Franka T.L.

Franka T.L.

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Joined on Feb 10, 2003
About me:

start with old fashion Medium Format and Darkroom woodoo ; now still prefer shooting and printing for real PHOTO, especially B&W , now that I can do it on my desk using latest inkjet ..

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Franka T.L.: The pixel shift and multi shoot implementation was all started in field photography on Medium Format , its just natural it surface on a Medium Format , right !!

Long before M43 and Sony had them , in fact go back all the way to the time when CCD is the sensor of choice , this technology had been used by like of Sinar, Hasselblad and others all who specialized in large and medium format and even earlier in scientific and industrial use ( studio only for these ) .. the belief that this is new or only a few years old is misinformation by its all, what we can say though is the technology become cheap enough to be implemented on a consumer platform come this last few year.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 00:25 UTC

The pixel shift and multi shoot implementation was all started in field photography on Medium Format , its just natural it surface on a Medium Format , right !!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 18:20 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

one had o question if this is the best of a business move ... in the end technology and advance of the camera specifically interchangeable lens system camera had seen a major change already and it does not take a BA major to realize that DSLR, especially APS-C DSLR is fast becoming too much of a niche and likely not going to be ale to match the potential of a like mirrorless platform or a FF. I wonder how Ricoh Pentax going to put int this new model to made it really stand out ... just being a good camera is no longer good enough

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 15:27 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1502 comments in total)

too early to tell .. wouldn't it be the case especially when en-mass real world experience is practically non existent for the Nikon

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 116th comment
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)

Know what there are reasons why many locations now starting to ban photography. Not that photography itself is nad its the people behind the lens

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 7th comment

The Q to ask : what and how we should define a creation. Which define how a iece of content be owned and authored. So many of todays content are no longer directly positively and specifically being created but none the less authored yet still through the process that lead to the content.

This particular one being a prime example. Did the monkey consciously made that selfie out of its own choice or did the photographer's effort made it possible !?

In any case PETA is just being over the tpp on this one
So do wikimedia

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 08:43 UTC as 74th comment

I wager the single real fact that can be gleamed is that Nikon 1 range certainly not a success Nikon keep telling us ...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply

Imho all 360 hype is much over hyped. Until technology and infra structure catch up its too much hassle for layman mortal like most consumers to actually use this. The mobile photography had taken off for the fact that it put the common folks in a position that they can just point and shoot and its universally viewable by others. Not so for these 360 photo / videos

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (519 comments in total)

By stripping away some important and much loved D7200 but yet do not offer proper true enthusiasts level in key performance area. NIKON is trying hard to sway people to buy D500. I think its too hard in fact. The 4k 2.55x crop is a joke. People want super 35 coverage when they have a super 35 sensor. Lack of dual card slot is a big disappointment not to mention lack of support for up to date fast i/o on memory cards. I was on the fence waiting for the D7500 but NIKON give me now every reason not to get one and no not the D500 either.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies

In fact I think its way too late for that. 4/3 suppose to bring the same quality at much reduced package but the promise never come through. Even today with Micro 4/3 we are not seeing the package size advantage though finally we are seeing on par performance vs APS-C but then we have FF now so the arguments keep going around. That stated the M4/3 had establish itself.

As tech advance we will see such like the Ricoh GXR; the 4/3; and then some

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Oh so nostalgic ... I fondly recall so many I've handled over the years

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment

Finally here, I like this application, its been a while they working for this major upgrade. The underlying processing and possibility to tweak the processing with regard to the RAW data using RT is simply mind boggling and offer far more than most. I'll have to get this one once it hit the repository

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (162 comments in total)

They would be better off just giving us good old Ektar 25 neg film ; afterall the d&p of such can still be found. Despite a long time lover of film I fail to see any advantage of the media unless you go extra slow on ISO or real big in format say 8 X10

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)

Does that mean the big guns like Getty can get away of making money on works some other made and donate to the public domain .. ?? food for thought indeed, and what does donate to public domain means by copyright legal term. My understanding ios that unless copyright is intentionally given away ( as legal documented ); otherwise the Author would still retain copyright. Allowing the public to use the image does not mean the copyright automatically get transferred.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 5th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1619 comments in total)

I suppose that pretty much prove the original concept placed by the Panasonic G1 to be sensible and pretty forward looking. For a long while the mirrorless community was too concerned with the concept placed upon by Panasonic's GF-1 that is for a slim, compact LCD only body but in the end, ergonomics, needs and reality catche on. We just cannot have everything needed in such slim compact package, or if we do we need to made fairly significant sacrifice ( as in Panasonic's GM ). The new slew of real EVIL, are to a size that's more ergonomic and still compact relatively speaking. Canon had do the wise thing not to stick with the original EOS-M form factor. Not that the form factor itself is anything bad, but its not really hitting the market sector as it should be.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 242nd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (143 comments in total)

Oh , that really bring back memories ...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 19th comment

Finally, this one and its contemporary peer, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58/2.0 were the premiere standard lens of its age and they work real great as a portrait on APS-C, not so great on FF though. Wonder if new coating of todays and advance in all the know how and material would made any difference

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (155 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: I guess this mean the first version actually sold enough to make Canon a profit despite of it being panned by critics everywhere.

Its more like the namesake, a version 1.5 of the game .. for real I cannot say the camera is bad, but then for its price its definitely not attractive. The still camera part is a joke, glad that came off. But then the slow lens still a major culprit. In short , a decent sensor, a solid backend ( codec, imaging engine ) but only a so so front end ( nothing fancy about the control , it works but its well so so, ergonomic is somewhat a limitation or an advantage depending on how you shoot ).

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

it does not take a rocket scientist to lnow that what's being asked for basically is not physically viable. Its not the camera or Pentax, its just a n in build limitstion of the sort regsrding thr techniques.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies

the old Dental Macro come back to town ... >o<

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:29 UTC as 73rd comment
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