Khun_K

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

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On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (121 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 (102 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 (102 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
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (102 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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AngularJS: How good is AF?

mirrorless is fine in studio, for now it is not as good as the common DSLR but acceptable, no problem. I have use A7R2 in studio often, not as fast as 5DS or D800E/D810 but acceptable, faster than Phase One XF or Hasselblad H4X/H5X. The X1D I tested is not focusing as fast as A7R2, slower but, but accurate, still acceptable, not a problem to use in studio. I think Fuji GFX will autofocus as least as fast if not faster, so I assume it is as useful though I have not yet tried it, especially with the new EVF. But I briefly tried the X-Pro 2 a couple of weeks and I think it is a capable camera and base on that, I assume GFX will be OK, given Fujifilm's experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
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AngularJS: How good is AF?

I have tested the Hasselblad X1D inside and outside studio - so if Fuji behaves similar which I think it will autofocus at least as good if not better, it is useful in studio, no problem. Not the quickest of course, faster than manual focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
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write2alan: I am wondering which MOUNT the GFX 50S will be? It might be possible to mount my old 645 lenses on it.

a new G mount but with such short flange distance you can almost certain there will be adapter(s) to use some older lens, including their own GX645 lenses which are essentially Hasselblad HC lenses - I am using Hasselblad H system and just tried the X system but don't have the adapter to test. I assume the current Hasselblad less should still be useable on the new G mount if Fuji produce an adapter for it - at least for their own version of GX645 lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (121 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:29 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies

medium format has never died, they are always there and Fuji simply exited themselves and now want to re-enter again with basically nothing new - except cheap enough so for many it is no longer just a dream. The sensor has been on Phase One, Hasselblad and Pentax for a few years but of course each company has its own way to tweaking the final signal read to each one's own raw format which eventually requires software that Fuji is known not the best.
However, Pentax 645z's DNG is a very good file, very comparable to Phase One's IIQ and Hasselblad's 3FR/fff so assuming Fuji's will be at somewhat similar level, then it is a considerable good job.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:24 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (81 comments in total)

12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art is one of the best new I heard from this year's Photokina

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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Khun_K: all these high end lenses suggest a pro model is coming, and not necessary A7 size, pro can accept a bit (just a bit) bigger that balance these heavy weight better. It's all good. The 55/1.8 is very good and will last for some more time. There are lots of choice and is good for users.

IMHO no, the macro is a must, almost, for all camera systems, and 35/1.4 is what a typical Zeiss would do. But very high price 50/1.4, and SONY's own GM sent different signal, I think a higher end model is a wild dream when A7 system is developed, and the sales success made it a "work in progress".

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 15:39 UTC

I told my self if I will be patient enough then perhaps I can get a good deal then today I did, a very well priced - and almost never used 2nd hand came up and I grabbed it. M60 is a nice camera that has a different attraction to take it around to take picture - even without a purpose, and that is the fun about this camera. I use a few other digital M cameras and SL, I can't say this M60 will produce better image - given the restriction - I doubt it. But I am certain I would probably have this camera around (just feel cool about it) for situations that I might not have other camera around, and it would for sure allow me taking some pictures that otherwise can't.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)

all these high end lenses suggest a pro model is coming, and not necessary A7 size, pro can accept a bit (just a bit) bigger that balance these heavy weight better. It's all good. The 55/1.8 is very good and will last for some more time. There are lots of choice and is good for users.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)

this is certainly the best shot Hasselblad can make in current market situation, the traditional SLR-type medium format market is small and Hasselblad is not a market share leader making there is no way to fund a new product unless - such as Leica SL, minimizing engineering production tools and go automatic CNC milling and use touch screen to replace all the buttons needed (and much easier assembly) so making this type of camera is what have to be done - logically and economically, without over burdening themselves with inventory. It is actually reasonably priced around a similar resolution digital back - making it to a self-contain digital camera platform. It changes the game the Hasselblad is playing for sure, but not likely to put much pressure on everyone else except Hasselblad themselves - the H & V system.
This product open up a play field that the real game changer will be the similar offer from Japanese, shortly after.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 221st comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (309 comments in total)

nice except it is 3 years too late

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 5th comment

As a user of DP Merrills for many years this would be a nice solution, only that I hope it will accept other lenses but the digital engine on the Foveon chip may require special calculation that exclude such. It would be a nice camera, only arrive a bit too late.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 87th comment

the lens are primary designed for the modern A7 seres (or perhaps future generations and may be A8/A9 that features 5-axis in-body stabilizer) so it becomes less important to have it on the lens. Minolta once produced some of best lenses by Japanese makers, SONY just carries it, and hopefully this line of lens will not be disappointing.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 123rd comment

a lot bigger than what I expected, it is not bad or good, just thought a size closer to M (Leica's comfort zone) would be ideal. The industrial design is in my opinion under achieved by the typical Leica tradition although it is not to be an ugly camera - which are plenty of course, it is a Leica, a slightly different looking Leica. Image quality would be no doubt great, but this is sort of standard in 2015. Well, it is a Leica, would not mind to have one. A long road to built up the new lens system.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 97th comment
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