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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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

I like this lens. I'm not a fan of bokeh circles. Nice subject isolation.
Thanks Rishi.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
On article Is it time to adopt DaVinci Resolve for video editing? (32 comments in total)
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StevenE: I use Creative Cloud and it's a great suite but its also buggy and it's a never ending monthly subscription. If Davinci is stable, fast and full service, I'd switch. In fact at $300 I may try it concurrently with Premiere etc.

Scroll down to near the end of the page to see the comparison table:

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/compare

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (447 comments in total)
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Najinsky: It's way past time to stop pushing Adobe Camera Raw processing as any kind of reference standard.

The only standard it represents is that of lowest common denominator.

To achieve that it ignores tons of metadata that the camera supplied software understands and that can be used to produce a much better rendering using the manufacturer supplied raw processor.

I understand it respresents a tricky challenge, but hat doesn't mean it's a challenge that should be shirked.

I absolutely agree.
There are lots of other RAW processing programs, and many of them are free.
I wish that DPR would review / compare some of these programs, especially that plenty of people do not care for any of Adobe's products.
RawTherapee, Silkypix, Aftershot Pro, Affinity, On-1 RAW 2017, and Zoner are just a few examples.
I really get an upset stomach whenever I see ACR mentioned.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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sh10453: Nice article. Good to know some actual and practical use of this monster lens in the field, as well as the problem with filters.
I use my 16-35mm L quite a bit, and it has always come to the rescue in tight places. The ability to use 77mm filters on it is very convenient.

A question on the 1st image. It looks blue on my monitor (which is a 24", hi-res Samsung).
Is this the actual color of the cave, or is it "toned" to your liking?

Thank you, both, and yes, I meant the 2nd image.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 14:18 UTC

Nice article. Good to know some actual and practical use of this monster lens in the field, as well as the problem with filters.
I use my 16-35mm L quite a bit, and it has always come to the rescue in tight places. The ability to use 77mm filters on it is very convenient.

A question on the 1st image. It looks blue on my monitor (which is a 24", hi-res Samsung).
Is this the actual color of the cave, or is it "toned" to your liking?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: So if you can’t use Sony then what should you use for Astrophotography? Canon has been said to have poor dynamic range and poor noise performance. Nikon doesn’t have the software support that Canon does. So what is left Olympus and Panasonic? Fuji? CCD with all of its cost?

Thanks again. Good to know.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: So if you can’t use Sony then what should you use for Astrophotography? Canon has been said to have poor dynamic range and poor noise performance. Nikon doesn’t have the software support that Canon does. So what is left Olympus and Panasonic? Fuji? CCD with all of its cost?

Thanks Toselli,
No I don't. I never owned a Pentax product.
How does the tracking work? By shifting the image accordingly?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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sh10453: To DPR staff,
Thanks for the useful comparison.

QUESTION to staff:
I have seen, many times, statements like "poor dynamic range", "good dynamic range", "wide dynamic range", ..., etc.
Obviously these are subjective statements, unless they were substantiated.
My question is: How do you measure dynamic range at DPR to make these statements, and is there any plan to quantify such statements?
If not, should the reader assume that such statements are based solely on manufacturers' specs?

Thank you.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: So if you can’t use Sony then what should you use for Astrophotography? Canon has been said to have poor dynamic range and poor noise performance. Nikon doesn’t have the software support that Canon does. So what is left Olympus and Panasonic? Fuji? CCD with all of its cost?

Thanks for clarifying. My comment was based on seeing it more than once.
You have a good point.
Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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sh10453: To DPR staff,
Thanks for the useful comparison.

QUESTION to staff:
I have seen, many times, statements like "poor dynamic range", "good dynamic range", "wide dynamic range", ..., etc.
Obviously these are subjective statements, unless they were substantiated.
My question is: How do you measure dynamic range at DPR to make these statements, and is there any plan to quantify such statements?
If not, should the reader assume that such statements are based solely on manufacturers' specs?

Thank you.

Thank you cale, but I don't know if they still use that method or not (that article is 17 years old).
Whether they do or not, the DR statements I'm talking about are not accompanied by any measures to quantify them (that 2000 article talks about 5 "quantitative measures", but we don't see them here).
Let's hope that we'll hear from the staff.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: So if you can’t use Sony then what should you use for Astrophotography? Canon has been said to have poor dynamic range and poor noise performance. Nikon doesn’t have the software support that Canon does. So what is left Olympus and Panasonic? Fuji? CCD with all of its cost?

@JensR
How many times do you have to tell the world that you have the Pentax K-1??

