Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
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On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (338 comments in total)
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progo: Very Canon-focused wording in the text. If other manufacturers and mounts are allowed, Leica Summilux 35 might be a sharper -- AND certainly more pricier -- 35 mm f/1.4 contender. ;)

@Yake - Having come from a Canon system I am amazed at the quality of some of the rangefinder glass. I haven't used the new Canon 35mm but I've shot with lots of other L glass over the years and this Zeiss is amazing. Mind you...at $2300 for a 35mm 1.4 lens it SHOULD be amazing.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (338 comments in total)
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progo: Very Canon-focused wording in the text. If other manufacturers and mounts are allowed, Leica Summilux 35 might be a sharper -- AND certainly more pricier -- 35 mm f/1.4 contender. ;)

The Zeiss 35mm 1.4 ZM is actually sharper then the Summilux....and also cheaper...though at the cost of size/weight.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (338 comments in total)

'Best 35mm lens available' - Really??? Maybe if you're sticking to DSLR lenses. I would put my Zeiss 35mm 1.4 ZM against this Canon.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 68th comment | 8 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@alolywu - You didn't show that Leica was worse then Sony, just the opposite. You showed me a lack of knowledge and that you don't understand the quality of rangefinder glass and how it doesn't perform on Sony bodies.

'Somehow saying M mount lens only work well with Leica bodies is beside the point'. Ah...no....it IS THE POINT. If you already own the glass then it is THE only point.

Anyway, I'm done arguing with you. You're one of these guys who likes to argue about things you know nothing of but can't take a picture to save your life...which is why you have a completely obscure profile with no links to your work...anywhere. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

Alolyu - So as I suspected you couldn't answer my question...you couldn't name a camera that works properly with M mount glass besides the Leica. Something else you probably don't understand is that there is a lot more to image quality then just the sensor. The quality of glass in M mount from Leica, Zeiss and even some Voigtlander models is amazing.

My choice for choosing a Leica M240 was based on craftmanship, quality and size of the lenses. When you combine all three of those nothing compares. Is Leica overpriced?? Sure it is and I stated earlier I think they are going to have a tough time selling $7-$8k FF cameras once Fuji hits their stride with the GFX. But, as of today there is no alternative to the Leica M if you want to shoot M mount glass.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@Alolywu - Still can't read eh...Name just one camera besides a Leica that works properly with M mount rangefinder glass. Trust me...if it was out there I likely would have bought it instead of the Leica.

I could actually give 2 $hits about the 'rangefinder experience' but many other do....so if you have M mount glass and want a rangefinder then there is literally no alternative.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

Alolywu / QuartertoDoom - If you could read you would know I already stated I bought the M240 because nobody but Leica makes a camera that works properly with M glass. If I didn't care about that I would have bought a Sony.

Olymore - If a 1" or 4/3 sensor is good enough for you then great...I actually agree with you most people buy cameras more capable then they are.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

I would take my 7 yr old 5D2 over this Olympus. Yes it's a sluggish camera in comparison but ultimately that 7yr old camera will still have better overall image quality. Besides, your argument that the OMD is better then cameras 'from the past' is a fallacy. Of course sensor design has evolved over the years...but you know what...APS-C/FF/Medium format has all improved over the years. The Olympus did not evolve in a vacuum. My expectations have increased as technology has moved along.

Was I happy with the files from my 2005 Canon 20D?? Sure I was....but what did I have to compare it to?? Truth be told the 8MP was never enough for me. Anyway...my whole point here is $2k is too much money for a 4/3 sensor camera. The sensor is usually the single most expensive component of the camera....so Olympus is trying to compensate by creating value in other ways. Doesn't add up for me, if it does for you then great.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

@Plumshots - Not sure if you're a betting man but I would bet good money that smaller sensors are NOT the way of the future as you seem to be implying. Actually the reverse is happening, larger sensors are becoming more common....we've never had more FF cameras to chose from and as of next year we have medium format cameras from Hassy, Pentax and Fuji all for under $10k...which will put more downwards pressure on smaller sensor cameras.

Long story short...if Olympus needs to sell these OMD's at $2k a pop they're going to be in trouble. Either they figure out a way to get their prices down or Olympus will go the way of Kodak. I actually wouldn't be surprised to see Olympus come out with a larger sensor camera at some point...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

It's a much larger sensor then your 4/3.....and the image quality is superior:)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@QuartertoDoom - I don't have any medium format gear in my list because I no longer shoot film and sold my Mamiya 645. I plan on buying the Fuji GFX in a couple years once I can find a used one.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

@William - It depends on the lenses you use...but generally speaking 50mm will work ok on the A7Rii but typically the wide angle lenses do not. With the earlier A7 series cameras there was a lot of colour shifting in the corners and also 'smearing' of the detail in the corners...how bad depended on the lenses used. Some, like my Zeiss 35mm Biogon were terrible but others not as bad.

Your A7Rii has a sensor that plays a little nicer, much of the colour shifting is eliminated but it still has a problem of smeared details in the corners. The reason for this is the Leica has a thinner sensor stack then the Sony and also microlenses on the sensor designed to work with the close flange distance of the Leica wide angle lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@QuartertoDoom - Why did you bother with an E5, surely an iPhone is good enough, after all sensor size doesn't matter remember.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

@Plumshots - Enlighten me...which part of my view is 'stuck in the past'??

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)

Did I miss something or did DPReview not comment on dynamic range???

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 249th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

Nope, no plan to buy one I just think the price is crazy.
@QuartertoDoom - If you think sensor size is just about 'a couple extra dirty pixels'....then move along.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

No I'm saying that Olympus has no choice but to 'overdevelop' because they're hamstrung by a 4/3 sensor. With respect to Leica....yes I have an M240 and yes it is overpriced...but to this day there is NO other camera that performs properly with all rangefinder lenses. The Sony's and Fuji's and whatever else people adapt Leica/Zeiss M mount glass to do not perform properly.

I also think Leica needs a shakeup...now that Fuji is releasing a medium format G1X with lens for roughly $8k it will be a tough sell for Leica to flog a FF rangefinder for $7500.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@Tommi K1 - I've been shooting since the mid nineties using everything from an EOS 3, to a Mamiya 645 to my current Leica M240...but feel free to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. At any rate...the Olympus is a GREAT camera if image quality is not on the top of your list of requirements for a camera. Yes, it is fast and capable and this may allow it to get shots you wouldn't get with say an A7ii...but the image quality is not as good. I've printed from all sorts of different cameras up to 24x36 and I definitely see a difference.

Anyway...the Olympus is small, compact and very fast. It's also overpriced. You say that there is nothing in APS-C or FF that competes with it...so by that logic we should start to see all the Canon white lenses disappearing from the sidelines at sporting events....yeah right.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)

'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 260th comment | 15 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1381 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

Really?? You're tired of 'price too high' comments??? How about sensor too small??? How about...price is too high for a camera with this tiny sensor....does that work?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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