Kendunn

Lives in United States SE, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Apr 25, 2004
About me:

Stop chasing the pot of gold and just photograph the rainbow

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On article Film Fridays: 10 classic Olympus film cameras (134 comments in total)

I just bought a Canon 5DS and yesterday dug out my old 50mm 3.5 macro and adapter and was blown away by how good that that 40 year old lens was

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 18:43 UTC as 34th comment
On article Film Fridays: 10 classic Olympus film cameras (134 comments in total)

Cut my teeth on an OM-1 starting around 1980 when I was a freshman in high school. My grandfather gave me the camera with the Zuiko 50 1.2 and a refrigerator full of expired slide film that included a prepaid mailer. He found it on sale at Kmart for like a quarter and loaded up! Fun times I had.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 18:42 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Kendunn: I know I've kinda poked fun at the camera, but in all honesty I once suggested in a forum that I wouldn't mind to have an original Olympus OM-1 but with a digital sensor in lieu of film and no screen. That would be great fun getting back to the nuts and bolts of photography. 12 mp is all thats needed, but FF a must, and it needs to cost less than a grand. I got laughed at.

The 5DS can be had new now for $1000, plus I have several Canon L lenses, so kind of a no brainer.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 20:08 UTC
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Kendunn: I know I've kinda poked fun at the camera, but in all honesty I once suggested in a forum that I wouldn't mind to have an original Olympus OM-1 but with a digital sensor in lieu of film and no screen. That would be great fun getting back to the nuts and bolts of photography. 12 mp is all thats needed, but FF a must, and it needs to cost less than a grand. I got laughed at.

I just ordered a 5DS! I do kinda miss having just a couple of dials instead of 500 different menu options, but hey I used to shoot 4x5. I do want best IQ I can get

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:04 UTC

I know I've kinda poked fun at the camera, but in all honesty I once suggested in a forum that I wouldn't mind to have an original Olympus OM-1 but with a digital sensor in lieu of film and no screen. That would be great fun getting back to the nuts and bolts of photography. 12 mp is all thats needed, but FF a must, and it needs to cost less than a grand. I got laughed at.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 11:57 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

So I can use this camera to take pictures and then send to my Pixel, or, from judging the samples, can use my Pixel to just take better pictures? If you want a bling, buy a Rolex, if you want a camera, buy a Canikon

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 14:10 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Kendunn: Who else was thinking $500?

I guess I wasn't factoring in snob factor. When you're looking around here thinking about a $3000 D850 and see this it seems pretty silly.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 13:01 UTC

Who else was thinking $500?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 01:52 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (621 comments in total)
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danieladougan: Who really NEEDS to shoot 4K video? And, if you are among the select few who do need it, wouldn't it stand to reason that you would also need a microphone jack? Even though headphone jacks are cheap, I understand why that might be reserved for more expensive models. I own the proprietary SEMA-1 microphone kit, but it can't hold a candle to something like a RODE external mic.

Give me 1080p video with a mic and headphone jack over 4K video without them!

Also, the lack of ANY phase detect AF points is really disappointing because that would actually be extremely useful for people who might want to take photos of their fast-moving kids and pets.

With this camera, Olympus let their marketing people set the priorities instead of their photography and engineering people. Too bad.

Read up on mirroring, also many devices may include a 4k cable

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (621 comments in total)
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danieladougan: Who really NEEDS to shoot 4K video? And, if you are among the select few who do need it, wouldn't it stand to reason that you would also need a microphone jack? Even though headphone jacks are cheap, I understand why that might be reserved for more expensive models. I own the proprietary SEMA-1 microphone kit, but it can't hold a candle to something like a RODE external mic.

Give me 1080p video with a mic and headphone jack over 4K video without them!

Also, the lack of ANY phase detect AF points is really disappointing because that would actually be extremely useful for people who might want to take photos of their fast-moving kids and pets.

With this camera, Olympus let their marketing people set the priorities instead of their photography and engineering people. Too bad.

