SirSeth

SirSeth

Lives in United States Hagerstown, United States
Works as a Teacher
Has a website at wallygoots.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

My plan is to ever improve my trade, my hobbies, and my relationships with family, friends, and my God. My trade is teaching Math and Computers. My primary hobbies are lutherie (guitar building) and photography. My God is slow to anger and abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us for our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. If you have questions or gripes about my God, I always enjoy talking with someone who is a seeker. Rock throwers are rarely convinced of anything spiritual and I can respect their desire to believe differently than myself.

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On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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nandbytes: "quickly became one of our favorite lenses last year on both Canon and Sony A-mount bodies."

On Sony a-mount? really? Do tell us more, I am intrigued...

The A7RII focuses Canon lenses with AF adapters and some lenses are very fast. It's part of the excitement surrounding mirrorless camera development and why people say progress of mirrorless the future. On sensor dual AF and room to mount almost any adapter isn't just for legacy lenses anymore. It's only a matter of time (IMO) before one can use Sony, Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Pentax... glass on Sony mirrorless just as they were designed to be used on their native bodies. But right now Canon lenses work on Sony and it's a big step. I for one would like very much to try the A7Rii with Canon 11-24mm f4L. Out of my price range right now though.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Sadly, I'm not going to vote in this.
The list is too restrictive...far more products were released that are deserving of of a listing in this, than what the DPR staff have deemed worthy. The available list is far too restrictive.
I'm not saying that there are not strong contenders in the list, but not really representative of a wide range of products.

Good come back Leandros. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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photomedium: Most useful to me when hiking rx100III.
Best deal ever a6000.
Best camera of 2015 Nikon D5500.
Best cameras I will never buy: a7rii, rx100iv, rx1ii.
Best camera with worst ergonomics for my hands D7200.

I too, rather than slamming any particular brand, would prefer to collect the whole set if I could. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Sadly, I'm not going to vote in this.
The list is too restrictive...far more products were released that are deserving of of a listing in this, than what the DPR staff have deemed worthy. The available list is far too restrictive.
I'm not saying that there are not strong contenders in the list, but not really representative of a wide range of products.

Gladly, those who lack critical reading skills are opting not to vote. That's how it should be. If only all elections worked on this principle! ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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nandbytes: "quickly became one of our favorite lenses last year on both Canon and Sony A-mount bodies."

On Sony a-mount? really? Do tell us more, I am intrigued...

I think they meant Sony E-mount (with adapter).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)

I'm going to love this forum! Great addition and Tom's a good guy, so glad to see him get some press.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 20th comment
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

We should get together some time and throw tomatoes at each other. Now that would be funny.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

Yes, Joseph, that's what I'm saying. However, that is only a small portion of the shocking things I am actually meaning. Just imagine horrors and you've only scratched the surface of my evil mind. Or... humor exists.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies

As a first go I think this is amazing--based now on what it is but what it will be in 3 generations (and what it will be if the competition feels a need to challenge this feature with their own implementation). Basically, it's a great idea they have started to implement.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Bob Janes: Just to note - any of these cameras are great - not a lot between them in practical terms.

If everyone had the same priorities, you would be right. Based on a fixed list of priorities (which you call practical terms and I call subjective terms) there's not a lot between them. Otherwise there is a world between them.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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Carerra: I have to say I really love my D810, it for me has everything, resolution and image quality is all you should worry about, remember the main aim is to take photos! I also don't use half of the D810's capabilities, Iso low and High, A.S.M, Bracketing, self-timer, good flash sync, what else do you really need, I think wifi would be fun, but I don't miss it because I don't have it, If the D810 had all cross type focus points all over the screen to me it would be the ultimate choice of camera, I really think when we get to a D900 there really isn't anymore you could want, apart from creating new ideas for this camera.

The 810 has about the best IQ out there challenged only by the A7RII imo. Glad it suits you because that's what it's really about. No need to qualify for others what they really need or what if you are happy. I can guess that for me a D900 will still be too much like the D810 for me to consider--but that's alright. It's not what I want.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

Exactly Fuego6, those who are unwilling or unable to change and adapt will struggle. But that's nothing new.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
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Rob: What Sony needs to improve more than anything else are the egregious ergonomic issues, not image quality issues. The menu system is a confusing mess, the customizable buttons missing very important options (such as Super 35 mode, video modes), the M1-M4 custom settings stored only on SD card thus will get erased when you reformat the cards, the lack of orientation-linked AF points or direct control over AF points, the lack of touchscreen for instant AF point selection and/or firing shutter--all of those are far more important--at least for me.

I don't agree--for me. Ok, maybe a little on the menu system, but my take on that is that all camera manufacturers should take a page from the Google and Apple play book on UI because they are all in the dark ages.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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Brian Mosley: This could be used to create a simulated narrow depth of field... Finally demolishing one of the last FF features without having to carry heavy, expensive and bulky fast lenses.

Well done, keep going Panasonic!

It's exciting development even if it isn't magic imo. Mirrorless has come into it's own so fast because the limitations are demolished by Moores law (processing power doubles periodically quite predictably). Whereas DSLRs have been pretty much sorted, mirrorless is only bounded by processing power and imagination. I think it would be so stupendous if selective focus after the fact, focus stacking or isolating, super resolution merging functions really delivered on a level what we can only imagine now. Imagine! I think it's a bright future.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

I couldn't disagree more. (Well, I could, but I'd have to clone myself). Technology is enabling for snap shooters and pros alike--but so much more so for those with vision and skill. Where there was a chasm between armatures and pros 2 decades ago, there is now a wall that you have to have a greater variety of skills to climb. Technical acumen and post processing alone are two that one has to be dedicated in to really nail down. What makes a good picture is also not something features or wizbang marketing specs are going to do much for. The one thing that does even the playing field is that better equipment is getting less expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: The title for the last page is: "Which camera should I buy?"

Regardless of how good a camera is, how can you with clear conscience recommend putting money into a system that the manufacturer has abandoned, without even mentioning the fact? Yes, Samsung NX1, It's you I'm talking about!

Having zero consideration of a manufacturer's commitment to the camera system and lens selection they sell is doing a great disservice to Canon and Nikon, who have built camera systems and wonderful lenses for decades, and who will be there long after the little charlatans of the 2010's have disappeared.

Pulling out of the German market is different than throwing thyself upon thy sword as many of you have seemed to indicate is happening with Samsung.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
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