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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On Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' news story (105 comments in total)
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fortwodriver: Did this all happen in New York in the 60s and 70s?

No. The "hipsters" thing started in the early 1990's, and was a big thing in 2010.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 04:24 UTC

I could never trust Adobe, and I don't use their products, mainly due to the outrageous prices.
There are comparable products out there at a small fraction of Adobe prices.

This security issue is nothing new, Adobe has been putting OUR security and privacy at risk for many years with their browser-based Flash Player.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 00:26 UTC as 16th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)

Generally this is a good list. I have all of the above packed, plus a couple more items:

- A graduated ND
- A couple of color filters
- A monopod. Cant trust a mini tripod with a Canon 5D and a 70-200mm L lens
- A small/medium flashlight if needed, or expected to be needed
- A spare camera body (depends on the occasion though)

Some people mentioned a note pad. I thought these have been obsolete for a long time. The cell phone's various writing / recording apps can do that job with ease.
In my case, I rely on OneNote (Windows phone), and I think it's the best little product Microsoft has ever made (shhhhh, don't tell MS, they'd eliminate OneNote if they saw this comment).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 03:59 UTC as 97th comment
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bluehighwayman: The Afghan Girl any American Model would have millions from royalties for a portrait used as much as this photo. It really makes me uncomfortable to know she didn't get a thing when it would have made a difference in her life. Then McCurry went searching for her some twenty years later I guess he had an attack of guilt.

I too have always felt the same way.
I'm hoping that a magazine, or an organization, as reputable as NG would not leave her without rewarding her generously, but not just give her a couple of two tiny payments separated by 20 years!
Let's hear some more about her from NG.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 00:03 UTC
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mausta: It is pretty clear.
IF the Government had purchased the copyright to this sculpture then the artist would not have any claim.
Likewise if someone commissioned an artist (you) to make a work of art, then printed millions of copies of it and made over 17 million dollars, WITHOUT PURCHASING the copyright from you, don't you think they would owe you some of that money?
The reason there is copyright protection is because of instances such as this!
The artist is not to blame, he is exercising his (copy) rights to his original creation. Again if the govt. had purchased these rights from the artist he would not have the copy"RIGHT" anymore!!!! Don't bash the artist, he apparently still holds the copyright.
All of this bitching and moaning about how we can't take pictures of anything because someone else made it is absurd. Copyright law defines what is and what is not protected. If you are profiting from your photography better consult the copyright law or better yet a copyright lawyer.

Exactly.
Clearly (based on the court ruling) the contract with the government kept the copyrights with the artist. So it was for a one-time-use (the memorial display).

If the government reps were smart enough at the time of the contract, they would have insisted on ownership of the copyrights (perhaps for a little more money).
However, some artists / originators of work would not accept contracts that take the copyrights from them.

Now imagine if you took pictures of a wedding, gave the pictures to the bride & groom, and pocketed your fee.
Then the newly weds decide to publish and sell copies of a wedding photography coffee-table book from these images.
Do you think they have the right to do so if the original contract did not explicitly say that the fee includes the transfer of all copyrights to them?

Next time you do a shoot for a fee, make sure you have a clause that says "one-time-use", and designates you as the copyrights owner (unless you were paid for the copyrights).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 21:38 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

Best Buy may not carry the Panasonic line, but the FZ200 can be purchased directly from Panasonic.

They do put it on sale every once in a while (as much as $150 off).
I bought mine directly from Panasonic (2 of them actually), during a sale period, and the price was considerably less than any advertised price at any online retailer.

So watch for their generous sales.
I don't know about the FZ70 (for an experienced photographer), but the FZ200 would certainly please most of us.

Just look at its reviews everywhere, and see how much it has been praised.

