Lee Jay

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer / Wind Energy Research
Joined on Oct 17, 2003

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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paulfulper: No more mirror cameras , there is no reason whatsoever to use mirror with digital , it makes cameras giant and obsolete .... and more expensive.

Until EVFs stop sucking, I'll be buying cameras with OVFs.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

Well. We made two, actually. Now we're making a third, but different.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 01:34 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

No....take a look.

https://flic.kr/p/GDS7qX
https://flic.kr/p/HutPW6
https://flic.kr/p/GyTkR3

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

It isn't a camera, just the same type of material.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
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peterwr: The 4.1Mp 995 was the end of the line, if memory serves. Man, I *wanted* one of those, but by the time I could afford it, it was out of production.

The swivelling lens unit was a work of genius. I wish Nikon would make an updated version. An 8Mp version with a 2/3" chip and a 3" screen would do nicely.

Nope.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/compacts/nikon_cp4500

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 00:42 UTC

My first really decent digital camera. I had both afocal lenses for it which, IIRC gave it a range of 24-210 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 00:41 UTC as 40th comment
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Lee Jay: To me, taking a 50mm equivalent only is like eating the same food for every meal of the trip. I did it for 13 years when I started with film. Never again.

My travel range is 180° fisheye through (usually) 640mm equivalent (sometimes 216mm, 400mm or 960mm, depending on where I'm going), and it's very common for me to use all of it in a single day.

It isn't very big. All of it fits in a ThinkTank ChangeUp, which allows me to distribute the weight over both of my shoulders and both of my hips at the same time.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 02:56 UTC

To me, taking a 50mm equivalent only is like eating the same food for every meal of the trip. I did it for 13 years when I started with film. Never again.

My travel range is 180° fisheye through (usually) 640mm equivalent (sometimes 216mm, 400mm or 960mm, depending on where I'm going), and it's very common for me to use all of it in a single day.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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junk1: Is this any more reckless than people playing baseball in a neighborhood? Ever get hit by a baseball in the head? Or imagine what a baseball could do to a window or siding. Would we charge the person with reckless endangerment? I'd rather have a drone hit me than a baseball "line drive".

Not really. Some very, very simple rules (which this idiot wasn't following) are all that is needed. Of all the things that threaten my kids, this is the last one on the list as far as actual danger, and we participate in high-performance R/C events with vehicles that actually are capable of hurting or killing people upwards of 50 pounds and 200mph or 120 pounds and 110mph).

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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junk1: Is this any more reckless than people playing baseball in a neighborhood? Ever get hit by a baseball in the head? Or imagine what a baseball could do to a window or siding. Would we charge the person with reckless endangerment? I'd rather have a drone hit me than a baseball "line drive".

https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/skw_sports_fact_sheet_feb_2015.pdf

"Between 2004 and 2009, there were 24 sports-related deaths in high school athletes."

"40 children died from 2001 through 2008 as a result of playground-associated injuries."

"An estimated 712,700 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to football or basketball in 2013."

There are way bigger things to worry about than injuries to bystanders from small R/C aircraft.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
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Biological_Viewfinder: Drone buyers should have to go to jail up front.

Same with automobile buyers, airplane buyers, and heaven-forbid, buyers of kitchen knives.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
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andyyau: "were not caused by faults in hardware or software, but by the devices' batteries"
Batteries are not hardware? Samsung you are genius. lol

140 phones out of 2.5 million burned. That's one in almost 18,000 or 0.0056% of the total. That's a very, very hard type of problem to detect.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:08 UTC
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andyyau: "were not caused by faults in hardware or software, but by the devices' batteries"
Batteries are not hardware? Samsung you are genius. lol

You should probably read these:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2016/09/samsung-note-7-not-using-own-batteries/

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2016/09/samsung-may-stop-using-own-batteries-for-galaxy-note-7/

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

That looks decentered to me. The bottom of that same image is just fine. It's just the top that's OOF. I found an S120 that was similar, but most of them are just fine.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

"especially since f4.9 rubs you so close against diffraction on a 20mp 1" sensor"

No it doesn't. MTF still in the 0.6 to 0.7 range.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

No, the ZS100 is 44mm thick versus 31mm thick for the G9x. That a huge difference when it comes to pocketability.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

The S110 and S120 had a range of 24-120, but a 1/1.7" sensor. To get that range in this sensor size, you need both a bigger lens and a slower f-stop. Frankly, I'd give up f-stop to get range in this camera. If it were 24-120 equivalent and f/2.8-f/5.6 I'd be more interested than I am now. When I really need low-light performance, I take my SLR anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

"5.8 1/2.33" is greyscale resolution limited by diffraction at < 3 MP"

Not true at all. The MTF is still almost 0.3 at 12MP.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
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norman shearer: A tilty screen could have been added with negligable difference to the size..

It's more like 3-5mm thicker. And that does matter for pocketability. If the camera doesn't need to be pocketable, the G7X series is better gear.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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