Random Asian Guy

Random Asian Guy

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Joined on Jun 20, 2012


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On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (199 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Have not seen that any body tested RX10's weather sealed performance yet.

Hopefully, DPR will run the test.

Just mention it to Kai from digitalrev, I'm sure he would be more than happy to dunk one in water or put it in the freezer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:03 UTC

Nice range/price for a holiday lens. Just wish they can make something like this for e-mount. Eg without the need for an adaptor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 14th comment
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Random Asian Guy: A lot of my photos are from low light situations, So this camera interests me quite a bit.

But I'm surprised it can only manage 5 fps for stills with only 12 megapixels.

Unfortunately Stablization doesn't work for things like indoor sports in a dark school gym. At high level volleyball a close up would take 1/2000 to really freeze the ball or arm swing. And a badminton shuttle cock can reach 300-400kmph during a smash.

Granted in a professional court. The lightning is much better. much more difficult in a highschool or uni gym.

Also fast lens are nice, but with close ups. you can get face in focus but racquet/ball/arm etc out of focus.

I'm no expert, but these are my experiences.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 09:06 UTC

A lot of my photos are from low light situations, So this camera interests me quite a bit.

But I'm surprised it can only manage 5 fps for stills with only 12 megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies

I'm curious does it have the lens correction with the Gopro Hero 3+'s Superview.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 5th comment
On Getty and Flickr to cease partnership article (19 comments in total)
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plasnu: I feel that Flickr is dying, very unfortunately. Their search engine and the way of show pictures is so unsophisticated...

I used to really enjoy going through Flickr, but it's so annoying these days.
examples: Checking out Gopro pictures for ideas :
1-find photos not relating to gopro that belongs to 1300 other groups.
2-people posts 120 of almost the same photo for a timelapse sequence.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 08:53 UTC

I think with this type of camera you really need to actually go out and use it. Much like a Gopro, the specs are nothing special, but people have managed to get amazing results.

Here is one I found that I liked.


If the guy used some post proccessing before uploading it. it would even be better. I'm not aware of any other camera on the market that can capture a moment like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 3rd comment

I bought this camera knowing the picture quality is not great, but wanted to support the first generation of this product.

Turned out to be a really fun camera. when you get over the idea that this camera is not for pixel peeping but capturing the moment it makes sense.

There are so many things that can be improved thought such as:
Phone App - adding a intervalometer would be awesome
Phone App - controlling ISO and shutter speed, that could mean better night shots.
Computer App - save view as jpg without the 'white control' icons
Camera - syncing both cameras better so they always have the same exposure.

Really looking forward to a better version that has at least Gopro quality pictures even with increased size and price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:38 UTC as 10th comment
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (111 comments in total)

Interesting, but I don't know if it would do better than a Ricoh Theta. Sure it has that throwable ability, but the idea of carrying a ball around could be quite annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (88 comments in total)
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joe6pack: "All four shots were 15 second exposures, at f/1.4, ISO 3200. This long exposure, high ISO setting is what does the magic when it comes to night photography, as can be seen by the amazing number of stars visible in the image."

I am not a Pro. Maybe someone can explain to me why the above combination is better than, say, 60s exposure, at ISO 800? Or 4 minutes at ISO 200?

I think most people trying to take a good photo of the milky way uses the 500 rules (some people use 600). which is 500 / your focal length is the longest exposure you can have to avoid startrails. So in this case. 500/24mm would be 20 seconds. I also think that the less star trails the easier it is for stitching

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 15:28 UTC

Has something different happened to dpreview recently? I already follow sonyalpharumors and LensRentals and 2 out of the 3 latest posts I've already read about.

Is dpreview really running out of their own articles?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:44 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies

I think this makes a much better idea for self portrait and everything around them.


Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:01 UTC as 32nd comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Review preview (70 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: I'm even happier now that I bought the TS3

I agree, I had the TS3 for my underwater and snapshot needs and really didn't like how the photos turned out. It wasn't even good enough to give away to my brother so I gave it to my brother in-law :)

I actually use gopro for underwater and NEX-5 has been demoted to snapshots when going out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 05:59 UTC

I wonder in the near future, if everyone will be wearing google glasses or bionic eyes that has wifi and GPS.

The willing public will sign a waiver to the news company to tap directly into their glasses when ever they want at a payment per minute to the wearer.

News companies will just get a gps location with breaking news, search their database for signed up members near by and tap into their vision for instant live feed.

Just random thoughts about the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 13:15 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies

Hope this really works. Gaining a stop of light could be really useful if it can be done without too much loss of quality.

I personally think that $600 for this adaptor is a good price.
just look at the price for gaining 1 stop of light from a 50mm f1.8 to a f1.2.
Now imagine you can do that with any EF lens.

It would be interesting if they can somehow merge this with a LA-EA2. Gain 1 stop, lose 1/3 stop but gain fast autofocus.

I'm already using the DSLR less and less and the NEX more and more. This adaptor could be another nail in the coffin for me.

But I am really suprised with the amount of whingers and complainers here for something that is not even in production yet. If companies actually listen to you guys, I would be surprised if anything new or innovative get invented. I'm going to wait until it gets professionally reviewed before I have my doubts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 51st comment
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