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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What? I have been hearing A6300 better then DSLR, but now only can challenge DSLR. Not bad, but need to test on wide open f2.8 on 400mm and focus lock on unpredicted moment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:21 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)
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thx1138: So why am I reading on other sites that dpreview aren't impressed with the 1D II AF and think the Nikon D5 is much better.

I like Nikon 3D AF, but can it effectively track fast moving subject?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 10:25 UTC

For:
1) Landscape - Low ISO DR
2) Action & Wildlife - Fast AF, Fast Lens, Good High ISO, High FPS, Solid Build
3) Wedding - Same as (2) + Good Flash, Low light AF, Good IS
4) Travel - Light & Handy
5) Movie - Live View AF,
Hope DPR put the weightage on them to rate the cameras and recommendation.

3D AF is good but for very fast AF tracking, fix point + assist is better.
Lens AF speed is critical also.

Get the camera and system for yourselves and don't follow blindly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

If you can use A6000 to shoot sport & action, you can skip all DSLRs. DSLR is not for you, please. Either you are too good or you do not know sport and action photography requirement.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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stromaroma: I'll wait for the D510 after all the oil splotches and other unforeseen problems get worked out. They haven't made a pro DX camera in 10 years, you bet there's going to be problems.

May be this is actually D410. The D400 was skipped due to oil problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I believe the Nikon D500 is just the first of several game changing ILCs that the DSLR makers, including Pentax, will be introducing to the enthusiast market in 2016. I'm guessing that Canon's 6D replacement and Pentax's FF camera will be big hits among enthusiasts. I don't believe that the market for FF mirrorless ILCs is big enough for the DSLR makers to waste their time on, so Sony and Leica will still be the only FF mirrorless choices available. IMO, APS-C and smaller seems to be the sweet spot for mirrorless ILCs. However it goes, 2016 should be a great year for the enthusiast ILC market. :))

6D used to be the best single point low light AF camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

Amount all the hi mp cameras, which is most easy to handle and produce sharpest image? No meaning to get hi mp but burr image. This should be compared. One of the key factors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 97th comment
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (387 comments in total)

I am Canon shooter. Not fanboy. When the review is bad I can accept it and move on. I will not criticise dpr.
I know market is bad, even the gold awarded camera I will still have to justify it before buying. Is it a much for me, now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 10:38 UTC as 66th comment

I like the colour except the green.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 15:01 UTC as 49th comment
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KW Phua: Why need to use 1/400s speed for the non-moving subject and used such hi ISO 1250. Not using the Hi DR at the low iso of this camera at all. The photographer do not have confident on holding the camera.

Exposure Compensation in Manual exposure mode with Auto ISO
http://m.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2014/eos7dmkii_autoiso.mshtml

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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KW Phua: Why need to use 1/400s speed for the non-moving subject and used such hi ISO 1250. Not using the Hi DR at the low iso of this camera at all. The photographer do not have confident on holding the camera.

I understand that photographer like to optimise the speed and balance with the ISO. We like to get the best IQ at lowest ISO we can get to product the most sharpest and cleanest images. Manual exposure with auto iso is very useful. There are a few custom preset C1, C2 & C3 on Canon that I usually use when changing condition. I shoot wedding and event also.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 23:34 UTC

Why need to use 1/400s speed for the non-moving subject and used such hi ISO 1250. Not using the Hi DR at the low iso of this camera at all. The photographer do not have confident on holding the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 65th comment | 16 replies

Great photographer. For her type of photography, she can use Nikon, Canon or any brands, still capable to produce great photos.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 13:12 UTC as 10th comment

Wow! Camera IQ become better and better. Hope to see more high standard photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 UTC as 40th comment
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)

Thanks you very much, Tim and DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 9th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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Cihangir Gzey: Good review with loads of negative points to warn against a dissapointment later on.This is a 3200-USD MILC which will be changed with a new one next year and value will drop dramatically and only God & Sony knows when a firmware upgrade will come to clear up this beefy software related cons list partially. Hardware related ones will stay there until it becomes a true paper weight. IMO the below items can't be corrected up with any firmware upgrade and real deal breakers for current DSLR users (I only use copy-pasted items partially to avoid being over limit):

Camera focuses stopped down in AF-C, ...
Eye-AF and Lock-on AF not available ...
Camera drops to 12-bit mode ...
Exposure parameters frozen while AF-C is engaged
Buttons and dials ...
Inane interactions ...
Buffer is sluggish ...
Video never shows low-light advantage of full frame sensor
4K shot continuously for 30-45 min can cause overheating
No touchscreen
Very limited battery life (IMHO, THIS IS THE ROOT OF MANY PROBLEMS)

Wow! Some many -ve points still score gold.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:25 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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Satyaa: This review proves once again that Sony is inherently a technology company. What they have done with the technology in this camera is amazing.

On the other hand, Sony is not a photography company. Hence the annonying implementation of some features that photographers keep complaining about.

For someone who doesn't care about those annoyances and is willing to pay the price, it appears to be a very good camera.

When there are many pair of eyes, can sony know who to focus if I am using f1.4 of my 35mm/50mm?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Waiting for mirrorless lens. Mirror lens are too big to fit with mirrorless camera.

Small camera big lens?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 12:32 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)

Waiting for mirrorless lens. Mirror lens are too big to fit with mirrorless camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:01 UTC as 141st comment | 8 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (156 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Which camera should you buy depend on what are you shooting.

smart phone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
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