Mark K

Mark K

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

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On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 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 (535 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 56th 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 | 3 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (215 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
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.

Well having three versions of 24-105 lenses, I doubt their existence as essential lenses. IMHO, these three f2.8 lenses are undoubtedly those basic lenses we should start from.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Rhawi Dantas: I have hope of Sony releasing an A99-like but more "modular" camera where adapters, LA-E4 for example, could be removed allowing FE-mount lenses to be used.

Interchangeable mounts in an ILCE.

My comparison with 5D3 or D810 maybe unfair...but low light AF speed gas room for improvement

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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King of Song: Probably superior to the new Canon 5D mk IV in every way, but might not even have 5% of the marketplace success? Sony is striving for greatness, Canon is half asleep.

Too bad Sony didn't go that one step further and get rid of the redundant mirror, and score that knockout homerun against the 2 sleeping giants.

Yes. My 5D3 is better built mechanically

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:15 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Rhawi Dantas: I have hope of Sony releasing an A99-like but more "modular" camera where adapters, LA-E4 for example, could be removed allowing FE-mount lenses to be used.

Interchangeable mounts in an ILCE.

Using the combo...a lot inconsistent i~ AF, and very frustrating

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article LG V20 comes with dual-cam and stereo sound recording (28 comments in total)

I am using my 2nd LG V10 and I am very happy to see an upgrade. Coming from Galaxy Note 3, V10 offers much better image quality and with its internal 4Gb RAM, 2K monitor, 64Gb storage, a great user experience. Audio quality is better than any other flagship smartphone, but still miles behind a dedicated DAP. Can't speak too much the usefulness of replaceable battery and expandable memory for multimedia user like me who hikes a lot.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 13:18 UTC as 2nd comment

The only thing for a serious shooter to buy an XT2 from another system will be its continuous shooting capability in wildlife/sport. That brings us to its buffer size, tracking AF system and ...of course availability of decent telephoto lenses above 400mm.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 7th comment
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alcaher: Can you AF using the sigma with the TC 1.4 and shooting at 600mm? At 600mm the sigma is f6.3 so with a TC it goes beyond F8 (around f8.9) just wondering

Yes, it can. Only too late I found the the exposure not being accurate. Despite the fact tc1401 is the sharpest TC around, the combo isn't that great optically.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (102 comments in total)

I doubt local Nikon will replace all my Nikon batteries...a lot bought before D500

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 04:43 UTC as 19th comment
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (83 comments in total)

G5 might be the most ambitious product ever made by LG. Combination of good camera, great sound, fast processor, etc is good, only if these features come in one piece, instead of modules.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 36th comment

Bought a D810 coz thinking D500's price was rather ridiculously high and bought my D500 yesterday with the same price I paid for my D810. My bet was paid off.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 59th comment

I have repeated failed AFS focusing in my Nikon 28-70f2.8 and Sony Zeiss 24f2.0

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 8th comment
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