steven8217

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

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I think 15% of the price goes toward the beautiful design jewelry box that contain the lens, certainly way overpriced but why don't they label and mark it as MK II ??

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 19:21 UTC as 34th comment
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Jacques Cornell: I just shot an outdoor nighttime event where my GX8 was reliably nailing AF in light requiring 1/15, f2 and ISO 3200 with no flash and the in-body AF aid light SWITCHED OFF.

You are right, it is a PanoLeica 15mm F1.7. I did set it to AFS. The light was very dim, actually, very low in contrast so I delete those photos in the first place. I went to a local camera store to get the sexy Oly PEN but came back with GX9 instead :-) It is a fun camera, will push it to the limit and find a work around as I gain more experience with this tiny GX9. When I know I need a fail safe solution, I will pull out my D750 (AF set to Group-Area AF) and my secret weapon: Yongnuo YN-622N-TX, its AF red grid would never fail until you running out of juice :-) Compare to the shuttle lag of Z6/A7III, Fuji X100F remains my favorite camera on the street with virtually, almost no shuttle lag, follow with my XE-3, now I just need to tame the new GX9 low light AF, just give me some time.....LOL. Just got my PanoLeica 8-16mm F2.8/4, need to get out to shoot instead of typing, bye for now.
BTW, wow, that PanoLeica 12mm/F1.4 looks as big as my Zeiss Batis 25mm/F 2.0 on my A73 II

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2018 at 08:03 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: I just shot an outdoor nighttime event where my GX8 was reliably nailing AF in light requiring 1/15, f2 and ISO 3200 with no flash and the in-body AF aid light SWITCHED OFF.

I just took a walk in the same street that I usually walked with my Fuji X100F and XE-3 at night and surprise to came home with more blur or not able to auto focus lock photo with my new Panasonic GX9 (17mm F1.7 and AF assist light turn off) in AFS/AFF mode.
When it gets really dark, I decided to let my GX9 to take a break and time to get my Fuji or FF body out :-)
Note that if I keep pressing the AF button for about 3 seconds, GX9 will eventually lock the focus but my subject already moved or changed position..

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 08:03 UTC

What a surprised to me as the IR AF assist red grid light really come into handy when I need it, and I thought something was broken with my Nikon Z 6, thanks for this article that I don't need to spend time calling Nikon tech support as I test out all of my Nikon speedlight, none of them could project a red grid light with my Z 6 when I need it!!
I really missed this standard feature which is pretty much offered in all of the Nikon DSLR that I used (D810, D800, D750, D300S..)
I also owned the Sony A7III that might focus a bit better but no, it would not come close to the simple Red Grid light coming out of the flash to offer, 100% success rate on the face/dress/surface it lit.
No, really annoying to turn on the in-body AF assist light.
I really hope that Nikon can come out a solution or a new flash that could projected a grid light that will allow Z 6/Z 7 to lock on any face/dress/surface when I need it.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 07:38 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Mescalamba: Well, its not like you can actually buy other digital rangefinder, can you?

Explain what is your definition of S Range finder in English??

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:49 UTC
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Mescalamba: Well, its not like you can actually buy other digital rangefinder, can you?

Fuji X-Pro 2 split screen rangefinder explained at about 5:00 of this video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaZL9twKDY

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:35 UTC
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Mescalamba: Well, its not like you can actually buy other digital rangefinder, can you?

I love my Fuji X100F, it incorporated an optical rangefinder, mirrorless EVF and the hybrid of ERF (Electronic Range Finder) !

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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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 (120 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 (120 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 (120 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 (120 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 (133 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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