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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As if poachers, all along, throughout centuries, were doing their ugly business totally dependent on Instagram or FaKebook

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 15:30 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

This is a waste of their time. The market is already flooded with quick release straps and heavy-duty plates at a fraction of the price.

How can you compete with eBay sellers selling the heavy-duty straps with single plates for as low as $5, and the dual strap with dual plates for about $9?

I bought the dual plate/strap a couple of years ago for $10, and I have no issue attaching full frame Canon cameras with heavy lenses all the way to 500mm, with quick release and easy mounting to tripods, as well as easy access to batteries and storage cards.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (142 comments in total)

My say is the one that has been left out, the Canon SL II.
That's what I would get if I was buying an APS-C body, so I won't have to buy lenses. My EF lenses would be ready for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies

A cool Starwars / Darth Vader backpack, but not for me. I never cared to watch Starwars.
It's a gadget, but it doesn't seem to be a backpack for photographers.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 19:53 UTC as 35th comment
In reply to:

Sdaniella: is the (new) pinhole an actual hole (unsealed opening)
or have some thin clear optical layer to prevent undesirables from entering camera interior?

i realize traditional camera obscura (pinhole) were just that, an open but tiny pinhole

The Kickstart page says no glass.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 19:29 UTC

Thanks for sharing this image, Michael.
When viewing the full size image, one can appreciate the magnificence of these majestic mountains, which, to me, are the most impressive part of the landscape in this image.
The night sky, with its stars, serve as an icing on the cake, or as confetti at a party.
To me, they are not the main subject, but they provide a beautiful decor.
The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L is a great lens, and it shows in this image.
I assume it's quite an effort to get to these mountains. It would've been nice, and more informative, to include more details about getting to where you were.
Well done.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 31st comment

Looks like a new gen of the Samsung "Beat", from the mid 2000s (2006?).
I still have one as a spare, for just in case.

https://www.phonearena.com/image.php?m=Articles.Images&f=name&id=13589&kw=

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 55th comment

Wow!!!
I'm sooooo surprised.
DJI spying on the USA for China???
Kaspersky spying on the USA for Russia?

Who could've imagine that???

NSA needs to tighten its own doors and windows (and their legs too).
They have been screwed left and right, hacked to death, and hackers got troves of most secret, and most sensitive information.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 12th comment
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sh10453: Generally speaking, I have found ZPS to be a good product. I have been using a previous version (17) on & off for quite some time now (on Windows).
It has an interface that should be familiar for Lightroom users.
That's a reasonable price too.

@Jolana,
Thank you for stepping in to answer the question.
I'm sure X is a more refined product with more features, but even my old version (17) is a capable product.
Good to know about the plans for the upcoming version, as well as the 3-month update frequency.
To the best of my recollection, ZPS (the company) is in Finland. Correct?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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sh10453: Generally speaking, I have found ZPS to be a good product. I have been using a previous version (17) on & off for quite some time now (on Windows).
It has an interface that should be familiar for Lightroom users.
That's a reasonable price too.

I think I am not the best person to answer the question because I had only worked with Lightroom on a 30-day trial basis, a long time ago. I don't use any Adobe products.
But I hope someone from Zoner Photo would step in to answer.
If I am not mistaken, ZPS has a 30-day free trial. So that might be the best way to do it to see for yourself.
They have lots of tutorials online (on their web site) as well, and you can subscribe and receive notifications in email to new tutorials.
They don't spam their subscribers. I admire them for that.

My main editor is Corel's PaintShop Pro and Corel's AfterShot 3.0 (along with Perfectly Clear, and a large number of others, as plug-ins).

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:47 UTC

Generally speaking, I have found ZPS to be a good product. I have been using a previous version (17) on & off for quite some time now (on Windows).
It has an interface that should be familiar for Lightroom users.
That's a reasonable price too.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I can get a 5DSR, 85/1.2, 135/2 or a Nikon D850, 105/1.4, 200/2, or even a freaking Leica SL + 85L for much less than this.

It's tooooo expensive for a portrait lens. Plus using this on a rangefinder is going to be hard! The EVF + peaking will be needed.

They should also put an image stabilization unit it this, would help a lot.

What the heck, what's $13K among friends!!!!
You'll have plenty of post processed, contrasted b&w images, at f/8 or f/11 (goodbye to raiser sharp thin DOF) of street punks, or the homeless on American streets.
Isn't that worth the $13K?
Have mercy on Leica.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
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laueddy: I think this lens overpriced for what it is, but consider the average household median income in the US is about $59,000. The household income for 2 person both above the top 10% income level = $160,000. That's 32.3 millions people. I think many can easily afford it in the US alone.

Correction, Alan: $13K, after taxes :)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 23:55 UTC

Typical arrogance of a company that has become gorilla size and weight.
Personally, and as much as I can, I avoid buying anything from gorillas, such as DJI, Adobe, ..., etc.
Aside from that, DJI abides by its own country's privacy regulations, which means the Chinese government has access to everything on DJI's servers.
I'd never buy a DJI product, especially after this episode.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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electrophoto: Well Blair, wait with the "productivity increase statement" until Windows decides it's time to force updates on you... and you need the computer during that moment... or hours... .
(yes, speaking from experience with one of my Windows Notebooks at work. I use both, win & mac).
(Or the time when after a while everything gets slower ... and the solution is in doing a new fresh setup on windows... my macbook hadn't suffered either problem in the years it's been running.)

Both systems have their issues and merits in my opinion, and I see them daily.

This contradicts your earlier statement.

"Windows 10 (IMO) is the most stable Windows version yet, 2nd would be Windows 7, but it had some issues (I had infrequent random reboot issues on various machines with varying configurations,--so possibly from update failures, etc.)"

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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electrophoto: Well Blair, wait with the "productivity increase statement" until Windows decides it's time to force updates on you... and you need the computer during that moment... or hours... .
(yes, speaking from experience with one of my Windows Notebooks at work. I use both, win & mac).
(Or the time when after a while everything gets slower ... and the solution is in doing a new fresh setup on windows... my macbook hadn't suffered either problem in the years it's been running.)

Both systems have their issues and merits in my opinion, and I see them daily.

This is a different issue, unrelated to the original topic, which was simply a lack of understanding how to configure and control updates and reboots.

I have not encountered a random, uncontrolled reboot on any of my machines (all running W10-Pro-64).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Vimeo adds support for 8K 10-bit HDR videos (38 comments in total)

Great!!!
Now we must wait 30 minutes or more for the first 5 seconds of the video to download before it starts playing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 2nd comment

What's the big difference between the DC and the DG line of Art lenses?
The 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art ($499 Retail Price), while
the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($899 Retail Price)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

Bing Chow: I wonder if it will extend to Canada?

Just order it across the border, and probably no tax :)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
In reply to:

Adamantsel: Hmmm...$100 off? How many "shillings" is that? And unprecedented number, to be sure! But then advertising is more Art than science. ;^)

Probably even "more Art" than "Art" lenses as well. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
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