Stigg

Joined on Mar 7, 2014

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An interesting concept but the images submitted failed to fulfill it other than by definition rather than spirit.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 13:52 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Rousch Creek in the Jeeps challenge (4 comments in total)

Its a great shot as it perfectly illustrates the self-absorbed, cretinous nature of someone whom would gladly tear up the landscape for their personal pleasure.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 01:27 UTC as 2nd comment

Its quite poor as it is disorienting and not representative at all of what a human observer would see. I'd much prefer a good still of these or other falls or a video from a revealing vantage point.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 01:02 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies

Looking at the samples and in particular the shot with red foliage, it reminds me very much of the Canon Powershot S5IS that I used for some time and still have somewhere. The color rendition is a bit more saturated and lively with the S5 though. Maybe the ccd sensor was partially responsible for that. For shooters of mostly stationary subjects an old Canon camera will do at least as well as a new $4000 camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 17:43 UTC as 16th comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS R6 sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (3 comments in total)

This has a very similar rendering and level of detail that the "old" Canon S5IS has despite the "limited" 8mp of that camera. It seems that the electronic cameras stopped evolving long ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 16:58 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS R6 sample gallery (DPReview TV) (140 comments in total)
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Eric00: It is definitely getting a lot harder to distinguish the differences between all the photo galleries that I have seen in the last year. There's a "sameness" element that is hard to shake when looking at these photos from all the cameras coming into the market.

Yes, there is a digital sameness to cameras now. It seems that the long-awaited goal of achieving electronic perfection has mostly arrived. Fortunately some recall and others now see this reality, so much so that even DPR must acknowledge it with its articles and forums for film.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 16:54 UTC
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Stigg: I have no problem with the outcome of all electronic camera companies (or their business units that make cameras) crashing and burning. Hopefully the cameras and lenses will sell at fire sale prices and then I will be motivated to upgrade from the (now) cheapest Sony mirrorless cameras I use and enjoy for mostly nature photography.

Being a 4+ decade professional photographer still using manual film slr cameras, I have more clients than I can handle now so I have begun to hand pick suitable candidates to mentor as film photographers. It seems that with a little help from the internet and digital camera nausea, a growing segment of the public understands the value of what I continue to offer. We live in interesting times.

Yes, your self-centered view. The world does not always conform to what you want. Digital has always been self-undermining with endless turnover of new products with little essential improvement over generations. Think of all the jobs, companies and wasted products. Many of my manual slr cameras and lenses are 40-50 years old and will continue to be used into the future as I have many parts cameras. My film stocks have been replenished recently and it seems that I won't have to stock up like I used to. Even DPR has a film photography forum now which I noticed has been an aggravation for some here. It appears that many factories and their companies will cease to conduct business as the smart phone camera swallows up what little remains of digital cameras. Maybe I will buy a 27th generation smartphone when it can offer all of the focal lengths I use now with Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 16:42 UTC

Sensible talk from someone in the photo equipment business, quite the opposite of what is seen in DPR comment sections.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 16:31 UTC as 46th comment
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Stigg: I have no problem with the outcome of all electronic camera companies (or their business units that make cameras) crashing and burning. Hopefully the cameras and lenses will sell at fire sale prices and then I will be motivated to upgrade from the (now) cheapest Sony mirrorless cameras I use and enjoy for mostly nature photography.

Being a 4+ decade professional photographer still using manual film slr cameras, I have more clients than I can handle now so I have begun to hand pick suitable candidates to mentor as film photographers. It seems that with a little help from the internet and digital camera nausea, a growing segment of the public understands the value of what I continue to offer. We live in interesting times.

I do not wish to upgrade since, as I mentioned, I am enjoying what I have. I would upgrade if prices drop considerably. Since I have no real reason to upgrade the cameras would have to be at fire sale prices.

