jameszhan

jameszhan

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Feb 3, 2017

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Man as a Sony shooter I'm still waiting for Tamron to release some traditional fast primes like their DSLR 35 1.4. I will take some 1.8 fast primes as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 20:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Damn, I was hoping for something like 35 1.8 and 50 1.8. So disappointed.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 16:12 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4441 comments in total)
In reply to:

Collie Camp: Oh Dear!

On the first try - very well done Nikon! Let´s see if firmware brings in even more features in the next months.

To all the "Nah" sayers from last week - where are you now @BlueBomberTurbo, @RubberDails ect...? Isn´t this a really nice new camera system or what?

"Nikon will never get a decent camera/lens in the first try" (because Sony needed like 8 versions of the a7 before they got it right)

"It will be announced and afterwards will take many months to get..." - upps I called my camera store, the first batch is expected in 4 weeks ;)

All that downtalking? What for ?

I´ll be putting up my Sony a7rII this weekend on sale. Eye AF is nice, but the slow operation speed of the a7rII and the limited native lens collection - waiting for some lenses for 5 years now - is just is the most important factor for me. If I have to adapt all my Canon lenses, I lose the AF-C Eye AF and tent to use them on my 5DS R anyway...where they work even better imo.

Have a nice day!

Also, eye-AF works with third-party lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 16:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4441 comments in total)
In reply to:

Collie Camp: Oh Dear!

On the first try - very well done Nikon! Let´s see if firmware brings in even more features in the next months.

To all the "Nah" sayers from last week - where are you now @BlueBomberTurbo, @RubberDails ect...? Isn´t this a really nice new camera system or what?

"Nikon will never get a decent camera/lens in the first try" (because Sony needed like 8 versions of the a7 before they got it right)

"It will be announced and afterwards will take many months to get..." - upps I called my camera store, the first batch is expected in 4 weeks ;)

All that downtalking? What for ?

I´ll be putting up my Sony a7rII this weekend on sale. Eye AF is nice, but the slow operation speed of the a7rII and the limited native lens collection - waiting for some lenses for 5 years now - is just is the most important factor for me. If I have to adapt all my Canon lenses, I lose the AF-C Eye AF and tent to use them on my 5DS R anyway...where they work even better imo.

Have a nice day!

@Collie Camp There are no IN-DEPTH reviews yet; please read my earlier comment more carefully. People like the Northrups, Fro and Chris are currently flying over to actually do full testing on the camera. So yeah, take your time to realize that.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 16:34 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4441 comments in total)
In reply to:

Collie Camp: Oh Dear!

On the first try - very well done Nikon! Let´s see if firmware brings in even more features in the next months.

To all the "Nah" sayers from last week - where are you now @BlueBomberTurbo, @RubberDails ect...? Isn´t this a really nice new camera system or what?

"Nikon will never get a decent camera/lens in the first try" (because Sony needed like 8 versions of the a7 before they got it right)

"It will be announced and afterwards will take many months to get..." - upps I called my camera store, the first batch is expected in 4 weeks ;)

All that downtalking? What for ?

I´ll be putting up my Sony a7rII this weekend on sale. Eye AF is nice, but the slow operation speed of the a7rII and the limited native lens collection - waiting for some lenses for 5 years now - is just is the most important factor for me. If I have to adapt all my Canon lenses, I lose the AF-C Eye AF and tent to use them on my 5DS R anyway...where they work even better imo.

Have a nice day!

Oh dear! Someone's already starting to jump into conclusions before any reviewers actually have a chance to even use the camera in-depth and provide in-depth reviews. Don't you think it's too early to have a conclusion? It all sounds good so far indeed, but the launch is a marketing presentation—if that doesn't make you like the product, it would be horrible marketing. But that marketing is nothing without people (who have no ties to Nikon) reporting their real life experience.

I will patiently wait for all the reviews to come.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 09:10 UTC

I hate to admit it, but I'm kinda unhappy that Sony doesn't have a 1.2 prime. Makes me wanna switch already! Good job Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 15:16 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
On article Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag (351 comments in total)

Okay, everyone has different gear needs and different preferences, of course, but, as a happy owner of the 31L version, here are my two cents for those who are on the fence about this backpack:

It is not really meant for a full-out gear-carrying backpack; instead, it's more of a hybrid backpack where you can put your everyday items or travel items AND a decent amount of camera gear. On top of that, it provides you very easy access to BOTH of those things. That is something a full-out camera backpack can't give you.

It's best for street photographers and travel photographers—basically people who will always be having the backpack on them when shooting, as opposed to people who arrive at the location, put the backpack down, get the gear out, and start shooting without bringing the backpack with them.

I use this backpack to carry school items and everyday items (books, lunch, binders, clothes, laptop etc) and my camera kit (A7III + Voigtlander 40 1.2 + Sigma 85) every day.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 05:31 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (978 comments in total)
In reply to:

Max Iso: Imagine if Nikon was just trolling Sony with this game. Not one FE will sell in the next month now that all eyes are on Nikon.

