Charlie Jin

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008

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White Theme looks prettier and maybe good for marketing, but Dark Theme is easier on my eyes, saves my laptop's battery. Also, it sort of symbolically represents the "Dark Room" tradition of photography. So, I switched back to the Dark Theme.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

If you want being small, there is always Sony. In fact, I already have Sony A5300, which is cheaper, smaller and better than Fuji X70. Try Sony A5300. You'll find that Fuji X70 is nowhere. Just being small is not enough in this very competitive market (besides, X70 is not that competitive in this department either). You have to be excel to be attractive. Making a mini-Leica Q would be very attractive. But alas, X70 doesn't have a viewfinder. The lens is so slow. I would rather stay where I am - either I would use iPhone or A5300. There is no reason why someone would choose X70. I mean why ?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

Not only X100T is considerably bigger (at least for me), the WCL makes it even ridiculous. That is probably, for the people who takes 35mm most of the time (and once in a while you attach WCL - even then I wouldn't bring WCL separately - the key point of this kind of cameras is that you don't carry multiple lenses). Besides, the total price is going to be like $1600, which I think is the worst choice one can make.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

That's 35mm. Not wide enough for general purpose. And a little too big. Make it 28mm F2 (F1.8 would be great though) and a little bit smaller (I think that they can do that, having seen how Sony makes their cameras), then it would be a perfect "mini" Leica Q, in which case I will definitely buy one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)

Good try, Fuji. But still a complete lackluster.
I hope that the next version is like "mini" Leica Q,
which means, built-in view finder and at least F2.0 lens.
I wouldn't mind the size being slightly bigger and/or
more expensive, in that case.
X70 is closer to smart phone cameras rather than Leica Q.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies

I don't need ( actually I don't want) 20 Mega pixels for the pictures I take using smartphones. It's just a waste of memory space, battery, transfer time, and time to process 20M. 12M is very appropriate for the purpose and quality of the pixel is the way to go. Good Job, Samsung.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:08 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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Thorfinn: Sorry,
for something like USD 80 I can talk to my local saddler or shoemaker craftsman, choose whatever leather I want (fx. same as the Jensen Interceptor Interior), feel it, smell it ...
Sometimes marketing costs eats real craftsmenship.

If you make the copy, it's in violation. Of course, you can design your own, but it will probably go through trial and error, which will eventually costs you more money and time. That is why we pay and purchase the product (the idea and design).

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

That is why I suggested the name of "Semi-Manual" mode ;-) BTW, in Pentax, can you use Exposure Compensation in TAv ?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

I think that this should be a separate, "Semi Manual" mode, in which the concept of "ISO" does not exist. You just adjust aperture and shutter speed manually, and the camera will adjust the rest appropriately, and you can control the adjustment using the exposure compensation.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

Yes, without wasting $700 on this one. But if I would spend $700, definitely not on this. This article made sure that I shouldn't choose it. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)

It should have been at least F2. Or better F1.8. With F2.8 ... I mean... You don't want to pay this amount of money. I'd rather use iPhone 6+.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 8th comment | 8 replies

Would it transfer, for example, from iphone to ipad ?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 10:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)

Combined with Lenses and adaptors the mirrorless cameras have only very negligible advantage sacrificing other important factors. It is like comparing the two gun systems - one with 1 meter 30 centimetre long (DSLR) and another with 1 meter 25 centimetre long (ILC). After attaching accessaries on them, you just can't distinguish on the basis of original size and weight alone. If you really need the small and light, just carry a hand gun.

For this reason, I think that mirrorless is only a fad created by Sony and DPReview combined, and will disappear in the future - unless they come up with much smaller and lighter lenses - uhh -- "Glassless lens", that is ....

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:23 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

I will remind you what I wanted to post and not this completely idiotic discretion - you really love to twist the conversation into a mud fight and I have no time for that - HERE GOES AGAIN MY ONLY SINGLE OPINION - No one except you are talking about seriously using the builtin flash on a TOP FF DSLR. I never talked about it either. The discussion topic here is - if you have a choice between a built-in GPS or built-in flash, what would be your choice?
I know, you would not understand this basic question and will continuously distort and twist.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

OK. I will remove the flash from my iPhone and it is going to be a "pro" camera gear. The fact is, Carlos, from the discussion so far, I don't trust your professionalism. Like I said, I trust many other "real" pros who are introduced in the DPReview, who use Nikon D800 Level cameras. And as a matter of fact, I don't expect the new Pentax full frame will exceed Nikon's D850 or later follow-ups.
Besides, I don't see professional photographers who use cameras that has built-in GPS - except those professional iiPhonographers.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 13:24 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Maybe you don't know how to find photos of cats taken using iPhone 4. Here we go... https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=iphone4%20cats Again, don't blame the camera, Carlos. There are so many people who take wonderful photos of their cats using the lesser hardware (iPhone 4) than yours, and yet you are complaining about ISO !

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

Yes, I do have many pictures of cats, dogs, and other animals taken with my smartphones, which were wonderful. I could post them just for you, but that is not necessary. Go to flikr and you will find probably millions of them.

And you mentioned "not have time for the DSLR grab and set". And that is exactly the point for the builtin flash. I mean, don't we all have so many moments when we just grabbed the DSLR but no the flash? I didn't say either that builtin flash was so important.
My initial proposal was if we have a choice of choosing between the two - builtin-in flash and built-in GPS, I would choose built-in flash for the reasons I explained so far. But you two are just attacking by saying that having built-in flash is unprofessional and people who want built-in flash would rather use cell-phone camera.

BTW, ISO does not capture good moments/pictures. Artistic sense does. Browse flickr, and learn something there, Carlos.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Charlie Jin: So, instead of built-in flash, we get GPS.
I would like to get both ;-) but if I have to choose either one of them... I'm not sure.... Perhaps I would choose a built-in flash that can control remote flashes - because if I really need GPS I always carry my smart phone which has a good selection of apps that can do that. But I don't carry flashes all the time. What would be your choice?

From your comments, it is apparent that none of you two have ever used DSLR/GPS apps that interacts with DSLRs. Now, just GPS part - with smartphones, you can always have GPS data (as long as you are run-in the GPS app in your smartphone, which you will). Now, let's say you are using only the built-in GPS, not the smartphone. Then when you turn on the camera, you have to wait until GPS is connected just to get the GPS data. Maybe, some of you who take pictures in some preset environment (like models in a studio), this doesn't matter (but then why do you need GPS data at all in this case) . But for others - esp street photographers and others, it's not acceptable.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
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