Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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On Autumn Morning Mount Cook Range in the New Zealand South Island Scenic challenge (9 comments in total)

Good stuff. Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 6th comment

Gawd, they never make these choices easy do they?
IQ, BQ, Range, Bokeh, Price, Weight. >.<

Nikon FF
18-35 f3.5-4.5
14-24 f2.8
20 f1.8

Tamron
15-30 f2.8

Sigma
35 F1.4

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 1st comment
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Zoron: This is it !!....the Tamron Trinity is complete.......about time...all built with VC.......it's Nikon Non-VR Trinity vs Tamron All-VC Trinity....throw in the tamron 150-600mm u hv all u need for any shot

To each his own. I love my Nikon lenses and always hated 3rd party lenses because they always proved to be dull and shittily made. However, the non marque makers have stepped up their game.

I'm game to try some Art lenses and even (dread) manual Samyangs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:33 UTC
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Poweruser: 1.1kg... are you kidding Tamron?

The price for F2.8. It's got a longer focal length too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
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mermaidkiller: Fluorine coating ???
Fluorine (F2) is the most reactive elemental chemical which exists. F2 will attack virtually *any* glass quickly. Moreover it is a gas.
Probably fluoride is meant usually magnesium fluoride (MgF2).

But, anyway when it really fits FF it is a nice bright wideangle zoom otherwise it is still a nice standard zoom (24-48mm eq on Canon or 23-45mm on others).
Most zooms in this range are APS-C only (except the Sigma 12-24, but that one is rather dim : f/4.5-5.6).

You didn't see the Fluorine coating demo didn't you?

It makes water droplets less adherent to the glass and easy to wipe off instead of smearing all over the lens surface.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
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robjons: Don't get it. As I understand it, about 90% of Nikon's DSLR sales are DX, yet all the announcements are for FX products. Oh, except Sigma will offer a new 18- whatever zoom lens. Great.

Personally, I'd like an APS-C-only 10mm 2.8 prime.

Nikon and Canon should be using their APS-C lines to bury M4/3. (Not that I have anything against any M4/3 camera, just talking marketing strategy.)

Because there was no challenger for the 14-24 king of the wideangle zooms for ages.

Yeah, take that Samyang and muffle it.

Looking fwd to this offering if it's in the 1000USD range instead of the Nikon one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:24 UTC
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shaocaholica: DPR community: 2009
"Its impossible to design stabilization into wide fast zooms"

Reality: 2014
"No"

It's already possible to handhold till about 1/2 second as tested by Matt Granger. I can 1/15 or 1/30 reasonably for wideangles.

You still need stabilisation? o.O

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:19 UTC

Almost everybody is jealous, me included. The ones that are not are envious. hahaha

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply

Why square? For close focus wouldn't some lenses get in the way?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Power cuircuit board on my DF died. Hope it gets fixed properly. >.<

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Nikon, just rebadge this as a D400!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 354th comment
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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turbsy: What is with this crying for 4k on a still camera?

sheer laziness?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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alcaher: A great highMP resolution camera(similar to the great 70d), fast new technology AF system, 10fps, plenty of buffer capacity... And the posibility to have a
clean 6400 ISO. We have to see the field test but this is what the wildlife
community (many d300s users like me) were wainting since 2012.
I think the price its ok... Well done Canon

very optimistic. lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)

This is a camera to buy as back up...
AF-on button where art thou?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:50 UTC as 14th comment
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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Red G8R: I will replace my D600 with the D750. The AF alone is worth the upgrade.

Yeah- DF is also not great in the AF dept since it is similar to the D600 as I recall?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Nikon, can we have a D750-EOS with an EOS mount, please???

Why JACS? Don't you guys have the 6D?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:44 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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Gesture: These are all very mice cameras and I would love to have full frame and if some legacy lenses can do well on the digital sensor, so much the better.

But I wish Nikon ( or someone else) could rethink the digital SLR. Make it more compact, simpler to operate, without giving up robustness. Time to get away from the space shuttle console.

I have the DF. I think it's still too big for some people. I love it. I now want a D810 for pixel peeping!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: This seems a most strange camera: It's billed as an action camera, but the fastest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. My D200 goes to 1/8000. I know, smaller sensor in the D200, so less distance to travel, but still ... . Then, you've just introduced your top of the line xxx FX model, the D810, and now you introduce a less expensive camera with AF _improved_ over your top of the line one? Didn't the developers of the one talk to the developers of the other?
And the F6 (obviously full-frame :-) ) will flash sync at 1/250, according to its specs on Nikon U.S., although to me the difference between 1/200 and 1/250 sync wouldn't be in itself a deal breaker. But note that the F6 will do 8fps with the battery pack (moving film!). So I don't understand why the D750 'action camera' doesn't have the same frame rate.

I'm lucky to get 1/1000 and enough DOF for anything without bumping the ISO too high! LOL

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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darklamp: A new FX camera to dilute the sales of existing FX models but which will not generate any new sales.

Sounds daft as a brush to me.

Of all the things we want from Nikon ( D300 replacement, missing DX lenses, a proper MILC without a fantasy price tag ), the one thing no one needed was yet another FX model sandwiched between the existing ones.

I can only hope that this isn't their plan for survival, because it's not going to work.

Those with D3000's and other motorless DX bygones maybe looking at this model as a more serious upgrade. Those are legion BTW.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)

This is the one I would get. Then a 24-70[my least favourite but 'must have']. Then for fun a 16 fisheye<not entirely sold on the old one though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:27 UTC as 11th comment
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