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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Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”

http://www.space.com/18067-moon-atmosphere.html

Weird...

Who is "they" or is it you that doubts? I think they are the same folks that believe other conspiracy theories like the world is flat.

The flag is propped up and probably not waving. It's not weird that they would think to prop it up (so it could be seen) and that it would also be very difficult for it to lay flat in the exosphere and lesser gravity.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
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gurmusic: Fake

Yeah, the world is flat. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
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Smeggypants: " NASA funding issues may prevent the space agency from providing additional moon mission scans in the foreseeable future."

Oh please!!! The single most important historical event in history and "funding issues" *may* prevent release of most images. What a load of boll-ocks!!!

****Failed to post new comment because it contains swear words****

It makes sense to me since this is an independent undertaking; not a NASA undertaking. Funding for personal side projects, even if approved, may have funding hurdles. I still think the collection is splendid!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
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EthanP99: "with the same performance level as a mirrorless camera"

like a pentax Q mirrorless?

Well, there is plenty of material in DPR forums to make a go at it. ;) Just bring on equivalence arguments. "So if you put a BMW motor on a skateboard..."

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
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EthanP99: "with the same performance level as a mirrorless camera"

like a pentax Q mirrorless?

So in the "strictest sense".... oh wait, humans aren't running Unix command line prompts are they? I mean what if folks start calling bananas mirrorless bananas because, hey, they don't have a mirror? But, yeah, I'm glad you cleared that up for me because I was about to have a slice of mirrorless apple pie and listen to some tunes on my mirrorless ipod. ;) BTW, I'm guessing that in the strictest sense you are not a golden retriever and I'm barking up the wrong tree here. ;) (Don't take me too seriously, I'm just working on my forum stand up routine).

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
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nunatak: NASA: a place where Art imitates Science.

Art imitates always.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)
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G3User: This is nothing but a mirrorless love fest! Mirrorless this, mirrorless that etc... They are just toy cameras for now. I still don't see them at real weddings. Still don't see them at major sporting events. I would never trust one when getting paid to shoot. What they really should be focusing on is the demise of paid photography. I see they all avoided that topic. What a waist of time this video was.

G3User: the question is, why is it a mirrorless love fest? Do you think they are inauthentic? How many wedding and sporting events do you go to and even if you went to many in the past 12 months, do you feel this is a good data point for trustworthiness or "seriousness" of a camera? If I know photographers using mirrorless for paid work does it mean are wrong?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:03 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)
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vincent__l: Richard,

Thanks for the early heads up on the uncompressed ARW progress. Do you know whether or not the new uncompressed ARW format will require RAW converter updates (Lightroom, ACR, C1, etc ?)

"But now we have to wake up and realize that we are getting, in most cases, a 0.1% benefit in exchange for a 100% file size and multiple shot buffer penalty."

Except that stating things this way has a bunch of trap doors logically. For example one really must say "in most cases" because when that extra benefit is wanted/needed, it makes a difference. And if one is smart enough to know when it does matter to their photography, then it's no longer a 0.1% benefit. The rest of the time, they can change back to the file size that suits them. It's not as if they are locked into a certain setting for the entire 36 exposure roll. ;)

In other words no one is being forced into a file size that is twice as large or a buffer penalty against their will. Where as compression artifacts in lossy RAW is forced which really stinks when it's not "most of the time."

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)

Fantastic! I don't mind the larger file size because I understand design from the ground up is different than issuing a firmware--so uncompressed it is. I do hope this means than can push this down to more models. They have been vague about that, but my A7 is waiting. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:38 UTC as 51st comment
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)
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vincent__l: Richard,

Thanks for the early heads up on the uncompressed ARW progress. Do you know whether or not the new uncompressed ARW format will require RAW converter updates (Lightroom, ACR, C1, etc ?)

Will this change also remedy what they call on the Astrophotography boards "Sony star gobbler" where stars disappear from nigh sky shots?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
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SirSeth: Price is too high for a suit on a turkey, but if one has ever tried to aim a go pro, it's easy to recognize the usefulness of a viewfinder frame, case to hold, and phone mount. There will be knock offs for $30 soon, but they won't look or feel as nice.

Yep. Read it. I'll say again that the usefulness of a viewfinder frame, case to hold, and phone mount is easy to recognize. I did not mean to imply that this is a new idea. (Though I think this implementation is pretty unique).

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 20:12 UTC

Price is too high for a suit on a turkey, but if one has ever tried to aim a go pro, it's easy to recognize the usefulness of a viewfinder frame, case to hold, and phone mount. There will be knock offs for $30 soon, but they won't look or feel as nice.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Terrific update! Makes me wonder what Olympus has up its sleeve for the E-M2

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 02:46 UTC as 48th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

Yay! Sony is listening... sortof. What are the chances it will work it's way down to my lowly A7?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
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Michael Uschold: It is great to see an offering for photographers who care more about low light capabilities than making billboard-sized prints. I'd like to take it a step further, and have an offering for still photographers that leaves out all the fancyy video features. That might make the camera much more affordable, and a better fit for that [albeit possibly shrinking] market.

It is a bit ironic that they dramatically reduce pixels for stills, but still have the most possible for video. I wonder how much real value there is for 4K video, beyond marketing. Hardly anybody has 4k screens.

The fancy video features make this camera viable to make. I believe it's a myth that making a camera without video features would cost less or improve on still image quality in any way. Processing requirements for video help still photographers substantially. Also, 4K is like RAW--more information in the file is more versatile now as well as showing the quality difference in the future when 4K output devices are ubiquitous.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:47 UTC
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)
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Prixnobeldefoot: you guys handle the best cameras in the world, but still make no efforts at all to shoot interesting pictures...

DPJoe2, discouraged by the cost of real estate on earth, it's only natural to look for the next hot market trend. Don't hate me because my star is rising.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)
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Prixnobeldefoot: you guys handle the best cameras in the world, but still make no efforts at all to shoot interesting pictures...

Holger. I put a like on your post because you have a 5 year old sun. Awesome! Where can I get one of those? Did you purchase in the nebula phase?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 02:13 UTC
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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.

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!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 32nd 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.

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