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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sh10453: Great images, but I think a number of them cannot be considered "Landscape".
Selection of contests winners, in general, will always be a matter of the judges opinions, regardless of the "technical" aspects / quality of the pictures.
Another thing is that contests will always show that the equipment doesn't matter.
Congrat's to the winners.

I agree 100%.
Sometimes (not necessarily only in this contest), I wonder if a judge has had any formal education (a college degree, for example) in the area of photography.
Some of them seem to shoot from the hip.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: What's the novelty?

@Peiasdf,
Read carefully before accusing people of lying. I never said it was $100 3 years ago.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: What's the novelty?

Is it because they can fool Apple users and not PC users? :) Just kidding.
I made my own external 512 GB SSD drives (USB 3.0) at least 3 years ago at less than half this price.
Much cheaper to do it now. Look for SSD sales, with the 512GB around $100, plus an external USB 3.0 enclosure for around $10, and feel good that you did it yourself!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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Ran Plett: For those of you thinking about getting a Samsung T3; get a bare Samsung 1TB SSD and install it into a $20 aluminum enclosure. It will cost less, and you get a 5 year warranty instead of 3 year warranty with the T3. It will also be a lot smaller.

2.5" USB 3.0 enclosures have been on the market for years.
I have been using 512 GB SSD's in USB 3.0 external enclosures for at least 3 years.
Now the 1TB SSD is getting affordable, and the 2 TB SSD will be affordable when more companies start producing them.
I purchased the enclosures on eBay for around $10 each.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

Great images, but I think a number of them cannot be considered "Landscape".
Selection of contests winners, in general, will always be a matter of the judges opinions, regardless of the "technical" aspects / quality of the pictures.
Another thing is that contests will always show that the equipment doesn't matter.
Congrat's to the winners.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
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sh10453: After a few years of use, I am still happy with the Panasonic LF1 at less than half the price of this one. The viewfinder has come to the rescue on several occasions. The 200mm reach in a shirt-pocket is awesome. The sensor size is adequate for my needs in a pocket camera.
Last week I took several AVCHD videos of fall color, traveling north on I-75 (northen Michigan) at 75-80 mph (about 120-130 km/h), and I wasn't sure how they'd come out at such speed. They came out great. I was surprised (when I viewed one of the videos) to see that I had passed the 45 parallel sign at the southern edges of Gaylord, Michigan (the exact halfway between the Equator and the North Pole).
I had missed the sign while driving.
I use it attached to a phone holder, which is attached to a suction-cup mechanism just behind the rear-view mirror. The Panasonic phone app to control the camera works quite well (and no $10 is required for it, it's free).

Actually I'm quite happy with the lens, and it has produced many wonderful images for me, especially macro.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 12:38 UTC

After a few years of use, I am still happy with the Panasonic LF1 at less than half the price of this one. The viewfinder has come to the rescue on several occasions. The 200mm reach in a shirt-pocket is awesome. The sensor size is adequate for my needs in a pocket camera.
Last week I took several AVCHD videos of fall color, traveling north on I-75 (northen Michigan) at 75-80 mph (about 120-130 km/h), and I wasn't sure how they'd come out at such speed. They came out great. I was surprised (when I viewed one of the videos) to see that I had passed the 45 parallel sign at the southern edges of Gaylord, Michigan (the exact halfway between the Equator and the North Pole).
I had missed the sign while driving.
I use it attached to a phone holder, which is attached to a suction-cup mechanism just behind the rear-view mirror. The Panasonic phone app to control the camera works quite well (and no $10 is required for it, it's free).

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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sh10453: Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

OK, thanks Greg

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
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sh10453: Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

I am fully aware of the Copyrights issues. In fact we regularly go through mandatory training on Copyrights, presented by the corporate legal department.
I was not suggesting what some might have implied. It was a wish.
I started by saying "Wouldn't it be nice if ..."!
In fact because of the frivolous and ridiculous lawsuits, I tend not to blame people who go to torrent sites to get their books, among whatever else they get, although there are legitimate Copyrights claims.

