Mike Gerstner

Mike Gerstner

Lives in United States Downeast, ME, United States
Works as a Photography, Web Design, Kayak Guide
Joined on Aug 26, 2003
About me:

Find Yoda.


Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16
On little kid and her dog in the Great memories from an old digital camera challenge (3 comments in total)

That is a great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (244 comments in total)

overall image quality is gar-bage. Toys at best.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 35th comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
In reply to:

Scott Greiff: A review of another Samsung camera, but still no Sigma review since the release of the SD1 two years ago?


Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:51 UTC
In reply to:

maksa: Sigma has discontinued 50-150mm F2.8 OS. The next step we are waiting is to announce 50-150mm F2.8 III. 800 grams, 140 mm, stabilized with Pentax and Sony DSLRs.

OK, let’s it would called 50-150mm DC APO OS HSM Art.

The exixitng sigma 50-150 is for crop sensors I believe.


Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 23:50 UTC

nice review....It'd be nice if DPReview made a couple of raws available so folks could play with the sharpening/contrast/CA removal/whadever to do some personal evaluation.

Thanks, Mike

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rage Joe: After years of dealing with digital images I have come to the conclusion that dynamic range of the sensor might be the most important thing affecting IQ. It affects every lens you use.

Lacking DR makes life difficult. Number of megapixels/ sharpness and high ISO is good enough with most of the sensors/ and lenses. Of course color depth is important too, but when lacking it is not as obvious as lacking DR.

I love DR :)


I agree for the most part, but I'd really like to see some one tame the harsh clipping in blown highlights. A smooth roll off like film when shooting a sunrise or sunset is something that is severely missing with modern sensors, even medium format. The "nuclear explosion" mayhem with digital cameras in those situations is abysmal. Most who don't know the difference have accepted it as normal, which I find unfortunate.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 23:58 UTC

dark blue on black is bad for the smaller text. I like the current color scheme. Making changes for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing. Improve the current behind the scenes functionality ( site lockups, photo uploads etc.)

user rankings can wreak havoc, some thrive on this and this alone, and not at all necessary to the core purpose of the site (which hopefully is not just to make money, but to provide a service that is in demand, and also generates revenue.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:22 UTC as 69th comment
In reply to:

peevee1: What are these unnatural yellow colors?

curious about that also.......Nikon color is "One" of the issues that is keeping me from buying the D800.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:02 UTC
On Clone's in the Lies, Inc. challenge (2 comments in total)

very nice!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 23:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Foveon verses Bayer Sensors article (6 comments in total)

which has the most accurate color?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2011 at 10:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On Preview:samsungnx200 (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

KimPortugal: As long as they insist on producing cameras without a proper viewfinder they won't have me as a costumer. Put a photographer ahead of design department please. Leave microwave designers to do what they are good at...


Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 17:26 UTC
On Preview:samsungnx200 (187 comments in total)

fwiw, seems like around half the preview images have blown highlights.......
are these in-camera jpgs or from raw?

Looking for a decent small camera for travel.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 15:32 UTC as 71st comment
On Lägh dal Lunghin in the What's Special About the Sigma SD9? challenge (1 comment in total)

An Excellent capture of such a serene and peaceful place......music for my eyes


Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2010 at 12:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Joy Jumpers! in the Brother and Sister in B&W challenge (3 comments in total)

A magnificant photo.....the thought running through my mind as I look at it: "what life should be like for all of us".......I'm in love with this image, and all that it represents.

Thanks, Mike

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:56 UTC as 1st comment
On I'm proud of you, Dad! in the You'r in the army now! challenge (1 comment in total)

That is a great photo..............

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2009 at 22:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Let us Prey in the Wild Creatures: Invertebrates challenge (2 comments in total)

Exquisite shot Rick, patience is a virture eh?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2009 at 18:01 UTC as 1st comment
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