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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(Part 1)
Creating a simple UN database for drones may not sound popular to most private drone owners.
Most people, in general, and understandably, are concerned about their privacy, some are even paranoid.
However, not everyone is abiding by the rules, and there are lots of bad guys out there.

If the UN wants to help manufacturers with regulations, then creating an ISO standard is not a bad idea.
That would help travelers a great deal also, knowing the regulations in their own country won't be different in the country they are traveling to.

Drones are a new-born child, and their use and regulations will be a mess for a while, like any new technology.
So it would be a welcome step to have an International standard.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 13:56 UTC as 37th comment

(Part 2)
As for the database, and as long as one is not doing, or planning on doing, something illegal, they should have no problem with this proposal.
However, if the intention is to be able to catch the bad guys, then the standard (and the database) will have to include measures to uniquely identify the drone (like it is done in airplanes).
That would facilitate catching John Doe if he sends his drone to capture naked images of his ex wife while sun-tanning in her backyard, or sending it to hover over a military base, for examples!!!

Registration could be done automatically at the time of purchase.
Any suggestion of licensing fees for private use is a bad idea, aside from a small, nominal, initial registration fee. Commercial use is a different matter.

Some rules for all to play by is far better than chaos.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 13:56 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

sh10453: NC is one of the less-than-a-dozen states I haven't been to.
This is an incentive to go, along with a printed copy, in color, of the governor's proclamation, for just in case the cops down there are not camera friendly, like the sheriff deputy in Ohio ... :

what have I started???
Let's relax and enjoy taking pictures, please!!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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quietrich: Some quotes from this thread:

“silky smoothness of the photographs taken with this remarkable camera.”
“Jesus Fuji pictures are just mind blowing”
“blissfully exceptional Fujifilm image rendering”
“can make beautiful jaw dropping pictures with very little effort.”
“entire Fuji experience is genuinely everything I had hoped it would be and then some.”
“mundane shots remains radiantly appealing to the viewer”
“organic texture of these shots leave a taste of ultimate image quality”

Some of the evangelical Fuji zealots here should really calm down, LOL. It’s a decent, sharp lens with some flare issues. I did like the gallery though, there are quite a few offbeat shots to enjoy.

quietrich,
Thanks for the chuckle.
Summarizing these quotes saved me from reading the remainder of the comments!!!

To each their own. Some people on this earth worship things that are much worse. At least in this case it's a cute little camera and lens!! :)

Getting my medieval metal shield, and waiting for the darts and arrows to start falling on my head :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 14:02 UTC

Suggestion to Mr. Chick (doesn't sound right to say Mr. Chick, does it!!!) :)
I'd change the interface a bit.
Move the menu from the bottom to the top, and fix it (keep it visible permanently,all the time). In my case, it was hidden at the bottom, and it took me a moment or two to find it, and to figure out how the tool works.
Dump these large mouse pictures (for left and right clicks), and replace them with text at the top (also permanently displayed).
The menu / text at the top should stay visible when the user scrolls down the page.
More critical is to prevent incompatible lenses from appearing as a recommendation to go with any camera that cannot use them.

I didn't see any non-OEM lens suggestions (3rd party manufacturers, Sigma, Tamron, ..., etc.), so I don't know if they are there in the database or not.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 18th comment

Not bad for a start, but needs some fine tuning.
Recommending a Canon 6D and an EF-S lens is of course not a good recommendation.
It's most suitable for beginners. I'm sure that experienced photographers know exactly what lenses they need, or wish to have.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 19th comment
In reply to:

sh10453: Google has shown over and over again that you can't rely on their applications.

It sounds like they have some immature people in charge of such applications.
They know programming quite well, but they don't seem to have any business sense, or even common sense.

They don't seem to understand the importance of stability for the customers, or they simply don't care.

Too many apps have been dumped and discontinued, or replaced by something else, over a relatively short period of time..
Google Drive & Photos, Picasa, Google Talk, Google Bridge, the Nik collection, Google Phone, ..., are just examples.

Nothing is wrong in updating and upgrading apps, but stop dumping apps for crying out loud. Users put many hours of work, and a lot of effort in these apps in customizing, uploading, organizing, etc.

Long ago I learned that I won't rely on Google for my Clouds backup, nor do I recommend it. I use a Swedish clouds company, and I couldn't be happier. Set it and forget it.

