Teru Kage

Teru Kage

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a Project Manager for Client Onboarding, Banking
Joined on Nov 27, 2005

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Teru Kage: Impressive, but the price is a major barrier. I wonder if Olympus will create a similar non-stabilized version?

I've had some pretty good results with my Olympus 75-300mm at full tele using my E-M10. But to be fair, 400mm could be a different experience all together.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 13:41 UTC

Impressive, but the price is a major barrier. I wonder if Olympus will create a similar non-stabilized version?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

It'll be interesting to see side-by-side samples between the TZ80 and TZ100. The TZ80 has the longer reach and cheaper price point, but the TZ100 has the 1" sensor which should result in better resolution. I plan on selecting one of these as the replacement for my TZ60, which I use for taking photos/vids during wakeboarding. The 4K photo modes will be really useful at capturing jumps.

An added bonus would be if either (or both) had 1080 @ 120fps video.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 2nd comment

This is the compact I've been waiting for. I currently use a ZS40 for my wakeboarding sessions and while the photos are OK, the 1080 video is too small for screen caps. The 4K and 1 inch sensor should produce much nicer results, all wrapped in a compact body.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 9th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)

Nothing personal against the author, but in my experience glass-half-empty people will never be happy. No matter what you give them, they'll find something to complain about.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 13:46 UTC as 20th comment
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)

Nikon, how about issuing the troubled serial numbers so we can avoid buying a lemon? Not everyone has the luxury of checking online before buying.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 08:51 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article In photos: Swimming with jellyfish (23 comments in total)

Beautiful pics! I went there last month and got some memorable photos, but nothing close to this level. Looks like my next purchase will be an underwater flash.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Apple announces iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with new imaging features (291 comments in total)
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Aroart: All negative commenters are losers. It's simple , this will be better than the last and there will be better in years to come. Haters need to get a life...

Couldn't the same be said of blind followers? For every hater, there's an Apple fan(atic) that will defend the brand to the death. Canikon, Copepsi, Nididas...some people are compelled to Brand themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Connect post Apple announces iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with new imaging features (291 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: The Apple haters will be out in full force...bring on the popcorn.

It's not that Apple is doomed, but its market share is far from what it once was. Good for us as consumers; monopolies rarely lead to buyer benefits.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
On Connect post Apple announces iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with new imaging features (291 comments in total)
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Horshack: P&S cameras, the bell tolls for thee.

Not unless phones start incorporating zooms (meaning thicker cameras, i.e. unlikely). My Pany 20x compact DC is perfect for taking pics/vids during wakeboarding.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:18 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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zarabo: Ok, if this is intended for beginners, why not have a built in flash, while the more serious EM10 has one? I know they provide an external flash, but doesn't that make the whole thing bulky? I don't get it.
Also, if you have the flash installed, that means you can't install an EVF since the flash uses the hot shoe and the port?

I've been saying this for some time now: ever since the introduction of the OM-D line, Oly should have eliminated the E-PL series. The E-PM covers the entry level crowd and the E-P series covers those who want performance in a company PEN body. I'd rather Oly had released this as the E-P6 with a built-in flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

Based on the specs, the E-PL7 is basically the guts of the E-M10 stuffed into a PEN body, which is great news for us PEN users.

Have any tests been done on the focusing speed? The only reason why I considered upgrading from my E-PL5 to an E-M10 was because of the improved focusing speed. Also, I occasionally to studio shoot that require the hotshoe for the remote flash trigger, which means I can't use my EVF.

Also, I wonder if the E-PL7's LCD flips up? The problem with a down swiveling LCD is that it's useless on a tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D810 First Impressions Review (1620 comments in total)
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Blackraven: I owned a D800 for 18 months but sold it because the focussing couldnt be trusted. I used it primarily with a Nikon 20-70mm f2.8 and had the combo calibrated by Nikon. This improved the performance significantly but still only managed to produce in-focus shots around 90% of the time. I do a lot of travel photography and the mis-focussing caused many once-in-a-lifetime shots to be spoiled.
I have many other Nikon lenses and the only way that I could guarantee a high level of focus accuracy was when I manual-focussed with AI lenses using the green-focussing dot as an initial guide - but with final focus confirmation by eyesight. This got very tiring - especially as I am not a teenager any more!
As I have so many Nikon lenses - around 12 - I need to get another Nikon body. I was eagarly waiting for the D810 and with the supposed improved AF, I really hope that this time Nikon have got their AF act together.
I really hope that the D810 is what the D800 should have been in the first place

Or maybe the focus couldn't be trusted coz you were using a non-existent 20-70mm lens :)
Seriously though, did you notice a pattern in terms of the missed focus photos (i.e. was there a particular type of photo/composition that the D800 would often misfocus)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On article Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography (55 comments in total)

Fantastic images! I love photography that takes us to places we otherwise wouldn't have the chance to see. If it wasn't for the tropical background, I'd have thought #3 was an ice formation.

First came yesterday's paint photos and now this; keep posting these great works DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 33rd comment

These photos are a fantastic example of how photography can be used to create magical moments from mundane materials. #4 would fit right at home in a Harry Potter movie and photos like #8 & #9 would make great foregrounds for fashion shoots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 48th comment

#5 was made by mirroring the trees, but regardless of how much PS manipulation was done this is a stunning picture. I could easily see this as a painting or an artsy movie poster.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 19th comment
On article In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared (74 comments in total)

IR photography is a good match to the Icelandic landscape; the colors have a very End of Days feel.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg (40 comments in total)

Let me begin by saying the following is in no way meant as a criticism on Simon Harsent's fine work.

Having read the background story to these photos, I can appreciate the muted approach that Harsent used to convey his ideas. However, I wonder how many people would have provided as much praise if they saw some of these photos with no frame of context. I posit that if someone posted photos like 2, 5 or 6 onto a critique forum, the majority of comments would be along the lines of "too flat/dull", "needs some punch".

It makes me wonder if we've become victims of an abundance of images. With everyone and their uncle taking and posting photos these days, perhaps our expectation of "good" photography has been set so high that we eagerly place photos into the Snapshot category if they don't grab our attention right off the bat.

In any case, I like that these photos make slow down a moment to think whether I find them average or there's something more to be discovered.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 02:12 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)
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DStudio: I think people are misunderstanding which ethics are important here. The treatment of the animals - while important - is a red herring. The real ethical issue is of deceiving viewers by making up stories, telling them that these fabricated pictures are journalistic in nature. Nordin used these tricks to become more popular, allowing these stories to remain in the popular press for years before saying anything.

Now that he's published a preponderance of similar images - too many to be coincidental and naturally occurring - he's got a new story. We can only presume that his "new truth" is in fact half-truths.

@b craw

Spot on, you addressed all the issues that I was going to respond to Pixnat2 with. It doesn't matter what Seruyan is saying now; the fact that he won't admit to fabricating his stories in the past is what many people are bothered with.

"Anyway, did you nerver made mistakes, M. Kage?"

That's an irrelevant argument. Should a thief receive less of a sentence if the person charging him had also stole before?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 03:31 UTC
On article Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone (49 comments in total)

The sheer scale of these locations is mindblowing. I tend to think of caves as being claustrophobic but these photos remind us that there's a whole other world below what we call home.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 2nd comment
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