Stanchung

Stanchung

Lives in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Works as a Event Photographer
Joined on Jan 7, 2012

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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ScottRH: Nikon has fixed their quality issues from the problematic D600, D800/E.

Wow they removed so many pics. Must have been a glaring problem.

FWIW, I tried the D800, the green cast seemed to be in the pictures as well, not just the LCD. It looked mildly unpleasant.

ACR can take care of it, just slide the tint a bit. Not a real problem. Just one more thing to do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1041 comments in total)

D4s looks to have nicer neutral colour for jpegs.

More detail can be seen in ISO25600 from the D4s pic. You can still read 'Yellow' from the colour wheel.

Lower noise as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 06:21 UTC as 20th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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ScottRH: Nikon has fixed their quality issues from the problematic D600, D800/E.

Was the green cast an issue?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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Stanchung: Limited by the drone's less than 15 minutes flight time?
12 minutes or less with a video rig because of the weight.

Hardly practical but it really is great if you want a quick shot without having time or fiddly rigging to set up a hair light.

Maybe helped with a small helium balloon it could increase performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 04:27 UTC

15K huh. :/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On CASE Remote: smartphone remote for your DSLR post (31 comments in total)

very fiddly

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: If you have ever been close to one of these (and the model obviosly would be) you would know how incredibly loud they are, not to mention the obvious danger of getteing seriously injury from the blades. And you will be changing batteries every 20 to 30 minutes. Otherwise great idea though.

That would help take out the flight time limitation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Limited by the drone's less than 15 minutes flight time?
12 minutes or less with a video rig because of the weight.

Hardly practical but it really is great if you want a quick shot without having time or fiddly rigging to set up a hair light.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (164 comments in total)
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tube: Can't wait to try it out in creative conjunction with the famous Nikon D70 backfocus.

These lenses work better with full frame. Quite a bit of the 'swirliness' is cropped in APSC.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: Well done Nikon.

I think so too. It is rather well done all round, excelling in some, beefing up specs without it becoming a $8000 camera. A lot to be happy about actually.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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OceanFroggie: Looks a superb spec. Pity about 36mp, fine for pro's but totally OTT for most leisure users. Having recently returned to SLR with an APS-C sensor I am beginning to regret the size and weight of even that smaller gear, so won't be going FF despite the human desire and draw of this superb looking camera. In the century of higher spec'd 'less is more' gear I don't see a long term future for these large heavy SLRs outside of the pro community. A D300 control layout on a D3300 sized body might 'blow skirts up' more than 35mm sized SLR bodies of yesteryear. I suspect I will end up back in super zoom land or an ultra compact ILC with min 10fps. I'm on a boat this weekend with a bag full of DX lenses, 2 years ago I had a lightweight CB super zoom and got all the shots - why did I not resist the draw of 'gear' and nostalgia my 35m film days of the early 80s. Personally for leisure use 16mp is more than adequate for me.

The processing is a drag for 36 MP. Whatever you were doing with a 12-16 MP camera file, is suddenly feels 2-4 times slower.

But I'd still get one for those occasions that need one. Early next year after I get my F2.8 zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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R9IL: And where Cannon
7D long since been upgraded
Nikon makes nice to its customers

maybe they saw/crunched the numbers and didn't wanna make one... yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:13 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just make pictures"
Vernon Trent

Wise photographers will worry about all those things. Including the art.

I've encountered many times the gear is the limitation[ugly hi iso- D200-D90-D7000-gone with DF] so the argument of gear not really important is invalid. Especially when you care that your client's pics don't look like smudged faeces.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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phazelag: I am surprised they put that much thought into video and left it 1080. Thats a huge investment to make on a format is not the latest and greatest. I think for video I would get the GH4 to future proof my work.

I thought the 8K time lapse mode was very well done if you're into that thing. Especially those photographing the universe.

This camera is really something for almost everybody. Event photographers will love the sRAW option.

Video people will dump the D800 in a heartbeat for the better controls and 60 fps.

The price to me seems alright for something that I think is more professional[faster & dynamic]. Street price will even be more attractive in a few months.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Hey Nikon D800 owner, how do you feel about loosing 30% of the value of your not two year old camera in one day? I've got lucky when they fully replaced my D600 but you can{t say the same...

A company that keep churning nonsense upgraded cameras (read Thom Hogan) instead of passing on improved functionality with newer firmwares is a company that is only interested in milking their loyal customer base.

I wonder how many of the D810 upgrades could have been done with only a firmware update for the D800?

Agree with Sandy, the D810 is also getting new customers for video, not just those into upgrading. The improvement for video is significant.

I myself would like to have this improved package of a camera since I only own a DF. Not now but maybe in a year's time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1492 comments in total)
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Parry Johnson: I bought a Fuji S2 in 2002 for over $3000, sold it to a friend in 2006 for $400, and recently sold it again as part of his estate for $79. Resale value should not be a concern in this industry. Usefulness value should. I never expect to get any money back from my camera equipment, but expect it to pay for itself (and then some!) through actual paying clients or through the pure pleasure of the fun of photography.

So, for those well-heeled amateurs, go for it! For those not-so-well-heeled professionals and professional-wannabees-who-have-another-actual-full-time-job like me, euh... maybe, but only if it's really going to "pay off."

My camera gear eventually pays off and then some by selling in 3 year cycles. Any longer and there'll be a sharp price drop as you've encountered.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Both Sony models exhibit unsalvageable blown out highlights at 6400 while the 5D Mark III renders them with rich detail, same both in RAW or in JPEG.

Look at the arches sculpture on the lower left of the tower at 6400.

Back to the drawing board, Sony.

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Thanks for clearing that up Rishi. I was wondering abut the blown detail there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:54 UTC
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Stephen787: is not like they build 20 000 item per day, like in china for their production line, where they have to stand 12 hours-15 hours per day.

Such a cosy and slow production in germany and they miss a battery. This is not the standard expected of LEICA production.

anyway the camera is very beautiful, but they put a UGLY BIG HEAD on the top and turn it from snow white to King kong bundy.
Very impressive to polish the aluminum, but they stuck a huge ugly black thingy on top. What a disgrace in german design.

That periscope thing really f's up the design.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)

If it's cheaper than the sigma, I'll get this.
Wait, it is cheaper but not by much. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:36 UTC as 14th comment
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pictureAngst: Some useful reminders - particularly the one about keeping your gear in a sealed bag when moving between different temperatures and/or humidities, I always remember that one just after my lens has completely fogged up.

The whole lens caps thing will be lost on the 90% of owners who buy an SLR with a single megazoom lens.

BTW when using a lens cleaning solution, does anyone else get residual 'rainbow' smearing that then itself needs to be cleaned off?

Use a lenspen. Uses carbon bits to lift fingerprint oil stains. You'll never notice any residue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
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