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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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Part-2
But after two or three years, the high-end camera reaches a point where it needs to be replaced; or perhaps a new model with compelling new features is launched. and the enthusiast, as well as the working photographer, rush to place their orders!

The same applies to the $800 or $1000 smart phone, and perhaps other devices that use an image sensor. They need to be replaced.
Then the cycle of camera and / or sensor starts swinging up again, and so on.

So the down turn, I believe, is a temporary one

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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robbinsbox: Dpr hires Fox News headline anchor?

Putin would do it more quietly, in a cup of tea

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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papillon_65: Who made the lens? coke?

pepsi

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 15:39 UTC

Next week I should ask the boss for a minimum of 18% raise so I could afford to pay for my Nikon lenses. I probably would get fired.
Wait .. I don't own any Nikon gear, fortunately.
But, generally speaking, I think 18% is too much of an increase.

High end glass by any manufacturer is becoming far from being affordable by the mainstream photography enthusiast.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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sandy b: Inflammatory headline designed to roil the trolls. Most increases are modest. And inline with reasonable increases in any market segment in Japan considerong the distress of the yen and its impact on commodity prices.

Now we know Sandy works for Nikon Marketing department. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:34 UTC

Knowing the fine history of Asahi/Pentax/Ricoh, I'm sure their engineers have done a fine job on this camera.
Unfortunately, the marketing team, as well as the product planning team, are doing a terrible job.
The selection of these images, which are supposed to "awe" and "stun" the potential buyers of this FF camera, perhaps from hundreds, or thousands of test shots, is not a wise selection. Rather, it's a turn off. It immediately makes me say "I waited a year for this???".

As for the product planners, they unwisely waited forever to give the green light for an FF camera. I'm afraid that by the time it hits the market, it would already be obsolete (by comparison to peers).
Maybe concentrating on the Medium Format would make more sense, and would be better investment, especially on finding ways to reduce prices.
Just my 2-cents.
After all, what do I know!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: Dear Olympus,
There are 7 redundant characters in your camera nomenclature, including a space, and they always confuse me, and I can't say the full name of your cameras 3 times without an error!!

Why in the world do you need OM-D E- in every camera's name?
Isn't it a lot easier, more economical, and simpler to just designate the cameras as M5, M10, ..., etc.?

Just think of how many million characters you'd save!!

Now, can I get a free copy of this beautiful camera for my tip?

Putting the name on the front is a free advertisement .. Canicons have done it for decades.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:11 UTC

OMG, I have sinned!!!
I confess that after 35 years of Canon, and over 16 bodies and 60 lenses, I have just purchased a (whispering now) Sony A6000.
Mainly I want to use it with my Canon FD lenses (a large collection of "L" lenses).
Canon forced me to do so, and experienced Canon FD owners understand why.

Richi, what you are saying is simple common sense, which sometimes is not found in a lot of the comments.
Please keep in mind that lots of comments come from people who own cameras, but not necessarily photographers, although some of them think they are!!
Often times a person would generalize instead of saying "for me, it is ...", or something like that. Most experienced photographers don't give any weight to such generalized statements.
Ansel Adams was a great photographer but in MHO if he was from the current generation of photographers, with all the camera advances, I doubt that he would have become that famous. My grandmother takes great pictures nowadays :-) .. even closeups!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 05:02 UTC as 4th comment

Dear Olympus,
There are 7 redundant characters in your camera nomenclature, including a space, and they always confuse me, and I can't say the full name of your cameras 3 times without an error!!

Why in the world do you need OM-D E- in every camera's name?
Isn't it a lot easier, more economical, and simpler to just designate the cameras as M5, M10, ..., etc.?

Just think of how many million characters you'd save!!

Now, can I get a free copy of this beautiful camera for my tip?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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Peiasdf: Another camera without a grip. Anyone know where hipsters keep their fingers when using Leica, Fujifilm and Olympus? No space in their women's jeans.

Did you look at the last picture (the black body at the far right)?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:54 UTC

I'm really disappointed and bummed. Why only $15,000?
If you aim a rare item at Chinese billionaires, you may as well make it worth their while!! 10 times this price would be a minimum starting point so they can have some bragging rights.

What is next? A limited edition Leica with a kangaroo picture to be sold only in Australia for $$10,000? Or maybe one with Donald Trump's picture to be sold in ... ummmm ... not sure in which US state!!! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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sh10453: Nice to see what the tiny Panasonic LF1, in AVCHD, mounted on a drone, can do!
Now I'm ready to buy me a drone for my LF1 and head out west to Yosemite!

Lousy director and producer, teaching bad safety habits, where are the climbers' helmets? :-)

That's if they drop to the ground, which is unlikely, but I'm actually talking about the 10 or 15 feet drops, where the side of their head could get badly banged against the rock .. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:10 UTC

As far as I can see (and I'm viewing the images of a 24" ultra high resolution monitor), the GR II images are far better than the Leica's, and much better resolution, but, as a believer in charity, I should send my money to Leica anyway. :)
Nice job, Ricoh; I really mean it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 16th comment
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)

Nice to see what the tiny Panasonic LF1, in AVCHD, mounted on a drone, can do!
Now I'm ready to buy me a drone for my LF1 and head out west to Yosemite!

Lousy director and producer, teaching bad safety habits, where are the climbers' helmets? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Sounds like it was a dud, and it will now be even a Bigger Dud!

I'm not sure about "Bigger", but it is now "Dudder" ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 comments in total)
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sh10453: I think there are far better choices out there.
Here is a selection of 10 bags of varying sizes and prices. One is even waterproof, crush-proof, stainless steel wheels, ...

http://expertphotography.com/10-seriously-cool-camera-bags/

Thanks for the feedback. I would buy it if I had the need for it, but I have too many bags/backpacks already.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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sh10453: I think it would have been more logical if this WERE an update to the CM1.
Something like this:

20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor
F2.0 aperture (Leica lens)
24-135mm equivalent focal length
ISO 80-25,600
4K-video
Raw capture
3.0MP front camera
5.0-inch 1080p display (or better)
Android 5.x
XXX octa-core processor
4GB RAM
16, 32, 64GB memory options
microSD cards up to 128GB
3200mAh battery

I didn't mean a "constant" aperture.
I don't think the size would be huge at all.
Take a look at the lens on the LF1, which is even 28-200mm, starting at f/2.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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sh10453: Where on earth is Nokia? Brain dead?
They made dreams come true: A 41 mp camera, a GPS, and a phone, all in one handy piece of hardware, and now Panasonic comes with this??
Instead of adding/integrating more functionality they take the phone away now?

My pockets are running out of room.
I thought carrying multiple units was a thing of the past.
This is a step backwards, and, judging by the limited monthly production, Panasonic already has a feeling it won't sell very well. Could it be that they are just testing the market, especially that it is only for Japan?

I think an LF-2 (with some needed improvements) would have been a better idea.
Aside from that, pricing is too optimistic.

@Lan,
Indeed, Nokia did a lot of self-inflicted injury by clinging on to Symbian for too long, even when they were badly bleeding.
My first cell phone was a Nokia (analog), before digital was out in the US), back in 1995!!!

The problem with Windows Phone is the lack of support (3rd party apps, compared with Android), and, incidentally, I refuse to use ANY Apple products .. I even dislike the letter "i". :-)

My plan now is to buy a Nokia 1020, even if I don't activate the phone part of it, just for the camera.
Plenty of lightly used ones out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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