I still want a manual focus ring, if Panasonic is listening (of course this doesn't mean to replace auto-focus).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:54 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

If I can ask Panasonic for just ONE wish, then I would ask for zoom and focus rings, or AT LEAST a manual focus ring. Manual focus as it is now (with the switches) is horrible.
I have seen many requests for such a ring on various forums, including here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:40 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

No, please. I love the 600mm on my FZ200 (with the f2.8 all the way from 25-600mm Leica lens).

I am sure there are many who would want it even longer (800mm, 1000mm, etc.), but then you can't have an f2.8 at that focal length (without enlarging the lens diameter considerably, which would make the camera a much bigger and heavier one).

The FZ200 has huge improvements over the FZ50, almost no comparison. I absolutely love mine.

I have purchased a Canon 1.4X video telephoto converter, auto-focus, that mounts on the front of the lens to give me a total zoom of 840mm. But I still find it not enough, especially for birds.

So I'm looking at 2x, 2.2X, 2.5x, 3x, and 3.5x converters, and will be getting one when I find the right quality and price (no cheap Chinese stuff).
I'd need a truck to carry my DSLR if I were to use a 2100mm Canon L lens on it (if it exists)!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:38 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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Don051348: So what can we extrapolate might show up in a future FZ250 now that the FZ70 specs have been released??

My guess:

Same body as FZ70
Obviously an articulated LCD screen.
Of course the higher resolution viewfinder
A leica branded lens
finally a rubberized eyecup.
It's not gonna be weather sealed or magnesium.
It aint gonna have a manual zoom ring.
I cant see them going less than 16meg sensor from a marketing point of view.

My guess is the FZ250 is gonna be geared towards the enthusiast market and higher IQ. So maybe, just maybe it will have somewhat larger sensor and the Leica branded lens will be scaled back to 800 or 900 but continue with the f2.8 constant aprature. I believe there will be an emphasis on reduced noise and higher IQ. You will pay a premium price...

I am really looking forward to a release of this camera. I own an FZ150 (which I love) and a Nikon D5100 ( which I have yet to fully embrace).

I doubt that the f2.8 across the entire zoom range would come with an 800 or 900mm. You'd need a much larger diameter.

I have had the FZ200 for about a year now. I absolutely love the camera. F2.8 at 600mm (or 25mm) is simply awesome.
It performs superbly under low-light conditions.

The 1080 video quality, the high-speed video, and the many other advanced features are great features as well.

I don't carry my full-frame Canon, the bag of L lenses, and the 25-pound tripod around anymore (unless there is a need for that, or if I have to impress someone, or to silence some of the folks who are on their high horses because they think no one else owns a DSLR, and quick to criticize cameras they have never used).

The FZ200 is with me, on a leash, all the time. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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ChristianG: I have to laugh (I shoot a DSLR where it doesn't happen) at a 60x zoom. Personally I think that even shooting at "only" 10x, unassisted by something like a tripod, is sailing very close to the wind.

I have been an SLR and DSLR (including full-frame) user for a few decades (45 years, at least).

I can tell you that if you were using the Panasonic FZ200 (25-600mm, f 2.8 across the entire zoom range), you would not be laughing, even hand-held at 600mm. Rent one and try it.

Your comment sounds a bit insensitive. I wouldn't laugh at others if I were you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 23:34 UTC
On Epic fail? 70-200s of all makes among least reliable lenses news story (151 comments in total)
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historianx: In 30+ years of shooting in all sorts of conditions with Olympus/Zuiko OM and HG/SHG digital lenses never once have I had a failure. Then the digitals do not have that IS bugaboo built into them, to create even more problems. Maybe Canikon should take a lesson from one the world's eminent lensmakers.

You are talking about your own lenses.
I have also shot with all kinds of Canon lenses over the past 45 years and never had a lens failure, or needed service.

It's a completely different story when you talk about rentals, how often they are used / abused, and how people treat a rented lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop news story (327 comments in total)

I certainly hope that opening this shop will not have a big negative impact on reviews, ratings, and judgment.
DPR may say it won't, but I doubt that, especially on the long run.

