Adrian Tung

Lives in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Works as a Code Monkey
Has a website at www.AdrianTung.net
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!!)
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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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evogt500: Kinda pricy for a 50/2.

@villagranvicent The tapered cylinder shape? Yeah, I kind of get what you mean; I'm not really a fan either.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:11 UTC

Since the obligatory Red Dwarf jokes have already been made, allow me to present this one:

http://dilbert.com/strip/1994-04-24

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:15 UTC as 36th comment

Not really a fan of the design. As a backpack, it's fine but as a messenger bag, you can't efficiently work out of the bag without a real risk of all your equipment spilling out, which defeats the purpose of that form factor.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 04:08 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Adrian Tung: "a 20MP APS-C camera 'based on Samsung Galaxy NX technology' with a fixed prime lens"

It looks like a Samsung Galaxy NX wrapped up in leather/pleather/fake leather, and one of the NX Pancake prime lenses.

Well this certainly explains the high cost -- a Galaxy NX with prime lens, plus a mobile data subscription, isn't exactly cheap, considering that Samsung have exited the camera business.

Which begs the question, where are they getting all these Galaxy NX's to mutilate? Either they had enough funding to secure all the necessary rights/tech/manufacturing facilities/etc, or I smell something fishy...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:45 UTC

"a 20MP APS-C camera 'based on Samsung Galaxy NX technology' with a fixed prime lens"

It looks like a Samsung Galaxy NX wrapped up in leather/pleather/fake leather, and one of the NX Pancake prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 181st comment | 4 replies
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Adrian Tung: I visited their site but wasn't able to find info on their licensing policy. Does anyone know, e.g. number of installs, procedure for transferring activation/license to another PC, etc?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 15:04 UTC

I visited their site but wasn't able to find info on their licensing policy. Does anyone know, e.g. number of installs, procedure for transferring activation/license to another PC, etc?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 02:23 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Interesting to notice the way the Instax film handles extreme overexposures... it gives you dark spots instead of just a complete white-out (as seen in shots with the sun, and some shots with light bulbs where you see the black shape of the filament).

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 02:37 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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CanonKen: In before people complain about the price...

http://tv.digitalrev.com/v/G9S9jZW3Jxc

They should try doing something similar that video, but with a better quality bunch like Benro, Induro, et al.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: 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 (114 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 (1060 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
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