Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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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.

@fpesolano, I'm not an American and I don't like the American way of personal data collection either. But at least America is a democratic country which respects people's freedom of expression. China, on the other hand, is an authoritarian state run by an oppressive regime. God knows what would ever happen to me had I written something critical of the regime on my phone, then set foot in China.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:15 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.

Thanks Oliver, will do some research on that :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:03 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, I got it from the official Xiaomi store in Hong Kong. You can go into each app's menu to turn off the ads. But the idea of ads showing up on built-in apps is really ridiculous to begin with.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:01 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 17:37 UTC as 27th comment | 23 replies
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Lihkin: I don't think 61MP is enough for most people who will use it to photograph their cats in bad lighting. We need 100MP.

@Lihkin, however, cat owners can now make 20"x30" @300ppi prints of their cats shot in bad lighting!! No other FF camera can make such prints before today. LOLOL

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 17:40 UTC

Wonderful pictures. Absolutely man's best friend.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 18:02 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Though I won't be getting it, I'm very happy to see Panasonic still committed to M43.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2019 at 20:40 UTC as 29th comment

No core apps and updates from Google means this will become a phone for China market only no matter how good the cameras are.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 16:38 UTC as 49th comment | 9 replies
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sirhawkeye64: I really wish Adobe would do a $10 or $15 PS only plan, no cloud storage, no LR. That way I could do C1 + PS (yes I'm paying more, but at least I'd have the best of both worlds). There still isn't quite a program that has the power of PS, unfortunately.

As for the updates, they never bothered me, as I generally get the latest version once I'm convinced they work properly. Luckily for me, photography is just a hobby, so I don't need things to be perfect as I do it for fun, not for money.

@sirhawkeye64,

My workflow is different from yours. I get most of my editing done with C1. I use Affinity Photo pretty much only for spot removal (or object removal) if necessary.

Spot removal is done with Affinity Photo's Inpainting Brush Tool. Results are as good as PS's Spot Healing Brush Tool. But when I need to remove a larger object from a picture, it somehow takes a bit longer than PS on my machine. Maybe Affinity Photo's not optimized for AMD Ryzen CPU, which I have.

I personally don't do layers much with Affinity Photo. So, I hope someone can chime in on how he/she feels about Affinity Photo's Layers.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 20:36 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I really wish Adobe would do a $10 or $15 PS only plan, no cloud storage, no LR. That way I could do C1 + PS (yes I'm paying more, but at least I'd have the best of both worlds). There still isn't quite a program that has the power of PS, unfortunately.

As for the updates, they never bothered me, as I generally get the latest version once I'm convinced they work properly. Luckily for me, photography is just a hobby, so I don't need things to be perfect as I do it for fun, not for money.

@sirhawkeye64, try Affinity Photo. I've switched from LR & PS to C1 & Affinity Photo. Won't ever look back.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 19:52 UTC
On article Best cameras under $1000 (316 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: $500-$1000 range? I would pick the Olympus EM5ii with 14-150mm splash proof kit, which sells for $999 at B&H.

Edit: DPReview just updated the top picks with the A6400 and X-T30. My above comment is no longer relevant, as it was towards their previous picks of EM10iii and D5600.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 19:49 UTC
On article Best cameras under $1000 (316 comments in total)

$500-$1000 range? I would pick the Olympus EM5ii with 14-150mm splash proof kit, which sells for $999 at B&H.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 19:31 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

Not surprised, and it won't be any better soon. Sony is very far ahead with mirrorless tech, and lens line-up.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 22:34 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies

"Actually, we are seeing that there are many photographers who started using the Micro Four Thirds as their second camera, are going on to use it as their main camera."

I shoot with Nikon FX for work, mainly with my F1.4 primes for shallow depth of fields. This is something that the M43 system cannot match.

But for personal casual use, I much prefer M43. I really appreciate the compactness and the weight. M43 cameras and lenses are also well sealed for bad weather. These two advantages allow me to bring my M43 kit with me more and shoot more.

Until Olympus releases autofocus primes faster than F1.2, I still can't see myself shooting M43 for work though.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 16:44 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

Good read. Thanks DPReview. And thank you Yamaki-San for your sharp Art primes. I love them to bits, and no longer buy Nikon's.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2019 at 16:15 UTC as 59th comment

Oppressive regime.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 17:01 UTC as 118th comment
On article Best cameras under $1500 in 2020 (191 comments in total)

Surprised to see the Olympus E-M5II on the under $1500 list. B&H has the camera with the 14-150II lens ($599 value) for $999 USD. In Hong Kong, the street price for the body is around $450 USD.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 16:12 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2411 comments in total)
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DtEW: IPX1 doesn't seem that impressive for a pro body. I guess that says more about everything else that isn't IPX-rated to anything.

@BlueBomber, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BG74w0gAw

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 07:15 UTC

Should have collaborated with Godox. Just my $0.02.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 06:25 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2411 comments in total)
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DtEW: IPX1 doesn't seem that impressive for a pro body. I guess that says more about everything else that isn't IPX-rated to anything.

I actally think Olympus would. Unless the gear had been submerged in water.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 06:22 UTC
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