JosephScha

JosephScha

Lives in United States Suffern, NY, United States
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on Apr 26, 2004
About me:

Former Pentax K1000 user, then Canon A70, then Panasonic FZ7 (an amazingly flexible camera), now Panasonic G10.

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On Long Daytime Exposure challenge (6 comments in total)
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JosephScha: Thomas15: Thank you so much for your "No previous Challenge Winners" rule. It is welcoming; it supports the purpose of dpreview - to help people learn. I recognize it is the inverse of the rule of a different challenge host, and I appreciate it.

I assumed that it meant "persons", and that it was done in response to another challenge host who posts as one of his conditions that only people who have won a previous challenge are allowed to enter. Lately that person has added that he might allow other entries if he judges them to be of high enough quality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
On Long Daytime Exposure challenge (6 comments in total)

Thomas15: Thank you so much for your "No previous Challenge Winners" rule. It is welcoming; it supports the purpose of dpreview - to help people learn. I recognize it is the inverse of the rule of a different challenge host, and I appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On - Spaghetti- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (4 comments in total)

I can't enter! It's Passover, so I don't have any spaghetti this week! Oh ... but I couldn't enter anyway, since I've never won a challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On HAM RADIO in the A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (2 comments in total)

This sure caught my eye! Nice picture.
Joe S, WB2FUL

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 03:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Camera is not shown above. It's a micro four thirds camera, with a crop factor of 2. That's why 25mm is equivalent to 50mm on full frame, that is, "normal".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On A "normal" look to the world - full color challenge (6 comments in total)

It's not my challenge, but I think 55mm should also count as "normal". It's up to the challenge organizer, I hope he will reply to you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 5th comment
On Macro - Something Sticky challenge (1 comment in total)

"Macro" ... "submit a macro photo..." So, what qualifies as macro? Probably not at least 1:1 on the sensor, that's too strict. How large can the subject be before it's not a macro photo?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Add Snow! in the Winter magic challenge (3 comments in total)

VERY nice work

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)

Re: What do you make of it?
I think Canon has looked at Mirrorless sales in Japan, and possibly the rest of Asia and even Europe, and then noted that penetration of mirrorless cameras is much less in the the US than in Japan. I don't know but I'll bet the US is behind the rest of Asia and even Europe too.
But I do think that's a shame. Considering how few stores that sell cameras carry more than one model of Olympus and Panasonic, or the Pentax Q or Nikon V1, Canon could very well have the only mirrorless camera in many of those places. They could help move the camera market in the US. Instead, they are choosing to help it stay lagging behind.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:12 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

I can't find the train

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Playing with Death in the -Dumb Ways 2 Die- (Full Colours Only + Border ) challenge (2 comments in total)

Looks like probability is high he is about to be gored.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Faux Old challenge (1 comment in total)

There were 3 or 4 pictures entered that appear to be truly old, not modern photographs pp'd to look old.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Engineer & Iron Horse in the Faux Old challenge (1 comment in total)

circa 1910: does that mean this is actually an old photo, and looks this way without PP? If so it does not meet the challenge's goal. I will stretch my imagination and imagine that this was a live scene photographed on 4 May 2013 and you've PP'd it look circa 1910. I hope I'm right.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 1st comment
On 1921. Soldiers in the Faux Old challenge (1 comment in total)

This photo is ACTUALLY old, it seems from the notes, not faux old.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 1st comment

I just looked at all the pictures. I find I have no idea how to rate them. Photographic excellence? The monkey's behavior/pose? Monkey appearing to do something recognizable in human behavior? Or showing a defining feature/behavior for that kind of monkey? I'm glad there are over 1000 votes already, I give up ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Joplinesque in the Panasonic Lumix FZ Series challenge (1 comment in total)

Sometimes greater depth of field is an advantage!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix FZ Series challenge (3 comments in total)

I think these photos, considered as a group, are very impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Windmill and Star Trails in the Long Exposure in the Night challenge (4 comments in total)

Wow, that's amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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stemcell: How long must it be to qualify as a "long exposure"?

Huh? Is this a question from a different challenge? Nothing in the rules for this challenge mentions "long exposure".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (11 comments in total)
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Solar Ben: We love kitties!

Honestly, I wonder if very young kittens qualify in a challenge about "domesticated cats". But for the sake of peace I'll assume they do.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
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