sean lancaster

sean lancaster

Lives in United States MI, United States
Joined on Apr 29, 2004

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On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (132 comments in total)

"The E-mount that could do that would be a little different than the E-mount that we know today. But it is possible. Much of the lens geometry you see in the RX1 is what it would take to realize that design."
So, lenses that recess well into the body to work on a full frame sensor are what we have with the 1 lens on the RX1. If they are thinking that they can build a FF NEX, for example, and have a new line of recessed lenses, I hope they realize that building it in a way that doesn't allow legacy glass will probably kill most of the excitement people will have for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 21:23 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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Dailypix: I am not sure how to post an image. I used to post the url to the jpg but now the image does not show, just the link. What am I doing wrong?

There is a button you can click in above the text entry box that allows you to just post the URL to the image that is hosted elsewhere. It works just swell. I like it better because some people used to post full sized images previously and they'd show up full sized; now they are resized and users have the option to view the full size if they want it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 17:34 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Also, if I link to the full size version of an image on Flickr then the EXIF data gets displayed. If I link to an individual sized version (e.g., width 1024) then the EXIF data is not displayed in the thread on the image. If this is an error from Flickr then that's probably that, but if if it's something easily fixed then that would be appreciated. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 16:10 UTC as 91st comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

You probably know of some of these issue I am reporting, but on the "recent forum activity" (e.g., pressing M on a forum) menu, I appreciate that you added a column for the forum. Unfortunately, clicking on the link to the forum or the link to the last post both result in a page not found error.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 16:07 UTC as 92nd comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Where's the "My threads" link for each particular user. Is it gone?

PK

I think you can just hit the M key when viewing a forum topic, for example. Try it.

EDIT: Doh, that just shows your forum activity. Ah well -- I like that better. ;~)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:50 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

The "Recent Forum Activity" quick link in our profile menu on every page over on the right (avatar and name) provides a listing of all of my forum comments, but gone is the column that shows which forums the comment is posted in. I'd like to have that added back instead of just generically showing the comment thread titles. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 219th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

When viewing in Flat Mode, I wish the space between posts wasn't so great. That's the only big thing I'd like to see tweaked at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:30 UTC as 290th comment

From my experience on another forum, user rankings get abused. For example, if a person is reasonable and uses a Nikon but participates in a discussion on the Canon forum discussing the differences between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D600 then the Nikon user might contribute very factual information, yet this person will inevitably lose points by partisan participants who do not want to see negative information about their camera being mentioned.

Or, on my NEX forum, there are many discussions about the value of the touch screen on the 5N versus the lack of a touch screen on the NEX-7. People feel very strongly about it so I know, just as happens in political discussions on my other forum, that people rate down users who they disagree with even if the user is being very civil and contributing in a worthwhile manner. I would hate to see people who are valuable contributors being made to look like a troll just because they converse with people not wanting that information.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 01:29 UTC as 284th comment | 2 replies

give me much more customization already!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 01:51 UTC as 92nd comment

Each shot makes me think about the event the person is competing in and shows some of the character of the participant. Nicely captured set.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:24 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

Odd that pricing hasn't been announced when I was able to pre-order this lens on Amazon.com last week for my NEX at $399.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:30 UTC as 19th comment
On Milano JULY 09 - 033 in the I'm Looking Through You challenge (1 comment in total)

There must be something wrong with the voting system when the winning entry is only a 3.1 out of 5.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 15:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (162 comments in total)

I used to be a purist about photography and post processing. But then I realized that the bokeh that a really nice Zeiss or Leica lens provides is actually artificial compared to what my eyes are really seeing. We see the dog and the background. Just because I buy a nice full frame camera and fast lens doesn't mean that I am now doing something authentic; rather, I am manipulating tools to give me a pleasant artificial look. Why not allow post processing if it can do the same trick? That being said, I prefer the nice equipment over the time spent post processing to get this effect.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 23:43 UTC as 12th comment
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SigmaDelta10: Sony boys and girls: the NEX 7 is nice. Yes, really.
BUT... lenses should be black. They shouldn't look like perfume bottles.
The NEX 7 is black. The cheap 18-55 is black.
Black is beautiful.
Give us black lenses.

I am just an amateur who understands exposure and I am learning composition and lighting to go with the technical stuff I've learned about photography. I also prefer silver lenses to go with my silver 5N. If silver is perfume bottles then I look goofy to you, but I like the look, so there's that. On the other hand, I don't care how I look and often put an ugly black Canon FDn 50/1.4 lens on my silver 5N. No big deal to me . . . it's the results I am after; not looking good taking the shots.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 02:43 UTC
On Sigma 30mm f/2.8 on the NEX-7. article (19 comments in total)
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cptrios: Thanks! I've been waiting for this for ages now, and these results have me excited. Any idea when the 19mm might pop up?

The kit wide open corners doesn't look very good to me. Thanks for sharing these.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 13:52 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (81 comments in total)
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Jonathan Wilson: Hopefully it will be easier to access highest res images (at moment can be quite a few clicks). Ok I admit I like to pixel peep sometimes.

Not from the photostream. You have to first click the image to get the medium sized view and then you can right click to get the contextual menu that has original as an option. That's still a bit clunky.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 13:12 UTC
On A family that skis together . . . in the Cross-country skiing challenge (1 comment in total)

For my top 10 finish I'd just like to thank the Academy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 01:53 UTC as 1st comment
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maboleth: I can't stand FB's way of showing the images. LOUSY and drastic compression, reslizing the images for 1px so nothing is as sharp as it should be, etc.

So I ended up uploading 800px photographs to FB. They look good now but sometimes they suffer terrible compression. I don't know the reason why.

So, no, I think FB's image handling is horrible. Better than it used to be, but FAR from good. And I'm not a fan of their new lateral comments. It ruins the feeling of a photo. The first thing you see is not an image but comments, sponsors and likes. I guess that's what they wanted.

Lower quality is why I never understood the popularity of Instagram. Then again, the masses aren't serious about photography as much as they're serious about just having fun. Ah well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 13:31 UTC
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javieralcivar: The post should be how many people will actually see your photos in Facebook vs Google+

Fb is fun to share my images with more people if that's my sole purpose, but Flickr and/or G+ are better for actually storing and backing up photos. Flickr and/or G+ are much better if you're even remotely serious about photography and viewing and critiquing photos or sharing images with people who shoot photos for quality. I am heavily invested into Flickr and I've love to switch to G+, but moving is really, really tough. Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 13:28 UTC
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limlh: Personally, I think Sony made the mistake of using aps-c size sensor in a small body, then having to compromise with out of proportion to body size, lower edge sharpness and slower lens.

Sigma has a very small 30/2.8 lens coming out in e-mount for the NEX (also a small 19). Small lenses can happen for the APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:34 UTC
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