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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The Name is Bond: The crucial next step is a large aperture prime. For almost all.

Taking pics with the kit lens is going to disappoint, especially when you see your friends' iphone 7s fake-blur pics. Not everyone loves bokeh, but most do and expect it from pro pics whether they are conscious of it or not.

For an aps-c camera, the most practical lens to give serious satisfaction, exclusivity and fun is a 50mm f1.8. And not the Crappy Fifty (ie, Canon 50mm f1.8 II or III) but a modern lens design that is sharp and well corrected wide-open with soft bokeh. The kit lens can do everything else, but the 50mm is going to give the exclusivity and satisfaction, particularly for families.

This article is for some who just got a camera, and knows next to nothing about photography.
You are assuming they know what bokeh, or prime lens, or APS-C, or wide aperture means.
They don't know what any of the above means, yet.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Well, I'll have to see what Ken Rockwell has to say about this.

You still read Ken Rockwell's BS? May as well watch Dr. Ruth's videos on Youtube!
At least they'd make you laugh.
:-) Cheers.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: The Camera Store in Calgary also picked the D500 as the Top Camera of the Year.

Calgary has a camera store?
Or are they selling cameras at the fishing gear store?
Just kidding; I love my Canadian neighbors! :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (149 comments in total)

Thank you.
Merry Christmas, Many Clicks, and Happy Apertures, this Holiday season, and throughout the year.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 48th comment

Always good to be fit.
Running with that monster Canon camera / lens set as if it was a little Sony toy in his hand!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 20th comment

Cool idea, but just "idea". I'll stick with my Snap-On tools for now.

At what aperture would "da-fraction" start? f/16?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 25th comment

Now I see where Apple stole the letter "i" from!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

ISO 12800?
On a 1/2.3" sensor?

I can't wait to see the noise level on images taken under low light conditions, especially.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 01:00 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Oh no .. It didn't do that well because they forgot to have a red dot on the phone!!

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 11th comment

Good looking bag.
Practical too for those who are NOT real photographers!
Plenty of space for the ladies makeup as well.
Will look fashionable at a Paris shopping mall.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 6th comment
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (100 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: Canon 5d mark IV, Canon M5, Canon 16-35 f2.8L II, Canon 35 f1.4L II, Fuji GFX, Hasselblad X1D...

I don't expect any of Canon's major cameras to be upgraded in 2017 except for the 6D (hopefully), especially major upgrades.
I hope they will have some real innovation in the 6D-II, especially after many of us have been waiting for so long to see the 6D successor come to life.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
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Gord Clark - Rockburn QC: Is this related to the so-called "solid sate shutter", in which light-sensitive crystals can be aligned to open or close using an external exciting circuitry?

Anybody know the state of this research?

Gord Clark

For your first question: I don't think so.
For your second question: This has been presented as a research paper at an IEEE event by researchers at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan).

Their next step is to redesign this sensor, where the pixels and their memory cells are on top of each other (parallel, so to speak).

Obviously this is still far away from reaching the consumers, and it is not intended for the general public anyway. At least not for the foreseeable future.
Canon's research, however, is of course intended for consumers (as well as researchers).

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 15:22 UTC

This is just one of the images Burhan took. I saw some of the other images shortly after the incident took place.
Some images had warnings (graphic).
However, this image tells us the whole story about how dangerous, and life threatening it was, especially to the photographer (a very angry young man, shouting, and ready to pull the trigger).
Obviously he had no intention of harming anyone else but his target. Otherwise, he could've arbitrarily killed many, and easily.
Incidentally, the AP did not send Burhan to the event. It happened to be on his way home from the AP office, and he thought he'd stop to take a few stock images for any future articles related to Russian-Turkish relations.

I have no doubt that we are looking at one of the next Pulitzer prize winning images.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article New 20mm F2 4.5x macro lens released by Mitakon (120 comments in total)
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sh10453: Obviously the 20cm is just a typo.
Minimum working distance (Subject to Front Element): 20mm (from their spec sheet).

The question is: At $199 what does this lens give me that bellows or inexpensive extension tubes do not???

OK, thank you all.
So far I have been using bellows and extension tubes. A sample image using an extension tube is at the link below. Obviously I was not targeting a 1:1 image, or anything close to that
I used Canon FD macro lenses before switching to digital.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2178016617/photos/3323308/img_2270_1_2_hdr-detail_macro_1600

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (100 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: Canon 5d mark IV, Canon M5, Canon 16-35 f2.8L II, Canon 35 f1.4L II, Fuji GFX, Hasselblad X1D...

OK, thanks Barney. You have redeemed yourself. Forgiven :-)
Merry Christmas.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:00 UTC

Thanks for this report. A great lens to have. It covers the rage of 5 wide angle lenses!

I still shoot with my original 16-35mm f/2.8 L (call it mark I).
I love that lens, and I have no intention to spend over $2,000 to upgrade because I don't think I'd get my money's worth upgrading.

Canon's L glass is very much in a league of its own.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article New 20mm F2 4.5x macro lens released by Mitakon (120 comments in total)

Obviously the 20cm is just a typo.
Minimum working distance (Subject to Front Element): 20mm (from their spec sheet).

The question is: At $199 what does this lens give me that bellows or inexpensive extension tubes do not???

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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PRohmer: Two questions:
1. What is wrong with Canon?
2. Where can I see M5's focus points spread?
Thank you.

@fototakerSF,
My experience has been the opposite of yours. My 1st Canon product was the A1 (1980). Since then I have had no less than 20 Canon cameras (film and digital), and I have lost count of the FD and EF lenses.
I have not had a single one of them to give me any problem, or to need a repair.
I do not know how you break them!
The only repair I ever needed was on a 5D under warranty (a recall) to fix the mirror issue, many years back, although I was not having any problems with it.
It was fixed and sent back in a very short time, and I have had no problems with the 5D at all after 10 years of use. I still use it (among other cameras).

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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Dave Seeley: Back and forth and back and forth.... Just ordered the M5 w 14-45mm lens kit.

Can anyone tell me how the 15-45 compares to the 18-55 that came with the M?

Roger at Lens Rentals said good things about the 18-55 sharpness, but said tons of barrel distortion... WISH they made some solid fast lenses for M. I have the 22mm and like it.

For best image quality, I would use EF "L" lenses with an adapter.
Adapters are as low as $30 (with electronic contacts to maintain full automation).

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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capanikon: At a glance looks like a "Mirrorless Rebel." Looks like it could be a success. Would be nice to see a pro-style version of this sort of thing.

As an aside, as a manual shooter, I dislike the prominent placement of exposure compensation dials these days. It just sticks out and I never use the darned things. Nikon's EC button+dial combo works better.

To each their own.
I tend to use the exposure compensation dial quite a bit. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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