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: Did Canon by accident use the leftover thousands of the 30D sensors?
Or maybe they were environmentally friendly and did not want to dump these leftover sensors in a landfill. So I give them credit for that.
I waited 5 years for this???

I'm happy using my Canon FD, L-lenses on a my mirror-less Sony, although I have been, and still am, a Canon user for a very long time.

Not just for the dynamic range, but I'm quite disappointed by the 6D-II.
They should contain the damage, and freshen it up quickly using the 5D-IV sensor, with whatever modification is necessary.
This is really tarnishing their reputation.
Personally, I was 100% ready to get the 6D as soon as it gets out, but was completely turned off by its lackluster reports.

Obviously I meant "... ready to get the 6D-II".

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

I have had an eBay account almost since it was founded.
Aside from one bad purchase in 1999 or 2000 (seller was from Reno Nevada, if it makes a difference, and was banned from eBay since that time), I haven't had any issues that eBay or PayPal couldn't resolve satisfactorily, and I have made hundreds of purchases, including some $multi-thousand ones.
Most important is to look at the buyer's or the seller's feedback/history, over how many transactions.
I won't bother with sellers who have 98% or less positive feedback, but I also look at that negative feedback, because some of it could be unfair, coming from unreasonable buyers.
All you need is just some common sense.
There are scammers out there of course, but there are many more decent and honest people who are trying to make a living.

Personally, I would NEVER use Venmo to make a payment (or to accept one) in a sale transaction. I just do not trust Venmo.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 19:04 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Did Canon by accident use the leftover thousands of the 30D sensors?
Or maybe they were environmentally friendly and did not want to dump these leftover sensors in a landfill. So I give them credit for that.
I waited 5 years for this???

I'm happy using my Canon FD, L-lenses on a my mirror-less Sony, although I have been, and still am, a Canon user for a very long time.

Not just for the dynamic range, but I'm quite disappointed by the 6D-II.
They should contain the damage, and freshen it up quickly using the 5D-IV sensor, with whatever modification is necessary.
This is really tarnishing their reputation.
Personally, I was 100% ready to get the 6D as soon as it gets out, but was completely turned off by its lackluster reports.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 200th comment | 2 replies

Beautiful work. Very creative! Congrats!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 5th comment
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sh10453: I think Manny made the right choice.
I also got a loaded, i7-based Dell XPS, 15.6" laptop, but I build my own desktops so I can pick the components that I want.
4 of the above reasons are very important to me too, but a touch screen won't break a deal.
Another main reason is that I use a lot of applications that run on PC's only (they don't run on Apple products natively). I really never believed in the Apple system.
No offense to Apple users is meant at all.

Mainly electrical engineering applications.
When all my applications are made to run on a PC, I see no reason to buy a MAC, at much higher price than an equivalent PC, and run the application in a virtual window, or use Apple's software (boot camp?) to make the machine dual boot.
Most of my work is one a desktop, which is powered by an Intel Xeon E5-2683 V3 processor (14 cores, 28 threads).

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A 50 mm F1.0 for mFT. Cool. That equals a 100 mm F2.0 for 35 mm FF. I assume the 100 mm F2.0 is much sharper though, and have higher contrast.

I believe that for 35mm equivalent, you calculate both, the focal length AND the f-stop.
Based on that, Roland is correct.
However, these figures are approximations. If you use the exact dimensions of the Micro 4/3 sensor, and do the math, the figures would be a bit different.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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obsolescence: I think they made it too big. And couldn't they replace that antiquated whip antenna with an internal fractal structure?

Amen RE: the antenna.
Could it be intentional so it would make it easier to break, which would force the user to buy a new one?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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weisman: Again with the fragile springy antennas?!
It’s held by only one spot of solder, and when the solder breaks the antenna flops around.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to take my MultiMAXes apart to re-solder the damn antenna back into place... and I'm not rough on my gear. Ugh.

Good to know. Thanks.
Is it possible to modify it at home and secure it with a screw & nut, or some other means?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
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Peter Guma: Well, who is gonna purchase this for that price when the market is flooded by alternatives, which have built in triggers in equipment already?

"2% failure rate is terrible" ...
Actually it depends on how much tolerance a photographer has for failure rate, which maybe dependent on the shooting situation.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:34 UTC

It seems to me that every time a group of investors takes over a tech company, they send it to liquidation rather quickly.
I guess Bowens was not able to give them instant gratification in terms of profit.

But of course Bowens' own management is to blame. They saw the writing on the wall long time ago, but buried their heads in the sand, and allowed the company to become ripe for grabs.
Just like Kodak, Minolta, Polaroid, Agfa, and a long list of others.
In this age, adapt quickly or die!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 8th comment

Such judges don't surprise me anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 36th comment
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Majauskasson: Also, I don't believe posting the panorama twits lowers the bar as long as the readers are here to see serious photography in all its glory from the sublime to the ridiculous. Showing once-in-a-while-stories of fools who should not own a camera (or be out in public) doesn't, in my opinion, denigrate the overall content. You don't click on this site to get that - you go to Facebook.

I tried to look at your gallery here, to see some "serious photography", and found it to be amazingly "serious"!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 22:45 UTC

Every now & then Lady Luck comes our way to produce something as interesting as this image.
Awesome!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 8th comment

I think Manny made the right choice.
I also got a loaded, i7-based Dell XPS, 15.6" laptop, but I build my own desktops so I can pick the components that I want.
4 of the above reasons are very important to me too, but a touch screen won't break a deal.
Another main reason is that I use a lot of applications that run on PC's only (they don't run on Apple products natively). I really never believed in the Apple system.
No offense to Apple users is meant at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: Good job Carey. I'd leave the selfies to the smart phones, though, because they don't serve any rugged testing purposes, but that is me.

As for the wish list, I also add my voice to 1" sensor, aperture priority option, and full manual control option, but I wouldn't want to sacrifice the zoom range.
Thanks for this review.

Hi Carey ... Oops! I thought no one reads my comments. I was wrong.
When you are handsome, as in your case, selfies are a must :)
Thanks for the reply, and keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 01:35 UTC
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LeoNik: PETA = brainless fanatics doing 99%harm and 1%good

I have a relative who is a PETA member. At his request, several years ago, I started donating to PETA.
One time while he was visiting me, we were sitting in the backyard.
An annoying fly got on my nerves, so I grabbed the flyswatter and killed it.
He almost wanted to get in a fight with me over killing the fly, and he would have reacted the same way if it was a mosquito!
Since that incident, I stopped donating to PETA, and never again.
I'm not a fan of extremes.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 20:46 UTC

I really don't see the "punch" in these pictures, especially coming from a Leica lens!.
Nothing impressive at all (and I am not talking about composition or photographers effort).

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

"... (PETA) sued him on behalf of the macaque in 2015."!!!
If this is the correct story, then ...
Why didn't a sane judge throw such a ridiculous case out???
Bizarre and ridiculous.

But I think there is a different version of the story.
In any case, this is totally unfair to the photographer.
Live and learn.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 92nd comment
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LeoNik: PETA = brainless fanatics doing 99%harm and 1%good

What does that say about PETA (being run by fools)???

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (47 comments in total)

Google has demonstrated more than once that it cannot be trusted or relied on when it comes to image apps.
Picasa, and the NIK collection are just examples.

Besides, this is just a renaming of Google Drive.
Google Drive for desktop PC's has been out there for years, and it's similar to DropBox and other applications for cloud storage.
So beware. If you install this app, it will automatically uninstall and replace Google Drive from your PC

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 02:32 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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