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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On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (31 comments in total)

I tried and tried and tried over the years to like the GIMP, but always got frustrated by its GUI.
I'd be happy to contribute if I could like it enough to use it.
I wish they'd make the interface just like PaintShop Pro
But for those who use it, it's a good idea to keep it alive by supporting it financially, and it's a small amount.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (87 comments in total)

Who tricked me to click on this???

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment
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sh10453: Simplest solution:
Use a finger other than these 2 (4 for both hands) fingers for your fingerprint reader to unlock your device.
The NII is a bit oversimplifying it, but i'm not disputing their findings.
Usually a UserName (ID) precedes the finger print.

Many devices will require the password at bootup/restart, and would not accept a fingerprint. They start accepting fingerprints after the screen is turned off (and of course after the initial password had been entered at bootup).
I have tried to fool my Huawie Honor 8 with my other 9 fingers, and, at a gathering, I asked 5 other people to try.
None of the 59 fingers could unlock the phone, that's aside from the 30 second delays the phone starts to introduce after every 3 or 4 attempts, where it would not accept any input to the fingerprint reader.

OK, thanks for the feedback.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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sh10453: Dear Phase One Marketing & Sales,

I had uninstalled Ver. 10 due to bugs and crashes (aside from the nag screen).
The new version (10.0.1) installation starts by installing VC++, although I have the latest ver. installed (my OS is Win 10 Pro 64).

What I dislike most about C1 is the icons that are used on the Windows version.
They are Apple/Mac icons, unfamiliar to the Windows user.
It's not that hard to have a familiar Windows icon set.

Hovering over an icon to know what it means should instantly pop-up the text that tells you what it is, and should not take 30 seconds or more to pop-up (I'm not on a slow machine at all, it's actually a high-end i7-based machine).

The other irritation is the nag window to buy the pro version. It's nagging me even in the "get started" section.
All I want is the Sony Express version, and the continuous nag to buy the Pro is very irritating.
I know that the Pro exists, and I know I can buy it if I want to. So please cut down on nagging; I HATE IT.

Then it must be my overzealous security software delaying the hints .. Thanks to all for your feedback.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:23 UTC

Simplest solution:
Use a finger other than these 2 (4 for both hands) fingers for your fingerprint reader to unlock your device.
The NII is a bit oversimplifying it, but i'm not disputing their findings.
Usually a UserName (ID) precedes the finger print.

Many devices will require the password at bootup/restart, and would not accept a fingerprint. They start accepting fingerprints after the screen is turned off (and of course after the initial password had been entered at bootup).
I have tried to fool my Huawie Honor 8 with my other 9 fingers, and, at a gathering, I asked 5 other people to try.
None of the 59 fingers could unlock the phone, that's aside from the 30 second delays the phone starts to introduce after every 3 or 4 attempts, where it would not accept any input to the fingerprint reader.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Dear Phase One Marketing & Sales,

I had uninstalled Ver. 10 due to bugs and crashes (aside from the nag screen).
The new version (10.0.1) installation starts by installing VC++, although I have the latest ver. installed (my OS is Win 10 Pro 64).

What I dislike most about C1 is the icons that are used on the Windows version.
They are Apple/Mac icons, unfamiliar to the Windows user.
It's not that hard to have a familiar Windows icon set.

Hovering over an icon to know what it means should instantly pop-up the text that tells you what it is, and should not take 30 seconds or more to pop-up (I'm not on a slow machine at all, it's actually a high-end i7-based machine).

The other irritation is the nag window to buy the pro version. It's nagging me even in the "get started" section.
All I want is the Sony Express version, and the continuous nag to buy the Pro is very irritating.
I know that the Pro exists, and I know I can buy it if I want to. So please cut down on nagging; I HATE IT.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (93 comments in total)
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sh10453: The law of diminishing returns seems to always present itself.
It is not easy to improve upon a best selling classic, but the price doesn't break the bank, for an L lens in this optical range.

I had skipped the EF 24-105mm, f/4, despite a lot of advice and temptation, and had opted for the EF 16-35mm, f/2.8 L, the EF 70-200mm, f/4 L, and the EF 28-135mm, f/3.5-5.6 for the in-between.
I have no regrets, or complaints about any of these lenses.
The 28-135 is not an L lens, but I love its images, and it's the one that I keep on the FF camera most of the time, as a general purpose lens.
The other two have their own use and purpose, obviously.

Thank you for this update.
Nice images, just too many snow pictures, although I understand that at this time of year that is what we expect to find outdoors.

No argument about the 24-105 L. I would not claim that the 28-135 is a better lens. I just happen to like my copy's results.
Wasn't the 28-135mm the kit lens that originally came with the 7D?

Yes, it is getting cheaper, especially if a good used one is acceptable, but I am not in a hurry. I use a couple other cameras of 2 different brands.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:04 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (93 comments in total)
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sh10453: The law of diminishing returns seems to always present itself.
It is not easy to improve upon a best selling classic, but the price doesn't break the bank, for an L lens in this optical range.

