HubertChen

HubertChen

Lives in China Guangzhou, China
Works as a CEO
Joined on Jun 29, 2011

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wansai: let's be real. 1/2 a minute convrsions saving out is just not practical. do this on proper win8 x86 hardware tablet and it's literally a 2 second conversion. 25 seconds waiting on an image is just a huge waste of time and only really usable in absolute dire circumstances.

if i'm out in the field, i will have an x86 tablet. we are just not there yet by any stretch on any other hardware.

@ Lars Rehm
Thanks for this. With very fast desktops I forgot about batch processing in the background. Yeah, this is also acceptable indeed when travelling. So instead of bringing a tablet during the shoot and a laptop for processing in the evening, this will actually work in terms of processing speed. I would not mind if the little guy need hours to churn out the finished JPGs for uploading.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 08:44 UTC

Can you add EXIF data?
I just spend 4 hours to find a way to add EXIF data to images in Lightroom. It can not do it and I needed to use a shell script based utility (Exiftool). It is a pain in the neck. How about add this feature to Photo Mate R2:

Motivation:
Many photographers shoot with lenses without any electronic coupling. And this trend is increasing, not decreasing, thanks to SonyE or M43 cameras with short flange mount can mount literally any lens with the proper adapter, which you can buy for a few dollars. Shooting comfort is actually quite good with these cameras cameras. But you loose one thing: EXIF data of which lens was used. Adding this feature should be straight forward, especially with the open source cross platform Perl code of Exiftool. Adding this information in the field will be great, as the memory is still fresh which picture shot with which lens. And it is something Adobe Lightroom is missing out, so a good feature for a product comparison table :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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HubertChen: Thank you for this review. I am more interested in what Library Photo Editing function this application has. E.g. can you compare two images side by side and pick a candidate, then keep the candidate and compare to the next image in the series and then keep doing it until you have found the best image of a series of same images?

This part seems to be missing. I would use such an app when travelling. I would ingest the shooting of the day and then edit down the keeper and delete the images that did not made the cut. RAW editing I would do later in Lightroom on my Desktop.

Posts from anybody who knows the answer to this app or who uses another app with this workflow are highly appreciated!

@ TSGames
Thanks. This is what I am looking for. Last question. Can I zoom in during the side by side comparison. I shoot a lot with prime lenses wide open and I shoot always several pictures in a series and then choose the one with the best focus. In Lightroom this is a snap with side by side comparison, zoom in and then scroll with both images to be locked in scrolling simultaneously. If this works, count me in :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 08:27 UTC

Thank you for this review. I am more interested in what Library Photo Editing function this application has. E.g. can you compare two images side by side and pick a candidate, then keep the candidate and compare to the next image in the series and then keep doing it until you have found the best image of a series of same images?

This part seems to be missing. I would use such an app when travelling. I would ingest the shooting of the day and then edit down the keeper and delete the images that did not made the cut. RAW editing I would do later in Lightroom on my Desktop.

Posts from anybody who knows the answer to this app or who uses another app with this workflow are highly appreciated!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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JaimeA: Dear Mr. Britton,
Apologies for my tirade of today. At the time of Phil Askey (yes, we go that far back) it was possible to get a prompt review of new cameras. Even at that time, those reviews were unique, as they not only gave actual figures and comparisons, but also commented and instructed on aspects of the use of the cameras and, crucially, discussed their quirks. They were, as today, an invaluable decision and teaching aid. Of course, the reviews were not as sophisticated as they currently are. DPR is still our favorite site for the thoroughness of the analysis and the friendliness of the approach. On that count, our circle feels that certain groundbreaking new equipment needs to be addressed in a more timely fashion. You see, we have grown dependent of the very high quality of your reporting and the sincerity of your advice. Thank you.

@ JaimeA: Very nice writing! @ dpreview: I second JaimeA

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
On CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report article (40 comments in total)
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Just Ed: I really like the idea of Sigma's ART lineup, but the appeal of a 50mm f/1.4 jumbo sized lens eludes me.

Ok, if it had close flocus/macro and didn't have much vignetting when used ff, then possibly.

