yslee1

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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Casey_S: Anyone has good experience with Asus phones? Their computers have let me down before.

I've had good experiences with both their tablets and computers. Never had a phone though.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:47 UTC
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yslee1: Unless David's left the country he's still in Singapore; that's where he really grew his repair business.

Bloody hell, it's been a while!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 07:44 UTC

Isn't the trend for these things nowadays is to use CGI?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 04:53 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Bambi24: is this a parody video? tell me this is a parody video please

what a convoluted mess of reflectors and light boxes for a shampoo bottle, hopefully he doesn't get paid by the hour

imagine if he was asked to shoot another product in the same exact lighting after having moved all his stuff around 20 times

small products shots like that are supposed to be done in a static light tent and shouldn't take longer than 2 minutes

You're kidding right? A light tent? This is a beauty or editorial shot, light tents are for mass production catalog shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
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yslee1: Unless David's left the country he's still in Singapore; that's where he really grew his repair business.

Who's this? XD

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

Unless David's left the country he's still in Singapore; that's where he really grew his repair business.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (67 comments in total)

I was hoping for apps that'd help with travel photography, not apps to take photos on the smartphone while travelling.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

As a long-time OPTech user, it really annoys me to see inferior product selling for more and getting more hype. The Leash already looks painful, I can't imagine actually using that.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:43 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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Satyaa: I don't care so much for the product news or the comments (most of them are entertaining though) but what surprised me is this part...

"PetaPixel spotted the speedlight earlier today,"

I expected that DPR would be ahead of other sites with their parent company's products and services, especially photography related. That shouldn't come as a news from another site (or, does Amazon own PetaPixel too?)

Actually I found out about the flash weeks ago via The Online Photographer.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Hardly a surprise. Nikon has shown little interest in the 1 system for a few years now.

I think the 1" sensor is quite viable, and an ILC built around the sensor does make sense, but Nikon's biggest error was in seriously over pricing it.

I remember when the Nikon 1 was first launched. The J1 with one basic kit zoom cost as much as the D5xxx of its time; a camera with a smaller sensor and a lot less moving parts (no mirror box or pentamirror assembly) cost more than a good DSLR? Nikon were really taking us all for fools.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:42 UTC

That's not a very big battery for a 5.5" AMOLED screen...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

So, it'll cost 10k and uses a rotary dial to make calls, because tradition?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies

Even models in China do mass production work. xD

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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Tilted Plane: I've seen Nolan IMAX films in a theater in the past (non-digital, the real thing in the New York area) and there is NO question that it is astonishing for its detail, and for its visual effect. To suggest otherwise sounds like someone hasn't actually seen it first hand. Whether it's worth it is totally opinion, but in my view, it's great. Stunning. Can't wait to see Dunkirk in its expansive glory. (And a note to people wondering about the format--he mixes normal format shooting with full 65mm IMAX and the format of the IMAX stuff is roughly the old academy ratio--4:3. So it feels big and almost square (but not quite). The jolt from wide screen to really tall (big!) 4:3 is part of the whole thrill.) And one last point (after reading other posts): IMAX has both digital and film versions for projection. The real film versions you have to seek out. The digital versions are good, but they are a shadow (believe me) of the real thing. Google!!

I was watching The Dark Knight Rises and the change in aspect ratios was a little annoying though. Not sure why you find it thrilling!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:25 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (64 comments in total)

I loved those compact cameras; the stainless steel IXUS cameras were really nice to have.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:56 UTC as 18th comment
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SkySpades: The article references the 6D Mark II in your exposure latitude test module, but there is no option to select the 6D Mark II.

Refresh the page, it should be there now.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 04:11 UTC
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panchorancho: China will be the new Japan when it comes to cameras and optics, while Japan will go the way of the Germans and just sell fancy photographic boutique equipment!

The Japanese did make awesome cameras to go with the lenses though. Only Chinese camera that I know of is the Xiaoyi, and that's not exactly pulled up any trees...

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)

I do think the D750 is a better camera. There's really no contest if one doesn't have a system yet.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:01 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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SignumX: Man, people must really love their old glass if they buy this camera with that kind of competition out there...

If you have several thousand dollars worth of lenses switching systems for marginal gain isn't that easy.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Weight has been reduced from 745g to 680g. ED elements reduced from 2 to 1. Distance scale window removed. It's otherwise the same size and shape, though the optical formula has been altered 17/12->18/14.

From all points of consideration, this looks like a cheaper version of the 70-300 IF-ED VR. Instead the price has been - unjustifiably, in my opinion - increased by 40%.

Good catch on the same magnification despite reduced MFD. Ugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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