AscherJim

AscherJim

Lives in United States Gig Harbor, WA, United States
Works as a Lawyer (Retired)
Has a website at jimascherphotos@smugmug.com
Joined on Aug 25, 2011

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  • Truman:  I am much appreciative of all the considered and informative responses I've received so far to my initial query.  Yours, though, provides me a somewhat more "practical" approach as to ...
  • Every layer has RGB information. The nominal colour label for each layer describes the highest-sensitivity colour for that layer. Arg:  When I bring up an X3f raw image in RawDigger and designate ...
  • Arg: I don't think I'm technically competent to agree or disagree with your assessment. "Every layer has RGB information" is news to me.  And Reid's assessment is that using the blue layer only at ...
  • Created discussion thread Quattro Blue Layer & Silver Efex Pro
    With my new Quattro dp2 I've been experimenting with taking B&W photos based on Sean Reid's claim that employing the Quattro's 19MP blue layer in isolation, at low ISO levels, would result in a ...
  • Ted:  Right.  That resolved it.  The type file is now listed as simply "X3f."  Many thanks, although not a critical -- only puzzling -- issue.  Jim
  • A new aspect (for me) to all this:  I received my dp2 Quattro a few days ago and naturally have been experimenting with it.  Before working on its images with SPP, I transfer the X3f files from ...
  • Ted: Many thanks for your quick response. Kalpanika looks quite interesting (I have quickly perused this forum's lengthy(!) thread on the subject), but I regret I am no longer inclined to pursue ...
  • I am belatedly entering this thread to posit a use of RawDigger based on  its very limitation in NOT being able to "edit an image in any way."  I pass my X3f files (in tif format) as quickly as I ...
  • Replied in Currency
    The price drop now seems universal (in the U.S.), as Amazon and even Sigma themselves are offering Quattros (and even some Merrills) for $699.
  • I have not actually stopped subscribing to Reid's site, as I like having it as another information resource on occasional subjects he treats that interest me.  His initial reviews of the Ricoh DXR ...
  • I am continually frustrated by the limitation in Reid's reviews of being unable to high-light and copy-and-paste any of his comments.  I recall the thrust of his reviews of using the db2 Quattro ...
  • Actually Sean Reid, in his various reviews on these cameras, tends to agree with you, but principally for higher ISO's (above 400).   For him the Quattro apparently holds it own vis a vis the ...
  • Rich:  I've ordered mine for its highly reputed black-and-white results.  (I don't do color.)  Thanks for your wishes.  Jim
  • It's the Q models that are selling for $699 -- and I've ordered mine!
  • As I assume for most of us, when leaving the house I generally like to have at least one camera with me, and the nature of that day's (or week's) outing generally determines which of my many ...
  • By coincidence, this week I was considering the purchase of a refurbished dp2 directly from Sigma for $749.  Now, the $699 price from B&H will likely impel me to an actual purchase.  Thanks for ...
  • Don't know what significance this is, but the Rangefinder Forum now includes the GXR in its Leica M8 category.   Is this a demotion of the GXR or an advancement? http://www.rangefinderforum.com/for ...
  • This would seem to be it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JJC-Camera-Cable-Switch-For-RICOH-GXR-GR-Digital-II-III-IV-GX200-as-CA-1-CA-2-/181436938140?hash=item2a3e7bf79c:g:QyAAAMXQyY1TVed0
  • I believe the lighter weight converter is only(!) $250, which I have and works fine for all my Ninon lenses, none of which is a heavy telephoto. Regretfully, for current purchasers, the price was ...
  • I recently (last week) had an email exchange with Luis at sigmacumlaude concerning the availability of other Nikon conversions, and he stated as follows: "...we are not offering Nikon kits anymore ...
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