Mark K

Mark K

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Aug 23, 2001

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youknownothing: Hi everyone.

I've been reading everyone comments and it seemed that most of you like this over the Fuji X70.

I have posted a question regarding this, would it be better to buy this instead of the x70? But I've heard that fujifilm does have great color processing. Is buying GR II worth it?

Sometimes we cannot fight against the law of physics. Larger sensor size, incredibly small body and great otpics is the spirit of GR

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)

Can't really cast my vote....dunno why

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)
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Mark K: Comparing to Sony, Samsung is financially much healthier. They started NX from scratch and have made amazingly sharp lenses. IMHO, Samsung is the only company with the most potential to develop in camera industry. However, I see more commitment from Sony than Samsung.

However there are numerous other attempts Sony made from their innovation. Costs dumped into R&D must be skyhigh and courage to face failure is another. This is something Samsung cannot compare with.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)

Comparing to Sony, Samsung is financially much healthier. They started NX from scratch and have made amazingly sharp lenses. IMHO, Samsung is the only company with the most potential to develop in camera industry. However, I see more commitment from Sony than Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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Craig NC: Have to wonder what lens or focus was used on the studio shot. Would expect it to be very similar to A6000, but the A6000 shows much more detail.

A6000 simply does not have an SLT mirror

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 11:58 UTC
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random78: Does this mean that A7II will now do PDAF with LA-EA3 adapter? I would be much more interested in buying into the A7 system if I could use A-mount lenses on it with decent PDAF. (Not interested in LA-EA4 due to light loss etc).

undoubtedly

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 02:04 UTC
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (108 comments in total)

Great video show...and it explains a very simple fact that dSLRs are better for outdoor shooting than mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Gearing Up For An African Safari (82 comments in total)

great information

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)

Bought LR each year and just have had CC working ...until found the much degraded import features and being multiple charged by Adobe for many of their CC trilals without even informing me.
This is indeed an explainable part of Adobe practice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 63rd comment
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Mark K: If new Zeiss Batis lenses were originally designed by Tamron, this pair of f1.8 primes should have similar high quality

Good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 14:57 UTC

If new Zeiss Batis lenses were originally designed by Tamron, this pair of f1.8 primes should have similar high quality

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 114th comment | 2 replies
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)

Got mine..for a day and it is fast in focus, on par with my 5D3

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 33rd comment
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falconeyes: I asked for a 500mm F5.6 <2000$ lens more than four years ago
-> http://blog.falklumo.com/2011/04/hypothetical-pentax-dfa-500mm-f56-edif.html

I am glad that Nikon finally made one.

Wished it would be a prime so it would have better resolving power when paired with a TC and would be a pound lighter.

Still, a great lens option.

It is very simple...to let survival space for Sigma 120-600f6.3 OS HSM
Every single photographic product from Japanese was calculated very carefully before their launch.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (166 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I got the 19mm for my A6000 and it's totally meh. After using it as a walkaround lens for a week it now mostly collects dust on my lens shelf.

1. It's not much faster than the kit lens at 19mm
2. The IQ of the kit lens improves quite a bit once you leave the extreme wide end so your not getting tons more resolution if any.
3. AF is only on the center. I thought this wouldn't be an issue as on my canons I use center point AF but once you get used to the A6000's wonderful tracking AF a lens without it feels really lacking.

The reviewer is gaga about the cost but is it really that great? Canon has the terrific 24mm F2.8 and 40mm F2.8 for $150, both fully functional with canon's AF and with wonderful IQ and if you are saying "but but mirrorless" there's the EF-M 22mm/F2 that outperforms the sigma 19mm in every way imagineable and sells for $100ish.

40 stm is the standard lens on my 5d3

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)

They should replicate 50f1.2, 85 f1.2 or if bold enough, the 600F4 IS II

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: They should make one for Sony FE! I would buy 6!!!!

I don't think there is any need...given the tiny FE35f2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)

This must be the biggest April Fool's joke

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 22nd comment

As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:12 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon D7200 (74 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

I tried using 1.5DX in my D800, coupled with the expensive vertical grip. It is better. I wonder how fast the D7200 1.3X mode will be...say 7fps...even at this rate, it is still slower than 7DII's 10fps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon D7200 (74 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

David...one benefit of APSC is for wild life, an 1.5x closer and is that D7200 offers 24MP at a buffer depth of 20 RAW which is very useful. I did tried D750 for a month or two. With 1.5x, the image size is around 10MP.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
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