SigmaChrome

SigmaChrome

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Publisher/Technical Writer
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/vitee
Joined on Aug 4, 2007

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On challenge Lost In Translation (5 comments in total)

Are giving us an example of the challenge by using the phrase, "This phenomena", i.e. instead of the correct use: 'This phenomenon'? Or did you mean to write, "These phenomena"?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Well, bully for Leica! They are cashing in on the new class of young Chinese nouveau-rich boys and girls who just have to have a 'panda cam' to go with their new Maserati. If they actually made some effort to donate some of the profits to a conservation effort then maybe I could live with it... but this is just a big fat scam.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:22 UTC as 32nd comment

Great marine moodiness capture here. Impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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SigmaChrome: "Except for Canon and Samsung, both of which manufacture their own APS-C and larger sensors, every other camera manufacturer, including Nikon, will now pretty much have to rely on Sony."

An amazing article that assumes that the camera and sensor manufacturer, Sigma, doesn't even exist. This is either a staggering omission based on ignorance or a deliberate distortion of the truth. Either way, it's unacceptable coming from a supposed photography industry journalist.

The Foveon sensor has been around since shortly after the turn of the 21st century. Sigma acquired the company in 2008.

... and therefore Sigma does not exist...? Sorry, but you've missed the point completely.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)

"Except for Canon and Samsung, both of which manufacture their own APS-C and larger sensors, every other camera manufacturer, including Nikon, will now pretty much have to rely on Sony."

An amazing article that assumes that the camera and sensor manufacturer, Sigma, doesn't even exist. This is either a staggering omission based on ignorance or a deliberate distortion of the truth. Either way, it's unacceptable coming from a supposed photography industry journalist.

The Foveon sensor has been around since shortly after the turn of the 21st century. Sigma acquired the company in 2008.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nikon has a patent on their own sensor design, as I recall in 2005. But Nikon never used that design. Sigma uses their own Faveon sensor. To me, an uninitiated casual reader, the Nikon patented design is similar to the three layered Faveon. Emphasis . . . I don't know didly about image sensors.

Would I make my purchase decision based on the sensors, not by a long shot. Sensors, while a major component of digital cameras, is akin to the transmission of an automobile.

Foveon, actually.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
On photo Monument Valley in snow in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations! Well deserved 1st place, Rick.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:23 UTC as 8th comment
On GalleryItem:3324737 (1 comment in total)

Wonderful composition, Rick.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 1st comment
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Xeexon: I propose a dpreview drinking game: 1) Prepare your drink of choice 2) Randomly select an article on this site and go directly to the comments section. 3) Take one shot or sip (however bad your night is going) for each time someone makes a comment related to FF equivalent focal length or size of image circle, two shots for a dissertation on depth of field/angle of view, and three to five for complaints on how much dpreview slanders their camera system of choice.

Who's with me?

I'll drink to that! [hic!]

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (222 comments in total)
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Marty4650: That is an impressive list of "upcoming roundups."

The Sigma Merrill and Quattro cameras' BASE ISO is 200 - and this is where you'll get the best DR from them. Treated correctly it's quite possible to get good results up to ISO 1600, depending on the subject matter. These are cameras that demand careful handling and richly reward users who work within the 'rules'. They are primarily landscape and studio cameras - so don't go out and buy one to photograph the kids at Christmas time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

Excellent work. The model too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 05:08 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Waimea Bay in the Surfers challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations on an excellent shot, Rick.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 2nd comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: Kill Kodak, you kill film photography. Kill Sony, you kill digital imaging. I would not be surprised if Kodak was not deliberately sabotaged and expropriated, at least to an extent. So when one day Sony Imaging goes bust in the deflationary economy, like Kodak did, imaging industry goes the way of film, at an accelerated pace.
And we are back to the drawing board, pencil and pen. So we should invest in Steadtler's and Faber Castel's shares? :-)

Sony and Toshiba are not the only sensor makers in world. Believe me, if Sony stop making sensors they will be replaced very quickly. And anyway, there are alternatives to Bayer-CFA sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 23:27 UTC

Is the 'god' you speak of the god of lenses or is it just a typo?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 24th comment

A very dramatic image, but a lousy composition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 04:31 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On photo Landing in thunderstorm in the Lightning challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent capture! Deserved a higher score.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo That was close in the Lightning challenge (2 comments in total)

Yeah... I say you win too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 1st comment

25 Scene modes. Not enough. Sunset but no Sunrise. What's the matter with these folks. Bah!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

What... the photographer couldn't have taken one step back to fit in the whole of the guy on the far left!?. Looks like a rookie mistake to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1595 comments in total)

Some proof-reading, please, DPR.

"One of the most frustrating menu-related things that continues to be an issue on the RX100 IV is its unhelpful error messages that pop-up when a menu item cannot be selected. Often these errors simply tell you what mode you're in (see above), rather [that] [would] mode you should be in to gain access to the setting you wanted to change."

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 320th comment
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