sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States Michigan, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

Been shooting since the days of Adam and Eve!

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JJ Rodin: Exactly who needs this 360 coverage and for what purpose beyond security or event recording ???

Is this for group selfies ?

Pssst, Hint Hint, no-one really wants to see your selfies unless a gorgeous half/full nude woman otherwise NO Do NOT offend us !!

I believe Google has been using cameras similar to this for a long time for the pictures that they use with the street maps.
Probably very limited use for individuals. So it's aimed at some specific industries, not at individual consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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sh10453: Such adapters have been on the market for quite a while (without the ND filter), and they cost around $40, less than one tenth of this adapter's target price.
Check out eBay.com, search for item No. 381517540597

We don't have data, so, personally, I can't bet.
It's too cold here in Michigan. I don't want to lose my heavy winter shirt on a bet :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
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sh10453: Such adapters have been on the market for quite a while (without the ND filter), and they cost around $40, less than one tenth of this adapter's target price.
Check out eBay.com, search for item No. 381517540597

I believe the one I mentioned above is AF.
The ones without electronic contacts are much cheaper, even less than $10.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 22:42 UTC

Such adapters have been on the market for quite a while (without the ND filter), and they cost around $40, less than one tenth of this adapter's target price.
Check out eBay.com, search for item No. 381517540597

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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villagranvicent: If I have 400 dlls to spend, I rather sell my Canon 50mm 1.4 USM and buy a proper 55mm Zeiss glass for my A7 instead of paying for this.

Such adapters have been on the market for quite a while (without the ND filter), and they cost around $40, less than one tenth of this adapter's target price.
Check out eBay.com, search for item No. 381517540597

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 21:49 UTC

Olympus should fire the product planner who ordered engineering to come up with this camera.
What a waste of engineering time and talent!!!

Kodak planners and bean-counters crippled their engineers and forced them to stick to this size of sensor and cheap plastic until it wiped them out of the face of the earth.
Can't some people learn from history?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 19:19 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Max Fun: Man, all this vitriol for this post; you'd think that DP just posted a review on a Canon camera!

But seriously, give the site a break. They have to make some moolah too, so if you don't think this news is interesting, just don't read it.

They know we love them and we are just teasing them.

It won't be fun to let them simply get away with trying to sell us Electric Chair straps disguised as camera straps :-)

You should act your name and Max the Fun. ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 19:30 UTC

Why are we advertising Electric Chair straps on a photography site?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
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BigOne: For 56 grand it should come with a personalized 5-year pole dancer.

For obvious reasons, I'd say "two" as in 2, pole dancers!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (46 comments in total)

I had the pleasant opportunity of meeting Dixie last year at a presentation she made at ProCam in Livonia, Michigan.
She is a beautiful, a humble, a pleasant, and a very approachable person.
These qualities, and her unusual simplicity, allow her to easily connect with her subjects.

After the presentation, a number of people, including myself, spent some time chatting with her, and she even let me try her Nikon D4s :)

A number of comments here talk about "she has a lot to learn"! But don't we all have a lot to learn?

Luckily, I had one of my tiny pocket cameras on me, so she was kind enough to pose for some pictures. Thanks again Dixie.
I have uploaded a couple of them here on DPR to the Gallery (although heavily reduced in size and in resolution for fast web viewing). It would've been nicer if I had my DSLR on me!
They are here:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2178016617/albums/people

Best wishes, and best of luck Dixie.
Thanks Allison.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 7th comment
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (337 comments in total)
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sh10453: Over time, I have come to trust Allison and Rishi ... "Our initial impressions are extremely positive: sharpness appears to rival prime levels wide open, and there's very little axial chromatic aberration to speak of. Sony's claims may not be exaggerated at all.".
I'm a fan of both. I hope they'd sell me the 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens they are using, as used, when they are done with it :-)
Oh ... I want the box too!

