HubertChen

HubertChen

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

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On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)

Dear Erez,

Lovely image, interesting story, illuminating training. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to more of these here on dpreview. This story was particularly "coo"l reading for me while being grilled in the sub tropics. I particularly enjoyed your comment and I rooted with you of not having either glaciers nor icebergs at home :-)

Dear dpReview,
I am very grateful that recently you published more Articles about photography in addition to the great technical reviews. This makes this site even a more interesting place, at least for me. Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 08:10 UTC as 11th comment
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: I wonder how it would look if it was shot with 8x10 camera and maybe Velvia 100F..

I would want to see a video of running to the glacier over wet sand in high speed with an 8x10 camera :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 08:01 UTC
On graduated engineer in the Economic Inclusion and Illusion challenge (6 comments in total)

Hilarious. Being an engineer and working in a company having trouble hiring good ones, I am surprised at the title ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 05:18 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Great shot and thanks for the added information!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 05:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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Class A: Dear Shawn,

could you please explain why "in-body image stabilization" is not listed as one of the "Pros"? Is that feature counted towards the K-5 II score at all?

I know that many, many Pentaxians made a decision for Pentax because of this feature.

Given that every reader of your reviews must make up their mind anyhow whether a "Pro" or "Con" really applies to them, would it not be in the best interest of your readers to be given the chance to check whether they feel it is a "Pro" or not?

You know as well as I do that the majority of readers skips to the "Conclusions" page directly and just skim through the "Pros" and "Cons" and then compare the numerical score to other cameras. I've written reviews myself and have the Google Analytics numbers to prove that.

I'm afraid that for many users of your site, generous comments and praise for a camera somewhere in the review will not repair any damage any inadequate summary will cause.

@ aviceananw
The 7100 has the 24 MP going for them. Personally to me, this is a con and not a pros, due to larger file size, slower shot to shot rate, shorter burst buffer and most importantly, it is likely it uses that 24 MP sensor from Sony which paired with wide angle lenses has actually less resolution in the image as the same lens with 16 MP sensor.

But dpreview is unfortunately very, very heavy on Resolution and much less considerate to handling. And frankly, so are most of it's readers.

So considering this weighting, the dpReview score is consistent.

I think what the community needs to do is show more that in these days handling is way more important than minute details in sensors. Handling makes the difference if you get the shot or not. All DSLR today have a good enough sensor. So I think the blame of this weighting should also go to the readers of dpReview who focus so much on resolution.

And please note that Shawn weighted handling already more than others on dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 05:09 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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Class A: Dear Shawn,

could you please explain why "in-body image stabilization" is not listed as one of the "Pros"? Is that feature counted towards the K-5 II score at all?

I know that many, many Pentaxians made a decision for Pentax because of this feature.

Given that every reader of your reviews must make up their mind anyhow whether a "Pro" or "Con" really applies to them, would it not be in the best interest of your readers to be given the chance to check whether they feel it is a "Pro" or not?

You know as well as I do that the majority of readers skips to the "Conclusions" page directly and just skim through the "Pros" and "Cons" and then compare the numerical score to other cameras. I've written reviews myself and have the Google Analytics numbers to prove that.

I'm afraid that for many users of your site, generous comments and praise for a camera somewhere in the review will not repair any damage any inadequate summary will cause.

@ Shawn,

Thank you for listening to the community and improve the review after it has been published!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 04:14 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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Class A: Dear Shawn,

could you please explain why "in-body image stabilization" is not listed as one of the "Pros"? Is that feature counted towards the K-5 II score at all?

I know that many, many Pentaxians made a decision for Pentax because of this feature.

Given that every reader of your reviews must make up their mind anyhow whether a "Pro" or "Con" really applies to them, would it not be in the best interest of your readers to be given the chance to check whether they feel it is a "Pro" or not?

You know as well as I do that the majority of readers skips to the "Conclusions" page directly and just skim through the "Pros" and "Cons" and then compare the numerical score to other cameras. I've written reviews myself and have the Google Analytics numbers to prove that.

I'm afraid that for many users of your site, generous comments and praise for a camera somewhere in the review will not repair any damage any inadequate summary will cause.

@ Class A
Thank you so much to bring this to attention!

@ Kapten Kadok ( Movie Button )
For people shooting planned Video, lack of Movie Button is irrelevant. For who shoots Video on the Street or Family, where default is still but want to catch the serendipitous moment on movie when it unfolds, the lack of the Movie Button make you miss this shot. So it is indeed a con. I agree with you assessment that it is less of a con than Shake Reduction is big Pros. Shawn has fixed this. I agree all your assessment, but could you write more friendly ?

