Dan Tong

Dan Tong

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Works as a Computer Consultant, Photographer
Joined on Jan 3, 2003
About me:

Olympus 2100UZ
Minolta Dimage 7i
Canon S400
Canon EOS 300D

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These are some of the best photos on Dpreview in my opinion. Everything about them is gorgeous -Technically as well as Artistically and therefore Emotionally. You can't ask for more.

Absolutely Beautiful. Elena Shumilova is a photographer's photographer.

Congratulations !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 72nd comment

It's good to hear that at least one company is not content to sit back and only work with currently accepted sensor design. Constant re-thinking is the crucial factor behind all of the innovation that improves technology. Of course, some lead to dead ends, or are superior, but market forces sometimes, though not often, cause inferior technology to win out.

Keep in mind that the primate visual system uses receptor arrays, and that the receptive fields of ganglion cells (which constitute the output of the optic nerve) vary a lot in size, sensitivity, and distribution. The optic nerve provides the input for additional processing, to the rest of the "brain".

The visual system works a lot better than any current digital imaging system (signal to noise, rapid accurate focusing etc.), so obviously we have far to go, to even catch up.

Most of the negative comments about many innovations, generally appear to come from people who don't really understand much of what is being discussed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

Thanks for posting this. Amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 22:08 UTC as 22nd comment

This reflects very poorly on an otherwise great, innovative company like Nikon.
I hope they rapidly correct this very stupid move.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 18:56 UTC as 20th comment
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marla: I just purchased (local store) a copy of PSElements. Am I correct in assuming uploading and using this on my pc will not be a problem if I do not register it. Correct?

Maria

You're right.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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drdancm: I'm currently still on hold with Experian who is the provider for the complementary 1 yr credit monitoring. This is the fourth time I am on the phone with them and they are still unable to get me to login under my newly created account, at protectmyid.com.

I have wasted at least 4 hrs on the computer and on the phone. It has been 3 days that I have been unable to get the account working. I spoke with 3 different very nice reps who have done all they know to fix the problem but I still get the same message that my login is unsuccessful and I need to either e-mail support or call them at the provided phone number.

Day 5 and Experian tech support left a message telling me to call them at a different phone number. I did, and it got me to the same non-tech support people who once again sent me a new temp password which failed the exact same way.
I heard on the news that Experian was screwing up with authenticating the Affordable Care web site stuff -as if that effort wasn't having enough competency problems.
However, Experian supervisor told me that my account is monitored, even though I cannot login, and that if any suspicious activity is detected they will send an e-mail. I asked her to look and she said there wasn't anything suspicious at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:46 UTC

Impressive. The Canon people are doing some serious innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 05:22 UTC as 39th comment

I need a clear answer to the question:

Can the BMagic Pocket Cinema Camera EF autofocus with Canon lenses that autofocus with Canon 60D, 5DMkII, MkIII etc. ?

The blurbs make it sound like they will, but it is not 100% clear. Please don't speculate but speak from hands on experience.

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 18:33 UTC as 9th comment

This sounds much, much better than the previous deals, but I still prefer to buy an upgrade for <$ 185 which I can use for 3-4 years or more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 21:34 UTC as 105th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

It's too bad the video samples really are not appropriate for showing how well the autofocus with the subjects moving closer and farther away from the camera within 10-30 ft range, but instead are moving parallel and at a great distance.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 259th comment | 1 reply
On KaleidoCamera teaches your DSLR new light field tricks article (48 comments in total)

Very interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 08:45 UTC as 19th comment

Extremely smart idea, and it works, too!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

For some reason DPREVIEW fails to give the complete specs, esp annoying with respect to video resolution/frame rate specs.

Go here to see it all:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_70d#Specifications

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:21 UTC as 377th comment
On The GigaPan EPIC Pro article (39 comments in total)

Carsten,

This is a superb review. Not only do you go over all of the important details of the product, but supply excellent illustrations of the resulting images. Furthermore you appear to have a really good objective approach giving both the pros and the cons of the device as well as the bundled software and the forum features.

Great Job.

My question is it not possible to configure the controlling process to increase the "settle down" time between each shot? This would allow any vibrations to settle down after moving from one position to the next, assuming that the vibrations are cause by the position stepping, and thus eliminate the motion blurring.

Thanks very much,

Dan Tong

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 00:50 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

The current price is listed at 365 pounds.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 05:31 UTC as 1st comment
On The Precious One in the Candle people challenge (5 comments in total)

This is a Wonderful portrait.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment

Google's User Interfaces, as witnessed by, the confused, frustrating GMail, and all of it's related programs and apps is one of the worst in the industry, in my opinion.

For example, making folders along the left side disappear with one of their interface upgrades, is one of the worst ideas I have come across. They really don't understand how people work, especially, how frustrating it is to first time users to not find what they are looking for.

Unlike Apple, which is or was driven by Jobs who was one of the few industry leaders who understood that User Interface, was extremely important, Google, I would guess, is led by persons who just don't understand this at all. What a shame. I hope they learn this lesson soon.

Still, I will probably check it out - I think I already joined up, because I can't stand Facebook. One of the problems is that Google makes it somewhat difficult to go from GMail into one of their other "Apps".

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 04:05 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

ACDsee's policy is to force users to do a version upgrade in order to get RAW file compatibility with new cameras, just like Photoshop. This does not endear them to customers.

This is even more intolerable because free Image Management programs such as FastStone, XnView, and Picassa, all keep up with RAW converters as soon as new cameras become available, and each also have some limited Image Editing features. If free programs are willing to keep up with RAW conversions programs then ACDSee who force their customers to pay for a new version upgrade cannot claim that the cost of doing this is prohibitive.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 03:21 UTC as 141st comment | 4 replies

I'm going to download and play with Gimp. I had no idea it had any of the content aware stuff.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 03:14 UTC as 4th comment

http://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 49th comment
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