Stanchung

Stanchung

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

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belle100: OK nice. Over to Nikon camp. What can D5 do now?

Don't think Nikon video is on par.

Good enough for most situations but the AWB of the Canon sounds godsend.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 07:58 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (89 comments in total)

Thank you, I enjoyed the workflow and decision making in a low contrast subject processing.

To the haters, p off.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:47 UTC as 9th comment
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Stanchung: Better DR on the 1DX2 but better high ISO on the D5. 4 cameras having same 80 overall score.

Makes it harder to brag doesn't it? hahahaha

773 points but the 1DX2 is ranked 20, D5 is 23 after all.

Tech specs just creeping along.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
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dialstatic: Given that I just started taking my first astro shots last week, this is really depressing. Kinda like starting a small business and then reading about how Bill Gates did it or something.

Seriously though, the video is spellbinding. I was at least as fascinated by the one that compares visible light to IR.

Comparisons make you unhappy. Focus on what you can change, do your best to ignore what you can't.

It's a struggle for perfectionists. >.<

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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Gregm61: The "travel" winner looks like the typical photoshop-baked creations I see a lot. Between sun rays that look a bit "too" perfect and images being HDR'd to death, I'm not sure which look worse, but none of them look good to me anymore and fall more into the digital art category than photographs.

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=743111

I dunno, there's fog/smoke in the bg and that could produce smoke rays.

As for HDR, it doesn't look overcooked like those from Trey.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:23 UTC

anti social tech... my guess is i wont be buying one.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 01:13 UTC as 44th comment
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)

Better DR on the 1DX2 but better high ISO on the D5. 4 cameras having same 80 overall score.

Makes it harder to brag doesn't it? hahahaha

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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NCB: DPR said this about the Df: "while its cool retro design may make it seem appealing, trust us that the Nikon D750 is a better camera in absolutely every aspect". Once again DPR doesn't understand the Df. Forget about "cool". The Df offers a set of controls and shooting experience which is different from the other cameras in this review and which will appeal to some photographers. The D750 is different. Both are valid choices. Both take excellent pics. Which appeals the most depends on what the photographer wants. The Df is OK.

Also, yet again: "As far as its design is concerned, the Df's top plate offers dedicated shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO dials. Unfortunately, these controls haven't been particularly well integrated: all their functions are duplicated elsewhere, rendering them somewhat redundant and making it harder than you'd expect to find a coherent and consistent way of using the camera". So the Df offers you a choice, and this is bad????

It's really quite easy once you find the 1/3 stop knob. You'll only be confused for a week max since it looks different.

I still love using my DF after 2 years. More than I can say about the other cameras I've had.

I agree the AF suffers in low light. If Nikon made one with the best of the D750/D810/D500, it would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Absolutic: From everything I am reading, anyone who thinks that the photos from D500 will rival full frame cameras even of yester years, is a dreamer. The AF system on the other hand is a top notch. However, the AF system on say D750, which can be had cheaper, is still good enough for most applications plus you get superior image quality plus benefits of shallower depth of field with full frame sensor. D750 will also track things extremely well...... I believe for most people something like D750 is much better buy Today

Thom's trying too hard to justify DX's existence. there.

Not agreeing with Thom on the basketball shot. Washed out colours not my thing.

More shutter freezing power for FX for the same DOF. Also trying to get less DOF is not possible in some cases with DX.

He's saying most of us don't know the difference.
I do. That's why I upgraded from D200>D90>D7000>DF.

I noticed the incremental differences whenever ISO is pushed, shutter speed is sacrificed.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 05:52 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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beavertown: Is it just me? They don't look like Nikon colors?

I see, gallery is adjusted to taste of photog.
Good thing about a flat colour profile.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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beavertown: Is it just me? They don't look like Nikon colors?

What are Nikon colours?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Suntan: These look like mere pictures... Alas, from the hype, I had expected more.

There's sarcasm and then there's what I just read.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Nicely composed images but in terms of low light performance and IQ, it is really not far off the old 16mp Sony sensor found on the Nikon D7000 and Pentax K5

D7000 was good in its time but it wouldn't compare well today.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Absolutic: From everything I am reading, anyone who thinks that the photos from D500 will rival full frame cameras even of yester years, is a dreamer. The AF system on the other hand is a top notch. However, the AF system on say D750, which can be had cheaper, is still good enough for most applications plus you get superior image quality plus benefits of shallower depth of field with full frame sensor. D750 will also track things extremely well...... I believe for most people something like D750 is much better buy Today

DX will always have better reach whether it's working space for macros or wildlife telephotos. FX will always have noticeably better IQ in low light and a hint more softer bokeh.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
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ThePhilips: I use Google Image search regularly, and I yet to encounter the stock photos of high resolution. Largest dimension rarely exceeds 400 pixels.

Also I have never seen Getty images in the search results.

that's why nobody wants to buy Getty's images. Photos that anybody can buy and sold multiple times and yet buyers have no right to use hires images openly.

That's the worst deal I've ever heard of.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
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stevevelvia50: If your main thing is landscape, casual street and fine art, the d7200 is simply the better choice. The price is Better by far, the build is absolutely fine, it is lighter, excellent AF, high iso is the roughly the same and it has higher resolution.

No it doesn't Stevevelvia50.
You're comparing jpegs I suppose.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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Yukon Ranger: Glad I didn't fall for the D500 hype. Download the D7200D/D500 @ 3200 ISO and compare faces at 100%. Even at this moderate ISO there are already fine details, lines and hairs the D500 simply does not pick up. ISO performance is a half stop improvement at best, so downsize your D7200 file to 20MP ... boom... advantage nullified.

The advantages of the D500 are AF fine tune, bluetooth, backlit buttons, and improved FPS/buffer. But if you can't get the shot with a 20 frame buffer, 100 won't help either....the moment will have already passed.

The problem for nikon is that a refurb 7200 is like ~750 bucks shipped, add to that a sigma 150-600 C lens and you are up and running with a high performing, extremely lightweight setup for LESS than the D500...with better IQ to boot.

I'll sum up the nikon buying guide for 2016:

-best DSLR IQ: D750
-best DX IQ: D7200
-best DX ISO: D500 @ the cost of resolution and detail

sorry to bust your bubble but you're looking at the jpegs. the RAWs tell a different story.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
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Retro1976: I don't know why there is so much hype over the Sony A series bodies and lenses. Look at these samples: The rich color, skin tones, contrast and detail - the images are lovely, superb. Sony doesn't come close to Canon in this regard, and yet time and time again people talk about the superiority of Sony sensors, yet my eyes don't see it.

Strange discussion. Especially since everyone has different tastes.

Rich colour can be easily had- FYI it's the contrast and vibrance slider or the dreaded saturation one.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (73 comments in total)

Stunning images of a shy animal. Nice use of foreground to create depth.
Talented & tenacious photog.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 02:35 UTC as 30th comment

I would have asked them about DF2, focus peaking[for all the manual lenses out there], lens quality vs 3rd party & prices.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 03:43 UTC as 26th comment
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