KW Phua

KW Phua

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Works as a Engineer
Has a website at photopassion.com.sg
Joined on Sep 22, 2009

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On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

For sport photography, out of camera Jpeg is very important. Sony also needs to push out the SPORT lens ASAP.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 30th comment

Photo at mac update RAW conversion on time. Hopefully other apps add-on can help for the more advance editing. Mac will soon improve on the file/photo management. Please help me to same money and time.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 21st comment

Most of these cameras are more capable then the users.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2754 comments in total)

Looking forward to see how many Pros Shooters using A9 in coming events. Get the feedback for any problem in the real world. Also, how Canon going to make use of the dual pixel AF advantage for their upcoming cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 200th comment | 1 reply

So, after A9 people start to realise that different cameras for different purposes.
That is why you do not see A7 used for pro level sport. May be A9 can do the job. Let see.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 11th comment
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KW Phua: Will mirrorless's lens smaller and lighter then mirror DSLR with same max f stop, same quid quality (both without IS. Any data?
Is the below lens for Sony mirrorless?
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)200mm x 88mm / 7.87 in. x 3.46 in.
Weight1.48kg / 52.2 oz (without tripod mount)

Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)193.6mm x 84.6mm / 7.6 in. x 3.3 in.
Weight1.31kg / 2.9 lb

Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)199mm x 88.8mm / 7.8 in. x 3.5 in.
Weight1.49kg / 3.29 lb

Is mirrorless lens smaller and lighter?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

Will mirrorless's lens smaller and lighter then mirror DSLR with same max f stop, same quid quality (both without IS. Any data?
Is the below lens for Sony mirrorless?
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)200mm x 88mm / 7.87 in. x 3.46 in.
Weight1.48kg / 52.2 oz (without tripod mount)

Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)193.6mm x 84.6mm / 7.6 in. x 3.3 in.
Weight1.31kg / 2.9 lb

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 127th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)

Why higher speed lead to more noise? Higher current or no time to process or cook the RAW data?
Canon & Nikon 1D & D5 are lowest MP in their families. Why?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

No f2.8 shot for 400mm or at least f4. The back grounds are distractive for f5.6.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:16 UTC as 79th comment
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KW Phua: You miss out something, you need ton of batteries. You need trolly to carry the batteries. 20 fps without black out but runout of battery after a few hundreds shots will miss a lot of moments. Or you need to standby 10 sets of A9 to cover your job. May be.

Ok. So, that mean continue 20 fps non stop w/o viewing. (or a little viewing). But still great. If you want to view your shots you have to wait for minutes. Basically, no time slot for viewing

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
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KW Phua: You miss out something, you need ton of batteries. You need trolly to carry the batteries. 20 fps without black out but runout of battery after a few hundreds shots will miss a lot of moments. Or you need to standby 10 sets of A9 to cover your job. May be.

The spec indicated 650 shots. Please show me the link for 7000 shots.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:16 UTC

You miss out something, you need ton of batteries. You need trolly to carry the batteries. 20 fps without black out but runout of battery after a few hundreds shots will miss a lot of moments. Or you need to standby 10 sets of A9 to cover your job. May be.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:45 UTC as 224th comment | 8 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)

Why still need mirror?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:11 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: -Higher durability. (Even 80D levels)
-Bigger batteries (1000 shots)
-Lower heat. (like DSLRs)
-Better UI. (Clean as on Canon/Nikon)
-Faster AF (D5/1DX)
-Better & cheaper lenses + 3rd party compatibility.
-Faster, bigger, lag-less EVFs (Leica SL like)

And I will switch. I'd simply have no reason not to. My DSLR would have nothing the A7x mkx can't do.

Sony should really focus on these rather than adding higher video frame rates, 6K، 50mp, touch, lowlight, and that type of stuff.

Or at least make a higher end FE body with the aforementioned fixes, size is no matter.

When going for sport with 400mm, there is no difference between DSLR and mirrorless. I think for mirrorless, the 400mm will be bigger and heavier. If Sony is innovative then show us lighter and better lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

I am not sure about IQ, but these are good pictures. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 35th comment
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Joe Federer: I'm a professional wedding photographer with a slew of nikon cameras and recently used a D5 for a few weddings.

Subject tracking is amazing ... when it works. It's downright uncanny in it's ability to track something through the frame. However, 1 time out of 10, it fails... and when it fails, it fails spectacularly and getting 'back' into working isn't quick nor easy.

Guess what doesn't miss or ever leave me going "What the heck was the camera thinking??"-- single point. ... and when it does miss, it's MY fault.

So guess what I use?

For some cases 3D & Eye AF work well but still not for all cases. When you are shooting events you may not have time to keep on changing the AF mode. That is why the center AF (single or with assist) still most reliable. If background colour and subject are alike or teammate with same shirt may confuse the AF. If more then one person, or more then a pair of eyes, the AF may not lock on your subject eyes, other people's eyes.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

OVF - Wildlife, action, low light, and some waiting/standby
EVF - Macro, landscape, video, slow moving subject

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 10:55 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

OVF does not need power so good for waiting, and always ready when moment arrived. If you shoot wildlife you will know what I mean.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply

Canon will make FF M with over 50 MP. For studio and landscape photographies. No need to care about mirror vibration. My prediction.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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KW Phua: How many of Sony users have >=400mm f/2.8? Canon want to make money from their lens also.

If you go birding you can see mostly Canon's and Nikon's big lenses. For these people, camera weight is nothing compare to the lens. There are a lot of good mirrorless cameras for sure, but for some events we need dual card slots and longer battery life. Easily hit 1000 shots for wedding, 2000 shots when cover New Year events without changing battery and cards (Jpeg). Until these gaps are covered, DSLR still live.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
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