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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In many ways, it looks similar to the Huawie Honor 8 which went on sale earlier this month.
I got the Honor 8, and I'm pleased with it so far. It comes with 4GB RAM, which is good enough for a phone, and the dual lens camera (also 12 MP, large pixels) is very good.

If I needed a phone, I would grab the premium version of this phone (6GB / 128GB) in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:02 UTC as 9th comment

Looks good and attractive. Performance is yet to be seen.
Price is mostly a relative issue. Far too expensive to some, and, perhaps, fair to others.
For me, I'll continue to use Canon's superb L glass on my Sony, and that includes Canon FD line.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 20th comment
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MMitchellorg: Does it do porn?

A female police officer arresting two dogs in heat on a public beach.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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Martin.au: Wow. I took a Thinktank Perception Pro (2.9lbs/1.3kg), an M4/3 E-M1 and five lenses (average weight 400 grams), a 15" Macbook pro, an iPad, and a few accessories overseas recently. Even with that comparatively lightweight kit I hit 8.5kg. I can't imagine what this bag with a full load would weigh.

For your load example, it would be:
11 lbs - 2.9 lbs + (8.5 x 2.2046) = 26.84 lbs = 12.17 kg
Quite heavy, but the wheels should make it an easy job! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article 2017 Sony World Photography Awards accepting entries (48 comments in total)

Sounds great. I saw no conditions on the brand of gear you use, although my initial assumption was that the pictures must be taken by a Sony product.
Worth entering.
Great job, Sony, for sponsoring this event. Thumbs up.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (45 comments in total)
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sh10453: The Canon FF 5D was a game changer.
Was it introduced at Photokina 2005?

Ahhhhhhh ... Blonde moment. Thanks Jeff :)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (45 comments in total)

The Canon FF 5D was a game changer.
Was it introduced at Photokina 2005?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (254 comments in total)
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CanonM5fan: 1:00-1:10 "No 4K, no high frame rates. But it does the basics extremely well. Canon knows how to make a very pleasant to use camera." I can't emphasize this quote enough. Buying a camera from a spec sheet really misses out on the usability of and UI with the camera. I bought the A7R and A6000 and hated them both. The shutter shock on the A7R and the UI on both of the cameras was absolutely terrible. Shooting Nikon for 30 years then Canon for 6 years the Sonys were not intuitive to use at all. The Canons and especially my M3 are a joy to use as I expect the M5 will be. I don't have or plan to buy a 4K TV or monitor. Nor do I shoot video for slow motion. Why do I need 4K or high frame rates? I don't.
I think this is the guy who built that boat and made a video of it? That was an outstanding video. As I was watching it on my 27" monitor, did I think, "Too bad it's not in 4K." or "I wish they would have done some slow motion in this video, it would have made it better." Nope

@CanonM5fan,
I couldn't agree more. My canon collection (over the years) is fairly large.
About a year ago, I purchased the Sony a6000. I find the UI to be horrible, at best.

I don't care for 4K video either, and I don't want it actually, but high frame rate is important to me, and that's when I pick up one of my Canon DSLRs.

The a6000 high frame rate is terrible after one burst. It freezes until it is done saving to the card (although I'm using Sony's fast cards). Subsequent bursts get worse, and opportunities are lost. Trying to find what you want to adjust in the menus can be a good exercise and a test of your patience. But it is small, light weight, pleasant to shoot with (especially with my Canon FD lenses), as long as the horrible menu is not needed, and you are not trying to shoot fast action subjects that require multiple bursts!!!

I have no plans to get the M5. I'm happy with my Pana LF-1 for a pocket camera. I love this little camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (46 comments in total)

At first I thought Michael Kors was some kind of beer misspelled!
Never heard of him before.
My 75 years old neighbor (a female) told me he designs weird looking things for little old ladies who are addicted to bingo!!! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:13 UTC as 13th comment
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (364 comments in total)

They sure picked the right styling, the right (standard) lens mount, a good sensor, as well as a red dot to go along with that styling.
Most likely the Leica lawyers are checking it out now with a very fine comb to see if they can block its sales (like Nikon did a while back with Polaroid).

