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Forum: Photo Software 08-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By GaryLH
Forgot to mention.. if the 900mb is what u...

Forgot to mention..

if the 900mb is what u noticed before u started do anything.. That size will grow a lot depending on how many ops u are doing to that raw file.

I wonder if there is a big which...
Forum: Photo Software 08-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By GaryLH
U might want to c if there is a performance...

U might want to c if there is a performance analyzer that can give u info on CPU usage, memory, HD and such while a program like spp is running. Compare how spp is running on the system compared to...
Forum: Photo Software 08-04-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By GaryLH
Sounds like a memory leak of some sort......

Sounds like a memory leak of some sort...

Confused by the statement in your 2nd paragraph about the Windows machine vs apple laptop. Are u saying that spp 6.4 is actually working better on an Mac...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
A lot depends on their yield from their sensor...

A lot depends on their yield from their sensor fab house.. How much gets pass to the consumer.. The bigger sensor and more pixels could mean they needed to increase the performance of the data bus...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Jamie The answer is it depends.... :) How fast...

Jamie

The answer is it depends.... :)

How fast is your CPU, do u have at least 8gb of ram? Do u have 2 drives.. A fast ssd for the OS and the applications like spp and another fast drive where the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
799 for the normal apsc

No release date and price on the asph yet but the. Standard apsc is $799. To me that's a good price. The apsc-h can't be more than 50% more expensive, I hope.

Here's the info from b&h. No expected...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
Glad to hear... Just as an FYI... The different...

Glad to hear...

Just as an FYI...

The different versions of the foveon sensor is kind of like having different film loaded in your camera. They seem to provide different looks just like film. For...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
Well the fall colors and DP0 foveon Magic looks...

Well the fall colors and DP0 foveon Magic looks like the deciding factor along w/ my 2 camera minimum rule. I've decided to replace the GR w/ the dp0. My main camera is gonna be the lx100. The dp0...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks for the input... Back in the day.. I...

Thanks for the input...

Back in the day.. I used to get acceptable night shots at 400 but that was w/o movement. I thinking right now 1600 is the min. Need for high ISO. 3200 is probably the max I...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
I'm really tempted... Fall colors w/ a foveon...

I'm really tempted... Fall colors w/ a foveon sensor... Probably gonna pack that day and c if I've got the room :p

Gary
Forum: Travel 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks.. Looks like 800-1600 ISO will cover me...

Thanks..

Looks like 800-1600 ISO will cover me then.

Gary
Forum: Travel 03-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
After the last post, I remembered about this is a...

After the last post, I remembered about this is a website called littlebigtravingcsmera. It is basically a blog by a European about his vacations and business travels using small cameras. What I...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
One of the reasons I'm rethinking my normal...

One of the reasons I'm rethinking my normal vacation setup is I'm worried about what I may need for high ISO in some places like temples or other old buildings.. The lx100 is fine up to ISO 800 worst...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks J Sounds like my Panasonic LX100 will...

Thanks J

Sounds like my Panasonic LX100 will handle most of the workload. It's a matter of deciding how I want to handle 21 fov.

The way u described the narrow streets makes me think of the old...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Confirmed only works for Sigma lenses

http://briansmith.com/sigma-mc-11-mount-converter-for-sony-e-mount/

This article confirms via his own testing that the mc11 will only work on the Sigma lenses on the support list. He believes unlike...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By GaryLH
Fall colors in Japan..which camera setup

Hi all

My wife and I are planning to go to Tokyo and Kyoto during the time of fall colors this year. My normal vacation setup is
- Panasonic LX100 plus Ricoh GR along w/ the gw3

We plan to do the...
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By GaryLH
They probably aren't designed to work as a plugin...

They probably aren't designed to work as a plugin to the New Mac photo app. If u don't c them registered as a plugin, u can usually either export the file from the photo app to a well know directory...
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By GaryLH
I don't think it pertains unless the pictures are...

I don't think it pertains unless the pictures are being hosted by them..but a valid point to check.

Can't this be also said of any free picture hosting service?

Gary
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By GaryLH
Once u run through the install process, it will...

Once u run through the install process, it will be in the app/nik folder. U can bring them up individually or from the plugin menu of your photo editing sw if Nik supports that sw. Adobe ps and LR...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By GaryLH
I was actually debating three different things...

I was actually debating three different things here..
- get the xm1 or
- the xe2 or
- new 35f2

In the end, I decided the 35f2... While the xm1 fills a niche of pseudo rf like small package w/ a flip...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Recent interview w/ Sigma CEO sd Quattro and the new lenses

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/03/26/sigma-interview-cpplus-2016-surprise-mirrorless-debut-future-of-f1.8-zooms

The sd Quattro APS-h will need full frame lenses, but he did say that some...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks..John Gary

Thanks..John

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks Andy.. What about af confirmation w/ ovf...

Thanks Andy..

What about af confirmation w/ ovf or do u just use the LCD?

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks.. That plus things like the af.. On the...

Thanks..

That plus things like the af.. On the sigma DP cameras, there is a af confirmation light that can be seen while using the ovf.. How is this accomplished for xm or xa series?

Also overall...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By GaryLH
Xm1 plus 27f2.8 or 35f2 ?

So I've been thinking about getting an xm1 for the flip LCD. Putting the appropriate ovf on it and either using the 27f2.8 or eventually the 35f2 on it.

I was wondering how many of u have or had...
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,308
Posted By GaryLH
Plus.1 I use silver fx as well, the other parts...

