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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Najinsky: "Photomatix Pro 6 is available now for $99 USD for a single-user license. Customers who purchased Photomatix Pro 5 will receive a free upgrade. Earlier versions of Photomatix Pro can be upgraded for $29 USD."

WELL DONE, HDRsoft. This is an all too rare example of how to treat your customers with respect when it comes to an upgrade policy.

Amen!!! Good move.

I have been using version 4 for a long time, and I'm very pleased, especially when it comes to alignment.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Canon really needs to bring out a 7DMkIII with the new sensor

The longer you wait, the more shots you have missed.
The race will always be ON.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 00:53 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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sh10453: Thanks for the useful article.
I think the Canon 7D II is in a different league, and is almost 3 years old.
So comparing it to the new D500 (or the D7500) should be looked at with plenty of reservations.

The other major factor is what you have already invested in, if you are not totally new to both..
If you have a stash of expensive Canon L lenses, then the decision is already made.
I have been shooting with Canon gear for more years than I can remember, but I also shoot with Sony mirrorless, as well as Panasonic and a number of pocket cameras from different brands.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Canon really needs to bring out a 7DMkIII with the new sensor

I doubt that a 7D-III would be out anytime soon. It's less than 3 years old, and Canon doesn't update that fast.
Look at how long they have been dragging their feet on the 6D-II, with no official signs yet when it will be out.
Frustrating.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)

Thanks for the useful article.
I think the Canon 7D II is in a different league, and is almost 3 years old.
So comparing it to the new D500 (or the D7500) should be looked at with plenty of reservations.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic. Chopped up bits of carbon fiber mixed in with melted plastic isn't exactly a six-woven carbon fiber matts and epoxy Gitso tripod leg, is it?

"If you're planning to use it as a spare jack stand I can recommend the Nikon F5."
Or "The Tank", the Canon T90 :)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
On article Google Photos now auto-suggests images for archival (5 comments in total)
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Kirppu: They should fix the whole photos/drive/plus system... it's a total mess a crap.
can't tag anything easily
can't create nested albums, but in drive you can plus you can see your google photos there.
can only create groups of photos in the plus service.
you can see photos in drive, but can't move them one to another.
never really know when the photo is deleted or just removed from the album.
can't reate a public albums, jeah you can do that share a link thingy but no real public album.

Demand a full refund of what you paid them.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
On article Hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the H6D-50c (30 comments in total)

Great deal ... Excellent timing ... This is my chance to upgrade my smart phone camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the H6D-50c (30 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: This should drive the sales right through the roof!

The roof that was blown off by the tornado?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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sh10453: "What will you photograph this year, if you participate?"
Definitely will not be photographing beards!

It's that, or lazy, or too cheap to buy shaving stuff. Maybe all the above.
To each their own, but I personally find beards to be disgusting. Just a personal opinion.
Thank God females don't and can't have beards!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:36 UTC

"What will you photograph this year, if you participate?"
Definitely will not be photographing beards!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies
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Bill Ferris: Before spending a dime on a clear or UV filter - which does bubkas to improve image quality - for the purpose of "protecting" your lenses, watch Steve Perry's fun and illuminating investigation of the age-old question, do filters actually protect lenses?

https://youtu.be/P0CLPTd6Bds

"Certainly, for most photographers in most situations, UV and clear filters are a waste of money..."
I respectfully disagree, and strongly I may add.

In my 35 plus years of love affair with photography, I have encountered countless situations where I was glad that I had a protective (UV/Sky/Clear/etc.) filter on my expensive Canon L lenses.
Perhaps your type of photography, and where you use your camera may not need a protective filter, but I think it is unwise to think that all photographers use their cameras in a similar environment to the one you use.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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GEONYC: I just bought/received two differnet packages of rilters from China on Ebay. One was 4NDs of different densities and a clear filter. The other was a 3 ND kit with a Pol. Filter. All were metal with plastic filters, which is normal for filters costing $15-$20 each filter, BUT The Pol. filter was all galss and metal. I also got a very good lens cleaning brush and a Lens cap and screw in lens hood as well as a stick on lens cap keeper and a small cleaning cloth, in each of the 2 sets. The filters were in a, "Good enough", filter case... One kit cost abot $6 and the other, with the Pol. Filter cost $15. They are all a giant 82mm. Actually I only wanted/needed a clear and the Pol and one ND but for a total of under §25 with delivery... AMAZING!

What is Ebay? Never heard of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:11 UTC

Coincidence!!!
About a year ago, in a discussion about VR with some friends, I said that when I see or think about these VR "goggles", they remind me of the Osborne portable computer of the 1980s!!!
I almost bought one of them.

As for the Viewmaster, I love that little thing. I actually bought a new one not too long ago, along with a Grand Canyon disk. :)

I think of VR as unnatural, and I don't think it will succeed as long as the development continues in the 360 degrees direction, because, again, it is unnatural to the human vision.

If they limit it to the angle of the human vision, and concentrate on 3-D, and the quality of the image, I believe they have a much better chance at a faster success, without the pair of "Osborne 1" goggles.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 22nd comment

Close to 3200 signatures so far.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 6th comment

Current SanDisk 1TB (960GB) are selling on eBay for around $250 to $350.
See eBay item number: 122525557076 for example.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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miksto: Faster speeds? These speeds look measly in today's SSD world.
I hardly see what is the achievement here. There are SSDs now in gigabytes per second range that are almost order of magnitude faster (NVMe). Yet there are SSDs in the same form factor that have order of magnitude higher capacity.

These ones look like ordinary no achievement SSDs.

These are TLC.
I think everybody is very much going TLC (cheaper for chip makers).
It's getting a bit harder to find MLC disks.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:14 UTC

My $5 case looks better.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 4th comment

A very clever PR / Marketing stunt :)

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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ewelch: This is hardly an original idea with Microsoft. And considering how Windows 10 (including the server versions) has ramped up their spying on people to sell their data to others makes me wary of supporting anything they do. On top of that, the vast majority of Microsoft hardware products are not innovative, or even make it to market.

It is theoretically a great idea. But Microsoft won't be making them, Sony is most likely the manufacturer who could do it.

i fail to see the connection between this article and Windows 10.
The article is not even published on a Microsoft related web site.
It's in a PDF format which you can read on a Linux system, or an iOS, if you wish.
Microsoft's spying is nothing compared with spying by Facebook, Google, Apple, your bank, your credit card company, the credit card bureau, and a long list of other sites and agencies.
It really doesn't add value to this subject to take the opportunity to bash Microsoft and their "not innovative" products, rather than giving deserving credit to the researchers.
Microsoft is not a silicone company. So there is no surprise that they (themselves) won't be producing such sensor.
The article is worth reading, if you try to take a look.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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