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 photo Before Sunset in the Landscape Photo with Sun Rays challenge (9 comments in total)

Congratulations. Very nice work.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 01:10 UTC as 5th comment
On photo gww-0089 in LWW's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Beautiful shot. Lovely country too.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Spitfires at Dusk in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot. The Spitfire on the left looks like a LF Mk V.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSCF0204-6 in tolleknolle's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Works for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Harris Boat_Print copy copy in tolleknolle's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wonderful shot. Terrific composition and great atmosphere.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 1st comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)

Where are the Sigma compacts; the DPx Ms and dpx Qs? Cameras that produce IQ way ahead of any of the cameras mentioned in this article.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
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SynE: Mount sigma SA, noooooooo ! Even i have SD1 with some good zoom, take a licence from canon is the best option for sigma mount... Sigma SA is pain is the ass for brand new and used lens...

Ok, let me see if I have this right. You go out a purchase a Canon (or Nikon) IL camera - both lens makers too - and then complain that you can't mount another manufacture's lens on your camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
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"?

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.

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

Great marine moodiness capture here. Impressive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!]

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (230 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.

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.

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.

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.

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