Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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Ergo607: Who Cares?

By the way, I bought it because LightRoom didn't have lens correction before. Now that LigthRoom has lens correction. I don't see why anyone should care anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 18:05 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

I wouldn't call that trolling. I did buy it, and it's a total waste of money. Other than Fujifilm's Hyper-Utility, I've never used a piece of software that is as clunky as the DXO Optics Pro. To the DXO team, please go get a copy of LightRoom, and compare it to yours.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
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Ken Aisin: On top of this 14mm, I hope they'll make a 17.5mm, a 25mm, and a 42.5mm with auto focus, f1.0 aperture, and weather sealing. Partner these lenses with an E-M5, I'll be all set for many years to come.

I want the Voightlander 17.5mm too. But I need 3D tracking continuous autofocus to take pictures of the kids. Manual focus lens is not an option for me :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 02:30 UTC
On photo Moving! in the Fast Movement shot ( Car ) challenge (3 comments in total)
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meatatarian: Nice s2000! The red is a great color, second only to my Laguna Blue!

+1. It's so sad that Honda killed it off.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

On top of this 14mm, I hope they'll make a 17.5mm, a 25mm, and a 42.5mm with auto focus, f1.0 aperture, and weather sealing. Partner these lenses with an E-M5, I'll be all set for many years to come.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

Looks like a great deal for a fully sealed camera and kit lens. Definitely great for outdoor use. Unfortunately, I'm too invested with Nikon gear, so I can only wish Nikon would build splash proof cameras and lenses in this price range in the near future. Shooting with rain cover or plastic bag is just way too clumsy.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 86th comment

Finally a system that makes me wanna go mirrorless. Will have to wait for reviews on image quality first though.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:36 UTC as 112th comment
On article DxO Labs announces Optics Pro 7 with faster performance (166 comments in total)
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mantra: hope it will not shipped with the more terrible copy protection

once i wanted to try and in case buy it , because i use lot wide lenses

but it did mess up my windows :(

Tell me about it. With Version 5, whenever I needed to restore Windows, I just had to return the serial key, reinstall Windows, and use the same key to reactivate Version 5 once everything's restored.

But with Version 6, this feature was gone. Whenever I needed to restore Windows, I had to contact customer support to grant me a new activation.

One time I remember I had to re-install Windows couple of times in a week because I was testing out several new video cards, and was having compatibility issues. I explained my situation to the tech support in my email, and I was told that frequent reactivation will require management approval. This was ridiculous. So, I just gave up, and went to get myself a copy of LightRoom 3 instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 21:50 UTC
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HiRez: I look forward to the day when these can ship as true plugins to Aperture and Lightroom, when they can work non-destructively within the app 's workflow.

It works non-destructively with DXO Optics Pro. But then DXO Optics Pro is so clunky and sluggish. I gave up and switched back to Lightroom 3. Besides, Lightroom 3's high ISO output is much cleaner and has more detail than those from DXO Optics Pro.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:53 UTC
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Nikon-J1-AdoramaTV

When Panasonic and Sony implement hybrid AF in their mirrorless cameras to match the Nikon 1 on AF-C performance, there won't be any reason to buy the Nikon 1.

Expensive price tag + tiny sensor + unpocketable size = FAIL.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 18:43 UTC
On article Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery (336 comments in total)
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slncezgsi: I would say that once people realize that this camera does not actually compete with NEX or m4/3, but rather acts as top of the class P&S for amateurs that actually what their simple camera to deliver acceptably good high ISO and focuses fast, than all that bashing it received up to know may finally stop.

Look at the JPEG output - obviously tuned to optimize to suppress the noise and not to preserve maximal detail. Sure - the ISO 3200 looks a bit like painting, but at medium size it is perfectly usable (web, small prints).

Whoever hoped for high end mirror-less camera with large sensor and professional layout - THIS IS NOT IT. It is high end P&S that should make great video and bring you home nice snaps from your vacation. Just accept it.

"It is high end P&S that should make great video and bring you home nice snaps from your vacation. Just accept it."

Hard to accept it with the $899 and $649 price tags.....

