Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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pkcpga: Interesting to see how the 24-70 turns out since it's decently smaller than the Nikon and would be a nice travel alternative.

It seems to be much shorter than the Nikon 24-70/2.8 VR.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:18 UTC

Can't wait to see reviews of the 24-70/2.8 OS Art. 82mm filter thread is a real bummer though as all my filters are 77mm. But if reviews are good and the price is reasonable, I will buy it with a few 82mm ND filters and a 82mm circular polariser.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:16 UTC as 105th comment

I have been using Lightroom since version 1.0 to 6.8 now. Thinking that Adobe probably won't release a standalone 7.0, I have tried several alternatives. Unlike Capture One, I find RawTherapee really easy to use. I pretty much got the hang of it within minutes. And unlike DXO, it is not sluggish at all. I find it very snappy on my PC. So far, I don't know what's not to like. Best of all, it's free of charge!! Really want to thank the developers.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

Sad news....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Eric Peltzer: Great alternative to the Surface Studio, which has fairly anemic specs and no upgrade possibility. What if you have a real workstation with beefy graphics card and a 4K monitor or two you want to leave upright? Also the SS as elegant as it is, is quite expensive and the graphics card is weak. You could have said graphics workstation with multiple monitors and add the Canvas 27 for nearly the same price as just the SS, and have a much beefier setup. Also, if Wacom styli work on this then it must be actual Wacom tech? I have heard that the SS stylus is not as good as a Wacom. Finally, this might encourage SS and Cintiq prices to come down a bit. Yes it's expensive but for a target market of graphic artist it makes sense.
I do think SS v2 could be much improved. MS should use Wacom or something exactly as good. And upgradable specs or at least an Nvidia 1060. It's a lot of money for mobile grade silicon.

I totally agree. The Surfaces' specs are pretty anemic except for the one with i7, 32GB ram, and GTX 980M. It makes more sense to build your own desktop and add a Canvas 27 plus vertical displays behind it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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Ken Aisin: Impressive!! $1799 sounds reasonable too.

I've always wanted a Cintiq 27, but the Cintiq 27's MSRP is $2799 I believe. If the Dell Canvas 27 is as good as the Cintiq based on reviews, $1799 MSRP sounds reasonable for me.

By the way, there're differences in quality when it comes to IPS panels. There are reasons why people are paying more than $2K for an Eizo monitor. For the price, I would expect the viewing quality of the Canvas 27 to be better than a $173 monitor. We'll find out when the reviews come out. And I will make my purchase based on the reviews.

Also, so much editing time will be saved with the knob and the stylus. See this video demo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94XQPXftMYw). So, calling this a monitor with a glass touch screen worth $350 is a bit absurd.

Just my $0.02. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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String: Looks great, especially for digital artists; I'm sure Intuos must be getting worried though.

The Cintiq 27 is just too expensive for what it is. Thanks Dell for the competition. By the way, I build my own desktop. The Canvas 27 suits me more than the Surface Studio too. If the Canvas 27's reviews are good, it will be on my shopping list.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

Impressive!! $1799 sounds reasonable too.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Would love to see how they perform on the Sony A7R II.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 04:21 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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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 56th comment

Another great lens for Sony camera owners ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 78th 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 (1056 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 (1056 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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