Kerry Pierce

Kerry Pierce

Lives in United States Detroit USA, United States
Works as a mostly retired :-)
Joined on Nov 9, 2001
About me:

Nikon D300 w MB-D10 * Nikon D7000 w grip
Nikon D700 w MB-D10 * Nikon D3S
Nikkor 85mm f/2.8d PC-E Micro
Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 ED PC-E Micro
Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG HSM
Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D AF
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF
Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX HSM
Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF
Nikkor 70-180mm Micro
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sigma 180 EX macro
Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Nikkor 70-200vr
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Sigma 10-20
Sigma 120-300 f/2.8
Sigma 50-500
Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8G
Nikkor 105mm f/2 DC
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF
Nikkor 135mm f/2 DC
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Zenitar 16mm f/2.8

Comments

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On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (247 comments in total)
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Neodp: Every camera should be sold with an inexpensive lens cap; that is the white lattice-patterned thing that passes light. Each camera should have one single button; that when held calibrates the current color, off of the white-light through the special WB cap.

Don't you Raw shooters get tired of adjusting WB on every single shot? How much time is that? Even with the dropper in ufraw. I shoot Raw only and instantly pull groups of JPEGs fo most needs. Thereby keeping every option (raw exposure latitude) and still "editing" (like JPEG only shooters) before the shot. Know thy camera. This requires nice (adjustable) JPEG output; from in cam. It's cam dependant.

Raw is A-L-W-A-Y-S a "non-destructive" unchanging file! With the unchanging embedded JPEG. You never see a Raw picture; just what it is becoming.

I tend to agree that doing an accurate WB is the thing to do, it doesn't always work. I use an Expodisk pretty religiously and enjoy the fruits of great color when it works, but the lighting of some scenes just won't work, no matter what you do, excepting of course, to not shoot in those scenes. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On photo charlotte film noir - shoot 1-2 in the Black & White Photo of the Week #10 challenge (7 comments in total)

Very lovely shot. Nicely done on the lighting and the post processing. I wish that I had done something like that.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Blue in the kids - posed challenge (13 comments in total)

Very striking, very creative photo! Well done, sir!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 19:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2160 comments in total)
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Kerry Pierce: I would like to see comparisons (and images) to some of the medium format sensors, especially WRT total light.

Sorry, but I don't see any reason to believe that sensor technology and pixel size are not the determining factors. So, we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 03:03 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2160 comments in total)
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Kerry Pierce: I would like to see comparisons (and images) to some of the medium format sensors, especially WRT total light.

Yes, there is something special about MF sensors, just as there is/was something special about the old Kodak SLR/n sensor. It isn't the total light that determines noise levels. It is the sensor technology.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2160 comments in total)

I would like to see comparisons (and images) to some of the medium format sensors, especially WRT total light.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 86th comment | 10 replies
On article Photographing bubbles, one bubble at a time (74 comments in total)

Those are some terrific photos, Heeks! Very nicely done! Thanks for the info on how you took them.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 23:15 UTC as 10th comment
On article Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 (130 comments in total)
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Richard Weisgrau: I think the contest is a great idea, and that "Rules" are reasonable except that the requirement for a release from any person in a submitted photo. Personally, and the lawyers would argue against my point, I can't see why a release is necessary since the end use is a public display or publication that seems not to be either trade of advertising use. The required release will certainly be a handicap to anyone working on the street as so many do. How many times can you stop to explain what and why you are shooting the subject without just getting frustrated and misdirected? I would hope, with little expectation of success, that the release Rule would be changed.

Thanks, Simon. Do you know where this clarification will be published, when you get an answer?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
On article Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR (235 comments in total)

The d600 is okay, but I'd rather wait for the replacement cameras for the d300 and d700. When Nikon makes replacements with the same features and performance, but modern sensors and electronics, I'll be a buyer for both. I may pick up a d600 after they offer these bodies, because it looks like it might be a good camera to throw in the trunk of the car or the saddlebags of the bike.

C'mon Nikon, you can do a lot better than this. Let's see something really good.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 21:25 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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