sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States Michigan, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

My large collection of Canon FD lenses is back to life. Thanks to mirrorless cameras and adapters. I particularly love the FD 35-105mm w/macro, f/3.5, which is well known for its clarity and sharpness, and the FD 50mm, 1.2, L.

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terryreid: Good God don't people have anything better to do but comment on a topic that is a non-issue? How do I get myself off this stupid thread?

Apparently you like to be on threads. You've just put yourself on one by writing a comment..

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 01:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)
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sh10453: If I were a Panasonic decision maker, I'd stop this zoom race madness on this type of camera and concentrate on improvements.
- I'd fix the lens range at 24-300mm, but f/2.8
I'd then make this lens the standard lens on future iterations (ZS300, 400, 500, etc.) with continuous improvement until it's the sharpest lens in its class.
- Continue improving the "Cons" in the Conclusion section.
- 300mm in this type of camera should be sufficient.
- Kick Leica in the rear for lens variation, improve their QC, and stop them from getting their optics engineers drunk during work hours!

Just my 2 cents.

I did not say a constant 2.8. Please read again.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 03:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)
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sh10453: If I were a Panasonic decision maker, I'd stop this zoom race madness on this type of camera and concentrate on improvements.
- I'd fix the lens range at 24-300mm, but f/2.8
I'd then make this lens the standard lens on future iterations (ZS300, 400, 500, etc.) with continuous improvement until it's the sharpest lens in its class.
- Continue improving the "Cons" in the Conclusion section.
- 300mm in this type of camera should be sufficient.
- Kick Leica in the rear for lens variation, improve their QC, and stop them from getting their optics engineers drunk during work hours!

Just my 2 cents.

@Revenant,
I believe that the one whose name is on the part should be doing the QC.
At least they should audit random samples.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 17:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)
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sh10453: If I were a Panasonic decision maker, I'd stop this zoom race madness on this type of camera and concentrate on improvements.
- I'd fix the lens range at 24-300mm, but f/2.8
I'd then make this lens the standard lens on future iterations (ZS300, 400, 500, etc.) with continuous improvement until it's the sharpest lens in its class.
- Continue improving the "Cons" in the Conclusion section.
- 300mm in this type of camera should be sufficient.
- Kick Leica in the rear for lens variation, improve their QC, and stop them from getting their optics engineers drunk during work hours!

Just my 2 cents.

The ZS100 already has a 24-250mm, and an f/2.8 at the low end (f/2.8-f/5.6).
With continuous improvement on the lens, and its glass an f/2.8 to, perhaps, f/4 is not too far out.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 17:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)
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sh10453: If I were a Panasonic decision maker, I'd stop this zoom race madness on this type of camera and concentrate on improvements.
- I'd fix the lens range at 24-300mm, but f/2.8
I'd then make this lens the standard lens on future iterations (ZS300, 400, 500, etc.) with continuous improvement until it's the sharpest lens in its class.
- Continue improving the "Cons" in the Conclusion section.
- 300mm in this type of camera should be sufficient.
- Kick Leica in the rear for lens variation, improve their QC, and stop them from getting their optics engineers drunk during work hours!

Just my 2 cents.

It doesn't really make a difference. Their NAME is on it, and, therefore, their reputation.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 12:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)

If I were a Panasonic decision maker, I'd stop this zoom race madness on this type of camera and concentrate on improvements.
- I'd fix the lens range at 24-300mm, but f/2.8
I'd then make this lens the standard lens on future iterations (ZS300, 400, 500, etc.) with continuous improvement until it's the sharpest lens in its class.
- Continue improving the "Cons" in the Conclusion section.
- 300mm in this type of camera should be sufficient.
- Kick Leica in the rear for lens variation, improve their QC, and stop them from getting their optics engineers drunk during work hours!

Just my 2 cents.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 11:14 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (532 comments in total)

"Significant sample variation on lenses of three different cameras"
This was my "significant" surprise in the Conclusion section.
Did Leica start serving beer at lunch time???

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:19 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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Stanchung: Sorry off topic.

Picked up the Sony Alpha a7R III today to test.

Looks are a big win. Feels good in the hand.

Considering how many pro mirrorless fans out here saying how great EVF is now compared to back when.

You are all kidding yourselves. Pan a little and get all these brittle jpeggy artifacts that made me dizzy. Even slowly. Trying to follow a person walking was ridiculously filled with unclear jpeggy artifacts.

i put it down gently and walked away.
There's a good reason I will be sticking to OVF's for awhile.
Sorry.

"Your ad hominems and lies are sooo white house like." Good one!!!

I have both, Sony mirrorless, and a Canon FF DSLR. Of course I use both, but I find pros and cons for each.
I mostly use the Sony with my manual Canon FD L lenses.
However, I find myself reaching for DSLR far more often.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 01:44 UTC
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sh10453: A 1/2.3" sensor? Never again, for me, even if Pana called it 100 megapixel sensor.
We are not in 2002 anymore.

