• Blog posts by Alvin Soon

Alvin Soon / Associate Features Editor

I like coffee and cameras, but not together.

Why You Should Read Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye

Alvin Soon

With great story and great art, the current Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye comic series delivers a strong two-hit combo. Here's why you should check it out.

The State of Mirrorless Cameras 2012

Alvin Soon

The last of the Japanese camera companies' financial reports for the recent fiscal year have come in. How did they fare (spoiler: not well), how did the camera divisions do, and how does it reflect on mirrorless system cameras as a whole?

Why Adobe's Subscription-based Creative Cloud is the New Future

Alvin Soon

When Adobe first announced its subscription-based service Creative Cloud in 2011, I was skeptical. This time around though, with the announcement that new versions of Adobe's apps will only be available on Creative Cloud, I'm a believer. Here's why.

Spotify, You Complete Me

Alvin Soon

You know you're getting on in years when you keep listening to the same old songs over and over again. That's what my playlist was like, full of stuff from the 90s and early 2000s. Then Spotify came along, and refreshed my musical world.

Yoshihisa Maitani, the Olympus PEN & the Innovator's Dilemma

Alvin Soon

Camera lovers may have heard of Yoshihisa Maitani. He joined Olympus in 1956 and worked there for 40 years. He was responsible for many of Olympus' most popular cameras, including the Pen, the OM and the XA; it wouldn't be hyperbole to say he had a strong hand in shaping the world of photography in the 20th century. Here's how he disrupted the camera industry, in his own words.

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