User3787089555

Lives in United States Chicago, IL, United States
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Has a website at www.wenkanphoto.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2014
About me:

WPPI Associate, international awards winning photographer.

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Now Huawei starts to copy Samsung...I guess the trade war works finally.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 08:55 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget (520 comments in total)

I will never buy any 5-section tripod. 4-section leg is the bottom line if 3-section is not practical. 5-section design is useless, super unstable when fully extended. If you only use 4 of the 5 sections it will be shorter than a fully extended 4-section tripod.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 05:41 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM arrives in August for $3000 (462 comments in total)
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Jake90210: The Fuji 8-16mm F2.8 is a bargain by comparison. To all the armchair Sony fanboys complaining that it should be compared to the Sony 12-24 F4 actually go out and take a pic. 1) F2.8 and F4 one stop light difference 2) The object of a wide angle zoom is not shallow DoF but precisely the opposite as you are using it for landscapes, buildings and interiors where Fuji's greater DoF at F2.8 is actually what is needed. Time to stop your keyboard theatrics and actually take some pics Sony fanboys.

How many megapixels can you get from an APSC body? For all the landscape/architecture scenarios it’s way more important to go full frame for the 60MP resolution.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 03:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: After seeing this camera and seeing the new Nikon D780, and seeing what we know or at least think we know about the upcoming Nikon D6, that we now see the strategy for Canon and Nikon to eventually move their DSLR base over to mirrorless.

And let's keep in mind that more people still shoot Canon and Nikon DSLRs than any mirrorless brand, owing to the fact that so many DSLRs were sold when the market was so much larger. It's like cars; most of the cars you see on the road are not current models purchased in the past year.

Canon/Nikon know that these DSLR owners by and large love their cameras. So they are now providing bridge cameras. They are putting out incredible DSLRs that combine the best of the DSLR with many of the best tech inside of mirrorless. So many DSLR owners can start enjoying and learning how to use those mirrorless type features. Then when Canon/Nikon come out with their pure mirrorless plays with these types of cameras, their users are ready. Smart strategy.

Meanwhile, Sony released an electric car.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 03:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)

Today:
Canon released new DSLR
Nikon released new DSLR
Sony released electric car

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 03:50 UTC as 264th comment | 4 replies

Hongkong journalists are running faster than their western colleagues. However their questions are often too simple, sometimes naive!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 00:20 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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Aaron801: I'm no expert on lighting, triggers and such, but based on my admittedly limited experiences, I don't think I'd like using this. My lights might be on stands, but my camera is in my hand when I'm shooting like this, so I don't have an extra hand free to mess with a smart phone... thus a traditional trigger that has the controls on it and everything is on-camera makes far more sense to me. Also the cell phone thing would seem to mean another layer of complexity and more to go wrong.... more to troubleshoot. No thanks!

Aaron801 If I have an assistant, then I just use my voice command to adjust the lighting. No need to mess with this kind of fake technology at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2019 at 03:00 UTC

The lithium powered speed light was invented by Godox. I think Profoto should also be sued for copying that in A1.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 04:28 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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benkimoon: Which one will you choose ?
V1 OR V860II ?
And why ?

Neither, I choose ad200

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 04:31 UTC

I would never buy a fresnel head flash again. Ad200 with h200r reflection round head gives much better beam quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 17:57 UTC as 20th comment
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moimoi: This is the ideal companion for professional studio photography. Not as portable as the GFX50R, but the new 100 MP BSI (+IBIS) will be a step forward.

One thing that is guaranteed, the IQ will be vastly superior to any FF cameras ;). I am referring to the recent article from dpreview ;) which I must say was a bit silly.

Congrats to Fuji for betting on this 44x33 format, I have been an adopter for a few months now, and the GFX50R is a joy to use. IQ is superb. You really got to try to understand the capability of this system. I barely use my Canon 5Div these days .

No one would use a medium format camera with flash sync only 1/125 in studio.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 05:41 UTC
On article Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash (68 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Can anyone who actually used Profoto and Godox confirm that Profoto is much better when it comes to colour consistency? Currently stuck with ancient but still working 2x Bowens 750 Pro and 2x 400 Gemini. Will be looking for replacements within 1-2 years. I need to know if paying much extra for Profoto is worth it.

Both B10 and AD200 are targeted on location use. With ambient light always changing, the flash color consistency is not so important. So I don't feel B10/A1 has this advantage. In studio this dose matter, but Godox also has AD600/400 pro series.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 18:38 UTC

Looks like a lightstand, and I wish they can make a longer version (2m) so I can replace the inconvenient lightstands.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 03:44 UTC as 36th comment
On article Profoto teases something big that's small (59 comments in total)
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Dan Donovan: Hope it is at least 500ws. 600ws would be better. Even higher would be fantastic!!!

Actually is the Swedish copy of godox ad200.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
On article Profoto teases something big that's small (59 comments in total)

It's named B10, the power "equal to five speedlights". If one speedlight is 70Ws then B10 would be 350Ws, too good to be true.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 20:58 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon's three Z-series lenses (145 comments in total)
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User3787089555: Any reason not to buy a Leica 50 Noct instead of this ridiculously big *Manual* 0.95 lens?

No need to spend on a M body at all, it can be adapted to Z mount with the same manual focus. Or *Auto* focus when adapted by a techart adapter to Sony E mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's three Z-series lenses (145 comments in total)

Any reason not to buy a Leica 50 Noct instead of this ridiculously big *Manual* 0.95 lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 16:40 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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LakeSuperior1: If only there was a company already making something like this. Oh, wait a minute.....

Godox (cough)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 05:20 UTC

I would keep Godox AD200 especially with the new H200R round head.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 05:19 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

That home button (with the bangs at the top) looks really, really ridiculous

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 16:24 UTC as 59th comment
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