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if you would like to stick with the price, i would prefer asus.  otherwise, i prefer this:


as for me, i would wait for dell to low down the price of this and then get it...

below is the image that i did in the past to compare this dell xps laptop with macbook pro (note:  there is a discrepancy in this comparison that you would be found in support.  it should be one year for both... copy cell problem...):

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: January 15, 2014, 12:19:58 PM »
Got mine.

I haven't updated the firmware, everyone I know is Apple only, so that will take me a while.

hopefully Yougnuo will release firmware update to enable its compatibility with YN-622C.  i am still waiting for the YN-600EX-RT flash...

Honest question: Is this good or bad? Is it not good for Japanese people?

if you are asking about quality control, i would say it is good, imo... much much better than any other countries in asia.

All fair points except for the last one, which is a logical fallacy.  You could apply that logic to the first implementation of auto focus, IS, etc:

"If we can't hold the lens still, shouldn't we find a new hobby/gig"?

"I we can't use manual focus quick enough, shouldn't we find a new hobby/gig?"

i would like to add these following:

1. if you cannot determine what kind of light you are shooting in (aka, not being able to get your decent exposure), and keep thinking about leaning on post software to fix your WAY under/over exposed image, FIND ANOTHER HOBBY? OR LOOK FOR ANOTHER CAREER? OR BUY A CAMERA WITH EVF WITH HOPE FOR HELP LOL?

2. if you refuse to use auto-focus, why spend money to buy auto-focus lens?  ton of cheap non-auto focus lens out there... in this digital era, we all want fast response.  if you prefer low response, BUY OLD NON AUTO-FOCUS LENS?

ergonomics, auto-focus, low light performance, image color quality, dynamic range are most importance... and keep in mind that i am listing them in order from top to bottom and a wide dynamic range is good feature to have, but nothing compare to others...

ummm... have another question.  are you shooting still subject(s) LOL

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:12:58 AM »
i am waiting to see the flash also...  have heard that it will be released somewhere early next year...

Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:49:21 PM »
love this kinda of information.  thanks very much neuro...

Third Party Manufacturers / Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:13:30 PM »
hohoho...  it finally comes, but where is the flash.  price is set a little more than expected with a little better specs comparing to canon version (so far on paper).  below is the link:


now, i want to see an officially released of the YN-600EX-RT.

EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:08:55 PM »
suggest to be integrated instead of add-on EVF

It would be great to hear some experiences or be pointed to some reviews - it must not be the pro lcd from your dreams which is outside my budget, I'd like to learn about the ~17"-19" "cheapest working solution". Thanks!

for the cheapest small lcd offering decent color of image would be, IMO, NEC Multisync 90GX2 19".  i am not sure if you can buy it online since it has been discontinued for a while...  best luck in finding...

note:  this monitor was priced at around $500 when first being introduced.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 06, 2013, 03:39:39 PM »
Again, I don't understand WHY people complaining about 5D III can't focus in the dark.

dylan, that is not strange at all though.  there are some using it in the wrong way and think that it cannot focus in the dark.  well, i have to say that i have not used my canon 5d mark iii much in the complete dim lit situation.  however, i still confidently say that i will not have any problem with using my 5d mark iii in the dim lit situation based on following image...

candid shot with canon 30d with 50mm f/1.4 at f/2, iso 800, available light, outer focus point, light in the room was all out, subject (my daughter) was lit by just the candle light (note:  this image was post on fb and took down for post process with noise was added to the image a while ago.)

Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:25:23 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with the LG27EA83 model and the -R model.  I think LG also supplies the monitor calibrator (in Korea).

Non-R Model: http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-27EA83
Screen size (inches): 27
Panel Type (TN, IPS): IPS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Brightness (cd/m2): 350
Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
Response Time (ms): 6
Viewing Angle (°): 178 / 178
Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 8bit+FRC 1.07B colors
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.2331 x 0.2331
Colour Gamut: ADOBE RGB 98%
Surface Treatment: Hard Coating(3H), Anti-glare

-R Model: http://www.lg.com/au/it-monitors/lg-27EA83R
Size: 27" (69cm)
Panel Type: AH-IPS
Colour Gamut: sRGB 100%
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Colour Depth (Number of Colours): 8bit, 16.7M (True)
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Normal)
Response Time: 5ms (G to G)
Viewing Angle: 178/178 (CR≥10)
Surface Treatment: Hard coating(3H), Anti-glare

if you pay attention closely, this is one of the monitor that i like.  however, it is the D model, not the R model though.  i have seen the D model outside at microcenter and love it.  one thing is that it is so expensive.  that is the main reason why i am skippin' it.  as if you are making money out of photography, then you probably want to buy this monitor.

one time i have seen that it drop down close to $600, but just one time...

Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:47:47 AM »
for those who need a decent monitor for post.  dell has a deal on ultrasharp ips u2413 for $379.99 (code:  $PWG5126T786W?).  better quick or it will expire.  much better specs than those i got before bf, u2312hm for $161...

link:  http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=320-9567&cs=04

note:  bhphotovideo sales it for $462.99 with shipping fee...

EOS Bodies / Re: New high resolution camera
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:44:53 PM »
Have you shot with a 7D-II?
In addition I don't remember sports to be held exclusively at bright sunlight. With not-so-well-lit environments and a need to keep shutter speeds fast, how can you expect to get good results with a crop sensor? Given the small pixel size it will suffer in low light.

A fair point, 1DX will undoubtedly have better low light capability.

I'd be interested in seeing a comparison between 1DX+200-400mm(1.4x on) and a 7D-II+200-400mm(1.4x off)...

very good point...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:07:11 PM »
Um, can't really compare Df to D610, Df doesn't have D610 guts, it's got D4 guts at less than half the price.

You seem to be one of those folks for whom "sensor" is synonymous with "camera."  Do you make camera purchase decisions based solely on DxOMark Sensor Scores?  FYI, there's more inside a camera than the sensor.  Let's look, shall we?

                                 D4                     Df                   D610           Like D4?     Like D610?
Sensor                   16 MP            16 MP             24 MP                   ✓
AF points           51 (15 cross)   39 (9 cross)    39 (9 cross)                                ✓
AF sensitivity         -2 EV               -1 EV             -1 EV                                           ✓
Metering sensor 91,000 pixel    2,016 pixel      2,016 pixel                               ✓
Max shutter          1/8000 s       1/4000 s         1/4000 s                                       ✓
X-sync                   1/250 s         1/200 s           1/200 s                                         ✓
Exposure Comp      ±5 EV             ±3 EV            ±3 EV                                       ✓

Look at that list, and explain how the 'guts' of the Df are more like the D4 than the D600/610...

Allow me to repeat my earlier statement, with a few modifications:  What Nikon has done here is analogous to taking a modern, powerful, fuel-efficient engine, (the D4 sensor), handicapping that engine with a three speed transmission (the D600/610 AF sensor, metering sensor, shutter assembly, etc.)...putting it into a Subaru Brat...and slapping on a Mercedes price sticker.

Beautifully composed.

aggree and love the last statement of "allow me to reapeat..."  about the mercedes price?  i am not sure if there was anything to do with "made in japan" that nikon chose to label right on the top of its camera?

Lenses / Re: New To canon
« on: October 29, 2013, 03:50:45 AM »
1. i am not sure when it is going to be released, but there is a rumor about that, including rt wireless trigger... and my best guess is that this is an e-ttl flash, not manual
2. i would prefer both e-ttl flash and manual flash (depend on situation, further explanation will be shown with below image.  you can get a yn-560ex ii for manual flash for cheap price.  i bought these two for $55/each at local camera show).
3. as verysimplejason already said,  85mm f/1.8 is pretty good for portrait.  i am using 50mm on my crop frame and i am pretty happy with it, yet i am kinda lazy in changing lens (note:  as i have mention in this forum before that 50mm f/1.4 is pretty good even as wide open.  i am not hesitate to shoot at f/1.4 as if i am in need of it.  the way i see it, it is tack sharp at f/3.2)

here is one of those times/reasons that i am using e-ttl, shooting candid image of my daughter with my neighbor (below image was shot with 30d, 50mm f/1.4, 430ex ii and a circular linear filter.  this image is linked from facebook since i shot couple months ago.)

here are other images of my younger daughter, shot with 30d, 50mm f/1.4 in my room (note:  available light, first one at f/1.8, second one at 2.2.  much of light from second image was from the smart phone since she headed down.  i just snapped these two.)

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