richard stone

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

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  • Rick I always admire the images that GB posts as samples of what can be done with the Q cameras. The images presented are very nicely done in both tone and detail. The idea that I was trying to ...
  • Yes. And honestly, this is why I sometimes get annoyed with people complaining about the Quattro images relative the the Merrill images and cameras: I'm fine with people being unreasonably fond of ...
  • Yes, exactly. The DNG approach is about workflow, which is obviously important to everyone, but some people are just so accustomed to using DNG, and Sigma doesn't want to put off those people. ...
  • Again, I really like the image, as you must too. I was wondering about your comment on the color, as if you made a mistake? Which I didn't see at all. It is a very engaging image. As for bigger ...
  • What I find interesting, charming, really, is the number of people who can say that Camera X or Camera Y does better on test A or test B, and yet they still they prefer (or words of similar ...
  • I liked all, including your Mitsukejima image. As is. No need to apologize, as I see it. Vey nice images all, although the rice paddy scene does have a cloud issue. Thanks for posting. I think SPP ...
  • Thank you for your sensible and interesting feelings regarding the Merrill and Q cameras. My experience is with the SD10 and then the sdQ: As you say, the temptation is to "compare" the two, as if ...
  • As to the 17-50 lens: That's what I use, most of the time. I think it works quite well, but honestly almost all of what I have done is hand held and the OS is very useful with that. It is also a ...
  • Great shots. Thanks for posting. I've been in that neighborhood, years ago. Beautiful country.
  • Thanks for your post. My grandmother lived in Colorado Springs and we frequently took day trips when we visited her from California. We visited many sites like this, including Cripple Creek, etc. ...
  • I view images on my uncalibrated 2012 MacBook Air. My experience is that I can see and examine the good work that Gate Bois and Steve Chong and Lea Tippett (among others) present on the screen, and ...
  • I get the feeling you are in a sense using the noise as the sharpening... and if you didn't do that the noise would be accentuated, and excessive.
  • It's a very nice lens. It seems a little large, but then it goes to f1.4 and it is not terribly heavy. It amounts to a very sharp normal lens on the sdQ. Personally, I more often use the 17-50 2.8 ...
  • some time ago there was a Russian poster who did some excellent work with the sdQH. Maybe someone has a link? I bookmarked the page at the time but had to reformat my Mac and lost that. Beautiful ...
  • David In my first use of the sdQ I too was very surprised at the results from "Auto" in SPP: The image I was seeing was NOT the scene as I remembered it. But still, for some images Auto created a ...
  • Yes, I think Sigma, and thus SPP, is for now sort of caught in the middle here, one foot in one boat and the other foot where? Still on shore? But maybe the answer, until they figure it out, ...
  • Yes, I think "hint" is about right. It would be intriguing to see if  Sigma could make a Merrill-like image from the Q sensor. But maybe they grew tired of that "look." It seems to me that  SPP 6.6 ...
  • An excellent post, really: Although I appreciate Sigma having SPP include these features, the problem is the gross nature of the global application. There is no possible benefit of enhancing ...
  • Yes, Arg's observation is intriguing, and useful. I think you can enhance "detail" and go to the right with the slider, in SPP6.6 IF there is some detail in the image and not just a bunch of ...
  • It seems pretty clear to me that most people have a very personal point of view, most frequently based on what they like. That's fair enough. With production of the Q sensors Sigma has seemingly ...
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