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:40 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: Apparently, Nikon thinks its target audience (i.e. users intimidated by the size and perceived complexity of SLRs) would also be interested in a prime lens and an external flash with swivel head.....

I think a compact superzoom CoolPix with blazingly fast hybrid autofocus will suit these customers more than the Nikon 1 system.

The price tags of the V1 and J1 further suggest to me that Nikon has lost the plot already.

Just saw the size comparison of V1 vs E-PM1....
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/43rumors/nik-epma.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:59 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)

Apparently, Nikon thinks its target audience (i.e. users intimidated by the size and perceived complexity of SLRs) would also be interested in a prime lens and an external flash with swivel head.....

I think a compact superzoom CoolPix with blazingly fast hybrid autofocus will suit these customers more than the Nikon 1 system.

The price tags of the V1 and J1 further suggest to me that Nikon has lost the plot already.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:43 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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iunius: This is a brilliant strategy by Nikon.

Now we've got 3 sizes to choose from: Nikon, 4/3, and APS-C. People will go Nikon for compactness or APS-C for quality, and 4/3 in the middle will lose out.

Longer term, sensor tech will improve, and lenses will get faster. They'll pass the quality bar for more potential customers with each iteration, and more people will forgo the advantage of larger sensors in favor of compactness.

All the while, they have a format that is cheaper to manufacture, so they can put the difference into other features, or just have higher margins and invest more in R&D.

Higher margin only when people are buying them.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:31 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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cm71td: "It's most certainly not designed as a second camera for SLR users, but rather as an entirely different type of system that users intimidated by the size and perceived complexity of SLRs can upgrade to when they outgrow their compacts"

Why would someone who is "intimidated by the complexity of SLRs" need an interchangeable lens camera?

Exactly, and they will be intimidated by the price tag too. Besides, I don't see people who are intimidated by the complexity of SLRs would be interested in a prime lens and an external flash with swivel head.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:28 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)

"If it turns out to be capable of producing good results where existing cameras can often fail - school sports, for example - then it could easily turn out to be the long sought-after 'family camera' for users who want memorable pictures but have no interest in learning the technical minutiae of camera operation."

So, I suppose AF speed is pretty much the only potential advantage of the Nikon 1 system. I wonder what will happen to Nikon 1 sales when the competitors catch up on focus speed by implementing hybrid AF in their mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:33 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: "it also incorporates a 'Hybrid' autofocus system that employs both Phase and Contrast Detection focus methods. The result is, according to Nikon, the fastest autofocus of any camera the company has ever made - including its professional flagship DSLR, the D3S."

This means Nikon has the capability to build DX and FX mirrorless cameras with hybrid AF system that can autofocus faster than D3s, but Nikon somehow chose a sensor with 2.7x crop factor. Interesting.........

Thanks for the explanation, Richard :)

Well, when it comes to mirrorless cameras, if I were given a choice between AF speed or larger sensor size, I'd definitely pick larger sensor size.

Saw the sample pictures of the V1 and I'm absolutely not impressed with the image quality from a camera that costs $899. Personally, I wouldn't even want to pay $450 for it no matter how blazingly fast the AF speed is. If I'm shooting something that requires fast AF speed, I can always go grab my DSLR and AF-S lenses. After seeing the sample images, I think Nikon has totally lost the plot with this one.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:08 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)

"it also incorporates a 'Hybrid' autofocus system that employs both Phase and Contrast Detection focus methods. The result is, according to Nikon, the fastest autofocus of any camera the company has ever made - including its professional flagship DSLR, the D3S."

This means Nikon has the capability to build DX and FX mirrorless cameras with hybrid AF system that can autofocus faster than D3s, but Nikon somehow chose a sensor with 2.7x crop factor. Interesting........

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:47 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)

"it also incorporates a 'Hybrid' autofocus system that employs both Phase and Contrast Detection focus methods. The result is, according to Nikon, the fastest autofocus of any camera the company has ever made - including its professional flagship DSLR, the D3S."

This means Nikon has the capability to build DX and FX mirrorless cameras with hybrid AF system that can autofocus faster than D3s, but Nikon somehow chose a sensor with 2.7x crop factor. Interesting.........

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:45 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
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