Plus.1

I use silver fx as well, the other parts just occasionally..

Definitely buy Adobe :p


Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
I can answer one for sure and guess at the...

I can answer one for sure and guess at the second.

The mounting bracket comes w/ the lvf-01 was what someone told me awhile back.

The price difference I think has to do w/ project volume vs cost...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
Yep.. U got the it right.. Enjoy Gary

Yep.. U got the it right..

Enjoy
Gary
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,621
Posted By GaryLH
So far 3 novoflex adapter later, all are spot on...

So far 3 novoflex adapter later, all are spot on at infinity mark. I've tried a lot of others from metabones to fotodiox to fotodiox pro version to a bunch of no names. In general, the others are hit...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-23-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Both dpreview and Brian Smith have posted updates...

Both dpreview and Brian Smith have posted updates that match Jason Lainer on the pdaf support on the mc11.
- lock on af
- eye detect
- face detect lock on
Panning the camera from center to edge of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
I tried one of those folding types on a Pentax q....

I tried one of those folding types on a Pentax q. Didn't like it because the xtra step need to start shooting. I'm just not sure I'll like a loupe any better though.

The good thing is I've got...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
Understatement :p but what a reward when u look...

Understatement :p but what a reward when u look at those files. :D

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
No problem. I guess u have higher contrast light...

No problem. I guess u have higher contrast light where u live...but I do have the LCD brightness pretty high.

Bye which loupe did u end up w/?

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
Another foveon convert :) One thing I don't...

Another foveon convert :)

One thing I don't understand - your comment about the loupe or ovf - trust me. I believe it means u definitely need one of the two or are u saying loupe is only way to go....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,372
Posted By GaryLH
Lol :D Gary

Lol :D

Gary
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,372
Posted By GaryLH
Graflex big Bertha.. Wow

I never knew these existed. Talk about a big 5x7..

http://petapixel.com/2016/03/22/graflex-big-bertha-camera-spotted-wild/

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Side by side shot of the sd1 Merrill and sd Quattro

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/sigma-sony-and-panasonic-handson-pictures-from-the-nec-show/

Just an FYI.

Gary
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-21-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By GaryLH
True. Especially if your old enough to remember...

True. Especially if your old enough to remember the earlY ones from the 70s compare to that Fuji 18-55 for example.

For me, it had more to do w/ walking around w/ a big honking lens sticking out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By GaryLH
Hate rainy days....stuck inside. But love the...

Hate rainy days....stuck inside. But love the shots I can get sometimes get after the rain has past :D

Gary
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-21-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By GaryLH
Over the years I've gone back and forth on the...

Over the years I've gone back and forth on the issue of zooms as well. But lately in the last couple year or so, I've decided just go w/ the flow. Especially on vacation w/ family here I don't want...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-21-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By GaryLH
I use multiple combos, but never 2+4 - mainly 1...

I use multiple combos, but never 2+4
- mainly 1 camera 1 lens
- 1 camera + 2 lenses
- 2 camera + 2 lenses

The 2 lens combo is usually 21/40 or zoom+50f1.4..

When vacation it is always 2 cameras 2...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,360
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks.. Do u happen to know the model number of...

Thanks..

Do u happen to know the model number of the evf?

A 1inch sensor is not gonna replace an apsc or FF camera when it comes to certain looks (due to limited depth of field) or number of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,360
Posted By GaryLH
We talked about all three of the new Nikon dl...

We talked about all three of the new Nikon dl cameras in this thread a couple of weeks back, just as an FYI...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154684

To the op..
B&h...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By GaryLH
Guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist.. I don't...

Guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist.. I don't view my stuff on a display outside of the time I doing the post processing and selection for printing.. I do tend to do a bunch of printing and then the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By GaryLH
Well said.. Plus one. I might be a gear...

Well said.. Plus one.

I might be a gear head..but it's from a tech standpoint not a pixel peeping one where mega pixels or super high ISO counts. I'm an engineer by training and a embedded sw...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By GaryLH
Most third party lens makers have more than one...

Most third party lens makers have more than one level of quality these days. Sigma Art series is their top of the line vs something like their contemporary line.

Good luck
Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By GaryLH
Lensrental sample variation testing and mtf info on 50s

I just remembered lens rentals testing they did. The 50f1.8, 50f1.4 and 58f1.4 were part of the test. U can c via the mtf charts that were produce how they performed technically as well as the sample...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By GaryLH
Problem is that there is enough sample variation...

Problem is that there is enough sample variation on Nikon lenses that even though some loves lens xyz, another person could have a bum version of it and say it's crap.

W/ that said, I don't have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,988
Posted By GaryLH
For me the 90 (135 fov) is a nice head or head...

For me the 90 (135 fov) is a nice head or head and shoulder portrait lens in terms of portrait work. I use the 135 or 180f2 fov has always been what I use for a fast general purpose tele when I don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By GaryLH
Panasonic LX100. I original bought mine for...

Panasonic LX100. I original bought mine for vacation w/ the idea of shooting 4K video if I need to. Rarely shoot video except vacations. I'm shot probably 99% still. Anyway the lx100 turns out to so...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 21,341
Posted By GaryLH
Old age... Or maybe just the way my mind...

Old age... Or maybe just the way my mind works..all so very confusing :p

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,763
Posted By GaryLH
Haven't played w/ one but I think personally it...

