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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Question for those who have photographed an eclipse or two before, since I have never had the chance to do it, mainly due to work schedule and conditions:
I'm designing my own filter (already purchased the thin film material). You can assume that I know what I am doing in this regard.

My question:
Is a 500mm lens suitable for photographing the eclipse? My lens collection ranges from 16mm (full frame) to 600mm, plus a 2X multiplier.
Thanks in advance.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 02:15 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

If the POTUS45 himself tells the whole world that climate change is a hoax, then it is not hard to understand that his fans/followers/supporters would be repeating & believing it.

Meanwhile, enjoy this stunning image from NASA (actually from astronomer Shadia Habbal, the University of Hawaii, posted on NASA's web site). Different colors provide different, and unique information about the corona, which is much hotter than the sun's body.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/color_overlay_corona.png

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
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BadScience: her web site

"8-Steps to Your First $800,000 As A Photographer "

she needs to upgrade that to 1.08M

money for old rope looking at her porfolio.

Sometimes the case includes "plus court and legal fees".

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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sh10453: Good for Andrea. Congrat's on her win.
Hopefully this will teach someone a lesson before they go out on a binge and try maliciously to destroy someone's life without thinking about the consequences of their actions.

What baffles me is WHY wouldn't Andrea give them their pictures. They were paid for. Why hold them until she delivers them with the album???
I don't see the logic.
Perhaps Andrea makes big money on albums (cover page picture alone is $125), and giving them the picture files would allow them to cancel the album order, and make an album on their own to save some bucks.

On the other hand, after looking at her web site, she is a shrewd marketer.
Her book for making $800,000 is just over the top, sounds worse than the multi-level marketing tactics, and I doubt that many would fall for it, or for her other marketing schemes.

Thanks. I didn't see the contract.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:23 UTC
On article Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses (176 comments in total)

Now I'm getting worried. All my jpg's produced by these lenses are radioactive jpg's.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 02:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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BadScience: her web site

"8-Steps to Your First $800,000 As A Photographer "

she needs to upgrade that to 1.08M

money for old rope looking at her porfolio.

"she needs to upgrade that to 1.08M" ...
That would be her next book.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 00:53 UTC

Good for Andrea. Congrat's on her win.
Hopefully this will teach someone a lesson before they go out on a binge and try maliciously to destroy someone's life without thinking about the consequences of their actions.

What baffles me is WHY wouldn't Andrea give them their pictures. They were paid for. Why hold them until she delivers them with the album???
I don't see the logic.
Perhaps Andrea makes big money on albums (cover page picture alone is $125), and giving them the picture files would allow them to cancel the album order, and make an album on their own to save some bucks.

On the other hand, after looking at her web site, she is a shrewd marketer.
Her book for making $800,000 is just over the top, sounds worse than the multi-level marketing tactics, and I doubt that many would fall for it, or for her other marketing schemes.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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nomad147: the moldovans have taken their facebook page and website down lol. very happy that Ms. Polito had her day!!

Probably it was part of the court order to take it down, or to remove all what has been said, which would require them to take it down, at least temporarily while they do the clean up.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 00:28 UTC

Judgments like this are sad.
The registration requirement is out of greed.
The government wants your money in any way they can find, even when are supposed to be automatically protected.

This forces photographers to publish their work with enough watermarks to render the published image unusable.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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sh10453: The pictures in the kitchen brought back memories, during college days, of the countless days and nights spent on developing film in the college's dark room (plus enlarging & printing), or in the bathroom at home (developing film)!
Glad I no longer have to live with the smell of those chemicals.

I don't know why we, humans, seem to always be fascinated by nostalgia, in general, regardless of the worn out condition or the quality of what we find.

But that doesn't explain paying $$$tens of millions for a painting from the past, even when the painting is ugly and looks useless to many of us.
Of course I understand the "investment" part.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
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Biowizard: Sad to think that collectors in 90 years' time from now, on finding a Canon or Nikon DSLR, will find not film, but a little memory chip for which, likely as not, there will be no available reading hardware.

Brian

@ Biowizard,
At least you have an idea where your thesis is.
I have no idea where my MSEE thesis is :) Most likely on a cassette tape that was attached to my TI 99-4A, in early 1980s (1983/4/5 maybe), which has some data files on it.
But wheeeeeeere is the tape???