If you are one of the ones that really do need 4k, a microphone jack is something that you would ignore because you would be using an external recorder with XLR inputs.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

My entire point is apsc has nothing to offer except cost savings, and now that is going away. Forget what Canon you could have bought 5 years ago, we are talking about $1700 FF that has similar features that the Canon 7d2 has for.....$1500. What other advantage is there? And for the record, currently I am a huge Oly fanboy.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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Kendunn: Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

There isn't anything wrong with it, its just a problem that doesn't exist anymore. I don't hate APS, I have had my fair share when FF was in its infancy and too expensive, but that problem has been solved and APS serves no real purpose anymore. What other purpose other than cost savings did it serve? I will give you Fuji may have justified their format, but still, its not any better than m4/3

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)

Thank goodness it looks like the dark age of digital is behind us and everyone is moving to FF. Lets not kid ourselves, the ONLY REASON the early cameras weren't FF is cost. There was no real size advantage to speak of and DOF was as much as a con as it was a pro. M4/3 is way smaller than APS with on par IQ. I never liked APS, had a couple but moved to FF and never looked back. I do have Olympus M4/3 for fast and light, which I love, and keep FF for when I need fast focus or DOF control. Again, kudos to Pentax, it wouldn't take much to get me to buy into their system even if it means starting over, but either way, my next Canon or Nikon (I currently have both FF systems) will be cheaper because of this camera! Only thing this day and time it might have made sense to come out with a mirrorless FF like Sony, but that would have meant new lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:24 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

I made a conscious effort a couple of years ago to use my 35 1.4 more and my 85 1.4 less. You should never box yourself into one look, and I certainly had.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 17th comment

Bison is a very healthy meat and farmed and I am sure this is a by product of that, and the site says its made in the USA, good for him. I don't care about having one, but I am certainly not going to bash the guy for it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 07:46 UTC as 7th comment
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tonyreidsma: All this AF talk has me thinking... if Sony can do the on sensor stabilization, is it possible to do on sensor AF?

Before you lash back at me, I do realize there are certain limits to this idea, but on sensor stabilization was a pipe dream not long ago.

Contax experimented with focusing the film plate on their film cameras a few years ago. and this http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-there-is-a-sony-camera-to-come-also-for-nikon-and-canon-lens-owners/

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1069 comments in total)
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Kendunn: To all those playing taps for Canon and Nikon keep in mind they don't even have to be better than Sony, there are millions of lenses out there, some costing several thousand dollars, for C/N and people (like me) are not going to replace all those lenses with very expensive Sony lenses for what may or may not be better than current offerings.

I love Sonys push forward with technology, if I were starting new I would certainly give it a hard look, but not enough there to make me "retool.

Wow, I didn't know the Canon to Sony AF was real yet, that is very interesting and certain good for consumers and hope it works well for Sony, I certainly would be much more likely to buy one now

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1069 comments in total)

To all those playing taps for Canon and Nikon keep in mind they don't even have to be better than Sony, there are millions of lenses out there, some costing several thousand dollars, for C/N and people (like me) are not going to replace all those lenses with very expensive Sony lenses for what may or may not be better than current offerings.

I love Sonys push forward with technology, if I were starting new I would certainly give it a hard look, but not enough there to make me "retool.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:57 UTC as 50th comment | 9 replies
On article Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' (44 comments in total)

Very nice. I have lived in KY (Hazard) all my life and only over the past few years come to appreciate Louisville. Between the friends I made from there riding motorcycles and my daughter now in Pharm school at Sullivan it has replaced Lex as my favorite KY big city. Again, great job!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 14:40 UTC as 4th comment
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: I'm seriously considering selling all my Canon lenses and my old 5D mkI to finance the purchase of a D750 and one really good super wide angle lens. What do you all think?

Again I can appreciate the fact that you love your images out of camera, but a little advice from someone who's picture count I am sure is in the hundreds of thousands, images aren't made to come out ready, they give a lot of room to be reworked. I expose to the right for color and then bring it down. Example, this is straight out of the camera, then processed in RAW http://g3.img-dpreview.com/99A20D679B604364959377AA90A4E2C1.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
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