Kim Seng

Kim Seng

Lives in Malaysia Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Joined on Dec 31, 2009

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On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)

Compromise with camera size, fast focusing, fit my type of photography like nature and fast sport.... I will buy Nikon V3 and noting else I will consider.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 17th comment
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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FEJ: I can't understand why people don't see that this is one of the best cameras you can get in a huge market.

This is the smallest camera that offers PDAF, and is therefore the best camera for "getting the shot". All the IQ in the world is worthless if you don't have your gear with you because it's too bulky, or the shot is out of focus. For people just shooting flowers or their sleeping cat, don't even bother looking at the N1 system, just get the biggest sensor you can. For those that want to capture the real world, the active world, people in motion, active families, discretely and easily, (which ought to be a large market) this seems to be the top of the heap.

The only other camera I can think of that competes with this is the Sony a6000. The sony will have better resolution, but when paired with a few lenses quickly becomes a more expensive, heavier, and larger kit.

For my selection of cameras, it is personal like I don't like the colours of Olympus but I like the colours of the Nikon. I like nature photography. I like a smaller camera and lens are cheaper than the FX cameras. I like to take macro and super telephoto. I like portraits. So it is interesting to select System 1 camera. Meantime the CX 70-300mm lens is getting very interesting too. I am not a professional. I am neither a Soccer mom. I am just a humble photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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Mylene_777: It's simple ; Nikon 1 series is just an industrial waste because of it's initial price.

What camera are you using?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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joeyv: Good companies plan for the future. Maybe it is hard to see what CX is all about right now. but as sensors improve the CX format advantages will be more obvious. For sure, Nikon will also come out with FF mirrorless someday. I suppose Nikon hopes that having FF + CX will effectively bracket the other formats in-between.
I use Nikon Dslrs and I sure am glad CX is there. I can can put my 85/1.4 in the V3 and have effectively a 230 mm/1.4. Or the 200/2.0 and effectively have a 540 mm/2.0. How cool is that!

How much Sony pay you to say that Nikon is a failure and Sony is most successful?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

These comments for V3 is just too many. My impression is that people are dam too interested in this camera. Just that the price is rather expansive or they can't afford it. I think this camera is quite good. I may ended up buying one soon.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 26th comment
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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Real McKay: Overpriced. MicroSD cards are they kidding? 1" sensor when the A has APS-C seems crazy. No competition with this one Nikon its behind the times.
But it does look good.
Make the Coolpix A an ILC and you have a winner.

I think you can stick to your SLR FF which is big. Small cameras is not for you. So there is an option for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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John Ellis: Any enthusiast camera without a provided viewfinder leaves me cold. I can see this system as having a lot of potential. The new telephoto zoom is impressive, especially for the nature crowd. Hopefully (very) Nikon will continue to evolve this new system and if so, I will gladly part with 3K for a system I can use for general photography and the occasional walk in the several national forests not far from DC, looking for more birds to complete my life list. If Nikon does not evolve this system, at least Tamron has a new telephoto zoom I can use with a FF or APS sensor camera.

I like the Nikon 1 lens and I owned 6 of it. All these lens are very sharp. My favourite lens are 32mm 1.2, 6.7-13 mm, 18.5mm 1.8 lens, 11-27mm lens, 10mm f2.8 lens, 30-110 mm lens. There all takes beautiful pictures.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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Shan Som: I am a bird photographer. I use mostly Canon gears (1D Mk3, 50D with 100-400L). I also own a Nikon 1V1 with FT1 and 70-300 VR. The results of the Nikon combo often are better than my Canon counterpart. Advantages are:

1. Lightweight - can be taken anywhere without much fuss.
2. Offers more range - 810mm/F5.6 eqv.
3. No mirror flapping sound - does not alert a bird/ wildlife.
4. Low cost of ownership.
5. Small size is non-aggressive for birds/ wildlife.

I welcome the release of V3 and particularly the new 70-300 for 1 system. I expect superb focusing using all or selected focus points and better high ISO performance. Even 1V1 with a CX lens can beat any pro SLR system in focusing speed IMO. I also hope that the new lens offers super sharp results at 300mm. If the combo can even produce 90% of D4/1D-X + 500F4 results, i am for it. Why? Because it performs at a much lower cost, light weight, faster focusing, low noise making, non aggressive combo ideal for birds and wildlife.

I am Asian. I love Nikon 1 system since it was first introduced. Why I like it need not to explain much. It takes good pictures. It has very fast auto focusing function and that is really important of the whole lot. It is smaller and compact. I believed it is a camera of the present and the future. I can see it that in just short years Nikon has develops a better V3 with even faster Autofocusing function. I am quite impressed about that. It is just like hold a small size D4 dslr. Tell you I am ageing. This kind of camera does make my back good.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On article CES 2014: Nikon Stand Report (61 comments in total)
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expoboy52: From a longtime Nikon user . . . that was a big yawn. Pushing me closer and closer to the Sony a7.

