chj

chj

Joined on Sep 28, 2012

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On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (211 comments in total)

no touch screen?! WTF is wrong with you Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 01:51 UTC as 4th comment

This is actually an innovative, useful product. I would carry this with me everywhere, if I could afford it. Now anybody else except Leica has to make it, so it will cost 75% less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 60th comment
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

this is the stupidest idea I've ever seen in photography. It just went from "it's a very good camera, considering it's a phone" to "it's a very bad camera, every camera for the same price is better"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:08 UTC as 11th comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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chj: I tried it in the store. Unfortunately the selfie mode is severely crippled. Continuous shooting is about 1 fps. I was hoping this was the camera to take spontaneous, dynamic, not so posed shots, but unfortunately it's only good for the same kind of (fishface) selfies many other cameras can already take.

Actually I tried it again, the self shot mode can be turned off and you can shoot continuously with the screen flipped 180. It's an excellent camera, went with me everywhere on my last vacation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 13:57 UTC

Nice, I follow Rinzi on Flickr, he's awesome

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 15th comment

Translation: checking these raw files is just taking too much damn time and money, let's just use the honor system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:10 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (147 comments in total)

IMO Canon took two different steps in the wrong direction with the G5X and G9X. On paper, many of the features (size, flip touchscreen, bright aperture, etc.) of the G7X were perfect for me. However, after reading the reviews it seemed the RAW burst shooting, lens, and AF were behind the competition. So I had high hopes for Canon's next effort. But it seems they improved none of these shortcomings and instead made a camera that was too big (G5X) and a camera that was too limited (G9X). Canon, just improve the performance of the G7X so it can take full advantage of its features, it will be perfect!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 16th comment

some stunning shots, and plenty that made me smile

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 35th comment
On Connect post Snapseed for Android update brings DNG Raw editing (24 comments in total)
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mclaren777: Nice update, but it probably won't pull me away from Lightroom Mobile, which I find exceptionally useful.

I tried to look it up, but the Adobe website is cryptic. Can you edit RAW files on the iphone with Lightroom mobile?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 00:37 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)

37 mins? Sorry I can't. Did he acknowledge the existence of touchscreens?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 04:00 UTC as 14th comment
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TLD: The Lou Mana episode on the Studio Lighting dot Net podcast is one of the best sources of how to photograph food I have ever come across. I still use some of the little tips and tricks I picked up from that. Regarding this guide,, I was ready to be unimpressed from the image at the top of this page, but after downloading the guide, it has some very nicely lit food images.

glad to hear it, because the photo posted here is really not a good example. Doesn't make me want the food, but it really makes me hate the tablecloth.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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chj: love the bar photo

they're all really good, she has a great eye

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 11:58 UTC
On article Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Draper and Underexposed (41 comments in total)

gorgeous photos

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 5th comment

love the bar photo

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 13:57 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On ChallengeEntry:10539 (7 comments in total)
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chj: Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.

Both sexy professionals, REAL sexy professionals. I have no idea what the photos submitted to this contest are of. Because I've never seen it in real life.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On ChallengeEntry:10539 (7 comments in total)

Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On photo Piggy Pops in the Lovely Lollipops challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks for the votes everyone. Thanks to CB for the adorable lollipops.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Piggy Pops in the Lovely Lollipops challenge (4 comments in total)

@DPReviewguy I guess there's more to photos than just sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 00:42 UTC as 2nd comment
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Lassoni: Meeh, for bokeh and shallow DoF, I'm sure the 75 f1.8 does better job. Not really sure if 50mm equiv. has ever been "that good" focal length for anything

@Jon Schick I agree, the size and focal length of the 20mm/f1.7 are absolutely perfect, especially for the m4/3rds format. It also takes really sharp photos. Unfortunately my favorite photos are low light photos of moving targets, when the 20mm's two shortcomings are most obvious. I could live without continuous AF, but the low light banding ruined way too many good photos. For others, the 20mm's benefits are likely to outweigh the drawbacks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
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Lassoni: Meeh, for bokeh and shallow DoF, I'm sure the 75 f1.8 does better job. Not really sure if 50mm equiv. has ever been "that good" focal length for anything

@ BarnET Sorry, but I have to disagree. The banding defect in the 20mm f/1.7 is very much evident when using the Panasonic GM1, same sensor as the Gx7.

I brightened the photo to highlight the defect here: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7902741997/photos/2804079/20mm-f-1-7-banding-issue-in-low-light

I did my best to minimize it here, but it is still quite evident:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chee917/12145324834/in/dateposted/

It's really too bad, because if I didn't have to try so hard to minimize the banding, I would have processed the second photo much differently. Hence, the lens got returned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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