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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Some commenters on other sites claim the battery is a 3rd party battery made in China.
If that's true, it might be the same company that supplied batteries to the ill-fated Samsung phone.
Diverting so many incoming flights, and similar flight cancellations is plain paranoia on the side of incompetent TSA agents and management.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 16:56 UTC as 53rd comment | 8 replies

Sounds like the same philosophy of Mark Fields at Ford, where he kept cutting the work force by 10% almost every 6 months until the company was about half what it was before him, and no more engineers to do the jobs!
Then someone had the wisdom to say enough is enough, and they hired Alan Mulally, who stopped the madness and turned things around.
Fields recently was kicked out with a ~ $57 million as a reward for poor performance.
It's very rewarding to be a lousy CEO in Corporate America.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

Do you remember when there was a company named Nikon? They really made good cameras and lenses in their days!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: It doesn't look like they have done some market study to see what the competition is selling similar products for. $440 vs. $35 seems hard to justify.

khunpapa,
You are right. I'm amazed how you knew I know nothing about macro, and I never shoot with a reversed lens.
I wish I had your psychic abilities.

Wait, I just looked in my cabinet and checked on my first reverse ring adapter and found it to be from March of 1980, used on my Canon A1 SLR, if you know or remember the Canon A1 ...
Relax my friend, life is too short, don't embarrass yourself like that.
Cheer up.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: I don't doubt for a moment that the US Navy has equipment on the EA18G electronic warfare jet that can fry the brains of drones. Maybe such equipment should be installed at airports. That would solve the problem with both idiots and terrorists.

@Denis,
Murphy's law says if something can go wrong, then it will.
It's a highly regarded rule in engineering when designing a reliable system.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 04:09 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: I don't doubt for a moment that the US Navy has equipment on the EA18G electronic warfare jet that can fry the brains of drones. Maybe such equipment should be installed at airports. That would solve the problem with both idiots and terrorists.

@Jesse,
Apparently not. I assume they are train how to grab the drone.
Search YouTube for the Dutch/Netherlands police using/training eagles to catch/retrieve drones.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

I'm not sure if golf, that moves at the speed of a snail, is the right sport to test a 20 frames per second camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:57 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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Nowelly: Sorry... I consider myself living in a free society, not a police state, and I do not think giving terrorists "wins" by restrictions to our human rights and civil freedoms or going for secondary symptoms as the way to deal with terror. That requires political will,and a backbone to deal with, not banning or restricting civilian rights

What kind of human rights do you have to cause the potential to bring down an aircraft with hundreds of passengers on board?
Your freedom ends when it begins to infringe on the freedom of others.
In this case, when your "so called freedom" is about to kill several hundred innocent travelers.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
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KeepCalm: Is a drone more dangerous than a goose flying in to an aircraft then? The thought of causing this sort of panic reaction and disruption is more likely to encourage some elements of society to run drones in to controlled air space I would have thought. People exist who try to shine lasers in pilot's eyes so there is just no hope of reasoning with some people and education is no use. Someone flying a drone near aircraft probably has a similar intellect to a Goose so it is a sort of natural risk.
Amazing how the airplane industry takes the great flocks of birds as a natural part of the risks and one flimsy little drone paralyses the whole system.
They need a clamp down i agree but not total panic when one appears.

A goose doesn't have metal components or batteries that could explode and start a raging fire!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Learn laws from Egypt (wow I though I'd never say that sentence). Here if you want to shoot a gig and will use a drone you simply go to the nearst local police station, prints you a permit indicating the size of the zone (dangerous or go nuts), very simple and effective. Any drone on the air without a permit is confiscated (and they are VERY expensive here, the 1000$ Phantom was bough for a 1dxII price) and you actually get taken downtown, questioned of why you were using a "pilot-less plane" so a big deal in the constitutional law if you don't have a permit to show when a cop asks.

Do the same. London is small and can do this. USA, well a little hard. Actually a lot harder but still some laws must be enforced that don't take away our right to shoot beautiful done footage or present a danger/inconveinice to people.

Learn from the Dutch police.
They have trained eagles to quickly grab a drone from the air and bring it back to the bird's handler. Very fast, effective, and safe.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:36 UTC
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KoolKool: they should have AA system for shooting down drone only

And what happens when a single mistake takes place that sends a jet crashing down with a few hundred people on board?
Or is it that humans never make mistakes?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:25 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: I don't doubt for a moment that the US Navy has equipment on the EA18G electronic warfare jet that can fry the brains of drones. Maybe such equipment should be installed at airports. That would solve the problem with both idiots and terrorists.

The Dutch police found an easier solution, which you probably had seen videos of.
They have trained eagles to go and grab the drone and bring it back to the police (the handler of the eagle). It seems to be working well for them.

Weapons at a very busy, congested airport with multiple airplanes circling in the sky at low altitude waiting for their turn to land is a recipe for a huge disaster.
All it takes is one mistake, and a jumbo jet would come down crashing with 400 plus people on board resting in peace, after they burn alive.

Police should have deployed a chopper for this incident and then caught the owner of the drone, when he retrieved it (by directing patrol cars on the ground). I'm assuming they didn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
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sh10453: It doesn't look like they have done some market study to see what the competition is selling similar products for. $440 vs. $35 seems hard to justify.

If a product is done right, why should it matter where it is made?
All the big names in the industry, from cameras to lenses to smart phones to auto-parts, to ..., have factories in China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, ..., etc.
Made in Germany doesn't justify 12 times the price of a competitive product if the performance is the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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sh10453: Let real photographers test it to see for themselves. When will a public beta be released?
A research paper is fine for presentations or a scientific magazine article. The real thing is a different story!

ilza "... (did not try to run it ...", "... Of course, one may need a couple of braincells ..."
If you didn't run it, doesn't that mean you are shooting from the hip?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
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sh10453: Let real photographers test it to see for themselves. When will a public beta be released?
A research paper is fine for presentations or a scientific magazine article. The real thing is a different story!

I don't think it's compiled and ready to run on Windows.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 05:31 UTC

Let real photographers test it to see for themselves. When will a public beta be released?
A research paper is fine for presentations or a scientific magazine article. The real thing is a different story!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 03:18 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies

Sounds good; remains to be seen. I just need a red dot with an "L" so I could pass it as a Leica.
Competition is great.
Most likely the true improvement will be in the next version of this cute little camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 02:19 UTC as 24th comment
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sh10453: It doesn't look like they have done some market study to see what the competition is selling similar products for. $440 vs. $35 seems hard to justify.

The cheap one. Check out the item and scroll down near the bottom to see specs and description.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
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sh10453: It doesn't look like they have done some market study to see what the competition is selling similar products for. $440 vs. $35 seems hard to justify.

It does, and it comes with 4 adapters for different filter sizes.
Check out item No. 322056783999 on eBay.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 19:52 UTC

It doesn't look like they have done some market study to see what the competition is selling similar products for. $440 vs. $35 seems hard to justify.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 1st comment | 13 replies
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