Hopefully they'll match the styling with functionality and performance.
Perhaps not in this first iteration, but in the next.
No doubt they will benefit from huge amounts of feedback from users of the first iteration.
It's a very good step, and great for consumers. No doubt they will put plenty of pressure on the big names, and that will drive prices down.

Thanks Chris, and thanks to Mrs. Williams for the useful feedback.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:00 UTC as 43rd comment
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AZPhotog86: For the record Canon introduced a Hi8 camcorder with eye control focus in 1996. It was way ahead of its time and at $2300, failed miserably. The M5 is a good step forward for the company. Took them long enough to realize people wanted nicely featured mirror less cameras.

I still have the Canon Hi8 with eye control, which I purchased in early 1997.
I think the cost was roughly $1,600, mail order from one of the big names in New York (Long Island).
It's still like new, and in perfect operating condition.
I loved that camera but I don't use it much anymore in this digital age.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:16 UTC

It's not a bad idea to try to inject some adrenalin in Canon's blood, but Canon will always do things their way, which doesn't mean it's a bad thing.
My journey with Canon started in 1981 with the revolutionary A1, which was the first camera to have LED's in its viewfinder (red LED's). Then I got another A1 as a back up.
I later purchased 3 Canon T90 (over a period of time), a T70, ..., then onto the digital.
After 35 years, my A1 still works just like it did in 1981.
All the T90's are still working just like they did when they were new.
Such reliability has kept me going back to Canon.
My 5D, after 15 years, is still performing like it did on the first day.
I have used other brands of cameras and photo equipment, but I can't say the same thing about their reliability or logical ease of use.
With my Sony a6000, I constantly find myself needing to go back to the manual, but that would be a disaster when shooting out in the field, and you barely have a second to capture something!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 67th comment

I don't see how # 3 (the cave) is related to weather, or how it got 2nd prise, but that's just a personal opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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RPJG: Another question from a flash newbie:

Why can't flashes stay on for the (relatively short) time needed to high speed sync with focal-plane shutters? Is that not how the bulbs work? Or, overheating maybe?

In a nutshell, and an oversimplified answer, it can't because the flash is not like a regular light bulb.
It's fired by the discharge of a capacitor in the flash circuit.
The flash circuit amplifies the voltage that it gets from the flash batteries to a very high voltage so it can fire the bulb, which operates somewhat like the Fluorescent light (contains a gas, I'm simplifying here).
The capacitor discharges very quickly when the flash is fired.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 18:16 UTC

At last, Polaroid is coming back from its death.
Great resurrection!
Who ever thought that Leica would do something like this to its big name and prestige!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 11th comment
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

Once Canon puts its foot in the water, you should know that it will get serious.
I have no doubt that after introducing this camera they are starting to get serious with mirrorless.
That means they will fully support mirrorless with a respectable line of lenses.
I personally use Canon FD, L (fully manual) prime lenses with my Sony mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:34 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

Who said the 70-200mm to begin with?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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sh10453: Thanks Sam.
Good job Sigma.
IS would've been a welcome addition for very law light situations.
Currently, I use a Canon FD (all manual) 50mm, f/1.2 L on my Sony a6000.
I like the results a lot, especially in very low light conditions.
More important is the subjects satisfaction. They absolutely love their pictures.
I'll ask for permission to see if I can add a sample or two to my gallery.

Hey Sam,
I have just added more experimental images with the Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 L on the Sony a 6000 to the gallery.
They were taken at f/16, 11, 8, 5.6, 4, 2.8, 2, and 1.2; I skipped 1.4
Feel free to comment please.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2178016617/albums/experimental

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
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Rouseabout: I was hoping a prime or two would have been announced also

With an adapter, you have a huge selection of canon EF and EF-S lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Until Canon get serious about the M lens line these camera will remain in the also-ran group. the don't need more bodies, they need fast, high quality M lenses.

With the EF-to-M adapter, the choice of EF lenses is almost limitless.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
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