SirSeth

SirSeth

Lives in United States Hagerstown, United States
Works as a Teacher
Has a website at wallygoots.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

My plan is to ever improve my trade, my hobbies, and my relationships with family, friends, and my God. My trade is teaching Math and Computers. My primary hobbies are lutherie (guitar building) and photography. My God is slow to anger and abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us for our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. If you have questions or gripes about my God, I always enjoy talking with someone who is a seeker. Rock throwers are rarely convinced of anything spiritual and I can respect their desire to believe differently than myself.

Comments

Total: 447, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

Fujica: Another Vivian Maier?
At least another person leaving a lot of roll film on the shelves until he dies. Hope they get all the film processed.

Watching the promo video made it more clear that Levi considers every undeveloped roll of film a treasure even if it doesn't have artistic merit. That someone clicked the shutter without ever bringing the images to light is enough reason to "rescue" the images. I don't totally disagree, especially in this case where the photographer seemed so intent on packaging and cataloging the film the way he did. It doesn't have to be a Vivian to merit spending the time and money to see why the photographer did this and what is on there. Historical significance of 1200 rolls of images from the 50s is news enough without it being Vivian Meier quality art.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
In reply to:

Fujica: Another Vivian Maier?
At least another person leaving a lot of roll film on the shelves until he dies. Hope they get all the film processed.

It's easy to imagine brilliance and eccentricity leading to unseen glories on any roll of "lost" film. I doubt this is a repeat. Eccentricity is much more common than brilliance--but it's the rare Vivian that stirs our curiosity and makes us want to peak.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
In reply to:

EcoR1: Aarrg. Read some commments below and I'm just astonished by the ignorance of some people. This Panasonic lens will gather as much light as any f2.8 full frame lens when mounted on the full frame camera. There is no debate. There is no "other" truth. If you think otherwise you are wrong, and that's it . If you wan't to consider the possible size/weight benefits for any full frame lens, the only comparison must be made for the 24mm f2.8 lens. That's it people.

Insistent language doesn't make one more right.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jonathan F/2: How the heck does the A7R II wins this round? It doesn't even have dual card slots. Lenses cost an arm and a leg and battery power sucks compared to a traditional DSLR. I don't think DPReview thinks about the practical aspects of what a semi-pro body should be capable of.

It is evident that DPReview thinks a whole lot about what the capabilities of a semi-pro body should be. They just disagree with you; which is alright. Isn't that why they use the category title "semi-pro"? So those who are kvetching about torrential sealing, or 2000 battery life, or dual card slots... well just read with comprehension and understand why the D5 and ilk are not in this roundup.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
In reply to:

Azathothh: OMG the Sony can autofocus 3rd party lenses!! And incredible AF precision and speed? lolz

They don't mean third party lenses like Sigma, they mean you can put Canon EF lenses on a Sony now and retain auto-focus. This is an industry first. Also, the AF hit rates were across multiple shoots so nitpickers would have something else to go off of than an assumption that the camera can only perform in "ideal circumstances." So yeah, lolz.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

mastermoose: After reading this article I can now see why the Samsung NX1 was such an amazing cost effective and versatile camera. Such a shame it was not taken seriously!!!

That is the way forward for NX--to be bought out by someone. Like Konica bought Minolta and Sony bought KM. Of course it would change things significantly and there is no guarantee that they would keep the NX lens mount, but if Nikon bought them out and didn't hold back to protect their FF offerings I could see the D8000 or D500ii being mirrorless and I think that would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

mastermoose: After reading this article I can now see why the Samsung NX1 was such an amazing cost effective and versatile camera. Such a shame it was not taken seriously!!!

Yeah, the Samsung NX is in a class of it's own--a really spectacular camera that was killed by it's own creator. The problem with this is so obvious that even it's merits don't save it as a contender on this list.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:51 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

Favorable Exponynt: Plenty of offerings below that price that are better suitable for most, but good to see dslr trumps mirrorless :p

To misquote branden10000, "cameras are not yet there as a complete package and most cameras today are a compromise in some way or another" It's why I am lucky to own a mirrorless and DSLR systems--both are a compromise in some way or another.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (219 comments in total)

Oh for a tilt shift lens! This is what they are for and no worries about cloning out motion blur or matching exposures. Of course it's an investment, but so is Photoshop and the equipment used in the tutorial. Of course knowing how to do this is a fun skill to pick up and I'm also in favor of stacking apps like Zerene Stacker and in camera Apps like Olympus has been developing. But Sony should make an E-mount tilt-shift.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 56th comment | 7 replies
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (219 comments in total)
In reply to:

Prognathous: Focus bracketing should be built into any advanced DSLR/mirrorless camera. Including automatic in-camera merge would be even nicer :-)

Thanks for the interesting tutorial!

