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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AlanG: Sorry, I just borrowed them to test. I'll return them on Monday.

Actually if you live in the US, you could expect a visit by some FBI agents for your statement!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

My first film camera was the 35mm Kiev-4 with 50mm f/2. In 1970, my brother was going to college in Europe, and the Kiev-4 made a splash when it came out. He bought me one.
To this day, I consider the lens on that camera to be one heck of a sharp lens. I still have it in excellent condition, including its case. I loved the photocell on it for metering.
In 1979, I got the Canon A1, which was the first 35mm camera with an LED viewfinder. I also still have it in excellent condition, along with its case, and a very long list of Canon FD lenses.
In 1996, I got the Olympus C-800 digital camera.
After that, I lost count of the digital cameras that I got. They now fill a whole china cabinet, including the drawers, and they vary from the 2.2 MP to the full frame.

I'm ready for a new full frame.
Canon: Take my money. Give me the 6D-II before I spend the money elsewhere!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 196th comment
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sh10453: Never heard of them before this article.
They should donate big time to DPR for this article that will make thousands of people aware of them.

How different is their software from Blurb? Any comparison?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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sh10453: A great camera, no doubt, but after 3 Panasonic cameras I'm sticking with Canon, and Canon's L glass.
I hope the 6D-II will be out soon.
For lighter gear, I still like my A6000, especially using it with Canon lenses.

I don't care much for Panasonic's customer care. I have been disappointed in all 3 cases, as well as in other products (high-end home telephone systems).

Good to know. Thanks for the feedback. I wish I could say the same thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

A great camera, no doubt, but after 3 Panasonic cameras I'm sticking with Canon, and Canon's L glass.
I hope the 6D-II will be out soon.
For lighter gear, I still like my A6000, especially using it with Canon lenses.

I don't care much for Panasonic's customer care. I have been disappointed in all 3 cases, as well as in other products (high-end home telephone systems).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Instead of trying to milk their customers out of every penny, with clunky apps, Sony should include filters like this in a firmware update to their cameras.
This is just another gimmick that's not worth 30 cents.
Anyone can achieve such results with bracketing.

Put it in the firmware, Sony.
You owe it to your customers, who pay big money for your cameras.
You are not a little software house trying to make a living out of making little programs to just survive.
You are manufacturing expensive cameras!!
Shame on you, Sony.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Never heard of them before this article.
They should donate big time to DPR for this article that will make thousands of people aware of them.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

A magnificent image!
Excellent choice of the color.

Just wondering how many attempts it took, and how many glasses broken, by Nadia before she got the right shot (since it was taken by sound triggering).
I hope she is reading, and would kindly reply.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)

I also vote for default out-of-camera jpg files (plus RAW), instead of the "converted to taste" images.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)

Hybrid would be the best of both worlds.
The arguments for OVF have already been made, and no disagreement here.
Like Allison's experiences, I have had countless occasions where the horizontal level line saved my behind, especially in situations where I was laying on the ground, on my side.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 324th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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keepreal: Reading some of the comments here, my fear is that many people prefer EVFs so, in the future, I may have limited choice of OVF or even none.

When I switched from analogue audio I waited ten years to let the new technology overcome its teething troubles. Yet in a hi-f- store when I took the opportunity to make the comparison, a £25 cartridge in Linn turntable sounded better. With that the ambience of the hall where the music was being played was fullsome, with digital there was none.

I used to work in Information Technology, did so for forty years, so I hardly am prejudiced against it. Yet on the internet fake news is making it a problem with real news, which is which? In photography, I like to see what I am taking, not a fake digital compromise.

Maybe EVFs are a craze that will pass, just like in Britain vinyl sales of music are growing faster than CDs again!

Not sure about this but I suspect analogue always is better unless you go to digital for something analogue cannot provide.

"... but I suspect analogue always is better unless you go to digital for something analogue cannot provide."
Hmmmmm ... scratching my head and just wondering ... asking myself: (Isn't all the digital stuff just a sampling and conversion of analog signals???)

