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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Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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mario loconte: I do not understand whether I am poor or this lens is too expensive. 😁

@mario,
I think the answer is "BOTH" :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:44 UTC

This is what happens to a company when it puts an incompetent, incapable person, and stupidly overpaid at the top to lead it.
A couple of years ago or so, Microsoft offered $44 BILLION to buy yahoo, and back in the early 2000's Yahoo was worth $125 Billion.
Marissa Mayer won't be there for long, but she'll jump with a $quarter Billion parachute!
Her reign has brought nothing but disasters to Yahoo and its shareholders.

I think Yahoo's board of directors should be sent to prison over all their blunders over the years, if there was any justice out there!

Smart move by Verizon, though. Plenty of data and good sections within Yahoo (Flickr, Tumblr, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Internet, Yahoo Mobile, ...).

They just need better management.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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KodaChrome25: There are people who hate AOL and refuse to use it. There are people who hate Yahoo and refuse to use it. And there are people who hate Huff-and-Puff-ington post and refuse to use it.

Now Verizon has brought all those people together.

And there are people who hate Verizon and refuse to use it.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:39 UTC

Wow!!!
What an impressive collection!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 44th comment
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cbphoto123: Where are all the SONY A7R II's ??? :P

"Where are all the Nikons!!.."
In a crucial SPORTS event like this, you can't afford to compromise.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (290 comments in total)

Since I'm a Libra, can I have this scale when you no long want to keep it?
Thanks Barney! :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (290 comments in total)

Amazon is getting me confused with their pricing.
They have taken out the rhythm!!!
$1996.95 is NOT rhythmic; therefore, it is not right. Even $1996.96 is not accepted.
Should be $1995.95 or $1999.99
Someone at DPR should get on their case :-)

OK, I'll pass on both. I do have a better choice, but I'd rather keep the haters calmed down.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 10th comment
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (41 comments in total)
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sh10453: Great!!! Thank you!

Now when I elope with Natasha, we can send a selfi postcard, with the Great Wall of China in the background, so her parents would cancel their Missing Person Report with the local police department!!!
Hopefully they won't pay attention that the card was sent from within the USA.
I am in for the Ink Premium. 5 days is enough worry and agony for her parents .... :)

Thanks Mike,
Interesting story!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (115 comments in total)

Thanks Chris for sharing your thoughts, images, and experience. Beautiful images.
As for some of the critiques, I have no issue with the signature at all.
I also could care less about the rule of thirds. The scene dictates if I should care for it or not. It's only a guideline, not a verse from a holy book!
It also doesn't bother me taking a picture of a waterfall at fast shutter speed; people's obsession of the milky look is very over-rated, IMHO.

My preference for the sun burst location (if I cared to have it at all) is away from the center of the image; somewhere in an upper corner. In the Lupine image here, it's so strong it wiped out most of the tree. Putting the sun itself in the center of the image made the center too bright, and it took away a lot of the beauty of the image.
I love the first image, in particular.
All the best.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 15:57 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

I assume they are detecting the potential (voltage / electric field) that is generated by the movement of the eye (blinking), which is in the micro to milli-volt range.
If that is the case (the only explanation I have), then I also assume that blinking BOTH eyes should activate the shutter.
That way you don't get in trouble if you look at a woman accompanied by her jealous man and blink at her :-) ... Blinking /closing both eyes should be safer!!!

The reliability of this method of detection (since it is not elaborate equipment) might be hit and miss due to the inconsistency of this electric charge generation (its magnitude).
The potential varies by day, and by other factors. Will there be an automatic re-calibration built-in?
The good thing is that the potential is always generated by eye movement, even in total darkness. Good for low-light conditions here.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 40th comment
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lumberjack63: A great software tool and my personal record:
Learning to use Affinity Photo is completely impossible for me.
Never before in 35 years of software experience I had such problems - finally resigning ;-)
Perhaps I have been working too long with Aperture.

I also noticed that in their Designer Beta for Windows.
Looks like a very steep learning curve. Not enough menu items on their toolbar.

I rarely, if ever, click the Help menu for a software package, but in this case I stood staring at the screen, getting a bit baffled, and found myself hitting the Help menu!
The software is probably great, but the user interface is far from being good enough to attract a new user.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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sh10453: The more competition the better, as always.
Never succumb to monopolies!

Affinity's Public Beta for Windows is already available for download. File size is ~ 230 MB.
Requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or later Windows versions.

I'll start playing with it soon, as it is already downloading.

Thanks for the info. I never was an Adobe products user. I use products from Corel, OnOne, Phase One, and a number of others.

Hopefully Affinity Photo Beta for Windows won't take long to be released.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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Under The Sun: One of the best candidates for future photoshop killer. Its still in its infancy but I still bought it just to support the company.

Now that's a good Samaritan!!! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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sh10453: The more competition the better, as always.
Never succumb to monopolies!

Affinity's Public Beta for Windows is already available for download. File size is ~ 230 MB.
Requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or later Windows versions.

I'll start playing with it soon, as it is already downloading.

You are correct.
After I signed up, they sent me a link to what they described as "Affinity for Windows".
I missed the "Designer" on another line of their message, and just went to the link.
Oh well, they fooled me :) ... I won't be the first or the last victim ...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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sh10453: The more competition the better, as always.
Never succumb to monopolies!

Affinity's Public Beta for Windows is already available for download. File size is ~ 230 MB.
Requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or later Windows versions.

I'll start playing with it soon, as it is already downloading.

Downloading is very slow at ~ 40KB/s. I assume it is directly from the company's UK server.
Would've been nice if a torrent was provided for a much faster download.
Just a suggestion to Serif.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (183 comments in total)

Traffic on the Golden Gate bridge is always very heavy.
How did the bridge authority agree to close it to traffic for this commercial, and what was the cost (which is a pocket change, and not an issue to Bentley customers when it is added onto the price of the car)?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

The more competition the better, as always.
Never succumb to monopolies!

Affinity's Public Beta for Windows is already available for download. File size is ~ 230 MB.
Requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or later Windows versions.

I'll start playing with it soon, as it is already downloading.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (101 comments in total)

Brilliant idea. I hope Canon will improve upon this in-lens lighting concept and introduce it to the EF line (of some lenses, especially macro lenses, and a similar 28/35mm EF).
Great lens when you don't have, or can't carry the billows and the macro ring light, especially!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 9th comment
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sh10453: Part 2:

1) Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-105mm L lens + Power Grip (Motor Drive) ... $3,199
2) Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro $849

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-SLR-Camera-24-105mm-Lens-Kit/311413820817?_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Dc37f92b77f5446e1ac635f141f6ea60c%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

3) Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0 L, II, USM, IS $999

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM-Lens/331733822883?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Db7600ab70f844d8ebce26be9744bb66d%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

4) Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5, L, II, USM, IS 2,099

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4-5-5-6L-IS-II-USM-Lens-EOS-DSLR-Camera-NEW-9524B002-White-/321906325884?hash=item4af31cb97c:g:36kAAOSwT5tWMndi

TOTAL: $7,146.00

Count them. 4 Canon L lenses.

Leica was sold to Andreas Kaufmann in 2006. It was at the edge of bankruptcy.

An interesting article is here, in the Wall Street Journal:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122152103387739231

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
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