Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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I came to see the comments.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:17 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Gmon750: I fully support PETA, which is:

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals.

No, eating meat is a joy.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:15 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: All the three judges in the panel are proud carnivores.

Eat meat!

that's why they are smart. herbivores are prey.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:15 UTC
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Mattersburger: ... waiting for PETA to elect the monkey to Chairman of the Board.

She already IS running it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:12 UTC
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Red Rush: Well, if the court rules that the monkey owns the copyright of the photo, then the photographer should just sue the monkey for an equal sum for rental of his camera. This case is just stupid beyond belief.

PETA is run by a psycho and her regressive nutjobs.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:12 UTC

Hopefully more people will see what a fraud and inhuman bunch of terrorists PETA really is.

It is run by a lunatic that is only after your donation by using shock tactics.

I weep for all the pitbulls and other animals murdered by these scum.

https://www.boredpanda.com/anti-peta-hate-rant-dear-tumb1r/

The lunatic's will

https://www.peta.org/features/peta-presidents-grisly-will/

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:27 UTC as 41st comment
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: a simple solution would be for apple to have one of the big motherboard makers create a board with spots for dual cpu , dual videocards , and space for eight ram slots alomg with 4 ssd slots and so forth .... populate it put it in a case and custom the hell out of it with a dedicated apple specialist team... also allow users to order from apple certified parts drawn for other manufacturers

apple is rapidly losing the respect and market share of the pro computer user ... you cant make cute trash can designs that purport to be pro level , but are not,

further, you cant have a six year refresh cycle !... people want upgradeable machines with normal amounts of ports and upgradability that respects the customers' intellects and needs
having locked down highly integrated pro stuff is idiocy , anti-environmental and a slap in the face of the devoted apple user

It's repairable, by swapping whole pieces ie:- whole screen & cover swap or whole logicboard. lol

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:21 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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iainlea: Must be a lot of pc companies with wide smiles at the moment.

Too little... too expensive... too late... at least Apple are consistant.

Ouch, agreed.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Of course mirrorless guys have their rights for opinions, so do I.

Just yesterday I was handling my GH4 (unused for many months. I keep it for video only), and looked into the EVF.

Absolutely boring. Boring, boring, boring.

Just like looking into a tiny TV, what's so special about that?

Is that what mirrorless guys really want to take over?

A world where you can't escape from electronic screens even in your photography time?

BTW, I have little reason to care, as I have decades of amazing DSLRs to choose from even if we had no new DSLRs announments from now on.

But it seriously amazes me, how can you guys prefer to see the world throw TVs instead of a clear, real window?

Nice BTS videos Napoli.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 06:08 UTC
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String: Wow, 877 comments... is this an Adobe article? :D

Magnar, never thought I'd be this conservative. haha

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:51 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Very simple, just completing the transition from analog to digital. I still use a Dslr, but can see that likely I will be using a ML in less than 5 years. Slowly the DSLR will fade away, including for sports photography, as a mirror actually puts some limits to what is possible in terms of fps and focusing speed. So, no problem, just technology advancing, as has been happening since the Jenny was invented some 250 years ago. Analog luddites will always be with us, and there is room for them as well, be it in photography or in audio.

Cheers!

I thought in the future people will be shooting high speed 8K video and taking frames from it for action stills. No?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:51 UTC
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Androole: While it's fairly clear that mirrorless will eventually be the future for almost all applications (National Geographic wildlife photographers sitting patiently in blinds for weeks at a time to catch a glimpse of a rare endangered species are excepted), I don't think that this means that DSLRs will disappear quickly.

There is a lot of inertia behind DSLRs, and many people have thousands upon thousands of dollars invested in those systems. And some people just happen to like and prefer them. Witness this thread.

Just as SLRs generally supplanted rangefinders and TLRs and view cameras, so will mirrorless generally supplant SLRs. But you'll notice that rangefinders and view cameras still aren't dead, and have a small but loyal following (on the other hand, RIP TLRs). And rangefinders never had anything close to the market adoption of DSLRs.

My guess is that Canikon will wean themselves off new R&D for DSLRs below $2000, but new cameras will still be available for those interested.

Best comment Androole.

Some people just assume OVF lovers are stubborn. Maybe it is but it's a preference and loads of people prefer it.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:48 UTC
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Woodman411: The flaw here is assuming the advantages of mirrorless are overwhelming when in reality they are not, especially for pros. The smaller size advantage only has merits when coupled with an equally small lens, however most fast quality lenses are quite large, especially the mainstay-for-ff-pros f/2.8 zooms. The 20+ fps advantage also has practical limits, even to an enthusiast, who for a 3 second spread, needs to look at 60 files and pick one to process. Raw will exacerbate this. EVF versus OVF has been debated, the reality is, for prolonged usage (eg. event photography), prolonged use will create more eye strain, if you doubt this point, that having an electronic screen shoot light directly into your eyeball from 1cm away, I can't help you.

I'm not denying the advantages of mirrorless - it definitely has them over dslr, especially to the average consumer segment. But going into the pro field, the advantages are not so convincing.

Don't doubt there's advantages but there's also deal 'sourers'.

I don't see how edge focusing is super important. I don't remember any pics of mine are focused on the edge. Good for tracking subjects maybe but unlikely the best shot in the series.

Debated to kingdom come.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 14:38 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Manual focus is much easier on mirrorless cameras. It's also nice to be able to preview focus and exposure. I used to shoot with DSLRs, but having gotten used to nice EVFs, I now find OVFs outdated and cumbersome.

Reading comments from die hard fans of OVFs, one forms the impression that they all have superhuman vision and reflexes. For mere mortals such as myself, the pixelation and response lag of EVFs are barely perceptible and certainly insignificant compared to the numerous advantages the technology presents.

Live view on DSLRs do not duplicate the advantages of EVFs. Anyone making this absurd claim has never used a modern mirrorless camera.

"My analogy with film cameras is appropriate because in the early days of digital, film shooters hated how digital "looked".

Your analogy is still false. DSLRs and Mirrorless are both still digital. There is almost zero leap in picture quality save some electronic shutter vs mechanical shutter and mirror slap shake.

You talk like DSLRS don't have swivel tilt screens for the away from your face shots. Sorry i had enough strawman for the day.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Of course mirrorless guys have their rights for opinions, so do I.

Just yesterday I was handling my GH4 (unused for many months. I keep it for video only), and looked into the EVF.

Absolutely boring. Boring, boring, boring.

Just like looking into a tiny TV, what's so special about that?

Is that what mirrorless guys really want to take over?

A world where you can't escape from electronic screens even in your photography time?

BTW, I have little reason to care, as I have decades of amazing DSLRs to choose from even if we had no new DSLRs announments from now on.

But it seriously amazes me, how can you guys prefer to see the world throw TVs instead of a clear, real window?

Some people deserve to be asked what camera they are using if the photo looks good.

marcio_napoli- good points you have there and it seems this electronics loving generation likes to be tied to that daily cycle of charging their batteries which I absolutely hate doing for additional items. Already have phone, ipad, notebook, add camera battery, flash batteries. Seriously? Who wants more crap to charge daily? Pretty happy with a little less performance/bulk since I'm not into extreme photography.

There is no tangible sensor benefit to mirrorless.

My main dislike of EVF's. 1. The lag and drift is annoying. 2. Batt drain. The obvious timer on the battery makes me pretty anxious on a job. As if worrying about the flash batteries is not enough, I have to worry about the camera battery and possibly lose some time/shots at a live event.

So no, you're free to enjoy whatever you like.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 04:43 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Manual focus is much easier on mirrorless cameras. It's also nice to be able to preview focus and exposure. I used to shoot with DSLRs, but having gotten used to nice EVFs, I now find OVFs outdated and cumbersome.

Reading comments from die hard fans of OVFs, one forms the impression that they all have superhuman vision and reflexes. For mere mortals such as myself, the pixelation and response lag of EVFs are barely perceptible and certainly insignificant compared to the numerous advantages the technology presents.

Live view on DSLRs do not duplicate the advantages of EVFs. Anyone making this absurd claim has never used a modern mirrorless camera.

EVF's fade and die in time. A mirror mechanical fix would be much cheaper.

Sorry to bust your bubble/s. But just because you love EVF's it doesn't mean OVF's can't exist. Your analogy with film camera users is false and idiotic because OVF or EVF do not contribute significantly to image quality as compared to sensor tech and film.

It's just a user preference. Deal with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (208 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Someone explain to me what Mac exclusive softwares people are so attached to and why the PC alternatives to these are considered so unusable that Mac users are still holding on to their non-upgradable 2013 era machines. I'm not trying to be provocative. I actually want to know.

For me-
The way you search for files.
Using hot corners
Spotlight
Finder
Dock

PC seems one or two steps behind. It's usually PC users that have not used a mac that will scream there's no difference. Well, don't let me try to convince you.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 11:31 UTC
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Mike FL: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/12/17005798/huawei-fake-reviews-best-buy-mate-10-pro-phone

Here we go, again...

omaigawd, turdmove.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 03:40 UTC
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Stanchung: IPX has the best colour but it has the worst performance in low light. However it's photos looks the least fake. Hair detail is the best in this shot- https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AppleiPhoneX_IMG_E5839-1.jpg
nasty - https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/HuaweiP20Pro_IMG_20071109_134129.jpg

The GP2 has the best skin texture retention. However it's not necessarily pretty if the subject has bad skin. Consistenly 2nd and couple of times third. Weird artifacts in the night sky shot and poorest zoom but other two not great either.

P20 wins in DR and low light with crisper shots. Ferris wheel looks amazing.
However, it produces portraits with moles floating on waxy skin and grassy hair. Worst at portraits. Bokeh mask clipping looks amateurish. Turn bokeh effect off if you can. We know it's a canned blur but it should try not to look like one.

Conclusion?

Whumber, it does look like the P20 not having enough resolving power with the jagged hair for whatever reason.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 03:33 UTC
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Stanchung: IPX has the best colour but it has the worst performance in low light. However it's photos looks the least fake. Hair detail is the best in this shot- https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AppleiPhoneX_IMG_E5839-1.jpg
nasty - https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/HuaweiP20Pro_IMG_20071109_134129.jpg

The GP2 has the best skin texture retention. However it's not necessarily pretty if the subject has bad skin. Consistenly 2nd and couple of times third. Weird artifacts in the night sky shot and poorest zoom but other two not great either.

P20 wins in DR and low light with crisper shots. Ferris wheel looks amazing.
However, it produces portraits with moles floating on waxy skin and grassy hair. Worst at portraits. Bokeh mask clipping looks amateurish. Turn bokeh effect off if you can. We know it's a canned blur but it should try not to look like one.

Conclusion?

Hate? We're objectively critiquingsome of the samples provided and guessing some settings that are not so clear cut.
These are the top phone cameras so they should be able to withstand some 'heat'.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
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