richard stone

richard stone

Lives in United States San Mateo, CA, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Mar 11, 2005

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  • Replied in Same is same
    I'm sort of mystified by the disappointment and failure type of comments as to the q cameras: The q is just different from the M, which is different from the prior sensors, one of which I have, in ...
  • Probably true. In my limited experience, which goes back to 2005 with Sigma cameras, the red in flowers is very difficult to get from SPP without some look of it being unnatural. It can be frustrating.
  • Replied in Brief message
    Laurence Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Based on Part 2 it sounds like you are on your way. Richard
  • Replied in what's 3-D?
    I agree with your comment in general. My "issue" is that saying "3d" is just annoying to some people, and very difficult to define or measure. Clearly any image on paper or on a screen is 2d, which ...
  • Replied in what's 3-D?
    Lin In a way, science is its own religion, inspiring faith where there should be no basis for faith, or belief. And I am a big fan of science, as it is generally far better than any alternative. Fo ...
  • Exactly, an excellent post. I like the idea about "the next" Merrill: perhaps the problem is that there is no good way to get to the next Merrill, really. Sigma could have made a larger version of ...
  • Thanks for seeing and saying all that. The higher contrast M image gives the impression of sharpness, but it's really more like harshness in many situations. Again and again we are presented with q ...
  • Yes, there are several issues with the original post. Some people like the camera and related software, and others do not, which is not too surprising. I think we could all concede that it is ...
  • Yes. And no. Have you looked at the images from the cameras and read the reviews and responses to critical posts from people who actually (and successfully) use the cameras? Clearly some people ...
  • Yes, just someone please do that for my Contax G2. A beautiful, superb machine.
  • There are plenty of nice sized old rangefinder cameras out there, with superb lenses. I have several of them... Really, I always thought it would cool, or fun, to have such a camera, but when you ...
  • From what I can see, the most illustrative image of the superiority of the q is the meter numbers, the black on white of the meter number, where it says 11832200, etc, which is much better on the ...
  • So, buy an SD15? Use the q in low res mode? My experience is that the X3 large pixel Foveon cameras produce excellent color and good detail. The DPM series does something slightly different. The q ...
  • Yes, but sadly, these are tests that will have to be done again and again. There are a lot of people who just will not be convinced, no matter what the evidence. They KNOW the truth.
  • Thanks for posting this.
  • Replied in DP1Q thread
    Yes. I have looked at q sample after sample, and from different people, of course, and my impression is that the q is more versatile and user friendly than the Merrills, and more subject friendly ...
  • I've looked at plenty of samples too, and the q is much better, in terms of realistic images AND it can also "do" the Merrill "look" with the new firmware and SPP. The q does skin a lot better, ...
  • Yes, but sadly a lot of this ends up at the same old place: which is people saying they can't see any difference and they could have done as well with anything not a holga or lensbaby. To those ...
  • Replied in But, why?
    I sometimes wonder about this desire for more, and sooner, and faster, as applied to the Sigma cameras and SPP. I get the feeling that the more recent versions of SPP probably could work a little ...
  • Great shots. So do you plan on selling the Camera and lenses? Too many problems? Sarcasm alert, of course. The camera seems to do really well in your hands. Again, great shots. And thanks for posting ...
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