Charlie Jin

Charlie Jin

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (588 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

That is why I suggested the name of "Semi-Manual" mode ;-) BTW, in Pentax, can you use Exposure Compensation in TAv ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (588 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

I think that this should be a separate, "Semi Manual" mode, in which the concept of "ISO" does not exist. You just adjust aperture and shutter speed manually, and the camera will adjust the rest appropriately, and you can control the adjustment using the exposure compensation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (245 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

Yes, without wasting $700 on this one. But if I would spend $700, definitely not on this. This article made sure that I shouldn't choose it. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (245 comments in total)

It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Would it transfer, for example, from iphone to ipad ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 10:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)

Combined with Lenses and adaptors the mirrorless cameras have only very negligible advantage sacrificing other important factors. It is like comparing the two gun systems - one with 1 meter 30 centimetre long (DSLR) and another with 1 meter 25 centimetre long (ILC). After attaching accessaries on them, you just can't distinguish on the basis of original size and weight alone. If you really need the small and light, just carry a hand gun.

For this reason, I think that mirrorless is only a fad created by Sony and DPReview combined, and will disappear in the future - unless they come up with much smaller and lighter lenses - uhh -- "Glassless lens", that is ....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:23 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

I will remind you what I wanted to post and not this completely idiotic discretion - you really love to twist the conversation into a mud fight and I have no time for that - HERE GOES AGAIN MY ONLY SINGLE OPINION - No one except you are talking about seriously using the builtin flash on a TOP FF DSLR. I never talked about it either. The discussion topic here is - if you have a choice between a built-in GPS or built-in flash, what would be your choice?
I know, you would not understand this basic question and will continuously distort and twist.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

OK. I will remove the flash from my iPhone and it is going to be a "pro" camera gear. The fact is, Carlos, from the discussion so far, I don't trust your professionalism. Like I said, I trust many other "real" pros who are introduced in the DPReview, who use Nikon D800 Level cameras. And as a matter of fact, I don't expect the new Pentax full frame will exceed Nikon's D850 or later follow-ups.
Besides, I don't see professional photographers who use cameras that has built-in GPS - except those professional iiPhonographers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 13:24 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Maybe you don't know how to find photos of cats taken using iPhone 4. Here we go... https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=iphone4%20cats Again, don't blame the camera, Carlos. There are so many people who take wonderful photos of their cats using the lesser hardware (iPhone 4) than yours, and yet you are complaining about ISO !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Yes, I do have many pictures of cats, dogs, and other animals taken with my smartphones, which were wonderful. I could post them just for you, but that is not necessary. Go to flikr and you will find probably millions of them.

And you mentioned "not have time for the DSLR grab and set". And that is exactly the point for the builtin flash. I mean, don't we all have so many moments when we just grabbed the DSLR but no the flash? I didn't say either that builtin flash was so important.
My initial proposal was if we have a choice of choosing between the two - builtin-in flash and built-in GPS, I would choose built-in flash for the reasons I explained so far. But you two are just attacking by saying that having built-in flash is unprofessional and people who want built-in flash would rather use cell-phone camera.

BTW, ISO does not capture good moments/pictures. Artistic sense does. Browse flickr, and learn something there, Carlos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

From your comments, it is apparent that none of you two have ever used DSLR/GPS apps that interacts with DSLRs. Now, just GPS part - with smartphones, you can always have GPS data (as long as you are run-in the GPS app in your smartphone, which you will). Now, let's say you are using only the built-in GPS, not the smartphone. Then when you turn on the camera, you have to wait until GPS is connected just to get the GPS data. Maybe, some of you who take pictures in some preset environment (like models in a studio), this doesn't matter (but then why do you need GPS data at all in this case) . But for others - esp street photographers and others, it's not acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Among the pictures taken with my smartphones, the ones from my old iPhone 4 were the best. Later, I moved up to Samsung Note 2 and now iPhone 6 Plus, but the picture qualities didn't improve at all. Don't blame the tools or camera, Carlos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:00 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

That argument is not mine. It's Carlos. Read what he wrote. Tom Goodman who is featured in dpreview today said that he is using Nikon D750 which is "unprofessional" according to you just because it has a builtin flash. However, I would rather trust many such professionals like Goodman, not you or Carlos who proves that they themselves should use cellphone cameras and don't bother to use DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

I don't know your point. Not having a built-in GPS would be then should be lesser than the built-in flash. The point is then what would be the choice among the two ? In emergency and for convenience I think that flash is better, since GPS can be always achieved using smart phones which most people always carry these days. I don't understand your point, Carlos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Well, to you Nikon D810 looks like an entry level... And I doubt that the new Pentax full frame would be better than D810. To me, if someone is thinking about seriously using the builtin GPS on a TOP FF DSLR, then that someone should consider using a cell phone camera instead.
One real advantage of having a built in flash is that you can use it as a remote flash controller in addition to at the same time using the built-in flash with diffuser or bouncing (with some accessaries). This produces really great results without putting another expensive remote controller on the camera (which you also have to carry - and sometimes lose !).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (511 comments in total)

Just wondering... How come 78% is gold awarded (ex Canon SL1) and 81% is silver awarded? What is the key component that separates gold and silver ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Nikon D800's have the flash. Not many really need astrotracer. And we are comparing the ones that have flashes, if you don't understand the subject matter. Whenever Nikon D800's is worse/better than Canon 5D's is an another matter.
Maybe only you, in which case you may purchase a separate GPS. For me, I never need it (astrotracer). I am quite happy with smart phone's GPS apps. As a matter of fact, I think it's better and convinient.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

How about Canon 7D level built-in flash then?
I also doubt that the built-in GPS would be that professional either. Besides, smartphone apps can do variety of things and it's continuously evolving. But the built-in hardware rarely does.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 00:40 UTC

So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 03:51 UTC as 10th comment | 22 replies
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dprived prev: i know many people here or elsewhere will not like what i'm going to say but i'm saying it anyway:

please Ricoh!

please listen to my demand here as a serious semi-pro photographer who doesn't care much about large size prints but does care so much about less noise!

take the example from Nikon D4 please:

no more than 16 or 18 (or 24 at the most) mega pixels on this camera's sensor! (unless you do really have a great sensor that can handle more pixels comfortably!?)

don't sacrifice professional noiseless image *quality* for prosumer hyper *quantity* craze please!

PLEASE!

I think that the main reason why Pentax came up with high resolution instead of low noise and high DR is that the new FF camera does not have a good selection of modern "digital" full frame lenses. They would expect that the users will already have or purchase APS/C pentax lenses instead, in which case the crop mode gets around 16~18MP.
Imagine that you get a very nice 16MP sensor. Then the crop mode will get only 8MP, which does not really make sense these days - and then your Pentax digital lenses become useless and people won't purchase them. Will have to wait long years for Pentax to come up with the more new FF digital lenses. In my case, I also have a Pentax Fish-eye lens, which I will definitely use if I buy this new FF. And I don't want to end up with only 8MP image in crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 03:44 UTC
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