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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DavidsfotosDotCom: We would get better cameras faster if Apple buys Canon or Nikon!

Glad you counted them :-)
I just use a magical feature in Windows called Copy and Paste ... :)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 20:59 UTC

I wish Canon would give a hint on the 6D and the 5D-III replacements. Tired of waiting.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: Just the looks alone were fascinating and intimidating back then.
We were working on a big project for one of the largest companies in North America, about 3 dozen of us, electrical engineers. We convinced management to buy one, especially for the convenience of the 1.44MB floppy storage.

The office assistance had a sign-up sheet, and when it was your turn to borrow it, she'd call you. People looked at you with envy and just wanted to ask about it. It wasn't affordable to many.

My first digital camera was a 1995 silver color Olympus, 500kp (one half a megapixel). People would look at me and shake their heads saying "what in the world do you need a 500kp for!!!".
Then in 1998 I upgraded to the Kodak 1 megapixel, and got even stranger looks!
Never mind the looks and comments when I bought the full frame Canon 5D with a set of Canon L lenses.
Those were the days!

Thanks for sharing the story!!! :-)

But it is always "exciting" to watch DPR camera videos just to hear Barney talking with a funny English accent! :-)
I thought by now he'd have learned to speak with a "correct" American-English accent!
Until he does, he should refrain from going to cowboy rodeos! :-)
High Barney. I still want that Libra scale :)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (68 comments in total)

Too bad I'm not the judge in the cases against Getty! I wish I were.
I should've gone to law school back then instead of electrical engineering!

Removing someone's Copyrights from an image and replacing it with theirs can never be justified as "Oops; it was an honest mistake!", and especially on such a large volume of pictures! Big time robbery and theft at its ugliest!

With more and more lawsuits, I think major corporations (advertising agencies, news outlets, etc.) can have a significant impact on Getty if they would go elsewhere to buy or license images.

The more lawsuits against Getty, the more its image is tarnished; not like they have had a clean image to begin with.

If you are concerned about any of your image being stolen and displayed somewhere online, either for free or for a fee, use tineye to do a search:

https://www.tineye.com/

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 13th comment

DPR will soon get a letter from Getty's legal office claiming Copyrights for the above image, along with an invoice.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 22nd comment
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DavidsfotosDotCom: We would get better cameras faster if Apple buys Canon or Nikon!

I had removed the "i" key from my keyboard and smashed it with a hammer some years ago.
Apple can dream about acquiring one of the major camera companies.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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CameraLabTester: The total cost of all camera gear and staff salaries are just a pittance compared to a one minute commercial video aired over a prime time broadcast.

This is a very well organized endeavor.

Pretty sure all major brands are having the same strategy, but yes, Canon leads the wolf pack...

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I would think that this is "customer support" at its best, rather than a publicity stunt.
This is the support you get for the price you pay when you buy Canon's pro grade equipment.

Of course their own reputation is most important, and they wouldn't want a photographer at an event like this to be crippled if something goes wrong with his/her camera or lens. They get a loaner in minutes until their equipment is repaired on the spot for free, as a CPS member.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 13:54 UTC

Just the looks alone were fascinating and intimidating back then.
We were working on a big project for one of the largest companies in North America, about 3 dozen of us, electrical engineers. We convinced management to buy one, especially for the convenience of the 1.44MB floppy storage.

The office assistance had a sign-up sheet, and when it was your turn to borrow it, she'd call you. People looked at you with envy and just wanted to ask about it. It wasn't affordable to many.

My first digital camera was a 1995 silver color Olympus, 500kp (one half a megapixel). People would look at me and shake their heads saying "what in the world do you need a 500kp for!!!".
Then in 1998 I upgraded to the Kodak 1 megapixel, and got even stranger looks!
Never mind the looks and comments when I bought the full frame Canon 5D with a set of Canon L lenses.
Those were the days!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

Definitely will not be buying this device, or any phone with a non-removable battery.
When I'm out in a remote area, I carry a couple of spare batteries for my phone, and I want to be able to switch batteries easily as needed.
These phones, nowadays, are not just for talking on the phone. They are for navigation, entertainment, photo and video, and a myriad of other uses.

