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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it might work well as a secondary storage for backup that can be accessed remotely

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 03:51 UTC as 8th comment

the a la carte can allow engrave on camera body but not on lens so it is not exactly the same, besides it has no limited edition certification, which is somewhat more important for collectors and not cared by 99% + of photographers

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 03:27 UTC as 40th comment

I would not be so sure, the D800E was and still a great camera, the D810 is a great camera, D850 is without doubt a great camera.... it really does not change fundamentals that reflex cameras are on the way being pushed aside not that it is not great - it is great old technology that still works, but something newer is coming... but as multiple system users, of course I will get a D850 because it will do a good job - just that many cameras do great jobs these days

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 125th comment

fun may be, top-notch may be not

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 49th comment
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Khun_K: It's a romantic idea... but not everyone can be trained and run as fast as Usain Bolt and compete against him. So the simple question is - how many so called "professional photographer" do we really need? 10, 100, 10,000 thousand? per city? or how many million per country?
Simple math is that the more professional photographers the less each one can make, by average. One can always dream to become a photographer, or a good photographer and likely there are always someone better and fair to be paid better.
Not that I don't appreciate inspiration writing or video, but miss leading one can often do more wrong than right.

Point is, the way I see the video, is sort of self-devotion to the "art" so either a commissioned photography or one will have exhibition or selling artworks - is in one way or another somewhat commercial involved - unless someone born with lots of cash then the video is really not directing to that group of people, so to speak. But my whole point, either professional photographer or artist, do we need 50% of population on earth all claim as an artist?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:05 UTC

It's a romantic idea... but not everyone can be trained and run as fast as Usain Bolt and compete against him. So the simple question is - how many so called "professional photographer" do we really need? 10, 100, 10,000 thousand? per city? or how many million per country?
Simple math is that the more professional photographers the less each one can make, by average. One can always dream to become a photographer, or a good photographer and likely there are always someone better and fair to be paid better.
Not that I don't appreciate inspiration writing or video, but miss leading one can often do more wrong than right.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies

thing is, we cannot see the whole picture from a letter so better not to comment too quickly...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 10th comment

there are bad "bad pictures" and good "bad pictures" that basically are all "bad pictures" - the only difference is the elimination of basic technical mistakes; and there are bad "good pictures" and good "good pictures" that the difference is the good pictures are saved by eliminating technical mistakes, but good "good pictures" are still not masterpieces. Professional photographer is an over-used title that eventually most of them will and can be replaced by technologies as most things on earth - but the very best will survive, as painting survived photography. It's the same for most professions, there are the really good ones on top, and there are the really bad ones that one may wondered why they are in the business at all?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 03:56 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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Khun_K: It's common private equity firm comes in and leave in 5 years time after a profit, or not, just nature of the capital investment. Some simply just investment money to make money and stay true to their goals. Dr. Kaufmann's initial investment is also profit driven but he/his family saw a legacy value in it and decide for long term goal, which is good for them, and hopefully good for Leica.

read and list to Dr. Kaufmann's interview.... he did not even have a Leica before he bought and took over the company, it is financial potential to being with and love follows; and it does not reduce his importance in Leica historically but just simple facts, according to Dr. Kaufmann's own interview

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 02:01 UTC

It's common private equity firm comes in and leave in 5 years time after a profit, or not, just nature of the capital investment. Some simply just investment money to make money and stay true to their goals. Dr. Kaufmann's initial investment is also profit driven but he/his family saw a legacy value in it and decide for long term goal, which is good for them, and hopefully good for Leica.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 04:25 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

I love my D800E and I love my D810 a bit more and after a couple of years, my D810 is well worn, I would welcome the D850

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 04:37 UTC as 142nd comment
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Khun_K: the popularity of social media makes people with little credential to post all kinds of review and conclusion that has little true value

IMHO the article does not matter if it lacks of real credential - knowing all articles is subjective but would prefer to see something more institutional than personal who has limited credit. I use both system, I prefer the one that is more balanced and stable, but of course it is personal.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 08:41 UTC

the popularity of social media makes people with little credential to post all kinds of review and conclusion that has little true value

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:38 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies

If by marketing situation and one company can no longer create state of the art products and complete effectively then it is not that bad or sad to see it go away, particularly we continue to see innovative and quality product continue to come out. Bowens has their run and time, nothing lasts forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 36th comment
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Bing Chow: Do it once. Do it right. I prefer a dedicated L-Bracket with a raised lip on bottom to conform to the body to prevent accidental rotation. Since I live on a tripod, I consider a L-Bracket to be a must. RRS is asking a lot, but it's a permanent part of my D810. Amortized over my ownership of the camera, it's negligible.

I don't mind the orange.

RRS is more expensive than most, but not more expensive than original Arca Swiss, and they both are much better made than cheaper copies. One can't really value better quality and originality over other cheaper copy and if they justify the premium, I do so I use RRS. But if one is not after heavy use or heavy cameras, the cheaper copy is still quite useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
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Khun_K: Well, not enough for me, I am OK with the T, TL2 is without doubt better but still not enough. But if TL2 has the FF sensor as it is on the SL, then I can use it as a back-up M then that will be a little more interested.

I was saying to use as a "M" back up - so there is no cropped image

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 04:04 UTC

Well, not enough for me, I am OK with the T, TL2 is without doubt better but still not enough. But if TL2 has the FF sensor as it is on the SL, then I can use it as a back-up M then that will be a little more interested.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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 194th 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 197th comment
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