Sirandar,
I think you missed the point by a mile or two.
Read again.
The Google Drive that you picked is just a minor example.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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sh10453: When is the Windows version coming out???

That is only 3 to 4 months away We have a town in Michigan named Hell, and it always freezes over during winter.
Google it (Hell, MI, freezes over) then look at the images.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 22:18 UTC

Bring back the 500 instant film, Polaroid. I'm waiting to pre-order.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 10th comment

Google has shown over and over again that you can't rely on their applications.

It sounds like they have some immature people in charge of such applications.
They know programming quite well, but they don't seem to have any business sense, or even common sense.

They don't seem to understand the importance of stability for the customers, or they simply don't care.

Too many apps have been dumped and discontinued, or replaced by something else, over a relatively short period of time..
Google Drive & Photos, Picasa, Google Talk, Google Bridge, the Nik collection, Google Phone, ..., are just examples.

Nothing is wrong in updating and upgrading apps, but stop dumping apps for crying out loud. Users put many hours of work, and a lot of effort in these apps in customizing, uploading, organizing, etc.

Long ago I learned that I won't rely on Google for my Clouds backup, nor do I recommend it. I use a Swedish clouds company, and I couldn't be happier. Set it and forget it.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies

Expect hundreds of refurbished Mavic Pro drones to be offered at a heavy discount at some web sites, like Newegg, after the rental period.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

sh10453: Just thinking loud .... would any average photographer (who also reads art books, and with studio experience) produce stunning images if he/she had the opportunity to have such studio, time, equipment, and this army of assistants?
Just wondering.
This gives a good idea why advertising can be so very expensive.

milkod2001
You hit the nail on the head.
That's what I was trying to hear.
"As i said to replicate, not to create. The most difficult is not technique nor equipment but the idea what you want to achieve."

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
In reply to:

sh10453: NC is one of the less-than-a-dozen states I haven't been to.
This is an incentive to go, along with a printed copy, in color, of the governor's proclamation, for just in case the cops down there are not camera friendly, like the sheriff deputy in Ohio ... :

It is sad indeed.
I remember during college days when I went to the airport to send or pickup family or friends, when there was just one guard (at an international airport entrance), and I walked all the way to the gate where passengers where arriving, or departing.
All it took is a courtesy " Hello, I'm just picking up a friend ..." to the guard, and he'd just say "sure, no problem, thanks for asking"!!!
But we know who has been training our law enforcement troops, sadly, and teaching them to shoot first, ask questions later.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 20:37 UTC

NC is one of the less-than-a-dozen states I haven't been to.
This is an incentive to go, along with a printed copy, in color, of the governor's proclamation, for just in case the cops down there are not camera friendly, like the sheriff deputy in Ohio ... :

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 8th comment | 12 replies
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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sh10453: I hope they'll put the Lexar name on some reliable silicon that is worthy of the respected Lexar name.
Otherwise, they'll just destroy the Lexar name.

True.
Yet, the iSheep crowd line up at 3:00AM outside Apple stores to be among the first to gladly hand them their hard-earned money for a very hyped and over-priced device.
To each their own.

I think Huawie (now ranked the 3rd, after Apple and Samsung) will overtake Apple (and possibly Samsung) in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
In reply to:

sh10453: Just thinking loud .... would any average photographer (who also reads art books, and with studio experience) produce stunning images if he/she had the opportunity to have such studio, time, equipment, and this army of assistants?
Just wondering.
This gives a good idea why advertising can be so very expensive.

I knew about his college education, etc., but didn't know about his eye.
Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:00 UTC

Has anyone tried some of the tube lights that Amazon sells?
https://www.amazon.com/EACHSHOT-Portable-Handheld-MTL-900-II/dp/B00NZA1164

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 1st comment

When is the Windows version coming out???

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Just thinking loud .... would any average photographer (who also reads art books, and with studio experience) produce stunning images if he/she had the opportunity to have such studio, time, equipment, and this army of assistants?
Just wondering.
This gives a good idea why advertising can be so very expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 6th comment | 11 replies

A little late ...
I reported this yesterday, here

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9269792733/photographer-caught-using-someone-esle-s-public-domain-photo-to-win-awards

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 10th comment
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