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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  • As I considered this, it struck me that anything short of simply doubling the current q sensor, that is, perhaps going to 32-8-8, would have the added benefit of reducing the proportion of space ...
  • Thoughts: First, stay realistic about hardware. Sigma can build a FF camera and it has the lenses for it. The q processing software already exists. Second, Keep the current (20-5-5) numbers on the ...
  • Flat and washed out? There are sliders to cure that. THe q appears to provide accurate color, which means, sadly, in real life, generally...flat and washed out... Alternatively...look at the images ...
  • Fewer sunset pictures? That would be a relief. But we would still get cat pictures, right?
  • Low res has some odd horizontal banding on the side of the desk. I didn't expect that. Richard
  • Replied in what's 3-D?
    Thanks. Honestly, I really like Foveon images and I appreciate the pixel level sharpness that can be found, BUT, I continue to be unhappy with the "3D" type phrase or language sometimes used to ...
  • I enjoy reading camera reviews. Just like movie reviews. And they have the same aura of authority. If I had paid attention to the SD10 reviews I never would have bought one. I like Ming Thien's ...
  • I don't think you've missed the link. It hasn't been much of an issue on the M, etc. And it has not been much of a "feature" on the Sigma cameras. I really meant to emphasize the small file part, ...
  • And I thought you knew. If we go back to the SD10 (and maybe the SD9?) the idea was that four "pixels/photosites" were somehow linked or combined into one, similar to how the current q does low res ...
  • Your point about the Low res shot is a good one: the question relates to the intent of the photographer, whether to emphasize the colors or go, as with the M, to the more grainy, contrasty ...
  • I think the basic idea of low res is simple enough, and it amounts to combining the group of top four (detectors" with the related lower layers of two pixels. It converts the camera to something ...
  • When I was shooting MF I was entranced by the detail, but there was more: the color gradation, the sense of depth, that was so much better on MF compared to 35MM. Sigma has better color gradation ...
  • What PrebenR has shown (as I see it...) is that the q is much less contrasty than the M, and it looks like you can increase the contrast and get a similar "look." Now, why you would want to do ...
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/65723210@N00/with/14532049894/
  • Replied in look at these
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/65723210@N00/with/14532049894/
  • I don't think Sigma can do all that, but surely there would be a "market" for two different DSLRs and sensors based on the q, one full frame and one APS-c? The full frame DSLR at low res would be ...
  • Replied in Luminous West
    Thanks for that link. The Luminous West DP2q images look excellent, and reason enough to dispense with the Merrill, for any purpose. Richard
  • Love is wonderful, but it's not rational.
  • Thanks. Q images look very good. I wonder why people are so upset and think it doesn't work well? Richard
  • Every time Sigma introduces a new camera, and sometimes just out of nowhere, we get these same lame and wordy and misguided posts and threads about how Sigma is going to go out of the camera ...
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