007peter

007peter

Lives in United States Irvine (and Taiwan), CA, United States
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Joined on Feb 28, 2006

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On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (57 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Is raw supported?

Yes, Android OS since 5.1 Lollipop have build in RAW support.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (57 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Pricey. Save just a bit and get an S7 or something than this.

Moto G5 cost around $220, Samsung S7 is nearly $800. Its about 1/4 the cost!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (57 comments in total)
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tkbslc: JPEG engine seems to have overcooked the pictures.

Agree, I think the next evolution for Smartphone is either F/1.2~F/1.4 lens or go for the slightly bigger 1/1.7" sensor. Finger crossed for a combination of 1/1.7" sensor with F/1.2 lens, that would be a killer. 1" sensor would be even better, but the Size constrain would probably favor 1/1.7" as the sweet-spot.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (57 comments in total)

Impressive for a $220 Smartphone. DPR, how about doing an article on Battle of $200 P&S vs $220 Moto G5. I think Moto G5 will iwin over most P&S with the same 1/2.5" sensor size.
I'm looking foward to the days, when Smartphone will use the bigger 1/1.7" sensor like those in the Canon Powershot G10/G11/G12.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 5th comment
On article Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features dual-cam with 2.3x zoom (27 comments in total)

The much over-looked selling point is the Huge Battery Life. Its combine the most-power-efficient 14nm Snapdragon 625 with a 5000mAh battery. This is the phone that can last 2-3 days of heavy usage. Since I like the iphone 7 design but is put-off by the lack of 3.5mm audio jack, this Asus ZF3 Zoom look like dream phone to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (186 comments in total)
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snapa: To all the people who can not figure out why Google did not offer a microSD slot, here is the answer: They would not be able to charge $200 more for the extra internal memory in the phone. That will make them a LOT of money! It seems like a pretty straightforward business decision to me.

People who can afford this phone, can and WILL get the 128GB vs the 32GB version if they really need it. It is a very nice phone with a GREAT camera, and that Google assistant feature will make it my next phone. I want a smaller 5 inch screen, so this phone seems perfect for me, with the 32GB memory ;)

Lack of MicroSD is the reason why I won't be buying Google XL despite of a great camera. This single lack is driving me toward Samsung S7

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)

I ♥ tiny camera, but I find them Apaulingly OVER-PRICE. Why are they so expensive? Much more expensiveness than a bigger m43 sensor Olympus E-PL6 for $299 on Amazon, or an APS-C sensor Canon M10 with 15-45 for $299 on sale right now?

Most Canon or Nikon DSLR can be have for cheaper with better Low-Light ISO. Most of us don't need much more than these 1" camera, but they the Price Premium is steering "average" buyers like me away to bigger iLC for better price.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Sony must be giving away those 16mp sensors at this point.

Hum... I'm firmly in the M43 camp now, but I'll gladly take a 3 years old Sony 16mp sensor over any M43 sensor any day. Some of us - don't give a damn about 24mp. Honestly, 12mp is the optimal balance between resolution & high-iso noise. I wish more company copy 12mp Sony A7(S), making an ultra-low-light camera for people like me who shoot in dim lights 90% of the time.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 04:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Even this $500 camera, sensor IQ better than $2000 E-M1 II
I don't know what people think.

I agree there is some interesting lens in MFT system
to me is the small and cheap telephoto pancake Lumix 35-100 mm F4-5.6

but just buy he cheapest and lightest body to use these lens like GF7 ,E-M10 II . E-PL8...etc
Buying heavy and expensive MFT make no sense to me
but that is your money

You're making too much sense for the M43 community ;-). I agree w/you. If I want big, I'll just stick with my Canon DSLR where lens choices are plenty, and 17-50/2.8 zoom cost no more than $499. The entire plot of going M43 is to reduce the size&bulk of my DSLR setup @a slight premium over canon/nikon dslr.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
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tkbslc: They really need a pancake zoom if they want this to be attractive. Sure the camera is small, pretty and cheap, but then it has a kit lens that would be more at home on a DSLR. If they had a lens like the Panasonic 12-32 to put on it, it would be a really nice setup.

Either that, or bundle it with the 27mm f2.8 pancake.

Agree 100%. Fuji 27 F2.8 pancake would be ideal. I would love to see an updated Fuji 18 F2 compact lens into a smaller pancake form factor.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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highwave: This is an outrageous price. Olympus is really dropping the ball with their marketing scheme.

The original Olympus E-M5 that kick started Olympus's metric rise to fame was only 1000$ and was jam packed with revolutionary technology (5-axis IBIS to name one). That camera was instant success because of bang for buck.

