Adrian Tung

Lives in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Works as a Code Monkey
Has a website at
Joined on May 29, 2003
About me:

In dire need to find more time to go out and take better pictures! (and to stop collecting more bags!!)
My Bag List:
Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350AW, Classified 250AW, Classified 160AW, Pro Runner X450AW, Pro Runner 350AW, Pro Runner 300AW, Slingshot 300AW, CompuTrekker AW, CompuRover AW, Stealth Reporter 500AW, Stealth Reporter 300AW, Specialist 85AW, Nova 5AW, Lens Exchange Case 200AW
Tamrac Velocity 9x
Kata DR-466i
ThinkTank Retrospective 7, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30, Urban Disguise 50, Speed Demon, Streetwalker Pro
National Geographic Walkabout Medium Shoulder Bag
ONA Brixton (Cognac Leather)
Artisan & Artist COV-7500N
Billingham Hadley Large Pro, Hadley Pro (x2), Hadley Small, 107


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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (185 comments in total)
In reply to: Makes the Olympus 5D II seem a bit overpriced!

And the Sony D600 also!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
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Seedeich: Interesting idea.

They should get rid of the battery as well and use that old school film transportation lever to produce just enough electricity to record the image and to drive the light meter.
With a couple of spare SD cards you could shoot forever off the grid.

Would be even better if Nikon made a FM-style DSLR without LCD and thumb-lever charged.

I don't know if a thumb lever crank is enough to produce enough charge to power the electronics. Would be a pretty cool idea if that's possible though. They could also save on power consumption by not powering the light meter (perhaps make that run on separate+optional LR44 batteries), and have a manual shutter winder like the Epson RD1.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (117 comments in total)

Just a minor note: The frame lines are bugged in the screenshot, being offset to one side. The most recent Camera app update fixes that, and rich capture mode has been renamed Rich HDR, and comes with 3 settings on/off/auto.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 48th comment

I wonder whose bright idea was it to design a non-telescoping lens at this focal length. The length of this beast is a good reason why other manufacturers make their XX-300mm with a telescoping design.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 04:32 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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Digitalis32: Telephoto lenses over 100mm are always going to be big whether they are designed for SLRs or mirrrorless - the ONLY advantage Mirrorless has over SLRs in terms of optics is the smaller flange which makes it easier to make smaller and faster wide angle lenses. Telephoto lenses do not benefit much form short flanges due to their inherently long focal lengths. I'm sure if a lens designer could make a 3" long 400mm f/5.6 lens, they would have done it by now.

Well technically speaking, "telephoto" and "catadioptric" lenses are two different designs. :D

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1070 comments in total)
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Alexdi: Was 'on/off' really the best thing they could think of to use that dial for?

Or a dial lock that opens the memory card door.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 03:59 UTC
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flipmac: I find it odd that Canon opted to put in an ethernet port and making wi-fi optional via a $600 adapter, as opposed to having built-in wi-fi (direct) for wireless transfer/control out of the box, especially it already has a USB3.0 port - meaning it's somewhat redundant.

But then again, I don't think this camera is aimed to someone like me.

Different radio/telecommunications certification and regulation rules depending on region/country, resulting in multiple SKUs for the same product. When you're dealing with a high end, niche product, you want to minimize all those SKUs.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 08:15 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN360 LED light wand (32 comments in total)

39.5cm? They should have been 3 times longer, with shock-proofing to withstand heavy impact with another light wand, and the ability to emit sound based on motion and impact. :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: What an idiotic, completely detached from photography concept.
Give ten cameras to ten photographers, let them roam in the same restricted place while slightly varying the available light and they will amaze you with diversity.

What's even sillier is, according to the description, its algorithm is heavily dependent on GPS coordinates and number of pictures taken at that location. Therefore, while standing around the Eiffel Tower you can't even take a picture of a piece of turd left on the pavement.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 02:11 UTC
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RichRMA: Where is Zeiss getting these lens family names from, the CDC?

I think the point was, regardless of the actual reference (i.e. latin bird names), to the typical layman they are going to sound really funny.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 01:59 UTC

I just noticed something... the Retro 7L fits a 10" tablet or 11" laptop (and has always been so since the original Retro 7) -- so why does the larger Retro 30L only fit 10" tablet/11" laptop just like the Retro 7?

Curious if that was intentional or a typo... I remember at least one ThinkTank staff is a member of these boards so maybe he/she can kindly comment?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 01:51 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Dr_Jon: I have both Retrospective 5 and 10 (Pinestone) which are mostly great, but they are quite heavy and don't have padding in the base, in case you put them down a bit too quickly, which makes it hard to justify the cost IMHO. They do look good though...
(I put some of the Velcro dividers horizontally at the bottom to help with impacts.)
What are the weights for the leather versions and is their any impact protection at the bottom of the bag?

I use the supplied rain covers as "impact protection" at the bottom of the bag :-D

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 17:20 UTC
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Adamant: Hmm. I own two ThinkTank bags, including a Retro 5. These miss the mark for me. The leather looks like it was just slapped on top of a design that was never intended to incorporate leather -- which is exactly what happened. Pass.

I agree with your assessment. There are some things I do like about the new designs though, like the buckle on the front flap as well as a dedicated laptop/tablet compartment on the Retro 30 that I hope will appear in the Mk II versions of those bags. I did not like that the Retro 30's front pocket was reduced to a single large one though.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
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BobT3218: Why do you call it a "dog"? In Aussie slang it implies the camera is no good. Is that what you mean?

Idioms are meant to be interpreted as a whole, not taken literally nor having individual words taken out of context.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On article Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option (102 comments in total)
In reply to:

Matewka: I wanted to say something smart and intelligent and funny at the same time but all I can say is...


Overheard by law enforcement officers:

Remember to bring those Weapons to the shoot.

Have you loaded your Weapon? We don't want you to run out in the middle of the shoot later.

How many Weapons do we need for this shot?

Did you use a Weapon to shoot this, or just your regular Canon?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:11 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
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BCSeah: 35-105 is odd? that was my favourite lens when i was shooting film.
50 on aps-c is odd too? 75-85 is a good range for half body portraiture.

this is one article that i'd like to forget asap.

This falls purely on personal preference, there are people who consider 75mm-equivalent as a no man's land.

Personally I think that part of the article makes a good point, just poorly worded. For example, if people bought a 17-40 or 16-35 FF lens to function as a "standard zoom" on APS-C, then when they switch to FF they will end up with an ultra-wide -- I guess the wording I would use is "less than optimal", not "odd".

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 02:04 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Flames of the North (68 comments in total)

Curious about the reason behind your post processing method, why you prefer using a destructive method (i.e. using the eraser to actually delete parts of the layer), instead of doing it non-destructively via layer masks?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 07:40 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Does Fujifilm own or know any patent or tech to implement USM though? Any of their existing lenses have USM tech in them?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2228 comments in total)

Not sure if this is already mentioned in the sea of 600+ comments, but I thought it is not the physical size of the aperture that matters, but the size of the entrance pupil, which is the virtual aperture as projected through the front of the lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 288th comment | 1 reply
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