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 Sony announces lightweight FE 24mm F1.4 G Master prime (375 comments in total)

Is it plastic? No info? How's the weather seal? When carrying 2 to 3 cameras, they hit each other. Any problem?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 14:21 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies

All camera makers are basically the same. They clipped the capability first to pay for their development. Canon is obverse because they already got the knowhow and keep that to higher end models or wait for competitor to release first. As Sony is a new comer they release updated model even less then a year. As no one will know if they had clipped the capability. They earn the RnD fee also. Same as Smart phone.
As long as put something new this time and please some group of users, they are safe.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 15:02 UTC as 75th comment

IBIS is good to have but not the must for me. Longer lens with IS are more effective.
For some low light events, I can go as low as 1/15s with good hit rate with 35 mm and shorter lens. Yes IS lens are more expensive and you have to pay for all the lens. Luckily, you can use your lens for very long time without expire. With IBIS shooting at 1/15s still can get blurry image when the subject move.
I will skip this release as only one card slot and only 3fps.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 13:25 UTC as 237th comment | 2 replies

The controls are good, will have good shooting experience. But no 2nd card, only 3fps, how to cover event. Luckily the EF lens stills functioning. Will wait for the next model. But I thick will have higher fps but lower MP. This is Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:03 UTC as 340th comment

Come back to 3 ways fight now. Good for consumers like us. Will it be another Minotor? That is how Canikon put in everything to win. Did Canikon fully shown their cards or already no card to show.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:54 UTC as 21st comment

Looking at DPReview most own camera. Most of the weeks are 5D III. Yes, including myself, still holding to 5D III and 5D II. May get another used 5D III so that the colour profile and metering are the same when covering events. Nowadays, not easy to earn money from photography. Shooting Jpeg for events when need to submit photos on the spot.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 22:21 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply

The best way to solve oil on sensor problem is to remove the mirror.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 15:44 UTC as 64th comment
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (607 comments in total)
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SiSander: The lack of lenses for the Canon M had always been criticized. Until today... now suddenly it's sufficient and equal to the competitors, despite we still have the same 7 native lenses only. I smell Canon paying big bucks...

Most people buy entry level DSLR did not get another lens. Unless they upgrade to higher end camera. (Only from my observation)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 14:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: the Sony 400mm F2.8 is a pretty sweet lens (316 comments in total)

The bokeh is nice for nature but feel old at the world cup when background are the people.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 11:41 UTC as 17th comment
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (293 comments in total)

Like the bokeh.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 16:11 UTC as 14th comment

Investing in a shrinking market. Even the pro's market also shrinking. I only see birding increase. Need super-tele lens.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 09:06 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

When lens get longer smaller body become meaningless. Keep big body for bigger battery. Two batteries, each side one when mechanical parts removed. fps will be limited by mechanical mirror. Sooner or later need to switch to mirrorless. Keep the same lens mount so we can carry both type of cameras and share same lens. Ow! still need to keep mirror for low light shooting. Also remember for reliable body, weather seal.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 12:43 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies
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roustabout66: For all their "innovation" Sony has not yet built their own service/repair facilities in America as far as I know. Until they are on a par with Canon and Nikon in terms of support and repair I will not even consider purchasing one of their products.

Sony prefers you to buy new rather then repair. Less then a year you can update to new camera. You exiting one price drop badly.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 23:00 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2228 comments in total)
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KW Phua: If this is for the Pro's, then build quality & weather seal must be good. Reliability is so important when you cover event. Imagine when carried two cameras with Dual R strap, very often they hit each other or hit something when you are moving around very fast to catch the moment. In some cases need to carry three cameras, the situation is worst. Sudden rain also caught you by surprise. (same for the lens)

So, A7 series is not for Pro's. D850, 5D IV still capable to cover Pro's jobs/events.
Build quality and stop-down AF issue will limit A7 for covering sport and event, also in studio when F8 was used most of the time. (A7 may be good for many other jobs.)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2228 comments in total)

If this is for the Pro's, then build quality & weather seal must be good. Reliability is so important when you cover event. Imagine when carried two cameras with Dual R strap, very often they hit each other or hit something when you are moving around very fast to catch the moment. In some cases need to carry three cameras, the situation is worst. Sudden rain also caught you by surprise. (same for the lens)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 11:34 UTC as 177th comment | 9 replies

DXO can close down base on this test.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 04:19 UTC as 21st comment

The future is FF SMART Phone.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 14:02 UTC as 297th comment | 4 replies

I believe making a good mirror is more challenging then mirrorless. Higher accuracy and robust mechanism require to build. No more advantages to go further for mirror.
When MP go higher, how to reduce mirror vibration is getting harder. I thing Canon know that is time to switch to MIRRORLESS. Just need to get powerful and lesser noice chip and processor to optimise the AF and IQ. If Canon hold on to their good built quality and reliability, they should be able to gain back the market share.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 11:34 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Canon 3D tracking is not reliable. So, usually use fix AF point (with assist points). 3D tracking also not applicable when foreground or background are not clear. However, 3D tracking really helpful for some situations. Canon need to catch up.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 14:00 UTC as 35th comment

I always heard people said: " paying the same amount you can get Axxx", but this is what you get. And what you have to pay when...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 11:05 UTC as 23rd comment
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