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: 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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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 think you need to read reviews about the new AMD Ryzen 7 line of 8-core, 16 thread processors (1700, 1700X, and 1800X).
I have been building desktops with Intel and AMD processors for over 20 years.
I will not go back to greedy Intel.
AMD's launch is today, and the 1800X is already out of stock.
Initial launch batch of the above 3 processors was 1 million. So they have been very well received by computer builders and enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 17:06 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
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ShatteredSky: Hmm, time to save up for that NX700 I have been waiting for :-D

"if i start saving up now for this sensor i'll be able to afford a flagship phone by 2027"
A used one you meant!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 15:12 UTC

I never was a fan of psychology games, and I will leave it at that.

Congrat's to the staff ... this is the first time I have seen the word "kerfuffle" used in a blog, or on any site I have visited in the past 25 years!!! I think the last times I saw it used at all was back in college days, and probably only once.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

Thank you for this gallery. A very nice little camera, but the zoom range is too short for my needs.
Nice images, especially the unprocessed. I wish there were more macro images, though.
Yes, the processed images look brighter, more saturated, punchy, ..., but the unprocessed images show the true colors of the subjects.
Tucson is my hometown, and I'm well familiar with these locations, subjects, and colors.
The saguaro trees make a new branch every 100 years, according to references. So the saguaro in image 22 must be at least 800 years old. I think that particular tree is in the Saguaro National Forest (East?).
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is operated by the University of Arizona, one of the world's best engineering schools. The museum has nearly all the species that live in the Arizona-Sonora desert (animals, insect, plants).
Thanks for visiting Tucson, which I dearly miss, now that I live in the cold southwest, especially during winter time.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 28th comment
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sh10453: $845???
Huawie is getting into Apple pricing???
Price will most likely drop by 50%, or more, a couple of months or so after the release to the market, like Huawie's previous releases.

They are spitting one phone after another instead of concentrating on what they release.
Thier Android 7 (with EUMI 5) for the Honor 8, which was pushed a week ago is a total disaster, and so far there is no response from Huawie to correct the nightmare they have created.
This so called upgrade is a battery killer (battery now lasts just a few hours), the phone gets very hot, even when doing nothing and the screen is off. The pro functionality on the camera is gone, the power button functionality is messed up and missing half the options, turning the phone off is impossible (I have to let the battery discharge completely so it would shut down), and a whole lot of other issues.
Huawie's only response is advising to download EMUI 4 and Android 6 to roll back to Sept 2016 state!!!

I too loved mine before they pushed the Android 7 upgrade. My suggestion is that if your wife gets a pop-up box suggesting upgrade to EMUI 5 is to close that window, which is a 2.5 GB download that would mess up her phone).

You can see complaints at various sites, including Huawie's community forums.
See this one (select Last Month, from the drop-down selections):

https://club-us.hihonor.com/honor8.32?time_area=1-m

and this on the XDA Developers forum:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/help/battery-dropped-40-nougat-honor-8-t3558197#post71164631

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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marcoventuriniautieri: 65mm... "moderate wide"? It was so on real medium format (56x56mm).

Correct. It would be a 35mm equiv. on a 6x6 (56x56mm), and a 28mm equiv. on a 6x9.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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mandophoto: Nikon builds great cameras. What they don't do well is marketing. Canon has succeeded better than all other brands not because it makes better gear (oK, their recent spate of lenses are top notch,) but because it has the best marketing. No other camera brand has the name recognition of Canon. Notwithstanding the DPReview denizens (gear nerds,) it isn't about the gear, it's about salesmanship.

What I meant in my comment is that the gear is as important as the marketing, or the salesmanship.
So marketing alone cannot sell a product if there is no good product to support their claim.
They both (gear and marketing) go hand in hand.

I agree that Nikon marketing is lousy, and I have plenty of reservation on their selection of what they call Nikon "Ambassadors". I have met some of the "Ambassadors", and I was very surprised about their lack of knowledge and their inexperience in the photography field.
Let me just stress the word "SOME", before darts start raining on me.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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sh10453: $845???
Huawie is getting into Apple pricing???
Price will most likely drop by 50%, or more, a couple of months or so after the release to the market, like Huawie's previous releases.

They are spitting one phone after another instead of concentrating on what they release.
Thier Android 7 (with EUMI 5) for the Honor 8, which was pushed a week ago is a total disaster, and so far there is no response from Huawie to correct the nightmare they have created.
This so called upgrade is a battery killer (battery now lasts just a few hours), the phone gets very hot, even when doing nothing and the screen is off. The pro functionality on the camera is gone, the power button functionality is messed up and missing half the options, turning the phone off is impossible (I have to let the battery discharge completely so it would shut down), and a whole lot of other issues.
Huawie's only response is advising to download EMUI 4 and Android 6 to roll back to Sept 2016 state!!!

