Ray Chen

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://www.arrayphoto.com/
Joined on Jul 29, 2002
About me:

Equipment that I currently use:
Pair of EOS 1D MKII
A Beat up 5D
1D X
24mm TS-E f/3.5L II
35mm f/1.4L II
40mm f/2.8 STM
85mm f/1.4L IS
100mm f/2
100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
135mm f/2L
135mm TS-E f/4L Macro
200mm f/2L IS + RRS LCF-41
400mm f/2.8L IS II + RRS LCF-53
8-15mm f/4 L
16-35mm f/4L IS
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II + RRS LCF-54
1.4x Extender III
2x Extender III
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 via F to EF adapter
600EX-RT, ST-E3 x 2, and CP-E4
Alienbees ABR800
Vagabond II x 2
RadioPopper JrX Studio
Alienbees Foldable Boxes, Photoflex HalfDome, and many other modifiers
Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro x 2
Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2, R2 Pro Mark II
RRS Portrait Perfect
Better Beamer
Kodak “Low-Tech, Non-Digital & Cheapo” Gray Card
Peak Design Slide Lite x 2
Gitzo G1227, G1588, GM5541, and GM5561T
Wimberley Clamp
Wimberley Head - Version II
Acratech Ultimate Ballhead with RRS pano clamp
Many Domkes, Billinghams, Think Tanks, Peak Design, and one Ona
EOS M, EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, EF-M 22mm, EF-M 11-22mm IS STM, EF-EOS M Mount Adapter, 90EX
RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM
RF 800mm F11 IS STM


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Can I buy a Fuji Frontier printer from my local Costco on the cheap now they don't need it?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2021 at 07:45 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (31 comments in total)

Best face?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:33 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (475 comments in total)

Bettina Hansen's review is right on. The sensor is its biggest limitation, and FPS is not as important as many think. I knew I would not want one unless budget limited when I saw the first ISO-6400 sample from DPR. The now old 5D3 is still that much better.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1027 comments in total)

Love it that I can compare it directly to its primary competitor, the Canon 1D X, NOT!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 129th comment | 5 replies
On article Best Digital Cameras for Kids (140 comments in total)

My daughter has shot my 1D X last year when she was 7 while under my watch, and she is using the EOS M solo quite often this year. She has learned not to touch the front element on the kit lens after some corrections, and her little hands can drive the controls on the M well, unlike the X.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 68th comment

Where's the fake lens release button?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:04 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On article Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits (97 comments in total)
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Ray Chen: What? No Alienbees, not even in an honorable mention?

Yes, that was definitely an honorable mention on page one. I remember they used to offer several "Bees" kits but maybe not any more.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 23:41 UTC
On article Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits (97 comments in total)
In reply to:

Daniel Payne: News flash - most Professional photography equipment is purchased by amateurs just for the pure fun of photography. As a professional photographer I am often working at a wedding where Uncle Harry and Aunt Martha have more expensive gear than I do. The equipment is not what makes you a professional, it's the training, experience, business acumen, artistic eye, and the ability to stay in business. The best investment I ever made was to join an affiliate of the PPA and learn from others with more experience, attend workshops and seminars, etc.

Daniel, have you ever tried to over come a D3S with a 600mm prime at a night football game with you training alone? Equipment does matter, but it also take a good operator to make it shine.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 17:15 UTC
On article Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits (97 comments in total)

What? No Alienbees, not even in an honorable mention?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 17:08 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On photo Daytona - Everything Goes in the Leather and people. challenge (2 comments in total)

It is everything goes...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo little photographer in the My pride and joy challenge (2 comments in total)

nt nt nt nt nt sensible message

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2009 at 04:38 UTC as 2nd comment
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