@mpgxsvcd
Some useful information and recommendations here:

http://soggyastronomer.com/the-best-dslr-cameras-for-astrophotography/

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article $138,000 unboxing video! (25 comments in total)

Quite a filthy mouth he has.
He should remember that families and youngsters watch his videos.
Not impressed by this bad-mouth character.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 4th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)

To DPR staff,
Thanks for the useful comparison.

QUESTION to staff:
I have seen, many times, statements like "poor dynamic range", "good dynamic range", "wide dynamic range", ..., etc.
Obviously these are subjective statements, unless they were substantiated.
My question is: How do you measure dynamic range at DPR to make these statements, and is there any plan to quantify such statements?
If not, should the reader assume that such statements are based solely on manufacturers' specs?

Thank you.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 13:56 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies

I have always heard them say "Don't start something unless you intend to finish it"!!!
That applies to the "Date" part of the story ... :)
Thanks BB for this "human touch" article. Enjoyed reading the story.
As much as I admire the 1D line, its gorilla size and weight (especially after mounting a heavy L lens on it) keeps me stuck with the 5D series, and soon, hopefully, will be the 6D-II.
Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 87th comment
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Triplet Perar: On DPR was published a rumour that Ricoh is thinking into shutting down camera business "because of the losses". DPR published Ricoh's reply too, but went no extra mile, no extra 20 articles to dig more, see what is going on, because, imagine!, DPR may fear they may loose some valuable audience? Does DPR care about users of Ricoh's and Pentax cameras that come to DPR?

But there is TONS of coverage about one camera from one manufacturer. How disproportionate is that — care about one single product vs the future of an entire manufacturer and majority of their products?

That is one example I used to state DPR lost balance and reporter's cool. So instead of DPR, users of Ricoh Imaging's equipment must dig more, investigate what is the truth. In Ricoh's latest annual report, camera business division marked increase of sales (!) in fact. And, Ricoh is to repurpose some compact cams plants, and that is shown as cost, of course. How that squares with words in rumours? Who cares for truth?

Trolls will find a way as long as the access is free.
Disquss would not solve the problem.
If it was by subscription, say $10/year, then it would be a different story.
Trolls are cheap, and don't like to pay for anything.
That's why they invade free access sites.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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sh10453: Speaking of camera speed and "capturing the moment" ... Unrelated to this particular camera, but 2 incredible images where the photographers paid for them with their lives (article):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39798988

Agree.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:32 UTC

Speaking of camera speed and "capturing the moment" ... Unrelated to this particular camera, but 2 incredible images where the photographers paid for them with their lives (article):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39798988

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

Triplet Perar: On DPR was published a rumour that Ricoh is thinking into shutting down camera business "because of the losses". DPR published Ricoh's reply too, but went no extra mile, no extra 20 articles to dig more, see what is going on, because, imagine!, DPR may fear they may loose some valuable audience? Does DPR care about users of Ricoh's and Pentax cameras that come to DPR?

But there is TONS of coverage about one camera from one manufacturer. How disproportionate is that — care about one single product vs the future of an entire manufacturer and majority of their products?

That is one example I used to state DPR lost balance and reporter's cool. So instead of DPR, users of Ricoh Imaging's equipment must dig more, investigate what is the truth. In Ricoh's latest annual report, camera business division marked increase of sales (!) in fact. And, Ricoh is to repurpose some compact cams plants, and that is shown as cost, of course. How that squares with words in rumours? Who cares for truth?

Hi Rishi,
"Do you feel that would be an unreasonable move?"
Since this is an Amazon site, why not require log-in with Amazon credentials, but allow for a nickname to be used in the forums.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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sh10453: Sal:
No matter what face you try to put on it, it will not work. As Jared said, the sooner you shut up, the better.
No one with an ounce of dignity and ethics enters his own competition.
Look at the various contest rules in various areas of competition.
They always have a long list of people who are not allowed to participate, such as owners, family members, affiliates, judges, ..., etc.
I'm really surprised even more to see a man at your age doing such a thing.
Teenagers would hesitate to do that.
Just my 2 cents, Sal.

Apparently he must be relying on Mr. Trump's advisors!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
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ttran88: DPR is smart. They are sensing a change in the industry and don't want to be left behind (dslrs, Nokia). Keep up the good work DPR!!

@Fujica,
"This site is starting to become 'Fake news'."
Thanks for enlightening us. Trumps motto is catching up!
I was under the impression that the Sony a9 was for real.
Now I know it is fake news!!!
I demand a full refund of all my subscription fees.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
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