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 Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (167 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Good to see Sharp still in the game, but I think I'd go for the RED over this if I had the need and budget for either. I also don't see how PL mount "can take Zeiss and Leica lenses among others" -- PL has a 52mm flange distance, so it shouldn't be able to get anywhere near infinity focus with the much more common shorter mounts, just PL mount lenses. RED gets around that by offering other mount flanges. Then again, you should probably expect to be buying $150K of lenses if your body is $77K.... ;-)

Zeiss and Leica (Summilux-C and Summicorn-C) both have PL mount cine lenses

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

... very nice, a great photographer does his job professionally... I guess it does not matter how the photographer capture the image but the way of approach, communicate to the subject for what he wanted, the type of camera is perhaps not mattered, at least not as much

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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graybalanced: Nikon might not have had to shut that factory down if they had put a proper effort into compact cameras. When someone actually wants a pocket camera better than their smartphone, Sony, Canon and Panasonic are the brands with the reputation and the sales in this contracting market.

Nikon was supposed to come out with the DL series, which I was very interested in buying, but they cancelled it after not shipping for a year. If that line had succeeded in competing with the above three, this factory might still be running.

It is a romantic idea that the roses will bloom every year but it is often not the case.... I can't say for the whole market but I used to buy compact cameras and no longer do, not exactly I don't understand quality - I think I do and use larger cameras as a result, but daily snap shots I can use smartphone for convenience, and many of my friends do the same thing. Nikon can probably invest more R&D, and try harder, but the return is questionable and other decisions needed to be make. It is not a matter of continue to keep it for another 12 months, the question is what happens in another 36 -60 months? or longer.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
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Lord Lucan: F.A.O. Barney Britton
On behalf of everyone here who participated in comments section,may I ask you to ask Leica to answer vital questions?
1), How did they ariive to price this lens so high?
2), Can you ask them to breakdown the production cost? Any precious metal?
3), Can you refer this procuct to consumer agencies to find out why such a price?
Above questions are for the benefit of all photographic gear users and potential users?

(1) yes I do, I shot with several M cameras (2) no, I don't want this lens (3) yes, I consider this lens affordable (4) I prefer the lens to suit my shooting, this lens is not among them, so as the Summaron-M 28 which I bought and later sold without much loss - but that is just me. I am just staying for a lot of Leica users the price is a not a matter, because many of them buy the camera just a matter to own them, many Leica users shot terrible pictures albeit with very good camera, but that is pretty much for many high-end gear users theses days. Leica being Leica, they don't need big number to call a success.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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Lord Lucan: F.A.O. Barney Britton
On behalf of everyone here who participated in comments section,may I ask you to ask Leica to answer vital questions?
1), How did they ariive to price this lens so high?
2), Can you ask them to breakdown the production cost? Any precious metal?
3), Can you refer this procuct to consumer agencies to find out why such a price?
Above questions are for the benefit of all photographic gear users and potential users?

not so expensive if one compares it to Summaron-M 28/5.6 many Leica buyers apart from getting a lens for their whatever photography purposes, they also look at resale value - which is different from other brands of lenses, so let's not put common sense on them. The price is high because there is no reason to sell it less, base on existing Leica price structure. And Leica may very well aware it will not sell for volume, so they ask whatever they see fit. People made their money and spend they way the like, may God bless them... there are lots of thing on money waste on much larger scale

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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vscd: @dpreview
Thanks for those uninfluenced and objective reviews. While some magazines hyped the new Multishot-Mode with "170 Mpixel" you write as it is: "you could get this same benefit by shooting four Raws and stacking them with any camera".

That's journalism as it should be and not copy/paste from marketing-handouts of the companies. I deeply thank you for that. That's what I call a Review.

simple logic is that the RAW is the capture data processed by camera processor's conversion of sensor signal before demosaicing, the TIFF in largest size on demosaicing data on full pixel data and JPEG is the compressed format that reads similar color pallets (multiple pixel) into one so it is smaller file. The multi-shot concept only works in absolute still and zero movement on the subject so its application is very limited, only requires by the application of such need, such as fine art reproduction of art works, by align pixel pitch of 4.5 µm (in the case of A7R3 sensor), and 4.5 µm itself is already a finer precision than JPEG file therefore a JPEG file is useless for such a image merge.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 02:26 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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vscd: @dpreview
Thanks for those uninfluenced and objective reviews. While some magazines hyped the new Multishot-Mode with "170 Mpixel" you write as it is: "you could get this same benefit by shooting four Raws and stacking them with any camera".

That's journalism as it should be and not copy/paste from marketing-handouts of the companies. I deeply thank you for that. That's what I call a Review.

SONY already can stitch panoramas on camera for a long time, and it is not the same thing. , You need to understand what you are talking about, sorry, you don't understand what the multi-shot is, Google Sinar e75H/e86H which I have been using since 2010, or the newer Hasselblad H5D-200MS. You don't have to feel sorry, most people never use such cameras, not your fault, because most people don't need it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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vscd: @dpreview
Thanks for those uninfluenced and objective reviews. While some magazines hyped the new Multishot-Mode with "170 Mpixel" you write as it is: "you could get this same benefit by shooting four Raws and stacking them with any camera".