You would think that it's only a matter of time before everyone does this, but these things are patented through and through and also there is corporate arrogance. For example, Olympus solved the dust problem in 2001 and it took years before Canon would even admit that it was a problem needing a solution. The Olympus solution is still the best, but eventually other manufacturers have tried to improve sensor dust issues. Still it took years.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

As a kayaker, woodworker, and photographer this video was riveting! Very strong work Barney--stunner boat! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 01:28 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

I just knock the leg of my tripod about a pixel toward each side and combine in post. ;)

Good job Ricoh. Impressive results.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 108th comment
In reply to:

SirSeth: I mourned the passing to RawShooter and RawShooter Pro when Adobe bought them out. It was the fastest and most intuitive platform I've used. Using LR since, I've never felt like it couldn't be replaced and I really hate Adobe subscription "service" model. ON1 looks more like RawShooter and it looks like they understand that offering a standalone or subscription is essential. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Curious to see what the standalone will cost. But anything that challenges LR is good for me.

That's why I liked it. Super fast to simply develop and nothing more. RS Pro had more options. Also, it used the folder structure I set up myself which I prefer. I don't like LR catalogs. Anyhow, I'll check out Capture One, but I have hopes for On1.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:02 UTC

I mourned the passing to RawShooter and RawShooter Pro when Adobe bought them out. It was the fastest and most intuitive platform I've used. Using LR since, I've never felt like it couldn't be replaced and I really hate Adobe subscription "service" model. ON1 looks more like RawShooter and it looks like they understand that offering a standalone or subscription is essential. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Curious to see what the standalone will cost. But anything that challenges LR is good for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Really great images!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 13:31 UTC as 52nd comment

Not everyone's dream camera, but size and features in that price range strike an attractive balance imo.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

J A C S: Sony: 68.6 x 59.5 mm, 186g
Canon: 69.2 x 39.3mm, 160g, half the price

So a smaller body means a larger lens with the same design?

The A7II is actually deeper (!) with that lens than the 6D with the 50 STM.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#634.580,380.471,ha,t

And it goes round and round. One can cherry pick examples all the live long day to either minimize or maximize the difference in their heads. The reason why this isn't really helpful, is that size/weight is usually not the only item on ones priority list. For some it might be a very high priority and then they can absolutely get a smaller and lighter kit with mirrorless. Of course someone else can buy large mirrorless lenses for their cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
In reply to:

Richard Murdey: It's been a while and my memory on this is fuzzy, but wasn't the first TTL implementation of this concept demonstrated on the Olympus E-300?

I had a couple of E-330 cameras. They were very useful for macro work and the viewfinder wasn't that compared with other entry level DSLRs of the time. Canon seems to be trying to reinvent the wheel in a different way than Olympus, Fuji, and Sony has already patented to death. That's tough. There are only so many versions of round.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
In reply to:

J A C S: Sony: 68.6 x 59.5 mm, 186g
Canon: 69.2 x 39.3mm, 160g, half the price

So a smaller body means a larger lens with the same design?

The A7II is actually deeper (!) with that lens than the 6D with the 50 STM.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#634.580,380.471,ha,t

Arguments minimizing the size difference between DSLRs and mirrorless in general always sound to me like trying to rope a steer with a wet noodle. Maybe the size difference is much more noticeable to some than others. My FF mirrorless system is so much smaller and lighter than my previous DSLRs (even those with pint sized sensors). But I agree, it's also about a shift in thinking. Maybe part of that is noticing how much a difference in size makes.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
In reply to:

Old Cameras: 50/1.8 = good, $249 = great!
70-300/4.5-5.6 = good, $1199 = are you out of your minds?

The price is all in line with what I would expect from a G class lens, Canon L, or other premium level performer. There not many lenses like this designed for mirrorless and with silent zoom for photography and video. It's size may be an advantage and I'll be keen to see the IQ. I expect it to be very good indeed. The price does not surprise me. The price on the nifty fifty does. Great to have a mirrorless nifty fifty. Well done!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
Total: 447, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »