Twong

Twong

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Sep 21, 2006

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  • I like the specs of K3 ii. I don't like the built in flash and never use it, getting rid of it us very reasonable. I am not sure whether this is the majority or minority, probably you don't know ...
  • I am probably in the minority here. The pictures are unique but not very appealing to me. #5 & #9 are pattern but neither attractive nor interesting.

  • To accommodate the pixel-shifting technology, I suspect Ricoh has significantly upgraded the SR to achieve the needed accuracy, as suggested by the 4.5 stops. If this is indeed true, it can ...
  • Replied in RRS or Gitzo?
    I understand what you mean now. I currently use Induro, Sirui, & Giottos. I had several Manfrotto products which I sold with absolutely no regret. We all like to have reliable equipment. When we do ...
  • Replied in Sigma 18-125mm
    I had this lens for a while. It can product very decent results. I sold it because I had too much overlap in this range. I bought the Pentax 18-135 last year mainly for WR. I cannot compare these ...
  • Replied in RRS or Gitzo?
    It is difficult if not impossible to properly interpret victorian squid's post. On one hand, VS seems to like Sirui but then he did not miss it when he sold it. So what does that mean? Threads like ...
  • I'd seriously consider a 200 mm macro, but not this 100 mm.

  • What makes it stand out among other great 100-ish macro lenses already on the market?

  • There is really no urge to get into FF, especially if the price is over $2K. Based on my interest, I have not seen anything from current FF that proportionally improve over a K-5 IIs. OTOH, if the ...
  • I have a K-5 IIs and Tamron 17-50. I have the latter for 7 years and still going strong. I did try the Pentax 18-55 WR but didn't like it. I also have Pentax 18-135 WR which is way better than the ...
  • Information on the web is a good start but hardly a substitute for your own experience. When I was traveling with my family, even simple task like taking the camera out from the bag felt ...
  • I am using an off brand also, mainly because of price. Originally bought it in 2010 for the K-5 and now it is on K-5 IIs. I have not encountered functional issues in the 4+ years. I am sure it is ...
  • Replied in The $10 Lens
    Very impressive pictures! Another fine example of the importance of a photographer over his/her equipment.
  • I typically spent a considerable amount of time on selecting images for further development. The % selected has been around 10% since I usually took multiples at the same location. Once selected, ...
  • I have a 5+ years old desktop with a similar Phenom II quad core CPU, 12 GB memory and 2 SSDs. I thought about upgrading the computer but was not impressed by the performance of even i5 based ...
  • Replied in Windows 10
    I can sense fear of SSD in your writing. I need to travel a lot and do presentations. I always have multiple copies in secured cloud as well. I can access all my critical data from my cell phone ...
  • Replied in Windows 10
    Tablets and cell phones have been using SSD's for years without any issues. I just swapped out all mechanical HDD's with SSD's. Boot up time was reduced to seconds from minutes. LR and PS launch ...
  • Replied in Windows 10
    I have installed W10 TP on 3 different computers - desktop, laptop, and tablet. My main desktop is still running W7, however. I think they all ran a little faster than W7 before the upgrade; ...
  • Have you actually used the CT214 prior to making this comment? I have and I know it is extremely reliable even under challenging conditions. Gitzo is probably good but very pricey; IOW, the value ...
  • Nice photo. I assume you mean "focus" is on the tip of the candle. It cannot zoom as it is a fixed focal length lens.
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