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 article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 56th comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.

This is a standby video camera for some Pros. For most of people using 4k from the smart phone will be enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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Mark K: Amazing review..for a new camera. I will never say A6300 will replace any dSLR for person like me..but anyone else, this is a real dSLR replacement. In fact, a dSLR lover like me, always take a mirrorless out for traveling and daily hiking.

6. Battery live, not only no. of shot but while waiting.
7. Lens' size and weight.
8. EVF refresh rate.
If we are not shooting sport and wildlife the these point are irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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Mark K: Amazing review..for a new camera. I will never say A6300 will replace any dSLR for person like me..but anyone else, this is a real dSLR replacement. In fact, a dSLR lover like me, always take a mirrorless out for traveling and daily hiking.

Put on the 150-600 to A6300 and there is no significant in size and weight between DSLR and A6300. When you waiting to shoot some action the battery of this A6300 with be exhausted before you press the shutter.
Yes, A6300 is very good camera, but it cannot replace DSLR completely.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)

In body IS not good enough? Need Dual IS. Like to see the test result. Since this camera got both, can we selectively activate then and compare the result? e.g.
1) Body only IS
2) Len only IS
3) Body+Len IS
4) No IS
Waiting to see the result.
Haha.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:47 UTC as 9th comment
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KW Phua: Don't use base ISO to jude all cameras.
Eye AF cannot be use for PJ or Wedding photographers, they do not let the caramel decide which eye to focus when there are so many pair of eyes in the view finder.
Basically D5 and 1Dx are not design for most people, sorry.
Really hope the reviewer know what they are reviewing for.
These are tools for living.

@Rusk, are you saying you have to adjust the bride and groom position every shot before taking photos?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 23:01 UTC

Don't use base ISO to jude all cameras.
Eye AF cannot be use for PJ or Wedding photographers, they do not let the caramel decide which eye to focus when there are so many pair of eyes in the view finder.
Basically D5 and 1Dx are not design for most people, sorry.
Really hope the reviewer know what they are reviewing for.
These are tools for living.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

Sport PJ usually shoot Jpeg and do not have time to lift/push shadow. Good hi ISO IQ is most importance. This camera is design for PJ. Don't use DXO to jude D5 or 1DX.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 16:27 UTC as 18th comment
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)
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Emadn13: a6300 will destroy this in all the categories,specially low light
you can see it here
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDXfDCoLP0W/?taken-by=mr.doorbin
:D the difference is huge

Eye af! LOL. When taking wedding there are sons my pair of eyes. You let the camera chose for you. When shooting at f1.4?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 09:56 UTC

So this a Hi ISO camera. Design for action and wildlife. Best for Astrophotography, also. D5 is not targeted for most of the people. Too expensive to use for landscapes. You can get D810.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 179th comment
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

@brownie314, please go and ask those Pros why they still stick to DSLR. Yes, for certain photography mirrorless can do the job well, but not all. Sorry, are you those Pros?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 06:19 UTC

Good improvement Canon, although still lag behind for low ISO. This is the best all round camera for video, still and action/wildlife.
So far non of the camera is perfect.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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Luddhi: This reviewer—and a few others—wish that the a6300 had different controls. They ask for more control dials and joysticks. My question is: how would Sony do that without losing one of its most valuable features?

I have an a6000. One of my main reasons for going with the Sony was because the controls do not stand proud of the body. This means that I can slip the camera (with the much-maligned kit lens) in and out of my travel jacket or cargo pants without snagging or moving the controls. I have shot with a few other cameras whilst out with friends and, aside from P&S and fixed lens cameras none of the others I have tried can be used this way.

Rather than lobbying Sony to change the a6n00 series and thus losing users like me—and, if reported sales figures are true, there are a lot of us using these cameras— I think it would be better to encourage them to build an a7n00 series of APS-C cameras to meet those needs

Smart phone is the best.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 09:57 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)

Hi ISO look like 7DII is better, but D7200 & A6300 have higher MP, so I think D7200 is still best.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 277th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The intended customer for this camera has absolutely no idea how old the sensor is, how dated the technology is, how unsatisfactory the build quality might be, or that it lacks many features that Dpreview members think all cameras should have.

They will see it at Walmart, and buy it. And Canon will make a profit on every single 1300D sold.

And if you want more camera, Canon has those too. You just won't find those cameras at Walmart or Target. This camera isn't for everyone, and I won't be buying it. But lots of other people will.

My Old 7D is able with the old sensor still able to capture great moments.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Basically this entry level DSLR is not for exiting owner to upgrade, but for upgrader from phone or pns. The upgrade path is XXXXD-->XXXD-->XXD-->XD->MkII, MKII.. Off cause you can skip from XXXXD to XD. Or you can choose DX or AX.
This camera also good from XD owner to get 2 backup of use the Wifi or share photos.

The center af point is faster then any live view AF, I think.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

Basically this entry level DSLR is not for exiting owner to upgrade, but for upgrader from phone or pns. The upgrade path is XXXXD-->XXXD-->XXD-->XD->MkII, MKII.. Off cause you can skip from XXXXD to XD. Or you can choose DX or AX.
This camera also good from XD owner to get 2 backup of use the Wifi or share photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:40 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
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aftab: Canon needs to upgrade 400/5.6. My 100-400 II is sharper than my 400/5.6, but the prime is lighter and there are occasions when I prefer carrying lighter prime. Moreover, 400/5.6 is a very popular lens as it is much more affordable.

Yes, update the 400/5.6, keep it light. No IS is ok for me, mainly for BIF, speed usually 1/1000s. Hope work with the TC.
Don't update the price, please.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Greg7579: Darn. This is not helping my rehab. I'm trying to break my decades-long big Canon SLR and FF DSLR addiction and my love of white lenses by carrying my sexy little Fuji XT-1 everywhere and choosing from an array of incredible little XF lenses. This Canon L comes along and makes me drool. This is not good. I am about to drop 1700 bucks on the new 100-400 Fuji, and now am tempted by this 2000 dollar lens. Should I get them both? That's insanity. I have bad GAS, but a meeting might help. My wife will not stand for this. I can't buy both lenses. No ... I must stick with my plan. Leave the bricks at home. Go with the Fuji. But I can't abandon Canon yet. It is too good for too many things that Fuji needs a little work on. Maybe when the XT-2 comes out I sell my room full of Canon gear..... Maybe. We will see.

Please list down your Canon lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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KW Phua: 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.

A6000 and A6300 battery will be flat while waiting to capture these shots.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7726355898/photos/3403916/_g6a3913s
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7726355898/photos/3397097/sun-bird

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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