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 Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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photo perzon: How can a tiny sensor compete with APS sensors?

35mm FF = 864mm squared.
Nikon APS-C = 373mm squared.
Canon APS-C = 329mm squared.
Sigma APS-C = 286mm squared.
Oly 4/3 = 243mm squared.
2/3" digicam = 58mm squared.

Here are the numbers so we don't have to rely on hyperbole. You can see that APS-C ranges in size. I agree that a tiny sensor can't complete directly with a comparatively huge sensor. But how much of a difference in size is required to see huge gains in IQ? That's an important question. I'll let you determine that by comparing the numbers and looking at studio tests here at DPR.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 20:08 UTC

Yes, a sign of the times, but in the sense that these days good management and visionary leadership is rare. It's certainly lacking here. This is horrible news for photographers employed by newspapers. I really feel for them because I bet a lot of them work their tails off, have families to support, and are very skilled in their field. IMO, they should keep 1/4 of their best photogs and train them in video production if that's what they need now. People are not expendable to business and when managements starts to employees that way, it may be time to find someone else to work for anyhow. My sympathy to the good folks who lost their jobs.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 19:54 UTC as 86th comment

Living a life well comprehened and rightly conjectured is a fading art. Most people exist by impluse. No, they don't give mind to what is done to create the images they see in pictures, and even correcting their "information" doesn't necessarily bring understanding or change to their perceptions--instead they act like they have been cheated. In my opinion, advertising is largely consumer driven--so I argue that skinny sells because skinny is idealized and photographers who get flack over their editing should shoot back with a pretty strong dose of "why don't you think critically about your world rather than cast blame on others for your own naivety.

So I'm quite opinionated on this one. I do also see the other side where young girls are led to unhealthy obsessions about themselves as they grasp for meaning. It's a complicated issue.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 00:36 UTC as 10th comment
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)
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devlin2427: Olympus should've gone the Apple/Leica way a long time ago: very few high quality products priced at the limit of affordability/snobbism.

Trying to compete with giants with giants like Canon and Sony in the lower end of the market was going to be troublesome. I'm still surprised Fuji, Pentax and Samsung haven't abandoned this bracket.

I doubt they are doing very well with their D7200 yet. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:21 UTC

Looks like a great lens. Lots of people will recommend newbies buy a Rebel with kit lens just because Canon makes this lens--you know because it's the professional's choice. This lens is for bragging rights and/or working pros.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:32 UTC as 87th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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Pablo4: big camera, small sensor. nothing new, progressive, interesting here to see
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Many are like "no peaking no deal." Others are like, why no ISO100 or ISO50 bla bla bla... Others treat every camera without GPS like they are from the film age. There's always something to complain about. Your need to complain is so great that having nothing you want is enough to make you happy. 1/8000, improved IS, HDR, new control layout, faster performance, great IQ, peaking, wifi, huge high rez backwards compatible EVF now with a lock, improved tilt lcd, is not interesting to anyone?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 11:13 UTC

My vote is having to repeatedly pay. If I were one who always purchased the latest upgrade/version... maybe subscription wouldn't be bad. But I'm not. I skip generations because I can't afford the cost. I buy older versions when I can save money. I'm on LR3. I use Libre Office and will until I can get 2010 for a deal. This is by choice... I'd rather buy lenses and tools for my shop. ;)

Folks, the zombie apocalypse for personal finances is recurring subscription based services and payments that are never paid off. Cell phone data rates, leased cars (leased anything),... I know it would be nice for Adobe if I paid $3600 for their software over the next 10 years (If they keep their "low introductory rate" a $1 a day for the next decade. Ha! What are the chances!). But should I be forced to if I want to use their software? No thanks.

Not to mention people that don't have high speed internet in developing countries. I'm sure the power of the cloud is real convincing on dial up.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 753rd comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I think this may turn out to be a good thing for consumers and developers. The lights are up, the curtains are open, there is a huge audience with money in their pockets, and now there is an empty stage. I feel like starting a software company.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 02:01 UTC as 760th comment

Adobe wants to start a dialogue? Ha ha ha... ho ho ho ho.... Ha ha ha Ha! "Let's talk about how we can get more of your money by providing you with less choice."

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 533rd comment
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)
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Shunda77: Because pictures of girls menstruating are just so progressive?

"the future of art is depravity"

The future is bleak.

What? The future may be bleak for you, but this pictures doesn't change that. There is nothing evil about the human body compared to the heart that judges so many others without compassion.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)

A deeply moving set of pictures. Pray for our youth, but better yet, see them as people who need our love and care.

The photography is stunning. Someone get this guy an OM-D! ;)

Cheers,
Seth

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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

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 63rd 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

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
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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
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