Charlie Jin

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

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An intrigue to make the waiting lines long... From the onset, Apple should have known the shortage. This scenario was already written at that time.
But what surprised me was the dpreview actually said, "Many photographers and photo enthusiasts are very excited about Apple's newest smartphones."

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article New product overview videos: Canon EOS 6D II and more (104 comments in total)

If it can focus water ski from the boat, I’m impressed. I was thinking of Pentax K-1, but the Pentax camera will never focus moving objects, unless it is slow...

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 04:01 UTC as 10th comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Olf, you are the one who is wrong and your claim is right without a single substance. All I am saying is that all the features that Apple iPhone X is going to offer are being already used by other phones in S. Korea everyday these days and should not be considered as a innovation. You can mumble all day whatever you want - it an innovation, other products than Apple are just so and so, not impressed, only Apple is impressing just because it is apple, and so on.... It's your freedom ha ha

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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p51d007: Instead of cramming all this garbage, on a sensor & assembly, I'd rather they THICKEN phones back up, install LARGER batteries, get close to an APS-C sensor, with a pop out 5-10X optical zoom lens.

Rather than going from the smartphone, it is better to start from DSLR. We need Canon 5D to have android OS with phone capability. Besides, Canon needs some innovation which they haven't shown for quite a while, I heard...
Maybe... Canon 5D-X ? ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Since this is a photography site, Samsung Note 8 and iPhoneX were compared, but if you go to audiophile site, it's all LG V30. Since Samsung acquired Harman, it may join the audiophile group next year.

Serious audiophiles need to move around and they cannot carry around their heavy audio equipments. What they do is to carry something like LG v30 + portable headphone amp + expensive big headphones - they call themselves headfi's. Honestly, I wouldn't do that. But that's what crazy audiophiles are doing - they just want the best sound from what they hear.
Portable amps cost hundreds of dollars in average, but I'm sure high-end users will spend thousands of dollars. Sometimes, I am amazed at how they spend money. They spend hundreds of dollars in a cable that connects b/w phone and headphone amps !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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paulfulper: The SSDs were supposed to replace the hard drives and render it obsolete and disappear , but it never happened
Here is one old technology we cannot give up yet.

They never will...
LP's are still being used and loved. And some people may prefer the quality of the bits from the hard drives. They may like "analog" feelings when they watch movies from hard drives... (besides, it offers nostalgic spinning noise)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)

Since this is a photography site, Samsung Note 8 and iPhoneX were compared, but if you go to audiophile site, it's all LG V30. Since Samsung acquired Harman, it may join the audiophile group next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

You are wrong that iPhone X is the innovative product. All I am saying is that people have been using what iPhoneX would offer for quite a time here... You may not be impressed by other products than Apple, and Apple may be your God, but I feel quite differently, esp these days...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Whatever, Olf. The point is that iPhone X is the least innovative product among any other smartphones. It wasn't like that before. I mean... long before...
I am afraid... Apple is being the (old) MicroSoft, and the (old) Microsoft becoming the innovative one.... I hope not... But I don't know. I am losing confidence...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

I don't know, Olf, what you are mumbling about... but what I know is that people in S. Korea are already using, for quite a while, the smartphones that equip the features of iPhone X, including face recognition, wireless charging, edge-to-edge, OLED, and etc., just to name a few. OK, I got it. You and I are living in different time frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

DaveE1, don't be a complete idiot. I said I have been using Apple since 1983, not iPhone. It was Apple ][ plus at that time. And I still have the first iPhone (2007).
Olf, the border of innovation and improvements is not thin. Saying what I did is innovation and what you did is half-baked is a prejudice. Others have been also improving continuously. I did not agree with you. I said that dual lens is an innovation of iPhone 7 plus, not iPhone X, and not many people actually like to use it.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

What you have mentioned is not innovation at all. They are all "improvements" of what others have done. And others also will surely improve theirs over the iPhone 8/X in the next iteration. The dual lens (with bokeh) is an innovation of iPhone 7 Plus, which is why I bought immediately when it was released (even though I had an iPhone 6 Plus only for a year and half). But I found that many people around me don't need it, since they don't want to take "other people's" portrait. Rather, they want their own selfies. That is why LG and etc came up with dual camera with WA - not because they can't come up with portrait lens, but because of the consumers' needs. For me, I don't take selfies, and I don't need WA for such purpose. iPhone 7 Plus was just perfect, and still is. So, what is the innovation ? I really wanted to buy iPhone X (please, give me some motivation, other than "hey, you have money to spend".

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Peter62, are you joking ? Or being sarcastic ?
DaveE1, I have been using Apple since when... 1983? I once switched to Samsung Note 2 for a year just to see what Android would offer. But immediately came back to iPhone again, and I am using iPhone 7 Plus. I think that you are a brainless troll (or an Apple employee).
Most of the important features are stolen from Samsung. And most important parts in the iPhones are also from Samsung. So, I wonder whether it is actually an innovative product from Apple. I think not.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)

Ironically, iPhone X is the least innovative model (and most copied from Samsung). I have no intention to upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus. Greatly disappointed. Should have been named as iSampple.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 12th comment | 19 replies
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)

I don't think that the war is about win or lose. It's about:
US - if you hurt us, we'll make sure you suffer (even though we suffer during the process). Of course, we don't care about the real reason why you are trying to hurt us. The fact that you hurt us simply makes us so mad. You just can't do such thing to the greastest country through the entire history of the earth.
Them - if you suffer any how, that's all that really counts. So, let's keep going...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 04:41 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Eric Calabros: If Samsung is more than $900, we should expect Apple go north of $1000! Sad.

The difference b/w Apple and Samsung is that while Apple sticks to the list price, Samsung doesn't. For Samsung, it is simply a "list" price.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:32 UTC

So... if I understand correctly what dpreview has said: Canon did not come up with the new latest technology. Neither did they apply the best technology that they had previously. They mix and match so and so functionalities, and position the product in such a sly way in order to make most profits from customers. So, if you are stupid enough (and we know you are), what caused you to purchase it?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)

It is only F4 and why is this lens so expensive? It's around $2,500. Is there anything so special about this lens ?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 10th comment | 13 replies

These days, the business decision like this is mostly from the stock owners who know nothing about the photography but only cash flow. And they will be pretty happy now since Samsung stock jumped over more than twice the price then.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:45 UTC as 56th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (478 comments in total)

What camera is the one in the left of the picture above?
It doesn't seem to be the one in the contenders.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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