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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On Ireland: A Photographers' Guide article (43 comments in total)

Very enjoyable article. Thanks Carsten and DPR. I'd love to see continued effort to bring this type of content to DPR on occasion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 01:03 UTC as 28th comment
On Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta news story (208 comments in total)

I might go from LR3 to LR5. For those complaining about corporate greed and incremental upgrades, just skip a few. I'm glad to see increased competition in RAW workflow with good programs like PhotoNinja and AfterShot Pro that fit many people's needs for less money, but Adobe really made LR pretty good from the start. The improvements seem substantial from where I'm sitting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 20:31 UTC as 62nd comment
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SirSeth: Samples look good, however, small camera + big lenses = not a cool as Canon want's us to believe. Olympus made very small DSLRs with the E-4xx series, but not until they got rid of the mirror could really small lenses be made to match the body sizes. This SL1 will sell really well for those just sticking with a small kit lens, but mirrorless means a much smaller bag for those who want some versatile optics.

I'm not talking about Sigzilla type lenses or cameras as large as suitcases. Insinuations of this kind are logical fallacies. I am talking about Canon spending a lot of R&D to make a really small camera that pairs with their wide variety of 35mm lenses and billing it as a solution that is as small as mirrorless systems. There are a few small lenses (there always have been for every DSLR system), but the vast majority of Canon lenses negate the size advantage of the camera. When you compare the mirrorless systems (cameras and lenses) to even a very small DSLR with regular DSLR lenses, the difference is very substantial in system size and weight. My opinion is that Canon is unwilling to compete with mirrorless because it would hurt their bread and butter DSLR market, but they do want to say "We have this SL1 which is just as good if not better; believe us because we are Canon." Yeah, whatever Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 17:27 UTC

Samples look good, however, small camera + big lenses = not a cool as Canon want's us to believe. Olympus made very small DSLRs with the E-4xx series, but not until they got rid of the mirror could really small lenses be made to match the body sizes. This SL1 will sell really well for those just sticking with a small kit lens, but mirrorless means a much smaller bag for those who want some versatile optics.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

Totally rad looking adventure cam. Wifi is nice. Lens is a little slow, but might be a really good package if the lens quality is good. We'll see when a group review of these come out at DPR. (hint hint).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Photographer's copyright suit lists his subject as defendant news story (101 comments in total)

I would like to make an appeal to everyone reading. Please don't try and match wits with the level of intelligence displayed in Youtube comments. Learn something about copyright law before snorting or blowing smoke. So may misguided notions about copyright in general seem to cloud why this case in an interesting one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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makofoto: Another GoPro article yet DpR still won't review the most popular camera in the world?!

Ha! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 19:45 UTC
On DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D800 news story (93 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: nikon should have gone the canon way.
first the lenses, then the sensor.

Both systems brag a large array of lenses. Imo, some lenses developed for film are still great on digital. Most are not, especially as we get into huge MP counts. The newest lenses to come out are improved, but cost an arm and a leg. That leaves a lot of people out cold. If Oly could give a great body for Zuiko 4/3rds glass I'd be happy since I have a few nice ones there, but changing to Nikon or Canon makes lens hunting depressing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Rokinon gives May 2013 release date for T-S 24mm F3.5 lens news story (145 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Yay, I love the new upsurge in independent premium lens makers. Let's hope this sees a flood of new quality optics.
I am looking forward to the real world performance of this intriguing lens. Yes, I can afford the Canon 24 TS-E II but I would love to save some money and support a manufacturer that wants to bring great lenses to market.

For RAW dev. Lightroom suddenly has some competition from PhotoNinja. Some people also like Aftershot Pro a new attempt by Corel. Competition and choice is good for us.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 13:42 UTC
On Rokinon gives May 2013 release date for T-S 24mm F3.5 lens news story (145 comments in total)
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Beau B: Why wouldn't you just buy the Samyang 24mm TS that comes out this month for $999?

Hey, great idea. I'm guessing the Rokinon will be better than the Samyang though. It has 3 syllables. So like 50% better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 13:36 UTC
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (125 comments in total)

Great shots and fantastic commentary. Good reporting DPR. Please do more of this!

