HubertChen

HubertChen

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

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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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bananasplit: I was thinking to upgrade from 7D to 5DmkIII. Now, I will wait and see if Canon reacts with something a bit smarter than a white painting. If not, I will buy an A7r and a metabones adaptor. I will then forget Canon bodies keeping only my beloved Canon lenses.

@ Bananasplit
If you do not need AF this might work very well for you. I suggest before you plunge in buying a A7r that you try to rent one and shoot with it for at least a day to see if handling suits you.

I shot almost a similar combo and loved it, except for UI extravaganzas of the NEX5, which are more than cured in the a7r. I used the camera with a LCD viewfinder and the shooting experience of an electronic viewfinder blew me away. Your camera has a build in EVF of much better quality, so it will be even more impressive. No electronic coupling to the lenses was no problem for exposure, but you loose AF of course. Pay attention if the metabones adapter can change the aperture of your EF lens. If it can change aperture by introducing its own iris, the bokeh of you lenses will change and vignetting will change too. (not always for the worst)

I am very curious to learn what intriguing you switch from 5D to A7r? The EVF? The smaller body?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 03:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

Thank you Shawn and thank you dpreview for this (P)Review. I am grateful finally dpreview is given attention and writing space to shooting experience.

I also appreciate very much the inclusion of great images in this Article shot with this camera during this assignment showing photographic competence and style of the Author. This makes me trust this Review as I can see for a fact this Review is written by a photographer. (This is in stark contrast to some camera reviews here, where the attached pictures do not show photographic skill, making me doubt the author is a photographer and thus making me doubt any conclusion he has to offer)

I hope the trend of having a shooting experience section will continue and in the future. I even hope this shooting experience section will grow in page size!

We are at a time where every camera offers great IQ. But SQ differs dramatically (Shooting Quotient). And SQ nowadays will determine if your friends like your images on Facebook, not IQ!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 03:24 UTC as 153rd comment

The Nokia is still surprisingly good and for posting online purposes more than sufficient. If you only carry a mobile phone then using the Nokia is much better than having no point and shoot with you. That the quality of a mobile is coming even close to the S120 is no small feet and is impressive nonetheless.

If you consider that most people take most pictures in the focal range of 24 ... 50 mm focal length, where the Nokia even exhibits an edge this becomes even more darn amazing! If I would own both devices, I/d probably sell the S120 :-)

Thanks to the connect team for this comparison!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 36th comment
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)

Interesting pictures with appropriate post processing in different lightning, different focus / bokeh and different types of composition will be much more informative. Barney Britton wrote today that dpreview staff should live with a camera for a month and shoot with it every day in real life. I admire the goal, I can not see it executed here.

On a 16 MP APSC you also need better lenses than the ones used to judge of what the sensor is capable off. Shooting RAW and processing in Lightroom would also be advised. Most people who spends this much money on a Camera will not use the images unprocessed. Besides that I found the images uninspiring. Executed such as this with no commitment to the effort I would be fine there is no sample gallery, as I can not find information in this one.

Better lenses:
FA 35 mm F/2 AL. Superb @ f/2.8 ... f/5.6
DA 77 mm F/2.4. Superb @ f/2.8 ... f/5.6
These lenses are relatively low cost and optically good enough to really use this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:06 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

I have a Tamron SP 300 mm f/2.8. It is bitingly sharp wide open and remains very sharp with the x2 tele converter. That lens best the 80-200 f/2.8 L from Canon of my friend. So Tamron has shown they know how to do it and chances are this lens will be very sharp. Can't wait to see a detailed review. For me this would be ideal for dragon boat races, he he.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:31 UTC as 27th comment
In reply to:

maxola67: So, if it's optically better than my 16-50 the latter would be sold.
I'm rather annoyed by the vignette produced when using pop-up flash(some pics went to the trash because of that).

If it works for maxola67, why make it sour for him? Different people photograph in different ways. Some features are important to some, others are not. This lens is significantly smaller, it will vignette less with the pop up flash on the wide end. If this is what he needs to make his pictures work, then switching to this lens is the right choice for him. It sure looks like it is not the right choice for nicolaiecostel. My point: Please do not impose your way of photographing onto other people!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 12:00 UTC

For everybody complaining the price:

take one picture with both lenses side by side:
a) This Pentax (dwarf)
b) Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 (behemoth)

Sigma went for the amazingly fast aperture of f/1.8
Pentax went for the amazingly small size

Both lenses are amazing in their engineering accomplishment and both ask an equivalent price for it

(The sigma lens already has proven it's IQ, the Pentax one still has to deliver)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:50 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

This could be a perfectly balanced lens:

* Great IQ
* Great Handling and Materials
* Small and light weight
* Quiet AF for Video
* Unobtrusive for street
* Potentially good bokeh (rounded blades + good lens formula)
* weather sealing
* Fast AF with Quickshift (manual focus override)

So lets wait for the test results. If they are excellent, than 1000 USD is a price many will be willing to pay for it, including me.

A truly unique and useful lens. Perfectly balanced to be the outstanding feature.

Ah, if the next Pentax Camera is like an A7 from Sony, except have the viewfinder in the corner, then we have a really cool system! (And I do not care for the thin camera body if each lens has to be longer to compensate for the short flange mount, but I care the build in EVF and I care it is placed in the corner like Range finder cameras, as in the corner it is more convenient to use and the camera does not collide with my nose)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:38 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

Very romantic retro design.

Using excellent Nikkor manual focus lenses on such a great sensor with no any focus help (no split screen on the OVF, no live view in the viewfinder with magnification) will soon cause a very frustrating awakening.

The only way to focus will be at arms length same style like with a point and shoot using Live view and magnification.

All my Pentax DSLR can change the split-screen (and I use them successfully). I am surprised this camera can't. On my Pentax it is a cute option. On this camera which is emphasizing the use of manual focus lenses it would be a must.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
In reply to:

HubertChen: Sony 7 Cameras: Small, powerful and reasonably priced
Sony FE Lenses: Big, slow, expensive

I always use both: Camera + Lens. What is the point of a small camera with big lens? Seems Olympus, Fuji and Pentax have bigger camera bodies. But once lenses mounted to them, they have smaller and lower cost systems with faster lenses.

I am really impressed with the alpha 7 cameras. I applaud Sony. I worry the big, expensive and slow FE lenses will hamper the success.

Dear Rooru S,

If it is a fact that shorter lens mount must produce longer lenses, than I prefer the longer lens mount. I have 5 lenses in my bag and 1 camera. 1 x longer + 5x shorter is less volume and weight than 1 x shorter and 5 x longer!

This aside I do not believe this is an obstacle which can not be overcome. Sony has shown it with the full frame compact camera. Short flange and still diminutive lens.

Also Leica lenses with Lens adapter still seems smaller than what Sony was showing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:14 UTC
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