tonywong

tonywong

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On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (240 comments in total)
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mr.izo: finaly, world discover copy variation.. sigma, take cover.

3 (random) copies are not enough to give any statistical confidence about the QA of any production lens. The best and most neutral source is Lens Rentals so far. They are decently rigorous and transparent in their lens evaluations, and go through a lot of lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 16:34 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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tonywong: Just remember in order to vote you must drag and drop the product into the slot (gold, silver or bronze) in order for it to work.

You're welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)

Just remember in order to vote you must drag and drop the product into the slot (gold, silver or bronze) in order for it to work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: DPR gets my Low Score Award for failing to get these reviews out in a timely manner.

These cameras have been reviewed by other sites along time ago! A huge delay leaving nothing new to read!

Where is the DPR review of the D810 1DX and other cameras for that matter ???????

LOL that's what happens when one tries to address people's concerns...DPR staff don't say anything and you get accused of ignoring people and being holed up in an ivory tower. They do say something and then get accused of being thin skinned.

Looks like the DPR crew can't win for trying. DPR has fundamentally changed from the Askey days. I don't think that it is necessarily better but at least there is movement in some directions today, for a long time post-Askey it seems like DPR didn't have a clue about which direction it wanted to go.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Just don't buy Canon cameras. It would not take long before they would address the sensor issue.

Totally agree. That is why I bought an A7R2 vs the 5Ds/r. Even The Camera Store had said sales of the 5Ds/r were really slow on their youtube channel.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: DPR gets my Low Score Award for failing to get these reviews out in a timely manner.

These cameras have been reviewed by other sites along time ago! A huge delay leaving nothing new to read!

Where is the DPR review of the D810 1DX and other cameras for that matter ???????

Snapper, you get what you pay for. Maybe you should ask dpr for a refund.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Lady #1 at Kentucky Derby: what is that new camera of yours?
Lady #2 at Kentucky Derby: you don't know? This is the highest megapixel Canon, my husband told me.
#1: I see, but according to DPR review it is lacking in dynamic range. Megapixels are the thing of the past. Dynamic range is the new mantra.
#2: Digital "rage" you've said?
#1: No, dynamic. I have no clue what it is but my new Sony A7 something will beat a cr.p of your Canon.
#2: but my Canon pictures always looks better than yours.
#1: Yes, I know, but this A7 something will change everything, according to my husband. My new camera won DPR's gold medal and can even use your Canon lenses. Maybe I can borrow some of them?

Just a humble attempt on satire, that's all.

I trust my 1Dx AF tracking over my A7R2 in a fast moving situation. Of course, native lenses and all vs. adapted, but there isn't a 200-400/4 on the Sony (yet) natively.

Blackout times and EVF freezes during continuous shooting means that I'd still go with the pricey 1Dx SLR's flappy mirror vs live view right now. Maybe next year they will be as good but it's not this year. Every year the gap gets closed more and more though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 23:59 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Slap a A7RII sensor on the Canon and it would get a 95% score... just sayin' That missing few stops of DR is Costing Canon dearly in tests / reviews.

If they would add 4k video, and in body IS, sure... maybe even focus point spot metering and wifi/gps too.

Even putting sensor based (dual pixel) PDAF points from the 70D and a touch screen would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
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electrophoto: Now the only things needed for the ipad:
Apps with REAL access to the file-system...
A Lighting - to Full USB-3 host adapter... so you can attach that external hard drive, full speed... and then access all the photos,...
And full trackpad / mouse support.

I mean honestly, what's the point without that.
Currently you would need to transfer all photos from a card onto the ipad's limited storage using PHOTOS App... which is horrible for managing large numbers of photos.
then EXPORT from PHOTOS into Lightroom, etc..., then re-export into Photos (or upload to the cloud) or Re-export to a WIFI-iOS Enabled Storage...
And adding doing this with large raw files...

honestly, as a photographer I'd seriously consider an iPad PRO - IF it would do that simple basic "trick" (real file system access).
I mean my Macbook can do that, every Windows PC can, every Android device can... just iOS is really limited.... and it's just a Software thing, that is what makes it especially sad imo.

Since I now have no reason to stay within Apple's ecosystem, I have no need or reason to use Apple's iPad to display photos or sync to it automatically. Apple ruthlessly prunes their software for the lowest common denominator nowadays, and pros who they don't think are worth pursuing are left out in the cold.

At this point I believe I can replace my iPad and MacBook Pro 13R with a single Surface Book and present photos in C1/LR/DxO or whichever program I decide...I've lost the ability to sync with a simple photo archive with my 75yo dad (and present on his TV easily) but Apple has already blasted that away with their policies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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electrophoto: Now the only things needed for the ipad:
Apps with REAL access to the file-system...
A Lighting - to Full USB-3 host adapter... so you can attach that external hard drive, full speed... and then access all the photos,...
And full trackpad / mouse support.

