tesch

tesch

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.terryschmidbauer.com
Joined on Oct 1, 2011

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On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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tesch: I just read through every single one of these posts and I don't agree with anyone! :)

ha! That's awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
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tesch: I don't come to this website very often but when I do I find all of the talk is about why Sony isn't a real camera. Very strange!

This is a good article about a lot of things that really have no effect on the images taken by people on this site. If the photographers on this site spent as much time researching composition and color theory they wouldn't have to worry about this nonsense. But that would mean they would have to think which seems to be an issue..........

Get over it!

A musician doesn't have to think about music theory while he's playing because he's taken the time to study and practice what he learned. Wow! Are you that wrapped up in your gear that you can't understand that? I feel sorry for you.........and your sad little test charts!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
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tesch: I don't come to this website very often but when I do I find all of the talk is about why Sony isn't a real camera. Very strange!

This is a good article about a lot of things that really have no effect on the images taken by people on this site. If the photographers on this site spent as much time researching composition and color theory they wouldn't have to worry about this nonsense. But that would mean they would have to think which seems to be an issue..........

Get over it!

Don't you guys have some charts to take pictures of?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 03:58 UTC

I don't come to this website very often but when I do I find all of the talk is about why Sony isn't a real camera. Very strange!

This is a good article about a lot of things that really have no effect on the images taken by people on this site. If the photographers on this site spent as much time researching composition and color theory they wouldn't have to worry about this nonsense. But that would mean they would have to think which seems to be an issue..........

Get over it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 01:04 UTC as 100th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony launches ╬▒Universe online content platform (21 comments in total)

Glad to see Sony get into the game of promoting Sony photographers. All of the other major brands have their shooters as well so with Sony's push into the pro arena they really did need to do this. I don't agree with all of their choices but it's not for me to judge. Not really sure if I would call a blogger an actual Artisan.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 3rd comment

**yawn**

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 55th comment
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)
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kaiser soze: I don't like the fact that he has effectively stolen the acronym HDR, using it as a label for his creations that have little if anything to do with HDR per se. People who don't like this criticism prove the point, because as a rule, they don't know what HDR means. It means taking multiple exposures and combining them into a single image FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF OVERCOMING THE SENSOR's DYNAMIC RANGE LIMITS. That's what HDR means, no more and no less. Only when truth is stretched to the breaking point does Ratcliff's work have anything to do with HDR in the true sense. But he insists on calling it HDR, and the only reason he does is that HDR was getting a lot of attention and this provided a way for him to get a lot of attention, by associating his work with HDR. This is the plain truth of the matter, and to my way of thinking it is a very strange thing for anyone to do. He needs to stop calling it HDR, and find some other label. His work is NOT HDR photography.

You are totally right. An HDR images is actually a 32bit image made from multiple exposures. It doesn't look good on computer screens so it has to be processed. The act of converting that image to an 8 bit image to be viewed on a computer screen is called tonemapping which is what Ratcliff is actually calling HDR.

Ratcliff has given HDR a black eye with his over-processed look He doesn't have an Art Education so I can't fault him for not knowing what he did. But this confusion between a tonemapped image and a HDR is inexcusable. Being a technical person he should have known the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

I just read through every single one of these posts and I don't agree with anyone! :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I looked at the studio scene shots and the .jpeg and .raw images from the Sony A77 MK II look soft. Why is that? I've not seen any images shot raw out of my A77 mK II that look this soft and lousy. I find the quality of the images posted in the studio scene to be questionable. The quality should be better.

@Rishi Sanyal, I hate to keep coming back to this but there is something very wrong in this statement you made in an earlier post. "The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 isn't the sharpest lens around, and the only lens around this focal length we could find that was sharper was the Sigma 50mm Art, but that led to lower exposure and more noise."
Both lenses are f1.4 but the Sigma lets in less light? I really think you not only need to clairifacation this statement but also qualify your statment about the ZA not being the "sharpest lense around" Please feel free to post test results and not just personal opinions.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I looked at the studio scene shots and the .jpeg and .raw images from the Sony A77 MK II look soft. Why is that? I've not seen any images shot raw out of my A77 mK II that look this soft and lousy. I find the quality of the images posted in the studio scene to be questionable. The quality should be better.

I just find in curious that in the time the reviewer had to do this review (almost a year since the release of the camera) they couldn't find a reasonable lens to test with.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:46 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I looked at the studio scene shots and the .jpeg and .raw images from the Sony A77 MK II look soft. Why is that? I've not seen any images shot raw out of my A77 mK II that look this soft and lousy. I find the quality of the images posted in the studio scene to be questionable. The quality should be better.

Here's a quote from a very well trusted tester, Kurt Munger, in regard to the 50mm1.4 ZA "One expects the centers of all lenses to be very sharp now days, even at F/1.4, but the side, and corner performance of this lens is stunning!"

So after looking at your test shots of the corners, it leads me to believe that either you had a bad copy of the lens, are a bad photographer or did it on purpose. What is it?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I looked at the studio scene shots and the .jpeg and .raw images from the Sony A77 MK II look soft. Why is that? I've not seen any images shot raw out of my A77 mK II that look this soft and lousy. I find the quality of the images posted in the studio scene to be questionable. The quality should be better.

So you blame the bad shots on the lens? Stop making excuses and learn to take good photos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 02:52 UTC

How is this news?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On Connect post Picquest wants to be the Uber for photography (24 comments in total)

Seems like a great way to let criminals know where the expensive camera gear is for the taking...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 06:05 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Too many hands in the till, you can't make money with blurb books now because blurb sucks down all of the profits. How's amazon going to make that any better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1593 comments in total)

So they gave it a bad review. What did you expect? It doesn't mean your pictures suck.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview (355 comments in total)

When Canon creates a sensor with built in phase detection it's considered revolutionary. But when Sony does it, like on the A99, it's just another gimmick. All hail Canon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 14:06 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)

Who would have thought a topic like this would get so many comments! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 306th comment

No place to strap skis, board or snowshoes. People who design these outdoor packs need to go outside. There's more to being in the backcountry than carrying your camera gear. I'll pass!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 06:36 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
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aardvark7: For heaven's sake do samples need such comments?

It would seem that opinons of them vary from being fabulous to downright awful, yet all the while 'my' opinion of samples should not have the remotest effect on 'your' decision to buy (and vice versa).

I get the distinct impression it is more about a combination of 'fanboys' and ego: praising or castigating the camera simply because of the manufacturer, and being derogatory of the pictures because 'I'm a fabulous and knowledgeable photographer who would do so much better...' !!!

I don't know about the 'voting thumbs', I think DPR should bin the comments section!

Thanks for the smile!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 15:46 UTC
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