Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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Sorry, you know what they say about rent seekers.

One big fat rent seeker it's becoming.

Most people only use it a few times a month. Doesn't justify the 10 bucks.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 13:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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GarysInSoCal: As long as you Photoshop and Lightroom lemmings continue to firehose your cash into the Adobe money pit... the only end result you're going to see is the continued fortification of the #1 monoply in the world... as this is obvious from their HUGE financial quarterly gains. It's COMPETITION that creates technological advancement... so pull your heads out of our azses... pull the plug on your ADOPIE addiction... and go shopping. It's only then that you will see a change for the better in the industry.

Surely by swallowing the competition some anti trust rules were broken?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 13:32 UTC
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LiangMing: It just shows Canon is not interested in consumer level sensor improvement. One factor the future Canon camera buyer will consider.

I don't know. It's a charge for the superlative. Challenging Nikon's popularity with NASA? Who knows.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 05:33 UTC
On article Samyang releases 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs (121 comments in total)
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chrisno: just incredible
if the optical performance is almost the same as Canon and Sigma

it's like half of the weight of its competitions

now make one for Sony FE

Not expected to be as good as the Sigma but the price is right.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 05:30 UTC

The artifice of it is unappealing yet intriguing.

The main weakness is the masking of the edges. A sliced ear, smudged hair or shoulder edges.

It could be lot of work in PSD to mask and blur for complicated scenes, so trying to make that in an instant is either foolhardy or pure luck it wasn't screwed up.

While everybody knows it's only for small screens but knowing it's a canned imprecise tool makes you want to zoom in every time to see if it looks acceptable.

Don't love it, don't hate it either.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 05:28 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (535 comments in total)
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King Penguin: So what!

Correct me if Iā€™m wrong but Kodak, Iford and Fujifilm used to make the films I put in my Nikon SLR.......

@alolog, you'd be pretty unhappy sticking a current Canon sensor into a Sony actually.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 07:20 UTC
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Charrick1: Oh boy. I'm chomping at the bit for Canon and Nikon to release their mirrorless cameras, so I can throw back some people's comments like "Mirrorless cameras aren't any better than DSLRs!", "No good. I have big hands.", "No optical viewfinder, no buy.", and of course the well-worn "But its native lens selection is much smaller! It will take YEARS for its native lens selection to compete." when the people who have said those things for years will be singing another tune.

"Umm...mirrorless are better these days." "I'll just buy the grip." "EVFs have gotten good enough...this year." "I'll just adapt lenses for the time being."

"Why the change, all of a sudden?", I'll ask.

I'm sorry, your argument holds little water. Everything is still digital.

Changing one tiny technical aspect isn't going to run down huge corporations. There is no revolution in EVF's, it's been around, it's better but it's still a downgrade IMO.
It's fine looking on a phone with a 5" screen to snap but looking into a viewfinder with one eye it's shockingly unpleasant to use. The very reason the largest imaging corporations Canon & Nikon have been taking their time.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 05:18 UTC
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Charrick1: Oh boy. I'm chomping at the bit for Canon and Nikon to release their mirrorless cameras, so I can throw back some people's comments like "Mirrorless cameras aren't any better than DSLRs!", "No good. I have big hands.", "No optical viewfinder, no buy.", and of course the well-worn "But its native lens selection is much smaller! It will take YEARS for its native lens selection to compete." when the people who have said those things for years will be singing another tune.

"Umm...mirrorless are better these days." "I'll just buy the grip." "EVFs have gotten good enough...this year." "I'll just adapt lenses for the time being."

"Why the change, all of a sudden?", I'll ask.

You had to pick the worst example didn't you. Make a strawman and beat it to death.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 03:56 UTC
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Sion H: Sounds awful. Actually quite ridiculous.

The x100 series are an ergonomic nightmare that emphasise looks over function. They're OK as a fourth camera to put next to your moustache wax I guess. As soon as you add a big lens they'd become useless.