I mean honestly, what's the point without that.
Currently you would need to transfer all photos from a card onto the ipad's limited storage using PHOTOS App... which is horrible for managing large numbers of photos.
then EXPORT from PHOTOS into Lightroom, etc..., then re-export into Photos (or upload to the cloud) or Re-export to a WIFI-iOS Enabled Storage...
And adding doing this with large raw files...

honestly, as a photographer I'd seriously consider an iPad PRO - IF it would do that simple basic "trick" (real file system access).
I mean my Macbook can do that, every Windows PC can, every Android device can... just iOS is really limited.... and it's just a Software thing, that is what makes it especially sad imo.

I have played with the Surface Book hardware and it is superior in many ways to a MacBook. Windows 10 is a bit of a mess however.
I am getting tired of being hemmed in and herded by Apple's walled garden approach. Although they do have some hardware that is the best in many categories (5k iMac with 10-bit screen for ex), the software has left me hanging.
I have lots of Apple hardware, and I was able to sync my Dad's iPhoto collection, present it through his television on AppleTV and do any sophisticated edits through Aperture, all on a single library.
I could import my photos from my Aperture library and merge it into his iPhoto library.
So now that iPhoto and Aperture are EOL I thought I could just keep using them...until AppleTV software update took away the ability to browse photo libraries directly, I am forced to use their web based iCloud Photos to stream things, a brain dead mechanism that is limiting and *not* what I want to do...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
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electrophoto: Now the only things needed for the ipad:
Apps with REAL access to the file-system...
A Lighting - to Full USB-3 host adapter... so you can attach that external hard drive, full speed... and then access all the photos,...
And full trackpad / mouse support.

I mean honestly, what's the point without that.
Currently you would need to transfer all photos from a card onto the ipad's limited storage using PHOTOS App... which is horrible for managing large numbers of photos.
then EXPORT from PHOTOS into Lightroom, etc..., then re-export into Photos (or upload to the cloud) or Re-export to a WIFI-iOS Enabled Storage...
And adding doing this with large raw files...

honestly, as a photographer I'd seriously consider an iPad PRO - IF it would do that simple basic "trick" (real file system access).
I mean my Macbook can do that, every Windows PC can, every Android device can... just iOS is really limited.... and it's just a Software thing, that is what makes it especially sad imo.

I agree with your assessment of what the issues are with iOS devices (not) being up to the task, but I don't think it is Apple protecting sales on Mac products. Given the lack of price differential between an iPad Pro and MacBook (Air), I think Apple doesn't care where the money is being made.
I think the problem with the lack of professional level software support and walled garden and isolated apps approach comes from being a phone based OS in concept and design. iOS can never compete with MacOS for professional level tools because the file system is designed not to be transparent and plugins and files are not easily accessible to different apps, regardless of whether you add kb/mouse support.
I am going to move to Surface Book once it gets stable and ditch my MacBooks and iPads. Apple has no use or support for 'Protographers,' as evidenced by the brain dead launch of Photos.app and death of iPhoto/Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)
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Van Spaendonck: How to vote? I clicked every clickable feature and button in sight, but nothing happens.

Drag and drop.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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Horshack: Not great for competition but at least we wont be having debates over whether the Nikon D7300 has a Sony or Toshiba sensor in it :)

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.ca/2015/06/sony-to-raise-4-billion-to-invest-in.html

Sony announces its plans to raise $3.6 billion via new shares and bonds to expand stacked image sensor R&D and production.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 09:16 UTC
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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Horshack: Not great for competition but at least we wont be having debates over whether the Nikon D7300 has a Sony or Toshiba sensor in it :)

Don't think Nikon could afford the chip fabrication facility, those generally cost a few billion USD to build, so the Samsung camera division going to Nikon, but the sensor fabs would likely stay with Samsung with some kind of cross licensing deal for patents and to keep Samsung from reentering the camera business (outside of phones and tablets)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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Horshack: Not great for competition but at least we wont be having debates over whether the Nikon D7300 has a Sony or Toshiba sensor in it :)

It might have a Samsung sensor if the rumours prove to be true.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 20:54 UTC

When the posters who are critical of Von Wong's work get asked to speak at a PIX event then I will really take them seriously. Obviously Von Wong has done something right to get him this far, and kudos to him for having the talent, grit and moxie to make himself (in)famous.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 18:55 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

I know you may not currently have each and every camera that you've listed, but the Roundup image group shots aren't very appealing...maybe just a straight frontal image of every body would be better than a mix and match hodgepodge of front shots, angled shots and some without lenses etc.

Just saying as this is a photography/gear website...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 88th comment
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)
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tonywong: 12 hours later and no comments. Guess that tells me how popular the Lytro cameras have sold and how much interest there is in this product. Maybe once VR headsets become popular this will change...

...and now it has time travelled to the top. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)
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tonywong: 12 hours later and no comments. Guess that tells me how popular the Lytro cameras have sold and how much interest there is in this product. Maybe once VR headsets become popular this will change...

Odd that the time stamp says 12 hours from the Theron Humphrey A7R II field test...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

12 hours later and no comments. Guess that tells me how popular the Lytro cameras have sold and how much interest there is in this product. Maybe once VR headsets become popular this will change...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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