sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States 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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Baron Sekiya: Canon has bought sensors from Sony in the past, and possibly present, for their compact cameras. My PowerShot had the recalled Sony sensor and had to be sent in to be fixed.

Canon has had a history of not be consistent across their lense line with quality. I've seen kit lenses what output garbage images with how soft they were and I owned their orginal EF 16-35/2.8L that was terrible. If they're going to put their name on a product it should produce quality images.

As for dSLR bodies Canon doesn't do a good job of listening to the American pro photo market and catering to their needs. They may listen to their own countrymen/women photographers in Japan but they are a go super slow company. I'd like to see mirrorless 7DMkII level dSLRs and higher that can shoot with minimal noise and higher flash sync speeds.

They also need to help with the legislation to get the EU to remove the videocamera tariff so dSLRs can shoot longer than 30 minutes continuous video.

@Baron,
I am only going to comment on the 16-35 mm, f/2.8 L because I happen to own one, so it is not speculation.
The lens has given me stunning images at all times.
So I totally disagree with you on the generalization about this lens, although it might be possible that you were unlucky with your particular copy of the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
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sh10453: Serious Canon camera owners obviously have invested large sums of money in Canon lenses, especially the L-line. The ability to use these lenses with this camera is crucial.

It may be a good idea if Canon simply include the adapter as a part of this camera's package, without adding significantly to the price. Better yet, include it free, seriously.

Canon has traditionally sold similar adapters (if we could find them), at ridiculously high prices.

@SFXR I'm thinking they probably don't want to compete with their own bread & butter (the DSLR line) for as long as they can.

Eventually, competition will force them to throw their hat in the ring & get serious about 4/3s, or get out of it and concentrate on what they do best.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:32 UTC

Keep in mind you have to pay a fee to enter this competition!

10 UK pounds for 4 images, or 25 UKP for 6 images in a "portfolio".
I'd think this is a highly profitable business, and that makes the whole competition at least questionable, IMHO.

I think most real photographers would find that none of these images would stand a chance in a "real" competition.

Entry fees change everything, and I understand this is not the only fee-based competition.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

I'm a little baffled at image 11.

It's clear that this is a flash image (of the lion(s).
That is fine, but how did the stars appear in the background of this image, at such a relatively fast shutter speed?

Capturing stars would require a long exposure.
Is this an image with multiple layers (from multiple exposures?
..
Aside from that, elaborate, impressive, and very expensive gear.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: Serious Canon camera owners obviously have invested large sums of money in Canon lenses, especially the L-line. The ability to use these lenses with this camera is crucial.

It may be a good idea if Canon simply include the adapter as a part of this camera's package, without adding significantly to the price. Better yet, include it free, seriously.

Canon has traditionally sold similar adapters (if we could find them), at ridiculously high prices.

@SFXR Why not?
If Canon camera owners already have these high-end lenses (which was what I originally talking about), why not have the ability to use them?
On an outing, an M3 could go in the bag as a back-up camera, without the need to have an additional load of "NATIVE" lenses.

But native lenses would be good for someone who doesn't already have a stash of EF lenses, obviously.

@AbrasiveReducer: Isn't the SL1 a totally different camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 00:21 UTC

Serious Canon camera owners obviously have invested large sums of money in Canon lenses, especially the L-line. The ability to use these lenses with this camera is crucial.

It may be a good idea if Canon simply include the adapter as a part of this camera's package, without adding significantly to the price. Better yet, include it free, seriously.

Canon has traditionally sold similar adapters (if we could find them), at ridiculously high prices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 152nd comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2342 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Ok so 50 MP is cool for some but way over kill for most. It just seems that Canon and Nikon are still in the megapixel wars when other companies such as Olympus and Sony are innovating and producing new cameras chocked full of technologies most of us really want and need. The two big boys at the top are living in yesterdays reality building boring plastic bubble cameras.

All of the players seem to be stuck in the gimmicky megapixel race, which we had hoped (from long time ago) would go away.

A full frame camera keeps growing its megapixel count like a plant, a flower, producing millions of seeds.

The original full frame 5D was 12 megapixels, and that kept growing with the 5D II and III, until we got to this 50 megapixels, with the same sensor size. Must be pure pressure from their marketing department.

