The Latest MILCs – Slim, Attractive, Futuristic and Uncomfortable To Use

According to internet hype and opinion, the latest MILCs are absolutely squeezing Canikon with their latest slim, sexy and futuristic cameras. Of course, according to that even higher authority named Cosmic Reality, solely trusting opinions and statements on the internet could well lead to major regret. MILCs may be the future of cameras, but are their current forms truly uncompromisingly superior with little shortcomings? Continue reading “The Latest MILCs – Slim, Attractive, Futuristic and Uncomfortable To Use”

Why Canikon Needs To Respond To The Mirrorless Evolution, ASAP

(Images from CameraSize.com)

As we like to say in a creative visual industry, “a picture says a thousand words”.

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The Hasselblad X1D is not only visibly smaller than Nikon’s current resolution and dynamic-range champion D810, it is also a considerable 255g lighter. That’s a lot of heft and weight! Bear in mind the Hasselblad has a physically larger sensor, more resolution at 50MB+, obviously superior dynamic range and better ISO performance! Continue reading “Why Canikon Needs To Respond To The Mirrorless Evolution, ASAP”

500px Still Needs To Fix Their Grid View (2016)

Amazingly, there really are several things that Flickr still does better than 500px even in 2016. Nevermind what the un-thinking,  un-discerning masses buoyed by popular fad think. :p

For a long time, many users were asking 500px to display images in their original proportions instead of forcing users to specify a square crop from their images. We finally got it in 2016! Unfortunately, the images displayed in grid view are all blurry. Continue reading “500px Still Needs To Fix Their Grid View (2016)”

Do You Need Full-Frame?

I have been slow in updating this site recently, as I have been busy going through a lot of stock and private images. My family prefer not to have their images shared in public 😛 , and stock photographs being what they are – look extremely boring. 😛 😛

Fortunately, there is still something constructive I can share in writing during this lull.

I wish to talk about whether one really needs a full-frame (abbreviated FF) camera. FF has been perceived as the ultimate medium for image quality as long as we do not cross over to the pro-level medium-format and its eye-watering price tags. The best medium one can buy within the boundaries of (relative) affordability. However, does one really need it? Continue reading “Do You Need Full-Frame?”

Comparison Of RAW Converters For Nikon

2018 July update: We have a new winner. DXO PhotoLab is my new RAW conversion champion for Nikon NEFs! See the details here.

2016 November update: Added observations for DXO Optics Pro 11

A RAW file contain so much more image data than a JPEG file. Most serious enthusiasts and professional photographers shoot in RAW to extract the most out of a photographic image during post-processing. RAW conversion is the very first step in the work-flow with raw files, so it should be obvious how important this initial process is. Get a flawed result from this initial step at the start and the implications will affect all subsequent post-processing efforts. Continue reading “Comparison Of RAW Converters For Nikon”