Donald Chin

Donald Chin

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Feb 3, 2001

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Apollo18: Very interested to see if similar optical improvements are made in the new teleconverter that we saw with the latest TC20.

Sorry what I meant is the TC20EIII, I never find it works with D800E and any of the prime like 400/2.8, 500/4 or 600/4, there are quite a few discussion about this after Nikon moved from 12MP to 36MP.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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photoholiko: Just curious, does anybody really use f2.8 on a 300? to me that's a big price to pay for one f stop.

I shoot wide open with my 85/1.4G, 200/2 VR, 300/2.8 VR, 400/2.8 VR, 600/4 VR, 70~200/2.8 VRII, 200~400/4 VR, except for DOF reason.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
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Apollo18: Very interested to see if similar optical improvements are made in the new teleconverter that we saw with the latest TC20.

I would expect IQ similar to Canon 400/2.8 IS II + TCIII, Nikon 2x TCII isn't that great after all.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
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QuarryCat: Nikon - still 3 years behind Canon - but more expensive.
Nikon - always to late.

Before Canon launched their 400/2.8 IS II, how many years they were behind 400/2.8 VR that was introduced in 2007?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
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RichRMA: Wow! Only 40% increase in price over the last one. Nikon is slipping.

Yes, when there's enough supply, the actual retail price should be less than $10000, current price for Canon 400/2.8 IS II is $9500 only.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:13 UTC

BTW the lens hood HK-38 is the same one for 800/5.6VR.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 26th comment

Look like I've to sell my current 400/2.8 VR & 600/4 VR to fund for it! ;-)
Any idea of how the lens hood look like? It should be a one pice hood as found in 500/4 VR isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 28th comment
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)

Fix for ACR 8.4 CS6 Mac
http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/acr-84-bridge-cs6-metadata.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 05:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Use Time Machine to revert back to CR 8.4RC and wait for Adobe to fix the bugs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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i4s: Offline Updaters:

CS6
WIN
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.4.76/setup.zip

MAC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.4.76/setup.dmg

CC
WIN
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.4.76/setup.zip

MAC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.4.76/setup.dmg

Mac version still has the same bugs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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MadManAce: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.4.76/setup.zip

For those that keep their work computer of the internet.

ACR 8.4 for CS6 (Win)

I use Bridge CS6 at to install this upgrade, but afterward Camera Raw no longer works from Bridge!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 04:12 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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MadManAce: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.4.76/setup.zip

For those that keep their work computer of the internet.

ACR 8.4 for CS6 (Win)

Any link for Mac please!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)
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Ray Chen: Love it that I can compare it directly to its primary competitor, the Canon 1D X, NOT!

Canon sensor isn't on the same par, how's it going to compete?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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ragmanjin: You know how many Nikon 1 cameras I've sold in my two stints as a camera salesman? One. And that one was only because it was pink, sold to one of those chachi 16-year-old rich kids with a chihuahua in her purse. She returned it 12 days later when it stopped working.
Nikon 1 is a joke.
The kind of bad joke you tell when you're too drunk at a work-related social event. The kind of bad joke that, when told whilst drunk at a work-related social event, instead of getting a bunch of gut-busting laughs like you ignorantly expected when you told it, you get mostly awkward staring and one gut-busting laugh from the other guy you work with who knows no discretion.
The Nikon 1 series is for that one hilarious nobody you work with who laughs at it in public and cries himself to sleep in secret.
And also rich soccer moms.
But, like their DSLRs, Nikon pays us camera salesmen (comparatively) very well to sell them to you, so please buy them all.
< / rant>

All I know is you are a bad salesmen, that's it. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
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Leandros S: No RAW, no deal.

Photography is all about the end result isn't?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: If you think hand holding 1550mm is a good idea then you should probably buy this camera.

I don't see it makes a big difference to handhold a HX400V than a SX50HS. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3613236

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
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jkoch2: Give Oly credit for introducing a new tracking tool. Long zoom is hard to use with moving objects. Let's hope the reviewers check how well it works. Perhaps it aids if the zoom is 600mm or less, but hand-held shots at any longer setting are probably difficult to keep steady or track at all. No mention if the SP-100 has the 5-axis stabilization of the OMD-EM5. Nice if it did, but maybe not.

The 1/2.3" back-lit sensor is all the bigger one can expect and also have a 24-1200mm equivalent focal range. The RX-10 has a 1" sensor, but is bigger, has a much more limited focal range, and costs almost 3X the Oly. 1200mm equivalent range with an APS-C sensor would cost a fortune and require the size and weight of a RPG launcher.

Built-in Dot Sight is interesting, but they forgot to include RAW which is important if you want to get the utmost out of the tiny 1/2.3" sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:39 UTC
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AllOtherNamesTaken: Kind of useless in practice IMO. $400 for a 1/2.3 camera is an instant deal breaker for many these days, and the reach is nice but a P&S can't track worth a damn, and IQ is garbage above ISO 200, so you won't be getting many BIF's with these. Just seems very gimmicky to me, even though it's a cool idea. They are adding "tracking" features and huge reach to cameras that are the worst possible tools you can use to shoot action - that just screams "marketing ploy".

If you want crazy reach on the cheap with amazing tracking, high FPS, and good IQ, the cheapest solution is something like a J1/V1 and a FT-1, assuming you have some DSLR lenses already.

Not a bad idea for the casual traveler or something, but anyone buying it to shoot action or for its "tracking" features are going to be left very disappointed IMHO.

1/2.3" BSI CMOS isn't a garbage if you know how to use it.
http://www.dpreview.com/members/9004478352/forums/recent?forum=1010

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:34 UTC
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jaykumarr: Well done Olympus.. Terrific.. Don't care about doomsters who say it won't work because 1/2.3 small sensor. You made smaller OMD sensor jpeg output to defeat the sensor of mighty 7D!!. If this 50x lens has fast AF and precise focus, this will be the best ultrazoom camera for wild life.

Why don't you compare the OM-D sensor with current 1" or APS-C sensor instead of an out dated 7D?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:28 UTC
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Kris in CT: Must be a typo, looks like they pressed an "S" instead of "00" .. Someone had to say it....

But I'm afraid the majority will not pay more than $1200 for an APS-C DSLR, I strongly believe D7x00 series is already the flagship of Nikon DX DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
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