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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A completely useless video. A waste of Internet bandwidth.
Aputure needs to dump this very annoying music, hire a native English-speaking person to narrate the video (preferably a photographer), show the capability of the product in detail, and not in one second blips of useless flashing pictures.

I absolutely learned nothing from this video, except it turned me off and biased me negatively towards this product.
Just my 2-cents.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:27 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Part 1
Help .. help .. help ..

I need to decide ... should I buy this lens at $8418.60 ,(after taxes), or should I use $7,146 of the money to buy this kit and keep $1,272 cash in my pocket and used it for a rount-trip to the Leica factory in Germany to show them my new Canon kit?

Note: These are not sale prices, or the lowest prices you can find online, and not Hong Kong prices. All are from authorizec Canon US reputable sellers.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

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.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 34th comment | 12 replies
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BBnose: One word describes it all. Sexy!

I recommend that you take a class with Dr. Ruth so you'd learn more about "sexy".
I'd think you can find her free videos on YouTube :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 14:04 UTC

Only $8418.60 after 8% tax. How cheap!!!
Let's pre-order a couple of them, then I don't need my too expensive Canon 50mm f/1.2, L lens anymore!
Wait ... Objection!!! ... There is no "Type" in the name. It can't be a Leica :)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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sh10453: I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

@Scottelly,
Good job!
The world should have frozen at VHS format.
Who needs progress anyway!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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RedFox88: A dead format even at launch. Samsung now sucks.

@Scottelly,
Try to put a thinking hat on for a moment!!!
You are asking technology to freeze just because your device is not ready for a newer format/technology.
You can keep your device and continue to use the current format of SD cards. No one is taking them away.

I also remember how happy we were when the 1.44 MB floppy disk format was introduced. We thought back then it was very fast, as well as durable, compared to the older 5 1/4" flimsy disk!
Moreover, it fit in a shirt pocket!!! Imagine that!

Thankfully, engineers did not stop there at the 1.44 MB format!!

USB's started slower than a slug, but we were jumping with joy at how fast USB 1.0/1.1 was, compared to the floppy disk.
Newer USB format /protocol is fast, very fast actually (for now).
Try to google USB 3.1, and USB-C and try to learn what they can do, and compare their performance with USB 2.0, which is most likely what your device has.
I think we have already exhausted this thread.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (99 comments in total)
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Edward Tsui: I normally take still photos. As my cameras and smartphone can also record videos, I am interested to try my hands on taking videos to record the growth stages of my grand children and footage during travel trips to share with my friends.
Can you suggest any software for editing the videos in my PC? I do not want a great software with a great price and one that cannot be handled with my Window 7 computer.

" ... I do not want a great software with a great price and one that cannot be handled with my Window 7 computer.":
Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is free, and works flawlessly on Windows 7 (as well as Windows 8, and 8.1).
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14220/windows-movie-maker-download

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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sh10453: I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

@Miggy,
Thanks. I think many of them have no idea that digital cameras used to have a 720KB/1.44MB floppy disks!!! :)

Some guy here has been launching a VERY angry and vicious attack on Samsung, and repeating it multiple times in his responses, with false and incorrect information.
I have started wondering if he is a marketing manager at Apple, or one of their PR department personnel, seriously!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

That was fun ... Thanks for the laugh!!!
Looks like those folks are idling, no real work to do, so they try to take the boredom out of their day.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 26th comment
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sh10453: The amazing Ansel Adams!!!
I wish that DPR staff would make an extended documentary video about Adams' dark room and shop similar to this, but better production, and for something like 60 minutes.
A 6-minute video doesn't do him and his lab/work/equipment much justice.
Please do it folks, and do it in a much better documentary.

In the 1980's, while in college, we used dryers just outside the dark room.
They were cabinets with metal shelves similar to the shelves that you find in a typical kitchen oven (no doors to the cabinets, but lots of space and shelves to accommodate the work of dozens of students).
Warm-air was constantly running/blowing from a central blower/heater.
Prints didn't take long time to dry.
Almost all of our printing was 8x10, occasionally larger.

