Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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srados: I am using 20D and 50D as book ends....

My bad, I failed to express my thought correctly. Sure, the knowledge of King Solomon is priceless! It's the acquisitiveness and greedy amassing of STUFF that is emptiness and affliction of spirit. It's all in the book of Ecclesiastes (aka Qoheleth).

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Mirrors will eventually die off and high-performance EVFs will take over. Noisy cameras will fade away. And one great source of image-degrading vibration will cease to be a factor.

Years ago, Herbert Kepler wrote in Modern Photography Magazine about some investigations he had conducted concerning the effect of mirror slap on image quality. Long story short --- mirror slap always degraded image quality. He remarked that professionals, whenever they could, locked the mirror in the up position before releasing the shutter. The ability to lock the mirror was a hallmark of professional cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

Mirrors will eventually die off and high-performance EVFs will take over. Noisy cameras will fade away. And one great source of image-degrading vibration will cease to be a factor.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 174th comment | 2 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Most people prefer shooting using the screens on their phones and have no clue what EVF or OVF even means.
LOL

Yeah, but most people aren't as smart as we are.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Sezano: My 7d rocks!

Dig.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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srados: I am using 20D and 50D as book ends....

That's a lot of bookends.

My apartment and basement are full of books, but it seems that after a lifetime of amassing stuff I wanted to have, it has now come time for me to arrange for getting rid of it, meaning leaving it to my heirs. Oh well...

King Solomon had it right --- it's all emptiness and affliction of spirit.

Peace.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 02:50 UTC

This man speaks better English than many people can write it.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: If he's watching/reading, I can suggest some lenses the streets have been clamoring for:

- Mirrorless crop 2.8 zooms for Sony E/Fuji X/Canon EF-M
- Wide angle crop primes for DSLRs and mirrorless (10/2.8, 12/2, 16/2, 24/1.4)
- Some kind of compact F/2 prime series for FE mount to complement their big kahuna Art series (18/4, 24/28/35/40/50/85 F/2, 135/2.8.... all under 500g and $500 MSRP if possible)
- Midrange FE zooms (18-35/4, 24-120/4, 70-300/4.5-5.6)
- FE telephoto primes

Lot of lenses to develop but the sooner the better. Truthfully Sigma should have piped over a lot of SLR lenses to FE mount as soon as the OG A7 was announced. But hopefully they make good on his promise.

Crop 24/1.4, yes.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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photomedium: Don't bother with Nikon mount, they won't be around for long.. ;-)

Nice haiku there.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Nindy: A lot of guys on here are saying that regardless of specs, Canon sell more cameras then anyone else. You know McDonalds sell a lot of Big Macs too

Fooey on McDonald's. I like White Castle.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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srados: I am using 20D and 50D as book ends....

You reads books?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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StevenE: Video 30p ALL-I but no 24p.
Canon's arbitrary withholding of features is infuriating. There's irritating omissions at every product level.
They must have a cabal of little weasels locked in a closet with no food or sunshine until they figure out the algorithm for maximum frustration in the user base.

THEY IS NOT WEASELS. THEY IS FERRETS.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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andrewparkoo: Why would anyone want something the size of the hubble space telescope on the end of their camera?!

I guess some people just like Hubble space telescopes. I know I do.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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Under The Sun: For a x100t user like me I don't see any reason to upgrade. Yep there are great ergonomic updates like the joystick but the IQ is essentially the same. Now if Fuji had updated the lens thats a different story.

>BarnET
>Pat, The 23mm F2 WR isn't that expensive.

$450. Half the price of the 1.4. Sensible alternative.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Would anyone care to address the question, Is it worth its price?

Dear P@l

I've been leaning toward the X T-20. I think this nails it.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 06:31 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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rev32: On contemplating the discussion, and looking at the dxo lists and ratings, I have one observation and one question.

An image is made by a whole system that includes photographer, camera body, lense, and light. No one part of the system defines the quality of the image.

That said: is it possible that one part of the system, in this case the lens, can become too perfect to provide a satisfying and enjoyable image? When I hear comments like "too clinical" to describe the outcome of a Captured image, I think I don't want that. I want images that are pleasing and satisfying. Perhaps it takes a certain amount of imperfections in the system to create the truly appealing image.

Run over the lens a few times with a cement truck. That should break it in.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
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Under The Sun: For a x100t user like me I don't see any reason to upgrade. Yep there are great ergonomic updates like the joystick but the IQ is essentially the same. Now if Fuji had updated the lens thats a different story.

The X-T20 with 23mm f/1.4 lens costs $900 + $900 = $1800. So for a $600 uplift, you get a faster and (maybe*) optically better lens, plus the benefits of interchangeability. Decisions, decisions...

*I haven't yet looked at reviews of this lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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Aroart: Should have added a selfie tilt touchy me screen.. WHAT... Hipsters don't like taking selfies , high and low angle shots...

Dear MShot,

I would think that a fisheye might do a number on your face. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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zakaria: This camera is a piece of beauty though 800 $ is the fair price. I can get FF camera now at 1000$+

Yes, different.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:13 UTC

Would anyone care to address the question, Is it worth its price?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 38th comment | 9 replies
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