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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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 21st comment | 2 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 (2163 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 (2163 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 158th 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 15th 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 34th 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
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)

Thank you. Best year to save money.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 20th comment
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 22nd 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 (2746 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 204th 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 12th 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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