Khun_K

Khun_K

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Industrial Design & Photography
Joined on Jan 5, 2006
About me:

Industrial designer and professional photographer base in Bangkok, Shanghai and Taipei.

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On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

Well, it's OK, they can always discount and sell at regular price... not the end of the world. It's Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 8th comment

The whole mirrorless vs reflex system is not just about which is better but what is the future. Mirrorless system is still in its infancy and shows good progress, while reflex system after decades development has probably close to mechanical limitation in mass production term. This is a capitalism driven world, the investor likely to pour money into innovation that differs from old (regardless better or not, it mostly likely will get better over time) and R&D sector will always move on newer technology to change the phase of competition, as it happens now. The future is not decided by experience photographers today who have invested their gears, the future will be decided by the much younger generation who will be the prime consumers tomorrow and to buy them and I cannot see primary of them still using reflex cameras.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 193rd comment

The direction is smaller, lighter, faster, smarter, fully integration on all devices... so the choice is simple. The execution is tough - adapting existing lens mount is convenient - the convenient the most people chose to do more than 20 years ago while Canon moved on with their revolutionary EOS (EF mount) that won the whole war. SONY saw that and started their new short flange, total electronic E mount rather than stick with the older Minolta A(Alpha) mount and go themselves in an advantageous status. It took SONY many years to finally build a sizable native E mount lenses system that finally pays back, with a mount that is virtually equally good for FF/APS-C. History likely to repeat itself again!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:34 UTC as 196th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

it is a short list of something that the article title should really avoid using "gems" ??? overly subjective list at best

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:36 UTC as 395th comment | 1 reply
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njp73: Since I was a boy I wanted to own a Leica M. To me it is iconic, a masterpiece of engineering and most importantly for whatever illogical reason encourages my passion for photography. I take photos because I love photography, I love the process of capturing an image as much as the result, sometimes more. ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Focusing and composing the image.

Simply put, cost, specs, IQ comprisions are distractions from what's really important to me as a photographer... enjoyment. Obviously this is not something that can be measured in a review, but I justed wanted to say if this camera or any camera will increase your passion and enjoyment for photography please don't let the technical and fiscal distractions deter you.

most creditable tests tend to test on new lenses so in this case, even Leica lens has tighter mechanical tolerance (mostly mechanism) which I believe will have some advantage over some cheaper lens of less tolerance (taking into account that cheaper lens needed to be design for mass production friendly but Leica lens may require more hand labor and calibration) so when new, I suppose the difference is less than when the lens gone through extended use which Leica holds up very well while the cheaper lens becomes really sloppy. when focused accurately, it is more or less the optical design than other things but of course it matters very little bit that I believe it has to do more with how each individual photographer uses his tool. Not every picture from Leica is world class and not every picture from other lens makers are junk is the proof.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

if Kodak can exit camera business in a way so does GoPro. It is just reality. I think GoPro's day is numbered although I hope not.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:37 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

the Hasselblad with DJI booster... for those who is or not the Hasselblad customer this is a good new nonetheless, it is a market segment yet crowded but eventually will

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 10:39 UTC as 5th comment
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njp73: Since I was a boy I wanted to own a Leica M. To me it is iconic, a masterpiece of engineering and most importantly for whatever illogical reason encourages my passion for photography. I take photos because I love photography, I love the process of capturing an image as much as the result, sometimes more. ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Focusing and composing the image.

Simply put, cost, specs, IQ comprisions are distractions from what's really important to me as a photographer... enjoyment. Obviously this is not something that can be measured in a review, but I justed wanted to say if this camera or any camera will increase your passion and enjoyment for photography please don't let the technical and fiscal distractions deter you.

It's simply just fact, no dispute over it, the manufacturing quality and assembly workmanship is what people paying for, not necessary contribute to higher image quality - which I don't think it is what Leica represent today - on image quality. There are some other very well made cameras that can rival Leica, but not those from consumers brands - which is nothing wrong - they need to appeal to professionals who has to factor their equipment cost and return and those camera not necessarily produce less image quality and in fact, on the contrary, produce much better image than typical Leica users - statistically. And of course, not to mention general consumers. It is just a beautiful tool most photographers want to have one or a couple, but it is also at the same time a tool requires much more time and patience, and as a result, overall image quality produce from Leica by its users is, IMHO, among the worst of all modern cameras, but that's is not the problem of the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 04:01 UTC
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njp73: Since I was a boy I wanted to own a Leica M. To me it is iconic, a masterpiece of engineering and most importantly for whatever illogical reason encourages my passion for photography. I take photos because I love photography, I love the process of capturing an image as much as the result, sometimes more. ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Focusing and composing the image.

