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:

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On Rocky in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (11 comments in total)

Very nice...one of the better wide angle ocean/foreground shots I've seen.

I read about the ND filters used, very helpful.
Was there any other "out of the ordinary" processing done?

thanks, Mike

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Canon DPP........

It would be interesting to see a couple of the images processed in DPP to see if the native software deals with the shadow lifting any differently/better(?) than ACR........or supply the raws to allow a couple of the users to have a go at it.

Thanks, MIke

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Mike Gerstner: From a layman's point of view:

I'm beginning to think that Canon hasn't figured out the technology yet to get lower shadow noise from their sensors, or that the only technology that is "usable(?)" is owned by sony & canon won't cough up the dough to get licensed to use it. Something's goin' on that makes no sense, to me anyway. I'm still hopin' that Canon does have a clue & is gonna show some progress in the very near future.............but the hopes are fading.

Otherwise, very nice photos. Resolution is very nice, but I'd rather have 24M images & better shadows.

Prof Hank & Badi.........thanks for 'splainin that. I don't pay enough attention to what's goin' on behind the scenes, just focus on the results I see here and elsewhere.

Danke, Mike

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 13:35 UTC
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Mike Gerstner: From a layman's point of view:

I'm beginning to think that Canon hasn't figured out the technology yet to get lower shadow noise from their sensors, or that the only technology that is "usable(?)" is owned by sony & canon won't cough up the dough to get licensed to use it. Something's goin' on that makes no sense, to me anyway. I'm still hopin' that Canon does have a clue & is gonna show some progress in the very near future.............but the hopes are fading.

Otherwise, very nice photos. Resolution is very nice, but I'd rather have 24M images & better shadows.

thx1138......Your "observations" could be debated (better than the 5dIII), but this is probably not the place. I'll keep an eye on the Canon Full-Frame forum, as a spectator, to see if there's a "rabbit in their hat"

http://tinyurl.com/CanonNoise

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 13:34 UTC

From a layman's point of view:

I'm beginning to think that Canon hasn't figured out the technology yet to get lower shadow noise from their sensors, or that the only technology that is "usable(?)" is owned by sony & canon won't cough up the dough to get licensed to use it. Something's goin' on that makes no sense, to me anyway. I'm still hopin' that Canon does have a clue & is gonna show some progress in the very near future.............but the hopes are fading.

Otherwise, very nice photos. Resolution is very nice, but I'd rather have 24M images & better shadows.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 02:55 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (522 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 (512 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 127th 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 (431 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
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