Clint Dunn

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

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Stanchung: Tokina, please do something about the italic gold font on all your new lenses.

It looks so kitschy and doesn't match the rest of the cosmetic look of your new lenses.

Take a hint from Sigma Art and Sony Zeiss.

I tend to agree with you...the gold font is a little....90's. My old 12-24mm ATX-Pro from 2006 was literally an identical design to this...and even then it was a bit 'dated'. That said, the build quality of the ATX-Pro series is stellar.

Besides, if you're worried about the asthetics of your equipment then what are you doing using an ugly DSLR to begin with:)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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WindKeeper: I'll admit, I expected this lens to be in the $700-900 range. The first assumption of $1250 really puts me off. I know I've been vocal about waiting (no lie) since February of 2014 to give this a shot. Sounds like I'm either getting the Nikon used or maybe going for the Sigma. I've used the Tamron quite a bit and simply can't stand the aberrations.

I'm sure the street price will be in the $1000 range within the 1st year of release.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I haven't worried about noise in over 6 years....
High ISO, surely the most overrated of camera specs.

Don't be daft D Gold...you know exactly where I was going with that:)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
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The Davinator: I see all the jealous haters are out in full....

Miwok - Seems that you were the one who initiated the personal attacks, not Davinator...

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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ShutterNot: 7.5K and no red dot on the front ?
What's that ? An extra ?
I'll buy a FUJI PRO-2 and get better pictures. My grandson can make me a red dot :)

ShutterNot - So....you think a non-existent X-Pro2 will take better pictures then a just announced Leica M-260 that you don't want/can't afford....Got ya.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2015/02/the-great-debate-ccd-vs-cmos-part-1/

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
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icexe: This probably needs to be restated. If you have the money and like owning finely crafted things, then this is the camera for you. If you are not in this demographic, then owning one of these won't make any sense to you.

I could give two $hits about video...,never even tried it on my M240. High ISO on the M240 is great from my perspective, and there is also no IR sensitivity issues...you're referring to a camera from 9 yrs ago (M8). I don't regret a s-i-n-g-l-e penny I spent on the M240. I don't believe much in DXO ratings but if you're the type that does the M240 sensor is still higher rated then every single camera from Canon.

Wihen it comes to the M240 I'm going to guess that you've never so much as picked one up let alone used one. Keep giving me your valuable opinion though...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
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DjHonda: I really feel for people that will have to come up with all the justifications of getting b&w camera body and 1 lens (as the set pictured in the article) for 15k$

I guess trickiest part is to convince yourself that it really makes such a huge difference.

If you have the money you don't need justifications.....much like people who can afford Panerai's, Ferrari's or just about any other luxury brand.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
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Zephir 750: No thanks! No more Leica for me. The loss I suffered due to the M9 sensor failure and Leica's inadeguate approach to the issue (replacement with a similar sensor prone to telapse) was enough for me.

Leica is offering free sensor replacements even when you're not the original owner....sounds like pretty good service to me. Don't want your sensor replaced, they are offering HUGE discounts on M240's if you exchange.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
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icexe: This probably needs to be restated. If you have the money and like owning finely crafted things, then this is the camera for you. If you are not in this demographic, then owning one of these won't make any sense to you.

My old M8, and now my M240...are the highest quality cameras (from a finishing/machining perspective) that I have ever owned. I've had lots of cameras including Canon 1 series, medium format, and nothing comes close.

The fit and finish of Leica M cameras is what sets them apart, either people appreciate that or they don't.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
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Poweruser: $7,450 buys you an M6 and a trunk full of b/w film. Just saying... ;)

Film, that's awesome. Now can you recommend a good quality scanner??? By the way, how much time/money will I be spending buying film, developing, scanning??? Oh wait a second, I've already been through that exercise, never mind.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I haven't worried about noise in over 6 years....
High ISO, surely the most overrated of camera specs.

GEAH - If you can't shoot rock bands with ANY camera made in the last 7 yrs then you're lucky you weren't around in the days of film.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I haven't worried about noise in over 6 years....
High ISO, surely the most overrated of camera specs.

I should add the second most overrated spec is fps......cue the tirade of sports shooters.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
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ShutterNot: 7.5K and no red dot on the front ?
What's that ? An extra ?
I'll buy a FUJI PRO-2 and get better pictures. My grandson can make me a red dot :)

Interesting all the Leica bashing everytime they release another (admittedly) expensive camera. I own an X-Pro1 AND an M240 and I can tell you first hand, the Fuji is great but the Leica is better.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: Relax guys, this camera is for rich, famous and crazy, not for us.

'Rich' is a subjective term....so is 'crazy'. I bought an M240 and I'm neither rich, crazy or famous....but then again at least that camera shoots colour.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:21 UTC

I haven't worried about noise in over 6 years....
High ISO, surely the most overrated of camera specs.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 74th comment | 8 replies
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iAPX: I would like to see people in the leica lens group when they read that, with such a low price! Lol!

Why would anyone in the Leica lens group care about a lens for micro 4/3???

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 04:16 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Please do your part to keep Ken Rockwell-isms out of DPR. If you're going to use the term "coma" please also use the right term for sunstars.

It is my understanding that the correct term is "diffraction spikes."

Everybody (except SmilerGrogan apparently)...calls them sunstars.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Wow...he basically says Canon's only competition is within Canon....how arrogant. Yeah, I guess that's why I just changed systems after owning Canon equipment since 1999. I think maybe he should pull his head out of the sand; I know I'm not the only one who has dumped my heavy DSLR gear for a high quality mirrorless option.

Yes, the gear does matter. When the X-Pro1 was announced I was excited about the design and the concept and guess what, I bought it. You see, boring DOES matter....because 90% of Canon's clients are amateurs, NOT pros. For hobbyists like myself it's not enough to produce 'good image quality'...almost EVERY camera out right now produces great images (and many of them better than Canon).

For a pro shooting weddings or whatever buy a 5D3 and you really can't go wrong, it's a swiss army knife. But..for hobbyists like myself I'm tired of shooting DSLR's.

Here's how innovative Canon is...their next 'Big Thing' is basically a 5D3 with a high res sensor...a sensor which is basically just a derivitive of the 7D...but it's taken them 7 years.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Wow...he basically says Canon's only competition is within Canon....how arrogant. Yeah, I guess that's why I just changed systems after owning Canon equipment since 1999. I think maybe he should pull his head out of the sand; I know I'm not the only one who has dumped my heavy DSLR gear for a high quality mirrorless option.

Joseph....does the term 'The Emperor has no clothes' mean anything to you?? He doesn't come across as confident, he comes across as arrogant...and there is a big difference.

I'm a long time Canon customer but to me they just don't seem to be very innovative....you might almost call them...boring. There's no doubt Canon produces world class lenses and great DSLR's....but I think many are tired of heavy DSLR's and the Fuji/Olympus/Sony's of the world have already figured that out.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:22 UTC
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