Simply put, cost, specs, IQ comprisions are distractions from what's really important to me as a photographer... enjoyment. Obviously this is not something that can be measured in a review, but I justed wanted to say if this camera or any camera will increase your passion and enjoyment for photography please don't let the technical and fiscal distractions deter you.

Masterpiece? It depends. But yes, the simpler it goes the more difficult to manufacture and engineer because it needs tighter tolerance, and quality is about controlling tolerances and integration and for that, we can say M10 is high above the average of camera quality, but that does not mean it represent the absolute highest, there is ALPA 12 standing atop.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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Khun_K: Statistically Apple has about 7.4% of worldwide PC market so it is understandable that potentially 92.6% of people will not favor whatever Apple does. Apple as a small company in PC market has done a lot of contribution, more than its 7.4% of share may be.
They ditch CD slot, removable battery, so hopefully this time they are also right. But if not, there will be solutions. I personally prefer to have the SD card slot, but I will live with the new one without the slot. Nothing is perfect.

It's subjective opinion as it is, I do not say it is right but I said I hope it is right because by removing the SD slot - which in one way is convenience, will force developments of other means of transferring data on the SD card. Nothing last forever, did Apple make the move too soon? Time will tell. But an Apple MacBook Pro without SD card, my solution will be a latest reader.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:33 UTC

Statistically Apple has about 7.4% of worldwide PC market so it is understandable that potentially 92.6% of people will not favor whatever Apple does. Apple as a small company in PC market has done a lot of contribution, more than its 7.4% of share may be.
They ditch CD slot, removable battery, so hopefully this time they are also right. But if not, there will be solutions. I personally prefer to have the SD card slot, but I will live with the new one without the slot. Nothing is perfect.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 176th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)
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Khun_K: Well, he is doing his best job as general manager but basically it is saying bigger is better for image quality, or the logic will apply to why not make it even bigger, or why not simply make smaller like M4/3 or even smaller, so we have to be realistic. Cameras of all sensors sizes existed by customers and market supporting them, or we will see them disappear, regardless what. Anyway, Fuji make very good cameras and produce very good lenses and in 2016, everyone is doing good camera and even 3rd lens markers are doing great lenses. This is great time for photographers, we have great smartphone to take great images, we have great this and that cameras, all great stuffs, just need photographers to match the gears. They are all good.

645z produces very good files, I use it for awhile until I started to feel the weight and bulk does not fit me and I sold it, but I compare the DNG from 645z is very comparable with my Phase One IQ250. I shot more than a thousand shots with X1D, very pleased with the camera and beautiful files, and particularly good skin tone. At some time 2017, we are going to see it is not a companion between 2 companies, we will see 4. Pentax without question will be one, since they have already using the exact sensor and have a lot of field-know-how already.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)
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Khun_K: Well, he is doing his best job as general manager but basically it is saying bigger is better for image quality, or the logic will apply to why not make it even bigger, or why not simply make smaller like M4/3 or even smaller, so we have to be realistic. Cameras of all sensors sizes existed by customers and market supporting them, or we will see them disappear, regardless what. Anyway, Fuji make very good cameras and produce very good lenses and in 2016, everyone is doing good camera and even 3rd lens markers are doing great lenses. This is great time for photographers, we have great smartphone to take great images, we have great this and that cameras, all great stuffs, just need photographers to match the gears. They are all good.

in Ansel Adams's case, IMHO, I think he would probably take Phase One XF100 and already shooting with it (which available since January 2016) than waiting for GFX to deliver sometime towards mid 2017, if we speak best. Or better yet, may be he would use ALPA 12XY / or MAX with Phase One 100MP back with technical movement and superior optics (Rodenstock HR lenses) than anything else. Fuji without question is very good, but they are still consumer electronics and Fujinon lenses are wonderful, but less wonderful than Rodenstock HR line. Fuji GFX is not representing best quality, it is representing best compromise in its own way which is basically everyone in the camera business is doing to appeal its own customers, and without question Fuji is doing a good job.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (234 comments in total)

