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
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Mike Gerstner's recent activity

  • very enjoyable to look at.....nicely done. Mike
  • disclaimer: gleaned from what "I think" I understood about what others have written in the past, my own "experimenting", and some reading on contrast masking: Some have explained that it is similar...
  • Replied in +1
    with the best glass its not bad, but printing/viewing full size with anything else can be "wanting". dotjon wrote: 5Dm3 is a decent camera, but it's stupidly overpriced when you consider it has...
  • how to beat a dead horse! :-) ........so 20 seconds later I took another image of the same clouds with a proper exposure (I did add a little contrast and lowered the exposure a notch) compared to...
  • Jorginho wrote: Just look at any sigma pic with clouds in it that is a bit demanding. It is there where this cam breaks down. People who use D800 and Sigma DP2m for instance have noted this too....
  • Hi Mike, (snip)........The detail at full res is amazing. Jan fwiw......here's a shot from the same day with proper exposure (much less EC required in post) gotta agree, the detail/color/tonal...
  • Replied in Nonsense
    xpatUSA wrote: Scottelly wrote: xpatUSA wrote: Still, as a humble SD9 owner, the amount of SPP 'highlight recovery' was a little suspicious (yep). So, I converted the X3F instead with RawDigger's...
  • Replied in Nonsense
    jande9 wrote: Mike Gerstner wrote: jennyrae wrote: how much is value of exposure adjustment here? scenes do not look too overexposed to say DR is phenomenal. Hi Jenny........& others. Measured...
  • Replied in Nonsense
    jennyrae wrote: how much is value of exposure adjustment here? scenes do not look too overexposed to say DR is phenomenal. Hi Jenny........& others. Measured DR and measured DR with highlight...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Horses
    Mary, Maary, Quite Contrary, how does your Garden Grow?
    Placed 9th in the challenge. Mary, Maary, Quite Contrary, how does your Garden Grow?
  • Struggled with the white balance on this initially, most photos taken that day seemed to have a very slight green cast, but some of the folks here had some helpful hints that made the correction,...
  • Submitted a challenge entry DP2M Last of the Fall Colors
    Last of the Fall color 2013........view at full size shows a very nice combination of detail & tonal gradation
    Placed 4th in the challenge. Last of the Fall color 2013........view at full size shows a very nice combination of detail & tonal gradation
  • It doesn't take a thousand words.........nicely captured "picture". stay warm...........Mike
  • Snuck out of town for a week to escape the cold ( see L. Matson posts) & it happened to be bike week. Quite the event. Thousands from all over the US & a few from Canada; expected revenue from the...
  • Replied in P.S.
    fwiw, you can rent one here for cheap money and give it a whirl. http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/compact/sigma/sigma-dp2-merrill-compact-camera Rogers write up is an interesting read.
  • KatManDEW wrote: I'm no spring chicken and I'm getting older in a hurry :-) Among other things, I like to shoot landscapes, and it's hard to argue with that D800 sensor for landscapes. I still...
  • this might(?) help....... http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53209125 and from the same thread http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53210499 bon chance, Mike
  • Massimo Cristaldi wrote: Defective! All the info on the screen are displayed but NOT the live image!!! And this after 10 shots... Tried to reset, changed battery... Sending it back to Amazon :(:(...
  • mrschmo wrote: I would buy a Sigma DP camera with fixed 85mm f/2.8 in a heartbeat. Judging by the Sony Alpha 85mm f/2.8 it shouldn't have to be too large. I'm in without hesitation. Be great for...
  • DanCar wrote: Awesome! Thanks for posting! :) Thanks, glad you liked it. Mike
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