steven8217

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Sep 22, 2010

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On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (137 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: It's missing the most important part, the full frame sensor and the lens mount.

Ya, for me, it miss the wider angle view too :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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steven8217: I believe I know how to focus and I intend for the reader to focus on the areas where my photo that is in focus, I don't need them to <re-focus> of my photo. Like the example here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steven_ng/14485827814/

Thanks and I think with your approach, it would be a great tools on putting a Light Field camera on an Quadcopter, fly by a scene and take a series of photo in automatic setting and then at the Post Processing, you try to figure out what you would like to present the photo it to the reader, what subject should be in focus, what F-stop/Aperture should I use, what is the DoF that I like, what is the focal plane that I prefer….all these features enable ultimate flexibility for post process control and I think this is also an killing feature when it was mounted on a Quadcoper. It does sound like a very flexible tools to make great modification after the shot.
It would be great if the ISO sensitivity is at ISO 500k or even higher than the Sony A7S as I already have most of the tools that I have but looking for a camera with super high low light sensitivity.
Until then, I am not in the intended target customer.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 21:40 UTC

I believe I know how to focus and I intend for the reader to focus on the areas where my photo that is in focus, I don't need them to <re-focus> of my photo. Like the example here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steven_ng/14485827814/

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 04:14 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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steven8217: I am happy with the Nikon Capture NX2 bundle with the Nik Color Efex Pro3 for 4 years, no plan to make any change even Nikon migrate to the Capture NX-D.

I didn't use Nikon camera that long, only 30 years. I might get Sony A7s down the road when it is on sale :-)
What camera you use for how long??

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

I am happy with the Nikon Capture NX2 bundle with the Nik Color Efex Pro3 for 4 years, no plan to make any change even Nikon migrate to the Capture NX-D.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
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Light Pilgrim: I think these Zeiss lenses are not relevant anymore. They do not work properly with modern DSLRs and Manual Focusing is extremely complex on bodies like 5D MKIII as an example.

I think Canon will introduce 135 F/2 very soon and it will have AF...will be cheaper. The existing Canon lens is just stunning and is costs 50% of what Zeiss is asking for this lens.

I think Zeiss will need to change their business model very soon....of offer AF.

Manual focus with 50mm F1.4 is not a big deal, but manual focus on 135mm F2 lens is very difficult and hard with modern digital camera. I own 50mm/F1.4, 105mm/F1.8 and 135mm/F2, manual focus on a moving subject on low ligh is super hard with my 105mm/F1.8 and 135mmF2, lucky that my 135mmF2 comes with AF and I am selling my great but manual foucs 105mmF1.8, it is getting harder infoucs with my D800.
Will pass on any manual focus lense beyong 85mm....135mm manual focus lens, no thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 15:58 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)

Good review !
On exposure metering sensor : understand that dpreview have not tested the meter sensor accuracy in the past and I wonder if the D800 provide better i–TTL meter accuracy compare to D700 in real world test. For example, turn-on the build-in flash in command mode then use a SB-900/SB-910/SB-700 in slave mode for off camera flash for the same backlit subject, will D800 provide a better off camera i-TTL flash shooting result than D700 with the significant increase on meter sensor, 1k pixel on D700 vs. the 91k pixel RGB sensor on D800 ?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 118th comment
On article Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples (423 comments in total)
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Leoking: D800 has a built-in Flash which allows use of CLS without purchasing an extra flash or a controller for most situations. That makes it even less expansive than 5D MK III.

tlinn, D800/D700/D300S/D300/D7000/D90 and several other Nikon cameras build in flash with Commander Mode that can support the Nikon flash system call CLS with multiple i-TTL flash support. If you are not using Nikon CLS flash system and prefer the radio control, that is another options but the camera does build in i-TTL support for multiple Nikon flash in Group A and Group B with up to 16pcs i-TTL Nikon CLS flash support.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 20:45 UTC
On article dpreview.com gets mobile (110 comments in total)

Great news !
Somehow the mobile site with colors looks even better on my OLED smartphone (Galaxy Nexus) than my computer screen !!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:20 UTC as 87th comment

Hmm, there is a long list of Android phone with 8MP sensor and perhaps Panasonic Lumix 101P with 13MP sensor ?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 21:02 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
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backayonder: Can you make phonecalls with it?

In some case, just wait untill some one else hang-up their call...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 20:31 UTC
On article Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery (336 comments in total)
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rocklobster: The NEF so called RAW files are almost totally devoid of chroma noise at high ISO (no sensor is that good) meaning that they have been processed to remove this and you can see some artifacts from this process. So, you may hope to get better images from the RAW than the JPEG from the camera but perhaps not have as much control as you want for noise reduction.

Having said that, those high ISO images are pretty good for a sensor of that size but overall M4/3 images are better IMHO.

I tried to open those NEF RAW file with my Nikon Capture NX 2 (bundle with Nik ColorEfex Pro), it was not supported at the moment. I then open the NEF file with Nikon ViewNX 2 on my calibrated 2560x1440 resolution monitor, I like what I saw especially on ISO-3200 RAW file, the noise is cleaner and seems better than my now old D300S on image noise.
I would guess that once Nikon Capture NX 2 start supporting V1/J1, the software can even do a better job on distortion and Color Moire/auto lateral color abrration control.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:40 UTC
On photo DSC_0129 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

Impressive !!
The noise at ISO-6400 is cleaner than my D300S APS-C sensor !
Well design, show us some slow motion video clip !
...and D800 please !

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:50 UTC as 4th comment
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (18 comments in total)

Impressive !!
The noise at ISO-6400 is cleaner than my D300S APS-C sensor !
Well design, show us some slow motion video clip !
...and D800 please !

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:50 UTC as 4th comment
On photo DSC_0027 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Visualiza: ISO 800...one would think that this would shut the naysayers up(about noise at least), but something tells me they'll be singing the same tune 'til kingdom come.

Anyway, I was skeptical at first but I believe what my eyes see, and right now it's looking pretty good.

The image noise at ISO-6400 is much better than my D300S, V1/J1 seems a well design sensor with balance on the IQ and I will need to wait for a better lens, seems on my list...after my D800

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:46 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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Visualiza: ISO 800...one would think that this would shut the naysayers up(about noise at least), but something tells me they'll be singing the same tune 'til kingdom come.

Anyway, I was skeptical at first but I believe what my eyes see, and right now it's looking pretty good.

The image noise at ISO-6400 is much better than my D300S, V1/J1 seems a well design sensor with balance on the IQ and I will need to wait for a better lens, seems on my list...after my D800

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:46 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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Visualiza: ISO 800...one would think that this would shut the naysayers up(about noise at least), but something tells me they'll be singing the same tune 'til kingdom come.

Anyway, I was skeptical at first but I believe what my eyes see, and right now it's looking pretty good.

It happens that I also have a TX10, and I just ran a few show under low light, NO, the IQ at ISO-800 can NOT match to this photo, the noise and lens quality is not even close.
Well TX10 has one great featue that I love, need to clese the lens, just turn on the faucet with running water, ha !

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:41 UTC
On photo DSC_0027 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Visualiza: ISO 800...one would think that this would shut the naysayers up(about noise at least), but something tells me they'll be singing the same tune 'til kingdom come.

Anyway, I was skeptical at first but I believe what my eyes see, and right now it's looking pretty good.

It happens that I also have a TX10, and I just ran a few show under low light, NO, the IQ at ISO-800 can NOT match to this photo, the noise and lens quality is not even close.
Well TX10 has one great featue that I love, need to clese the lens, just turn on the faucet with running water, ha !

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 04:41 UTC
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