The look on the cheerleader's face just before John gets pummeled is priceless too. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 00:51 UTC as 59th comment
On Fujifilm harnesses silver for new touch-screen technology news story (78 comments in total)

Touch screens may be quickly becoming the standard interface, however, for touchscreens to replace the more positive physical "touch" of real buttons and dials would be a shame. As a feature you can turn off or customize sure, but don't leave me with only touch screens please!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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PhotoKhan: Sigma has correctly identified the lens market as a potential gold mine when served with their multi-format, multi-mount approach.

They also seem to have correctly perceived that "quality vs. performance. vs. price" is the holy-trinity key to access, explore and fully own the said mine.

To further strength this plan, they're being offered an unexpected helping hand under the guise of the insane jacking up of prices brands are making across the board, for their proprietary lenses offering.

If Sigma plays their hand nicely, they might have the market by the nuts in a few years.

Maybe they learned from the debacle which was the SD1 pricing strategy. Let's hope so. And I agree that the jacking up of proprietary lens prices has gone out of control even if body prices are competitive. Case in point D7100 and 80-400mm. Yowsers!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 11:07 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

It does't come in pink with purple polka dots! Fail! My Nex 3 that I painted with pink nail polish kills this over priced old pine cone. Let's compete with Youtube comments to see how dumb we can be. Anyone else in?

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 139th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review news story (527 comments in total)
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Ray Sachs: So the X-Pro got the same score but silver a while back. I wonder if there would be any revision to that now that some of the bugs have been worked out through firmware, decent raw support is now available, and more lenses (the zoom and 14mm are now on the menu). It doesn't matter one way or the other, of course, but I'm sort of curious if the good folks at DPR actually find this camera somehow better than its older brother, or maybe give the award due to its lower price???

They rate it in a peers bracket, so where the competition is at the moment does have an impact on the scores (and rightfully so). The AF issue got sorted a bit too which is no small thing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 00:41 UTC

It's an idea that I haven't seen before. It's a bit romantic imo and good creative fun. I'm of the opinion that not all good photography is "serious" photography. I would love to see the shot of them walking down the isle on their wedding day and into their life together becoming even more creative with their expression and theme.

Blasting someone in comments... seen that before. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 23:06 UTC as 17th comment

I've read the article several times now and I'm still shaking my head as to what this is really about. It's Android. Linux based. An OS owned by Google. Why is Microsoft intellectual property licencing involved? Do they own the idea of an OS or something. The Redmond blurb seems to indicate that this mutually beneficial partnership is about making more services available, but the DPR copy makes it sound like Microsoft is suing all these companies pants off for stealing intellectual property. (Ok, maybe a little hyperbole there).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

So buying a 2410 looks to be a good deal for those on a budget? I'd be curious to know what other older monitors are good for photography. My "problem" is that 12 years ago I bought a really high quality graphics CRT and it's still a great monitor. So it's a bit large for the screen real estate by today's standards, but it's just really accurate and nice to look at so I haven't upgraded. When I do, I'll probably be looking at something like the 2410 at less than $400.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 23:00 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus denies reports that it is ceasing DSLR production news story (187 comments in total)
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AliRoust: I am currently using an E3 with Olympus 50 mm Macro lens and I'd love to upgrade to a better body! I have tried m4/3 lenses they tend not to be as sharp as this lens. One can use this lens on a "Pen" body with an adapter but it takes around 4 seconds to focus. They realty is that Olympus has not made an new DSLR in several years now ...Eventually I'll have to switch to Canon.

The 50mm is one of the sharper lenses made by anyone ever--of course it's going to be sharper than other lenses you have tried. But what micro lenses have you tried? The 60mm macro? The 75mm?

I will never have to eventually switch to Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review news story (530 comments in total)
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Earthlight: I wonder if the battle between Nikon and Canon will eventually end up like it did between Apple and Nokia.

Thanks for the great review DPR folks!

... or iOS and Android.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:33 UTC
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