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: There is much more excitement in fireworks.

Drones of this size cannot launch "real" fireworks", as Roland mentioned.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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Chaitanya S: That usb port on card reader is convenient feature. I wish more card readers came with that. Also since I only Sd and microSd dont really mind missing Cf slot or presence of CFast slot. Looking forward to review by cameramemoryspeed before picking one up to replace Transcend reader I currently use.

@Chaitanya ... If you don't need cfast, there are tons of options.
I have been using a Dynex reader/writer for 3 years or more, and I'm very happy with it.
Less than $10 on ebay brand new.
It has slots for SD, MicroSD, xD, CF, and a number of other cards.
Very small .. about 3" by 1.5" by 0.5" ... It's USB2, but I'm sure their newer ones would be USB 3.
I have the Transcend USB 3.0 reader/writer for SD and MicroSD, but I don't like it at all. I get a lot of writing errors when I use it.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 21:15 UTC

There is much more excitement in fireworks.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (191 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hats off to Sigma's engineers. They have been launching some good stuff.
For those complaining of lugging heavy weight gear, just use your phone.

I have never had any Sigma product.
All my lenses are Canon. I even use my Sony A6000 with Canon FD lenses.
My Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 L is actually heavier than the A6000 body.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (103 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: By the way, if anyone has any ideas for future TBTs, please post them or send me a PM.

The Kodak 2mp DC-5000 in the year 2000?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (191 comments in total)

Hats off to Sigma's engineers. They have been launching some good stuff.
For those complaining of lugging heavy weight gear, just use your phone.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies

A very good job indeed. Hats off!!! Images on the right look better than the originals.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 3rd comment
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sh10453: It's a good developer once you have learned it.
Strange Interface, and a relatively long learning curve.

I just learned it the hard way, trial and error.
If you Google "SILKYPIX tutorial", the first 2 links in the results should be helpful.
For your convenience, here is the 2nd result link:
http://www.silkypix.us/latest-silkypix-tutorials

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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sh10453: Fingerprint is good enough for me on my Android phone.
I can reach for it in my pocket, in total darkness, and unlock it in a fraction of a second.
If I am not specifically targeted for an attack, then a finger print is secure.
If the phone is shutdown or restarted, it still want the password, and will not unlock with the fingerprint.
Apple will convince its audience that it is crucial to line up at the nearest Apple store starting at 2:00 AM in the morning to guarantee they will get a phone before they are sold out!!!
Thanks to Huawie and the likes. They are doing a great competitive job, offering superb phones at a third, or forth the price of the big gorillas, like Apple, Samsung, etc.

A Google search would easily show that Apply is not an innovator.
Very much everything they introduce had been done before in some form or another.
They even managed to patent rounded edges!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 04:17 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)

Hopefully they do not plan on building a cheap plastic product like the digital cameras that Kodak made, which eventually sent Kodak to the graveyard.
There is too much competition out there in the cheap tablet category.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 3rd comment

Sounds like a developer's dream application.

With 6 to 12 core processor, 32GB RAM, and 32-64GB graphics card, and an SSD, this indicates a powerful workstation is required (most likely a Xeon processor based, or a top end i7 minimum).

This is not of any use for consumers.
It's for developers who build drone controllers and RC units.

Now what's Microsoft's incentive to do this? I fail to see Microsoft getting any benefit from doing it.

Big corporations do not usually do things out of the goodness of their hearts.
Any thoughts?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 4th comment
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UneVache: Throwback Friday about Flight Simulator ? :D

FS and Lotus 123 were the standard questions back when we wanted to buy a DOS machine.
The first question was: Does it run Lotus 123 and Flight Simulator?
If they said yes, and demonstrated that, then the machine was an "IBM Compatible"!
Those were the college days when we memorized the DOS manual ... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 03:50 UTC

It's a good developer once you have learned it.
Strange Interface, and a relatively long learning curve.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 03:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

Fingerprint is good enough for me on my Android phone.
I can reach for it in my pocket, in total darkness, and unlock it in a fraction of a second.
If I am not specifically targeted for an attack, then a finger print is secure.
If the phone is shutdown or restarted, it still want the password, and will not unlock with the fingerprint.
Apple will convince its audience that it is crucial to line up at the nearest Apple store starting at 2:00 AM in the morning to guarantee they will get a phone before they are sold out!!!
Thanks to Huawie and the likes. They are doing a great competitive job, offering superb phones at a third, or forth the price of the big gorillas, like Apple, Samsung, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 00:09 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)

Regardless of this video, Canon has historically excelled in low light conditions.
Back in late 1970s, the Canon A-1 with the 50mm f/1.2 L was taking excellent pictures, using ASA 100 color film, with only the light of a candle.
If this doesn't sound much nowadays, it was back then.
They have continued to excel in low light.
I use both, Canon FF and Sony cameras. The Canon is my go-to camera under low light conditions, and their L glass is hard to beat.
We can amuse ourselves, and make fun about Canon, but a formidable 1,000 pound gorilla like Canon is not a weight to make fun of.
Personally, I have never underestimated Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 38th comment
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)
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HarryLally: Shame the scriptwriter was semi-illiterate. Going on about "a phenomena" and repeating it several times near the beginning of the video. 'Phenomena' is the plural of 'phenomenon'. of course.

My computer's audio output is connected to 200 watt stereo amplifier, and I hear sound on 15" speakers (plus the center, and other speakers, a total of 6). Perhaps that makes quite a difference in hearing sound details.
So on my end, I heard the narrator quite clearly say "a phenomenon", not a phenomena.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
On article Fancy is a pocketable smartphone gimbal (18 comments in total)

This can be a useful product, but at $128 (or even at $89), I 'd say good luck selling them to photographers.
But maybe "photographers" are not the intended audience for this product.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)

This sounds like an SL1 replacement with a little bit of upgrade to take it just above the Rebel line.
.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 04:39 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Major camera manufacturers should have done this long time ago on cameras with auto-focus lenses.
Such a feature would be awesome for macro photography, especially, on a tripod, instead of the tedious job of manually focusing and refocusing to obtain a dozen images or more, then stack them in post processing.

All they need to do is add the feature to the firmware.
The photographer would then define the beginning and the end points of the subject, the number of images to take, and push the shutter button or remote control.
The camera would then do the sweep and the stacking.

This was done years back by Canon, I think, but was cumbersome to use, and not very well implemented.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 19:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

In 5 years or so, who will acquire Nikon?
I bet Fuji might be the one.
What do you think?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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