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....

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 (246 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
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

How does the Pentax lens offering compare with other manufacturers'?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 30th comment | 10 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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mcshan: Mr. Butler...Maybe the best sample gallery shots DPR ever posted. I'm not looking for art (although many of these are well done) but rather a variety of shooting (!) very similar to what I might have taken had I been in this area.

The camera looks fine. I have an RX1r but I do suffer from GAS at times.

Who wrote the large "..dyke for president.." ? I'm old an it has a general Kerouac feel to it done in a modern way with current issues.

Thank you for the helpful samples. Well done.

Much grass.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)
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tom43: I can´t follow the argumentation regarding maximum intensity. 400 nits is quite good. Even more so: This is not intended to be a TV screen. Most professional monitors are used between 80 to 100 cd/m2 to achieve consistency between display and print. OLEDs might have better contrast, true, but here are colors and long-term stability still a huge problem. Also LG, which is definitely leading the OLED market, has recently announced the first PC HDR display, which is based on a IPS panel. Not on OLEDs.

PS: If you want a cheap 8K "display" today, just use 35mm slide film and a projector. Using medium format film will bring you into 16k+ territory. For only a few bucks....

<quote>Most professional monitors are used between 80 to 100 cd/m2 to achieve consistency between display and print. <endquote>

That is a vital point.

David Brooks wrote a column in Shutterbug in which he treated the problem of prints turning out too dark. This is due to the fact that the monitor is too bright. The brightness has to be set to 90 nits (1 nit = 1 candela/m2). Your workroom has to be softly lit, because a very bright surrounding will swamp a screen set to 90 nits. If a monitor cannot be set to 90 nits, don't buy it (not a problem you'll ever meet, though).

His web presence is fotografx.blogspot.com. You can harvest some good scoop by searching Google for "prints too dark site:http://fotografx.blogspot.com".

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)
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paulfulper: 99% of computers will crash trying to run this monitor ......am I wrong ?

only the top Alienware can power it

I guess Alien Scum use it.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)
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Scottelly: 8K will come down in price over the next two or three years to a level that competes with 4K, just as 4K came down to compete with 1080 screens.

"what is the point of getting an 8k monitor or TV set?"

As armandino says, it's for enjoying stills and home video.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
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