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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sh10453: Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

It's super simple when the device has display port, or HDMI port, not when the device has none.
DVI-D is video only, no audio.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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sh10453: Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

TVs I have seen are with HDMI. I don't know if any has started to come with a display port.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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sh10453: Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

HDMI has the advantage of carrying both video and audio signals.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:50 UTC

Aside from the obvious, such as Wi-Fi, I think any device of this caliber needs to have a few essentials:
- SD card slot. Real cameras use SD cards, not Micro SD.
- USB-C
- Audio in and out plugs.
- HDMI.
Any one of the above missing on a device, that device will not get my money.
Nice to have, and would give the device an edge:
- e-SATA port.
- Multiple USB-C ports.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 27th comment | 11 replies
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Mike FL: What a nice/good looking machine. this only can be done after Microsoft cuts all ties with Bill Gates. Why? as Steve Jobs said to MS: Has no taste!

MS stock also gained 200%+ after Microsoft cuts all ties with Bill Gates. Why? as current CEO said about Bill Gates: Wrong vision!

Steve Jobs is the greatest! Great taste + Great vision.

My view is the opposite of yours regarding Bill Gates, and I don't think Microsoft can ever cut ties with Gates. Practically it's his company.
The whole world of computing owes him a great deal forever.
This is obvious and clear simply by the sheer percentage of Windows users worldwide.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 23:46 UTC

3D is fine by me, but I have no interest in 360 at all.
I'm happier with the angle that my pair of eyes can see.
As for these crowd-funded projects, I'll wait for the project to actually start mass production and pay more knowing that there is an actual item going to be shipped from Amazon or any other reputable store!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 23:35 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Just wondering if this was staged.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 7th comment
On article Olympus cleans up at Camera Grand Prix 2017 (19 comments in total)
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sh10453: I wish that they someday would make a full frame camera like the M1-II.

Not planning on selling my house to buy an A9.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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sh10453: When business doesn't seem to be going well, higher management love to do the restructuring.
It's a tricky strategy that seems to be universal.
A very large technical company I had worked for did the restructuring 3 times in less than 6 months, and a month later the company suddenly declared bankruptcy.
I wonder if restructuring is a method of covering up management screwups.

The 3 envelopes story describes it very well.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
On article Olympus cleans up at Camera Grand Prix 2017 (19 comments in total)

I wish that they someday would make a full frame camera like the M1-II.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)

When business doesn't seem to be going well, higher management love to do the restructuring.
It's a tricky strategy that seems to be universal.
A very large technical company I had worked for did the restructuring 3 times in less than 6 months, and a month later the company suddenly declared bankruptcy.
I wonder if restructuring is a method of covering up management screwups.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:52 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

Or buy the original on eBay for $5

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (757 comments in total)

Nice selection.
But I would opt for the Canon A1 instead of the AE1 or the AE1-Program.
The A1 has Aperture priority, Program, Shutter priority, TTL, ..., etc.
I believe the A1 came out in 1979, and was the first SLR to introduce LED display (in the viewfinder).
I have owned 3 of them, with motor-drives.

For a little more money, I would get the T-90. It's a powerful and rugged SLR, with about 5 frames per second speed, if you need the speed.
I have used my collection of T-90s for a long time, and the T-90 is a joy to use.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 294th comment

Here is some more on the I/O 2017 event:

http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/gallery-the-google-io-2017-keynote-in-pictures/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=2220772

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 24th comment

This is a great opportunity for someone who can travel a full year to capture and create summer stories.
Obviously when the winter hits us, in the northern hemisphere, the photographer would be in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina ... etc.
Awesome opportunity.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 3rd comment

Eventually this will have the same fate as Picasa.
Next, Google will search our disks for our financial and investment files, and suggest sharing them with poor folks in North Korea.

Dumb idea. Most likely dead on arrival, but might get popular with teenagers, if they can steal them from Instagram.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 1st comment

"... price isn't clear at this time."
Probably an arm & a leg?
I have used a Dynex reader/writer for the past several years.
It has slots to virtually every type of card (CF, SD, SDHC, MicroSD, MC, xD, MS Pro Duo, MS Pro).
It's about 3" x 1.5" x 0.5" (8 x 4 x 1.5 CM, approx.).
Works flawlessly. I have never encountered any problems with it.
It's a USB 2.0, though, and very inexpensive (I think it was less than US$10 when I bought it).
Most likely they have a USB 3.0 model by now.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 13:59 UTC as 1st comment
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sh10453: I'd take the Porsche in a heartbeat, and would never pay even a 100th of this amount for a B&W back. Duh!!!
What were they thinking???
Get the Fuji or Pentax MF and convert the color images to B&W if so desired.

It's a matter of preference and opinion, but thanks for the kind suggestion regarding my eyes.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 18:16 UTC

Wow!!! That's a big WOW!!!
Impressive.
Put it in the a6000 with a firmware upgrade!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 2nd comment
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Reactive: Movie Maker started off many, many, years ago as a useful little app for quick, basic, video editing under Windows XP. It was utterly destroyed with the introduction of Windows Vista, and it became a completely useless, dumb-downed turd of a clip sorter. I still have no idea why Microsoft jumped backwards and sabotaged their own app. Watching this cloying promo video, it looks like they've just polished the Vista turd - there is no evidence of a multi-track timeline. If you're over 10 years old and actually want to *edit* video, download almost anything else like DaVinci Resolve (free). If you want 3D objects integrated with your video, then download the industrial strength Blender (also free, www.blender.org), which includes a video editor.

I use Movie Maker for quick and easy things on Windows 7 as well as Windows 10.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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