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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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 33rd 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 article (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
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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
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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 (126 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 60th comment

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 article (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
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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 article (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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John Crawley: It is hard to beat film...

It's hard to beat both imo. Nice film equipment is cheap because of digital and digital is cheap because of the march of technology with upgrading driving down prices of nice equipment. There is no better time because there are so many choices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)

How about remaking the LC-1 with similar fixed lens and design and a slightly larger next gen. sensor.

They do sound confused (or at least the market is confused).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada article (242 comments in total)

Mr. Terada,

I understand that you can't divulge company secrets, but it's always good to hear that Olympus is working on something to be announced soon. Are you really going to support your 4/3rds lens owners? My vote is for a slightly larger OM-D with improved speed and ergonomics that works seamlessly with both micro lenses and 4/3rds zooms. I'd like a grip with high capacity battery (maybe BLM-1s) and dual SD slots. 1/8000. 5-axis IS. Yes please!

Can't wait. Please keep the messages coming, even if they are vague. May good things come to those who waited!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 30th comment
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Interesting comments ya'll.

My take is that Canon is going to do nothing new. It's safe and tested. They will continue to pump marketing money into convincing everyone that full frame is dope and anything less is not worthy. (I agree that FF is dope, but there are many other worthy and capable options in other formats). They will continue to release incremental upgrades that are just a notch better than the previous models. They will continue to hire shills to troll the forums. (Yes I do believe they hire trolls). And they will leave their head in the sand concerning great innovations happening in the market.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind Canon cameras and I have used them a lot, it's the company itself and the disproportionate number of Canon sheep that drive me nuts.

Yep. :) Hey, I haven't seen you over there in a while and thought you might like to know that we found new evidence that Obama was born in Pakistan.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:43 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)

Interesting comments ya'll.

My take is that Canon is going to do nothing new. It's safe and tested. They will continue to pump marketing money into convincing everyone that full frame is dope and anything less is not worthy. (I agree that FF is dope, but there are many other worthy and capable options in other formats). They will continue to release incremental upgrades that are just a notch better than the previous models. They will continue to hire shills to troll the forums. (Yes I do believe they hire trolls). And they will leave their head in the sand concerning great innovations happening in the market.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind Canon cameras and I have used them a lot, it's the company itself and the disproportionate number of Canon sheep that drive me nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 01:16 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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