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Bing Chow

Bing Chow

Joined on Jul 15, 2011


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On Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro post (200 comments in total)

Sorry if this had been said before:
Don't like the name "Photoshop Fix." Suggests that you did something wrong in camera. Unless that is Adobe's message:
"You don't need to be a good photographer. Just buy our product and we'll give you professional-looking results."

Post processing is not rescue and repair.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 6th comment
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Dr_Jon: I have both Retrospective 5 and 10 (Pinestone) which are mostly great, but they are quite heavy and don't have padding in the base, in case you put them down a bit too quickly, which makes it hard to justify the cost IMHO. They do look good though...
(I put some of the Velcro dividers horizontally at the bottom to help with impacts.)
What are the weights for the leather versions and is their any impact protection at the bottom of the bag?

My Retro 7 came from factory with the inserts padded along the bottom. I figured this was default config.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 18:33 UTC

I knew I was splurging when I bought my Gitzo Systematic 3 + Acratech GP head. I have not regretted it one bit. I won't shout out that my setup is doing anything better than something 1/2 the price. Sometimes, I want to support innovative companies. Other times, I'm ok with copycats, especially if the copycats do it a bit better. Such is the free market.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 2nd comment

Well this is good news, if I continue to keep the 14-24mm. My cheating' heart has been looking at the Zeiss Distagon 21mm lately.

BTW, I didn't know the Big Stopper is 150mm. I thought it was for the smaller 4x4 format only.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 7th comment

I will remain on the sidelines to see if the Tamron is a home run or not. I don't think my 14-24mm is the best copy, probably average. I have to stay away from either ends of the focal range and step down to at least f5.6 if I want the corners to look good. Lack of a filter holder do not put me off the Tammy. I built my own lightproof option for the Nikon because the Lee SW150 leaks light. I can do the same for the Tammy should I acquire one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:34 UTC as 51st comment

I didn't grow up in the film era so these types of camera are not for me. No LCD, no metering......basically less for more money.....and tell customers it is "pure." Incredible build I'm sure, but only Leica can get away with it. Canikon leaves out one tiny feature and people go ballistic.

Ironically, the more understated they make it, the more it stands out. And despite what owners say, they wanna be seen with one. If you really wanna blend in, make it look like a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 43rd comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

I'm glad I switched to LR years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 122nd comment

I guess the US has fully recovered from the recession.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On Bridges challenge (3 comments in total)

Is B&W allowed?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)

Telling the truth and being upfront about your mistakes will always cost you less in the end. I treat all my patients this way and so far it has served me well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 17:59 UTC as 62nd comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Like the 35mm, the new aesthetic oozes sex appeal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 69th comment
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Allen Yang: Great lens! Much better than my 50 1.8D

At 7x the cost, it better be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 04:08 UTC
On Splashdown in the Photographer audition: Wristwatch challenge (2 comments in total)

It did. In fact, it took so many that i gave up looking for the perfect shot. I had to composite the final from two shots. The bubble looked great on one, the watch looked good on another.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise article (41 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing Erez! I enjoy your processing walk thru and I agree with your thought process vs the untouched RAW file.

Look forward to meeting you in Jan 2014.

Ryan T

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:36 UTC as 11th comment
On A lot of sun umbrellas in the Beach Umbrellas challenge (6 comments in total)

Again, interesting shot. Interesting subject. But no way will you find me anywhere near such madness.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (51 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing! Iceland has been on my bucket list for sometime and it can't come soon enough! I enjoy your thoughts on PP as I enjoy PP as much as field work. I disagree with those who say it's "overcooked." I often turn to images (both in photography and film) as an escape to another world, and a certain amount of PP is required to transport me there. Unless it's wildlife or sports, I have little interest in replicating the natural world as my eyes see it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 04:03 UTC as 19th comment
On Reaching up to the Sun in the Silhouette Portraits challenge (4 comments in total)

Awesome shot! Perfectly exposed! Even the amount of water lifted on each side is near symmetrical!! I can't help but think of improving the composition a bit. Square frame, put the model's head directly behind her head, so the at the sun radiate out evenly.

Well deserved 1st place!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 19:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Double in the Double challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice composition, particularly the use of color. I like the fade from Blue to yellow in the sky, and also the blue in the planes to balance the amount of blue in the entire photo. It would be better if both smoke trails started just right of the upper corner.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2011 at 15:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Twins in the Double challenge (1 comment in total)

I can't help but think what would it look like if the girls showed the exact same expression or wore the same necklace . Nice lighting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2011 at 13:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Landing in the Double challenge (1 comment in total)

I think a vertical composition or square is better. The water on the left and right doesn't add to the photo. Great position and timing though!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2011 at 13:36 UTC as 1st comment
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