Your solution - no big lenses!!

The advantages of mirrorless are AF accuracy, WYSIWYG EVF and IBIS.

Frankly just stick that tech into a "snub nose" d850 or 5d mk iv body and you're all set.

x100 with interchangeable lenses - dear oh dear oh dear.

Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 03:07 UTC
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Sion H: Sounds awful. Actually quite ridiculous.

The x100 series are an ergonomic nightmare that emphasise looks over function. They're OK as a fourth camera to put next to your moustache wax I guess. As soon as you add a big lens they'd become useless.

Your solution - no big lenses!!

The advantages of mirrorless are AF accuracy, WYSIWYG EVF and IBIS.

Frankly just stick that tech into a "snub nose" d850 or 5d mk iv body and you're all set.

x100 with interchangeable lenses - dear oh dear oh dear.

usernamealreadyinuse

I'm intrigued by your reply. Haven't dipped into it yet but I know the N vs S vs C systems throw me for a loop.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 02:27 UTC
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jor23: So Canon and Nikon users have to buy a mirrorless in addition to a dslr for video? They can buy a Sony or Panasonic now, especially if only a few primes would do.

I find this article flawed.

Agree with writer mostly. Learning a new menu system is a PITA. Hence his suggestion is still valid. I'm considering buying a mirrorless for travel with small lenses.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 02:21 UTC
On article Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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LiangMing: I spent $800 to get Canon 70-200 f4L IS refurbish Lens. At F4, it is much sharper than this Tamron version. Looks like Canon raised the price for the Refurb lens to $959.

Maybe at the longer end. All other ranges there's no quibble from me.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 05:38 UTC
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Charrick1: Oh boy. I'm chomping at the bit for Canon and Nikon to release their mirrorless cameras, so I can throw back some people's comments like "Mirrorless cameras aren't any better than DSLRs!", "No good. I have big hands.", "No optical viewfinder, no buy.", and of course the well-worn "But its native lens selection is much smaller! It will take YEARS for its native lens selection to compete." when the people who have said those things for years will be singing another tune.

"Umm...mirrorless are better these days." "I'll just buy the grip." "EVFs have gotten good enough...this year." "I'll just adapt lenses for the time being."

"Why the change, all of a sudden?", I'll ask.

No one disputes Sony is in the lead in the market for mirrorless that is growing. N & C are making high end ones to capture some of it.

Doesn't mean it's the death of OVF. It's a game plan to attract the pro mirrorless fans.

Just like apple with the smartphone. Everybody wanted in.

It's called not putting all your eggs in one basket.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 21:34 UTC
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Stanchung: Sorry off topic.

Picked up the Sony Alpha a7R III today to test.

Looks are a big win. Feels good in the hand.

Considering how many pro mirrorless fans out here saying how great EVF is now compared to back when.

You are all kidding yourselves. Pan a little and get all these brittle jpeggy artifacts that made me dizzy. Even slowly. Trying to follow a person walking was ridiculously filled with unclear jpeggy artifacts.

i put it down gently and walked away.
There's a good reason I will be sticking to OVF's for awhile.
Sorry.

Never did say I hate face focus. Just read the first post. That's the dealbreaker for ME and some other guys that upvoted it. Fine if you guys can handle it. I'll just wait till it gets better. Future's uncharted.

It's a good discussion minus the ad hominems no?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 20:06 UTC
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Stanchung: Sorry off topic.

Picked up the Sony Alpha a7R III today to test.

Looks are a big win. Feels good in the hand.

Considering how many pro mirrorless fans out here saying how great EVF is now compared to back when.

You are all kidding yourselves. Pan a little and get all these brittle jpeggy artifacts that made me dizzy. Even slowly. Trying to follow a person walking was ridiculously filled with unclear jpeggy artifacts.

i put it down gently and walked away.
There's a good reason I will be sticking to OVF's for awhile.
Sorry.

