times better than the Pentax 645Z, I might be willing to pay for the price.

Of course it's not 10 times better...it's called diminishing returns. The fact you even make a statement like that is evidence that A) you can't afford it and B) you have no need for it.

This is a camera for pros doing commercial work with big budgets, or amateurs with very deep pockets.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:54 UTC
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watson076: Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.

I agree with the OP...but for me the brand that inspires me these days is my Leica rangefinder. No, it isn't cutting edge tech but the image quality is still stellar and I enjoy using the camera. I gave up my 'one size fits all' Canon setup a year ago and haven't looked back.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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mailman88: Sony...reduce the Sony RX1RII to its real value price....about $1600.00 and triple your sales.

Mailman88, thank God you don't work for me....

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
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