richard stone

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

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  • Replied in Tree Bark
    Great shots, and "composition," too. Thanks for posting. Richard
  • Roland Your post and that of D Cox, combined, is I think worth its weight in gold, or some other precious substance. Of course, I don't know the weight to be assigned to a post, exactly, but... As ...
  • Thanks for posting these pictures. So what all the above comes to is that an H OOC jpg is about equal to an SPP processed Merrill RAW? Excuse me, but that all sounds (and looks...) pretty ...
  • Excellent images. Thanks for posting. Richard
  • Yes, very good images, and thanks for posting the link. There are also posters on this forum who have posted many excellent images made with the Q cameras, like LWW (sdQ), and Steve Chong (sdQ), ...
  • My usual reaction to these Q/H bash-fests is that people must be blind. But I know that most people can see. The reality is, I think, that people tend to say they know what they like, when the ...
  • Replied in Branches
    Great shots, as usual. Thanks for posting. I like your use of the camera. As I see it, the idea for certain images is to make the image YOU want to make, not the one that other people (or the ...
  • Actually, I think it is an interesting and illuminating test: The consistency is exactly what counts. It looks to me like the SDQH with the 50 A lens is the clear winner in terms of realistic ...
  • The original poster seems to think that getting the best possible image from the sdQ (H) should be some simple thing, and obviously it isn't. SPP and the camera are designed, as I see it, to give ...
  • Replied in Pano Low res
    I think that is a very good way of describing it. Makes me want to go out and buy the camera/lens combo and do the same, thing, if possible.
  • Replied in Pano Low res
    Thanks for posting this: A very nice image. I don't see much reason for normal images to require the "H," version, but obviously more IS more, and more of a good thing is better? But it also ...
  • Great shots, as usual. Thanks for posting. My only other thought is something like this...But surely this isn't possible, not with a Sigma, not with the SDQ. What about sand noise, etc. Shouldn't ...
  • I've got some beautiful images, some with my kids, taken with my SD10. People make it sound so difficult. I'm not sure why. It's almost like someone wants it to be difficult. You hold the camera ...
  • Replied in jpg quality?
    I relate this sort of discussion to the Oscar Wilde "quote:" "Life is too important to be taken seriously..." (It's not an exact quote, but the idea is there.) But the idea is, somewhat like the ...
  • Okay. I looked at the images and concluded they are all pretty much the same. I like plants with frilly edged leaves, and I have some images to prove it. First, for me, given a choice, and ...
  • Yes.
  • After reading most of this: First, diminishing returns. The SD1M and related Merrill sensor cameras  were, and are, very good, in terms of resolving detail. So Sigma comes out with a new camera, ...
  • A very nice shot, and thanks for posting. Yes, it does seem like one (generally legitimate) goal is to have (apparently, or minimally) noise/grain free shots when desired, but the other reality is ...
  • Thanks. This reminds me of two things: the question of angels dancing on pin-heads?? But angels don't dance... And second, although the DP0q seems phenomenal, the best ever, still some people ...
  • So, in one sense, there is plenty going on, unseen and behind the curtain, to get a usable image from the sensor. Beyond noting that as a fact we don't need to speculate on why Sigma does it this ...
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