Mark Chan

Lives in Hong Kong Tai Po, Hong Kong
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Jan 29, 2010

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This is another perspective by other people that apparently know the person more than most of us commenting here.

I feel its important to be empathetic then judgemental with regards to unfortunate incidents such as this one.

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/02/03/hawaii-news/experienced-lava-tour-guide-remembered-as-gregarious-full-of-life/

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:31 UTC as 1st comment
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Fujica: This 'accident' could have been avoided by using a SO2 detector. An essential tool when you go and visit to such dangerous places like a vulcano.

As described in the article, it was a result of sudden changing environmental conditions leading to toxic STEAM; so its the rain that led to the unfortunate circumstances. Taking an SO2 detector won't have helped much as it would have high readings throughout anyway

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 15:18 UTC
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mxx: "Olympus has also added a 'Sweep Panorama' feature (nine years after Sony pioneered it,)"

I'm sure Olympus did not mention the Sony bit in their press release. So why did DPR add it? Seems poor taste to me when announcing a new product.

Did Sony do what you expect OLY to do for the IBIS? For HDR? For sensor cleaning? For Art Filters?

I guess not.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 11:36 UTC
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WilliamJ: If things are that way, in order to support Reuters, this evening I will ban my favorite chinese restaurant. And if this message does not speak loud enough to the China's leaders hears, I will do the same tomorrow. Yeah !

An I don't get any even though I got the sarcasm correct? Now Imma mad.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 01:56 UTC
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Mark Chan: damnit; "The Mavic Air seems, instead, like a DJI Spark upgrade... or even what the DJI Spark should have been at launch."

Exactly.

Feel we were played; especially if it turns out close the same price point for a spark plus 4 batteries and controller.

It doesn't really; honestly DJI exploit a small place in-between. I am expecting the next MAvic Pro to be slightly larger to allow for longer travel distance. And maybe that 1 inch sensor -...

The Spark meanwhile may very well land further down to where the Bebop sits. and stay there. That said - the Bebop has better battery life relatively speakin!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 08:41 UTC
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WilliamJ: If things are that way, in order to support Reuters, this evening I will ban my favorite chinese restaurant. And if this message does not speak loud enough to the China's leaders hears, I will do the same tomorrow. Yeah !

Psst, China hasn't annexed South Korea yet. Or are you implying they have?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 08:22 UTC
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ozturert: 32 MP 1/2.3" sensor, when most expect bigger sensor...

panorama; likelye 12mp as RIshi says

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 03:11 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: DJI is in a bit of a predicament. Release a mavic with 1 inch sensor and old stock mavic and phantom can largely go to the bargain bin.

Hence this thing.

seond that m43 mount aspect.

Indeed DJI has an issue of too many categories now; they should have popped the spark much lower - aka no controller support at all. then release this at the same pricepoint or slightly higher. now its like...meh...save for thr 4K part that is missing with Spark

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 03:10 UTC

damnit; "The Mavic Air seems, instead, like a DJI Spark upgrade... or even what the DJI Spark should have been at launch."

Exactly.

Feel we were played; especially if it turns out close the same price point for a spark plus 4 batteries and controller.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 03:08 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Good grief, the GH5 is almost as heavy as the D500?

Anybody know which Micro Four Thirds camera would most closely resemble a Sony RX100? With or without ILC?

EPM-2 nd GF9

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 03:32 UTC
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DaveClark: After this news, suddenly all lens sales crash.

Amen!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 04:12 UTC

Pitch the Sony with the Z E1 Camera instead; or the OLY AirA01.

That's the market.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 01:01 UTC as 6th comment
On article Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Moab (124 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Nice video, beautiful scenery. But still... m43 not enough.

wow bunch of people going silly willy over m43 being not good enough.

Not good enough for what? User higher ISO if you are in dark lighting. Wait for better light if you need natural. Move countries if you don't have enough light wherever you live.

OR - just buy the damn gear that fits your purpose.

And the m43 fits my purpose; I can print A3 size which is as good as I need.

Your mileage may vary.

I'll probably get a medium format versus the sissy FF when I need to.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: The contract should have had no surprises. Each of the stipulations should have been posted ahead of time in the event rules.

So the question is: Did they disclose their requirements ahead of time when offering the cash prize?

no they didn't obviously

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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M H S: I'm glad Sony invented this idea / technique. hopefully some of the less amazing brands can follow suit. seems like Sony invents everything... kind of the Apple of digital photography.

I misread - actually missed the analogy to Apple...you go!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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Petroglyph: Good move by Sony here. Olympus had this feature before Pentax I think. But the K1 has a mode that tries to automatically clone out small motions. And it is a FF sensor. There are only a few converters that handle it though. The SilkyPix provided does. It is an awesome move by Sony to start providing a Pix shift option and all the vendors that do will only improve in this feature. Someday, the processors might be fast enough for hand held pix shift with subjects that move slightly.

Oly has the same clone out of small motions too

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
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M H S: I'm glad Sony invented this idea / technique. hopefully some of the less amazing brands can follow suit. seems like Sony invents everything... kind of the Apple of digital photography.

eye rolls; look it up before you type. Not SONY's

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
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Mateus1: It's funny because for the price of these 2 Oly primes I would have extra Fuji or Sony APS-C cam with 2 good primes.

But they aren't excellent lenses like the 2 you are looking at. Just check the same 'excellent lenses' category on the SONY side - they re the same price.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
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StevenE: The m4/3 system only makes sense as a pocket camera. Start using it with lenses equiv to full frame performance and the full system price exceeds full frame prices, and the size and weight is nearly the same too.
These two lenses alone are $2400. You can get a Canon 35mm f/2 IS and 100 f/2.8L IS for roughly half that price. And that's just the beginning. There is nothing even near equivalent to full frame f/1.4 primes, or even f/2.8 zooms.
The value is just not there in m4/3.

StevenE, the m43 system cameras make sense as my MAIN camera, my POCKET Camera, my MOST EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT camera, MY SUPER EXPENSIVE F1.2 (or lower) Lens to attach to Camera.

And there are definitely more than ten thousand people that agree with me given they made the same purchases and seem to enjoy it.

If I wanted something larger, I'd consider a medium format - hey they are just as bulky as the FFs so why not?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 05:46 UTC
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated (74 comments in total)
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Techo: All this release did is lower the price on the TG-4. The IQ is just as awful as a 3-5 year old tough cam.

Techo, appreciate your viewpoint. For me, coming from a TG-2, the TG-5 is a big update; especially in the movie recording environment and the pro capture option.

YEs more could be done. OLY apparently decided they need to prepare against the action camera market. However, you can't argue that they haven't innovated. They have improved upon the accessory attachment / detachment portion; the macro function; the video function and the photo function - some I appreciate will consider it a downgrade (12mp vs 16mp), but still there aren't other companies out there working this particular market up from what we see - I had hoped for the Nikon 1.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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