@ fisherman_lol
You are shooting yourself into the foot! You are actually the master of dpr together with every single reader. dpReview's focus on which camera receives a high priority is based on how many clicks a review receives. So go out and spread the word for more people to read Reviews on Pentax. And you can see you have been mistaken. Shawn added SR to the review. I believe an apology is in order!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 04:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

@ Shawn
Thank you for adding "In camera RAW processing"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 03:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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fakuryu: An awesome review of an awesome camera, even if the market is now flooded with new ones (D600, D5200, D7100, 6D) the K5II/s is a relevant camera and is heads above shoulders even if a comprehensive review came so many months after the release.

Dear Bossa,

Thank you so much for your exhausting list! Even I shoot Pentax since almost a decade, a few functions were new to me and I will try them out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 03:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Hi smhain,

I think you just gave me the title for my Article. Pentax Mojo!

Thank you. And I agree with you the tiny Pentax primes add to this Mojo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 12:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Dear mbpm

Thank you so much for answering my question if the K01 would output true 1080p live. If it would have, we would have bought a few to use them in IQC in our production line. The K-30 also only can output live VGA.

I was flirting with the idea of buying the K01 for some time, but then the K-30 body dropped to < 500 USD and this is the way I went. I do not regret it as the Dual Dial is what I use for every shot. You have a point about the price. I will think about it if this is the camera for my son. He just inherited the *istDS and is quite jealous about the LCD viewfinder / live view workflow.

I think Pentax made a mistake not to bundle this camera with a nicely engineered low profile LCD viewfinder with diopter adjustment. This is really transforming shooting experience. As for the Jello Artifacts, either pan slower or try Adobe After Effects. It has claimed to remove Jellow. For myself slower panning is doing the trick.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 07:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Dear Ron,

Thanks for your comment. In your case you want to strongly consider the K-30 and not the K-5! All the K-01 goodness and fun of Live View enhancements are present in the K-30, but not present in the K5. Plus all the K-5 User Interface greatness is present in the K-30. In short K-30 is the combination of the best features of K-01 + K5.

If you enjoyed the K-01, you will be in for a treat with the K-30 and its Dual Dials married with TAV Mode. The grip will also add to your comfort.

I will be writing about the K-30 , as this is the camera I have. I am looking for somebody to write about the difference to the K5.

Once my first draft is out, I will announce it here. But it could be a month or two. I first want to really put the camera through its paces before writing about it.

Quick question: Did you checked the HDMI output quality of the K01 ? Is it true 1080p ? I have the Sony NEX-5. It outputs 1080p signal, but the image is so soft, it can be no more than 480p. How is K01?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 05:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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garyknrd: By today's standards these cameras are extremely cheap. I see new ones going for 780-900 dollars. Which makes it a good deal if AF was fixed. I had the old K-5 and it was awful. And that is being kind. I would plop down that much money in a heart beat if I thought it was a big improvement to the original. But everyone I have talked to said save my money? For the kind of photography I like anyway. As a consequence I am selling all my Pentax gear. Just a shame to wast such good Sigma glass on a poor performing camera.

@ garyknrd:
I came back a 2nd day for you and no reply. In case you do came back later on, I am sorry I will not visit here again. There is no trigger mechanism provided by dpreview in case you reply. Instead it is painstaking work to find your posts. I wish you all the best.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

I feel very strongly that for people who like shooting creatively, the Pentax System has a quality to help the creative process, which is standing out compared to other camera systems. I like to find a way to capture this quality and make it transparent to fellow photographers. I am curious to know if anybody would like to join this project ?

1) I have a K-30, maybe somebody can add the K5 part?

2) How about if I write the Article here in dpReview and anything missing or not agreeable can be posted as comment and I re-write the Article accordingly ?

Any interest in such Article at all ? Let me know.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: @ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Here is why I am so passionate about it:

I needed to update my trusted *ist DS. By chance I started shooting with my Pentax lenses on a Sony NEX-5 and LCD viewfinder. I fell in love with it. So next thing I checked reviews on Pentax Model in terms of Live View. They all came out bad. Live View not responsive, PDAF too slow, focus peaking is there but not well. Sony cameras came out great in Live View. In the end I bought a K-30 over NEX-6 in a 51:49 decision. After I started using my K-30 I got very, very angry. The K-30 is simply brilliant. Now that I have shot NEX-5 and K-30 side by side for a month my decision is 90:10 of K-30 over NEX-6.

