KW Phua

KW Phua

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Works as a Engineer
Has a website at photopassion.com.sg
Joined on Sep 22, 2009

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)
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audiobomber: What is the basis for saying the 7D II outperforms the a6000 and K-3 for noise? DXOMark shows the 7D II with the lowest score of the three for SNR.
a6000: ISO 1347
K-3: ISO 1216
7D II: ISO 1082

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Sony-A6000-versus-Pentax-K-3___977_942_914

I believe my eyes, not the score.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)

Base on this review, D4s and 1Dx should be the worst camera. No WIFI no GPS, no touchscreen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)

Now, camera with good DR, AF, ISO and low cost will win. However, not all cameras have all that. For landscape DR + manual focus will do. 7DII not for them. For action photography, high ISO + AF more important. 7DII more suitable for them. With crop sensor you can save on the lens as well.
Let me know if you can find camera with everything good and cheap. (Please add the lens cost). Too bad, I still need to save up for a few years before I can get that camera. Please let me know when all the sport photographers are using mirrorless. Let me know anyone using it now, I like to learn from him/her.
Get the right camera for your photography and share your shots so let everyone enjoy photography. 7DII not for pix peeping but may get the right shot at the right time with the right skill.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Wow! Nice shots, Great photography. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 54th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Canon next ad We expect Unexpectable

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 06:17 UTC as 35th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Investing in new Fab for sensor may take a few yrs to break even. Now the camera market is slowing down, so it may take longer to break even. Any company want to invest will need to ensure that they can advance others by 10 yrs or more before the next investment. Hope to see the next big thing from Canon soon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)
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billorg: So what 3 NEW cameras are at the forefront of innovation right now - among all manufacturers?

Smart Phone's camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Dual Pixel HDR? 20 Stop DR?
DSLR 5K 60 fps w Translucent Mirror Dual Pixel AF? Still & Video together?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:36 UTC as 803rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Canon Jpeg is one of the best. Not over balance quite well between details and NR. Like the ISO12800_030A922b.

Sorry. Typo.
Overall balance quite well between details and NR. I like the ISO12800_030A922b.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)

Canon Jpeg is one of the best. Not over balance quite well between details and NR. Like the ISO12800_030A922b.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:37 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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40daystogo: Q. "What has changed? Why are you more serious [about mirrorless] now than in previous years?"

Maeda: "We’ve actually been serious about it since the very beginning."

I hope he's around to see Canon and Nikon go through a Blackberry-like slide. After having used Nikon SLR and DSLR for decades, I'm now enjoying my much lighter-weight Sony mirrorless A6000.

I enjoy my iPhone. Even lighter then A6000.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
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Joe Mayer: I guess it makes a great headline and it's clever referring to the mk2 as twice as good? But sadly, no, it's not. I doubt it could ever have been and really, at the price point, does anyone realistically expect it to be so? If you'd like it to be better, it existed before it's announcement. It's called the 1DX. Oh, but no one wants to pay for it. They want a 7D that does what the 1DX does for the price of an SL1. Never gonna happen (though it does a lot of what the 1DX does). So, it's a little better in some ways (iso over 800 wasn't very good at all), a lot better in others (the 7D AF could be flaky) so the mk2 is what it is. Twice as good it isn't but better it is. Another thing's for sure is that the price isn't twice of the 7D. In fact, it's debuting for less than the mk1. Not a bad deal at all.

Cook the RAW to cheat DXO. I prefer to see the picture noise and the detail rather then just the number from DXO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:27 UTC

7D II is a action capture gear. Help you capture the moment. Responsive is the most importance factor for this type of camera. The photographer need to anticipate and trigger at the right time + high fps increase the chances to get the right moment. EVF may be very advance but a slight slag may cost you miss something that may not be repeated in the rest of your life time. Most of the time even in good light I still seldom set the ISO at base in order to increase the Shuttle Speed. If you are not a wild life or sport photographer, if will not understand what I said. Get the right gear for the fight photography. Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (932 comments in total)

If the screen is 5.5" I will consider . haha

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 23:44 UTC as 90th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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OlavM: Comparison table, screen: NIKON D7100 has the better resolution somehow?
(1.228.800 dots, compared to the 7DII's 1.036.800 dots).
It does not correspond with the pixel count (RGB resolution), I realize, yes!
Explanation, anyone?

Looks really promising, the 7DII, but why NO 4K video??? -Running double DIGIC6 processors?
(I'll probably stick to my old 5D MkII)

Myguess: Avoiding "internal" competition with something soon to come "popping out" from the pipeline, FF probably ...

Wait till 4K TV as popular as 7DII. I can assure you you will get 4K recording.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Potemkin_Photo: As usual, the Japanese "differentiate" their line-up by putting one feature and taking out another. Have a touchscreen in the 70D but leave it out on the 7D just for sake of "differentiation." I guess they will be laughing all the way to the bank when fanbois go ahead and buy both because they must have both features.

Can you imagine if the touch screen is wet. Try put water on any touch screen and see what happen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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gvfx: Okay for sports shooters, but lets not forget the gh4 does 12fps continuous and even 40fps in burst mode. The tech in this 7D2 isn't really 2014

Please show me successful rate for front/back moving subject for A77 and GH4 compare with 7D not 7DII. I will throw away all my Canon gears.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

7DII is as advance as 1Dx or ahead. What will be 1Dx II going to be? So Canon must be having something big for 1Dx II.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 339th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Finally I can get 1Dx AF with -3EV low light focus capability on cheaper EOS. Not often for me to shoot at base ISO on my 7D so DR at low ISO is good to have but most important for me is hi ISO noise and DR. I think Canon can do well on hi ISO. This is a hi speed camera. For still with good DR get other cheaper camera will do.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:12 UTC as 592nd comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd personally choose a 24-70 or 24-75 all time over 28-100mm focal length over the G7X, and the G7X lacks a viewfinder, a EVF both the RX100 III and LX100 does have...and the Sony is quite better with the XAVC S Codec - so the G7X from Canon is just a "me too" product from the Market Leader, in terms that not many more customers running to Sony or someone else (Panasonic, now) to buy their competition product. Sorry Canon - "too little - too late". 2 Years ago, that wouild have been a fine product...but now, the competition is very hard.

Canon had acknowledged this - therefore pricing their G7X as the cheapest from the 1 inch Sensor trio.

G7X is 24 - 100mm. 24 is very useful and 100mm with f2.8 also very useful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
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