Peter Kwok

Peter Kwok

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 8, 2002
About me:

17-40 F4L
24-105L IS
70-200 F4L IS
50 f1.8 II


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On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

Only Steve Jobs can announce a different color and make it headline news.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 59th comment

More bulky than a DSLR.
Drain battery as fast as a mirrorless.
More wear on the shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mister Joseph: Very nice, how much?

Samsung's consumer grade 850 EVO series 2 TB currently sells for $750. The 16 TB drive here is an enterprise class with 8 times the capacity. It will sell for > 8 times the price. You pay a lot to be on the bleeding edge.
My guess is > $8K.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 21:04 UTC


I signed up using my Facebook account.
I first tried to transfer my Facebook photos. It transfer only 1 album (my oldest).

I then tried to upload photos taken at a recent party, hoping to save the time to email them. As it turned out, there is no way to make them public. My friends cannot see them unless they log in as me.
I picked 28 photos to upload from its web interface. Only 26 were loaded. Since all the photos were mixed with my Facebook transfer, there is no easy way to identify what was missing. I created a new album and move them. But this new album ended up with only 23 photos. There is no way to see photos NOT in an album. Managing photos is so primitive.
BTW, it cannot identify the lens used as the 24-105L.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 11th comment
On article Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' (140 comments in total)

Will DSLRs be killed by mirrorless, or BOTH of them will be killed by smartphones?

Current DSLRs are better than mirrorless in two areas, phase detect AF & real time optical VF. With better electronics & software, mirrorless will catch up on both areas in less than 5 years.

Consumers always favor convenience over picture quality. The current boom of DSLR is not normal. Back in the film day, consumers bought a lot more Kodak Instamatic cameras than SLRs. The SLRs had a short boom in the late 70's starting with the Canon AE-1. When 35mm P&S offered AF, consumers went back to the smaller P&S. Meanwhile, Polaroids sold well because it was fun passing photos around with friends.
Smartphone are today's Polaroids, except their photos are a lot better. They are killing off cameras, starting from the small P&S. The big full frame cameras (DSLR or mirrorless) will survive. However, without the profits from consumer DSLRs, the development of lens & bodies will be reduced.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Rod McD: Human filing cabinets. Not a leaf to be seen. Sad that it's probably the future in many places.

I would rather have tightly packed, efficient living space so as to leave more empty lands as wilderness, than boring suburban sprawl where everyone has to have a front lawn, a back yard, a 3-car garage, and a 3-car driveway.
Given the same number of people and same area of land, what would you do with your land?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:41 UTC
In reply to:

lattesweden: Are you allowed to publish some one elses (the theifs) pictures taken on your stolen gear or is it copyright intrusion from a legal point of view?

"Eavesdropping, wiretapping, invasion of privacy, voyeurism, etc. " are based on expectation of privacy. How much privacy the thief can expect when using someone else' phone with all the apps still installed?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:31 UTC
In reply to:

LarryK: Rambus is not so much a technology company, but rather a patent lawsuit mill.

Best to walk away from anything they develop, it's likely just something their attorneys will use to sue people.

Rambus does not spread technology by licensing it. They look for technology similar to theirs and extort $$$ from innovators. They call this licensing, just like mobs selling "protection".

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 01:37 UTC
On photo P from Paris in the Alphabet Soup challenge (1 comment in total)

It will be perfect if you level the horizon and adjust for vertical perspective.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 01:49 UTC as 1st comment
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