The original RX100 used to be my travel companion until that position replaced with iPhone until now. I have photographed for many years and use many different cameras of all sizes, the RX100 reminds me the Contax T2/T3 and Contax TVS which were my favorite pocket camera except even a bit smaller and much more versatile. The RX100 V is without question very attractive, SONY has in recent years delivered some best cameras, such as A7R2 & RX1R2 that I own and use a lot, among others. RX100V will be a tough one for me, particular now iPhone 7+ is available, not that iPhone image quality will be comparable, certainly not, but most often enough for many situations and more spontaneous. And for some particular situation, RX1R2 is usually the next most close one to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)
In reply to:

Khun_K: Well, he is doing his best job as general manager but basically it is saying bigger is better for image quality, or the logic will apply to why not make it even bigger, or why not simply make smaller like M4/3 or even smaller, so we have to be realistic. Cameras of all sensors sizes existed by customers and market supporting them, or we will see them disappear, regardless what. Anyway, Fuji make very good cameras and produce very good lenses and in 2016, everyone is doing good camera and even 3rd lens markers are doing great lenses. This is great time for photographers, we have great smartphone to take great images, we have great this and that cameras, all great stuffs, just need photographers to match the gears. They are all good.

nor we don't wonder which pen Ernest Hemingway use

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)

Well, he is doing his best job as general manager but basically it is saying bigger is better for image quality, or the logic will apply to why not make it even bigger, or why not simply make smaller like M4/3 or even smaller, so we have to be realistic. Cameras of all sensors sizes existed by customers and market supporting them, or we will see them disappear, regardless what. Anyway, Fuji make very good cameras and produce very good lenses and in 2016, everyone is doing good camera and even 3rd lens markers are doing great lenses. This is great time for photographers, we have great smartphone to take great images, we have great this and that cameras, all great stuffs, just need photographers to match the gears. They are all good.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On article Phase One XF IQ3 100MP update adds electronic shutter (22 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why no raws for download in the real world samples?

The camera has been out for many many months and professional studios already using them for months. Check Phase One website and they have RAW for download since long time ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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ogl: They know that camera could be overheating...
It could heat till 70C. Wow...The battery (even 3200 mAh) is really weak.
Expensive camera with a lot of minuses. The only one unique thing - not big for MF camera.

I have run over a thousand shots on pre-release X1D about a month ago so may be let me answer some questions, in stead of someone guessing;
1. EVF - pretty good, not better than Leica SL but at least as good as A7R2, which I also use both system extensively. I also just use X-Pro 2 and XT-2 and X1D has comfortable edge over both.
2. Battery life - my estimation 600 shots so pretty good, IMHO. My brief review here https://www.facebook.com/kaisern.chen/posts/1108163765932366
3. XDC lens is MF, as it supports at least 54.78mm image circle. MF is not defined by 645 as someone referred it to be, MF is defined by former 120/220 film with width 56mm, and it goes up to 6X17, there is no so called MF-FF.
4. Overheating - same issue for every camera so it is a matter of dissipation or to contain it. It is the same sensor and similar electronics so heating issue will be the same, aluminum is without question superior material.
5. High price - I don't think so.
6. Try it, ergonomic is good!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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ogl: X1D+30+90 = 15 700 USD

Who will be the users of this system?
The system has no any serious advantage over classical MF cameras at all.

Film has its advantage, digital has its advantage, the majority of users today - of all level which including the top professionals today primary use digital while they are fully capable technical-wise and capital-power-wise to choose whatever tools they could, so let's respect the majority of people using digital camera, no need to see them less intelligence. Art collector or museums buys art regardless it is film or digital, camera are just tools.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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ogl: They know that camera could be overheating...
It could heat till 70C. Wow...The battery (even 3200 mAh) is really weak.
Expensive camera with a lot of minuses. The only one unique thing - not big for MF camera.

Heat is something everyone will deal with - using aluminum is perhaps the best solution so you knew it is hot, in fact I can feel the heat after 50-60 shots into work when I tested but nothing that is too bothering. Thermal goes two way, the aluminum brings the internal heat out and cool the internal parts by ambient air - much better and more efficient than using hybrid construction and external polycarbonate shell which basically contain the heat inside the camera than allow it to be properly cooled. Heat will be there, most likely similar when cameras are using the same sensor, so the camera feels a bit hot is actually a good thing than not, given the same shooting condition.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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