Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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Mister J: Not sure if Astropad is better than Procreate, which works well with my iPad+Pencil.

As for subscriptions, no thanks.

I replaced Photoshop with the excellent Pixelmator+Affinity Photo.

They're not the same. Procreate is a Sketch/Painting app & Astropad is a mirroring app.

The advantage of using Astropad with say PS is that all your files are in your computer and you do not need to download, upload files to and from your IPP.
It takes an annoying number of steps[6-7] to do so via dropbox or half as many with Icloud. You can't batch upload or download from procreate.[not that i know of] Irritating as heck as I need to do it one by one.

Need batch download at the very least. I make draw/paint on elevations/plans etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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Stanchung: trying their luck with it. Sorry. I hardly use this sftware anyway. Going more with Procreate for painting and regular mouse for designing and photo procsssing.

Lars, I already have the standard one.

The folks at Procreate update their software so many times I almost feel bad not paying them extra whereas Astropad Studio is a mirroring software that has gotten faster?

The main gripe is it's too little for a subscription.

However, the folks at Astropad are nice, and were helpful. I hope Apple comes up with a larger A3+ IPP for useful mirroring with Astropad. Otherwise there's too little space with all the PS toolboxes.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

I don't disagree with you T3. Mirrorless batt life will no doubt will improve as with other things. They will be incrementally better.

But this isn't film to digital. It's digital to smaller digital. I need a lot of buttons on my camera to access stuff quickly and smaller digital is not going to be very good at doing that. It's a preference. Heavier by a few ounces isn't a deal breaker, not having a batt charge and missing a shot while changing batteries is.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

A solar charger? hahahahaha

While you shoot, you're going to use a sloar charger and expect somebody to guard it for you? You're special. Please don't advertise your stupidity.

With hundreds of guests around you expect to not only guard your camera bag, you're going to guard your solar charger?

4 bank battery. Why haven't I heard of this? oh because I never had a need for it! Sorry for my ignorance.

I wonder what kind of weight savings this brings to the table?

Chain and lock for the solar charger, multi bank battery charger, 4 extra batteries.

I guess tiny handed, weak armed togs need to split up their stuff into smaller pieces or they would cry their snowflake heart at the blisters and exhaustion.

Tsk tsk. Grow up.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: I wish to thank those who offered corrections of fact.
To those spewing venom such as "DSLR using dinasaur", please note: I use a DSLR, 2 brands of mirrorless(micro4/3), a small sensor compact(very handy for macro!), and a smart phone camera.
I don't have a rigid preference for any class of camera. For some photography a large-format view camera is most appropriate. View cameras didn't disappear when smaller cameras became available. SLR and rangefinder film cameras didn't disappear with the advent of digital. DSLRs won't disappear because of mirrorless.
It seems some people make choices and afterwards see any alternative choices as a threat to their self esteem. Their need for validation drives, by my rough estimation, about half of the comments here on DPReview.

Exactly Slouch, I get the feeling they came here to comment on how much better their choice of gear was. Espressing disdain and superiority with the usual low EQ ignorant comments.

They can't be happy for others like me who simply came to see if I can net a cheaper back up if it had some of the D500 tech.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

Apparently some of you are still think only your opinions are valid.

I'm happy for you guys to have found what works for you. Why can't you be happy for what works for others? Why must you guys insist your way is the future and DSLRs are dying when clearly they are not?

Why do you guys assume what works for you is the gold standard?

Have you guys ever shot an Indian wedding in Mauritius? 3 days and nights of nearly non stop action with no available powerpoint in sight at the location to charge your batteries? Camera batteries are not like AA batteries. There are no 4 bank- 8 bank ones you can charge in one go. You can set yourself up for one day but the next two days? Are you going to travel with 4 chargers so that you can get extra sleep?

Why are you arguing about charge per shot values when clearly a DSLR gets 2-3 times more shots than a mirrorless? It's a fact- screens use power that drains batteries as opposed to a viewfinder pentaprism.

As I said in my first post. Let live.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:36 UTC

trying their luck with it. Sorry. I hardly use this sftware anyway. Going more with Procreate for painting and regular mouse for designing and photo procsssing.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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endofoto: Nikon, canon and Sony are lagging behind Pentax in every segment of DSLR. Nikon and Sony have serious quality check problems at the construction and dont care about defective units after sale. Canon has poorer sensors and too expensive. I think Pentax has much more specs to offer at the same price and killing these 3 guys.

Then buy a D750. Problem solved. I don't understand why people need to fear something. Broken? Fix it? Defective, exchange it. You sound like you don't know your consumer rights.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

wkingsie - that's you with the stupid comments. Commenting on a DSLR thread about how you only need one battery for your mirrorless because of what YOU need with no consideration of what others need.

