Mark K

Mark K

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Aug 23, 2001

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vempl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFSjAINsOw&feature=youtu.be

I did a short c-af tracking test.

It would have been nice to have an external monitor that can vividly record
the af scene from the body.

As I watched a cell phone monitor with one hand,
Please understand that it is somewhat unnatural.

mc-11 new firmware v1.07, allows Hi Continuous shooting
WITH AF TRACKING, on sony a9, with Sigma Global A,S,C lens.

You can also use all the af functions of the a9 in c-af.
(etc; lock-on af, expand flexible spot..)

A9 is itself a machine gun. For old people like me still using A7rII, I wonder if there ls any benefit. Besides. I always want MC-11 to be used with Canon telephoto lenses. How will the new firmware affect its performance?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 07:52 UTC

Stupid me... I am surprised that I cannot find any link to the firmware software and cannot figure out how to update the firmware without using the dock

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 07:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (125 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: IMO, the CLiK Elite is the most thought out backpack I've ever used. I bought one a few years ago and it is now the only carry on bag I travel with. This Peak Design bag may well be as good or even better, but the Clik Elite does it for me. It also happens to be very comfortable for me even with my very bad back. It also has a compartment for a water bag with a tube in the event I get thirsty and that compartment can be used for my MacBook Air as well, although that affects the formed back contour and reduces the comfort somewhat.

Completely agreed.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:18 UTC

Can't believe my eyes....Like looks just another Android phone

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 06:38 UTC as 4th comment
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (103 comments in total)

Had one for a couple of weeks..And was very impressed by its build quality, fast operation and image quality

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 06:45 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Stacey_K: I honestly don't care how good a lens is optically, when they have something like that thin aluminum plate in them that will bend and screw up the lens if you just bump it into something, I have ZERO interest in owning it. It's the reason I don't own the 24-70 F2.8G nikon, it has a design flaw where the zoom ring screws up if the lens is ever bumped. They need to understand these things are going to be used. You don't have to be able to drive nails with them but they do need to be able to survive a bump without needing a $1000 repair.

I dunno 24-70G has design flaw....bumped mine last week and it is bent.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (209 comments in total)
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Captain Hook: Wow! Brings back memories. :-) This was my first digital camera; back then, I loved it. The resulting TIFF files were as good as got, back then. I still have them, those TIFF files from 2001.
Only this camera ate batteries like a energy hungry monster... And the IBM Microdrive I used even got hot in this camera.
Nevertheless, back then, not bad, not bad at all! Thank you for that Minolta!
(later I switched to a Nikon D100)

My very first digital camera bought along with Minolta F100. I was so excited

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: A purportedly new semi pro/pro camera being released with just UHS-I speed SD card slots in this day and age strikes me as rather obsolete. The video capabilities I assume will be good as Sony similar to Panasonic excels at that sort of thing. But 10bit 4:2:2 video would of been nice considering all the buzz over 4K TVs with HDR nowadays. It just seems this camera is a year or so too late to market imho.

The USB interfaces of all Sony cameras are rather slow...and I cannot explain

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:29 UTC
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belle100: So ALL of the "several battery suppliers" are to be blamed for causing this "commotion". How come Note 7 is the only phone causing all these fires reported on this magnitude. Is it because of its uniqueness? I hope they can address that super natural phenomenon in their official report.

What a blatant lie to try to cover up the incompetence.

This is very sad and an irresponsible conclusion

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
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drgarym: Wonder how it fares alongside the Sony 90mm Macro. All I am seeing is great photos .

Thank you Ilia....you know my worries

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
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drgarym: Wonder how it fares alongside the Sony 90mm Macro. All I am seeing is great photos .

Basically the same lens..though I paid 1.5K for my Sony macro

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (198 comments in total)
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Daniel Stehura: I am Happy with the pictures out of the 7+. Or I use my Sony DSC -RX 100 II in my glove box. If it's important I use a Nikon D800 with a 24-80mm 2.8 I keep in the trunk when I drive around Thailand. I Love how it all works with my Mac Book Pro. Too bad Samsung does not have an Apple OS. When your use to the best nothing else seems to do......

Do you mean 24-70f2.8

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
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biza43: Last June I bought the mentioned Lowepro Hatchback 22L for 50 euros. In the camera section I am able to easily carry two Sony A7's, one with wide angle lens, one with standard lens, plus Lee filters. On the "convenience" top, I carry food for one day plus odds and ends. Best day pack I ever got, and much cheaper than the one being reviewed here.

I got mine too....and have to stop now because dSlrs that I am using needs more space

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 07:03 UTC
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biza43: Last June I bought the mentioned Lowepro Hatchback 22L for 50 euros. In the camera section I am able to easily carry two Sony A7's, one with wide angle lens, one with standard lens, plus Lee filters. On the "convenience" top, I carry food for one day plus odds and ends. Best day pack I ever got, and much cheaper than the one being reviewed here.

I got mine too....and have to stop now because dSlrs that I am using needs more space

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

A very sad news to me and to everyone else here. The business sinks at a much higher speed...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 106th comment
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Mark K: Another piece of useless accessory that you have to take lens off from the camera.

Thanks Dan...but my usual setup consists of two bodies with lens attached plus three other lenses. I think this is my own problem.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:56 UTC

I love Apple products...every thing they made from MacBook to PowerMac..but this change, omitting all SD, USBs....is simply a suicidal attempt. Maybe most of Mac Users are not serious photographers after all.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:00 UTC as 61st comment | 11 replies

Another piece of useless accessory that you have to take lens off from the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:57 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (216 comments in total)
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ajaysh11: I tried the 14-24mm Nikkor. Well it can be useful to have such a field of view and then be able to narrow it down to get what you can make the most of, but not when there is the problem of the flare at the wide end all of the time. My lens was just NOT sharp, and to be able to focus it accurately REQUIRED the live view , because the AF was unreliable on a D800. This is due to the amount of possible choices of focus points within the vast depth of field available. These machines are untameable and ALWAYS go for the brightest highest contrast, so that you really do NEED a touchscreen. It is truly pathetic that they construct entire cameras and optical systems without involving reportage and sports photographers in the actual design at all, and then go on safari with a bunch of guys when it really is already too late, Even a sharp superwide needs a touchscreen, or accurate manual focus- but the "throw" is too narrow on such lenses to be accurate there too.

too bad. I have been thinking about having Nikkor 14-24 as an ultimate WA zoom to my D800. A friend of mine is considering having a 2nd 14-24

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

Yes I do have after thorough home work. It is a nice lens with good build quality. However images quality are not as stunning as the DC 18-35f1.8 or Nikon 24-70f2.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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