sh10453

sh10453

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

My large collection of Canon FD lenses is back to life. Thanks to mirrorless cameras and adapters. I particularly love the FD 35-105mm w/macro, f/3.5, which is well known for its clarity and sharpness, and the FD 50mm, 1.2, L.

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It's a good start. I like the concept as well.
AI, in general, has come a long way, and it is making news in many different areas; it even correctly predicted the recent Derby winner.

I think the company would learn volumes if they'd put the program in the hands of beta testers (photographers) for a while.
They'd receive tons of most valuable feedback, and, of course, lots of the usual bitching.
On the other hand, I don't think anything can replace the judgment of the human in this particular area (photo selection), at least.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 11:35 UTC as 16th comment
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)

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By the way,
I like the addition of the new buttons to the comments.
Thanks for the improvement.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)

Hey guys,
I admire the good work you do, and enjoy reading your reports and reviews daily, but is it fair, or does it make any sense to you to compare / lump a $500 camera (street price) with a $5000 one?

On the other hand, it makes sense if the "hidden" intention is to show that the $500 cameras compare favorably (in terms of results and IQ) with those of the $multi-thousand, overpriced ones.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 12th comment
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: Hang on it is like 1983 or something maybe I need to buy a Canon T70 and feel the power of computerised auto.

I never had an issue with the rewinder on the T70.
I also have 2 A-1, 3 T-90, and a number of other Canon, Minolta, Pentax, ..., etc.
The T-90 was built like a tank, and was ahead of its time.
I even still have my Kiev-4 (since brand new) that has an incredibly sharp lens (a 50mm f/2 Russian copy of a Zeiss). I loved the photo cell (light meter) on the Kiev-4 back when I was using it in the 80s during college days. It took the guess work out.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 21:21 UTC

Good to see Brian. One of my all-time favorite bands.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 11:48 UTC as 9th comment

Or you can make your own for about a couple of dollars!!!
http://makezine.com/2013/06/10/diy-hacks-how-tos-make-your-own-stereoscopic-viewer/

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 10th comment
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Pitchertaker: Guaranteed to blow your mind..

A great tune, now that you have mentioned it :)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: Hang on it is like 1983 or something maybe I need to buy a Canon T70 and feel the power of computerised auto.

Yes, 1984 is the correct year :)
I still have 2 of them!!!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 11:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

No matter how old men get, they'll always look like kids in toy stores in such situations!!! Very clearly the men looked like enjoying the experience, especially BB. :)
Nice video. Educational (kayak building), as well as the 80D capability.
I also viewed the Rebel 6i in Barrow, Alaska that BB put a link to in the comments (to the first time), and learned from that video as well.
Before the video, I didn't think or imagine that some humans actually *lived* in Barrow.
War zones aside, I think living in Barrow is as harsh a living as it gets.
Cold is one of my worst enemies. So I don't think I'd ever be interested in visiting Barrow, even in the summer months. So this video is really appreciated. It documents life in a region that many, or most, of us will never visit in person.
Thanks Kiliii, Mr. Fish, and DPR.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 21:04 UTC as 106th comment
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sh10453: Excessively overpriced.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of military grade jackets similar to this one, probably even more resistant to water, on eBay for $50 to $70.
Columbia Gear makes rugged, waterproof jackets too for around $50.

Sample:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-65-Storm-Jacket-M65-Field-Coat-Waterproof-/231050181907?var=&hash=item35cba9fd13:m:mPE9E1SfXxbYAIwjWTqhJBg

Sorry, I do not know. You'd have to ask the seller or manufacturer. There are too many models with different shells and fillings to chose from.

Try http://www.columbia.com/

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (48 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I actually used to follow him on Google Plus and YouTube, but he and too many other photographers began to get on my nerves with the overly philosophical/deep thoughts ramblings about photography and what it means. I don't need to find myself in photography. I already know who I am. For me, photography is a nice relaxation and escape from my daily technical job. Same goes for my gardening hobby. These days, you see people on the social media and photography sharing sites posting photos with some deep/philosophical comments to go along with it...as if they just discovered the meaning of life in the photo they posted and we're all supposed to stop and have those deep, deep thoughts about it and be in awe of how enlightening it was. Really, people...stop trying to be a philosopher and stick to trying to make better photos. It's pretty simple.

@D200
Yes, I generally agree. Too much philosophy in such cases is a big turn off for me as well.

I also agree on the politicians and dictators part.

Well said.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 14:43 UTC

Excessively overpriced.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of military grade jackets similar to this one, probably even more resistant to water, on eBay for $50 to $70.
Columbia Gear makes rugged, waterproof jackets too for around $50.

Sample:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-65-Storm-Jacket-M65-Field-Coat-Waterproof-/231050181907?var=&hash=item35cba9fd13:m:mPE9E1SfXxbYAIwjWTqhJBg

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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winparkman: It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

Thanks for your input, Mr. Bond :)
Actually I have used both, extensively.
Of course I disagree on the "light years" thingy. They both got layers about the same time.
But regardless, it boils down to preference. I happen to prefer PSP, and to dislike "monopolies".
From its early versions, it had almost everything I needed, and Adobe's PS filters are compatible with PSP.
It got all I need, raster & vector graphics, layers, masks, countless filters, infinite undoes, ..., etc.
Usually my post processing is very minimal. Once in a while I find myself needing to work on a tough image extensively, but that is rare.
Besides, Corel has been appreciative of me being a long-term customer (since JASC days, early 90s), and they send me generous offers.
Last offer was not too long ago to upgrade from PSP X6 to PSP X8 Ultimate (which includes AfterShot, and a long list of other filters and extras, inc. the NIK filters before they became free) for just $9.99.
How could I turn that down!!!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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winparkman: It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

To each their own, but I have used PaintShop pro since the early 1990s, long before Corel acquired it from JASC, and now on version X8 Ultimate.
I'm very happy with PSP, and would take it anytime over Adobe's products, which, I believe, are excessively overrated and overpriced.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 15:03 UTC

I was working with AfterShot 2.4 this morning.
Upon exiting the program, a pop-up message from Corel offered an upgrade to 3.0 for $44.99.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 16th comment
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Gnasher81: Looks nice, but still no support for either the Pentax K-3II or the Ricoh GRII. I guess that saves me some money.

Pentax K3 II has been supported since version 2.4

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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Novatos: MAC Version, at last?
I contacted Corel regarding a Mac version of their Paint Shop Pro, was told they only make Windows version.

I like to test their trial version.

No they do not. They never had a PaintShop Pro version for any system other than Windows.

You are confusing PSP with AfterShot

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:14 UTC

Bringing 600mm to pocket size cameras is great, but such a long focal length (handheld) would be quite a challenge without a viewfinder.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 13th comment

Very surprised at the disappointing amount of noise in bright sunlight conditions at ISO 100 and 40mm equiv. (looking at the 4th, full size, 1:1, image of the female hiker on top of Mount Teneriffe; arms and legs).

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:53 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies

Thank you Chris!

Although I appreciate Chris's effort, and the sharing of his technique, and with all due respect, I don't see the value in this method.

Actually I like the "No Orton Applied" image (here) much better.
Before I commented here, I tried it on a few images (using PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate, which has all the exact functions in the article), and in every case I liked the images without the Orton layer applied.

However, and as always, to each their own.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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