Sony Fan boy..

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 01:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens (140 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Why not have a 18-55 with internal focusing.....dont like the lens getting out so much while zooming...........

I have an AFS 10-24 mm lens. Will be very nice to buy this of this camera to use it for taking landscaping photography. 24.2 MP sensor does a lot of Wow factor.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
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Joe Braun: Nice. While this might not seem all too exciting, just look at the size and weight of this camera... Instead of going mirrorless, Nikon is competing by making the size/weight advantage of mirrorless cameras fairly insignificant. Not much bigger than the Olympus EM1 and actually lighter!

Olympus EM1 is considered too big for me. I don't quite like it. It is no better than an SLR. I think I like the Nikon 1 better.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
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dpLarry: Hopefully it'll drop to $299 soon.

$900 I can buy a 50mm f1.8 and D3200.

So you better wait. Go ahead and buy, no body will stop you. I like your style.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
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MrPete: Interesting that people can get SO worked up over a LENS!! I think it's rather simple. If it's a good vale for you, buy it. If not, pass it by. Don't you worked up people have any more pressing issues in your lives?

Meaning, they like this lens and they got not enough money to buy it. So they make big noises to bring the price down.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
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Trollshavethebestcandy: What is the percent of 1 users that spend $900 on a portrait lens?

Many will buy sooner or later because this is a great lens. My lens just arrived yesterday and I can see the Wow factor. I love it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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jcmarfilph: Such an expensive toy that only a diehard fanboy will buy this one.l

People are talking fanboys of Nikon. So you are also a fanboys of Canon, 4/3 etc. That's hilarious too!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 15:40 UTC
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Sam Carleton: So how are folks coming up with the f/3.2 equivalent? If the Nikon 1 is a 4/3 system, then you double the aperture, correct? That being the case, if you do the math the correct way, you square the aperture of f/1.2 and get 1.44, then multiple that by a factor of 4 (2 square) and get 5.76, then take the square root of that and get f/2.4.

This fits because f/1.2 is half way between f/1 and f/1.4, f/1.7 is one stop slower, being half way between f/1.4 and f/2, then f/2.4 is half way between f/2 and f/2.8.

So how are folks coming up with a f/3.2?

I don't 4/3 because the body is still big. Nikon is just right for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
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rarufu: The people wo are complaining loudest are the ones who never had the V1 in hands.
I am really happy with the V1 and can't wait till the 32 arrives.

Yes I think so or there may be agent from other makes making an all out war for negative comments. I own a 32mm F1.2 lens. I love it very much. If the Nikon system 1 is not good, I won't have 5 lens already. Basically if you don't like this product, you don't make so much noise. Go ahead and carry on using other products. Give others who likes it a chance.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
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Kim Seng: I was on shopping today and I came to a well known camera shop in Malaysia and I asked the shopkeeper on how is the sales of all the branded expansive cameras. He told me that all the expansive branded camera sales are simply not moving. The only best sale camera is the FUJI polaroid camera. That shows that the economy is not good. Cost of living has recently gone up. The cost on houses are really really that expansive. People are working for end needs. They can only afford Fuji polaroid camera. I think the new models of cameras are coming out too fast. I brought my V1 a year ago. Now V2 is already out. I like V2 but I simply can't afford another now. Maybe spread to 3 to 4 years or 6 years before I can afford another new model. Nikon V1 is a good camera but V2 is what I can only dream of. Sorry Nikon for no sales on V2. Maybe at reduce prices I can consider buying another.

HowaboutRaw:
The trouble with Nikon only started system 1 after 4/3 camera users have already into the 4/3. As I myself is a Nikon SLR system and system 1 user. It will be costly to move into another system even that system is very good. So bare with it if you are using one system. Unless you will have so much money to throw around than you can buy one camera after another. For new users for the younger generation, they will stick to Iphone.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 05:52 UTC

I was on shopping today and I came to a well known camera shop in Malaysia and I asked the shopkeeper on how is the sales of all the branded expansive cameras. He told me that all the expansive branded camera sales are simply not moving. The only best sale camera is the FUJI polaroid camera. That shows that the economy is not good. Cost of living has recently gone up. The cost on houses are really really that expansive. People are working for end needs. They can only afford Fuji polaroid camera. I think the new models of cameras are coming out too fast. I brought my V1 a year ago. Now V2 is already out. I like V2 but I simply can't afford another now. Maybe spread to 3 to 4 years or 6 years before I can afford another new model. Nikon V1 is a good camera but V2 is what I can only dream of. Sorry Nikon for no sales on V2. Maybe at reduce prices I can consider buying another.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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I just got my Nikkor 18.5mm lens. Just put on a test shot at low lighting.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 09:10 UTC as 1st comment
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