They won't be using it for long.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 01:18 UTC

These features are available now in the stand-alone "Google Goggles", which has over 10 million users, according to Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en_US

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:53 UTC as 3rd comment
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sh10453: To ON1 folks:
Do the right thing.
Make the fee for the upgrade from the buggy 17 to 18.5 a nominal fee. A $25 upgrade fee should be good enough.
Attract some user base. $80 seems to be the subject to many complaints.

I like Corel's PaintShop Pro upgrade policy and offers a lot better.
You can't beat their Ultimate version offers.

I hear you, Bob, and I'm sticking with PSP and AfterShot.
If we compose right, then there is minimal post-processing work to do.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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sh10453: To ON1 folks:
Do the right thing.
Make the fee for the upgrade from the buggy 17 to 18.5 a nominal fee. A $25 upgrade fee should be good enough.
Attract some user base. $80 seems to be the subject to many complaints.

I like Corel's PaintShop Pro upgrade policy and offers a lot better.
You can't beat their Ultimate version offers.

Very frequently Corel pops up an offer to upgrade to the new Ultimate version for $24.99, as soon as I exit the program.
When I was on X6, I had a pop-up offer to upgrade to X8 Ultimate for $9.99. I took that offer instantly (it included AfterShot and several other programs).
So they do reward their customers.
I have been using PSP since its very first DOS version (when it was JASC PSP).
It remains my favorite editor.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 15:00 UTC

I'd rather use a Canon FD 50mm f/1.4, or f/1.2 L with an adapter.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 14:02 UTC as 5th comment

A 1/2.3" sensor? Never again, for me, even if Pana called it 100 megapixel sensor.
We are not in 2002 anymore.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 13:59 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

To ON1 folks:
Do the right thing.
Make the fee for the upgrade from the buggy 17 to 18.5 a nominal fee. A $25 upgrade fee should be good enough.
Attract some user base. $80 seems to be the subject to many complaints.

I like Corel's PaintShop Pro upgrade policy and offers a lot better.
You can't beat their Ultimate version offers.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 13:54 UTC as 8th comment | 14 replies
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Chris Tsorotes: What about someone without a degree that can do all of that and better ?

Having a degree doesn't make someone magically smarter or talented.

With the JD you'd think you were recruiting for a NASA engineer, not a glorified camera review blog.

The "Preferred Qualifications" section is specific enough.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 15:01 UTC
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SteveOttwa: It worries me that DPR may be contemplating major changes to the web site. My advice is, it ain’t broke so don’t fix it. Resist the compulsion to “improve the user experience”... that scourge of software driven businesses that usually results in achieving just the opposite. If you must change some things, make sure that it is based on real statistically significant user feedback, and not some focus group or (worse) some new fangled theory of web site design.

Thankfully Flash will die naturally. Microsoft had announced it will not be supported for long.
HTML5 will do just fine

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
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dlb41: Being nit-picky. Could we go back to calling them Programmers?
Engineers are people who design three-dimensional structures like buildings, bridges, aircraft, etc.

"and I'm not claiming all software applications involve engineering, but complex solutions certainly do."

The software for the complex solutions / operations is mostly done by the design engineer who knows how the hardware is supposed to function.
Electrical engineers learn programming, both in machine language (zeros and ones), and assembly language (processor dependent), as well as in some high-level programming languages. It's part of their school curriculum.

In the cases where they don't do the actual programming, they do the flow-charting, and the coder just follows that chart.
The computer science major, or programmer does not know (and is not required to know) the intricate operation of the complex electric circuits and components.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 21:20 UTC
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sh10453: The "Basic Qualifications" are the minimum requirements for a senior-level Computer Science team leader. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
Even the "Preferred Qualifications" are very much basic for the position.

Some commenters are equating these requirement / qualifications with the qualifications for a "NASA" engineer, or a NASA "Rocket Scientist" position.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer or a NASA Rocket Scientist. Clearly, some people have no clue.

True. There is a big reason for that called "ignorance".

Anyone with at least a bachelor's degree in the field would find these requirements as basic / standard requirements.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
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sh10453: The "Basic Qualifications" are the minimum requirements for a senior-level Computer Science team leader. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
Even the "Preferred Qualifications" are very much basic for the position.

Some commenters are equating these requirement / qualifications with the qualifications for a "NASA" engineer, or a NASA "Rocket Scientist" position.

Only if you knew what qualifications you must have to be hired as a NASA engineer or a NASA Rocket Scientist. Clearly, some people have no clue.

Actually I would consider applying, but I'm happy where I am, and would not consider moving to Seattle.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 11:49 UTC
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