DMillier

Lives in United Kingdom london, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 5, 2001

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  • I think it is always fun to be in a room lit by electric light which has venetian blinds allowing slivers of sunlight in. While your eyes are white balanced for electric, the outside light looks ...
  • Like a Fuji, perhaps?
  • One point about raw conversion software:  SD9, SD10, SD14, DP1, DP2  (and possibly some other models) process perfectly in Lightroom. If I recollect long ago discussions correctly, this is because ...
  • Humans have a natural tendency to exaggerate and inflate when expressing their views, positive and negative. I can see the flaws in the technical quality from my DP2M and can easily fall into ...
  • How many times have bought and sold and rebought Merrills now? I'm sure I exaggerate but it seems every other week that you get rid of one and return to the older cams. I guess there must be ...
  • Not a particularly friendly or helpful reply in my opinion. More a lashing out. Perhaps the question was too "nasty"?
  • Perhaps the branch taking on the background colour is an example of the famous superior colour discrimination and gradation of Foveon? Lol. It may, as you suggest, be NR perhaps large radius colour ...
  • A warning - my cat can fight back!
  • Good point, Larry, although this particular image looks a bit too HDR-ish for my taste. Shadows opened up too far, colours a bit too vivid, something not quite realistic.
  • The OP is talking about the Merrill specifically.  In my experience, the problem with the Merrill isn't general, grainy kind of noise but the giant blotches in the shadows. Sometimes the shadows ...
  • Replied in Thoughts..
    google is my friend :-) It was indeed the Olympus OM4 which has a multi-spot metering mode which allow up to 8 separate spot meter readings to be "linearly averaged" (I assume that must be a fancy ...
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    I would say most of the things in this post support my point :-) ps I have a vague recollection that one of the later Olympus film SLRs (OM4 ?) has spot metering - but some sort of system by which ...
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    If you point it at anything that isn't a midtone, you have to calculate in your head what the right amount of correction is.
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    I have always found it odd, the attention that is give to the accuracy of metering systems in reviews. My own ad hoc experience is based mainly on using matrix metering but I have no sense at all ...
  • Surely, the meter is pretty stupid? It can only provide correct exposure without input from the photographer, if the scene averages to 18% grey. Even then, exposure will be only be correct if the ...
  • I would have assumed it was caused by not apply negative EV compensation until it was exposed correctly. But I kinda always blame the photographer rather than the camera if exposure is wrong - I ...
  • Do aliasing correction tools work on this? I'm not sure but I think these usually work by allowing you to brush on local desaturation of single pixel colours.  Of course, this also takes out ...
  • My theory with the SD9 is that it has AI built in that identifies the presence of blue skies and artificially renders them as a homogeneous fixed hue. And to make up for this, the AI also ...
  • I just spent what felt like days trying to understand the Naim connections guide. Ye gods, their amps are nuts. Most stereo amps have a set of phono inputs and a set of speaker connectors - or if a ...
  • My goodness, that is all a bit complicated for me. I have been processing my XE1 and X-T1 files in Lightroom. It doesn't convert them that badly to my eyes. The main trick seems to be to do ...
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