Stanchung

Stanchung

Lives in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Works as a Event Photographer
Joined on Jan 7, 2012

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sts2: Without any kind of testing to see what it can actually do, it will have to be regarded as just that: "a cheap copy of a 10-year old design"

Ok Sigma fanboys, come at me now :-p

more aspherical, more onion bokeh. probably not an issue for something so wide

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 15:22 UTC
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Stanchung: Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

Already said it looks oversaturated in the first post.

Calibrated my monitors years ago so i don't need to look at the histograms.

Can see colours quite well thank you.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:08 UTC

money laundering scheme

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 08:44 UTC as 48th comment
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Stanchung: Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

No I don't have an sRGB calibrated monitor. The 3 monitors I use are all different and they look different but i can tell what's oversaturated from the histogram and working with 100% colours.

It looks a touch too red like the pixels are bleeding a little.
If you google 'portraits', most of the colour portraits are desaturated. Of those that are saturated, they are mostly of tanned skin tones.

This may be a matter of personal taste but something about being overly red = something unhealthy[intoxication/blushing]

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 06:34 UTC
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Stanchung: Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

I beg to differ that the results are poor. Edges are nicely smoothened out.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/7669073668/iphone-x-sample-gallery/6314368581

This is pretty well done. It doesn't work for things that doesn't emit heat like cups like in this example. That's just abusing the infrared feature to say it's poor. That's a big duh. Portrait of an inanimate 'cold' subject? You guys are smarter than that.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/7669073668/iphone-x-sample-gallery/9283631328

or this.
https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/7669073668/iphone-x-sample-gallery/8478696150

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 01:09 UTC
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Stanchung: Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

This effect of the ipx retains the ears and blurs the bg nicely. Skin tone is also handled very well.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/7669073668/iphone-x-sample-gallery/6679022737

Compared to this ear/glasses smearing of the pixel 2
https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/5666550435/Samples/Pixel-2-portrait-mode.jpeg
He looks like he's wearing blusher..

Compare this ipx photo with high saturation but still much nicer skin tones.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/7669073668/iphone-x-sample-gallery/8409844442

The pixel 2 does well in situations like these but i seems they need to tweak their algorithm to be more clever in warm settings.
https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/5666550435/Samples/Pixel-2-selfie-port.jpeg

Thanks for pointing out the ipx infra is only in the front camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:59 UTC
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Stanchung: Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

Hi Rishi,

Here's some of them-

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/5666550435/Samples/Pixel-2-low-light-02.jpeg
https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/5666550435/Samples/Pixel-2-portrait-mode.jpeg

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/5666550435/Samples/Pixel-2-daylight07.jpeg

They're not not terrible but a bit much.

If it does this to normal people, imagine what does to er tanned people?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:46 UTC

Not a fan of the faux bg blur, not as advanced as ipX infrared tech. Blurring the spectacle edges and ears very aggressively.
but i'm nitpicking on what is essentially a fantastic phone cam, oversaturated colour notwithstanding. Landscapes look great but the extra pink skin colour is a bit much.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 01:32 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
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Stitzer23: "oversaturated inaccurate colors are not what a photographer wants" Haha proof that DPR doesn't read its comment sections

oversaturated is unpleasant.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 01:28 UTC
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valenttin: Firs of all, I'm not a hater! I just understand what happened inside a computer. And I think that the result is important.
This test confirm for me, once again (first was my own short experience), that at the same price a PC are ALWAYS better, financial and technical. I'm gonna send this link to my (two) friends, Apple fans. They did not yet understand that is so expensive to be a fan. Those five letter cost too much...
And I re-write here the secret Apple slogan:
"You are an iDiot. If not, we can help you to become one. But you must pay for that!"

Ecka84, Past tense :D. All my notebooks were neat pieces of aluminium after 2003. The mess is during PC building days.

I've sold my first one after getting free battery and motherobard replacement for 50% of the cost.

2nd one had bad ram slots after 3 years but it was dead end power pc chip so it's the only one in storage that I can't really use. It also fell 3 stories in my bag. HD died but the rest survived.

The 3rd one couldn't play HD movies but still fully functional for websurfing.

The current one can't play 4K.
Time for it's replacement. :D

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:45 UTC
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iAPX: I am a Mac addict. I work all my days on Mac. I spend a lot of time on it.

But I don't think macOS or Mac are the point when I select, rate, edit (a little) or prepare for print my photos.

The only things that matter is LightRoom (Adobe™ Photoshop™ LightRoom™) and there is no OS or OS interface involved in that, just me, my beloved one (to have another's one opinion) and even the software is irrelevant in fact, just the photos. I forget about LightRoom, we forget, the photographies are the only relevant thing, and our opinions, we may fight about it (and it's tough, as we know each other since 20 years, and none will give over!)

