HubertChen

HubertChen

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

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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

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
On article CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report (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 :-)

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

Lovely still life. A joy to look at.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 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 ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC_4732 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC (Nikon) samples gallery sample 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (397 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 :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On photo Rotten pole in the Moss in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks for letting us know how your shot it!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 8th comment
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (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.

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!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:06 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (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.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:57 UTC
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (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.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (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.

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

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!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 38th comment
On article Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery (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.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:06 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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