More info about prices and providers:

http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-note-7-preview/

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

It's very sad to see good companies getting acquired by gorillas and then destroyed.
Microsoft-Nokia, HP-Palm, are just some examples.
These gorillas are arrogant, and the customer's voice means nothing to them, especially their marketing executives. Engineers are forced to do what these idiot executives impose on them.
A Windows phone with Samsung S7 (or the 7 note) features, for example, and sufficient apps, would be a very good compliment to Windows users, but those "idiots" insist on doing the wrong thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 10th comment
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sh10453: No surprise that Canon dominated the list.
I won't be surprised either if someday I come here to find a big DPR announcement, all in capital letters, that says "CANON ACQUIRES NIKON FOR AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT"!!!

@razadaz ... I agree 100%

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
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sh10453: No surprise that Canon dominated the list.
I won't be surprised either if someday I come here to find a big DPR announcement, all in capital letters, that says "CANON ACQUIRES NIKON FOR AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT"!!!

Canon is HUGE! Sony cannot afford to acquire Canon. Not sure if they can afford to acquire Nikon, though.
I don't think Canon would be losing money if they acquired Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 13:39 UTC

No surprise that Canon dominated the list.
I won't be surprised either if someday I come here to find a big DPR announcement, all in capital letters, that says "CANON ACQUIRES NIKON FOR AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT"!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
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Kaso: A rental company compiled a "top ten favorite" list from its renting experience over the last 10 years. Why do people get upset when their favorite "X" is not on the list?

Because their fragile ego gets scratched.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 23:56 UTC
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Aroart: I'm not sure what the arrangement she has for the use of her images... If free is free than can't you do anything you like with her images... I'm not saying what GETTY is morally right ... If some one gives me a free pizza and I turn around and sell it to my friend will I have a lawsuit on my hands from the person that gave me a free pizza... I don't think she'll have a case....

Giving her pictures to the Library of Congress for free public use, doesn't mean abandoning her Copyrights, or permission to to anyone to start selling them.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 23:54 UTC

Great news!
I hope the court will award her 3 times the amount she is suing for.
Big gorillas like Getty Images need to start putting a bit of morality on their menu.
I absolutely deplore that company.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 19th comment
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

The initial question was specific (Studio portraits). Outdoors or on a street corner is a whole different game.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

Well ... duh ... we all shot at 1.4 and 1.2 outdoors, or for a specific super shallow DOF .
Studio portraiture is a different story.
The difference in DOF between a 105mm f/1.4 and an 85mm f/1.4, at a close distance (portraiture head-shot distance) wouldn't be significant at f/1.4, and I personally wouldn't use it unless I wanted to focus on, and point out a small birthmark on the face.

Thanks for the input.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

@SmileGrogan,
I think "canard" is too harsh a word to describe our good friends at DPR.
They all are professionals, and they sure do understand that aperture is only one factor when it comes to DOF.
I have not seen them say that it is the only factor.
Any DOF calculator would typically ask the user to input the focal length of the lens, the f-stp/aperture, sensor size, and the distance to the target / subject.
Any "reasonably" seasoned / knowledgeable person in photography knows this fact.
Relax, and don't get angry my friend :)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

I thought I'd ask before I'd comment.

I also never use a very wide aperture for portraits (f/1.2, ..., f/1.8).
Depending on the distance, I typically like to use f/4, f/5.6, or even f/6.7.

As for DOF, yes, it depends on more than just aperture. Distance, for example, is a crucial element in DOF. A DOF of an inch or two at f/1.2, 4 or 5 feet from a subject, can be several feet at a distance of, say, 20 feet. Of course there is math to do the extrapolation, which is outside the scope of this short discussion.
Thanks for the pro's for the replies.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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