Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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alcaher: Can you AF using the sigma with the TC 1.4 and shooting at 600mm? At 600mm the sigma is f6.3 so with a TC it goes beyond F8 (around f8.9) just wondering

I'm wondering too. Maybe it would hunt more?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I don't get this. Whichever way you look at this, it is still a small light source. When your subject is a person standing 5 feet away, it is just not large enough to give you any soft light.

Don't even mention those tiny flash diffuser from Gary Fong, they are even worse than this.

Why do people insist on buying these useless gadgets for portraits?!

Anyone serious about flash photography wouldn't be using a Gary Fong "diffuser". Soft light has nothing to do with a tiny "diffuser". When you are inside a room, the soft light that you said you are getting is solely due to the large surface area of the ceiling or the wall that the light bounces off. Furthermore, when you are outdoor, the Gary Fong "diffuser" will never give you any soft light when your subject is a person.

If you think I'm bullsh!tting, feel free to post what I said in the "Studio and Lighting Technique" forum, and ask the people there for opinions.

I highly recommend "Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers" by Christopher Grey if you are into flash photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:59 UTC

I don't get this. Whichever way you look at this, it is still a small light source. When your subject is a person standing 5 feet away, it is just not large enough to give you any soft light.

Don't even mention those tiny flash diffuser from Gary Fong, they are even worse than this.

Why do people insist on buying these useless gadgets for portraits?!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies

Thanks for the gallery. Though would love to see more pics showing the foregroumd and background bokeh. If creamy enough, should be aps-c owners' wet dream come true ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 54th comment

Another great lens for Sony camera owners ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Both Tamron and Sigma have raised their game and lens quality which rival or beat the same offerings from Canon or Nikon. Bravo!

My Nikon 85/1.4G came with a decentering defect. Fixed under warranty. But overall not a sharp lens. Will sell when Sigma releases the 85/1.4 Art.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1106 comments in total)
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

It's mind boggling that the GX8 is not listed as a direct competitor. The PEN-F's high price tag, lack of weather sealing, and the hideous art filter knob are enough for me to pick the GX8 instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
On article Sigma introduces EF-630 multi-function flash (22 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: What a prominent on/off beep switch. Strange.....

Would make more sense as a switch for the autofocus assist light.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Sigma introduces EF-630 multi-function flash (22 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: Hey Sigma, please consider making a radio controllable flash system. Since Nikon is not interested in making one....

I agree. The new Nikon speedlight is too pricey for what it is. I would rather go with Pocket Wizard or the Phottix Odin system.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1106 comments in total)
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ekaton: GX8 has weather sealing, tiltable EVF & grip included and a few more tech specs up its sleeve at a lower price. The lack of weather sealing is a bummer.

I think any camera that costs more than $1000 should be weather-sealed, and the same thing should apply to lenses too.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
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Ken Aisin: DL18-50 is the one I would get if it came with an EVF.

I would like to see it built-in. Not as an optional accessory. Besides, the optional EVF is too big in size.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
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rubank: Seems very nice, BUT
I don´t understand the design. The very short handgrip make for a very unbalanced feeling with a bigger lens, there is no support for the lower part of the palm. Strange.

A vertical grip is available
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/744/825/15.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:47 UTC

DL18-50 is the one I would get if it came with an EVF.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
On article Sigma introduces EF-630 multi-function flash (22 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: Hey Sigma, please consider making a radio controllable flash system. Since Nikon is not interested in making one....

Thanks. Been away in the Caribbeans :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
On article Sigma introduces EF-630 multi-function flash (22 comments in total)

Hey Sigma, please consider making a radio controllable flash system. Since Nikon is not interested in making one....

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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Steve Balcombe: Congratulations to Sigma for producing another unique lens. I do think, though, that if you think you need this lens you should seriously consider switching to full frame instead.

Current full frame Nikon cameras all have their AF points jammed in the center. I personally would prefer an imaginary 50-135/1.8 lens on DX over my 70-200/2.8 on FX because the AF points are spread evenly on DX.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 00:58 UTC

Though I was hoping for a 50-135mm/1.8, still wanna say "thank you" to Sigma for doing things that Nikon wouldn't dare doing. And unlike Nikon, thank you for not charging an arm and a leg for your Art lenses. This is from a happy owner of the 18-35/1.8 Art, 24/1.4 Art, 35/1.4 Art, 50/1.4 Art, and future owner of the 85/1.4 Art ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 66th comment

36MP, 5-axis IBIS, weather-sealed, 100% viewfinder, and for just $1800!! What's not to like? Absolutely a photographer's camera. Makes me so wanna switch mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
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sierranvin: I so hope a viable, competent, serious competitor to Adobe will one day emerge and send them away, similar to what Google has done to Yahoo in search...

I hate Adobe with a passion ever since they introduced CC. Unless Adobe brings back the non-subscription version, I hope another company will emerge and send Adobe away.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (85 comments in total)
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Yohan Pamudji: Wireless communication type: Optical pulse communication (in multiple flash-unit photography operation)

Shame--would have been pretty much perfect if this were radio instead of optical.

If you say it loud enough, and the market is big enough, Phottix might make one for Fujifilm. I tried the Phottix Odin for Nikon, and I am really impressed.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
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