Peter Kwok

Peter Kwok

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 8, 2002
About me:

5D Mk III
17-40 F4L
24-105L IS
70-200 F4L IS
50 f1.8 II

Comments

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
In reply to:

gmke: I do not find it frustrating to keep and maintain two batteries for every camera I own. I don't find putting the battery in, or pulling it out, difficult or frustrating. The chargers stay put, same drawer. I got into a habit of doing it this way because it is first order ANNOYING to get stuck somewhere without battery power. That's the bitch. No fuss at all, to carry a battery. You get organized and be prepared.

Keeping 2 or even 3 batteries is not bad, unless I am traveling and out shooting all day. I hate to get up in the middle of a night just to swap batteries on the charger.
Does anyone know how long it takes to recharge these tiny batteries?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 21:03 UTC

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME.

I signed up using my Facebook account.
I first tried to transfer my Facebook photos. It transfer only 1 album (my oldest).

I then tried to upload photos taken at a recent party, hoping to save the time to email them. As it turned out, there is no way to make them public. My friends cannot see them unless they log in as me.
I picked 28 photos to upload from its web interface. Only 26 were loaded. Since all the photos were mixed with my Facebook transfer, there is no easy way to identify what was missing. I created a new album and move them. But this new album ended up with only 23 photos. There is no way to see photos NOT in an album. Managing photos is so primitive.
BTW, it cannot identify the lens used as the 24-105L.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 11th comment
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

Will DSLRs be killed by mirrorless, or BOTH of them will be killed by smartphones?

Current DSLRs are better than mirrorless in two areas, phase detect AF & real time optical VF. With better electronics & software, mirrorless will catch up on both areas in less than 5 years.

Consumers always favor convenience over picture quality. The current boom of DSLR is not normal. Back in the film day, consumers bought a lot more Kodak Instamatic cameras than SLRs. The SLRs had a short boom in the late 70's starting with the Canon AE-1. When 35mm P&S offered AF, consumers went back to the smaller P&S. Meanwhile, Polaroids sold well because it was fun passing photos around with friends.
Smartphone are today's Polaroids, except their photos are a lot better. They are killing off cameras, starting from the small P&S. The big full frame cameras (DSLR or mirrorless) will survive. However, without the profits from consumer DSLRs, the development of lens & bodies will be reduced.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Rod McD: Human filing cabinets. Not a leaf to be seen. Sad that it's probably the future in many places.

I would rather have tightly packed, efficient living space so as to leave more empty lands as wilderness, than boring suburban sprawl where everyone has to have a front lawn, a back yard, a 3-car garage, and a 3-car driveway.
Given the same number of people and same area of land, what would you do with your land?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:41 UTC
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lattesweden: Are you allowed to publish some one elses (the theifs) pictures taken on your stolen gear or is it copyright intrusion from a legal point of view?

"Eavesdropping, wiretapping, invasion of privacy, voyeurism, etc. " are based on expectation of privacy. How much privacy the thief can expect when using someone else' phone with all the apps still installed?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:31 UTC
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LarryK: Rambus is not so much a technology company, but rather a patent lawsuit mill.

Best to walk away from anything they develop, it's likely just something their attorneys will use to sue people.

Rambus does not spread technology by licensing it. They look for technology similar to theirs and extort $$$ from innovators. They call this licensing, just like mobs selling "protection".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 01:37 UTC
On P from Paris in the Alphabet Soup challenge (1 comment in total)

It will be perfect if you level the horizon and adjust for vertical perspective.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 01:49 UTC as 1st comment
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