Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (478 comments in total)

Similar to other Olympus camera bodies currently available, this one is also way too expensive for what you're getting. And before the fanboys attack me, I just want to clarify that I have been an Olympus shooter since the original E-1.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 06:27 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies

Very glad to see Tamron, a 3rd party manufacturer, designed the wide end at F2.8, and the tele end no smaller than F5.6 for this lens.

On the other hand, I was baffled when Nikon released the Z 24-200mm F4-6.3, and Canon released the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 03:47 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
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Ken Aisin: This is what happens when a company lacks vision.... releasing products such as the ill-fated KeyMission cameras instead of the much-desired DL 18-50.

Also, open up the Z-mount to entice third party lens makers to make Z lenses. The lack of third party Z lenses is one big reason why I'm not getting the Z6.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 16:35 UTC

This is what happens when a company lacks vision.... releasing products such as the ill-fated KeyMission cameras instead of the much-desired DL 18-50.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 16:32 UTC as 53rd comment | 9 replies
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Jones Indiana: The new update feels good.
But I still would like to see a few things that can't be done with Capture One now:

- Up the number of layers to 32 / 64
- Allow for border creation
- Add option for focusstacking, bracketing and panorama's without the need for 3rd party software.

The 3rd party software that you would want for focus stacking, bracketing, and panorama is called Affinity Photo. One time price of $50 USD. No subscription BS :)

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 23:20 UTC
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entoman: ... and people whinge about Lightroom being expensive.

US$ 180 per annum for Capture One Pro.

US$ 120 per annum for Lightroom AND Photoshop.

@Smitty1, totally agree that perpetual licensing is the key. I don't like renting tools at all. When I was done with Lightroom 6, I bought a copy of Capture One 11 Pro (can be used on 3 computers) and a copy of Affinity Photo, and waved goodbye to Adobe for good. The C1 perpetual license allows me to stick with Version 11 for as long as I want until I decide to get a new camera or until I see a must-have feature in a new Capture One Pro release. I find this a much better deal than renting Lightroom.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 23:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon D780 review (157 comments in total)

Thanks for the great video review :)

With 11 F-mount lenses in the my arsenal, I'm very glad to see the release of the D780. I will be sticking with Nikon DSLR by buying the D780, and wait a few years for the mirrorless dust to finally settle before I fully switch to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 08:41 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's 70-200 F2.8 for Z-mount to ship in February (226 comments in total)

A suggestion to all manufacturers, please make the collar-foot Arca-Swiss compatible!!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:22 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

D850 was definitely one of the best cameras of the past decade. But I personally would pick the iPhone over it when we're talking about importance. By the way, I'm not even an Apple fan.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2020 at 16:52 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Have your say: Most important cameras of the 2010s (422 comments in total)

I really like what Richard said about the Olympus E-M5 in the review back in 2012..

"a small, well-built camera designed for enthusiasts."

"The E-M5 is simply an awful lot of camera in a compact and attractive body. It's a nice camera to use and the images it takes are just as enjoyable."

I didn't get to buy the E-M5 at the time, but eventually did get the E-M5ii. Of all the cameras that I've owned over the years, the E-M5ii is the one that brought the fun back to photography for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 13:51 UTC as 138th comment

Different strokes for different folks, but I just don't like renting tools. Switched to Capture One Pro and Affinity, and can't be happier.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 22:07 UTC as 76th comment
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photoholiko: No doubt the E-M1X is a great camera but for the price there is some though competition from FF in that price range.

If you don't mind buying a grey market E-M1X, it's about $2000 USD.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 14:44 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I shoot with both Nikon FX & DX, and Olympus m43. I have to say for everyday casual walkabout use and for travel, I much prefer my m43 equipment. They are so much lighter and compact. Also, Olympus are very good with lens designs and lens quality control. Unlike my experience with Nikon, I've never purchased a bad copy of an Olympus lens. In general, Olympus lenses, especially the PRO ones, are very sharp already wide open.

Image quality is also not as bad as some people make it out to be. I do make large prints of my travel shots taken with my m43 kit. Sure, I do wish for more resolution, say at least 24MP, lower noise at higher ISO, and another stop or two of dynamic range. But can I shoot good pics with my current m43 kit knowing the sensor's limitations? Sure I can.

