Clint Dunn

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

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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 72nd 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

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 148th comment | 9 replies
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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rallyfan: INBD!

Nobody said anything when the Yanks faked the moon landings.

What's with you people?? You probably think the Yanks staged 911 themselves too right?? I'm eternally amazed at the level of stupidity in comments like yours.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
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russbarnes: Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Ahh Russ...another armchair expert. Yes, let's judge this lens by a few snapshots and some web sized images.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
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rfsIII: Beautiful photos. Samuel Spencer (and a couple of others) should do all the galleries. But honest to gosh, you people are very tough and brave to be living up there in the land without color. Looking at the galleries, it's nothing but gray, blue-gray, and brown-gray with the occasional red hat or orange sunset. I'd be so depressed I would never leave my bed but there you gals and guys are, soldiering on. Bravo.

But perhaps think about buying a couple of macaws to keep around the office as a reminder of what color looks like.

JACS....I'm in Vancouver and it was sunny and warm yesterday, flowers coming up all over the place...went golfing...pretty sure you can't even see a golf course in whatever dumpy mid-western town you're stuck in.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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Chev Chelios: So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:

"It has a different kind of low pass filter compared to the standard one in the 5DS...which basically cancels out the blurring effect..."

Ah I see, so Canon, you're telling me that on one of your highest-res dSLRs to date, the 5DS, the image is slightly blurred?

Sounds good, where can I buy one??

Seriously...do you think before you type?? Anyone buying a $4k camera knows what an AA filter does....in case you hadn't noticed this isn't aimed at the P&S crowd.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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Cdog: 11mm zoom? This is the second worse decision Canon has made recently. (see the 5DF-ail.

Can't wait to see how distorted the foreground objects will be and how ridiculously tiny the background will be. This is the perfect lens for NYC apartments. Literally nothing else.

Clearly you lack the artistic vision to use such a lens, looks like you'll save yourself some money.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:56 UTC
On article Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down (316 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: The problem is not cell phones. The problem is that cameras are already good enough. For every guy with a D800, a 14-24 and a tripod, there are 1000 who are happy with what they have, or not willing to spend what it would take to get something significantly better.

Very few people have a genuine need for a specific level of image quality. Want? Sure. Need? No. The notion that a camera or sensor is stale or out of fashion does not work when the results people get from what they already own fulfill their expectations.

Yup, you've hit the nail on the head. Aside from us gearheads on sites like this the majority of the buyers are soccer Moms/Dads who are perfectly happy with the Digital Rebel they bought years ago. Why? They spent a (relative) pile of money on a DSLR and some kit lens thinking they would turn into Nat Geo photogs.

Reality sets in as most of them don't know the front from the back of a camera and they realize their photos suck and they certainly aren't going to upgrade to a 'better' camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 06:02 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'll miss that great Chinese quality.

You do know that Apple makes all of their products in China...right?? China is no different than anywhere else...there is good and bad production. it all depends on who you use.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
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