Bing Chow

Joined on Jul 15, 2011


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Perfect timing. I was looking for a flash stand.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 47th comment
On photo Swamp in the A postcard from Middle Earth challenge (7 comments in total)

Beautiful job, from capture through processing! Well deserved win.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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Mescalamba: Or you could just wait for right moment, and snap it on 4x5" Velvia, then scan with some decent Hasselblad scanner.

Yeah...but that takes effort and patience. People just want to come off the air-conditioned tour bus, snap a quick shot in midday light, and go back inside.....until the next scheduled attraction on the itinerary.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
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G1Houston: 'We’ve learned that some customers require exceptional lens performance'

But there are many more who just want lighter, smaller, and less expensive, but quality lenses.

Then buy something else. Sigma is sticking to their vision and I think they are making the right compromises to elevate their position in the industry.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

Tough crowd, Jesus....The guy likes the bag for its performance. He was very upfront about the business ethics in his review, and yet, he still has to answer to it here. If DPR wants to call it gear of the year, let them. My buying choices are not swayed by the "highly recommended" label. If you want to take a chance on F-Stop, go for it and you might be rewarded. If not, click "back."

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Cue Nelson from The Simpsons: "Ha Ha"

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 31st comment
On photo From Maroon to Yellow in the Fall colour challenge (14 comments in total)

With today's availability of wide dynamic range sensors and plethora of software, it is very easy to get carried away with wanting to fit the entire range of tones in an image. People get over-zealous with highlight recovery and shadow boosting, and/or HDR, and it results in garish looking photos like this.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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OhWeh: Big feet on a tripod are obviously nonsense. If you are in the nature, the optimum are three spikes. If you are in the at home studio, three normal feet are fine., if the tripod feet don't wobble.

But wait! The tripod on the right side of the image is nobad joke? 5 pullouts? NOW I understand, why you need the big feet, they should have suction cups.

Get serious Gitzo!

By "pullouts," you mean 5 leg sections? What's wrong with 5? Some people want height but also the ability to pack it shorter for travel, and is willing to accept some compromises. Designing a tripod will always be a balance of size, weight, height, stability, capacity, and cost.

Please share with us your infinite wisdom on how a tripod should be engineered. And more importantly, what other people should buy, how they should be using a tripod , and why Gitzo is not serious.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: The Shadow Towers (69 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing your adventure, Erez. It's nice to read about the planning, logistics, and hiking gear require to reach some of these more demanding places. Makes me want to set off on some adventures of my own.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 6th comment
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jakegrahamphotography: Anyone have any advice on non-wheeled camera travel bags that are backpacks?

Look no further than Think Tank Photo. The Airport line can be wheeled or in backpack form. I have the Airport Accelerator which is their largest backpack. I'm a landscape guy so quick access is not a priority for me. Because of its size, it's very easy to work out of; you can simply toss things in, and move to the next site without fitting gear back in like a jigsaw puzzle in smaller packs. And if you don't load it to the gills, you can carry extra layers, a small meal, snacks, sunglasses, sunblock, filter kit.

It really depends on what kind of a shooter you are. Because that will dictate equipment, how you work, and your priorities

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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Bing Chow: To those who downplayed the situation in Oregon 2 weeks ago, what do you have to say now?

Almeida: Not caring about it is fine. But I'm sure you wouldn't deface it like those clowns did.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

To those who downplayed the situation in Oregon 2 weeks ago, what do you have to say now?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 30th comment | 11 replies
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noflashplease: Wow, 18 FPS with AF-C or 60 FPS with AF-S? Impressive, unless you forget about that dinky 1/4 frame sensor. Big deal. The world has moved on to full frame and Olympus is stuck with the same FourThirds sensor dimensions. Sure, it's the convergence between still photography and video, but I could really care less about any 2x crop body, no matter how fast the frame rates are?

Olympus needed to bring out a full frame mirrorless body at Photokina, but instead we have yet another boring MicroFourThirds body, albeit a very expensive one. They're pushing a professional body in an amateur format. Sad, Olympus, very sad. At least now that the EM-1 II has premiered, Olympus can reassign the engineers back to the profit generating colonoscopy business.


Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Folks need to know there will be punishment, it is real, and it will happen. Imagine what would happen if texting while driving resulted in lifetime license suspension. Not a "positive" approach but an effective one.

Pain and humiliation are the best teachers. It is unfortunate that people often have to resort to those things in order to learn a lesson. That said, I'm not one of those who called for jail time, ridiculous fines, death, use of nukes, or mutilation of certain boy-parts. That's just mob mentality.

I think the vandals need to come clean, their identity be made public, and spend considerable time in the community talking to the public on what they did wrong, and why the parks need to be respected. I want to see some education of our younger generation, and who better to do it than the vandals themselves. Even if it's scripted, it will drive the message a lot farther than some park ranger. And plus, it's humiliating too.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Might have saved someones life actually. That thing was ready to come down at a moments notice. Might have killed some child playing under it.

I could be wrong, but from what I've read, that area is fenced off anyway. So nobody should be climbing on it, touching it, or having a picnic underneath it. Had it collapsed due to natural forces, it should not have posed a risk to anyone. Can't help those who choose to ignore the warnings.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Might have saved someones life actually. That thing was ready to come down at a moments notice. Might have killed some child playing under it.

Let's just fill in Grand Canyon. Some kid might fall into it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: Is Tamron a Sigma brand?

I think he's pointing out the cosmetic similarities. I noticed Samyang is also copying the Sigma look.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (77 comments in total)

I think a lot of photographers (esp new ones) could benefit from understanding how images can be made, and not just grabbed from a tour bus in the middle of the day. The effort it takes to plan, the logistics of traveling, creating the images, and processing them, can be daunting for some. Even if you don't like this image, this article has a lot of merit. Thank you Otto for sharing your work. It takes courage to be put in the spotlight and be judged.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 19th comment
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Steve Sanacore: How do you prevent light from getting behind the filters? It looks wide open on top and on the bottom of the holder. I've used the Lee filter holders for years and had to tape off the top and bottom to prevent flare from behind. But this is a much larger area to block.

In some of the Asian brands, the circular part of the filter holder has a foam gasket. It should seal against the filter that is closest to the front element. The 2nd or 3rd slots won't seal so one should use the grads there. But for 10+ stop filters, use the first slot. My Haida holder for Nikon 14-24mm seals perfectly.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 13:41 UTC

Let the bitching and whining begin.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 62nd comment
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