I started with film cameras and continue with them to the present and into the future. They produce the results that my clients have always wanted. I never mentioned any superiority as many people are satisfied with digital prints. I also mentioned that digital cameras serve my use for nature photography and that suggests that they have some "superior" qualities in comparison to film cameras - quite the opposite of your accusation of myopia.
Everyone is well aware of the popularity of digital and maybe they are also wearying of the endless memory card-filling mountains of digital mages. Maybe they are beginning to seek much fewer, but meaningful photographic prints. Maybe that is beginning to separate the endless easy imagery from photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 21:35 UTC

I have no problem with the outcome of all electronic camera companies (or their business units that make cameras) crashing and burning. Hopefully the cameras and lenses will sell at fire sale prices and then I will be motivated to upgrade from the (now) cheapest Sony mirrorless cameras I use and enjoy for mostly nature photography.

Being a 4+ decade professional photographer still using manual film slr cameras, I have more clients than I can handle now so I have begun to hand pick suitable candidates to mentor as film photographers. It seems that with a little help from the internet and digital camera nausea, a growing segment of the public understands the value of what I continue to offer. We live in interesting times.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 04:13 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies

There is a discussion in the general forum titled "What happens to photos when photographer dies?"

Many things can happen and this piece illustrates one of those possibilities. Aside from my work and that of my colleagues for which we have a mutual agreement in place, I am a caretaker of collections curated by my father from countries he worked in. I am also a caretaker for a number of collections created by people completely unknown to me that arrived in the form of a shoe box or shopping bag full of prints and negatives. They all have their value and are being enjoyed by numerous people who were or are completely unknown to their creators.

My point is that photos are given value by people who choose to view and think about them.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 16:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Half of them could have been visualized on a side street in Jersey City a day after a light snow - including what look like yellow kayaks in a pothole.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 16:51 UTC as 23rd comment

Mostly pretentious photography school-type images, but at least I couldn't find any that were intensely annoying. #4 was focused on the model's nose.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 21:50 UTC as 20th comment

As soon as 4/3 sensors are designed with all of the improvements made to smaller sensors, including the surrounding processing circuitry, 135 format and its spinoff aps-c cameras will become the lead weights that medium and large format film cameras became. M4/3 lens and accessory prices will soar at that time as well. Lenses have always been far more important than cameras, film or digital. Those who have selected and bought the best m4/3 lenses that serve their purposes are set for the future in my opinion. They can always buy the m4/3 digital supercamera of the near future whenever they like.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 00:13 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

In the early 70s I dropped medium and large format for small format that was deemed "unprofessional" by many at that time. Over 40 years later I'm still shooting professionally with 135 format - small format.

The upcoming 150-400mm is made for people like me who want extreme telephoto for birds and other animals without massive bulk. With their new camera I think its an ideal combination. My only question is about pricing.

What is completely irrational are the comments by many here. If the cameras and lenses of a particular type or manufacturer don't serve your purpose then ignore them and move on. To continue to do otherwise is a form of mental illness. The mentally disturbed are also not reliable predictors of a company's future, as if that drivel was of any value at all.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2019 at 15:41 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

The M6ii has what appears to be a comfortable grip for a small camera, likely better than that of the A6000. The A6000 has the advantage of integrated, left-side evf. In my view, electronic cameras do not need a proper vf as they have all have a large evf known as a screen. Both the A6000 and M6ii are lacking though as neither manufacturer has fitted their cameras with fully articulating screens. That is my opinion of course, but being a professional film slr user to this day, digital cameras with a fully articulating screen are the only ones that made full use of the potential of electronic-only cameras.

For now I'm staying with the Sony since there is no great leap forward with this camera. Whatever company first puts all the proper bits together into a proper package will be my first "upgrade."

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 04:01 UTC as 73rd comment
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BrentSchumer: Dear Canon,

Please licence the G7XIII menus and touch functionality to Sony to make an RX100VIIA. Thank you.

Dear Sony,

Please poach some UI developers from Google or Apple to fix your touch implementation and menu jungle. Thank you.

I've used all of the Sonys past the NEX series up to the A7r2 and have not had any issue using the menus of all of those cameras. I find all digital camera menus take a little time to adjust to and no one is vastly better than the others.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 17:11 UTC
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Stigg: Just get a laptop.

Get bigger pockets.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 21:49 UTC

Just get a laptop.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 18:13 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On photo Perfect symmetry in the Her challenge (13 comments in total)

The aliens are among us.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 02:46 UTC as 5th comment
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