Donald Chin

Donald Chin

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Feb 3, 2001

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On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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p5freak: Another lens the world doesnt need, just like the 200-500 f2.8. Big, heavy, APS-C only, no IS, expensive. You're better off with the Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC. Its for FF, lighter, smaller, less expensive, and has IS. If you can live with its only limitation, its a prime.

I think I've taken more 10,000 shots with this lens and all I can say is it's a "must" for any serious APS-C user.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4010936
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4014121
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4013080

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
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bernardly: The D5S will fix all the shortcomings of the D5; just like the D610 did for the D600, the D810 did for the D800, the D4S for the D4. Probably, Nikon could not get the sensor they wanted from Sony for reasons we may never know. Sony sensors do not behave this way. But they needed to release a D5 for the Olympic year and to counter Canon with their 1DX mk2. I do not believe Nikon traded a +1/2 stop improvement in high ISO performance at the cost of 2EV in DR at low ISO. It simply makes no sense. These are the properties of the sensor that Nikon chose for the D5. My advice is do not buy the D5, buy the D4S; if you already have a D4S then the D5 is not your upgrade, wait for the D5S.

Did you ever shot with any of these cameras like 1Dx/D3/D4/D5? And where did you see the 2 stops difference in DR?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:43 UTC

Why didn't DPReview mention the release of DNG 9.5?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2614 comments in total)

Interesting camera at attractive price, good news for Pentax users.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:23 UTC as 574th comment
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Unfortunately DSLRs are only really for pros nowadays. Nobody I know wants to lug around a dslr anymore. Even my friend who has been a full time pro photographer for 15 years has switched entirely to Fuji with the x-t1.

If what you said is true then the majority of photographers these days are all pros! XD

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
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MY Latent Image: We finally get an update on these two great lenses. All that is missing is the D400! Come on Nikon!!!!

Sorry, I never find D300/s interesting, regardless of handling or performance.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
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MY Latent Image: We finally get an update on these two great lenses. All that is missing is the D400! Come on Nikon!!!!

I'm glad I don't need all these feature for shooting BIF, that save me a lot of money!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
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MY Latent Image: We finally get an update on these two great lenses. All that is missing is the D400! Come on Nikon!!!!

What's wrong with D7200? BTW even current price for D7200 is more than I'm willing to pay for a DX DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Is anyone else wondering why this sensor gets BSI? I mean aren't there 24 MP APS-C size sensors out there that are like WAY more densely packed with photo-sites? Why aren't THEY made in the BSI configuration?

He doesn't even know FZ1000 uses the same Sony BSI 1" CMOS!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 04:10 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

Hi Evildogfdoom, the point is why you need a dot sight to follow action? If EVF can replace OVF or better than OVF, you don't need to use separate dot sight in first place.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

EVF might be the future, but honestly not for today, if EVF is that good why there is the need to use Dot Sight for continuous tracking?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
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maxnimo: Impressive edge to edge sharpness. Most impressive. And I don't get easily impressed.

You can compare a full size shot I posted 3 days ago using an out date D7100 + AF-S 300/4D handheld and judge for yourself.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55459810

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 04:50 UTC
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sneakyracer: Canon does not seem to agree. They have yet to make a decent IL Mirrorless Camera

Yes, the gain in market share for mirrorless in Asia is mainly due to the fire sales of discountiued models, but you still hardly find anyone using Samsung MILCs because Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm all dump their MILCs in Asia at price similar to DCs.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 07:09 UTC
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rrccad: hmm Samsung NX1 - ranked 85th in compact system cameras and 2,941 in Camera & Photo according to amazon.com
ranked 86th in CSC's and 1488 in cameras according to amazon.de

on amazon.co.uk .. not even on the radar.

not even listed I don't think on amazon.jp

bcn rankings - Samsung? do they make cameras?

seriously .. who buys these things?

Not like their smartphones, Samsung cameras are not selling in Asia either except Korea.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 06:57 UTC
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Apollo18: Very interested to see if similar optical improvements are made in the new teleconverter that we saw with the latest TC20.

Sorry what I meant is the TC20EIII, I never find it works with D800E and any of the prime like 400/2.8, 500/4 or 600/4, there are quite a few discussion about this after Nikon moved from 12MP to 36MP.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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photoholiko: Just curious, does anybody really use f2.8 on a 300? to me that's a big price to pay for one f stop.

I shoot wide open with my 85/1.4G, 200/2 VR, 300/2.8 VR, 400/2.8 VR, 600/4 VR, 70~200/2.8 VRII, 200~400/4 VR, except for DOF reason.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
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Apollo18: Very interested to see if similar optical improvements are made in the new teleconverter that we saw with the latest TC20.

I would expect IQ similar to Canon 400/2.8 IS II + TCIII, Nikon 2x TCII isn't that great after all.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
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QuarryCat: Nikon - still 3 years behind Canon - but more expensive.
Nikon - always to late.

Before Canon launched their 400/2.8 IS II, how many years they were behind 400/2.8 VR that was introduced in 2007?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
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RichRMA: Wow! Only 40% increase in price over the last one. Nikon is slipping.

Yes, when there's enough supply, the actual retail price should be less than $10000, current price for Canon 400/2.8 IS II is $9500 only.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:13 UTC

BTW the lens hood HK-38 is the same one for 800/5.6VR.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 26th comment
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