Let me do the math for you since you sound like need it. 350 per battery. 2000/350 = 5.71.

I don't go round mirrorless cam announcements calling mirrorless useless cameras that i need to carry 6 spare batteries to get the job done.

Smugly declaring you only need one in your back pocket like the photography you do is the only thing that matters takes some kind of chutzpah.

Since it's free speech, and no one is denying your right, you should own it.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
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Dave Sanders: Good video... Once I muted it. The voice over and the song were a bit much... And please, from someone who has listened to underground electronic music for almost 30 years, don't ever equate that song with dance parties in Berlin ever again hahaha. I had very different expectations once I read that description...minimal techno, maybe some tech house...I was not expecting poor pop music.

Anyways, I like the way it showed some of Nikon's other businesses.

Muted it too and played "Exodus-Original Soundtrack-The Crimson Wing_Mystery of the Flamingos" over it and looked heaps better. haha

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 05:58 UTC

That space stuff is the envy of the other manufacturers.

Music is upbeat but sounds plonked on with that iffy synth.

Liked the video but could have been so much better, speaking as a guy who did TV commercial/corp vid/MTVs for over a decade.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 78th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

Oh, I only have to put 1 battery in my back pocket instead of 6 with a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

wkingsie clearly you think too highly of yourself with your limited experience of only shooting 700 shots per day? and have no clue of event photogs that need to nail more than 2000 shots in a day without worrying too much about battery life and bright sunlight hampering viewfinder viewing.

WYSIWYG? REALLY? It's too hard for you to set a modern DSLR to display what you shot for 3 seconds in the back screen? Are you comparing mirroless cameras to film and polaroid days?

So who's the uninformed or clueless here? [Rhetorical]
Whine on that's what you guys are good at with so much practice at every DSLR announcement.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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endofoto: Nikon, canon and Sony are lagging behind Pentax in every segment of DSLR. Nikon and Sony have serious quality check problems at the construction and dont care about defective units after sale. Canon has poorer sensors and too expensive. I think Pentax has much more specs to offer at the same price and killing these 3 guys.

Dafug, you caught in a time warp and warped your brain?

Killing Nikon and Canon slowly? hahahahahaha

Even if you believe it, millions of users think you're delusional.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

Rob Sims- sure. whole bunch of inaccurate, partisan, whiny insulting and desperate opinions galore.

Nitpicking on something[weight/size] that doesn't affect performance of the photographer noticeably is laughable.
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I keep hearing mirroless is the future but overlook the fact there's millions of lenses out there for DSLR's. Are those going to magically be discarded just because the future is miniaturization? [Rhetorical]

Mirrorless have next to zero advantage over DSLR's when it comes to image making. In fact the lack of lens choice makes it even less desirable. Adapter hell in fact.

Mirrorless batt life can only hope for it to be more tolerable/incrementally better in future without it catching fire like a Samsung.

Lastly, listening to some mirrorless users whine incessantly about Canikon's indifference to their desires amuses me somewhat.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

The image making technology is the same. Digital vs digital. Where is the leap in innovation? Size and weight? Really? Not everyone wants small cameras.
Our hand size is fixed and varied, hence the need for manufaturers to cater to that.

Most of the replies here miss the OP's message. Let live. Enjoy what you have.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
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aftab: It would be interesting to see what gears world's best wedding photographers use. Then of course we will question if they are really the best or we will say just because they use a particular gear doesn't mean other gears should not be used.
In any case, number of wedding photographers using Canon or Nikon would be overwhelming. Well, number of photographers using Canon or Nikon would be overwhelming for any kind of photography.
They rule. Period.

That's the reality. I have never seen any other camera brand other than C or N used for wedding photography except for Sony and only for the video part.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 07:42 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Great lens! Just very expensive...

That sums it up for me as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: To be honest I find the Bokeh this lens produces a bit boring. Also it's rendering is too dead. Over correction of lens flaws probably. It's so perfect, it doesn't seem really alive anymore.

Maybe, quite like the Otus. Just renders it clean hence a little sterile feeling.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Bokeh on this lens is incredible buttery smooth. Even in these very tough shots with the very busy and dark tree branches with the bright sky background that can be extremely challenging for any lens. Gives you all that goodness plus sharp as a tack. The rest of it is up to a good photographer to achieve.

I'd lend my support for a f1.8/2.0. After all that's the trend with the wideangles isn't it?

Smaller, lighter, cheaper and punching above it's weight.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
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