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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On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (297 comments in total)
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ecm: I know a lot of folks already really love this camera - but I am unhappy; I guess because I was expecting too much.... With a 1" sensor and a much limited but useful-range zoom, I thought this might be it - a large sensor camera with a sharp, usable wide to moderate telephoto lens. After all, Panasonic makes darned good fixed long zoom lenses, my old ZS15 attests to that.

But, "soft"? "Noise reduction obliterates detail"? This does not sound like the Panasonic I know.... I already get that from my ZS50 - why would I spend so much for what sounds like exactly the same problems? Very disappointed.... going to cry in my corner now.... :\

Your opening sentence made it sound like you own this camera, but apparently your disappointment is based solely on this review. Try reading a few more reviews or better yet, go and try it out at the shops before you pass judgement.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)
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ThadeusB: I have read to my dismay a lot of the whingeing regarding MFT compared to larger sensors. Isn't it a matter of 'horses for courses'?

Just over a year ago I sold my Canon 5D's and lemses in favour of my Olympus M1 and eight M.Zuiko lenses, including the new 7-14mm f2.8 Pro. I simply love this system. Is it better? A very subjective question. I normally print A3+ or bigger for panoramas. The results to my eyes are just fine, and equal those taken with the Canon system.

Why did I change? Primarily because of size and weight. I now have a greater range of lenses etc. in a backpack 1/3 the size of the FF system and half the weight or less.

The point I wish to make is this: I am happy with the MFT system. Others may be happy with their bigger sensor cameras; that's fine by me. It's all about personal choice isn't it? So please cut the nonsense and allow us all to make our own choices and own what we feel is best for us. Refering to MFT gear as toys is really rather silly.

I still have my D700 but more often than not it sits at home while my E-M10 is out in the field.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I don't see the point, since it's been done so many times.

It could also be done in Photoshop if you're simply tying to get a photo of water that has the illusion of being orange. Either way it's just an illusion.

@Tieu Ngao
"It's just the passion, nothing wrong or right"

Passion? Or the sense of having what others have? More and more, I find that people are fitting into the latter category.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 13:40 UTC

The bounty of information from the internet is a double edged blade; once upon a time you'd be able to take photos like this without having to worry about mob crowding.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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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.

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?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 8th comment | 3 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 10th 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.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 13:46 UTC as 20th comment
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 08:51 UTC as 48th 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 2nd comment
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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.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
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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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1950 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)?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
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