All the features you mentioned, and various reviews is what lured me to Huawie's Honor 8.
Ruining all the great features with a lousy upgrade is terrible thing to do, for any company, let alone a company of this caliber.
Their screw-up with the Android 7 upgrade (and their silence, plus lack of response) cannot be excused or tolerated.

In the past, I used Nokia, Motorola, HTC, and Samsung.

Luring me with nice features is one thing, keeping me as a repeat customer is another.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
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semorg: can't wait for the Chinese knockoffs become available in 2-3 months.

You mean you can't wait until Godox becomes "Chinese Chinese" company?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 17:46 UTC

"... Coolpix A300. This 2016 release features a 1/2.3" sensor, 720p video and a low-resolution 230k-dot rear screen. Please Nikon, why?".
Why?
Because there are some incompetent people, generally in management positions, friends of some executives, perhaps, who know how to BS their way all the way up the grades to get the funds and the resources for a project like this. They are not capable of doing anything better.

When such lousy product is released ahead of schedule, they get promoted, and become among the decision makers. That's when a company starts going down in a spiral dive. Such people need to be escorted outside the building, not promoted, or allowed to waste company funds and resources.

I have seen this behavior taking place many times throughout my years in the industry, right in front of my eyes, where my colleagues and I would start banging our heads against the wall.

I'm thinking that projects like this is what killed Kodak.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
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mandophoto: Nikon builds great cameras. What they don't do well is marketing. Canon has succeeded better than all other brands not because it makes better gear (oK, their recent spate of lenses are top notch,) but because it has the best marketing. No other camera brand has the name recognition of Canon. Notwithstanding the DPReview denizens (gear nerds,) it isn't about the gear, it's about salesmanship.

"... it isn't about the gear, it's about salesmanship".
I respectfully disagree with the above statement.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:25 UTC

Spot on, Carey!!! You tell them! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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AngularJS: Dear Canon, 4k is not as important as the AF-linked spot metering that's completely missing in the professional 5D series...

I have not had any issues with AF in spot metering, even on my 5D classic from 2006.
In fact, 90% of the time I shoot with spot metering on the 5D cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:57 UTC

I wish that they introduced, or at least said something about the 6D-II at CP+.
The fact that they did not even showcased it means it is still far away down the road
I know Canon is a very cautious, and quite conservative company, to a fault, but the 6D-II is long overdue.
I hope all this delay and waiting will be worth it.

As for mirrorless, with Canon shying away from leading, Samsung (aside from Sony) had the chance, the opportunity, and the capability to take the lead in mirrorless and 4K, but, sadly, they did what they did to their camera business, and to their photography customers.
Shame on you, Samsung.

Take back the lead, Canon, and stop the watch and see game.
Watch and see is for small companies that cannot afford to take financial risks, not for a huge, and very fat gorilla.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies

$845???
Huawie is getting into Apple pricing???
Price will most likely drop by 50%, or more, a couple of months or so after the release to the market, like Huawie's previous releases.

They are spitting one phone after another instead of concentrating on what they release.
Thier Android 7 (with EUMI 5) for the Honor 8, which was pushed a week ago is a total disaster, and so far there is no response from Huawie to correct the nightmare they have created.
This so called upgrade is a battery killer (battery now lasts just a few hours), the phone gets very hot, even when doing nothing and the screen is off. The pro functionality on the camera is gone, the power button functionality is messed up and missing half the options, turning the phone off is impossible (I have to let the battery discharge completely so it would shut down), and a whole lot of other issues.
Huawie's only response is advising to download EMUI 4 and Android 6 to roll back to Sept 2016 state!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

I imagine that they will have tough time competing against the Huawie, especially when it comes to price.
The Huawie 12" (similar resolution) with Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD is selling for as low as $469.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 14:47 UTC as 10th comment
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ABM Barry: I shouldn't judge this lens family, however, they look rather plain and rather agricultural when you compare them to Sigma, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm and most of the well established makers.
There is no way on Earth I would pay their asking price given the competition.

"... they look rather plain and rather agricultural ..."
You mean like tractor blades, or fertilizer sprayers???

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
On article Things we found at CP+ 2017 which had been cut in half (89 comments in total)

"Here at DPReview we take tradition seriously. ... Every Easter, Carey gets a haircut."
Please add to the tradition: Every x months Y gets a beard cut :)

Thanks for the interesting finds.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 23rd comment
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