Haven't played w/ one but I think personally it depends on how u use it. From what I've seen from YouTube videos posted by CameraStore, Jason Lainer and Gary Fong... It is faster than the A6000 in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 21,341
Posted By GaryLH
Yep what jsrocket said, Jamie. Gary

Yep what jsrocket said, Jamie.

Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,938
Posted By GaryLH
An annodote.... Though definitely not the...

An annodote....

Though definitely not the general case.. Or even remotely close to what happens in college photo classes today.

Back in the mid-70s when I was in college, the professor who was...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-15-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 21,341
Posted By GaryLH
IMHO, the 35f2 could be the start of a new...

IMHO, the 35f2 could be the start of a new generation of lenses which have fast af speed.. The 23f2 that is on the roadmap is a lens I've been eyeing for quite a while. After hearing about how well...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,938
Posted By GaryLH
I second everyone who mentioned medium format......

I second everyone who mentioned medium format... With an even more limited number of shots on 120, it will slow u down more than 35mm.... The big 6x9 negative is just stunning.

A medium format...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By GaryLH
Sony movie button implementation is still the...

Sony movie button implementation is still the stupidest and lamest in the industry. I haven't figured out how to do what I want yet. They have both a movie button and a movie selection on the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By GaryLH
I think of the rx10 as the big brother to the...

I think of the rx10 as the big brother to the rx100, so I would suspect that is probably best place to post anything.

Gary
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By GaryLH
Check out the Gary Fong instruction videos on...

Check out the Gary Fong instruction videos on YouTube. Just go tomyoutube under search, type "Gary Fong Rx10"..

I recently picked up a used rx10mk2 at a price that satisfied my gear head curiosity...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,722
Posted By GaryLH
How is the af speed compared to the gx7. The m43...

How is the af speed compared to the gx7. The m43 cameras have been faster than other mirrorless cameras in the past.. The Sony A6000 was faster at times. My xt1 was just slightly slower. Just curious...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
In terms of cost..I suspect that Sigma viewed it...

In terms of cost..I suspect that Sigma viewed it as a item that not every one would buy and thus priced it according to the volume that they expected to sell.. It is made better than something like a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,447
Posted By GaryLH
It is definitely not the best. I find the LCD is...

It is definitely not the best. I find the LCD is not that bad though (just me), but in bright sunlight it definitely is useless. It gets washed out easily in midday sun, but can still be used..w/ a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-12-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 16,047
Posted By GaryLH
Curious.. Have u already looked at the Panasonic...

Curious.. Have u already looked at the Panasonic LX 100?

Feels very much like operating a film camera due to shutter speed dial, aperture ring and exposure comp dial. It has a built in 24-75f1.8-2.8...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Jason Lanier posted a video w/ his impressions from wppi

http://youtu.be/aHNT6G9U-Jo

In general, he really likes it.

Gary
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By GaryLH
Good to know.. I went to a Canon printer because...

Good to know.. I went to a Canon printer because I was third of fighting ink jet issues.. I've had 4 Epson printers starting from the days of the 1200. All of them eventually clogged so bad on me, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By GaryLH
Guess it's gonna get more expensive to buy extra camera batteries

http://photorumors.com/2016/03/11/additional-clarifications-on-the-aircraft-ban-for-lithium-ion-batteries/

New air flight restrictions have minor affect on a traveling photographer outside of extra...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
Recently learned a new trick on Gary Fong's YouTube channel

Though I set af to continuous and have used wide tracking to enable the phase detect cells before...u can c by the green dots moving w/ your subject. I found out today about subject lock on AF...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
Not sure I understand your point since every...

Not sure I understand your point since every model of the Fuji cameras that has the ovf feature so far from the x100 and xp family also has an evf that u can switch to if u want to double check such...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
A slightly different approach - now that the x70...

A slightly different approach - now that the x70 has been released.

Pair a x70 w/ external ovf w/ the x100t plus tcl. This give u the 28, 35 and 50 as well as provide a backup camera. They have the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
Your right....

Your right.

http://bestmirrorlessblogs.com/news/fujifilm-x-e2s-vs-x-e2/

Gary
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By GaryLH
What servo said is the normal behavior but your...

What servo said is the normal behavior but your additional info..sounds like a malfunction to me if it is happening randomly at any distance.

But the half press of the shutter release normally...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
Btw if I made that trip.. I would probably be...

Btw if I made that trip.. I would probably be foolish and take a dp0 and dp2 Quattro for outdoor landscape work plus my Fuji xt1 w/ 18-135 and 35f2...for everything else. For me, I t would not...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
Sounds like u are going after the picture then.....

Sounds like u are going after the picture then.. I would stick w/ the xe2 or go for the x100t. The main diff between xe2 and xe2s is minor change to externals and the addition of the acros simulation...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,275
Posted By GaryLH
I would go w/ xe2 over the xt10. Essentially the...

I would go w/ xe2 over the xt10. Essentially the same camera now w/ the latest fw update they posted about a month ago. Combine that w/ a 18f2 and 35f2 and u got your 28/50 combo.

It sounds like u...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Nada.... Gary

Nada....

Gary
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,507
Posted By GaryLH
If it isn't either in my hand or around my neck,...

If it isn't either in my hand or around my neck, it's in a sling type bag of some type. Doesn't matter if it is bigger than what is needed for one lens and camera.. Having it in a non-descript bag is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-08-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 32,025
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks for update.. Hard to beat the GR :)....

Thanks for update.. Hard to beat the GR :). However if I didn't have the GR, I would get the x70 just for the Fuji colors and the control interface.

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-08-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 32,025
Posted By GaryLH
Interesting.. I would have thought the x70 af...

