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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On article PogoCam is the world's smallest wearable camera (42 comments in total)

For now, I guess I'll have to continue using my smart watch for this type of useless video and stills!!!
At least the watch supports up to 32GB microSD disks.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 8th comment
On article PogoCam is the world's smallest wearable camera (42 comments in total)
In reply to:

Biowizard: Excuse me - this is late 2016.

Just a 5 MP sensor and up to 100 still images? Or worse, up to 2 minutes of 720p video at 30 FPS?

I have a micro-SD card smaller than the size of my little finger nail that contains 256Gb of memory. Why this pathetic capacity?

Gimme 12Mpx, 2000 uncompressed RAW images, or 60 mins of (at least) 1080p @60fps, and then I might say, WOW!

Perhaps it's time to begin a KickStarter on this one ...

Brian

You are pushing your luck for such a tiny product.
You must wait for their next iteration with a full frame sensor, and that's not the "frame" of the eyeglasses ... :-)
I'd settle for microSD support to at least 64 to 128GB disk capacity, and a battery life for 20 to 30 minutes video, and / or 300 still images at a better resolution than 5mp. We can dream, can't we!!!
I bet some freaks will be using these in bedrooms!

Cheers.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 16:47 UTC

A very useful product.
AAA choice of batteries is unfortunate, especially for an instrument with mechanical movements.
A pair of 3.7V Li-Ion 18650, high capacity, rechargeable batteries would be much better, but that's probably for the next iteration. They are perfect for USB-based applications.
I have been using the 6000 mAh 18650s for quite some time now, and I absolutely love them. Like the Energizer ad says: "They keep going, and going, and going"!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
In reply to:

DeathArrow: It's funny how people compare this to Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5 and conclude it is bad for shooting sports at night.

If only the Canikons had the same price and the same size and weight as this little YI! :D

It gives an idea about the VERY wide range of knowledge / experience of the audience!!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
In reply to:

taktak91: I hope it doesn't follow the Samsung NX path.

I agree .. Samsung did a lot of damage to their reputation with their silent departure from the camera business.
I was ready to switch to their last DSLR. Fortunately, the rumors started just before I bought the camera.
I lost trust in Samsung. I won't even buy their phones anymore. I recently replaced my aging Note with a Huawie Honor 8. So far, I am happy with the switch.
If you dump me silently, as a customer, like Samsung did to photographers, I'll dump all your products as fast.
Trust is not easily earned, and it may take years or decades to build, but it's very easy to be lost almost overnight.
Samsung: I hate what you did to photographers who bought your products. You abandoned them, and left them out in the cold.
I won't comment on the Note 7 debacle.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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embie: Compared this camera in the "Studio Scene" and have to admit, I was impressed.
Still, don't trust "Made in China" anymore regarding very bad experiences with after sale service.

I can add my voice to that. Buying from some Chinese sellers has been a bad experience. In many cases, they won't even reply to email. Some won't put you in touch with the manufacturer, and the manufacturer is not known, or has no web site to be found, let alone support. Smart watches are an example.
Some even provide a fake tracking number, or just create one but never ship the item.
However, it helps to pay through PayPal. After they review the case, they refund the paid amount.
I want to emphasize the word "some". So not all Chinese sellers are that way, but I won't buy an expensive item directly from a Chinese seller anyway.
Shipping back a defective item from the US would cost more than the original price of the item.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:24 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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cashewNut: Why buy a camera with a "mediocre" autofocus? I just bought a Lumix LF1 for $300.00 much cheaper than the YI M1. Lumix LF1 is my constant companion and makes me happy with the results. Is the YIM1 available at Dollarama?

I like the LF1. It never leaves my pocket when I head out.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:11 UTC

VLC used to be my favorite (and the default) media player until about 10 years ago.
It was self-contained, always had its own codecs. Nothing else to install, unlike many other media players during that time.
But it kept growing, and growing, and growing in size until I decided to switch.
I have since been using MPC-HC X64 as a quick player.
I still use WinAmp as well (for certain features).
For multiple (almost infinite) playlists loaded simultaneously, I have been using Foobar 2000 for many years, which is a very light weight (small) app with lots of nice features.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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sh10453: Very nice. I hope future iterations would have a more generic battery, provision for an external power input, and, most importantly, more flexibility on the choice of lenses (perhaps through adapters).
I don't know how rigid this lens mount is, but it doesn't look that rigid for long and heavy lenses, judging from the picture.
All in all, a great challenge to the big names. I hope the big names won't buy him/them out.