The K-30 has a quality of customization ability to suit my shooting style which makes a HUGE difference. This quality was amiss in any of the reviews I have ever read. And live view is not bad at all, and I found focus peaking @ f/2 is useless anyways ( also on the Sony ). Instead Pentax has different yet important Live View features.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)

@ Heie2 or anybody else passionate about Pentax

I very much agree and share your passion for the Pentax Camera Body, and I might add and you might have meant it: The brilliant User Interface / Firmware.

Would you be interested to work together on writing a very different kind of camera review ? It is not about Megapixel, resolution or any of that stuff. It is about how the Pentax camera inspires joy in photography. How it increase quality of your output, not in megapixels, but in such ineffable qualities as composition and creativity, which only can be measured indirectly, as in how many people actually like your pictures. ( They never care megapixel and RAW sharpness, they always care what you shoot and how ).

The K30 and K5 have a magic quality which seems to escape traditional reviews. I am passionate about capturing this quality and make it visible to others. Would you be interested in working together ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

Dear Sandy,

Thanks your reply.

In such case I would suggest to list it as plus in both cameras. And maybe somebody can come up with a logical name for this new exposure mode. Makes no sense to list each vendors unique name for the same thing in a Pros list that shall be written for the intent to be easy to compare between camera models.

@2) Considering the focal length automatic automatically in exposure is very interesting. I am confused why to modify ISO according to focal length. Would it not make more sense to consider Shutter Speed ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 00:49 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Inconsistent Pros List in conclusions of K5 and D7100

The following features are listed as Pros in 7100 and not in K5, but should have been listed there as well:
* Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions (*1)
* In-camera raw processing (*1)
* Manual audio recording levels (*1)
* 3.5 mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder (*1)

(*1) marked features I am not 100 % sure, someone who actually has a K5 would need to confirm. The auto white balance on my K30 sure has been impressive. It has manual audio levels, albeit with no VU meter. If the 7100 has a VU meter, than it is fair to list this one on 7100 and not on K5. ...

Dear sandy b
Thank you very much for your comment.

Let me know if the 7100 can do all the following ?
1) Can you do exposure compensation in Auto ISO Manual Mode ?

2) Can you program the lower ISO Limit and Upper ISO Limit for Auto ISO Range when being in manual mode ?

3) Can you switch back and forth between Auto ISO and fixed ISO in manual mode while retaining the set Shutter Speed, Aperture Speed and Exposure compensation ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 16:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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drum69: I can't believe Pentax might have produced a camera worse than the last. This circumstance is rather strange in my opinion. But all this makes me think that I will stay for a long time a Pentax customer. Regards. Erino.

Dear drum69,

I am so sorry, I can not follow your logic. Would you mind to elaborate ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Asking the dpReview community to be nice:

I was very sad that for a long time I have not really seen a dpreview staff participate in discussions in comments. Now one reviewer did. And what happened to him?

* He is greeted with cynicism
* It is suggested he is part of a conspiracy against Pentax
* Bad intentions are suggested in many occasions

No surprise dpReview staff was not really present in comments and maybe after today will not be again.

I am not asking you to agree. I am asking you to write politely and accurately when you disagree. Always believe the Author has good intention and never suggest otherwise. If you believe you found a mistake or misjudgment by the Author, point it out and provide fact or reasoning why this shall be a mistake / misjudgment.

Following these rules will turn this place to be much more pleasurable and will attract more competent and more knowledgeable posters too. So you will be rewarded with more information in comments and more joy reading them

@ Shawn,

Once more I want to show my appreciation for your engaging in replying to the comments. I would appreciate very much your replies on my posts:

a) on the matter of responsibilities of Reviewers ( see above )
b) Consistency of Pros Points K5 versus D7100

I really hope you do not understand me as nagging. I very much appreciate the level of detail and accuracy of dpReviews reviews and in fact there is no any other site that comes even close to dpReview in this regards.

That being said, I believe that coming to an understanding on above topics would help dpReview to reach an even higher level and it might dissolve some of the negative energy in the comments here. I am available for personal discussions on this topic if you would like. Post me a personal message and I will respond. A phone call is in order too. I am in China Time zone. In case you are in the US, Your morning is my night. I am about to retire for tonight.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:38 UTC
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