steven8217

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Sep 22, 2010

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Glen Barrington: Am I the only one who noticed those photos are out of focus? That last one might not be OOF, but the others are for sure.

I think the first photo with the tent has motion blur due to extremely low light and the send tent was not in the focus as the focus point was at the top left at those people, none of them are out of focus.
The photographer wants your eye to stay on areas that was in focus and not stay on those areas that was out of focus, because they are not the focal point of the story.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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steven8217: Very nice works, the sunstar looks amazing compare to my Nikon 16-35/F4 and 17-35/F2.8, although with a hefty price tag :-)

I bought an Irix 15mm F2.4 MF/Manual Focus lens (human power focus speed...LOL) a while ago and this is my new favorite lens for Landscape in low light and night sky such as the Milky way shoot with the handy Infinity Focus Click and Focus Lock features not offered by Nikon or Canon lens :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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steven8217: Very nice works, the sunstar looks amazing compare to my Nikon 16-35/F4 and 17-35/F2.8, although with a hefty price tag :-)

Hi Kobakokh, auto focus speed is not my concern here and sometime I use a Yongnuo YN-622N-TX AF assist to help me focus on a very dark location, such as night time street photography with some of my F1.4 Prime lens.
I mainly use Nikon lens, I think I have 30 of them. Be frankly, the sunstar looks cool from time to time but sometime it seems distraction to me so it really depends on the situation and composition. The only Canon lens that I missed will be the 17mm TS, with Nikon shipping the 19mm TS (call PC lens in Nikon) I guess my 24mm PC lens will be collecting dust once I save $$ to afford this new 19mm PC lens :-) I recently printed the following photo in 17x22 inches, it looks nice from a tiny camera call Nikon V3 with a tiny 16-35mm (equal) lens, I am guessing the camera + lens is about half of the volume of the above Canon 16-35mm F2.8 lens, certainly Canon body not included in the calculation :-) https://www.flickr.com/photos/steven_ng/29747460123/in/dateposted/

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)

Very nice works, the sunstar looks amazing compare to my Nikon 16-35/F4 and 17-35/F2.8, although with a hefty price tag :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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frosti7: I see those images on pc Monitor while i realize that the end of DSLR's is here,
I can already imagine a good phone like iphone7 taking breathtaking pictures like that,

DSLRS/Mirrorless becoming the tools for Pros, anyone else can do witought

Have you took a picture with your iphone7/smartphone with a sun, by pointing it directly to the sun? Is the photo looks breathtaking or perhaps you just imagine?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On photo Milky Way Galaxy on Edge in the Random Items - Challenge #31 challenge (9 comments in total)

Beautiful works and I guess he also eliminated/removed those bright stars in the sky then...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moon at Shoreham Beach in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (7 comments in total)

If you scroll down two more photos, Full Moon NYC taken with D810 and 36mm should be the correct size of the moon as compare this super large and photoshop moon taken with EOS-M and 22mm (35mm FF equivalent).

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moon at Shoreham Beach in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (7 comments in total)

Scroll down two more photos, the Full Moon NY taken with D810 and 36mm show the right size of the moon when you took this shot with the 22mm (35m FF) EOS-M.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moon at Shoreham Beach in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (7 comments in total)
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lopezdiegoc: Is that Moon photoshopped there? There are star trails because of the 15 seconds exposition time, but the Moon is neat and perfect. And it should be burned out at those settings, unless an ND was added.

The moon is certainly an <add on>, Photoshop or composite photo.
EOS-M equipped with APS-C sensor with a 1.6x crop factor, 22mm x1.6 = 35mm FF, so if you use a 35mm Full Frame camera to shoot the moon, the actual moon size would be much, much smaller that the above photo, so you know the answer :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 02:45 UTC
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solarider: Have anyone found this new camera on any of the camera size comparison sites? Amazingly compact for MF.

Wait until you see the equivalent lens comparison between FF and MF :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
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ovatab: The dam fishermen are awesome!