Interesting.. I would have thought the x70 af speed to be about same as x100t, but I guess they must have updated the af motor on it or the glass their moving is lighter.

How does it compare w/ the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-07-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 38,792
Posted By GaryLH
Not sure if anyone noticed my in my initial...

Not sure if anyone noticed my in my initial impressions comments about the dp2q.....but the blue channel trick for reducing noise on a Quattro camera does not work the way it does on a Merrill. I...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-07-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 38,792
Posted By GaryLH
Found a pretty good site that is dedicated to the...

Found a pretty good site that is dedicated to the Merrill and Quattro sensors.. Has info on tricks w/ SPP as well as some equipment reviews like "dp3m vs sd1m w/ 30f1.4 art" as an example....
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By GaryLH
It's been probably around 8-10 years since I last...

It's been probably around 8-10 years since I last really used an xpan. The way I remember it, the frame lines are a bit tighter than what u c on film. I suspect this is to help w/ any close focus...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-07-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 32,025
Posted By GaryLH
Will be interested to hear what u think when u...

Will be interested to hear what u think when u get the other lenses.

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-07-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 32,025
Posted By GaryLH
Have u tried the xp2 yet w/ other lenses. I'm...

Have u tried the xp2 yet w/ other lenses. I'm curious if the newer faster af motor on the 35f2 vs other recent Fuji lenses is that much better... Is the 35f2 the fastest yet in other words. Right now...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By GaryLH
Nice shoot out between xp2 and xt1

For those who are wondering how much better the xp2 is to your xt1, here is shootout post on petapixel..

http://petapixel.com/2016/03/05/fujifilm-x-t1-vs-x-pro2-one-buy/

The xp2 is clearly better...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By GaryLH
When using a messenger bag, I use the Timbuktu...

When using a messenger bag, I use the Timbuktu camera insert either in extra small or small. I tried the tenba byob, but decided I like the Timbuktu better...mainly for the non-square corners of the...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-05-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
Forgot to mention.. The new Sigma 30f1.4 for...

Forgot to mention..

The new Sigma 30f1.4 for apsc e mount at least show that Sigma intends to keep,it's hands in the apsc segment. One can only hope that the other apsc dslr mount art lenses will...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-05-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
Looks like a6300 could be the one for sports action

Check the second video out.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-sony-a6300-tests/

It has improved the af tracking and focusing of the a6000 and u can set it up for no blackout. Looks just about as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By GaryLH
For me.. On vacations where I'm w/ family.. -...

For me..

On vacations where I'm w/ family..
- Panasonic LX100 plus Ricoh GR (GR normally set to crop 35 fov)
-- if it's gonna be wet and rainy replace the Panasonic w/ Fuji xt1
Going someplace...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By GaryLH
Yep.. Quite correct.. I doubt many labs support...

Yep.. Quite correct.. I doubt many labs support this format any longer. Plus unless it is a pro lab, I'd ask for develop no cut and do the printing myself. I remember the 1hr guys would sometimes...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By GaryLH
The difference between a medium format camera w/...

The difference between a medium format camera w/ either a pano back or a dark slide cut w/ a pano mask or a one w/ a special pano mask from factory or a dedicated like Fuji 6x17 is really about...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
The website info certainly implies that for sure,...

The website info certainly implies that for sure, since only Sigma lenses are listed. Until this adapter gets into the hands of independent tester, what level of reality check will the be for Canon...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Native FE lenses are not that much smaller...

Native FE lenses are not that much smaller especially the new G series. Most of the Sigma art lenses will definitely look clunky.. The range of existing lenses that are available for fe as well as e...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-02-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,761
Posted By GaryLH
As long as there is enough people willing to pay...

As long as there is enough people willing to pay the bucks for the drf, they'll continue to make it..no worries.. When there is not enough people to support drf sales, who knows. Maybe a predictor is...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Btw.. Metabones better up their game and rethink...

Btw.. Metabones better up their game and rethink their pricing.. IMHO, this is gonna cut not their sales for the Canon adapter..

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Somewhere.. Internet only talk, I have no...

Somewhere.. Internet only talk, I have no positive evidence, so take it w/ grain of salt.

Someone mentioned Sigma bought the rights to the Canon af mount system when the created their SA mount.....
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,048
Posted By GaryLH
Looks like new sigma mc-11 is better than metabones

http://www.dpreview.com/news/8547380272/cp-2016-sigma-mc-11-adapter-allows-dslr-lenses-full-range-of-af-modes-on-sony-bodies

DP review has a video that shows how much better the new Sigma MC-11...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 19,720
Posted By GaryLH
If your talking about the 28/35...

If your talking about the 28/35

https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-viewfinders/voigtlander-28mm-35mm-28/35-mini-viewfinder-metal-chrome/

It is smaller than the ones I've used in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-02-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 19,720
Posted By GaryLH
If u want a smaller profile ovf look at the one...

If u want a smaller profile ovf look at the one for the dp1 Merrill. I use it on my Ricoh GR. It's maybe 25-40% smaller.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By GaryLH
Forgot to mention, the new version of SPP has a...

Forgot to mention, the new version of SPP has a film grain simulation mode, some people have report it providing an interesting way of hiding noise in b&w.

If there is a weakness in the whole...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By GaryLH
IMHO the Quattro improved one stop from Merrill...

IMHO the Quattro improved one stop from Merrill all around. A lot depends on how picky u are to noise issue both in luminance and chroma....

