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

Ray Chen's recent activity

  • I put on my 100-400L IS II with a 2x converter, and my R5 was still using the full focusing area when zoomed in for f/11. Eye/face detection works all the way out to the marked perimeter as well. ...
  • Yes, that's the use case.  It does not have the flash intensity set correctly, or the preflash measurement is messed up.  HSS with manual level is OK.  TTL with x-sync is fine as well.
  • Not a Sony guy, so I had to Google it.  It appears this is a match up for A9.  The R1 will match the 50 MP A1 when Canon catches up. I think the biggest problem is the fast sensor read out.  Less ...
  • Created discussion thread R5 Top LCD During Power Off
    My LCD says "M", so I assume it is the current mode.  I do not think it is useful at all.  Can I change it to the current battery level or keep it blank?  What else can it show with the main ...
  • Replied in No
    My guess is no.  When Canon introduced exposure compensation in Auto ISO mode and retrofitted 1D X with the feature, the 5D3 that was introduced around the same time had never got the upgrade.  ...
  • I think the new cover is only needed for the newer shoe (with new contacts.)
  • Now just hoping the 16mm won't have any focus breathing.
  • Replied in EVF
    Fingers crossed, as the current implementation on the R5 in low light left something to be desired.
  • Replied in Yes and No
    Love the new face/eye detection AF method, and it is even a game changer for some conditions.  The live histogram is super useful as well.  Meanwhile, the electronic viewfinder lag and stutter do ...
  • Flip the screen around and point the camera to yourself.  16mm and F/2.8 are going to give you nice background blur and good working distance even in lower light.  Although the lens is not heavy, ...
  • I would recommend using eye and face detection AF method for volleyball.  It works great on my R5, and it changes my shooting style in a good way.
  • Sony and Fuji think it is OK to add the minimal cost of weather sealing to their cheaper lenses.
  • Replied in Cost and Weight?
    Probably a non-L with less cost and weight.  Newer R cameras are also better at higher ISO, so Canon is betting the trade off is worth it.  The real question is why none of Canon's non-L lenses is ...
  • Replied in Just a Guess
    I believe it is probably just a precision tune.  Do you go for the closest eye, and pay additional processing and focusing drive time?  Or, a recognizable face is good enough?  Also, eye detection ...
  • I think you can definitely get by with 200mm on full frame on football.  Just stick to the nearest hash marks and the endzones, and you will be fine.  Will you get more shots with a 400mm lens?  ...
  • AF Case 4 is better for most sports IMO.  I think I've used a few Case 3 when I need to trade subject tracking for more speed, and I've used Case 6 when I used DSLR for diving and auto selection ...
  • Oh, I played with eye tracking first, but it worked so well and I just left the AF there, letting the camera does all the work. I firmly believe this new AF mode is a game changer for shooting ...
  • I would definitely suggest you use the longer part of your lens to give you more subject isolation. It is also easier to shot with a longer lens even for the same framing, as you would need move ...
  • Replied in Did You Use LR?
    I typically see LR render skin tone like that, which I do not like.  I think ISO-8K is hard on the R5, but I've not had a chance to use mine in that condition, yet.  Having said that, the post ...
  • For volleyball, I prefer shooting downward, and, more often than not, I will be shooting from the spectator stands.  400mm works well for that and very tight shots from the floor.  85mm is mostly ...
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