I sincerely do hope Olympus would get to stay in the camera business. It offers a compact light weight alternative. It's also good for all consumers when there are more choices and competitions.

P.S. If Olympus staff is reading this, please bring down the price of E-M5iii body to $899 USD. $1199 is a poor mistake and do not make sense in the current market.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 14:35 UTC

I shoot with both Nikon FX & DX, and Olympus m43. I have to say for everyday casual walkabout use and for travel, I much prefer my m43 equipment. They are so much lighter and compact. Also, Olympus are very good with lens designs and lens quality control. Unlike my experience with Nikon, I've never purchased a bad copy of an Olympus lens. In general, Olympus lenses, especially the PRO ones, are very sharp already wide open.

Image quality is also not as bad as some people make it out to be. I do make large prints of my travel shots taken with my m43 kit. Sure, I do wish for more resolution, say at least 24MP, lower noise at higher ISO, and another stop or two of dynamic range. But can I shoot good pics with my current m43 kit knowing the sensor's limitations? Sure I can.

I sincerely do hope Olympus would get to stay in the camera business. It offers a compact light weight alternative. It's also good for all consumers when there are more choices and competitions.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 14:35 UTC as 176th comment | 3 replies

Will definitely check Mike out when he becomes available :)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2019 at 21:34 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Ken Aisin: I'm currently using a Xiaomi Mi 9. It's got great specs for the price. However, the built-in apps, which cannot be uninstalled, are filled with advertisements. Most of these built-in apps also come with a privacy message which states that Xiaomi will collect your personal info. You have to agree to such non-sense before you can open such apps. Seriously, I will never in my life buy a Chinese phone again.

@fpessolano, I've actually lived in Hong Kong for years, and had travelled to China on numerous occasions for work. Flagged? I'm afraid you would be detained right away if you dare to express in public your discontent about the leader or regime. Anyhow, this is my last comment regarding the politics in China. Don't really want to drag politics into a photography community. My original post was about a Chinese phone, not about the Chinese government compared to the American government.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 21:54 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I'm currently using a Xiaomi Mi 9. It's got great specs for the price. However, the built-in apps, which cannot be uninstalled, are filled with advertisements. Most of these built-in apps also come with a privacy message which states that Xiaomi will collect your personal info. You have to agree to such non-sense before you can open such apps. Seriously, I will never in my life buy a Chinese phone again.

Just checked, mine is running MIUI Global 11. It does have ads in built-in apps. Though the ads can be turned off in each individual app's menu.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 21:43 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I'm currently using a Xiaomi Mi 9. It's got great specs for the price. However, the built-in apps, which cannot be uninstalled, are filled with advertisements. Most of these built-in apps also come with a privacy message which states that Xiaomi will collect your personal info. You have to agree to such non-sense before you can open such apps. Seriously, I will never in my life buy a Chinese phone again.

@cosinaphile, I stand by my comment. The Xiaomi phone is got is great spec-wise, and the price is awesome for the specs. But the user interface is poor. The built-in ads is an awful idea. The privacy concern is also a minus. Not sure why you are dragging Apple into this. I'm not an Apple user by the way.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:49 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I'm currently using a Xiaomi Mi 9. It's got great specs for the price. However, the built-in apps, which cannot be uninstalled, are filled with advertisements. Most of these built-in apps also come with a privacy message which states that Xiaomi will collect your personal info. You have to agree to such non-sense before you can open such apps. Seriously, I will never in my life buy a Chinese phone again.

@Androole, by the way, mine seems to be the global version.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:44 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I'm currently using a Xiaomi Mi 9. It's got great specs for the price. However, the built-in apps, which cannot be uninstalled, are filled with advertisements. Most of these built-in apps also come with a privacy message which states that Xiaomi will collect your personal info. You have to agree to such non-sense before you can open such apps. Seriously, I will never in my life buy a Chinese phone again.

@fpessolano, I do tweet bad things about Trump, and I do travel to the States a lot. Nothing bad had ever happened to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:43 UTC
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