sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States MI, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
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Plan? Weird title for profile info. How about you change this title to be 'Interests', or 'About Me', or something along these lines?

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designdef: With Art Directors, Clients and Account Managers thinking they are photographers anyway.. does anyone actually BUY images anymore? Is there somewhere we can see worldwide sales figures of images compared?

Are we a little arrogant here, doubting that typical users here and there can sell their work?

There are millions of very fine quality pictures of Flikr, 500px, as well as many other sites.

Many enthusiasts, who have other real life jobs, take pictures as a hobby, for their own enjoyment, and have been doing it for decades. They do great work, but they have no interest in selling pictures.

The late Ansel Adams would hesitate to make such bragging!

Congratulations on being able to sell your pictures, but a little bit of humility would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

I hope someone will now make an adapter for this camera to use Canon's manual focus FD lenses.
Tons of them out there. It would be well worth making it so the L-line FD can be put to good use. If such an adapter is made, I'd buy this camera without hesitation. I have a huge collection of Canon FD (L) lenses.

Of course Canon won't make adapters for any camera to use FD lenses since they want to sell more EF lenses!

Overall, good job Fuji, but I'm not sure if DPR is biased towards Fuji (for a while now) or if the products are really that good.
I haven't used any of Fuji's recent products (over the past few years), so I can't comment.

It surprises me that some people are almost writing their own evaluation in the comments even though this camera is not on the market yet, and they have never touched it in their hands!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 77th comment | 7 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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intruder61: I'm sure this little beauty will produce that wonderful Sony trademark ORANGE skin.

Good idea, @intruder61.
I'll start mounting orange filters on my glasses when I look at skin images from Sony cameras, like you have done!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Impressive lens speed at the low end, but f3.9 at 120 is not the greatest, at least for me.

I would also pass because there is no built-in view finder.

Try to take a picture on a sunny day, with a foot or two of snow covering the ground, using an LCD screen!
Such circumstances demand a view finder. No I don't want an optional one!
But not everyone uses the camera the same way, or under the same conditions. To each their own.

No doubt that cameras will continue to make strides very quickly, like they have done in the past couple of years, but quicker. Thanks to fierce competition!
So if this one doesn't exactly fit certain needs, another manufacturer will most likely put a better spec'd camera on the market in a year or so.

Canon deserves a credit though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 64th comment

The whole trend is a new form of slavery, and not just by 500px, but any site that charges over 10% to 15% commission.

Just think about it; their cost for storing and selling your images in an automated process (on huge sites like Getty's, Flickr, or 500px) may not exceed pennies, I would think!

Some correction to this trend is badly needed.

Freelance photographers, in particular, should join hands and make their own site, as shareholders, and pocket their fair fees (and not allow the big players to buy the site out).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
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Jim Salvas: Well, I licensed some my photos through Getty on Flickr and that was a worse deal. They sell an image for $800, and I get just $160.

So that is 20%, and they keep 80%.
Even slavery would have been a better deal, I think!!!
Where do I apply for "Slave Photographer Wanted"?

Last spring, it took me 3 trips to a nature area, that is 60 miles away (360 miles total), and, of course, 3 full days (over a period of one week), to produce one single image that I was satisfied with as publication quality!

Do they think we aim at our backyards, from the comfort of our home, and shoot through the kitchen window to make the images we submit?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
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Steve Bingham: What an insult! Another penny stock socking it to the photographer - with free advertising from dpreview! No thanks. In fact, this does not speak well for dpreview. 30%? My gallery gives me 50% on my prints and I get 100% when I market my images. Preparing and uploading images takes time! And they want me to first kick in $250? This really is a sucker deal.

I think you may have misunderstood the $250 (minimum) license fee issue.
My understanding is that there is no fee to pay as a photographer.
It's a fee paid by buyers of images.

If I'm wrong, I hope someone would correct me on this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

He would have been safe if he had sent both images, the original and the altered, and let the agency decide which one to publish.

News organizations, especially in the USA (TV networks, especially), are extremely biased, controlled by wealthy individuals or groups of them.
They twist and publish what is sensational, and what is in line with the political views of the owners of such networks. They heavily influence simple minds.

Their lack of ethics is one of the main reasons I don't watch our network news. I simply have no faith in their reporting or ethics.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Many of the images can't be described by words. Of course there is always room for "critique"; a professional critique, that is, for those who learned it in college.

