Clint Dunn

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

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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
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: I find the 24 mp sensors seem to be just perfect, the Goldilocks zone if you will, wonderful detail, and manageable file sizes....Math and technical specs aside, with carefull technique, mirror up and a good tripod, I'm making beautifully detailed 20-30 inch prints, and occasionally 24-26 without question. The Nikon D7200 rocks for just about everything, from street to Landscape! Detailed landscapes, Absolutely!

Agreed, if you don't crop 24MP is a sweet spot for sure. My M240 and now my Leica SL are 'only' 24MP but I've made several 20 x 30" prints that have incredible detail.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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Morris Trichon: If you have the money go for the Leica M-9 which is light weight and has spectacular lenses. The only problem is you will have to invest $20,000+ for the body and a couple of lenses. It still uses a CCD sensor (made by Kodak) that produces spectacular pictures. It is in a different world then the Nikon or Sony products but is still the choice of many photographers. The M-9 despite it's price is out of stock at all major camera stores and Amazon. Considering it's price this says something about the cameras popularity. I can't afford a Leica and shoot with Nikons but would love a Letca.

I'm a Leica guy but what are you even talking about? The M9 has been discontinued for ages...in fact replaced by two other models already. Aside from that, the M9 while capable of producing amazing quality files is not suitable for 90% of what this Nikon can do.

Also, you can buy a used M9 for $2500....so you don't need to spend $20k for body and a few lenses as you suggested. It's like you're stuck in 2009....

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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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.

You're right...digital cameras have meant that everybody is suddenly a 'photographer' and most work essentially for free. However, if you were as good as you say you were you would still be employed:)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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new boyz: For those who say subscription is cheaper, please read the article. More money for Adobe, more money the customers have paid. Cheaper = pay less, not pay more.

The reason they're making more money is because fewer people (like me) are using pirated SW. I've been using PS and/or LR since 2004. I've only ever paid for the service since they changed to the subscription model....and by the looks of these numbers obviously I'm not alone.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

Queue the FlatEarther/FakeNews crowd.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Pictures of teens smoking...how edgy

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (598 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Wow it looks like ratings are "jumping the shark" with this one.

As I read this review I kept on having flashbacks to the canon 6D MK 2 review. Essentially it's the same situation? Almost everything is improved but the IQ.

Dpreview slams the 6D MK II verbally and does not even give it a rating but with this camera it's almost like they are apologizing for olympus's lack of investment in the entry level market and giving it a pat on the back with an 80% rating even though it can't AF reliably.

16mp "STARTING to look a LITTLE bit dated" starting.... little bit? lol.

Here's dpreviews other some 80% ratings:

80% Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D / Kiss X9i Review (May 3, 2017)
80% Sony Alpha a6000 Review (Jun 3, 2014)
80% Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (Mar 20, 2014)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (Mar 18, 2014)
80% Fujifilm X-E2 Review (Mar 5, 2014)
80% Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (Nov 17, 2012)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review (Apr 30, 2012)

Yeah but my point is who cares if they rate a camera an '80' vs an '85'. Read the review and decide for yourself...it's mostly subjective.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:12 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (598 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Wow it looks like ratings are "jumping the shark" with this one.

As I read this review I kept on having flashbacks to the canon 6D MK 2 review. Essentially it's the same situation? Almost everything is improved but the IQ.

Dpreview slams the 6D MK II verbally and does not even give it a rating but with this camera it's almost like they are apologizing for olympus's lack of investment in the entry level market and giving it a pat on the back with an 80% rating even though it can't AF reliably.

16mp "STARTING to look a LITTLE bit dated" starting.... little bit? lol.

Here's dpreviews other some 80% ratings:

80% Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D / Kiss X9i Review (May 3, 2017)
80% Sony Alpha a6000 Review (Jun 3, 2014)
80% Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (Mar 20, 2014)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (Mar 18, 2014)
80% Fujifilm X-E2 Review (Mar 5, 2014)
80% Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (Nov 17, 2012)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review (Apr 30, 2012)

Who cares about these ratings???

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
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tbcass: Probably looks great in person but makes pretty boring photographs.

Agreed....but you know what...I would rather look at these pics then more photos of the same 2 waterfalls and one mountain that everyone else shoots in Iceland.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 22:46 UTC

'10 year old camera'.....oh give me a break, it's not like he's shooting with a Kodak Brownie, it's a Nikon D3....a $5,000 camera when it came out.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 21:15 UTC as 4th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Point of Transition (95 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Instead of debating if he is a pro (clearly is) why not debate if this photo is any different from the thousands of same trees and sand ? Am always worried that I'm shooting from the view point of something I saw and not what I'm actually seeing.
So would really like to see more of a debate on how to avoid the Postcard effect on your work.

Well the hardest thing to do in photography is to have your own 'eye' for subject and composition. This is why thousands of photographers flock to the same 100 locations around the globe and take identical photos.

It's a difficult thing...when you visit some of these iconic locations you want to capture your own memories but these spots have been photographed to the point that almost everything is a cliche.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 17:03 UTC

So...why would you bother with a 6.4 GP capture and then print it only 60 x 21"?? That's an incredible amount of work to print something 'only' 60" across. You could still have infinite eye level detail in a shot that size with substantially less resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article Photo story of the week: Point of Transition (95 comments in total)
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Fujica: This place is nothing special - Tons of tourists are brought here by the day. If you book a trip to Namibia you will see this place. No doubt.

It is noticed in every tourist guide by approximately the same photo as well. I see nothing special here, just another photo of the same tree that is photographed to death.

I totally agree...it's the same with Iceland...the same couple of waterfalls photographed a million times using identical compositions.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:23 UTC

Richard Prince...the lowest of the low...an amoeba in the world pf photography. That guy should get run over by a bus and do the world a favour.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 21:13 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Ok buddy, I'm gonna get a shot with you giving her 'just the tip' for a second....look into her eyes and stuff. OK, go...OK, I didn't mean literally one second let's take 5 for you to regroup.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 23:29 UTC as 9th comment
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EdnaBambrick: I went crazy and bought all of things needed for 4k. Once I had it all, I went back to 1920x1080 and consider it future proof enough. The files are great and very easy to work with.

Totally agree. For 90% of consumers 1080P is good enough. 4K is good for everybody, 8K is just overkill IMO. For video purposes I would bet that less then .1% of the population would be viewing on a screen big enough to see the difference between 4K and 8K.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2746 comments in total)

Interesting that this new, state of the art sensor has worse dynamic range then the A7R2. I could care less about the 20fps the dynamic range is much more important to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 206th comment | 4 replies

You know it's funny....at work I used to provide all my technicians with cameras for taking pictures of jobs when they were done. Now I tell them just to use their cell phones because the quality is 'good enough'. This mentality is the same as 90% of camera purchasers, hence the drop in sales.

Of course as a photographer the phone quality is not enough to satisfy my personal needs but that is a different story.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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dlb41: I expect my consumer camera to die if I bump it. The A9 will need military grade electronics to survive in the pro world. If some part of the A9's electronics fails, will the camera still be usable in a pinch?

dlb41 is stuck in 1972

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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