I'm fine w/ 400 ISO and sometimes even at 640 but by 800...
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,842
Posted By GaryLH
Exactly.. The digital camera industry feels like...

Exactly.. The digital camera industry feels like the stereo industry of the 80s & 90s or the personnel computer industry starting in the late 90s or the smartphone of today... Every year a new...
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,842
Posted By GaryLH
Panasonic if I remember correct has been losing...

Panasonic if I remember correct has been losing money. Fuji actually made more money from their insta film sales then their camera.

Gary
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,842
Posted By GaryLH
Smartphone cameras are only going to get better.....

Smartphone cameras are only going to get better.. The low end p&s are definitely going the way of the dinosaur.

How many high end p&s can one sell? Yes u got a lot of new 1 inch sensor cameras...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-29-2016
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,459
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks.. Good luck w/ the dp0q..:D Gary

Thanks.. Good luck w/ the dp0q..:D

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-28-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,898
Posted By GaryLH
Video appears to go to the a7s as well....

Video appears to go to the a7s as well.
Compressed losses raw favors the Nikon unless u go for the Nikon..
Af speed would favor the Nikon.

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-28-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,898
Posted By GaryLH
LOL :p :D Nothing beats the Sigma DP Merrill's...

LOL :p :D

Nothing beats the Sigma DP Merrill's in that regard --> average of around 80 shots per fully charged battery. Just think of it as a double roll of 36 exposure film per battery. Just like...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-28-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By GaryLH
Fuji rumor site

http://www.fujirumors.com/cp-fujifilm-presents-2-0x-teleconverter-and-says-1-or-2-more-lenses-not-in-roadmap-now-will-still-come-this-year/

I like the one from Fuji rumors since it also list the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-28-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
4 different videos

Another posting from cp+.. From photorumors website includes 4 different videos..

It does look big but I I like the look of the camera. ...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-27-2016
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,459
Posted By GaryLH
Shot from DP0 Quattro shot in 21:9 aspect ratio....

Shot from DP0 Quattro shot in 21:9 aspect ratio. Color OOC jpg converted to B&W using Silver FX Pro.. W/ the 21 fov and in camera aspect ratio support of 21:9 aspect ratio, kind of a digital xpan...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-27-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By GaryLH
Good.. :D Wasn't aware there is a two part...

Good.. :D

Wasn't aware there is a two part reset...?? I only know about the one in the menu for setting everything in config back to factory..

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-27-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
I have some FF SA mount lenses but the...

I have some FF SA mount lenses but the predominance are APS-c, so I'm hoping that the camera was design to be able to use the apsc lenses in mind even if there is a bit of vignetting. Most modern...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-27-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Some projected shipping info

Still no price yet, but at least we know about when.

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/new-info-about-the-sd-quattro-cameras-39mp-version-to-ship-before-summer-51mp-before-end-of-the-year/

Article...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-27-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,776
Posted By GaryLH
Interview w/ Fuji Rep about what's next

http://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-manager-at-cp-x-t2-will-have-4k-no-plan-to-add-it-x-pro2-via-fw-monochrome-x-pro-x30-successor/

- no 4K video for xp2 but will eventually come to other new...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,733
Posted By GaryLH
True.. I've found the same thing. In general most...

True.. I've found the same thing. In general most modern cameras can do about 2 1/3 stops from base ISO w/o problem. The xtran seems to do a bit better than most though In terms of shadow recovery.....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,733
Posted By GaryLH
Out of curiosity what did u set the ISO value to,...

Out of curiosity what did u set the ISO value to, now that u don't have a way to change it.. or anything else in the menu system for that matter. Nice job btw.

Gary
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-26-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,167
Posted By GaryLH
X200 rumored suffice about 2-4 weeks ago. Does...

X200 rumored suffice about 2-4 weeks ago. Does not appear to be the same 35f2 instead rumor of a 28f2 instead like the x70, but w/ ovf/Evf design.

Personally, I was hoping for a 40 or 50 fov...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-26-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By GaryLH
Fuji 55-200 tear down

The lensrental blog did a tear down of the 55-200 zoom.. Quite interesting for those that are...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-26-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By GaryLH
Call the Fuji repair center and ask for their...

Call the Fuji repair center and ask for their advice.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-26-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By GaryLH
no prob.. I c too many people try this camera,...

no prob.. I c too many people try this camera, then come away disappoint.. It is a camera that doesn't suit everyone, even those that have a Merrill.

I lurk over there occasionally on the foveon...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-26-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By GaryLH
There is a kit sold on b&h that has dp0 plus...

There is a kit sold on b&h that has dp0 plus lvf-1. Now I understand why it is priced as high as it was :(.. When they dropped to 699, the kit price did not.

That odd shaped grip on the dp Quattro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By GaryLH
did u ask if it was policy or import restriction...

did u ask if it was policy or import restriction issue? It is strange..

It is a real nice camera.

Gary
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By GaryLH
Hmmm.. Dual camera smartphones

http://petapixel.com/2016/02/24/demo-shows-power-dual-cameras-smartphones/

One wide angle and one tele lens, combine the two simultaneous shots to create one that appears to look better than a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-26-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By GaryLH
Not a good sign. Time Take it back to the store u...

Not a good sign. Time Take it back to the store u bought it.. Especially since u already tried factory reset.. Looks like it was defective..what a bummer.

Gary
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,079
Posted By GaryLH
I would go w/ either 21/50 or 35/50.. Gary

I would go w/ either 21/50 or 35/50..

Gary
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By GaryLH
Panasonic cm1 shots...