Not going to comment on the CD and turn-table nostalgia, though.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:06 UTC
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eno2: $550 for a cage it's a total rip-off!

Just wait for the Chinese version to appear on eBay for $49. It won't be long.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

It's nice for a change.
No little light (shadow) triangle next to the nose (Rembrandt lighting); no paper-thin DOF; no partially lit face on one side; no cliché; and, best of all, no UGLY bokeh circles (which I absolutely hate).

For sure it's a reminder of paintings from some centuries ago.
My only take on #1 and #6 is that some background elements are distractions, and they take away some of the images' beauty.

Congratulations Rineke.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 69th comment
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King Penguin: Android eh? The CIA will find this useful then.......😀

Yes, and so will MI5

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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sh10453: No surprise here at all. Popular photography Mag has brought this onto itself by sitting stagnant.
It has been going down hill for quite a while.
The web site format, structure, and design is lackluster, and unappealing at best.
They seem to have been bewildered, and overwhelmed by the digital age.
Add to that the revenue from advertising. All the large photography retailers have their own web sites, Google advertising, selling on eBay, etc. This has killed the paper magazines and newspapers.
I used to be subscribed to PPM throughout the 80s and 90s, even early 2000s. I just recently recycled several heavy boxes filled with PPM issues.

Sad to see a lighthouse, an icon in the photography world turn its light off.
Another reminder that you can't survive by continuing to live in the past, and by relying on your reputation from days gone by.
RIP PPM.

Absolutely right.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

No surprise here at all. Popular photography Mag has brought this onto itself by sitting stagnant.
It has been going down hill for quite a while.
The web site format, structure, and design is lackluster, and unappealing at best.
They seem to have been bewildered, and overwhelmed by the digital age.
Add to that the revenue from advertising. All the large photography retailers have their own web sites, Google advertising, selling on eBay, etc. This has killed the paper magazines and newspapers.
I used to be subscribed to PPM throughout the 80s and 90s, even early 2000s. I just recently recycled several heavy boxes filled with PPM issues.

Sad to see a lighthouse, an icon in the photography world turn its light off.
Another reminder that you can't survive by continuing to live in the past, and by relying on your reputation from days gone by.
RIP PPM.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:40 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: Nice processor!
This coincides with today's release of AMD's powerful Ryzen, 8-core processors for the desktop computer market.
Time to build my new desktop.

I agree about waiting, but the 1700X or the 1800X is a better choice.
Tom's Hardware is in the processing of doing a review, but their frustration is that neither the applications, games, etc., nor the testing software has been optimized for the Ryzen. It will take time.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 19:29 UTC

"... such as getting help from a remote entity (a line worker sharing a problem with someone at a facility, for example)"
Makes sense to me. However, it is not clear what broadcast range or method it has.
If it is to broadcast a short distance (transmit to the phone), and then the phone would do the long distance transmission, the phone alone can do such job.
But this would be very useful in situations where the hands are busy.
In a way, its use is similar to that of the over-the-head lights, which can be very useful and very handy. I have at least a couple of these lights, and they can be of a great help, providing a third hand when needed.
It seems that the comments were based on the picture without reading. This is not intended to wear it at the mall, or the next street fair, although it can be used that way too if the user opts to.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 18th comment
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sh10453: Nice processor!
This coincides with today's release of AMD's powerful Ryzen, 8-core processors for the desktop computer market.
Time to build my new desktop.

Yes, I agree. AMD went to a deep sleep for a whole decade, but they are now Ryzen from the ashes :)
I almost bought an 18-core Xeon on ebay less than a month ago, but I lost the bid.
The Xeon is a hell of a powerful processor, especially the V3's and V4's, in the E5-2690's range..
I went to order the Ryzen 7 1800X this morning from Newegg, but the site said it is out of stock.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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sh10453: Nice processor!
This coincides with today's release of AMD's powerful Ryzen, 8-core processors for the desktop computer market.
Time to build my new desktop.

Also, the i7-7700 is a 4-core processor, and sits at the bottom of the line of the i7 processors. Intel's i7-6900K is $1050. AMD's 1800X beats it hands down at $500.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
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