PIX 2015
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.

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SirSeth: Congrats Andrew on the prize and the photo. Did you know you had a special one when you tripped the shutter or was it when you put it up on a big screen and realized that you nailed it? Sometimes we get rained out, but this is so dynamic!

Amazing when that happens. Intuition and persistence delivers a surprise! Again, congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 11:59 UTC

Congrats Andrew on the prize and the photo. Did you know you had a special one when you tripped the shutter or was it when you put it up on a big screen and realized that you nailed it? Sometimes we get rained out, but this is so dynamic!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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joyclick: Sony is obsessed being different,unique and bent upon doing something world shaking at every other turn,their history is full of irksome quirks,irritants and in general 'pain'

While they have contributed immensely to digital imaging they still have not managed to give us one damn good camera that is a total satisfaction,'period'

Total satisfaction "period" is a pipe dream. It's a false perception before one learns the quirks of a particular camera. For many Sony is giving as high a satisfaction as any other company gives it's users. I enjoy my camera at that level. Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Pentax all offered pros and cons for me. With Sony I get a majority of my priorities met, but if one has other priorities, they should find another camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 19:54 UTC

Way to leverage your influence DPR! I know Sony will see this and if they remain silent... well that would just be bizarre. Sony has a lot to gain from managing this well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 02:12 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
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lumigraphics: Right up there with the EVF for stupid decisions.

Like their choice of panel and glass in front if it? I'm not sure there is better available. Same Epson panel as in the XT-1 and E-M1 I've heard.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:54 UTC
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canonvaggio: So, the A7r II has jaggy artifacts with a +4 stop push, but dxomark gives it the highest rating ever, a ‘98’? So, are their scores simply not connected to reality at all?

Never have been bro.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
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Arn: I wish Tamron and Sigma would produce these kind of lenses for Sony FE-mount!

It's only a matter of time before that market sees some additional attention. Sigma has said they are looking seriously in that direction. When I saw this announcements I had hopes, but Canikon DSLRs still sell far more than FE mount mirrorless. (I believe mass public still isn't aware that mirrorless is a very credible choice for serious photography and that bias is slower to shift than technology progresses)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (331 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Good taste comes with a price tag. Luckily it's not for everyone ;)

That's different than thinking someone has good taste because of a price tag. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (331 comments in total)
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mononk: I certainly do not appreciate the type of pictures you post on these so called "real world sample gallery". Would you publish any of these shots in your SHOW CASE. Come on guys, work a little harder, you are supposed to be pros.

500px for you haters who want plastic surgery done on every picture. This is a real world samples gallery boys not a fantasy shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
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jiayaw: Can someone explain how this provides an advantage over arca swiss plates? I can have dedicated arca plates for each of my camera and telephoto lens and have better stability and still end up paying less than what I'd need to pay if I were to get this...

I think this is an innovative product. To be able to attach directly to the tripod screw without a head at all could have it's uses. But one can buy an Arca clamp to fit to any screw mount. I have an L-bracket that fits any Arca and tend not to buy products that I can't secure with Arca which I must say is pretty easy to do. Arca is pretty "universal already." What I would like to see is more Arca compatible locks downs that are fast like the RRS quick clamps. Holding a large lens in my side gimbal while screwing down the Arca clamp takes time and a bit of effort.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
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aramgrg: Oh yes, $140
I'll buy an electronic screwdriver ;)

Hard to get one's hands on a Sonic without being companion status though. Sign me up!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review article (592 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: Geez... it's going to be harder to improve on these cameras soon...

Rather, please keep that OM-1 on/off/flash switch on new models forever and ever amen! I love it!

But as for improvements, a new sensor and lower end bodies inheriting dual AF would be great. And maybe a grip with two batteries and an extra card slot. Will look forward to what they bring in the E-M1ii.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)
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stoffer: It would be awesome if you would bring the issue of the lossy Raw compression up with Sony and bug them a bit for a resolution. I have the a7rII and the image quality is awesome IMHO, but I would like the peace of mind of having a lossless raw compression as an option.

Way to go! Nice to know that Sony is getting a nudge for lossless RAW for those infrequent times when we want to pull out just a bit more. I wonder though, is Sony hemming and hawing because they are not wanting to move in that direction or because they are perfecting a solution that gives users something more than a hypothetical advantage in the majority of shots?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
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falconeyes: I asked for a 500mm F5.6 <2000$ lens more than four years ago
-> http://blog.falklumo.com/2011/04/hypothetical-pentax-dfa-500mm-f56-edif.html

I am glad that Nikon finally made one.

Wished it would be a prime so it would have better resolving power when paired with a TC and would be a pound lighter.

Still, a great lens option.

I am using the Canon FD 500mm f4.5L on the A7 and this focal length is fantastic. No auto-focus or IS, but I felt lucky to get my manual focus lens for $1100. I think this Nikon is great news for lots of Nikon users wanting to get reach with FF without spending the price of a car. Of course the Tamron superzoom is also pretty popular, but I think this is exciting competition.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
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SirSeth: Oh look, the guy that should be in jail for lawlessly trampling on 4th amendment rights.

Rich, we don't need to get into a big debate. I'm also against drug dealers, the child porn industry, criminals, and those who hate the government. They need to be stopped and they should answer to the law. We can agree on that I think. I believe we also can agree that we love our country and would die to defend our freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. This isn't about left or right for me. It's about integrity and a very high regard for the law of the land--to which every American should be a willing subject. To generalize everyone who believes in the constitution and integrity of leadership as "ISIS," government haters, or criminals is not only incorrect, it's blind and hateful. So let's agree on our love for our country and that no man is above the constitution. Are we good there?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 01:27 UTC
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SirSeth: Oh look, the guy that should be in jail for lawlessly trampling on 4th amendment rights.

You mean me Rich? How is a desire to defend our constitution and to urge integrity of leadership in both political parties a radical left soapbox thing? If you break the law and lie to the American people you should be called out onto the carpet. I believe Bush and Obama have lied to the people about spying on Americans. Cheney and Hayden were instrumental in putting aside the 4th amendment rights of the American people. This is not a left right argument. It's a statement about integrity of leadership and honoring of citizens' rights under our great constitution.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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SirSeth: Oh look, the guy that should be in jail for lawlessly trampling on 4th amendment rights.

Expecting high integrity leadership, regardless of party, is hardly terrorist material Rich. Especially when one is defending the constitution.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
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SirSeth: Oh look, the guy that should be in jail for lawlessly trampling on 4th amendment rights.

Yes, any leader who begins or continues illegal programs and then lies about them should be subject to the laws of the land. Integrity in news and politics is a thing of the past (if it ever existed). I am not one to glorify history just because it is old.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:51 UTC

Oh look, the guy that should be in jail for lawlessly trampling on 4th amendment rights.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:29 UTC as 105th comment | 12 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)

Looks like a crackin' little camera. I really like the body redesign/control layout. Looks pleasing and very intuitive. I like all the updates inside as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 05:05 UTC as 7th comment
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