T3, I know what you mean about face focus. I always take 3 or more in group shots. There's bound to be someone that blinks. I will pan to focus on the others that are not on the same focusing plane and compose later in PS.

Like what Relaxed says. If there's not enough DOF, face focus does squat.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 12:55 UTC
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Stanchung: Sorry off topic.

Picked up the Sony Alpha a7R III today to test.

Looks are a big win. Feels good in the hand.

Considering how many pro mirrorless fans out here saying how great EVF is now compared to back when.

You are all kidding yourselves. Pan a little and get all these brittle jpeggy artifacts that made me dizzy. Even slowly. Trying to follow a person walking was ridiculously filled with unclear jpeggy artifacts.

i put it down gently and walked away.
There's a good reason I will be sticking to OVF's for awhile.
Sorry.

It's obvious our shooting gigs differ.

IME, at events with flashing coloured lights those fancy face detect doesn't work very well unfortunately. Even at colourful Indian weddings. I used to work freelance with a team that had Nikon for stills and Sony Canon for video. Their verdict is that the tech is improving. Really need the better DR[than Canon] for darker skinned people. Sorry for that comment, just it.

The Canon had great dual AF focusing for videos. The Sony guy concurred but said his wasn't bad either. Just seeing him rummaging more often for batteries than any of us.

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Might buy a nice small Fuji for travel where I don't have to put it to my face for more than a couple minutes at a time before I start getting nauseous.

Had high hopes for the Sony as I really like their FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Telephoto Prime Lens with the super creamy bokeh.

If money was no object... I'd get all of them. Except the thosewithout high DR.

Peace-

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 16:43 UTC
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Stanchung: Sorry off topic.

Picked up the Sony Alpha a7R III today to test.

Looks are a big win. Feels good in the hand.

Considering how many pro mirrorless fans out here saying how great EVF is now compared to back when.

You are all kidding yourselves. Pan a little and get all these brittle jpeggy artifacts that made me dizzy. Even slowly. Trying to follow a person walking was ridiculously filled with unclear jpeggy artifacts.

i put it down gently and walked away.
There's a good reason I will be sticking to OVF's for awhile.
Sorry.

T3, same goes for mirrorless. The minimal things improving for them are also finite.

I'm all for new generation if it lives up to the hype. Not buying it just because it's new. Not even impressed about AF points all over. What next? AF points even out of the picture? The limit is there already. Out of a thousand pictures perhaps only about 10 only need the AF point to be 20% from the edge. The rest are just focus recompose.

These ridiculous claims of it comparing digital to vinyl are typical lies one has to endure from some of the mirrorless 'tribe'. They both have digital sensors. How is comparing an analog vinyl to a digital the same?

Seems like lies are the new thing. Make a strawman and beat it to death. Be careful you don't get a call from Mueller T3

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 16:04 UTC
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vscd: The force is strong in DSLRs... may the darkness of mirrorless get to an ending, soon. ;)

vscd, yeah even the best of mirrorless EVF's doesn't hold a candle to a lowly OVF cam. Jitterish pixels when panning was a dizzying dealbreaker.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 21:21 UTC
On article Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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darlot: who shoot this test gallery, the composition, and shooting angles are so bad.

Why is it not an attack on the gallery producer's effort? Do you really need us non native English speakers to give you a lesson in English. Really?

I stand by my comments, and yes I said it after looking at a sample of 20. The last few actions shots that I looked at later were not as sharp. Even blur. Motion blur or technique or that particular focal length of 200. My bad.

But that is changing the topic. You know what they say when some one changes the topic.

Yes. i'm enjoying the internet. Thank you. :)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 19:30 UTC
On article Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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Akgbkd: those canon colors are so ugly...

No problem with sliders. Just your comment "The [Canon]Camera Standard' profile looks SO MUCH BETTER"

In your example it's worse. So not true. Deal with it.

My monitor's fine BTW. Matches Prints. No red ears and inebriated faces.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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