There will always be variation in manufacturing processes.
The question is how much variation.
Sony is not new to manufacturing, and I wouldn't expect significant variations from them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (337 comments in total)

Over time, I have come to trust Allison and Rishi ... "Our initial impressions are extremely positive: sharpness appears to rival prime levels wide open, and there's very little axial chromatic aberration to speak of. Sony's claims may not be exaggerated at all.".
I'm a fan of both. I hope they'd sell me the 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens they are using, as used, when they are done with it :-)
Oh ... I want the box too!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

Thanks Richard, good information, but I have a question?
Why would a bald man stand next to the HAIR and make-up sign? :-)
Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:58 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies

Can I add another "Oh, WOW!"?, please?

Bummer, I have just bought my first Sony camera, the A6000.
Now it's time to sell it :( ... OK, maybe in a couple of months.

Great specs.
Wondering why 6300 and not 6100, or 6000 II.
Amazing progress in digital cameras over the past 10 years, or even the past 5 years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: Question:
Since I'm not very familiar with Adobe products, can ACR be used independently as a stand-alone application, or just as a plug-in with Photoshop/Lightroom?

Also, it would be nice if the article included a link to the ACR 9.4 download page.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (95 comments in total)
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Porsche 91730: The specs on the 1DX Mk II are impressive. But I would like to see how it actually performs in the hands of pros and amateurs before making the plunge to purchase one. For the time being, I am going to be sticking with my 1DX Mk I.

Best Regards,

Roman :-)

@porsche,
Take a look at Andy Rouse wright-up here to get an advance idea. See the ISO 10,000 and ISO 32,000 images.
http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?b=1&currentpage=1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (70 comments in total)

An interesting career span. Enjoyable article; thanks Allison.
Quite the adventurer, Christopher.
Lucky man to have been to all of these places (although I don't think it's pure luck).

I admire the tenacity, but, as a former army officer myself, I think your military and aviation background have a lot to do with shaping your tenacity and adventurous persona.
Not many would ever get the chance to see all of these places in person.
Best wishes, and safe travel, and thanks for sharing your images.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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jorg14: I've heard this before but it's worth repeating. For the last year I've heard nothing but news on the A7 series. How many of us need or even want full frame? Much less pay $3k plus for the body not to mention the lenses. I wonder how many a6000's have sold in the meantime? This wonderful APS-C camera came out almost two years ago at a very reasonable price. There just hasn't been anything new since and I think this is Sony's main market. Unless of course full frame drops below $1000. Even then I'd personally stick with APS-C due to it's size advantage.

I just hope that there will be some significant progress in the battery life area for mirrorless very soon.
The 50mm 1.2 L FD lens, as small as it is, is probably heavier than the A6000!!!
Here is one, and mine is in this one's condition:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-IN-BOX-Canon-FD-50mm-1-2-L-with-BT-52-hood-IMMACULATE-CONDITION-/391255184724?hash=item5b18a05554:g:ofsAAOSwBLlVKBwg

Or ebay item no 391255184724 if the link doesn't work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Sony is focussing on medium to high end. This has lost them the entry market where they can generate much more volume.

I'd rather make and sell 50 high-end items with $100 profit, each, than make and sell 500 low-end items with $10 profit, each.
It boils down to profit per item.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
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sh10453: Part-1
Today's camera business has become a lot like the automobile business.
The auto business has almost always been cyclical, and I believe the camera business will be like that, especially that a high-end camera nowadays is a major ticket item (at least for us the 99%).

Users of high-end cameras are not likely to get a new camera every quarter, or even every year, and of course the big profit comes from the sales of the high-end cameras. Sensor demand drops.

Smart phones are also becoming ridiculously expensive. Some of them cost more than a 50 or 60 inch TV set. So people are going to hold onto their expensive phone for as long as possible. So, again, sensor demand drops.

Thanks for the input.
I personally doubt that Sony would sell the camera business within any foreseeable future.
They have been in this business for a very long time, although video cameras, and they became among the early adopters of digital cameras. Add to that their acquisition of Minolta, and their ties with Carl Zeiss.
Their high-end full frame entries are getting rave reviews, and they are well received.
I think what would keep or kill a division (in today's corporate world) is its profitability.
The digital cameras are not far from Sony's or Samsung's main, and versatile, lines of business. Actually I think they are in line with their business, but tough competition is another story.
It'd be sad if Samsung is to abandon this area, especially after they awed many of us with the NX1, which I was seriously considering. I wish they'd make some announcement, one way or the other.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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