Ray Chen

Ray Chen

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://www.arrayphoto.com/
Joined on Jul 29, 2002
About me:

Equipment that I currently use:
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Pair of EOS 1D MKII
A Beat up 5D
5D MKIII
1D X
24mm TS-E f/3.5L II
40mm f/2.8 STM
85mm f/1.8
100mm f/2
100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
135mm f/2L
200mm f/2L IS + RRS LCF-41
400mm f/2.8L IS II + RRS LCF-53
8-15mm f/4 L
17-40mm f/4L
24-105mm f/4L IS
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
1.4x Extender III
2x Extender III
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 via F to EF adapter
600EX-RT x 4, ST-E3 x 3, and CP-E4
Alienbees AB800 x 5
Alienbees ABR800
Vagabond II x 2
RadioPopper JrX Studio
Alienbees Foldable Boxes, Photoflex HalfDome, and many other modifiers
RRS Portrait Perfect
Better Beamer
Kodak “Low-Tech, Non-Digital & Cheapo” Gray Card
Gitzo G1227, G1588, GM5541, and GM5561T
Wimberley Clamp
Wimberley Head - Version II
Acratech Ultimate Ballhead with RRS pano clamp
RRS BH-25
Many Domkes
Think Tank Airport Security V 2.0
EOS M, EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, EF-M 22mm, EF-M 11-22mm IS STM, EF-EOS M Mount Adapter, 90EX

Comments

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)

Love it that I can compare it directly to its primary competitor, the Canon 1D X, NOT!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies
On Best Digital Cameras for Kids article (141 comments in total)

My daughter has shot my 1D X last year when she was 7 while under my watch, and she is using the EOS M solo quite often this year. She has learned not to touch the front element on the kit lens after some corrections, and her little hands can drive the controls on the M well, unlike the X.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 66th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

What kind of x-sync can we expect from the leaf shutter? This could be a great selling point if we are talking about all the way to the top speed of 1/2000 of a second.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 04:37 UTC as 133rd comment

Where's the fake lens release button?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:04 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
On Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits article (92 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ray Chen: What? No Alienbees, not even in an honorable mention?

Yes, that was definitely an honorable mention on page one. I remember they used to offer several "Bees" kits but maybe not any more.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 23:41 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits article (92 comments in total)
In reply to:

Daniel Payne: News flash - most Professional photography equipment is purchased by amateurs just for the pure fun of photography. As a professional photographer I am often working at a wedding where Uncle Harry and Aunt Martha have more expensive gear than I do. The equipment is not what makes you a professional, it's the training, experience, business acumen, artistic eye, and the ability to stay in business. The best investment I ever made was to join an affiliate of the PPA and learn from others with more experience, attend workshops and seminars, etc.

Daniel, have you ever tried to over come a D3S with a 600mm prime at a night football game with you training alone? Equipment does matter, but it also take a good operator to make it shine.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 17:15 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits article (92 comments in total)

What? No Alienbees, not even in an honorable mention?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 17:08 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On Daytona - Everything Goes in the Leather and people. challenge (2 comments in total)

It is everything goes...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:37 UTC as 1st comment
On little photographer in the My pride and joy challenge (2 comments in total)

nt nt nt nt nt sensible message

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2009 at 04:38 UTC as 2nd comment
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