Ray Ritchie

Ray Ritchie

Lives in United States Freehold, NJ, United States
Works as a artist/ semi-retired engineer
Joined on Jan 4, 2003

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  • I have the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G and the first of the Sigma Art series, the 35mm f/1.4. I love them both, so don't take my judgment as a slam on the possible quality of the Sigma 85mm Art, but it ...
  • I agree with you that the bokeh of the 58mm seems smoother in most of the examples I've seen, and that the Sigma is sharper. My only point in this thread is that, with examples shot with the same ...
  • I was responding mostly to your bent towards sarcasm instead of dispassionate discussion. I did go back and look at your posts prior to your having bought the 58mm. At that time, you posted that ...
  • I'm not sure that adding more sarcasm to a DPReview discussion serves much purpose. My own take is that there is less apparent difference than I was expecting based on some of the previous posts ...
  • Since both 28mm and 35mm are within the range of your 24-70, I'd suggest going back through your past 24-70 images and looking at which of the two focal lengths you use more. That will at least ...
  • I often go out with only my 35mm and 85mm primes, and have really enjoyed them. My own lenses are the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art and the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G, but I think the new Nikon 35 f/1.8G and 85 ...
  • No, they were apparently done later and published as a recent blog entry. I don't have the Sigma, so I don't have an informed opinion, but from the samples I've seen, I'd say I like the bokeh ...
  • Well, asking for others to come up with portraits which blow you away is sort of an unfair challenge, since no one can really judge your subjective standards but you. I doubt anyone is interested ...
  • That doesn't necessarily help. Beethoven may not come after you for copyright violation, but if it's a performance by, say, the Berlin Philharmonic, they will still own the copyright for that ...
  • Yes, I think you're looking at similar images to what I looked at, although I believe I downloaded the D800 image, rather than the D800E image. I thought on the circular slide rule scale and the ...
  • Thanks for the reference. I do understand that the Bayer matrix has 1/2 green pixels and only 1/4 red and 1/4 blue, and it's not surprising that someone can construct a resolution chart that shows ...
  • That's a beautiful series - thanks for sharing it.
  • Yes, I agree that contrast differences will impact subjective opinions about differences. But if we compare black and white resolution charts, that impact should be minimized. And in the case of ...
  • Yes, but that has mostly to do with color accuracy. If we're comparing, say, a 14.5 MP Sigma SD1 image to a D800 36 MP, the Nikon still has some new data at each of more than 20 million locations ...
  • Lin, I see those sort of anecdotal statements all the time in this forum. I am just asking for someone to show me the link to the actual data. Resolution charts would be OK, but real-world image ...
  • OK, so I'll ask another question - how did you come to the conclusion that the DP2 Merrill matches the resolution of the D800? Where is the link to the side-by-side comparison? I don't believe it ...
  • Sorry, but when I go to that page and download the images, they all seem to be 3616x5424, i. e., 19 MP. Is there a 39 MP link there somewhere that I'm missing? If so, could you link directly to ...
  • Has anyone ever posted side-by-side comparisons of the DP2Q vs the D800? All I've ever seen is people claiming that the Quattro is "better," while all the 39 MP Quattro images I've seen simply ...
  • I have a set of Oregon Coast shots on my Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rritchie/sets/72157625770159848/ It includes seastack shots taken mid-day, as well as early morning and ...
  • I often go out for landscape shoots with only the 85mm f/1.4G and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but will usually also have at least one zoom in the bag: maybe the 24-85 VR or my Tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4 at ...
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