HubertChen

HubertChen

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

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On IMG_23.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

@ Richard: Excellent sample image! Add some post processing and you have fine art and a great lens evaluation :-)

And i am really, really impressed with this lens. Object close to corner at f/1.8 and still very sharp considering open aperture. The charismatic aberrations can be cleaned up in post processing which will increase the perceived sharpness even more.

There are some very bright highlights and they show no any purple fringing. It is possible this thing is better than my 35 mm AL f/2. Really impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On IMG_1.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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waitformee: i noticed that dpreview say that this is a preproduction copy and quality is not that good. In this case, why give a preview or bad quality images?

This image suggest that the quality of images this lens can produce is already impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
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deleted_081301: "Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad is finally shipping the 'Lunar'."

Hasselblad LONG AGO ceased to Manufacture Cameras... and long ago ceased to be SWEDISH .....Most of thier Cameras are made in Japan by Fuji as are the lenses for them

Now they are rebadging SONY's with a wood Veneer

@ MichaelKJ
I do not see how you need a camera engineer to add ornaments to a finished camera product?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:03 UTC
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Dapple 101: I think Hasselblad are to be commended. This is the first time that I can recall the DPR comments section showing anything like a consensus.

@ Dapple 101: You made me smile. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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scunning14: Shawn can answer this if he wants, but I just wanted to add this to the conversation. The d7100 is obviously one of the k5II's main competitors. How is it possible that the d7100 scores a 13/14 for value while the k5II scores a 10/14? The k5II is currently $800 while the d7100 is $1200. That is 2/3 the price! Also the d7100 scores a 9/14 for performance while the k5II scores a 7/14, yet the K5II performs better in low light, has a faster burst, and a much larger shot buffer. I am not saying that the k5II is the better camera, but it seems like these two categories should be a little closer.

Here is a more detailed price comparison.

The sweet spot indeed is K5II for 800 USD versus D7100 for 1200 USD. In my experience the in body shake reduction more than offsets in image quality the jump from 16 MP to 24 MP. Especially when considering that most lenses in the Nikon product line do not resolve even close to 24 MP ( I am suspecting same goes in Pentax lens line, but good they do not have the 24 MP sensor :-) )

All prices in USD for Body without lens:
BH Photo Video:
* 7100: 1200 USD
* K5IIs: 1100 USD
* K5II: 1000 USD

Amazon:
* 7100: 1200 USD
* K5IIs: 1000 USD
* K5II: 800 USD

@ scunning 14. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Especially considering that dpreview stresses scoring is done in comparison to nowadays available competition and nowadays pricing!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 09:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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taktak91: Unless Nikon shows up with a D300(s) replacement soon, I might purchase this one.

@ rtogog: Indeed. Thanks for bringing it up

@taktak91:
Both brands have very strong lenses. Pentax primes are smaller, but mostly use slotted drive AF, which creates a moderate degree of noise. Nikon primes are significantly bigger and mostly use completely silent "Silent Wave" AF. The best place to compare lenses across system is: http://www.photozone.de/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 09:27 UTC
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)
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Clint009: I need that version 5, I will be able to move my mother-in-law out and easy. :)

Thanks for adding some humor here!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 09:20 UTC
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Good to know that by adding perspective correction we'll now be seeing far more top-heavy buildings in holiday snaps.

How is this cynical comment helping ? Do you want to motivate Adobe to take this useful feature out ? Do you want to discourage new photographer to use this nice tool to clean up their pics? What is going through your mind to make a good thing sour for others ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Let me guess (before I read the article): he used an iphone.

He used Canon 5D MKIII, 16-35 f/2.8L II lens ( L-glass), Lee Neutral Density Filter and a Tripod. Quite very professional setup. Your comment to me appears quite unprofessional indeed. Make a negative comment about the Article based on a false assumption. Reading the Article would have set you straight already!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 09:14 UTC
On turmus in the Bluebonnets challenge (6 comments in total)

@ turmus
A breathtakingly beautiful shot. If you did do post-processing, then you are a gifted artist, as I can see none of it. But I do feel this amazing atmosphere you created! If I look at this image long enough, I am there. Congratulations to your well deserved win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 08:29 UTC as 1st comment
On turmus in the Bluebonnets challenge (6 comments in total)
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Gasman66: It's so obviously manipulated in post processing that what could've been an ethereal, haunting image has been spoiled for me I'm afraid.

@ Gasmann66
Your comment made me interested in your work which appeared to be better than even this great image. So I looked at your profile but sadly found no challenge entry of yours nor a single image in Galleries. I strongly feel that people who make derogative comments should at least be able to back them up by excellent work.

I now need to look longer at this image ( with to me excellent post processing ) to recover from you comment, which kind of spoiled it for me, for a moment at least.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 08:24 UTC
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
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