Except the reality is the exact opposite...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 19:33 UTC
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ccarrier: The revolution has already happened. It's called Sony.

I think it has come to the point that it's starting to sound really ridiculous when snobbish DSLR owners bash mirrorless. Remember the time when DSLR owners were like, "MIRRORLESS WON'T TAKE OVER"??

I guess they don't have anything to say about that now =D

On a serious note, just the fact that you don't need to worry about lens calibration is already a HUGE win for mirrorless cameras. Back when I was using DSLR, I hate worrying about lens calibration for every lens I buy. Needing to get the Sigma USB dock to calibrate lens MYSELF just sounded like the least productive thing ever for a photographer who just wants to go out and shoot.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 12:00 UTC
On article Instagram reaches 1 billion active users (86 comments in total)
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jadot: I know people don't like instagram, but it's a great platform, and it's already here. It's the future of photography, and that's the truth of it.
Never before has the human race been able to curate, capture, share photography to such a wide audience.
Here's an example: I get more interest for my wedding photography business from instagram promotions than I do from my own website. I'm now more actively posting photography on instagram than on my own blog, because it's quicker and easier for my target client to see what I'm doing and it's more convenient for me, meaning I can get on with more actual photography and spend less time crafting blog posts that nobody gets to see. It's not the right time to shut down my website, but that time WILL come.
My customers aren't googling for my business any more. They're scrolling through hash tags and making genuine connections with my work on Instagram. It's an exchange that works for them and me without it feeling like a business transaction.

I use Instagram to grow my photography business too, but I personally don't like what it's doing for photography. So much trending-following, so little originality. Nowadays, many photographers take photos for likes but not for creating actual art.

Details matter much less now that most people are viewing photos on relatively small cellphone screens. Also, the time people spend on viewing one photo has decreased drastically. People just keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling—stop for half a second at a picture that catches their attention—more scrolling and scrolling and scrolling.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 07:13 UTC

Good job Tamron, for publicly acknowledging the issue. I just wish Sony would publicly at least discuss the eye-AF issues some users have experienced.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 17:27 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Aleks7: yeah sure... I lost my faith after I enthusiastically bought a7 back then.
It was my worst camera experience ever.

That would be the same as someone who bought Canon's first mirrorless APS-C camera, had a terrible experience, and then claimed Canon is an awful camera brand.

How stupid is that?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 05:51 UTC

So entertaining to see all the people getting butthurt about this camera being the best camera you can get for under $2000 while most other people are enjoying their powerful A7 III they got for such great price and shooting away.

Yeah, keep arguing! Doesn't make this camera less of a steal for less than $2000. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 22:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2181 comments in total)
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photog4u: DPR writes; "Moiré artifacts may be a problem" -does it have an AA filter or not? Kindly put this controversy to rest ... PLEASE ;)

I would choose moire over loss of sharpness all day. You can remove moire in post, but you can't really add sharpness.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 15:22 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2181 comments in total)
In reply to:

kamituel: Rishi (and rest of DPReview staff): now that the review is finished, I'd love to know if you encountered an Eye-AF front focusing issue reported by several users?

E.g. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61056945

Yes!!! Someone please look into this!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 15:20 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1174 comments in total)
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jameszhan: I chuckled a bit when I saw the title. D750 is not even on the same league as the A7 III. With everything A7 III offers, from stills to video, it is way better than D750 and even the other high end full frame cameras Canon and Nikon offer--those aren't even close.

Exactly. The extremely limited AF points in DSLR cameras currently became so outdated with Sony's ridiculous 90%+ coverage. If Sony had more lenses, I can't imagine any sports photographers to not benefit from that kind of coverage, for example.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1174 comments in total)

I chuckled a bit when I saw the title. D750 is not even on the same league as the A7 III. With everything A7 III offers, from stills to video, it is way better than D750 and even the other high end full frame cameras Canon and Nikon offer--those aren't even close.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 18:01 UTC as 181st comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

Boeing skipper: Tamron 24-70 f2.8 G2 or Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art?
Tough choice, but choice is good!

Tamron for the more reliable AF. But if you are using a mirrorless, then you can't go wrong with either. Both are pro-grade lenses that will give you copacetic results.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
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Henry Richardson: I normally don't make predictions, but this one is a slam dunk. There will be some people who will buy this lens and in the first month make more good, interesting photos than some of the photo snobs here with their high brow gear will make in a whole lifetime. You can take that to the bank. :-)

I agree with OP. I use primes exclusively so I'm not biased toward zooms, but when I had a zoom, I was able to capture a lot MORE interesting photos and a lot more interesting moments.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 05:31 UTC
In reply to:

Tom Holly: The image quality of compact with all the convenience of a DSLR

I like how you guys are whining about this like you can just stick a bigger VC unit inside the lens yourself. Come on, you think Tamron is stupid? They certainly had reasons for their decisions. It's simply idiotic to assuming it just something simple they could have just put in the lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
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