Karl Summers

Karl Summers

Lives in United States Napa, CA, United States
Works as a Paralegal
Joined on Nov 24, 2012

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This was a nice idea 5-10 years ago, but today's pro photographer runs and maintains his/her own website. Domains are cheap, and so is shared hosting. With applications like Wordpress, you can build your own portfolio/store with virtually unlimited themes & plugins, no coding experience necessary...and it will all belong to you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

I like this, but will it carry a tripod?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 13th comment
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Karl Summers: I'm probably in the minority here, but those bags are not very attractive nor "low-profile" if you compare them to the retrospective line. I still see a brand name.

I've often considered a trip to the Army surplus outlet to see what kind of 'project' bag I can find. Might be worth a look.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
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dudewithcamera: Check out the Domke F803. Truly low profile - no brand names and definitely doesn't scream "camera bag". Has more of a vintage look than most camera bags. Five good pockets including one which might fit a Surface/Air (not sure). Non slip strap, handle, great size for mirrorless.

Ironically, the first review for that bag is titled, "It's a head turner!"

Just sayin.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 15:11 UTC

I'm probably in the minority here, but those bags are not very attractive nor "low-profile" if you compare them to the retrospective line. I still see a brand name.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

Aside from a jump in capacity from 16GB to 32 GB, how is this card different from my X2 Pro?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 22nd comment
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AngryCorgi: "There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..."

And that's why your sensors are 2+ generations behind Sony and Nikon and Samsung.

I agree, Nikon gave up the sensor race. That is the most important point to remember here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)

Mmmmmm....glass cake.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 46th comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I like how Sigma used to be the brand people used because they couldn't afford the first party lenses, to being the brand that actually excels in beating the first party lenses at an affordable price!

Love my Sigma 50 Art and 120-300 Sport! Amazing lenses for the money and performance!

Ditto on the 50 Art. It's a keeper.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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Karl Summers: Aside from sharpness, how do you account for the difference in hue/luminance values in the blue trim around the window?

Maybe it's just the sun being obscured?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
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Karl Summers: Aside from sharpness, how do you account for the difference in hue/luminance values in the blue trim around the window?

It's the very first set of crops when I click on the news piece. Nikon D810, f/2.8, 15mm, Image size: full(but not full screen mode). Corner shot of a building.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On Broken in the - Urban Decay - ( With End-of-The-World Colours + Border) challenge (4 comments in total)

Broken? That bike looks just fine to me. Nice pic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:09 UTC as 1st comment
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Karl Summers: Aside from sharpness, how do you account for the difference in hue/luminance values in the blue trim around the window?

In the crop

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:04 UTC

Aside from sharpness, how do you account for the difference in hue/luminance values in the blue trim around the window?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 106th comment | 9 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (195 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: Was hoping he would be asked point blank, "When is the 85mm Art coming out"?

Ah, but a modern high quality 85mm 1.4 does does not exist in the Canon world, and the Sigma 50mm ex did not stop Sigma from producing a high quality update, either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (195 comments in total)

Was hoping he would be asked point blank, "When is the 85mm Art coming out"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 22:52 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)
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Peter Togel: O wonder how the autofocus works on this one. The 50mm Art Autofocus drives me crazy...

I own the 50mm Art, and while it does miss occasionally, I find it isn't any worse than Canon lenses I've owned. I do find it has trouble focussing on subjects without points of contrast(areas without color difference), but you will have that trouble with any lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 18:22 UTC
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Vegetable Police: When he said that he uses Canon cameras, I immediately knew that all the photos would be terrible so I threw my computer out the window to avoid seeing them. Then I went to my local library to type this response, and then I threw that computer out the window. I was then arrested, and am typing this last part of my response from jail.

The security cameras here are made by Canon, so I'm pretty sure I can just walk out of here during the next low light situation without being seen.

Seriously though, the photos are amazing!

OMG, now that was hilarious. If you replace Canon with Nikon it would be true, as well!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 18:25 UTC

I thought the photograph was supposed to tell the story, not the other way around? Does this picture win any awards minus the "politically edgy" story line? NO WAY.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 27th comment
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amobi: Not sure why some people are complaining. I am sold. I was just about to pull the plug on Sigma 20/1.8g. This announcement came at the right time.

I am a proud owner of 35 art, 50 Art, 24-105 Art and now 24 Art. 85 and 135 will complete my Art collection.

Don't you mean 'pull the trigger'?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
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