richard stone

Lives in United States San Mateo, CA, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Mar 11, 2005

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  • Thanks. Consistent with Ted's analysis, the SDQ manual says the same thing: there is no modification to what the sensor saw in Standard. And I have been de-saturating slightly with the in-camera ...
  • Thanks Laurence for posting this, and I have the feeling Mr. Reid must have liked some aspects of the camera, surely not all, and liked the camera enough to propose that it was good for what it ...
  • Interesting. And thanks for your test. I think I am going to try neutral on a few shots. I like the results from the "standard" setting, so far, and the images look great, as far as I am concerned. ...
  • Scott I hope you're right. I would like to see some smaller lenses too. As it is I use my 17-50 zoom for all those lenses, which has its virtues. Like not having to change lenses. Richard
  • Yellow/orange gate from SDQ. It's quite striking in person, too. The SDQ got it about as right as possible. Richard
  • I have a Contax G2 kit in my closet with superb f2 and 2.8 lenses that were quite small. Building a high quality lens with an aperture of 1.4 produces some large lenses. Sad. And I have some ...
  • I just bought the SDQ kit and with the 30mm it's a really nice camera and lens combination. It's not small. It amounts to a "standard" lens on a 35mm frame. I agree it would be nice to have some ...
  • This is, I think, a very useful discussion, because the .jpg files from the Q sensor can look so good. On that basis I am not sure that going through RAW to SPP is going to produce any benefit ...
  • Replied in It Works
    Two (test) images, from a short walk around my neighborhood on a cloudy day. Both shot at ISO 200. And hand held. Yes, I know I could have used ISO 100, but I didn't. High quality jpg works quite ...
  • Yes, I know... And until I actually held the camera the switch placement seemed odd to me too. Honestly, for many years I have been using an SD10, with minimal ways of adjusting the output etc. But ...
  • Created discussion thread SDQ just arrived
    After some struggles in getting it to the remote but scenic area of the world where I live: For months I have been reading of the supposedly "odd" placement of the on/off switch for the camera. Aft ...
  • Thanks for posting. Excellent and interesting images. Richard
  • I wouldn't call it being lazy, but practical. Not every image needs that kind of RAW and processing treatment, and not every use justifies that kind of work. And for that matter, in my view, most ...
  • Thanks for posting all of these pictures. The subject matter and the images are all a pleasure to look at. However, I notice you used the term gradation... I just bought an SDQ and was amused by ...
  • George Thanks for your post. I have read this entire thread and it seems like there is a problem in defining what we might mean by using the word "gradation" and then somehow testing or measuring ...
  • What do I think? I think over-exposed. Too bright. Beyond that I'm not sure what to say. But thanks for doing the work and posting. I like the Foveon images, and I generally think the detail is ...
  • Abs: I think the question is a simple one too. I'm not sure the answer is simple or easy. Clearly there must be SOME benefit that Sigma camera users consider to exist and might at least attempt to ...
  • Joris I read the Kosenko article and found it interesting, at first reading. Certainly made me think a bit. In any event, I think he adequately defines and describes the source and meaning/use of ...
  • Excellent, thanks for posting all of them.
  • I do not entirely regret my post where I used the term "color gradation." I know it was vague and without reference. However, I think it was in the context of your (rhetorical?) POV that the ONLY ...
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