Teru Kage

Teru Kage

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a Project Manager for Client Onboarding, Banking
Joined on Nov 27, 2005


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Most likely due to halts in China due the epidemic.

When China gets a cold the entire world gets a runny nose...

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2020 at 03:43 UTC as 18th comment
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (128 comments in total)

The addition of Bluetooth is tempting, but not quite strong enough for me to upgrade from my TZ110. But this will definitely be on my Get List if my TZ110 ever breaks down (knock on wood...I love this little powerhouse).
...Assuming the image quality is comparable.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 08:15 UTC as 25th comment
In reply to:

PieterB: Suppose I have shot several pictures and some small video fragments and I want to make a small video out of it and I want to publish this on social media. Nothing fancy, nothing too complicated, nothing really professional.
On my Samsung S8, this will take me ten minutes and it is up and ready to upload.
If I shot the same stuff on my Sony a6300 (or practically every camera on the market), I would a pc, some editing software to get the same result. Admittedly, the end result would be better but facebook and instagram are real quality killers so I doubt anybody would spot the difference once post on said social media.
I can even edit dng pictures on my mobile phone. But I need a pc to do the same with pictures taken with my camera.
The camera manufacturers still don't get what most casual shooters need and want.
They want to share stuff easily and without fuss.

I use wifi to connect my cameras to my phone. Seems to be the best of both worlds; I get the versatility of lens and their focal perspectives/DOF and I get to edit and share on my phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:25 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)

I know it's not for everyone, but I enjoy the occasional eye in focus, ears blurred type shots. I haven't had the opportunity to try the 45mm f/1.8 but can it produce such an effect, or do I need to go with the 45mm f/1.2 PRO?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 08:43 UTC as 6th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (133 comments in total)

9 years later, still a proud owner and user of the D700. I started with the D70 and switched over to D80 quite quickly, but haven't bought a new DSLR since the D700. It gets the job done beautifully for everything I need it to do.

Full disclosure; I love my Olympus mirrorless cameras for their weight/portability for travelling, but when I need quality imagery my D700 is still my go-to choice.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 25th comment

Did anyone test the claim of 6.5 EV of stability? It would be very impressive for this lens to deliver a sharp photo handheld at 1/2s at max zoom*.

If the reviews of this lens are good, I'll seriously consider selling my 12/40mm f/2.8 to supplement the purchase of this lens.

* 1/2s calculated using 200mm full frame equivalent, which equates to a "safety shutter speed" of 1/200s

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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newe: Wonder if the keys are in that car and if it works.

I'm guessing that's his car. There's no way a car left out in the open for 5 years would still be in such good condition.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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wh34erocoler: Taking a pic from a video stream is a new thing?

Nope, but 4K video equates to larger image captures, as pointed out in the 2nd paragraph.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1173 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: First of its kind, yes. Game changer, no.

It's too expensive for most of the consumer market, and the transition to mirrorless isn't a strong enough reason for pro Hassel users to convert.

Let's hear your counter arguments as to why this IS a game changer then.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1173 comments in total)

First of its kind, yes. Game changer, no.

It's too expensive for most of the consumer market, and the transition to mirrorless isn't a strong enough reason for pro Hassel users to convert.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 323rd comment | 7 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (461 comments in total)
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David Larkin: Yeah, as someone already put it, Nikon wrong, guy right... but, seriously - how bad is it to go old school and remove your card to your PC/ Mac?!! I hope this doesn't become fiasco that puts buyers off the D500.

Wifi isn't restricted to file copying; this is a huge issue for users who want to use their phone to control the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (370 comments in total)
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ecm: I know a lot of folks already really love this camera - but I am unhappy; I guess because I was expecting too much.... With a 1" sensor and a much limited but useful-range zoom, I thought this might be it - a large sensor camera with a sharp, usable wide to moderate telephoto lens. After all, Panasonic makes darned good fixed long zoom lenses, my old ZS15 attests to that.

But, "soft"? "Noise reduction obliterates detail"? This does not sound like the Panasonic I know.... I already get that from my ZS50 - why would I spend so much for what sounds like exactly the same problems? Very disappointed.... going to cry in my corner now.... :\

Your opening sentence made it sound like you own this camera, but apparently your disappointment is based solely on this review. Try reading a few more reviews or better yet, go and try it out at the shops before you pass judgement.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (296 comments in total)
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ThadeusB: I have read to my dismay a lot of the whingeing regarding MFT compared to larger sensors. Isn't it a matter of 'horses for courses'?

Just over a year ago I sold my Canon 5D's and lemses in favour of my Olympus M1 and eight M.Zuiko lenses, including the new 7-14mm f2.8 Pro. I simply love this system. Is it better? A very subjective question. I normally print A3+ or bigger for panoramas. The results to my eyes are just fine, and equal those taken with the Canon system.

Why did I change? Primarily because of size and weight. I now have a greater range of lenses etc. in a backpack 1/3 the size of the FF system and half the weight or less.

The point I wish to make is this: I am happy with the MFT system. Others may be happy with their bigger sensor cameras; that's fine by me. It's all about personal choice isn't it? So please cut the nonsense and allow us all to make our own choices and own what we feel is best for us. Refering to MFT gear as toys is really rather silly.

I still have my D700 but more often than not it sits at home while my E-M10 is out in the field.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I don't see the point, since it's been done so many times.

It could also be done in Photoshop if you're simply tying to get a photo of water that has the illusion of being orange. Either way it's just an illusion.

@Tieu Ngao
"It's just the passion, nothing wrong or right"

Passion? Or the sense of having what others have? More and more, I find that people are fitting into the latter category.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 13:40 UTC

The bounty of information from the internet is a double edged blade; once upon a time you'd be able to take photos like this without having to worry about mob crowding.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Teru Kage: Impressive, but the price is a major barrier. I wonder if Olympus will create a similar non-stabilized version?

I've had some pretty good results with my Olympus 75-300mm at full tele using my E-M10. But to be fair, 400mm could be a different experience all together.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 13:41 UTC

Impressive, but the price is a major barrier. I wonder if Olympus will create a similar non-stabilized version?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

It'll be interesting to see side-by-side samples between the TZ80 and TZ100. The TZ80 has the longer reach and cheaper price point, but the TZ100 has the 1" sensor which should result in better resolution. I plan on selecting one of these as the replacement for my TZ60, which I use for taking photos/vids during wakeboarding. The 4K photo modes will be really useful at capturing jumps.

An added bonus would be if either (or both) had 1080 @ 120fps video.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 2nd comment

This is the compact I've been waiting for. I currently use a ZS40 for my wakeboarding sessions and while the photos are OK, the 1080 video is too small for screen caps. The 4K and 1 inch sensor should produce much nicer results, all wrapped in a compact body.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 11th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (734 comments in total)

Nothing personal against the author, but in my experience glass-half-empty people will never be happy. No matter what you give them, they'll find something to complain about.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 13:46 UTC as 24th comment
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