On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 19:11 UTC

On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 19:06 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (134 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: It's missing the most important part, the full frame sensor and the lens mount.

Ya, for me, it miss the wider angle view too :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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steven8217: I believe I know how to focus and I intend for the reader to focus on the areas where my photo that is in focus, I don't need them to <re-focus> of my photo. Like the example here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steven_ng/14485827814/

Thanks and I think with your approach, it would be a great tools on putting a Light Field camera on an Quadcopter, fly by a scene and take a series of photo in automatic setting and then at the Post Processing, you try to figure out what you would like to present the photo it to the reader, what subject should be in focus, what F-stop/Aperture should I use, what is the DoF that I like, what is the focal plane that I prefer….all these features enable ultimate flexibility for post process control and I think this is also an killing feature when it was mounted on a Quadcoper. It does sound like a very flexible tools to make great modification after the shot.
It would be great if the ISO sensitivity is at ISO 500k or even higher than the Sony A7S as I already have most of the tools that I have but looking for a camera with super high low light sensitivity.
Until then, I am not in the intended target customer.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 21:40 UTC

I believe I know how to focus and I intend for the reader to focus on the areas where my photo that is in focus, I don't need them to <re-focus> of my photo. Like the example here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steven_ng/14485827814/

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 04:14 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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steven8217: I am happy with the Nikon Capture NX2 bundle with the Nik Color Efex Pro3 for 4 years, no plan to make any change even Nikon migrate to the Capture NX-D.

I didn't use Nikon camera that long, only 30 years. I might get Sony A7s down the road when it is on sale :-)
What camera you use for how long??

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

I am happy with the Nikon Capture NX2 bundle with the Nik Color Efex Pro3 for 4 years, no plan to make any change even Nikon migrate to the Capture NX-D.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
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Light Pilgrim: I think these Zeiss lenses are not relevant anymore. They do not work properly with modern DSLRs and Manual Focusing is extremely complex on bodies like 5D MKIII as an example.

I think Canon will introduce 135 F/2 very soon and it will have AF...will be cheaper. The existing Canon lens is just stunning and is costs 50% of what Zeiss is asking for this lens.

I think Zeiss will need to change their business model very soon....of offer AF.

Manual focus with 50mm F1.4 is not a big deal, but manual focus on 135mm F2 lens is very difficult and hard with modern digital camera. I own 50mm/F1.4, 105mm/F1.8 and 135mm/F2, manual focus on a moving subject on low ligh is super hard with my 105mm/F1.8 and 135mmF2, lucky that my 135mmF2 comes with AF and I am selling my great but manual foucs 105mmF1.8, it is getting harder infoucs with my D800.
Will pass on any manual focus lense beyong 85mm....135mm manual focus lens, no thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 15:58 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)

Good review !
On exposure metering sensor : understand that dpreview have not tested the meter sensor accuracy in the past and I wonder if the D800 provide better i–TTL meter accuracy compare to D700 in real world test. For example, turn-on the build-in flash in command mode then use a SB-900/SB-910/SB-700 in slave mode for off camera flash for the same backlit subject, will D800 provide a better off camera i-TTL flash shooting result than D700 with the significant increase on meter sensor, 1k pixel on D700 vs. the 91k pixel RGB sensor on D800 ?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 118th comment
On article Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples (423 comments in total)
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Leoking: D800 has a built-in Flash which allows use of CLS without purchasing an extra flash or a controller for most situations. That makes it even less expansive than 5D MK III.

tlinn, D800/D700/D300S/D300/D7000/D90 and several other Nikon cameras build in flash with Commander Mode that can support the Nikon flash system call CLS with multiple i-TTL flash support. If you are not using Nikon CLS flash system and prefer the radio control, that is another options but the camera does build in i-TTL support for multiple Nikon flash in Group A and Group B with up to 16pcs i-TTL Nikon CLS flash support.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 20:45 UTC
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