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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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)
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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.

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
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (130 comments in total)
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Khun_K: I briefly tried it a couple of days ago and it is a heavy lens, makes my D810 looks like to small camera. Very heavy, although manageable, my most favorite current day portrait lens is still AF-S 85/1.8 G

it's a standard Nikon lens, just bigger, nothing luxury about it, IMHO. Nikon lenses in current state of industrial design, compares to the European's and Sigma Art Line or Tamron more modern design - Nikon looks like someone before year 2000, too busy and too old fashion. Optically they are good, but style is increasingly becomes an important factor today.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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Khun_K: For over 5 years, medium format digital has been on 60 megapixels, to 80 megapixels and then 100 megapixels since late 2015 - so Fuji is entering into the bottom of high-end digital capture with the lowest specification and price offer - so let's not get too exciting that the image quality will be something - it will be something the best Fuji can get out of the same sensor that other people has been working and improving for "years". Of course it will be good, or very good, until it compares to absolutely best which it is not Fuji is targeting at, Fuji is making "affordable" solution, not the "ultimate" solution - but it is a great news that finally a fine system can be reached by many photographers who think their creativity is limited by small sensors.

Eventually, we may see the major player within a couple of years in mirrorless medium format that is neither Hasselblad or Fujifilm. Their current line up of lens architecture is the limiting factor, Hasselblad knew it, Fujifilm just gave it a run.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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Khun_K: I have tested the camera a couple days and quite a lot of shots and frankly speaking it produces the kind of files one would expect from a medium format sensor, the 3FR raw file is quite big, 110.4mb, full of detail. And skin tone is one of the best I have seen, and I have used a lot of cameras from XF/IQ380 to 5DS/D810 to A7R2. It is not fast, not slow, very useful, the 45/3.5 lens is one lens that photographer should not miss. I have not tried Fujifilm yet and have no desire to try, not that its quality will be any less, quality of image today is not a problem, most camera can produce very good files and if the camera can't, not the camera's fault. X1D is very well built, well balanced and very nice to shoot. It is a fair price for camera of this specification. Fuifilm is expected to be 70% of the price of a Hasselblad, it also feels cheaper - using X-Pro 2 as a reference. People say it is very well built, they have not tried a Leica yet. IQ with GFX, I will say same as X1D.

so many camera out there and each one finds what he likes, choosing camera is nothing to do with right or wrong, it is just paying for it and go shooting. No one is wrong, and I believe no one camera maker thought they are going to sell their camera to everyone, that is simply not realistic.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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Correction man: It's a shame hassy and Fuji dint use a common lens system after all they are both made by Fuji

XCD is OEM by an industrial optical manufacturer of high calibre, "Nitto Kogaku", made to Hasselblad's proprietary specification and quality standard, nothing to worry about. Lens speed of f/3.5 - 4 is common in medium format, that does not say f/2-3.5 cannot be done, of course it could but it is at the weight of lens size and cost, for the market Hasselblad is targeting, not really an issue. They know they are not going to sell to everyone - they can't produce that many anyway; as does Fujifilm GFX, not going to sell to anyone. There are 2 power house to join soon!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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