That's journalism as it should be and not copy/paste from marketing-handouts of the companies. I deeply thank you for that. That's what I call a Review.

it is non-sense to need it to be done in camera because it does not need, it is not for any shot except absolute still, not even for landscapes. And for one shot situation then the user can simply just shoot it. ...
But for those critical works that requires such feature - such as fine art reproduction - of course it is to be done in a much more powerful PC, as does the backs from Sinar and Hasselblad. There are people think most of the tires on automobiles are black then casually assumed they are all alike, unfortunately they are not. Which is why there is a such a term called "knowledge".

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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vscd: @dpreview
Thanks for those uninfluenced and objective reviews. While some magazines hyped the new Multishot-Mode with "170 Mpixel" you write as it is: "you could get this same benefit by shooting four Raws and stacking them with any camera".

That's journalism as it should be and not copy/paste from marketing-handouts of the companies. I deeply thank you for that. That's what I call a Review.

to simply put - the stitching is to increase the number of pixels of the final images by coming multiple captures as Olympus, Pentax or any camera that has the auto stitching function, including smartphones, it is simple and relatively low tech and nothing special, each individual pixel still the same quality. The multi-shot is not to increase number of pixels of the final image but to increase the quality of each individual pixel to have it exposed R-G-B-G (CFA) separately for final composition of color information and no need demosaicing process, as those of single capture (except Foveon), and therefore it has less pattern and color noise. It requires much higher precision pixel alignment - moving 4.5 µm each step on the CFA, not the common stitching, far better, far better, but it is limited to still shots only, most commonly use by museum or institutes with high-end digital backs such as Sinar e75H/e86H or Hasselblad's H5D-50c MS/200, completely different league.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:01 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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vscd: @dpreview
Thanks for those uninfluenced and objective reviews. While some magazines hyped the new Multishot-Mode with "170 Mpixel" you write as it is: "you could get this same benefit by shooting four Raws and stacking them with any camera".

That's journalism as it should be and not copy/paste from marketing-handouts of the companies. I deeply thank you for that. That's what I call a Review.

not the same thing... a common raw file is still a Bayer filtered file so it still needs to go thru demosaicing process while the multi-shot, as previous available from digital back makers - Sinar and Hasselblad, offer the pixel shift to shoot R-G-B-G separately on each pixel and recompose the 4 captures (or some has 16 shots) so each pixel has the full RGBG information and does not need demosaicing process - as does the Foveon sensor - with each pixel has the RGB signal, which still has a little advantage of able to do that on single exposure, but at less resolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 08:15 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog (64 comments in total)
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widgetbox: Am I the only person who think it looks like CGI or at least "processed" in some/many ways. Certainly very pretty.

The current state of consumer appreciation may be, as open as it might be, 1/3 hate it, 1/3 has noting to say, and 1/3 like it - and at 1/3 it is still a very big audience. We have seen a huge number of overdone images on the internet and continue to see them which says there are such audiences, I meant, Walmart is a lot bigger than Saks 5th Avenue..... Not every image made with a quality to enter hall of fame, but of course it is all opinion. I don't like them but learn to accept them.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog (64 comments in total)
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widgetbox: Am I the only person who think it looks like CGI or at least "processed" in some/many ways. Certainly very pretty.

there are different perspectives into this, the camera certainly cannot capture exactly what human eyes sees it so a RAW image to be processed to represent how each one sees result at what we see - although often times people may over do it - but JPEG is the way machine processed it - and camera allows certain preset for the result of JPEG. A RAW file is to be processed by the photographer (and/or the nominee), so it is the similar thing. We don't question painter have different imagination on their painting so may be we don't need to judge the pictures - however, people can always judge or critic whatever they like, particularly on the "taste" issue.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 04:58 UTC

nothing wrong about it, 99% people don't like it will not bother with it, those 1% like it may ended up only 1% out of those 1% will buy it, for fun and that's is enough for whatever it is... many people buy camera these days more as an accessory than anything to be practical

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 96th comment

the level of quality of photographer arrived at their result reflecting their level of quality.... these days even the worst photographers have their share of saying, and not saying anything negative or positive, different photographer look at different things, and come out with conclusion to meet their agenda

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 50th comment
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mike earussi: You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

highest paid photographers got paid for who they are, not the camera they use, there is the proper camera for proper job that bring to best shot, and best shot is not equal to highest resolution or highest dynamic range... but yes, on pure measurement sense the highest end medium format digital capture back is considered the leader and Hasselblad is running 2nd at best, Phase One is 2-3 years ahead

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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mike earussi: You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

often times the demand of quality is more quality obsession than what actually required, for example, size of print. But quality is an experience that not everyone understands until one tries and sees it so sometime to discuss it is just a waste of time...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 06:39 UTC

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 41st 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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