sh10453

sh10453

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

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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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
On Lomography offers pre-order package for Petzval SLR lens news story (169 comments in total)
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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 news story (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
On Lomography offers pre-order package for Petzval SLR lens news story (169 comments in total)
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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
On Lomography offers pre-order package for Petzval SLR lens news story (169 comments in total)
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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
On Lomography offers pre-order package for Petzval SLR lens news story (169 comments in total)

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 (269 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
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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cam2013: Canon is making people fool for using same sensor year after year after year and then gives name from t2i to future t36i.the only change is name and the only unchanged part is sesnor.same is true for power shot s95 to powershot s120.no change in sensor.nice way to fool people by selling same crap over and over with high price.

OK, we got the idea.
Which one do you work for? Nikon, Sony, Pentax, or Olympus?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 00:10 UTC
On Jumping Spider on Fall Foliage in the My best picture this week challenge (21 comments in total)

Ruth, I trust your word, but a spider is a spider for me :)

Congrat's Mick!
Who said you need an SLR to make a great photo!!!
I have the FZ200 (aside from my Canon full frame SLR), and I really like the camera.
Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 03:54 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On TIME's top photos of the year news story (153 comments in total)

Their title of "top 10 pictures of 2013" is flawed to begin with, IMHO.
What would make some sense is to have some categories, and then select the top 10 of each category.

I looked at a few, and it was hard to continue.
One thing I can't really understand is how #7 (swimmer) made it to the top 10.
A 10 years old child could have snapped that shot with a point-n-shoot camera.

Sometimes I wonder if the selection panel (or some members) know a particular photographer (friend, relative, etc.), and squeeze one of his/her picture in the so-called top 10.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 03:45 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

A camera with 2013 components, and an 1836 performance. That's what the model name seems to mean to me!
3.8 sec startup time? Is it a diesel engine? 0.5 sec shutter lag? 10 bit ADC? 1 frame/sec? .... These are specs listed by Adorama.
What a shame!

Is it lack of engineering capability or a budget squeezed by clueless bean counters?
Do these people actually have a REAL marketing department that knows what is happening in the camera world?

There "WAS" a lot of potential for this camera if they put some teeth in it, and if they didn't design it as a copy of one of the most recognizable cameras of its class on the market.
Let an intern student do the styling for crying out loud!

Again, what a shame! A penny-wise, and a dollar-fool.

Now with such specs, why would Nikon bother to sue them? They should have left them sell it (if they could) and enjoy the jokes about it!

OK, I feel better now. I'd feel even better if fellow photographers blast that marketing department even more! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 02:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On Coming soon, DPReview LIVE! news story (143 comments in total)

Let's hope and pray that Panasonic would learn a lesson from Fuji, and issue a firmware update for the FZ200.

Two major issues are accepting 64GB SDHC cards (not SDXC) with newer format (eX?), just like Samsung products accept such cards, and improve the very frustrating, very poor control of the manual focus.

If that doesn't happen, I promise that this will be my last Panasonic camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 03:18 UTC as 14th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? news story (259 comments in total)

It sounds like Canon is planning to release a pro series camera in white color.
Perhaps to match the white (cream) color L line of lenses?

Since the release is in November, my guess is that DPR already has a copy for "first impression" and sample photos, and they probably are laughing at all our blabbing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Review preview (7 comments in total)
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KariIceland: I wish you guys would do a new comparison with the 5D, would love to see it vs the newer dslr's

I love my 5D.
Using the 5D with quality Canon L lenses produces images that I do not see a difference between them and those taken by a newer camera (5D II, 5D III).

If video is not needed or required, then finding a clean 5D would be prudent.
Some very well kept, used lightly by some hobbyists can be found at around a $1,000 or less.

I have no immediate plans to shell out $3,000 or more for a newer model that is not going to give me much over the 5D, in terms of image quality.

But for commercial photographers, that's a different situation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:03 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras news story (37 comments in total)

All the details ....

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/pressrelease/gm1_fs12032/

and a 30-minute review here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkI8psIh4U

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 15:30 UTC as 9th comment
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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SteB: There are 3 main groups of travellers in the UK. Gypsies are not a thing of the past, but strictly speaking they aren't gypsies.

1) Romanies. These are what have been referred to as gypsies. It used to be a derogatory name, but now it seems they use the name themselves.

2) Irish Travellers.

3) New Age travellers.

The first 2 are distinct ethnic groups. Whereas the latter is a lifestyle choice i.e. most were not born to families that lived like that. The photographs appear to be of new age travellers, which is presumably why it's called the new gypsies.

I agree with you on the suggestion that they belong to group # 3..
The first 3 pictures, in particular, do not look like gypsies in any way.
You probably have read about the young blond girl that was found with a gypsy family in Greece recently, and was taken from them because her DNA did not match the "parents'" DNA, and she did not look like any of them. It has been presumed that she was stolen.

Another gypsy girl all over the news is the Paris gypsy girl (and her family).

Gypsies behavior varies from region to region, and in some regions it is not tolerable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 04:53 UTC
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