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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There are getting more pro's. Now they started using "RAP", Roof Aperture Priority!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 3rd comment

Hard to pick one favorite lens.
In the FD line, the 50mm f/1.2 L, the 35mm f/2, and the 35-105mm, f/3.5, Macro come to mind. I still use all of them on my Sony A6000.
In the EOS line, my EF 16-35mm, f/2.8 L, my EF 70-200mm, f/4 L, and my EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 are my favorites (depending on what I am taking pictures of).

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:38 UTC as 47th comment
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Leandros S: "It takes decades of experience to design a lens like the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM."

Today, it mostly takes state-of-the-art software.

Leandros S: In that case (mostly state-of-the-art software), you should buy the software and start designing lenses that are superior to Canon L lenses.
I'd be happy to buy your first production lens .. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:27 UTC

"I actually worked on the 70-200mm F2.8L USM version II with IS when I became a manager of the division."

We, in the US, put accounting, psychology, or BA majors as plant managers, or even CEOs of technical companies.

Excellence at its best. Hats off to the Japanese engineering and technology!!!

I have a very large collection of Canon lenses (FD and EF). Now I know who was involved in designing several of them!! :)

Thanks to Canon for allowing this tour, and to DPR for this nice article.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 58th comment

It's not all about security. There is an alternative explanation, as the Washington Post put it.
When our airlines can't compete, they go whining and crying at Trump's lap for protection:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/21/trump-wont-allow-you-to-use-ipads-or-laptops-on-certain-airlines-heres-the-underlying-story/?utm_term=.3b64cab2cc38

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery (43 comments in total)

I like these images. Portraits look nice as well, even at 200mm.
I didn't notice vignetting, but maybe I skimmed a bit fast.
Glad not to see any ugly bokeh circles (aside from one image, and it's even minimal there).
If I didn't have the Canon 70-200mm, I would definitely consider this lens.
Nice job DPR staff.
Well done Tamron.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 18th comment
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

Dan: I hope BB or Rish (since he's the technical editor) would shed some light on what you said. I hope that is not what they do and report here!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

Most of real life situations have too many variables, cannot be controlled, and are not repeatable. Birds, auto-racing, horse racing, sports, speed boats, children playing, ..., etc., are just a few examples.
Controlled, repeatable experiments are a must for a manufacturer doing their research, verification, calibration, etc., but real life experiments like in this article are very useful to me as a buyer trying to select a camera for my next upgrade.
Those who don't shoot such activities (studio photographers, for example) don't care much about the feature, obviously.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (78 comments in total)

Coming soon to a news site near you: GoPro, The Final Chapter. Get your ticket before all tickets are sold out.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 13th comment
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AlanG: Sorry, I just borrowed them to test. I'll return them on Monday.

Those guys do not have any sense of humor. They don't joke.
The same for the security folks at airports.
Try to make a security-related joke at an airport, even if it is an obvious joke.
They would arrest you, prevent you from your flight, put you under investigation, and you'll most likely need a lawyer to get you out of the mess after spending quite some time (or over night) being investigated.
And that's even before Trump was elected.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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AlanG: Sorry, I just borrowed them to test. I'll return them on Monday.

Actually if you live in the US, you could expect a visit by some FBI agents for your statement!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (377 comments in total)

My first film camera was the 35mm Kiev-4 with 50mm f/2. In 1970, my brother was going to college in Europe, and the Kiev-4 made a splash when it came out. He bought me one.
To this day, I consider the lens on that camera to be one heck of a sharp lens. I still have it in excellent condition, including its case. I loved the photocell on it for metering.
In 1979, I got the Canon A1, which was the first 35mm camera with an LED viewfinder. I also still have it in excellent condition, along with its case, and a very long list of Canon FD lenses.
In 1996, I got the Olympus C-800 digital camera.
After that, I lost count of the digital cameras that I got. They now fill a whole china cabinet, including the drawers, and they vary from the 2.2 MP to the full frame.

I'm ready for a new full frame.
Canon: Take my money. Give me the 6D-II before I spend the money elsewhere!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 194th comment
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sh10453: Never heard of them before this article.
They should donate big time to DPR for this article that will make thousands of people aware of them.

How different is their software from Blurb? Any comparison?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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sh10453: A great camera, no doubt, but after 3 Panasonic cameras I'm sticking with Canon, and Canon's L glass.
I hope the 6D-II will be out soon.
For lighter gear, I still like my A6000, especially using it with Canon lenses.

I don't care much for Panasonic's customer care. I have been disappointed in all 3 cases, as well as in other products (high-end home telephone systems).

Good to know. Thanks for the feedback. I wish I could say the same thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

A great camera, no doubt, but after 3 Panasonic cameras I'm sticking with Canon, and Canon's L glass.
I hope the 6D-II will be out soon.
For lighter gear, I still like my A6000, especially using it with Canon lenses.

I don't care much for Panasonic's customer care. I have been disappointed in all 3 cases, as well as in other products (high-end home telephone systems).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Instead of trying to milk their customers out of every penny, with clunky apps, Sony should include filters like this in a firmware update to their cameras.
This is just another gimmick that's not worth 30 cents.
Anyone can achieve such results with bracketing.

Put it in the firmware, Sony.
You owe it to your customers, who pay big money for your cameras.
You are not a little software house trying to make a living out of making little programs to just survive.
You are manufacturing expensive cameras!!
Shame on you, Sony.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Never heard of them before this article.
They should donate big time to DPR for this article that will make thousands of people aware of them.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

A magnificent image!
Excellent choice of the color.

Just wondering how many attempts it took, and how many glasses broken, by Nadia before she got the right shot (since it was taken by sound triggering).
I hope she is reading, and would kindly reply.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)

I also vote for default out-of-camera jpg files (plus RAW), instead of the "converted to taste" images.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)

Hybrid would be the best of both worlds.
The arguments for OVF have already been made, and no disagreement here.
Like Allison's experiences, I have had countless occasions where the horizontal level line saved my behind, especially in situations where I was laying on the ground, on my side.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 323rd comment
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