Appreciate the insight and contribution from everyone.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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sh10453: Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

True, but everything can be negotiated.
Public libraries (and taxpayers) would be better off if, at least, any new additions are in digital format only.
The money, time, and effort spent on space expansion, shelving, maintenance, restocking, ..., etc., is ridiculous, and too expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 14:43 UTC

Wasn't the whole thing stolen from its programmers from day ONE?
So nothing new about FaKebook. This is just a little tiny robbery compared with the past.
I fail to see anything original on FaKebook. Everything seems to be a stolen idea.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 25th comment | 15 replies
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

Somehow I feel that with this camera Nikon is veering off path and trying to compete in the wrong category. Not only that, but releasing a product that is getting mostly 1-star customer reviews.
If the idea is just a proof of concept, they probably should just include it for free in the D5 package so the D5 buyer can give it to his kid to play with :-)
Fan-boys please hold your horses and cheer up.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 15th comment
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sh10453: I won't be surprised if demand exceeds production.
There are lots of people around the world sitting on huge amounts of money that is more than enough to keep their next 10 generations very wealthy.
These people love to spend money on things like this one (and gold plated toilets) to show and tell (and brag). Many of them don't know what to do with such huge amounts of money.

A smart move by DJI. I'd assume for $22,000 the profit margin would be $20,000.
If they can sell just 1000 of those, and I think that they can easily sell 1000 in the Gulf area alone (plus two for Putin and Trump), then they'd make more money than what they make selling tens of thousands of the regular model (if they sell that many). A 1000 golden ones could fetch $20 millions in profit.
So it is not a dumb move, as many have suggested.
The dumb part is the offer to finance. That's an insult to the filthy rich. $20,000 is not more than a pocket change for such people.

You are right. I need to abandon "speed reading"!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 16:43 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.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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ibd: Can anyone confirm that the 42.5 f1.8 lens will autofocus properly on other MFT bodies (olympus, panasonic)? Is it available for sale without buying the camera alongside?

My guess is as good as your guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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ibd: Can anyone confirm that the 42.5 f1.8 lens will autofocus properly on other MFT bodies (olympus, panasonic)? Is it available for sale without buying the camera alongside?

As for buying the lens alone, I'm sure if that was possible at this time Amazon would be listing it (above).
The manufacturer's web site doesn't show the lenses alone without the camera.
That could change down the road of course.
Keep in mind that this camera is not out yet. It's supposed to be shipping October 31st.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 13:15 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)

This is very good for a first iteration. It looks like the camera is arriving on October 31st.
http://www.banggood.com/Original-XiaoMi-Yi-M1-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-Single-Lens-p-1094829.html?rmmds=preorder

I see a hot shoe, but there is no mention of any flash units, either from the manufacturer or compatible ones from other manufacturers.
YI web site doesn't show any flash units, or even mention flash.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

I won't be surprised if demand exceeds production.
There are lots of people around the world sitting on huge amounts of money that is more than enough to keep their next 10 generations very wealthy.
These people love to spend money on things like this one (and gold plated toilets) to show and tell (and brag). Many of them don't know what to do with such huge amounts of money.

A smart move by DJI. I'd assume for $22,000 the profit margin would be $20,000.
If they can sell just 1000 of those, and I think that they can easily sell 1000 in the Gulf area alone (plus two for Putin and Trump), then they'd make more money than what they make selling tens of thousands of the regular model (if they sell that many). A 1000 golden ones could fetch $20 millions in profit.
So it is not a dumb move, as many have suggested.
The dumb part is the offer to finance. That's an insult to the filthy rich. $20,000 is not more than a pocket change for such people.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: A very welcome product.
Top of the line for $4K plus would've been much better with an 8-core i7 Extreme. But I assume heat and power requirements would stand in the way. A 6-core i7 would be nice, but this is good enough.
Microsoft needs to hurry up with rebate offers.
As a windows user from the early days (and DOS before that), I'm definitely interested.
Not an Apple basher, but I would never buy an Apple product.

That maybe true for working with images, but other engineering applications can benefit from additional RAM.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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