As for you don't care what camera a person will buy, I say neither would Amazon care as long as the person buys a camera from them.

The same can be said about Adorama, B & H, or any other shop.
All these sites do have reviews.
What is going to make DPR different from these places? The more detailed review?
In my humble opinion, I will have to consider all future reviews as tainted, and take them with a grain of salt.

Bad, bad, bad idea.
Would have been better if DPR decided to sell college sports gear, for example, gold coins, swim-wear, or even canned vegetables. Anything unrelated to photography and the reviews.

Sad announcement, and a sad day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)

The specs list says NO external flash, but the pictures show a hot shoe!
So I think the "No" in the specs is incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 30th comment
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)

Too bad the screen is not articulated, and not of higher resolution.
Of course it makes sense for Panasonic to keep the FZ200, which is selling well, and has been highly rated in the various reviews.

I have had the FZ200 for about 7 months now. I'm extremely pleased with it.
In fact I'm in love with it!
I carry it with me most of the time now (on a leash :) ). It weighs a small fraction of my Canon 5D with the 70-200mm, L, mounted on it. So I rarely carry the 5D now, mostly due to its weight.

I have purchased a Canon (video) 1.4x multiplier/extender that I attach to the FZ200's lens (with a 52-46mm step-down ring).
That gives me 840mm on the FZ200.
It becomes quite a challenge at the full zoom to follow a fast moving object (panning, hand-held). Imagine 1200mm!

This is an awesome zoom range if you are into taking birds pictures.

No doubt this camera will be my Christmas gift to myself! The learning curve should be short (now that I have already been through it on the FZ200).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 31st comment
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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falconeyes: 20-1200 mm F/16-33

and according to optyczne.pl, it isn't even sharper at F/33 than F/47.

Can't see any other application than bright daylight video from a tripod ...

I believe that the f5.9 is the minimum (widest) at the full zoom of 1200mm, but does not mean you can't go to f8 or f11.
Just my guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:18 UTC
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)
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tabloid: Is it a SLR (with mirror going up and down) or is SLR mirror-less (or whatever u want to call it).

Cant seem to find a answer.

Not if you have to have a 60X zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:14 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (352 comments in total)

I add my voice to the 16-35mm wish-list, as will as to the FF version wish-list, even if filter size is to be larger, like 82mm, for example.

Hopefully Sigma is taking notes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 9th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer news story (156 comments in total)

Unfortunately some of us are missing the point entirely.

This is a student doing a project. It's a start for crying out loud.

Who knows, maybe after getting hired by some entity like Canon, and after some years of experience, he may be the inventor of the next generation of digital cameras.

Perhaps he'll be the one to make digital Medium format affordable to the rest of us.

Give him a word of encouragement, if you have EVER encouraged anyone, other than your selfish self!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 13:05 UTC as 9th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer news story (156 comments in total)
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JerryFn: What a contradiction in technology. Super advanced 3D printed produces an obsolete FILM camera. Is this technology trying to invent a solution for something we don't need. Clearly we must add it to the new UK Gove style national curriculum.

@jadedgamer:
I agree that a simpler system can be beneficial sometimes, if not often times!
I still LOVE my Canon T90s (all 3 of them), and the long line of Canon FD lenses that go with them, although I have a 5D and a number of EF, L, lenses (quite heavy).
The biggest disadvantage of film is that you pay for good or bad shots, and of course the limited number of exposures on a 35mm roll.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:59 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer news story (156 comments in total)
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Dennis: I can see someone trying to do this as a fun, geeky exercise. Crowd sourcing ? You can buy a used SLR that's not limited to 1/60s for $20 on eBay. My daughter picked up an Olympus SLR with a 50/1.8 lens for me at a yard sale for $5. Using this amazing new technology to recreate inferior versions of things that we have in (over)abundance seems like a waste of time, technology and natural resources.

I think you have missed the point entirely, Dennis.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:50 UTC
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