Panasonic cm1 shots...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 14,600
Posted By GaryLH
Finally had a chance to go out w/ my dp0....

Finally had a chance to go out w/ my dp0.

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/25148049502_af0da6db5c_b.jpg

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By GaryLH
I've had one since Xmas, but due to either...

I've had one since Xmas, but due to either weather or being sick on off till now, have not had a chance to use it much other than to test it out. There has been a new fw update that lowers to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Leica r lens to SA mount adapter

http://www.leitax.com/leica-lens-for-sigma-cameras.html

Whether we are talking about the Nikon one or this one, they were originally designed for the sd14 dslr. How well they work now, who knows. As...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Nikon lenses to SA cameras

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/41532419

2012 - not sure if they are even still in business.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Did not remember about that detail. U could be...

Did not remember about that detail. U could be right.

Nikon and Leica r lenses have been adapts to sd cameras in the past.. Same SA mount and flange distance as far as I am aware of. There limited...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Ah right full spectrum capable :)

https://mobile.twitter.com/dpreview/status/702886738880933888

They retained the removable dust cover which also doubles as the ir filter.. Removing this diva the latches u c in the same way as the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Doesn't look like a lightweight mirrorless....

Doesn't look like a lightweight mirrorless. :)

W/ the battery pack, kind of reminds me of a medium format rf camera in terms of size and shape.. I like the look myself.

Gary
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
The issue is always wash out from bright sunlight...

The issue is always wash out from bright sunlight when shooting outdoors. The new LCD displays are getting better, I must admit. When shooting slow shutter speeds, an evf like position helps steady...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Same..here.. But I'd also wait for a used one at...

Same..here.. But I'd also wait for a used one at the right price if the reviews look good. The normal apsc doesn't interest me, just the APS-h version.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
They've haven't announced a price yet. I would...

They've haven't announced a price yet. I would think they learned their lesson from the original sd1 price fiasco. CP+ is going on now in Japan. I hope they announce price and availability by end of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
The 18-35 never really excited me on apsc..but...

The 18-35 never really excited me on apsc..but the fov on APS-h has me interested combined w/ the 50-100 puts it in the sweet spot on my photographic needs. The only question is the image circle of...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
If u are talking about my comment..sorry I didn't...

If u are talking about my comment..sorry I didn't mean that. As I said in an earlier post here - no smartphone outside of the Panasonic cm1 has a big 1 inch sensor.

One inch sensor will do better...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2651823194/sigma-anno...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2651823194/sigma-announces-30mm-f1-4-for-e-mount-and-micro-four-thirds-and-50-100mm-f1-8-art-for-aps-c

One could match it w/ the newly announced 50-100f1.8 art for a two...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
All these 1 inch sensor cameras..doesn't matter...

All these 1 inch sensor cameras..doesn't matter whose is a compromise between quality, conveince of the small package, and dynamic range.

The best image quality u will get is if the lens is really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By GaryLH
What a bummer.. So far been lucky w/ my drops -...

What a bummer.. So far been lucky w/ my drops - just two..
- film back on a baby Linhof that did more damage to the concrete sidewalk.. I was replacing the film back w/ sheet film back when someone...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
iPhone doesn't have a 1 inch sensor. The only...

iPhone doesn't have a 1 inch sensor. The only smart phone w/ a truly big sensor is Panasonic cm1 which is also a 1 inch sensor. 1 inch buys u better dynamic range and higher ISO.

For the unique...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
21 for both pano crop and deep forest 24, 35 and...

21 for both pano crop and deep forest
24, 35 and 50 for general
70-200 for isolation

The range from most of my shots fall between 50 to 200. Other than 24 is not that much outside of that except...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
The Panasonic LX3 was the first camera to show me...

The Panasonic LX3 was the first camera to show me what a well matched lens to sensor can accomplish. My only complaint w/ the two compacts us they decided not to include an evf..

While they are...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Point.. In terms of the 18-35 or for that matter...

Point..

In terms of the 18-35 or for that matter any of the branded apsc sigma lenses... We'll only know for sure about how much vignetting if any and which lenses if and when sigma publishes a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,674
Posted By GaryLH
Sigma e to sa mount adapter (mc-11), just...

Sigma e to sa mount adapter (mc-11), just announced.. Nice way to use my existing sa mount lenses from sd1m on my Sony a7. It Supports full af, aperture, and IS...

I only have one native lens for...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
As much as I wish they had done a redesigned...

As much as I wish they had done a redesigned mount for mirrorless or use some existing one and create an adapter like their new emount to sa mount mc-11, u can't blame them for deciding to stick w/...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
While Sigma started out life producing crappy low...

While Sigma started out life producing crappy low cost lenses (I know, in got one in Nikon mount from early 80s), they've come a long way.. Their new art series rivals some of the best stuff out...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,596
Posted By GaryLH
Yep... Dang.. I was gonna ignore the sd1q and...

Yep...

Dang.. I was gonna ignore the sd1q and wait to c what else they would do only last week.. Sigma threw a monkey wrench into that one by announcing the sd1 in APS-h format :p. THEN added an evf...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By GaryLH
Hmmm.. According to b&h it's compatible w/ e...

Hmmm.. According to b&h it's compatible w/ e mount cameras including the a6000 and Nex series...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1234035-REG/sigma_89s965_mc_11_mount_adapter_for.html

The...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
Got to admit the 18-50f1.8-2.8 fov zoom is quite...

