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: 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.

Sam,
Images have been uploaded to the "People" album in the gallery (first 3 images).
A very inexpensive adapter was used (less than $10) to experiment with.

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

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
On photo Patrice_1 in sh10453's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 L, with a Fotga adapter, shot at an f/1.2 in near darkness (dimmed lights inside a church), hand-held. I could barely see Patrice, let alone be able to focus properly. Image cropped to 600 pixels wide.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Patrice_2 in sh10453's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 L, with a Fotga adapter, shot at an f/1.2 in near darkness (dimmed lights inside a church), hand-held. I could barely see Patrice, let alone be able to focus properly. Image cropped to 600 pixels wide.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Patrice Kofa_3 in sh10453's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 L, with a Fotga adapter, shot at an f/1.2 in near darkness (dimmed lights inside a church), hand-held. I could barely see Patrice, let alone be able to focus properly. Image cropped to 600 pixels wide.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 1st comment
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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.

Link sent in a private message.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hats off, Amos!
It's a good start, and no doubt future iterations will be much better.
Someday you will be the only one laughing and poking fun at distracters.
You only need to look back at what Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the likes had started with.

I think we are missing the idea. This is a start for him. He learns from it and moves on (I hope) to his next iterations), and then who knows what his next level will be.
So the idea is not just "there goes another lousy film camera".
Just imagine if Edison had listened to all the distraction!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:24 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.

Thanks Sam,
Here is an exact quote from a lady I took a few images of her last Saturday afternoon, inside a church (after a seminar) in almost darkness (dimmed lights to the minimum), hand-held, at f/1.2 (camera auto selected an ISO of 3,200), auto shutter was 1/20th for a portrait, 1/45th, and 1/60th for 2 full body shots.

"Good Mercy Sam!
I love, love, love it! you've got a lot of talent... your camera is really good too...
Thanks for sharing... and see you soon"

I sent her an email, and will wait for her reply.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hats off, Amos!
It's a good start, and no doubt future iterations will be much better.
Someday you will be the only one laughing and poking fun at distracters.
You only need to look back at what Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the likes had started with.

C45, His own concept.
Rather than making fun of him, make a better one, with a Sony sensor too.
Why do we tend to discourage people when we can't do what they can?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:56 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hats off, Amos!
It's a good start, and no doubt future iterations will be much better.
Someday you will be the only one laughing and poking fun at distracters.
You only need to look back at what Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the likes had started with.

This is not made for consumers. This is an experiment called a proof of concept.
Using film here makes life much easier for a start, compared to using an image sensor that requires lots of electronic components, processing power, and plenty of software.
It's a very smart choice to start with.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)

Hats off, Amos!
It's a good start, and no doubt future iterations will be much better.
Someday you will be the only one laughing and poking fun at distracters.
You only need to look back at what Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the likes had started with.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies

This video explains how valuable this camera is with an ISO of 4 million plus, and shows that at $30,000 it's still inexpensive, if not even cheap!
Great video to show this camera's capabilities under such circumstances.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 14:28 UTC as 13th comment
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sh10453: Speaking of lenses, didn't Canon have a 50mm f/0.95 lens back in the days?
I think that was in the days of the Canon 7, before many of us were born.
Why don't we see more fast lenses like that nowadays?

Makes sense to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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sh10453: The Honor 8 at $400 would be a good choice, and you can use your headphone and your micro SD cards too!!!
Do yourself a favor and take a look at its features. Then you'd never look at Apple phones again.

Honor 8 DUAL camera smart phone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16875606078

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
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ecm: Still don't care. Hope the loss of connectivity options and Apple's rather cynical efforts to lock in profit margin - by forcing 3rd party vendors to use Lightning connectors and thus pay Lightning patent fees - doesn't catch on in the Android phone world. I have bluetooth headphones and they're great right up til the batteries run out.

Oops! Comment was meant elsewhere, sorry.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:42 UTC

Speaking of lenses, didn't Canon have a 50mm f/0.95 lens back in the days?
I think that was in the days of the Canon 7, before many of us were born.
Why don't we see more fast lenses like that nowadays?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Studio1138: I got my 5D Mark IV Thursday, photographed a session on Friday, and I am sending it back on Monday! Not impressed with the overall image quality, especially compared to my 5Dsr and Mark III. Skin tones did not look good, just did not have that Canon look at all. I had high hopes for this camera after waiting 4 long years for it. Makes me appreciate my 5Dsr & Mrk III even more.

With all the high-end equipment you have listed on your gear page, I find it a little unusual that you do not have a single image in your gallery to show what you can do with these top of the line cameras from all these manufacturers, although you forgot to include the Hassy's!!!
Do you really have all those listed cameras? You must be on a large corporate budget!
I'm sure that with such high expenditure budget you can go up and get the 1Dx - II.
The 5D - IV may not be the number one camera on earth, but here is a happy user:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgttF-58k8

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 16:53 UTC

The Honor 8 at $400 would be a good choice, and you can use your headphone and your micro SD cards too!!!
Do yourself a favor and take a look at its features. Then you'd never look at Apple phones again.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
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vlad2304: I have 5-6 excellent headphones that, combined, cost much more than IPhone 7. Now I am using IPhone 6S with 128gb memory where I keep most of my audio files in ALAC format. In case something goes wrong with my current phone I'd better switch to any other phone with 3.5mm jack, be it Samsung or something else...

The Honor 8 at $400 would be a good choice, and you can use your headphone and your micro SD cards too!!!
Do yourself a favor and take a look at its features. Then you'd never look at Apple phones again.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC

Hi Marc. Thanks for this video. His son said Ansel's cameras went to the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) in Tucson, Arizona.
For those who don't know, the CCP is part of the University of Arizona. It used to be housed in a smaller building, but as the collection grew, they needed a larger building. So they built the new one in 1982 (to the best of my recollection). I was starting engineering graduate school at the U of A. Adams came for the cornerstone ceremony (he had donated generously to the building), and I had the pleasant opportunity of meeting him briefly on that day.

I hope you'd consider a visit (and videos) to the CCP, but please make them long enough (it's a large building, 5 or 7 stories, and may need multiple visits and videos to cover various photographers).

I enjoy watching your videos, but I feel that the videos go too fast on a lot of important things.
This observation is especially in the Ansel Adams series.
Keep up the great work.
I'm a big fan of Adams.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 11th comment
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