I had skipped the EF 24-105mm, f/4, despite a lot of advice and temptation, and had opted for the EF 16-35mm, f/2.8 L, the EF 70-200mm, f/4 L, and the EF 28-135mm, f/3.5-5.6 for the in-between.
I have no regrets, or complaints about any of these lenses.
The 28-135 is not an L lens, but I love its images, and it's the one that I keep on the FF camera most of the time, as a general purpose lens.
The other two have their own use and purpose, obviously.

Thank you for this update.
Nice images, just too many snow pictures, although I understand that at this time of year that is what we expect to find outdoors.

I agree. I'm especially impressed with the closeup images that I get from it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)
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sh10453: Richard,
"Normal' lens shows approximately the view you see with the naked eye: neither zoomed-in nor zoomed-out. They're great for capturing the world around you, so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom."
This statement needs editing. It would totally confuse a beginner.
The confusing part is:
"so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom.", since we are talking here about a fixed FL, the Normal lens in the example, which obviously cannot cover "the same range as your kit zoom".

Happens to all of us all the time.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (137 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I think it's time for Canon to downsize the overstaffed R&D department and invest the savings in acquiring more modern sensors, either through an updated chip fab or acquiring Sony's sensor division.

Patents are fine and dandy, but at this rate, the vast majority of those 3,500 patents will expire before any legitimate commercial use is made of them.

The consumer camera business is a small portion of Canon's business.
You may want to research their other, bigger, businesses in sensor fab, commercial printing and medical equipment.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:25 UTC

DPR should put it to the test.
Load it with everything it can take, but in the middle of it place the Samsung Note 7 (to prevent heat from escaping), and connect the Note to the backpack's USB charger.
If all goes well after a few hours, I'll buy one. :-)

Disclaimer:
Please have a good size fire extinguisher standing by.

Do these people know anything about electronics, and that USB charging generates heat??? SMH.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 4th comment
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (93 comments in total)

The law of diminishing returns seems to always present itself.
It is not easy to improve upon a best selling classic, but the price doesn't break the bank, for an L lens in this optical range.

I had skipped the EF 24-105mm, f/4, despite a lot of advice and temptation, and had opted for the EF 16-35mm, f/2.8 L, the EF 70-200mm, f/4 L, and the EF 28-135mm, f/3.5-5.6 for the in-between.
I have no regrets, or complaints about any of these lenses.
The 28-135 is not an L lens, but I love its images, and it's the one that I keep on the FF camera most of the time, as a general purpose lens.
The other two have their own use and purpose, obviously.

Thank you for this update.
Nice images, just too many snow pictures, although I understand that at this time of year that is what we expect to find outdoors.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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sh10453: Samsung is having more trouble ...

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-politics-idUSKBN150079

That's possible. I don't know the facts.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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sh10453: Samsung is having more trouble ...

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-politics-idUSKBN150079

If it is him who did it, then they should lock him up for a long time :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 21:38 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

They meant their own hardware.
Batteries are not theirs; they are provided by other suppliers.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 19:41 UTC

Samsung is having more trouble ...

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-politics-idUSKBN150079

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)
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sh10453: Richard,
"Normal' lens shows approximately the view you see with the naked eye: neither zoomed-in nor zoomed-out. They're great for capturing the world around you, so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom."
This statement needs editing. It would totally confuse a beginner.
The confusing part is:
"so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom.", since we are talking here about a fixed FL, the Normal lens in the example, which obviously cannot cover "the same range as your kit zoom".

Hi Richard ... thanks for the edit.
Another typo ... Under "What’s a wide-angle lens?" ...
"... and can lens a dramatic effect to your images.".

Obviously you meant to type "lend", but the darn "s" is just next to the "d" on the keyboard. ... :)
There are a few others, mainly grammatical, but the reader wouldn't get confused by them. I do that all the time when I write something over a longer period of time, where the line of thought can disconnect .. :-)
Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM gallery updated (25 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Once again Wenmei's shots blow away the competition. Time for the bros on the staff to realize there's more to being a photographer than the ability to grow a sweet beard. You also have to be able to deliver pictures with meaning.

Could it be that there is a bonus pay / allowance for beards at DPR, and that it is proportional to beard length? :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Richard,
"Normal' lens shows approximately the view you see with the naked eye: neither zoomed-in nor zoomed-out. They're great for capturing the world around you, so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom."
This statement needs editing. It would totally confuse a beginner.
The confusing part is:
"so you may find it makes sense to buy a sharper or brighter lens that covers the same range as your kit zoom.", since we are talking here about a fixed FL, the Normal lens in the example, which obviously cannot cover "the same range as your kit zoom".

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Good article for the beginner, Richard.
It's quite entertaining to see some folks bending over backwards or yawning because the articles is not meant for their "prestigious status" or their self-declared "experts" on photography.
In fact, true experts would not make such arrogant, nonsense comments.

Photography (light) is a lifetime learning journey. When you think you have learned EVERYTHING about it, that's when you've begun failing.

An excellent reference for the beginner that I recommend, which is the book I started with back in the early 1980s, is PHOTOGRAPHY, by Charles Swedlund. It was a college textbook for Photography 101, back then, at the University of Arizona. Although its gear examples deal with old equipment, photography itself remains the same. It really teaches you at 101 level.
The reader can skip chapters that do not apply to today's technology (film processing, darkroom, etc.).
Aside from that, the Internet has no shortage of material/tutorials for the beginner.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 26th comment
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