Incidentally, a TI-BASIC program (which is not very long, a few kilobytes) that I had written back then to solve a 9X9 matrix.for a multi-variable analysis class (graduate statistics class) used to take several minutes to back it up to the cassette tape, which would take a small fraction of a second on todays external drives.

I have no doubt that in 90 years, as you had indicated originally, there will be nothing available to read information from SD's or even DVD's, unless someone pays an arm and a leg to a very specialized entity somewhere across the globe.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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Biowizard: Sad to think that collectors in 90 years' time from now, on finding a Canon or Nikon DSLR, will find not film, but a little memory chip for which, likely as not, there will be no available reading hardware.

Brian

"To assume that there would be a time, even in the next 100 years, that nobody would be able to find any device to read an SD card, is rather foolish.".

As electrical & computer engineer, I respectfully disagree. They'll be a thing of the past, just like the 5 1/4" and the 3 1/2" drives became things of the past, and probably in 10 to 20 years, not 100.
Technology is changing and advancing pretty fast. Hard to predict what FORMATS we will have 10 years down the road.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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goodgeorge: I am still quite surprised how many beginners spend so much money on Photoshop while we have Affinity for a few bucks or GIMP completely for free.

Not a fan of Adobe or their products.
I'm a happy user of Corel's PaintShop Pro (PSP) since its first DOS version, and now on its X8 version (18), and probably not using more than a fraction of its power.
I also have the Phase One Capture One Ver. 10 that came free with one of my cameras, but I rarely use it. I just never liked its user interface.
I have tried very much every other image editor on the market, commercial or free, but I just find Corel's PSP to be my favorite editor.
I also like Corel's AfterShot Pro for RAW development, along with Perfectly Clear, which came with my PSP X8 Ultimate version for free.
Every now and then, Corel sends me an offer to upgrade to the latest Ultimate version for a ridiculously low price (from $9.99 to $14.99), which I could hardly turn down. It can't get any better.
Thankfully, we have choices, even for PDF readers and creators.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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Biowizard: Sad to think that collectors in 90 years' time from now, on finding a Canon or Nikon DSLR, will find not film, but a little memory chip for which, likely as not, there will be no available reading hardware.

Brian

No need to wait 90 years. Try to find hardware that can read some media from the 1980s, or perhaps the 1990s.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:51 UTC

The pictures in the kitchen brought back memories, during college days, of the countless days and nights spent on developing film in the college's dark room (plus enlarging & printing), or in the bathroom at home (developing film)!
Glad I no longer have to live with the smell of those chemicals.

I don't know why we, humans, seem to always be fascinated by nostalgia, in general, regardless of the worn out condition or the quality of what we find.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:48 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview on TWiT: How to take macro photographs (9 comments in total)

Which episode (on YouTube)? 115?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 11:26 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I like #8 more than the rest, although most of them are nice images.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 25th comment
On article Photo of the week: Point of Transition (95 comments in total)

It's a worn-out path that has been photographed to death.
I like these images by Boris Buschardt a lot better:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1374289/0

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 16th comment
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photomedium: Sigma 1300 vs canon 1750 doesn't seem all that much less, all things considered.

Agree 100%. I'd go with the Canon lens in a heartbeat. Can't really compromise when it comes to image AND build quality.
More than one outlet is now advertising it on sale for less than $1600.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Thorgrem: Prices in the Netherlands are;

Stabilized;
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E VR ED 2235
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art 1399

not stabilized
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1949
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 1649

Seems to me that the Sigma is a bargain but the quality of the Nikon is better. I also don't like that the Sigma needs to update so now and than and that it's is a question if it will work all the time on new Canon/Nikon camera software.
Canon has nothing stabilized to offer and there non stabilized lens is more expensive than that of Nikon.

You can get the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for under $1600 ... Shop around.
For this zoom range, I think stabilization is not that critical. Of course it would be nice to have, but that would make the lens considerably more expensive.

I would take the Canon L lens over the Sigma or the Tamron any time. The extra cost is well worth it when it comes to image quality, as well as build quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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