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 Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (422 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 53rd 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 218th comment | 8 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 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? (891 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 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 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 145th 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

How many of Sony users have >=400mm f/2.8? Canon want to make money from their lens also.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)

During the bad market situation, the best gears not making much profit then the worst gears.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 29th comment
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)

Congratulation D500.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 10:09 UTC as 57th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (213 comments in total)

When a camera is on a good hand, it produced good pictures. Good pictures may not come from the best IQ camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 15:56 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

Hi-end pns everything sharp.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)

Come on Canon skip the 7DIII & 7DIV, go directly to 7DV, if not if will be run out of business. Show us your true colour.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:02 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
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AkashRana: It's a very nicely put together camera with rich features and performance. Though I feel sorry for the guys who bought A6300 like 6 months ago will have to pump out more money if they want these features. This camera is what A6300 all along should have been

For Sony to make profit they have to on hold the features/functions and release very 6 months to suck money. Actually, not only Sony, but Sony is the fastest in cycle.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:59 UTC

Waiting for glassless lens. THIS IS TOO HEAVY.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 10:46 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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