Canon here is only an example, but all manufacturers still think the digital photographer is still as naive about camera technology as he/she was in the late 1990s.

It's really time to stop this ridiculous race, and to resist marketing departments unwise pressures.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2342 comments in total)
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webrunner5: These stupid cameras will not even Shoot 4k, let alone 8k. Total fail on their part.

It's clearly stated that this camera is not for video photographers. Its target is a different audience.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2342 comments in total)
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OortCloud: This is ridiculous. Why would anyone but billboard photogs need this resolution?I'm not about to start shooting my weddings with a tripod or print wall murals for my brides. Where's the 5D Mark IV?

This resolution becomes of an incredible help and advantage when you need to blow up a small section (a crop) of a frame, and still maintain good resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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wildkat2: As a Pentaxian with no FF body to choose, this is a very interesting article. I had no idea that Canon crippled their APS-C lenses. Im glad Pentax doesnt. Im even more glad that a significant number of Pentax "APS-C" lenses are actually quite capable Full Frame glass. Some day…..

Like others I very much enjoy the smaller size and greater reach of APS-C. When I was shooting film I lusted after telephoto lengths and never imagined I should afford a fast zoom that went to 300mm (70-200 f/2.8).

I disagree on the assessment of a 24-70 being "odd" - 35-105 is a range I shoot in all the time. It works great for both street and portrait.

Bottom line, there is no "bad" in the equation, just different. ASP-C is amazing. So is FF. At the end of the day, its the person holding the camera that matters most.

Thanks to all of you and to your kind replies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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wildkat2: As a Pentaxian with no FF body to choose, this is a very interesting article. I had no idea that Canon crippled their APS-C lenses. Im glad Pentax doesnt. Im even more glad that a significant number of Pentax "APS-C" lenses are actually quite capable Full Frame glass. Some day…..

Like others I very much enjoy the smaller size and greater reach of APS-C. When I was shooting film I lusted after telephoto lengths and never imagined I should afford a fast zoom that went to 300mm (70-200 f/2.8).

I disagree on the assessment of a 24-70 being "odd" - 35-105 is a range I shoot in all the time. It works great for both street and portrait.

Bottom line, there is no "bad" in the equation, just different. ASP-C is amazing. So is FF. At the end of the day, its the person holding the camera that matters most.

@wildkat2
Canon has made a reputation of screwing their customers.
This is not the first time they do it.
When the new autofocus EOS system came out (EF lenses), their new EOS cameras were (and still are) incompatible with Canon's long line of FD lenses.
I personally had spent a fortune on a very large number of their top of the line "L" FD lenses, which I really loved, to find them suddenly obsolete.
Not only the lenses, but the flash guns are not compatible, the bellows are not compatible, ..., etc.

I really hated what Canon had done, especially that I was a Canon user (and a fan) for more than 20 years, and had owned no less than a dozen of their high end film cameras back then.

Whatever excuses Canon had come up with are just BS, as far as I am concerned. It's just greed, just to sell newer lenses, plain and simple.

We live and learn, and we dump manufacturers the same way they dump us. It's only fair.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)

Since the article's title starts with the word "Opinion", then I don't think we should label it as BS. The author is entitled to his opinion, just like everyone else is. However, we are also entitled to agree or disagree.

There are some valid points in this "Opinion", but I respectfully disagree with many arguments, and no need to repeat what other readers have already pointed out.
Just one "personal" example: My investment in top quality FF lenses, prior to switching to an FF camera, proved to have been a wise investment when I made the switch.
Richard must have been under the influence when he wrote this "Opinion". It seems to me that parts of the article are not even coherent!!!
Cheers!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 268th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1896 comments in total)
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Vikram Jit Pal: Just bought the hottest camera in the world D750. It can talk to my phone via inbuilt Wifi, Great!! But why do I have to buy an additional GPS accessory when the same data is available in my phone and can be transferred to the camera if the manufactures try.

