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.

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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Sean65: My inner geek has been aroused.

that''s about the only reason to be interested, a mild curiosity at best for most, something to "play around with" for the average/advanced enthusiast. Great for still life with continuous lighting, but that's about it........a new "gadget" for those afflicted with gear acquisition syndrome.

I would love to try the PS technology, but will have to live vicariously on this one. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Finally something comparable to the E-M5II in HR mode. More or less.

hmmm......seems to me the Phase 1 has the most accurate rendering of the actual scene/comparison you are talking about.
Granted the Canon & Nikon come up with some "manufactured" interpolation of what's really there, but the Olympus just smooths out the detail so there is no detail at all.

http://www.pbase.com/image/159975885/original.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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RichRMA: You want realism, the Olympus HR mode is still the best. See the cheek on the women on the right in the image? See the lines on her face in the Canon and Nikon images? Guess what? The lines don't exist! It's a gross artifact in the Canon AND the Nikon. The Olympus offers the only true rendition of the image. If your subject is static, the Olympus is the best solution. Also, the idea that the Canon has an edge because it can shoot moving subjects, hand-held? Well, you'll likely never see 50mp resolution doing that, if you are lucky, you might preserve 30mp, because of the ridiculous shutter speeds you need to preserve details at 50mp.

http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/159973935/original

hmmm......seems to me the Phase 1 has the most accurate rendering of the actual scene/comparison you are talking about.
Granted the Canon & Nikon come up with some "manufactured" interpretation of what's really there, but the Olympus just smooths out the detail so there is no detail at all.

http://www.pbase.com/image/159975885/original.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:42 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (499 comments in total)

The tracking/AF system seems groundbreaking.......but the noise as one climbs up the iso scale is worse the 7D. If it had an 18MP sensor ( with a relatively weak AA filter) with less noise I'd at least rent one to try it out.

I'm out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
On IMG24629 in the String and Rope challenge (2 comments in total)
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Chuck Lantz: Nice shot, Mike!

Thanks Chuck........not quite as "engaging" as some of your work, but I liked it.

Mike

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
On 5286cad photo in fotomarc's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

what a nice photograph...........where was this taken?

Thanks, Mike

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 1st comment
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 (251 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 38th comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (421 comments in total)
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Scott Greiff: A review of another Samsung camera, but still no Sigma review since the release of the SD1 two years ago?

ditto

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:51 UTC
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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.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/apo-50-150mm-f28-ex-dc-os-hsm

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 3rd comment

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
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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)
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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...

Ditto....

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

Mike

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
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