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.

JosephScha's recent activity

  • Above there are plenty of justified but nit-picking (IMO) comments.  I have to say overall the picture with the substituted sky is much more appealing than the original!  I may have to try that ...
  • Created discussions Praise for the LF1
    Over the weekend I helped a fried hang a 24 x 36 inch print of a picture from an LF1.  It was a good picture of reflected sky on mirror smooth water, in daylight.  But what really struck me was ...
  • Commented on Food! challenge

    Amazing. I clicked "Enter" just to see if it would enforce maximum of 0, and it did! It said "...already reached the maximum limit". No wonder there are no entries, no one can possibly enter!

  • Replied in FZ1000 vs LX8
    Used to have an FZ series.  I sold it to go micro 4/3, several years ago. Sure, it has better image quality.  But I still feel that the FZ superzoom was the most convenient and most amazing ...
  • I left my micro 4/3 camera at home today and took the much smaller (at 16x zoom) ZS8 for a walk with friends that ended up going out on the (about 1.7 miles long) Piermont NY pier, and back of ...
  • I just got a 36th place in a challenge that had 86 voted on submissions (and I agree that's a fair placement) and I'm happy!  I must be improving somewhat.
  • I don't know how long an exposure you are taking; in my experience just a few seconds (about 3 seconds) makes very nice images. You could go somewhat longer - or shorter. Much longer exposures, ...
  • Re: "The QC in this industry is absolutely crap." Olympus is not the entire industry.
  • And I have to say: it is great to read that web site again. Still the clearest explanation of what "equivalence" means the way this article uses it, and a good explanation of why we bother to use...

  • And I have to say: it is great to read that web site again. Still the clearest explanation of what "equivalence" means the way this article uses it, and a good explanation of why we bother to use...

  • To quote your own web site, it says multiple times "..then the resulting photos will not merely be Equivalent, but be identical."

    I used the word "indistinguishable" in the same sense you used the...

  • Submitted a challenge entry In the Gothic Chapel at the Cloisters
    Cover of a sarcophagus in the Gothic chapel. Detailed coat of mail.
    Placed 52nd in the challenge. Cover of a sarcophagus in the Gothic chapel. Detailed coat of mail.
  • I remember when "GreatBustard" posted a very similar (but longer) treatise on what he meant by equivalence in the u4/3 forum. The point was to make images that COULD NOT BE DISTINGUISHED - that...

  • There are differences between different manufacturer's sensors, of course. But if those are minimal yes, in fact, I expect a 16MP APS-C sensor to give close to identical results to a 36MP FF sensor...

  • I just saw an article in EE Times about camera ICs that shows use in stand alone digital cameras is declining and in 2013 was surpassed (in billions of dollars spent) by cameras in cell phones. ...
  • There was a very good article in today's New York Times that, even though it was supposed to be about a retrospective museum exhibit for a photographer including images from rolls of film he did ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry At the Cloisters
    One of the first things you see on entering the Cloisters. All the displayed objects and many parts of the building itself are from the middle ages, about 800 years ago; all brought from Europe.
    Placed 36th in the challenge. One of the first things you see on entering the Cloisters. All the displayed objects and many parts of the building itself are from the middle ages, about 800 years ago; all brought from Europe.
  • I used to use an FZ7 (way before FZ70), and went to micro four thirds. You're right, you see more of a "depth" affect. Usually that's a good thing. There are rare circumstances (macro photography ...
  • Commented on Pen Stands. challenge

    Let's hope so, otherwise it will be interesting to see nearly everyone get disqualified!

  • Why a thread with a very misleading, provably false title is allowed to persist, I don't understand.  If I was a moderator (we should all be thankful I'm not) this thread would get renamed or vanish. ...
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