Got to admit the 18-50f1.8-2.8 fov zoom is quite a unique offering. Looks like it will set u back 889 bucks w/o the optional ovf.

Gary

Correction misread 849 not 899
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-23-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By GaryLH
I think part of the issue is related to how well...

I think part of the issue is related to how well u can work an xtran sensor raw file. The original is good old Bayer sensor tech that everyone knows how to manipulate. If u have a chance, I would...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Like any other aspect ratio whether 4:3, 3:2 or...

Like any other aspect ratio whether 4:3, 3:2 or 1:1, it is not not a crop but that info is passed in the raw file and SPP respects the info and maintains the aspect ratio during presentation and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Thanks.. I was looking at the specs from a...

Thanks.. I was looking at the specs from a different site and they didn't have it there. I think it was DP review..

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
If u can shoot close to base ISO the Merrill...

If u can shoot close to base ISO the Merrill sensor provides superior fidelity for most situations. The main reason I still have my Merrill cameras.

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By GaryLH
Correction. I misread. Fe mount only. Gary

Correction. I misread. Fe mount only.

Gary
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By GaryLH
New 1 inch sensor cameras from Nikon

http://www.dpreview.com/news/4699776418/nikon-covers-all-focal-lengths-with-three-dl-enthusiast-compacts-with-1-type-sensors

I think they missed the mark again myself. The two compact wide to medium...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Darn...:( The DP Quattro series cameras has an...

Darn...:(

The DP Quattro series cameras has an additional aspect ratio 21:9 that they left out of new sd quattro cameras.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Sigma foveon cameras take some getting used...

Sigma foveon cameras take some getting used to...they are not for everyone to say the least. In the past slow and patience would be the hall mark of a typical user. They are great for still life,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Forgot to add I have both the 10-20 and the...

Forgot to add

I have both the 10-20 and the 12-24.. My copy of the 12-24 is slightly better than the 10-20.. But when u need 10 (15fov) the 12 (18fov) won't cut it when shooting in tight places....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
The DP0 is equivelant to 21 fov.. In terms of...

The DP0 is equivelant to 21 fov..

In terms of sd1 dslr supported lenses there are several that fall into that range and wider.

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By GaryLH
The 30f1.4 for e mount announcement....

The 30f1.4 for e mount announcement.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2651823194/sigma-announces-30mm-f1-4-for-e-mount-and-micro-four-thirds-and-50-100mm-f1-8-art-for-aps-c

Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By GaryLH
Well it's official.. The mc-11 will adapt either...

Well it's official..

The mc-11 will adapt either a canon or sigma mount lens to an e or fe mount camera like a6000 or a7.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/mount-converter-mc-11

What is nice is not only...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Exactly, unless u have a perfectly still subject,...

Exactly, unless u have a perfectly still subject, it's not clear if u could introduce a descrepency in the shot. Granted the likely hood is extreme small given how fast the multi shot happens.

The...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Actually, u can come close to 1:1:1 if u are...

Actually, u can come close to 1:1:1 if u are willing to accept smaller mp. The small raw maps all 4 pixels of the top layer w/ a single pixel of the red and green layer. It appears to average the top...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
The DP quattros were at best one stop better than...

The DP quattros were at best one stop better than the Merrill. It would be interesting to c if they could improve it of sd version. The had over a year to learn what hw improvements were needed on...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 15,519
Posted By GaryLH
Well.. It will be interesting to c what...

Well.. It will be interesting to c what improvements they have made..as well as the cost.

I guess the largest frame size (image circle supported by apsc SA mount lenses) is aps-h. Too bad they just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,446
Posted By GaryLH
Actually, I was thinking brain washing when I saw...

Actually, I was thinking brain washing when I saw that many people w/ vr setups just sitting still like that.

Gary
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-22-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By GaryLH
I glue the rear lens caps back to back w/ epoxy...

I glue the rear lens caps back to back w/ epoxy and just used a small fanny pack when I was shooting film.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By GaryLH
They did say that SPP needed to be upgrade.. So...

They did say that SPP needed to be upgrade.. So something in the change requires SPP update. Since the raw file is suppose to leave the pixel info unchanged (unbaked), I always presumed that the...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By GaryLH
Rumor - new 30f1.4 apsc e mount plus adapter

Well it looks Sigma is not going to make FE mount lens for Sony a7 series, but it looks like they put out a new 30f1.4 DN series....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-22-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,293
Posted By GaryLH
Agreed that most people would c a dedicated b&w...

Agreed that most people would c a dedicated b&w as stupid. But the difference IMHO is not minor. Each pixel in a monochrome sensor need not interpret a Bayer color point which not only can lead to a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By GaryLH
I suspecting improvement in the Bayer like algo...

I suspecting improvement in the Bayer like algo myself and tune down of the contrast aspects. I hope they improve the awb.

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By GaryLH
Between getting over the last dredges of...

Between getting over the last dredges of bronchitis and the dreary/rainy weather we had lately..when I was well, Haven't had a chance to try the new update yet..

Anybody have any comments yet?

Gary
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,933
Posted By GaryLH
Have u tried a complete cold reboot of the...

Have u tried a complete cold reboot of the computer? I remember having seen some weird behavior at times after an upgrade even prior to 10.11.3 that seemed to clear up after a cold reboot. Power...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By GaryLH
Seems the winder has history of problems. For...

