Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
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That's so unlike a Chinese company to mislead the public or try and cheat. This is the same manufacturer who isn't even allowed to sell Node B cellular equipment in the US.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:26 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (717 comments in total)
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howardfuhrman: While this Leica is not in my radar, this is one good looking camera.

Sentro - I totally disagree. I owned Canon cameras for years....from the EOS3 to the 5D2. Yes, the ergonomics were great and yes the Canons were the Swiss Army knife of cameras....good at most things.
I sold everything and moved to a Leica M240 and assorted Zeiss, Voigtlander and Leica lenses. I did not change for the 'status' or the 'badge'. I changed because for street/landscape photography I don't need a bulky, do everything Canon Swiss army knife. The rangefinder lenses are smaller, superior to the Canon counterparts and provide top tier image quality when combined with the Leica. No...a Sony A7 is not just as good because rangefinder lenses (still) do not perform as well as they do on a Leica due to the thicker Sony sensor stack. Also, I love the build quality and fit/finish of Leica which is vastly superior to anything from Canikon.

I always laugh at uneducated comments like yours who simply dismiss brands such as Leica as 'luxury' goods.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)
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kingslayer: $9000? lol. If this thing was priced around $3500, it would sell very well.

@Bhima78 - Ming Thein gave the figure of $4k on his website in the article he wrote about the X1D. I don't know where he got the number but he is an 'ambassador to Hasselblad' so he is more in the know then any of us.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (78 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 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?

Gawd...'the best camera is the one you have with you' is just as bad of a cliche. Damn you.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

He's developed one roll...that's it...one roll??? Now a FundMe campaign to do the rest??
Come on man....you've had the film for a full year and only developed one roll?? It's fine if you want to use the argument that you 'can't possibly develop 1200 rolls' but don't then tell us you could only be bothered to develop one roll in the last year.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 24th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)
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kingslayer: $9000? lol. If this thing was priced around $3500, it would sell very well.

The sensor alone costs $4k. Enough of the idiotic statements. Yeah, a ferrari would sell well at $25k but it isn't going to happen.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Average User: Other factors are important but some of the basic math is: Sensor is 44x33 compared to ff at 35.9x24, compared to APS-C at 23.5x15.6. Makes the sensor 68.5% larger than ff and 3.96 x APS-C sensors. With 19% more pixels than a Sony A7rII it has a pixel size which is 41% larger than the Sony A7rII. assuming 100% of the sensor area is used for pixels which is only partly true. BUT if you compare to a 24 mp ff, the pixel size is actually only 80%.
The numbers suggest that the improved total resolution plus improved pixel size could result in a nice incremental improvement in overall image quality, depending on the efficiency of the sensor (and many other factors). But by way of comparison, these numbers show that Medium format is not as large an incremental improvement as moving from APS-C to Full Frame. Hoping that DPR will be able to quickly see how much improvement is achieved in real life shooting.

I know you were comparing FF to medium format. What I was saying is that your statement that 'sensor size and pixel count are the only properties that matter for high image quality' is incorrect. Like I said...the imaging pipeline is just as crucial, which....like I already said is why Nikon gets better performance out of some of their cameras then Sony does using the identical sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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ogl: The camera is Interesting to discuss, but the camera is useless for 99.9999% of users. :)

ogl - Newsflash....medium format digital is not a mass market product...of course it's for professionals and well heeled enthusiasts. The point is....for the type of camera it is this is a heck of a 'deal', if that can be said about a $9k camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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WirenL: I can't wait to see the samples gallery... no way will I ever be able to afford this, but it will be a nice way to dream.... This is what I had hoped mirrorless would eventually come to.

villagranvicent - I guarantee you will not be able to buy a camera in 4yrs for $1k that is better image quality than this...but keep trolling.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Average User: Other factors are important but some of the basic math is: Sensor is 44x33 compared to ff at 35.9x24, compared to APS-C at 23.5x15.6. Makes the sensor 68.5% larger than ff and 3.96 x APS-C sensors. With 19% more pixels than a Sony A7rII it has a pixel size which is 41% larger than the Sony A7rII. assuming 100% of the sensor area is used for pixels which is only partly true. BUT if you compare to a 24 mp ff, the pixel size is actually only 80%.
The numbers suggest that the improved total resolution plus improved pixel size could result in a nice incremental improvement in overall image quality, depending on the efficiency of the sensor (and many other factors). But by way of comparison, these numbers show that Medium format is not as large an incremental improvement as moving from APS-C to Full Frame. Hoping that DPR will be able to quickly see how much improvement is achieved in real life shooting.

'Sensor size and pixel count are the only properties that matter for high image quality.'

Wrong...you are forgetting imaging pipeline and lenses. There is a reason that Nikon for example does more with a Sony sensor in many cases then Sony does in their own camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Small sensor (44 x 33 mm) in current Medium format digitals vs 53.7 x 40.4mm, it's like APS-C vs FF.

Almost all medium format sensors are cropped. Even the top of the line Phase One sensors are slightly smaller than FF 645.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: So is this a full frame sensor?

cirtapfotos - The OP was referring to a FF medium format sensor....not a 36x24mm FF sensor. In other words he was asking if it was truly a 645 sensor or if there is a crop factor. The answer is no, it is not a full 645 sensor and YES there is a crop factor.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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StMal: i think a full frame can perform similar to this. please enlighten me how can this perform better. full frame cameras are more established with large selection of lens.

Your statement is no different then saying, 'I think an APS-C can perform similar to this'.

Once you figure that out you have your answer.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: As a user of hasselblad medium format cameras - be warned, batteries from hasselblad are typically very expensive.

You mean like $170 for a Leica M240 battery expensive??
If you can afford $9k you can afford the battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: How hard is it for a camera manufacturer to produce decent sample images. I mean seriously....this is the release of the most significant product Hasselblad has put out in years and these are the 8 images they chose???

Yes Ming is a great photographer Hassy should have hired him to provide the samples....or any number of other great photographers who would have done it for free just to get their hands on the camera. In fact there has never been more (as in quantity) talented photographers as there is at this point in history yet this is what they provided.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

M1963 - "Are you so dumb that you fail to understand people are just kidding you?'
I wish you were right...but you're not. A tonne of people actually believe the Earth is flat and even more people believe man never walked on the moon....Google it. There's some seriously dumb people on here but I'm not one of them...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

How hard is it for a camera manufacturer to produce decent sample images. I mean seriously....this is the release of the most significant product Hasselblad has put out in years and these are the 8 images they chose???

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 185th comment | 7 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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ogl: The camera is Interesting to discuss, but the camera is useless for 99.9999% of users. :)

Why would you say that?? Using your argument I could say that a Nikon D7200 is useless for 99.99999% of users...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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WirenL: I can't wait to see the samples gallery... no way will I ever be able to afford this, but it will be a nice way to dream.... This is what I had hoped mirrorless would eventually come to.

Wait 4 years and you will be able to buy a used one for $4k.....

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: I guess this will appeal to those with a specialist, professional interest but, as ogl has already commented. This is of academic/technology interest only to most.

Totally disagree. There are a tonne of people who will buy this camera. Most amateurs can't justify $20k medium format purchases but $9k is at a point where a lot of people will be willing to shell out the cash. Leica should be worried, the M and SL are in the same price range but here we have a camera from a top tier camera maker dropping a 50MP medium format rig for the same price.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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