Because they want you to pay an arm and a leg for their GPS unit, Nikon price

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Review preview (14 comments in total)
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SculptedPhotography: The 5D was and is my first digital camera. It has served me with spectacular results. It's main minus for me has been its inability to use the higher ISO's, as anything higher than 200 produces visible grain in images that I print very large on my epson 24" printer. I almost always shoot with a monopod to assure the results.
Technology has changed and improved and I am searching for a replacement. I am invested in excellent Canon lenses and want to stay with Canon. I also want a camera that is not as heavy as my 5D (I am old and am fatigued by the weight of the 5D which I affectionately call "my brick".) Price is an issue too.
Still casting about trying to find a replacement.

Since you have invested in Canon lenses, I think the Canon 6D is what you are looking for, if you are still looking.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 05:19 UTC

I do not believe for a split second that these pictures are "selfies" taken by a wild monkey.

Of course I don't believe that this wild animal is suddenly becoming a technical guru, capable of operating a modern-day camera, and becoming a challenger to Ansel Adams.

Mr. Slater brings his reputation 100 meters below ground level with such a ridiculous story.
It's amazing to see so many naive folks who actually believed this BS!

As for the copyrights, and since Slater had brought it onto himself, the copyrights belong to the monkey, the wild animal monkey, that is!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:23 UTC as 167th comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Big camera: 17% wider and 9% taller than a Canon SL1 /100D DSLR.

But you you forgot to add a 400mm lens to the SL1 (let alone the entire range of the FZ1000's lens)!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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johnsaxon: I've been shooting with a Canon S90 (earlier version of S120) for many years. This camera fits very easily in the front pocket of my jeans or shorts and it's small and light enough that I don't even realize that it's there. The lens doesn't stick out much and the corners are rounded so it's very easy to slip in and out of the pocket. You just can't beat this camera for portability. It takes great sharp pictures and focuses close at all focal lengths. I think the RX-100 is too chunky to be carried constantly in my pocket, so the extra pixels don't really matter to me. I can just shoot with my Canon 5D if I'm needing a large file.

I just bought the LF1 yesterday, to add to my large collection.
I like it a lot. Image quality is very pleasing. WiFi is very convenient. I like the ring as well.

I'm impressed with Panasonic products (I have 2 FZ-200 also).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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JJLMD: You're fixation with clicking dials cost me money. I've been using the RX100 and RX100m2 with astonishing results. Both my brother and brother-in-law bought one when they saw the IQ coming out of something they can stuff in their pockets. Because of your persistent criticism of the RX100s as uninvolving, I bought the Olympus XZ-2. Yes, it has clicking dials and the colors were nice but the noise, limited dynamic range, and inferior resolution compelled me to sell it after one outing. Oh, and it's about as big as my RX1R.

With that experience, to see you dwell again on this issue strikes me as petty. The RX100s produce class-leading IQ, are built well, are snappy performers, and allow a lot of creative control even for experienced photographers.

Good job Richard!
Pointing out the weaknesses is as important as pointing out the strengths, fixation or not.
Much appreciated, and very helpful.

With nearly a dozen pocket cameras in my collection, I'm not in a rush.
I'll wait for some competitive products that are coming out soon, especially from Panasonic.

Keep up the good and honest work!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Thanks for this good report that pointed out the strengths and the weaknesses of this camera.
I don't agree with some voices that very much wanted to suppress pointing out any weaknesses simply because they owned one or another version of the RX-100.
This report helped me decide to wait for other competitive products that should be coming out soon.

Without pointing out the weaknesses, products don't get improved.

Now only if you guys get on Panasonic's tail and let them issue a firmware update for the FZ-200!!! It's long overdue!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 106th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

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Just my humble opinion. Fanatics (with money burning holes in their pockets) please hold your horses!

I think Leica has no idea what direction to take. Leica needs to get rid of its marketing staff, or at least the top figures in that department.

This company used to be (long, long, long time ago) a photographer's company, and it needs to get back to be a photographer's company.

Nowadays it is targeting the wealthy who hardly knows how to take pictures, but buys the camera for bragging rights, and to keep up with the Jonses!

$8,000 for the M-Monochrome? Is that really targeted at photographers, enthusiasts, or journalists? ... Sorry, I forgot to add the 10% local taxes, but it is simple to calculate!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 1st comment
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