Absolutely.
Megapixels and other fine details of the specs have become the racing match.
Back in the days, they did not teach us anything about our cameras, or their technical features. That was our job to find out by reading the manual.
They demanded the use of fully manual cameras, and they taught us photography as an art.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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sh10453: I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

Yes, in 1998/1999 and early 2000 they were still popular.
The company bought me one in 2000 while I was working on a major electronics project for a client (which was/is a major company, top 50).
We wanted the convenience of the floppy disk so we'd easily take it out of the camera and plug it in the desktop to download the images.
It was high-tech stuff!!!
My first digital camera was an Olympus, 500KP (yes, KP, one half a megapixel for the non-techy), back in 1995/1996.
People looked at me and said: "What the hell do you need a 500kp for?".
Incredible how fast digital cameras have advanced.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
In reply to:

sh10453: I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

Showing ignorance, and making quick, false, and inaccurate statement is far more convenient to some than searching and learning.
We have come a long way from the early 2000's, when the very popular back then, yet expensive, Sony Mavica used a 750KB or 1.44 MB floppy drive!!!
Non-owners of those cameras looked at us with envy!! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)

I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 15:04 UTC as 17th comment | 10 replies
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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RedFox88: A dead format even at launch. Samsung now sucks.

Why do you sound so angry and bitter, while making totally incorrect statements?
This is not a Samsung-proprietary format. The technology has already been in smart phones and tablets.
This format is adopted by the consortium of card makers. Lexar is a member of the consortium.
Most likely your own smart phone and tablet already have this format implemented in their fixed memory.
Relax a little. Samsung is not forcing you to buy their cards.
A little research and reading would help instead of making false, flat statements.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

The amazing Ansel Adams!!!
I wish that DPR staff would make an extended documentary video about Adams' dark room and shop similar to this, but better production, and for something like 60 minutes.
A 6-minute video doesn't do him and his lab/work/equipment much justice.
Please do it folks, and do it in a much better documentary.

In the 1980's, while in college, we used dryers just outside the dark room.
They were cabinets with metal shelves similar to the shelves that you find in a typical kitchen oven (no doors to the cabinets, but lots of space and shelves to accommodate the work of dozens of students).
Warm-air was constantly running/blowing from a central blower/heater.
Prints didn't take long time to dry.
Almost all of our printing was 8x10, occasionally larger.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)
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sh10453: Thanks for a fair review.
This camera was on my short list to add it to my gear, but I have been waiting for the review.
The autofocus / tracking poor performance certainly takes this camera off the list, at least for now.
Hopefully, future updates (hardware and firmware) would address the cons in the conclusion section.

Thanks guys.
I already shoot with a Canon 5D, Sony A6000, and a long list of others, in addition to what I rent from time to time.

As of now, mirrorless *performance* (not talking about image quality) is still a few miles behind DSLR, in my experience.
Fast autofocus and tracking is crucial to me.
That's why the camera is now off the short list for the time being.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 00:06 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2605 comments in total)

Thanks for a fair review.
This camera was on my short list to add it to my gear, but I have been waiting for the review.
The autofocus / tracking poor performance certainly takes this camera off the list, at least for now.
Hopefully, future updates (hardware and firmware) would address the cons in the conclusion section.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:26 UTC as 244th comment | 4 replies
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Ian: Actually the article doesn't say much of anything about HOW they search for altered photos. It's more of a mea culpa with a pi$$-poor headline.

Agree 100%.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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Kaso: It is either naive or hypocritical to insist that photographic images be "real." Even two persons standing in front of a scene have two completely different perceptions, visual and otherwise. Why are there "wow" and "meh" reactions when people viewing a photograph of, say, the Eiffel Tower? The artistic choices of season, time of day, moment, angle of view, altitude of view, distance from subject, details around the subject, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, filter, and post-processing parameters are totally personal and reflective of a particular expression of a certain scene on a rectangular medium -- such expression is not an exact replica of anything or anyone.

I am so glad I have chosen photography as a hobby and not a vocation. I need no freakin' editor in chief.

Ditto!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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