Incredible captures of the harmony between the children and the animals, staged or not, regardless of post-processing, which, in some cases, may not have been suitable to everyone's taste. But it is her art, and her taste.
If you don't like her art, remember that not everyone likes YOURS either!

For me, many of these images really explain the meaning of "A picture is worth a thousand words"!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 213th comment | 2 replies
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 article (64 comments in total)
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Ralf B: The many times this poll gets re-used redefines "rumination".

Sorry Barney, I have to agree to Ralf, aside from the fact we are asked to compare apples with oranges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

Part 2
So this vote must be taken with a large cube (not just a grain) of salt.

I am not doubting that all these products are wonderful products, but the vote is simply not a valid one, in my humble opinion.

I don't own any of them, and I have no intention of giving up on, or switching what I have. So I can't vote on any.

Maybe, just maybe, if all the products were from the same category (all DSLR's, for example), then the vote might be more meaningful. But for now, it doesn't help me that the EM-1 has more votes than the Sigma lens!

Thank you, and thanks to DPR, keep up the good work, but hire a new statistician :) or stick to technical reviews!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

Part 1
Jyrki,
Unfortunately, my own criteria, as I learned it (learnt?, if you are British) throughout school and engineering college, does not allow me to compare apples and oranges.
How can I compare a Pentax DSLR to a Sigma lens, then vote for the better product!! That's beyond me.

If you do some simple statistics on the votes, you will find the voting has been very much like the screwed-up USA's presidential (and other elected officials) vote. Almost always along the party lines.

I have done my own, first finding the ratios of the owners and comparing them to votes results, then some more, ..., and finally by summing up all Owners, Wants, and Hads.
Amazingly, the votes are very much along the "party" lines!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

Paul,
It's by the criteria of comparing apples and oranges!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
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sh10453: I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

I'm now curious!
How did you know "many of which deliver worse iq than this lens"?
I thought they said the production will be in May of next year, or did I miss something?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
On DSC_0405 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Allison looks awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I didn't know a psychologist can be called a "scientist"!!!

I always learned that science deals with theory and facts; facts that are usually indisputable.
Not sure how much in psychology you could label as indisputable facts, if any.

For someone to take a few students on a field trip, then publish her findings to the world as "science" is perplexing, and amusing to me. That goes a long way to tell me about how psychology professors do their research!

I think she herself needs to see a psychologist, but a good one, if there are any!

Keep on shooting, guys and girls. Twenty years down the road, when you look at your pictures, you'll have a vivid memory of every one of them.

Just my humble opinion, and my 2-cents. You are of course entitled to your own opinion.
For me, this study (if you can call it a study) is ridiculous, and is dismissed.

Alison looks good in the picture :) ... if I recall her name correctly (again, dealing with memory)! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

Actually I am not a racist, and I have quite a number of Russian friends here.
Also, my sister-in-law is Russian.
My first serious camera was Russian, a 35mm Kiev 4, well ..., not exactly Russian, but Soviet era.

All I meant was that photographers who intend to actually use the lens (like those who make their living as photographers) would rather pay their $600 for a "tried and tested" Canon or Nikon lens that is designed to work with their cameras, with all of nowadays built-in automation.

Buyers of this lens will most likely be collectors or people with some extra cash who will buy it for the fun of it.

So the comment was not meant to be offensive to Russians at all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
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sh10453: I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

I don't think it will be mass produced. They are taking orders now for a May 2014 production. That says something about the amount being ordered.
Besides, how many REAL photographers are willing to pay $600 for an 85mm Russian lens?

We'll wait and see if it will be offered on eBay as a used item in a couple of years from now :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 17:36 UTC

I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 17:27 UTC as 42nd comment | 11 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (271 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hey Shawn ... Was nice to see you and the team during the live event ...

Question for you?
What is the difference between the CMOS and the Hybrid CMOS technology?

Thanks.

Thanks for taking the time to reply, Shawn.
Yes my question was meant "as applied to cameras", not from a pure physics point of view.
That part (physics) I do understand, where the Hybrid CMOS is CMOS-SET (Single Electron Transistor), and we are not going there, of course!

Interesting observation of the Panasonic system. I do notice the fast autofocus on my Panasonic, but I have not thought or noticed that it is faster than my Canon 5D, for example.
Of course I am not talking about a scientific experiment that can measure micro and nano seconds. Just my normal use observation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 02:08 UTC
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