Now Olympus releases overpriced models, that only drop to reasonable prices after the hype is gone and no one is that interested anymore. They're really making it hard for us m43 users to recommend their products to others. I don't think they realize the damage they're causing to their brand name by having such a greedy marketing department.

I've been a m43 user for 4 years or more and I'm seriously thinking my next purchase will be a Sony A7 if Olympus doesn't get it's stuff together.

You should go Sony A7 to sent Olympus a message. Competitive marketplace can only exist if people are willing to cross shop into another more competitive brand. If everybody choose the defend or died Fanboy route, then we lose the "competitive marketplace" of capitalism.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 03:07 UTC
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straylightrun: Body Price costs more than a FF camera... Check.
Size just as big as a DSLR.... Check.
Lens prices more expensive than DSLR lenses... Check.
No shallow depth of field for creative subject isolation... Check.

What are the advantages???

None, no advantage. EM1 II is created for Olympus Fanboys. Those who ♥ and defend Olympus regardless of price. The question is how many Fanboys can afford that price? We will know in 6 months. If price drop severely, then we know there aren't enough Oly Fanboys to sustain the price level.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
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Andersonm: Let's face it: Sony 6500 with IBIS, Sigma 19mm 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, Sigma 60mm 2.8.

Funny, I used to have Sony NEX with Sigma 19mm f/2.8 and Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN. After series of switch from Sony NEX to Canon EOS-M, then to Nikon DSLR, then back to Canon DSLR, then sold everything for a M43. Today, I found my ultimate happiness with just 2 lens:
Panasonic 15mm F/1.7
Olympus 45mm f/1.8

so I agree with you NZ Scott. Speaking as someone who has gone through so many DSLRs and mirrorless, these 2 lens is the Ultimate Killers combo.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'm really curious to see what Canon does with this at Photokina. If they speed it up and incorporate the viewfinder at a low price, it could be pretty successful. Of course there will be the usual DxO dynamic range graphs, etc, but looking at these shots, it's hard to see how an ordinary consumer, who just wants sharp pictures and too many megapixels, would be unhappy with the results.

Exactly. It's the middle-age photo geeks who buys mirrorless & DSLR. Unfortunately, once a product is labeled as GEEKY, the young image-conscious millennials would not touch it with a 10 foot pole. There is no way to make a bulky camera SEXY, and the fact that typical lens cost around $700 and typical iLC is around $800 ~ $2000 doesn't help with its appeal.

Here is the UGLY TRUTH: Photography is not only DEAD, it has been DEAD for some times now. Photography today is more about GEAR COLLECTION for the middle-age men than taking photograph.

The young has discover they can make compelling photo with their iphone without spending a fortune on dedicated camera. Cats is out of the bag and we're just waiting to DIED.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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rrrremus: I assume shooting wide open you would need to manually focus every time

No Focus Peaking? Damn, that really sucks. Common Nikon, its 2016, its time for a real time WYSIWYG Live View with Peaking.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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ijustloveshooting: exceptional lens,,,there're many bokeh freaks like me,,,this lens will trigger GAS of many people. i hope it has great sharpness wide open, with very fast AF and buttery bokeh...this lens alone would be reason to buy a nikon FF body.

I'm a Bokeh whore myself. The idea of a 105mm F/1.4 is just delicious!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

Agree. If I'm buying just a single gadget point/shoot, then the superior camera wins. In this case, Pentax wins hands down over Canon, Nikon.

But when I'm buying a DSLR / iLC, I have to factor in the "entire system" behind it:
(1) plethora of lens (2) quiet-video-lens (3) availability, can buy it anyways (4) world-wide service & repair (5) etc..... While Canon T6 is an inferior camera compare to the competition, its is however, a cheap Entry into the entire Canon System. That is why canon T6, inspite of its lack of specs, will still outsold any Pentax out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

Funny, I live in Orange County too. I don't see that many Pentax users here. The few I've met are really upset with Craisglist, they say that eBay is the only way to sell/resell any Pentax gears now.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

I agree KS2 is a "MUCH BETTER" camera. However, Canon is "MUCH BETTER LENS" + Cheaper Price + Greater Availability, and most of all, greater RESELL. If I buy a Pentax KS2 (as good as it is), I'm stuck with it for life, since there is zero resell market for Pentax gears. Where as I can buy a Canon today, and resell it for $200~$300 after 2 years of usage.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)

Can T6 do Video Tracking in Live View (like EOS-M). I'm thinking about buying one for vlog. Its a cheap DSLR, my only complain is the inclusion of old 18-55 IS instead of the newest 18-55mm STM lens. Had T6 comes with the 18-55 STM, It would have been a head & shoulder above Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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