Seems the winder has history of problems. For some unknown reason sitting idle seems to bring it on according to the author of this blog. Repair is not cheap, Tamaron --> 200, back when he posted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By GaryLH
Rumor - Sigma 50-100f1.8 apsc zoom

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2596209296/rumors-hint-at-super-fast-sigma-50-100mm-f1-8-art-lens-for-aps-c-dslrs

Given Sigma already has the 18-35f1.8, what a nice combo this would make for those that...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-21-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,293
Posted By GaryLH
Forensic, probably enough police departments have...

Forensic, probably enough police departments have made request to buy. So though a niche market, they know what they develop will be sold eventually vs the consumer market where it is a crap shot...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,293
Posted By GaryLH
Really a very limited market due.. How many...

Really a very limited market due.. How many people would want a dedicated monochrome camera. Though Leica definitely felt that there was enough of a market for their monochrome to justify it..as much...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By GaryLH
From the sigma...

From the sigma website
http://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/cameras/firmware/color_reproducibility/

Hmmmm.. Portrait mode for softer skin..

Gary
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By GaryLH
Sigma DP Quattro fw update available

http://bestmirrorlessblogs.com/firmware-updates/firmware-update-sigma-dp-quattro-series/

According to mirrorless lessons website, update fixes issues w/ color accuracy. The sample of the red flower...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By GaryLH
Haven't seen the actual ad yet. But given those...

Haven't seen the actual ad yet. But given those two lenses u got include in the picture, it appears reasonable to me.

If I didn't already have an xt1 setup, it would be tempting.

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,031
Posted By GaryLH
Nice writeup about xe2 vs xe2s

https://fujixsecrets.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/x-e2-vs-x-e2s-ending-the-confusion/

So bottom line w/ the latest fw update, your xe2 becomes a xt10 equivelant :), the only difference is really about...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By GaryLH
Plus 1 :p :D yep... GAS Gary

Plus 1

:p :D yep... GAS

Gary
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By GaryLH
I agree, life to short, sell the camera.. Gets...

I agree, life to short, sell the camera.. Gets something u like.

It sounds like u already know what u want (x100t), just wanted a feel about selling the xt1. Given your history w/ x100 (original),...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By GaryLH
CameraStore posted their impressions of xp2 compared to other cameras

http://www.fujirumors.com/fuji-x-pro2-vs-nikon-d7200-fuji-is-still-owning-for-overall-color-look-feel-contrast-out-of-the-box-thecamerastoretv/

They used different cameras from time to time to help...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2016
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,592
Posted By GaryLH
During the depression

http://petapixel.com/2016/02/17/photos-photographers-great-depression/

Found this over at petapixel.com.. I never realized the US government sent out a bunch of photographers to take pictures of the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-16-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,341
Posted By GaryLH
...oh well.. My speculation then.. :) Could be...

...oh well.. My speculation then.. :)

Could be the difference between manufacturers (Nikon, Canon, etc) in terms of the aa & ir filter thickness ahead of the sensor. Lensrental.com did a pretty...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
True.. Sony not the best in town for native af...

True.. Sony not the best in town for native af lenses and their cooked raws just can't be pushed that well. I haven't seen much of their uncompressed raws to c how much it may have improved. I tend...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-16-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,341
Posted By GaryLH
We are definitely all spoiled by modern af. I...

We are definitely all spoiled by modern af.

I suspect they didn't design in enough CPU horsepower to handle both the digital path work and the af speed to make it comparible to more modern designs...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
No problem..your welcome. Good luck Gary

No problem..your welcome.

Good luck
Gary
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By GaryLH
The quality of the m43 and Fuji lenses on average...

The quality of the m43 and Fuji lenses on average are better than the Nikon ones but once u get into their pro line match w/ the mirrorless or third party lenses from Sigma to Zeiss, it's a different...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By GaryLH
The used price of xe1's are most likely pretty...

The used price of xe1's are most likely pretty close to bottom right now..given how old they are....depending on condition, not sure how much u will get for it in a trade.

I'm not sure if the price...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-11-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,514
Posted By GaryLH
Olympus pen f review by CameraStore

So CameraStore just published their review.

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-pen-f-hands-on-field-test-by-thecamerastoretv/

The good, the bad and ugly about it. Jordan was gushing so much about the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,341
Posted By GaryLH
I forgot to mention that according to an...

I forgot to mention that according to an interview awhile back, sigma mentioned that they do all their final lens testing on a rig that uses a sigma sensor, whether we are talking about Nikon or...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,341
Posted By GaryLH
After picking up the dp0, I have less reason to...

After picking up the dp0, I have less reason to get a sd1q, admittedly. The sd1m weighs more than my Nikon dslr but is very versatile when u can use some of the great Sigma zooms and primes on it....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,341
Posted By GaryLH
DP0 Quattro review

Just saw this interesting review of the dp0 Quattro. While I don't agree 100% w/ everything, he does come from a history w/ the original dp1 (way back when, pre-Merrill)....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-08-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,313
Posted By GaryLH
I believe that combo is pretty rare in the US. I...

I believe that combo is pretty rare in the US. I personally have only seen one ad for such about 5-6 years ago and it was in so-so condition. I would have loved to have at min. Gotten a play w/ one....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,313
Posted By GaryLH
I believe u mean shoes mounted range finder,...

I believe u mean shoes mounted range finder, correct? I started out using a shoe mounted rf, but over time got good enough to do w/o.

Gary
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,313
Posted By GaryLH
If u don't mind guesimating (zone/scale...

If u don't mind guesimating (zone/scale focusing), voitlander perkeo ii all the way. Even though I have a had and used a lot of different 6x6 folders including the Zeiss supper ikonta IV, perkeo is...
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