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

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  • It comes in an unmarked white box.  Looks genuine and well built. I was in hurry to go to work.  I did not have time to test it yet.
  • Replied in 6D in tuscany
    Excellent work.  Nice green and blue. Lovely place. I especially like the compressed look shot at 100mm or longer focal length.  Who said landscape must be shot using ultra-wide lens? The last time ...
  • 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...

  • When the 70D was announced last year, some of us thought a new M will be announced soon, since a dual-pixel phase detection AF sensor is perfectly suited for a mirrorless.  We were disappointed ...
  • DO elements can bend lights much more effective than traditional glass, making their elements thinner and lighter.  Lens can also be made slightly shorter. The down side of the early DO lens is ...
  • I think the 7Dmk2 shares its HDR in-camera software with other bodies.  That feature only allows you to use 3-frame.  It is quite limiting.  You have to select the effect before taking a shot.  If ...
  • I am an old timer that shot 35mm slides for decades.  It is the original WYSIWYG.  What I saw in the viewfinder will be what is shown on the projector screen.  I just have the habit of composing ...
  • If your hobby is photography, then concentrate on making better photos with different composition, point of view, and control of lights, etc.  Forget about fumbling with manual aperture and focus, ...
  • My 17-55 was back to Canon Irvine twice, once for an oscillating IS actuator and another time for a corroded zoom wiper.  They charged a fixed fee for all repairs.  That include standard cleaning ...
  • Unlike Nikon, which owned the market of professional SLR back in the 60s, Canon was just an also-run along with Pentax, Minolta, Konica, Olympus battling out in the consumer SLR market.  In 1975, ...
  • As a standard zoom, the 17-40L is pretty good, almost as good as the 17-55IS.  Your shots on the 1.6x crop 40D certainly bring out its best. However, I was saying that the 10-22 on a crop body is ...
  • What do you mean by manual?  Manual exposure as in M ? (1) You cannot set the 5D3 to M and set exposure compensation also. (2) In M mode, ...
  • By the time your daughter is a sophomore in collage, your priority may be different. A 1D class camera is big and heavy.  Besides not being 1.6x, you may want to upgrade your lens to longer ones.  ...
  • Yes, I am using silent mode almost exclusively.  I also grab the lens firmly and closer to the body in an attempt to dampen the vibration.  Somehow, the IS on my 24-105L does not seem like a ...
  • Thanks for the great review.  My favorite use of ultra-wide is inside museums, where flash and tripods are not allowed. I also find hand holding wide angle IS lens at slow shutter speed can be very ...
  • It is not just this lens, but any ultra wide angle lens.  Within it view there will always be a very bright sky and some dark shadow areas.  A slight change of aim may give you different metering. ...
  • Take some handheld shots at 105mm at slow shutter speed (1/30s to 1/8s) with OS off and on and see the difference.  Then tell us about it. As for sound, Canon used to put rotating gyros in IS to ...
  • The Lightroom profile obtained from Adobe Lens Profile Downloader does a pretty good job in correcting the "bulb" shape distortion. It is good enough for non-critical architecture photos. 5-frame ...
  • The Samyang 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical is produced in S. Korea and usually sold in the U.S. under brand names like Rokinon or Bower at budget price. The lens body has a small barrel topped ...
  • I bought the cheapest model, the 4G Connect X2, which has been discontinued since they released the Mobi.  You can read by review on Amazon by clicking here . The new Mobi is easier to use, but ...
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