If a tool, wether it's a PC or a Mac, wahtever the software we use, could help us to work faster, and fight faster (lol), I don't care about hardware platform, OS, or software, because they don't matter. What I see there is that Adob didn't optimize LightRoom for actual Mac platforms, and it's not my problem, it's Apple problem! Go figure!

Exactly Wye Photography. No matter the hardware, I'd still want OSX over Windows. That's why some people go to all lengths to make hackintoshes.
Every time I'm tempted to go that route, Apple puts out something sleek & tempting albeit at a high price point.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:33 UTC
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Sean65: I think the results are more than conclusive -

Men - Nikon
Women - Canon
LGBT - Sony

I think all groups are ok- human

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 05:00 UTC
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janist74: And how the 3 cameras compare if we use the back LCD for C-AF?

I think this advantage of the mirrorless cameras is underestimated....

I dunno, anyone holding up their camera that way to shoot looks like a prat. They're not going to be able to do it for very long either even with some modest size 70-200's.
Nikon may catch up but it's not a deal breaker without.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:59 UTC
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semorg: Instagram should ban people who post these images. It's the quickest way to end this type of behavior. Destroying nature should be viewed like a hate crime and should be part of Instagram's user policy.

That doesn't stop Chinese tourists who don't use instagram. All it takes is one idiot passing by who thinks it's an opportunity of a lifetime to get some souveniers.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 02:18 UTC
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Gmon750: And people whine that Mac are expensive?!

What this guy is doing is just throwing money at the problem, and the problem being is that Lightroom is about as efficient as something created by a first-year coding kid.

To spend almost $6K to overpower the flaws in Lightroom? No thanks.

The components industry must LOVE that people will literally burn cash on custom PC rigs to satisfy Adobe's gluttonous appetite.

To be fair some people whine at everything!

I've long ago decided that chasing number one is futile if you don't have the bank to match.

Just get something you're happy to use till the day you find it's too slow or doesn't work.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 02:03 UTC
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eurycea: Why such a dinky keyboard? Was that ripped out of a laptop?

a macuser thing

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 01:58 UTC
On article Google Pixel 2 gallery updated (54 comments in total)

Minor mistakes in portrait mode notwithstanding, images looks great.
Very nice pictures, kudos to the photographers.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 09:47 UTC as 14th comment
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valenttin: Firs of all, I'm not a hater! I just understand what happened inside a computer. And I think that the result is important.
This test confirm for me, once again (first was my own short experience), that at the same price a PC are ALWAYS better, financial and technical. I'm gonna send this link to my (two) friends, Apple fans. They did not yet understand that is so expensive to be a fan. Those five letter cost too much...
And I re-write here the secret Apple slogan:
"You are an iDiot. If not, we can help you to become one. But you must pay for that!"

RPJG, I've looked and honestly I don't find the user experience with windows enticing. You just have to pick the one you like.

I don't believe you you upgrade a notebook by a lot. After a few years a thick plastic Alienware rig already looks worn and you already want a new one. The most you can do is stick in some RAM and SSD. Doubt you can fit in a totally new motherboard graphics card without adjusting the power and messing around in limited space. [I stand corrected]
My 2013 aluminium SSD notebook is still good enough to crank out 16MP RAW>JPG files.

Looking for a capable desktop to do 30-40MP RAWs in the future.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 11:30 UTC
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valenttin: Firs of all, I'm not a hater! I just understand what happened inside a computer. And I think that the result is important.
This test confirm for me, once again (first was my own short experience), that at the same price a PC are ALWAYS better, financial and technical. I'm gonna send this link to my (two) friends, Apple fans. They did not yet understand that is so expensive to be a fan. Those five letter cost too much...
And I re-write here the secret Apple slogan:
"You are an iDiot. If not, we can help you to become one. But you must pay for that!"

Now you're sounding really ridiculous Ecka84. Not everybody wants to deal with the mess. I've had my fair share of hearing my brother curse out so loud at frying a card or hard disk over the years living one floor below. That's time and $$$ lost.

More power to you in wanting to dive right in to the hood but it's not for everybody. You want a medal for being able to?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 11:12 UTC
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SteveAnderson: 20yrs of the most biased Mac vs PC "tests" lets just add one more.

You can and always have been able to build a superior PC for much less $ than a Mac.

The alienware is a mid-range gaming PC.

Monitor is important at this level, the Mac is good. 5k is beyond what most peoples eyes can make out but other specs very good.

Garbage biased test for Mac worshipers though. Sad.

No, it's not a gaming PC, nor is it a heavy duty workstation but i work on my notebook, process pictures, play games on it. I suspect it wont do very well with 4K videos but It pretty much does what I want it to do and sorry if it doesn't fit your narrow view.
Unlike you I have a longer replacement schedule than most pc users.
On my fifth year now.

It's about time as 4K videos seems ripe now. Hence the interest in this article.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
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