Tim McClanahan

Tim McClanahan

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Web Developer/Designer
Joined on Apr 10, 2005


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No DCI is unexpected and unfortunate, but otherwise, this is amazing. Great price!

Simultaneous recording to external and both cards is fantastic!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 14:10 UTC as 66th comment

I'd love to see some more attention paid to their cinema lens line with the addition of an UWA MKX zoom.

And ND (preferably auto e-ND ala Sony) would be a godsend.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 16:39 UTC as 60th comment
On article Film Fridays: 20 film cameras worth buying right now (118 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jim Hully: No Contax models? No Xpan? No Pentax Spotmatics?

The Contax 167MT was lovely.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 05:19 UTC
On article Film Fridays: 20 film cameras worth buying right now (118 comments in total)
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TXforester: Unless I missed it (one XA comment), where is the Olympus love? OM1, 2, 3 and 4 models (with variations among each).

I still have two OM1n cameras and an OM2n and OM2s.

And how about those compact rangefinders (other than the above XA)? The 35RD (have one) and 35RC.

The half frame fixed lenses like the Pen EE series and D series etc. Or the SLR Pen F series.

An Olympus OM4Ti would be sweet. And a Nikon FM3a.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 05:15 UTC
On article The Fujifilm X-T4 is a portable, powerful 4K video rig (134 comments in total)

Pro-tip: always get room tone first.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 22:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma shows EF-M mount primes for Canon cameras at WPPI (204 comments in total)

So does Sigma now have more EF-M lenses than Canon does?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2020 at 21:39 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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5212: Aren't PL lenses for smaller than FF image circle? Does it make sense to mount them to an FF-sensor camera?

Correct, the vast majority of PL lenses are for Super 35 lenses. Many modern FF cameras have a crop mode, though, often with significant advantages over the FF modes.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 21:14 UTC

I wonder if this would allow the OLED panel to act as an electronic variable ND filter?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 18:54 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Andre Yew: This is a big reason I'd get an Aputure light, as I love the look that Lekos on stage lights can give and it's unique compared to the big, soft modifiers so popular right now. But it's not the first of its kind: Hive Lighting lights can take ETC Source 4 optics including their Leko modifiers, which are what are used in virtually every live theater venue in the world.

So, how much do the Hive lights cost? I'm willing to bet it's more than double the price of the Aputure lights.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 14:55 UTC
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Lukedriftwood: V3.10: Object Tracking
V4.0: 1080/240P & More.

Hopefully BRAW.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2019 at 00:06 UTC
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Ruekon: The 16-80 f/4 sounds disappointing. F4 is ok at 80mm, but quite limiting at 16mm. I wonder how much the new Fujinon will cost, compared to the Nikkor 16-80 f/2.8-4 that offers 4 (vs 1) ED glass elements and is constantly blamed for being expensive.

I'm encouraged by the 4 aspherical and one ED e elements, though. The aperture is the only low-end aspect of this lens, it seems. Gotta wait for the reviews, but that looks like a great kit lens, at least. The max aperture is also constant, so good for video.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2019 at 16:48 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1X Review (238 comments in total)

That method of ”ND” isn't going to work with video, obviously, disappointing a lot of people. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 09:00 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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falconeyes: I assume Canon is preparing to move its EOS M market to EOS R. Such that they only need to develop R lenses, even for existing M customers.

This wont let you use an RF lens on an EOS M camera, so the last part of what you said doesn't make sense to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 05:25 UTC
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Max Iso: And all the haters thought Canon was abandoning their apsc ML.... Looks like Fuji and Sony apsc aren't safe afterall.

You sweet summer child. You're adorable. Keep the faith! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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ProfHankD: I guess Canon had to do something to get around the SpeedBooster patents.... ;-)

However, 0.8x is disappointingly far from what you'd want (1.5X-crop APS-C reducers are around 0.72x and it should be a smaller number for Canon's 1.6X-crop not-quite-APS-C). Beyond that, shouldn't they be doing one for R lenses onto M... unless that's impossible, which is might be.

Due to the flange distance, basically any mirrorless-to-mirrorless focal reducer is impossible.

This focal reducer basically turns a full-frame lens into an APS-H lens on an EOS M camera. Better than nothing, since MetaBones left EOS M users hanging, even though they supposed had one ready to go years ago.

While this will be nice (especially if it has a built-in ND filter like one of the RF adapters has), more M lenses are what's really needed. That's assuming Canon isn't going to make an APS-C RF camera line and _really_ stick it to EOS M owners. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they do that. This IS Canon we're talking about, the absolute king of screwing over their customers.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 07:06 UTC

Pedantic-Man(tm) says you're using "speedbooster " as a generic term, when you should be using "focal reducer". SpeedBooster(tm) is a product line of focal reducers made by MetaBones. All SpeedBoosters are focal reducers, but not all focal reducers are SpeedBoosters.


Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 07:01 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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Prognathous: I don't see what there is to be excited about. I had this feature in the Sony A77 which I bought in 2011.


How good was the call quality on your Sony A77? Did it run a lot of good apps?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 20:18 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Crop sensor, pro body cameras (504 comments in total)
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Son of Thunder: THE CANON 7D MKII wasn't mention either

True, but Canon & Sony's high-end APS-C are both using old tech, so it would be pretty pointless to compare them. It looks like the X-T3 may have scared Sony back to the drawing board, as all rumors were pointing to an immediate release right before the X-T3 came out and surprised the hell out of everyone.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 06:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Crop sensor, pro body cameras (504 comments in total)
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Son of Thunder: THE CANON 7D MKII wasn't mention either

The X-T3 is the latest Fuji tech, so they tested the X-T3. There is no updated APS- camera from Canon or Sony, so they didn't bother. Their explanation makes sense. I could see another such comparison once Canon & Sony update their lines, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 05:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Crop sensor, pro body cameras (504 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: To deliver greater fidelity of the picture compared to reality, the overall sensor size is irrelevant. What is relevant, is the actual sensor tech applied *per unit of area*.

Here are small(er) sensors that *wipe the floor* 🕺🏿 with most, or all current FF and APS-C sensors:

[1] → Sensor in Panasonic GH5S. Sony IMX299, 4.63um, Multi-aspect. BI-CMOS, High Dynamic Range: 85dB+24dB(TGT) *WDR, Dual gain. It wipes the floor with Fuji XT2, XT3, any Canon, Nikon Z7, Sony a7-whatever-R, etc. It is currently *the most advanced sensor* 👍 in any consumer camera.

[2] → IMX224LQR and IMX225LQR; 3.75 µm. (Type 1/3) For extreme industrial applications, AI, automation and so forth. Approx. 1.27MP. *WDR. Minimum subject illumination of 0.005 lx or less (at a gain of 72 dB).

[3] I could go on and on.

You have A good point, but it's not the only consideration. For creative purposes, DoF is also incredibly important, and the sweet spot for that is clearly FF (not even the new "medium format" cameras are better as their lenses are so much slower in comparison - even taking their marginally larger sensor size).

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 05:23 UTC
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