Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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Petak: I almost enjoy watching hipsters pay crazy money for ridiculous nonsense just to look cool.

Petak, I doubt you can do it in PS in 10 seconds. Calling in your hyperbole.

The pattern produced is dependant on the focus point, foreground & background/distance/DOF/specular highlights.

I have the helios 40-2, the only thing you can try to do in PS that will swirl the whole shot in ten seconds is radial blur. Never mind masking the subject and putting back in the specular blobs of bokeh. You really think you'd get away with "I can do in ten seconds" kind of dismissive trolling?

smh.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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ovatab: practical in following cases:

1. dementia
2. hangover
3. concussion
4. dog/cat/wallaby cam - needs a bumper
5. heated discussions with law enforcement officials
6. crush
7. brawl
8. any combination of above options

9. studies/lectures
10. meetings

impractical/not intended for
1. public toilets.
2. airports, immigration and other places that demand secrecy/privacy.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 21:16 UTC

photograph your hobby

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 6th comment
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lacix: IMO, it's proves only one thing! - In good light, any camera able to make decent photos! :)

lacic & phot0_mark, this seems to the part where some of the gearheads/imaginationless miss. Every single time.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Reading comments below, I'm getting the impression most here are missing the point?

It's not about gear, not even new tricks for smartphones. Smartphones and new tricks do nothing by themselves.

It's all about quality of light, and knowing how to "chase" (or "bend") light at the photographer's will.

These photos appear amazing? Of course they do, a photographer shot those. You know? A real one, with real lighting skills and knowledge.

How is that even surprising? Good light = good photography. It has always been so since photography's birth.

Chris- pair it with your nikon/canon/etc flash on slave mode and see the difference.

If they're smart they'll make a receiver for the branded flashes. Probably in the works already as we speak.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
On article Vintage lens shootout: three lenses, one model (76 comments in total)

Great article.

Love my manual helios 85 f1.5. Looks awesome on FF with foliage bg's. Just a little lens blur in PS to soften the 'rings' and magic.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 15th comment
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Photato: Good lighting is at times more important than sensor size, lens, etc
I would buy if it also doubles as a battery charger/backup.
This is the missing link to great mobile computing photography.

The most important point actually. The other being action freezing flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Reading comments below, I'm getting the impression most here are missing the point?

It's not about gear, not even new tricks for smartphones. Smartphones and new tricks do nothing by themselves.

It's all about quality of light, and knowing how to "chase" (or "bend") light at the photographer's will.

These photos appear amazing? Of course they do, a photographer shot those. You know? A real one, with real lighting skills and knowledge.

How is that even surprising? Good light = good photography. It has always been so since photography's birth.

Action freezing in low light. let that sink in.

All those crappy pics you took at dimly lit karaoke places and clubs of friends dancing, tossing a drink are suddenly going to improve a lot more.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:46 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Reading comments below, I'm getting the impression most here are missing the point?

It's not about gear, not even new tricks for smartphones. Smartphones and new tricks do nothing by themselves.

It's all about quality of light, and knowing how to "chase" (or "bend") light at the photographer's will.

These photos appear amazing? Of course they do, a photographer shot those. You know? A real one, with real lighting skills and knowledge.

How is that even surprising? Good light = good photography. It has always been so since photography's birth.

another that's lost the plot.

this is an advertisement of what it can do in the most 'perfect' of conditions.

For most of us who know a flash that's off camera is frickin awesome even if it's just a phone cam. Stronger action freezing light = lower ISO= cleaner images with no blur.

Don't be confirming your ignorance y'all.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Reading comments below, I'm getting the impression most here are missing the point?

It's not about gear, not even new tricks for smartphones. Smartphones and new tricks do nothing by themselves.

It's all about quality of light, and knowing how to "chase" (or "bend") light at the photographer's will.

These photos appear amazing? Of course they do, a photographer shot those. You know? A real one, with real lighting skills and knowledge.

How is that even surprising? Good light = good photography. It has always been so since photography's birth.

DSLR's will take a long time to phase out because EVF and small tools are not everybody's cup of tea so I'm going to say not in my lifetime.

Trek of Joy, I'll be getting one as well. So many uses on the go. The best camera is the one with you. Packing a small flash with this gadget would be so much fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Reading comments below, I'm getting the impression most here are missing the point?

It's not about gear, not even new tricks for smartphones. Smartphones and new tricks do nothing by themselves.

It's all about quality of light, and knowing how to "chase" (or "bend") light at the photographer's will.

These photos appear amazing? Of course they do, a photographer shot those. You know? A real one, with real lighting skills and knowledge.

How is that even surprising? Good light = good photography. It has always been so since photography's birth.

This gadget + a small flash + my phone for the most awesome group photos at birthdays and getogethers in dimly lit venues.

Beats lugging a DSLR + camera bag.

There's of course plenty of other applications.
I get the feeling these naysayers are seriously imagination limited.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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Photato: A testament that is all about the LIGHT.
It is interesting that all the pictures were taken with the wide lens rather than the tele one. Probably with heavy crop to minimize distortion.

Would have liked to see at least one sample with the other lens.

It's not going to replace professionally taken portraits with a dslr.

But it would be great for BTS and other quick grab with a flash shooting such as recces, blogs and even parties among friends.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
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G Sciorio: The flash is really cool, I get it but if you're going through the effort to secure a model, studio, and strobes you'll have a dedicated camera with you. I think a lot of people will buy these and for a moment we'll see some photos that are OK yet tabloid social sites will circulate because they were shot with a phone not because the work is good.

If you're carrying this flash you could carry a small 1" camera, Micro 4/3rds or even the Sony RX series if you want to go full frame.

The growth on a product like this is limited.

This is great for people who make blogs, real estate agents or small catalogue businesses that don't necessarily want to spend a ton of money on DSLR's.

Phone cams had always the limitation of small sensor poor lowlight capabilities, but with flash, it changes the game for a relatively small investment.

Your imagination is the limit.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 05:48 UTC
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moontide: I have finally gone full frame and get great shots, but I watch my wife and kids taking photos with their smart phones and how they post them for show so quickly and get gratifying feedback. The fact is these are are lovely photos for posting on the internet and that is by far the biggest direction photography is heading in. My 160+Mb photos have very limited use these days compared to a smart phone. Horses for Courses!

I'm thinking for the professional with lots of followers.

Not your cat pictures. 'rolleyes'

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
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moontide: I have finally gone full frame and get great shots, but I watch my wife and kids taking photos with their smart phones and how they post them for show so quickly and get gratifying feedback. The fact is these are are lovely photos for posting on the internet and that is by far the biggest direction photography is heading in. My 160+Mb photos have very limited use these days compared to a smart phone. Horses for Courses!

Agree, the ability to trigger off camera flash improves portrait, still life, interiors etc immensely.

Being able to post them instantly? class.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 03:28 UTC

most useful gear. will get one.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 17th comment
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camera fan not photographer: The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 910 has a tilt or lay-flat 27" UHD (3840x2160) multi-touch display for only ~$1000, and that comes with the computer included. This $1800 27" lower-res display must be better in some other way I guess.

It competes with a wacom cintiq, not the lenovo.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
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Wanderer23: So i should be able to use this with a mac?

as a touch only though.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 04:45 UTC
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camera fan not photographer: The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 910 has a tilt or lay-flat 27" UHD (3840x2160) multi-touch display for only ~$1000, and that comes with the computer included. This $1800 27" lower-res display must be better in some other way I guess.

Probably the pen & tips experience of sketching on paper feel

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 04:32 UTC

Awesome use of it. Now to get my diving licence...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 8th comment
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