Mark Chan

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

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rmexpress22: I kind of wanted this when I first read about it but not anymore seeing the comments regarding zink. I didn't even know what that was until now. But if the quality is bad or it fades, I'd rather get a tiny printer and power it with my vagabond mini that I barely use.

I think it'd just be fun to do. I don't even really care about printing but I think a lot of the people I shoot would get a kick out of it.

I bought some Zink photo papers to work with the polaroid camera / printer. Probably one of the worst purchases ever.

I've actually had experience with all the portable types; dye-sublimation from Pringo (search them up); Instax from Fuji (camera type and the newest SP-3). Both of these just blow Zink tech out of the water. Dye-sublimation is still the best, but the Instax gives you that unique touch.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 11:37 UTC
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phazelag: I plan to buy one so I can print all the photos I transferred instantly from my Millennial loving canon M50. This should upset a large group of canon haters, youth haters, and smartphone haters, but I will have a lot fun with my kids and friends.

Check the Fuji SP-3. Zinc tech (not canon tech) is crappy; it’s the Photo medium at fault here and honestly instax much better.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
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cosinaphile: zink prints are 2x3 or 6 sqin and cost a buck canon selphy 4x6 prints are equal in size to 4 zink prints [24 sqin] cost about 28 cents [us] each

zink are enormously more costly than selphy considering price to size

Get the Fuji SP-3; equally costly, just as portable, zippy in use, and just as portable (give or take an inch or so).

Or Pringo 2 by 3 inch printers for the dye sublimation option.

Larger by a bit but every bit a dye sublimation Print!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:20 UTC
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Kharan: I give Canon's Imaging division loads of crap for the things we all know about. But their Printing Solutions products are actually pretty good. I own three Canon printers (a PRO-100, a Selphy CP-1000, and a cheap document printer), and I must say that the things are sturdy and reliable, as well as very easy to use.
Canon is also the only company that truly supports home photo printing in my country, and I'm glad for that (the market is tiny, and it must take some effort to keep the products available).
I don't doubt that this new device will do well, and probably even beat the competition in terms of reliability and ease of use.

Rubbish Zink Tech quickly nullifies it’s brand I would suspect. It’s not the printing process that’s the issue it’s the print medium.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:18 UTC
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Techo: I haven't seen a decent Zink print. Kudos if they bettered the IQ. Otherwise, I hate to say this but, I'd prefer Fuji Instax.

Since the tech isn’t canons in the first place I doubt if any improvement can occur. It’s more like a ‘me too’ product.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:17 UTC

It’s doesn’t seem to me this will break the photo quality of Zink prints. Unless the production process of the paper gets a significant upgrade, it’ll be inferior even to Instax.

For a good portable device with dye sublimation you should look for Pringo products From Taiwan. Portable, app base. That’s the cheapest on the go 2 by 3 inch option out there - including silver or gold glazed or even sticker based options.

However for me the new SP3 gives the most unique prints - instaxstyle prints from any digital photo.

I’ve had all 3 types; the Zink prints fade very quickly and poor storage will tint the paper.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:16 UTC as 5th comment
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (401 comments in total)

With all the cams you are putting up DPreview, why not add this one more? http://www.z-cam.com/e2/

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 10:51 UTC as 61st comment

just a note - typo for Eric Gendon / Gendron somewhere in your article - its the 'hyperlink'.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 13:42 UTC as 13th comment
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entoman: Amazingly compact for a 100-400mm equivalent sports lens. Great move by Panasonic. Is this fully compatible with all functions of Olympus EM1 Mkii?

Entoman - I appreciate what you say there - sometimes that money shot just doesn't give you time.

If you checked, you'll probably understand that OLY's ethos is to have as little postprocessing as required - at least that's what I see.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
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entoman: Amazingly compact for a 100-400mm equivalent sports lens. Great move by Panasonic. Is this fully compatible with all functions of Olympus EM1 Mkii?

Entoman, think about it; you get a much lighter overall package and albeit more expensive probably longer range. You can haul more gear at lower overall weight and do less cropping. ISO 1600 should be achievable. IF you are able to get the closer shot, more comfortably, wouldn't it be nice.

I would recommend you do the weights math; the $$ maths would be an issue though.

Having said that I must be a weak 40 year old; I have chronic tennis elbow issues just by using my OLY E-M1 mk11. duh.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 13:42 UTC

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 (1024 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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