Ken Aisin

Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM available in July for around $799 news story (327 comments in total)

Great value!!! Makes me believe that there is a God afterall. I sort of lost my faith in God recently after reading about Adobe Cloud, Flickr Pro, and Leica X Vario.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
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RobertSigmund: All points apply to me - except the last!

@pbolli, I have similar concerns about the purchased version of LR becoming featureless, forcing people to lease PS in order to make it featureful.

Regarding PS, I'll just stick with CS6 and ignore anything about cloud PS. Will never spend another dime on PS until they make it purchasable again. I'll continue to use LR for raw conversion until they decide to cloud LR too.

Meanwhile, I'll spend my free time on learning GIMP, which is completely free of charge.

Hope Adobe will go downhill from here, and its greedy shareholders losing all their money invested on Adobe.

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:54 UTC

Goodbye Adobe.

By the way, I just ordered this book from Amazon - "The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything".

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 20:30 UTC as 21st comment
On Just Posted: Hands-on with the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM news story (92 comments in total)
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Josh152: One thing is for sure Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina are finally starting to step up and offer real competition and alternatives to Nikon/Canon in the lens department. With lenses like the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC Which is is so close to the Nikon/Canon versions optically that the differnce doesn't really matter unless your hobby/business is pixel peeping instead of photography and is the only stabilized lens of it's type including the new ridiculously priced canon 24-70. Not to mention it also seems to be built just as well as the Nikon/Canon versions and is fully weather sealed. Then there is the amazing sigma 35mm f/1.4 which many reviews are saying is the best 35mm available from any brand.

With more and more lenses this good being released by 3rd party manufactures at more reasonable prices it will be interesting to see how it plays out and if Nikon and Canon can keep their lens prices so high.

I'm all for more innovative designs and cheaper lenses from the 3rd party manufacturers. But they really need to step up on QA and QC. Especially Sigma. All the Sigma lenses that I have purchased require AF fine tune. I also had to return one copy of 35mm F1.4 because it de-centred severely. It's much cheaper than the Nikon version, but it is still not a cheap lens. Tokina seems to be the least problematic one with quality. But Tokina lenses need to be updated asap with ultrasonic motor and image stabilisation.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 22:45 UTC

Hey Zeiss, while you are at it, could you please get Cosina to make E-Mount and X-Mount Voigtlander 50mm F1.1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 22:27 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)
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Nappe1: OM-D EM-5 Definetely. making weather proof, Image Stabilized, such high quality digital camera in such small size is a big achievment.

If Olympus is not the most innovative camera manufacturer, then none of them is innovative. By the way, I shoot with Nikon gears. Not an Olympus fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:13 UTC

I wouldn't call it low res. A higher res screen with something like 300 ppi simply means you have to zoom in and out a lot more for precision editing.

By the way, I thought apple would never make a tablet smaller than 10".

"There are clear limits of how close you can physically place elements on a touchscreen before users cannot reliably tap, flick or pinch them. It is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size," Steve Jobs said.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 05:57 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

I usually don't care about the look of cameras. To me the camera is just a tool. It's just like how I don't care about the look of my cordless drill. But then this thing is really an absolute eyesore. Especially the white one. And for $899 again??? Really???? I guess people should wait for the fire sale. FYI, Adorama and Amazon were selling the V1 kit for $399 not long ago (It's now $499 @ Adorama.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:36 UTC as 267th comment | 1 reply

$224 for a tripod ring?? By the way, when will the manufacturers make a collar that is arca compatible without having to add a plate to it? How hard could that be???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

Should have kept the V1 body. Then add more direct control buttons onto it. This thing now looks huge for a camera with an 1" sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:11 UTC as 285th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: The price is absolutely right. I'm pre-ordering this.

Let's hope the D800 AF issues won't happen on the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:05 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

The price is absolutely right. I'm pre-ordering this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:04 UTC as 268th comment | 9 replies
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MarcV: There is so much hatred in the world...
If hating would be an olympic discipline many of you would go for a gold medal!

so unless you need a mirrorless camera to track fast moving subjects, i really don't see why any one would buy the nikon 1 over the sony nex or m4/3 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2012 at 19:17 UTC
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MarcV: There is so much hatred in the world...
If hating would be an olympic discipline many of you would go for a gold medal!

there's so much love in the world too, but it's almost impossible to love the nikon 1 series cameras at such high prices. i guess the only people that would love the 1 series cameras are 1) the wealthy soccer moms or wealthy sports spectators who don't want to shoot with DSLR, 2) the bird-in-flight shooters who want to shoot birds in flight with a mirrorless camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2012 at 19:15 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review news story (271 comments in total)

It would be great news if Fujifilm builds the same sensor in 4/3 format, and sells it to Olympus to put into the next OM-D camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 20:01 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Reilly Diefenbach: DXO is second only to CaptureNX2 for interface clunkiness. Image browser strip has to be clicked away in order to get a still cramped view of the photo. Give us a full height pic for the love of Mike. Where are the autohide left and right panels? Clueless. Zoom and grab the pic and move it around? You have to click on the hand first.
DXO, you've got a lot of work to do, and I don't mean more modules. Get a copy of Lightroom 4 and see how simple and fast beats slow and laborious with tiny buttons every time. Lightroom's lens correction is close enough, too, so DXO's utility get smaller every time out. The only use I have for DXO at this point is to correct superwide pics and sharpen up the corners with Lens Softness, but it's rare these days. Did I mention Lightroom is $100 on sale vs DXO $200 to use my D800?

@Reilly: I'm on the exact same boat. Kudos to DXO because their lens correction modules do work very well. But the user interface is just too painfully clunky. I find LR's lens correction to be close enough in most cases. Also, I find LR doing a much better job with noise reduction and highlight recovery. These days, I only open Optics Pro to correct pics that are shot with my Tokina 12-24 to fix those nasty chromatic aberrations. I haven't used Capture NX2, but of all the raw converters that I've tried, Fujfifilm's Hyper-Utility has to be the clunkiest ever, followed closely by DXO Optics Pro.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 04:03 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@OldZorki: I love your suggestion. DXO selling the lens correction modules to Adobe would be a dream come true.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 20:08 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@montxsuz: You may not find Optics Pro slow. But compared to LR4, I have to say it is extremely slow and clunky.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:53 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@montxsuz: I don't have the highest end components. But I know my PC is absolutely not a sloth. See below for the specs of my PC running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

Intel Core i7 2600K cooled with Corsair H100, and overclocked stably to 4.8GHz.

G.SKILL Ares Series DDR3 1866MHz 4x4Gb RAM.

Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard.

C drive (for programs and games) is a pair of Crucial M4 256Gb Solid State Drive in Raid 0.

D drive (for RAW files and other storages) is 4 x 1.5Tb Western Digital Caviar Black in Raid 10.

Video card is a XFX Radeon HD6970, mainly for Battlefield 3 after work ;P

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:49 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@oldZorki: Yes, this is why I think the DXO team should get a copy of LR, and compare it to theirs. LR is a good example of speedy processing and workflow done right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
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