Thomas Kachadurian

Thomas Kachadurian

Lives in United States Traverse City, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.kachadurian.com
Joined on Dec 29, 2002

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In every photo I've seen of the 7.5mm there doesn't seem to be an aperture ring, or at least not markings. Am I missing something. Is it that rear ring for aperture and they just haven't painted on marking yet?

We need advice from the floor.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (121 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: I'm going to buy the 105f1.4 and a Nikon body to go with it. It will be my first Nikon since 1995 when I switched to canon. They're doing something right.

My guess is that if you live in a third world country there isn't much competition for photography business, so the need for a lens like this that will give a small edge over competitors would not even be needed.

If I didn't need it for my business, and if my business did not generate sufficient income to offset it, I would never buy it. You are thinking of this as a personal luxury, which is perhaps what it would be for you. For me it's a tool. I personally wouldn't think twice about it.

If I lived in a greatly suppressed economy I probably wouldn't be a photographer. Perhaps I would be a builder or a chef. But I would still need hammers or pans. That isn't luck. it's work.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (121 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: I'm going to buy the 105f1.4 and a Nikon body to go with it. It will be my first Nikon since 1995 when I switched to canon. They're doing something right.

Not luck, work. Tools of the trade.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (121 comments in total)

I'm going to buy the 105f1.4 and a Nikon body to go with it. It will be my first Nikon since 1995 when I switched to canon. They're doing something right.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

It looks smaller than a Canon 5D3. This could be big.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:19 UTC as 117th comment
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User8601578383: I like this camera. But there are no lenses. They released camera for enthusiasts and lenses for begginers. This wont work. I own Olympus EM5 mark II and 45/1.8, 75/1.8, 35-100/2.8, 12-35/2.8, 9-18/4-5.6. Canon is the same class camera, but I really dont want to shoot portraits with 18-150/5.6 instead of 75/1.8.

Using EF L lenses on a tiny M mirrorless body is a joke. If Canon thinks that's their lens solution they will never get a toehold in mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
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bobfonte: Canon always knew that developing a mirrorless with totally new technologies would require large investments, take enormous risks of failure and incurring large costs of production due to lack of scale. Wisely, first developed technologies for DSRL cameras that could be adopted in mirrorless. Now that these new technologies are well consolidated, Canon has all the solutions to produce the best mirrorless camera for advanced/enthusiast users but certainly not for "video game players". Canon waited another two or four years to avoid making a lot of mistakes like Samsung and Sony. It took longer, but Canon has come up with the right solution for Canon users.
Finally, we must remember that Canon, like all successful companies, manufactures sophisticated products to give profits to its shareholders.

The thing I don't get is now the risk is over. Mirrorless is here. If canon made three or four L level M lenses with the M5 they could have turned the mirrorless market upside down overnight. They have the lens making mojo to do it, but not the will. That baffles me.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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kevindar: agree with a lot of what you say. However, both 5D and 5d2 very revolultionary also. Canon not only offered the first full frame digital camera, it also offered the first full frame prosumer digital camera with 5D.
The the 5d2 take the market by the storm, buy inclusion of video, and changed the whole landscape for DSLR's.
Canon dual pixel AF with touchscreen remains the best and most intuitive system for shooting video and focusing.
However, I do agree lack of 4K makes the camera dated before its release.

The 5d2 was seven years ago. You can only rest on your laurels for so long.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
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A Owens: Wow, a mirrorless camera with a fast intuitive UI, a lens option for any application, great AF and no frippery. Who the heck is going to buy that?

Lens for any application? Is there a single M f1.4 lens?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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0lf: I see this as the point of view of tech journalists, which review new gadget for a living and like to see a lot of cool stuff. But innovation is not throwing thing at the wall and see what sticks. See the Samsung example : a non profitable camera business is not good for a manufacturer and not good for user either. Canon do gain market share in the mirrorless segment, seems comited to improve the EF-M system and the M5 seems to be a great camera... what a disapointment !

Improve the M system? Really? Is there a basic set of M prime lenses? A single f1.4 or even f1.8 lens? A zoom faster than 5.6 at the long end?

That's serious. Get back to me when I can by an M body, a fast normal lens and a 70-200 equivalent Zoom that's at least f4 at the long end.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:34 UTC

Amen. I would love to shoot with an APS-C Canon mirrorless with lenses like the 70-200f2.8 L IS II (try to say that fast, five times) but it doesn't exist. I want Canon mirrorless but first I need the best tools for photography. There are too many excellent choices to struggle along waiting for Canon to wake-up.

I've been hanging on to my Canon FF stuff thinking sooner or later they've got to get back to being leaders, but I keep finding the products I want elsewhere. The last great lens I bought for my Canon was the Tamron 45f1.8 VC. It's outrageous that Tamron would be the first with a stabilized normal lens when Canon owned stabilization just 10 years ago. Now they can't even produce a 50mm to match the Sigma Art.

It's been way too long since Canon made something I just had to have.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (110 comments in total)

I love these throwbacks. And sadly, I remember them.

Keep 'em coming.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 02:18 UTC as 6th comment
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

They've been making Mirrorless cameras for 4 years. Their foot is much more than in the water. Serious, really.

I guess I'm just a little more fixed on reality.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

My point was there's no lenses. Panasonic makes a lovely tiny 35-100(70-200eq) zoom for m43. The only way to get that with Canon M and an adapter is with the huge EF alternative. It was an example, there are many.

The point is an EF adapter is not a replacement for a well developed lens line, and what canon has in the M mount can barely be called a lens line at all.

I'd love to use Canon mirrorless, but not if I can't get a reasonable set of high quality fast lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

sh10453: Why would I do that when I can use an EOS body I already have. Hanging my 70-200 f2.8L on an M5 is about as absurd a solution as I have ever heard.

One major reason for a mirrorless system is that you can have much smaller lenses. It's clear that Canon is just playing the "Me Too" game with the M

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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Jefftan: If I am Panasonic I would be real worried
maybe even Olympus but less so

Only someone inexperienced with M43 could say that. AS a Canon FF shooter I can tell you that M43/Panasonic/Olympus is THE mirrorless system.

Full featured cameras with a range of capabilities and price points. In the case of Panasonic, class leading video spec. A huge excellent lens line-up that just keeps getting better. Excellent size and ergonomics.

It's funny, I shoot Canon FF for the lenses. But Canon has ignored lens development in mirrorless. M43 is all about the lenses, and nothing else comes close.

They are laughing at Canon, not fearing them.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:44 UTC

Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 103rd comment | 7 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1914 comments in total)

Excellent fast review.

Now a question. Do you think the not-revolutionary video spec is an acknowledgement that dslr video had its peak and is now going to go to cameras like the black magic and canons own video cameras. Is this a shift back to still photo roots? Or just the best they could do?

I for one am glad to see a camera with key still improvements over ground breaking video capabilities.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 101st comment | 9 replies
On photo GrandHaven0113 in Thomas Kachadurian's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I don't know why the EXIF data shows this as a 35mm lens. It was taken with a 24-105 at 24mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 1st comment
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (56 comments in total)

If only this upgrade to the 14mm included a proper depth of field scale I'd but one tomorrow. You don't need AF with a 14mm lens, but you do need an accurate zone focusing scale.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 21st comment
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