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:
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Pair of EOS 1D MKII
A Beat up 5D
5D MKIII
5D MKIV
1D X
R5
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
RRS BH-25
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 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM
RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Ray Chen's recent activity

  • When DPP is still running Rosetta (my M1 Max MPB is only 5% faster than my old Intel MPB) and not designed to thread well, the CPU is not fully used.  Worse, those powerful GPUs were just left ...
  • You are telling the camera to stop focusing.  The picture will be in focus if the subject and the camera did not change their distance relationship after the focus stop,  This is actually how you ...
  • From experience, if I were shooting for profit, it is the best to buy what's available immediately. It will almost always pay for itself. I personally leaning toward the R5 for your applications ...
  • I actually shoot exactly opposite of that.
  • Replied in It's Not Special
    BBF is just one way to detach auto focusing from the shutter button, nothing more. It means you can fire the shutter button without activating the AF system, if needed. It is no more magical than ...
  • When there is a will, there is a way.  I had to ski down a double black diamond slope to the midpoint timing gate for this shoot, and I had not skied for over 20 years!  Yes, a mirrorless camera ...
  • Created discussion thread Mobile Tripods for Self Portrait
    Is there a list of "recommended" portable tripods in different price ranges?  I often go fly fishing and now ice fishing by myself.  I would like to capture some of the fish I've caught and me ...
  • I have this bag and its associated harness for front carry. To be honest, my Canon rig with 100-500mm are just too heavy for me to want to do this for any length of time, but you might be stronger ...
  • Replied in TT
    Thinktank Airport Security is what I use mostly.  More recently, I use their BackLight 36L backpack when I want to travel smaller.  I learned that my 400mm f/2.8 even fits in another shooter's ...
  • I bought Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC (300 MB/s) as a backup SD card on the 2nd slot. It was no fun to show up to my son's graduation only to have left my CF Express card in the reader at ...
  • Replied in A Defect
    Oh, the "phenomena" only happen during AI Servo tracking for my shooting. The problem goes away when I just reenter the AF sequence by letting go of the AF button and then activate it again on ...
  • Replied in A Defect
    Sorry to hear about your problem, specifically with the error coding.  In my experience of shooting sports, the above issue (locking on an out of focus subject) happens quite frequently.  I would ...
  • Replied in f/2.8 Rules it
    Agreed, and I assume you meant AI Servo AF mode, not the drive mode. I actually love using a 70-200mm from the baseline, somewhere from the edge of the key to corner. You usually will have better ...
  • It is because of its lighter weight and the lacking of IS.  It is also my longest lens without IS, and I can't handheld it steady at 1/160 on 1.3x crop consistently.  IS would definitely make the ...
  • The EF 135L is a hard lens to handheld.  However, stabilizing the lens/camera would not slow down a subject to freeze action, which requires high shutter speed to do the job. I had high hope for ...
  • Replied in R6II
    Isn't this a new R6II feature?
  • M mode with Auto ISO and Av mode are both using the built-in camera incident metering with AI.  I don't think one is worse than another, but they differ on how you end up with the actual exposure ...
  • Replied in Nah
    I already have my Nikon if I want to shoot film.  Full speed to RF!
  • RGB Luminance value = 0.3 R + 0.59 G + 0.11 B You are also looking up the shadow noise serval magnification above typical usage.  AFAIK, my R5 is not ISO invariant, but it is no worse than my other ...
  • I don't shoot much video, so there might be a way... However, if you want to change shutter speed and aperture in the Fv mode, that's pretty the same as using the Manual mode with Auto ISO, which ...
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