It's not possible to know when it comes to start-up companies.
Many will die a slow death, but some become giants.
Ford, Chrysler, HP, Apple, Microsoft, Google, are just a few examples.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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sh10453: Very promising.
- Need to dump that remote control cable and replace it with an RF remote (IR or BT is too limited on distance / line of sight, but OK for smart phone control).
- Smart phone control is a must nowadays.
- Hopefully the lens mount will be compatible with various lens brands via adapters.
I am assuming that the Ethernet port here is for both, file transfer, and any firmware updates, correct?
It would be awesome if the Ethernet port is also for connecting to the Internet.
- What is the plan on SD card capacity? A 1TB SD card has already been demonstrated. Please keep that in mind. At least support 256GB disks.

I hope you do not sell out to the big boys who want to keep their prices in the $30K range and above.
I am definitely interested in this camera.

@Gruberno,
Your assumption that the user/operator is always right behind the camera, or carrying it in his/her hand is a naive assumption, IMHO.
Usage of this camera, in most cases, would likely be where the operator is standing, or hiding, away from it.
Thanks for your 2cts, though

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (69 comments in total)

The 3D R Solo is currently $325 at Bonanza:

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/3DR-SOLO-Smart-Drone-Quadcopter-for-GoPro-Action-Camera-in-Original-Box-Black/408886137?goog_pla=1&gpid=173784728461&keyword=&goog_pla=1&pos=1o8&ad_type=pla&gclid=Cj0KEQiAguXBBRCE_pbQ5reuq8MBEiQANji2LZDji4tfYDIACcVu-6fEjlmsYB5OTyuvyoD5J7IKNrIaAhS18P8HAQ

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (69 comments in total)

Does anyone have experience with the Ehang?
Currently on sale for almost half the Amazon price.

http://electronics.woot.com/offers/ehang-ghost-drone-1-0-ios-android-3?ref=el_cnt_wp_37_1

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 14th comment

Very nice. I hope future iterations would have a more generic battery, provision for an external power input, and, most importantly, more flexibility on the choice of lenses (perhaps through adapters).
I don't know how rigid this lens mount is, but it doesn't look that rigid for long and heavy lenses, judging from the picture.
All in all, a great challenge to the big names. I hope the big names won't buy him/them out.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (340 comments in total)
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sh10453: Thanks for the review Dan.
My main issues with the A6000, after almost a year of use, are :
(1) The User Interface (menus in particular), and
(2) The limited buffer. In burst mode, the limited buffer is most frustrating.
Battery life is another, but that can be solved with a couple of spare batteries.
My main purpose for buying the A6000 was to use my large collection of Canon FD lenses, especially the L lenses.
I'm satisfied with the results from the L lenses, as well as the FD 28mm f/2, and the FD 35-105, macro, f/3.5. These 2 lenses are known for their sharpness.

The level gauge is certainly a helpful one.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:40 UTC
On photo 19XX Chrysler_LF_1 in sh10453's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Taken at the Walter P Chrysler Museum, Chrysler (FCA) Headquarters, Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Lighting conditions are a photographer's nightmare, a combination of daylight from large windows, florescent / neon lights, tungsten lights, flood lights of various kinds, etc. No tripods allowed. Did the bes I could hand-held at 1/3 sec. Click "Original" to see a large size image of this beautiful car.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: up to $100 (31 comments in total)

For the camera strap: $82?

I got this one, and you can mount 2 cameras, not just one. No need to worry about left or right. Quite happy with it.
Less than $10, shipped:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Dual-Shoulder-Neck-Strap-Sling-Belt-For-Digital-SLR-DSLR-Camera-VH/111888228230?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D39107%26meid%3Dad74f5856aa24c06b5b27b3772697a56%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D252492259734

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:56 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

"Would you feel comfortable sticking an expensive device to a wall using GekkoGum?"

Simply NO, unless it is tethered!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

GoPro is still in business? Surprise!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 5th comment

Allison, of course!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 00:58 UTC as 18th comment

This is good news, although many of us knew it was coming.
The MSRP looks reasonable and affordable as well.
Two of these, mirrored, makes a nice storage and backup system.
I have been using external Seagate drives (from 1TB to 3TB, some USB 2.0, some USPB 3.0) for more than 15 years now, and, fortunately, I have never had an issue with any of them.
But a portable 5TB is just awesome, and, someday, a 5TB SSD will be "awesomer", as my 5 years old little nephew would say!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 6th comment
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