Indeed. This lens is 50% of the weight. If it is 90% of the quality at 25% of the price of the Otus, it will have many buyers. And Sigma is the company who could pull this stunt off :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On FED 3 in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely still life. A joy to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 1st comment
On PapasZeissIkonta in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a picture that was growing on me. I first did not liked it too much, but I just kept looking at it and that to me is a hallmark of a great picture. I love composition and tonality. It is also possible that I am melancholic, as this is the camera I learned photography on ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:47 UTC as 1st comment
On My Grandads Old camera in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (2 comments in total)

This was my original number one. Especially when viewed at small size it is great. But when I looked at it at large size it fall apart a bit for me. The contrast was just too harsh. Still a very lovely shot. Thanks so much for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On My Old Ghost Kodak in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice camera and very creative effect. Thanks so much to tell us how you did it! I will try it some time.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Old! in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (1 comment in total)

Good executed standard shot. Nice camera. Interesting detail to see the light reflected in the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Voigtlander in the A Photograph of your old Camera challenge (1 comment in total)

A very nice picture. I like the overall composition.

If you are looking for things to improve, try to add local contrast in the shadows.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:35 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_4732 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wow, I am quite impressed with camera and lens. For the lens very sharp off center @ f/1.8 and nice bokeh. For the sensor @ 24 MP even in harsh sunlight still detail in highlights and shadows. Quite impressive really.

Ah, and and there is charming fellow too. What else do I want in a test picture? Nicely done showing high performance under difficult light.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 1st comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)

@ Andy Westlake

Great writing!

Thanks very much for the comment on the feature to Auto Focus on the eyes automatically. I shoot lots of portraits wide open, and wish my camera had this feature. You just added one more reason to very seriously consider to change to the M43 system :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On Rotten pole in the Moss in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks for letting us know how your shot it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 8th comment
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Trained photographers take better pictures than people happen to be there with an iPhone but without proper photographic skill

Dedicated photographers need to make a living from selling their pictures

If newspaper issues could be sold at a higher price to people interested in paying more for higher image quality, then there would be the money to pay for the staff photographers.

So it seems in the last decades image quality was higher than public needed. Now that there is an option to lower image quality and lower cost, the public is choosing this lower cost option.

Times are a changing. Always have, always will be.

Dear Richard,

I agree that in top tiers a professional photographer has an edge by design. If there is a market willing to pay for this edge, I do not know. I sure hope so.

Your writing suggests that you are waiting for a better system to emerge. How about you start contributing to such a better system? Create a website selling licenses of professional pictures of current events? Contribute to discussions on how such a better system would look like, as you do now. Successful business are started by people with a passion seeing a service not available yet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:19 UTC

Great shot! Thanks for your explanation of the camera settings. Should motivate me even more on going for the shot versus better settings! Mind you, your camera has a very high latitude for non optimal settings :-)

Ah, and sometimes you need to get lucky. I think in this shot the high grain is contributing to the feel of the image. Congratulations to this deserved win!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:06 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Trained photographers take better pictures than people happen to be there with an iPhone but without proper photographic skill

Dedicated photographers need to make a living from selling their pictures

If newspaper issues could be sold at a higher price to people interested in paying more for higher image quality, then there would be the money to pay for the staff photographers.

So it seems in the last decades image quality was higher than public needed. Now that there is an option to lower image quality and lower cost, the public is choosing this lower cost option.

Times are a changing. Always have, always will be.

Dear Rallyfan,

Thank you for your reply and for adding that it is always tragic for people loosing their job. And for a photojournalist this might be especially hard, as he possibly put more heart into his job than many people put into theirs.

This is definitely a loss of great people contributing to society. They challenge is for everybody which includes the photo journalists to find something else to do. Putting effort into finding new jobs will be a positive response to the change of the world. Sadly fighting the change of the world is unfortunately a response that just drains energy with no positive outcome.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:57 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)

In a photo news the catching of the moment from the right angle is more important than composition and bokeh. If there are 10,000 people at a major event with a phone camera and one photo journalists, then chances are one of the 10,000 people just gets the better shot. The crowd is everywhere, the photo journalists is only in one spot.

And that is for a planned event. For an unscheduled event, the difference is even more stark. Someone with a phone camera is there and takes the shot, the photo journalist is not there.

It seems for run of the mill photo coverage the method of collecting best shots of phones is not only lower cost, but results in images with better coverage. An unbeatable combination.

Photo journalism needs to change to offer value in a different area. Only offering better value will ensure survival. Complaining that 10 years ago there was less competition will not help. Who adopts to the change will continue his business.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)

Trained photographers take better pictures than people happen to be there with an iPhone but without proper photographic skill

Dedicated photographers need to make a living from selling their pictures

If newspaper issues could be sold at a higher price to people interested in paying more for higher image quality, then there would be the money to pay for the staff photographers.

So it seems in the last decades image quality was higher than public needed. Now that there is an option to lower image quality and lower cost, the public is choosing this lower cost option.

Times are a changing. Always have, always will be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:42 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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