ChuckTa

Joined on Sep 22, 2012

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

C6 will be my last Lightroom. No way I am going to pay for a subscription when I don't really use it on a monthly bases.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC as 43rd comment
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

One area Iphone 8 need to improve is the low light images.
The Samsung is still quite a step up.

https://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-8-Plus-vs-Galaxy-Note-8-low-light-camera-shootout-Which-is-better-for-taking-photos-at-night_id98511

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 11:56 UTC as 10th comment
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ChuckTa: Very nice video. But I think now most of the newer flagship phone already have video quality like that than not, esp when one does some post editing.

And here is a video where LG is compared to the Red Weapon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=482&v=nAth8g05tfs

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

Very nice video. But I think now most of the newer flagship phone already have video quality like that than not, esp when one does some post editing.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

I looked at the DXO (thank god they finally post some images instead of just numbers) and am really puzzled on the Iphone 8+ fairly blurry low iso images. And this phone gets the top marks???
And then I read some of the comments and one poster point out the Samsung S8 almost has a higher number across all tests (ie. Color 85 vs 78, AF 92 vs 74, Texture 92 vs 64, Noise 92 vs 68 (wow, Iphone 8+ lose big here and is reflected in the real world images) ... etc )
So why on earth did Iphone 8+ gets a much higher mark then Samsung S8. Something is fishy in the tallying of the total ......

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 07:24 UTC as 34th comment

Based on the images and video I have seem on the web, I guess one need to go up to Iphone X to beat the Samsung Note 8.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 05:02 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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ChuckTa: Does the Iphone 8 has the lowest screen resolution (750 x 1334) among most of the other smartphone??? Actually, its almost half the resolution of similar price phone (Samsung has 1440 x 2960 and basically any new phone resolution is way above Iphone 8)

Ok, let's use pixel density to equalize comparison where Iphone 8 has 326ppi (higher is better). If 326ppi is good enough then why does the more expensive Iphone X goes up to 458ppi.
Now Samsung has a very decent 557ppi and screen quality is very very good. And the rest of the non-Apple phone has PPI upward of 400 and more like upward of 500 ppi. Now PPI is not the only gauge for screen quality but it certainly is a very important screen quality metric.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 04:07 UTC

Does the Iphone 8 has the lowest screen resolution (750 x 1334) among most of the other smartphone??? Actually, its almost half the resolution of similar price phone (Samsung has 1440 x 2960 and basically any new phone resolution is way above Iphone 8)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:31 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: Now that's funny. Back in the Febuary 2017 when I bought Xiaomi MIX, I told that the next iPhone is gonna take the same idea of bezel less phone. And here it is! But it's only a fake, it only LOOKS like a bezel less phone from afar, while it has very thick black bezels in reality... Another Apple's product that no doubt will be marketed as innovative but has little real innovations in it. Usual Apple strategy.

The only thing that is really good in Apple - it's camera. But hey, I shoot with tools from a completely different league, so I just don't care about camera in my smartphone.

Both Samsung Isocell (in S7/S8) best the Iphone 7 sensor. The Huawei dual sensor combine output technology is another step up, and the Leica lens is icing on the cake. If imaging quality is paramount, I would seriously check out the Huawei with dual sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:08 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: I wonder if Iphone can finally surpass Samsung sensor in low light. But really now the one to beat is actually from Huawei P10 plus with double sensor technology. I was surprise on how much better Huawei was when using DPR image compare with low iso for Iphone 7 Plus vs Huawei P9 Mate.

Not all Sony sensors are the same. Samsung sensors uses isocell technology and is bigger than iphone 7.
My friends who uses Iphone always ask me to use my S7 whenever there is important low light indoor group photo.
But the Huawei dual sensor technology is another step up. It combines the output from the 2 sensors to give really high quality output. You can already see this in the last generation Huawei P9 mate in the DPR image studio.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)

I wonder if Iphone can finally surpass Samsung sensor in low light. But really now the one to beat is actually from Huawei P10 plus with double sensor technology. I was surprise on how much better Huawei was when using DPR image compare with low iso for Iphone 7 Plus vs Huawei P9 Mate.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)
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minzaw: Thank god Apple abandon Electric car project otherwise it could be the mother of all priciest Electric car (rechargeable/ replaceable batteries )in the world.....(Apple is still learning how to expand the live of fixed battery system even on all the iphones) watch out.................. Tesla X

A report says Apple takes in 92% of all smartphone profit while selling only 20% of the smartphone. We are talking about big fat profit margin here.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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alcaher: If Apple just put their effort on producing DSLR's instead of boring iPhones that look like tablets

If Apple makes a DSLR, they would claim exceptional image quality, superb color and then use a 1 inch sensor :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (199 comments in total)
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JESUSFARIA: I wonder if Samsung is ever going to get better than this?

Funny you said that, because every time I had multiple family gatherings, in the end the large group photo was taken by my Samsung S7. Parents with Iphone will say use the Samsung first, it takes better photo:-)
I encourage you to take a look at some unbiased test reviews, esp the low light shots. Iphone has smaller sensors and even Apple can't beat physics.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
On article Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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goactive: Very over priced lens. I have the new Tamron 10-24 and the images from it look much sharper and have great color on my Nikon D500

I agree with you the color doesn't look too good.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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RubberDials: Interesting that every Sony camera article is rammed with hundreds of comments about how awful and lacking it is, and in a Canon one there is absolutely zero trolling and comparatively few comments, despite Canon being late to market and the performance being behind the Sony.

It seems the rivalry is only one way, or (more probably) that many of the negative comments in the Sony threads are from paid trolls and astroturfers.

Looking at the engraving in the middle left hand ninth of the chart - the wall behind the old lady with clasped hands; the A6300 and A6000 are the only aps-c cameras resolving the lines on the wall here. The image quality is remarkable.

And yet if you visit the forums you'll find that many Canon and Nikon users will not even accept that Sony is a camera company, (They make TVs apparently).

So how do they settle this with themselves? that more detail is recorded in images produced by a camera that was built by a company that isn't even a camera company?

I believe the now defunct Samsung NX1/NX500 28mp also resolve just as well as the Sony if not better (less aliasing). And guess what, the Samusng uses a zoom lens while the Sony uses the Zeiss 55 prime.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

Pixel peeper won't like the comparison with the Samsung S7

https://www.dpreview.com/news/3196300304/iphone-7-added-to-studio-scene-comparison

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Petzval 58mm real-world samples (58 comments in total)

Probably one of the better sets of gallery photo I have seem from DPR for a long while.
Even the flare looks very artistic.
Well done.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Hugo King: DPReview is good at killing GAS. I thought this might be a nice camera, but there is nothing I've seen that makes this a worth the price. Time will tell if noise is as bad as it looks in the samples on all these sites, but the pictures overall are not good looking at all. If the tones and backgrounds are grain are always going to look like that, forget it. Sony is great a gadgets, but still don't understand the art of Photography.

Not just AF, the video quality as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Hugo King: DPReview is good at killing GAS. I thought this might be a nice camera, but there is nothing I've seen that makes this a worth the price. Time will tell if noise is as bad as it looks in the samples on all these sites, but the pictures overall are not good looking at all. If the tones and backgrounds are grain are always going to look like that, forget it. Sony is great a gadgets, but still don't understand the art of Photography.

Those images are already using the "best-in-class optics", does the image quality looks best-in-class for you? It certainly doesn't look that way for me. I agree about the gadget thing.
For eg, the A7Sii was design for video, but see how it compares with another camera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtVEZyyzss

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
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