Robert F. Tobler

Robert F. Tobler

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Works as a Researcher
Joined on Jul 12, 1999


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SamTrekker: This shot is beautiful when viewed Full + Wide screen.. I not sure when it last erupted but from the varied colour nuances, it must have been quite while ;) Nice Shot!

Thank you for the positive feedback. This takes away some of the sting of a mediocre ranking! ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
On photo Fire in the Sky in the OMG... It is just a natural Peter Lik! challenge (2 comments in total)
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Lassoni: amazing

Yes I also was amazed by this sky. Other than a slight contrast enhancement, this was really what it looked like. See the "unboosted" version at:

Thanks for the positive feedback.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
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Robert F. Tobler: My standing complaint: missing support for the Sigma Merrill cameras. This is supremely annoying, especially since a small outfit like Irident Digital manages to support these cameras. SHAME ON YOU ADOBE!

Mark, the earlier Foveons where even more of a niche than the Merrills, and the support for them was pretty solid. I even verified that for these earlier Foveons I could produce the same quality as Sigmas raw converter, and subsequently only used ACR for these files. In the light of supporting an even smaller niche, the non-support of the Merrills is all the more annoying.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:03 UTC

My standing complaint: missing support for the Sigma Merrill cameras. This is supremely annoying, especially since a small outfit like Irident Digital manages to support these cameras. SHAME ON YOU ADOBE!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.

Tried Irident. Didn't like it. Sigma Photo Pro is better for me. But I'd really like Adobe Camera Raw support, for an integrated workflow with Photoshop. Just as it was possible with the pre-Merrill Sigma DP1/DP2.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 22:07 UTC

Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 5th comment | 9 replies
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nekrosoft13: still no sigma support!!!

@Kodachrome200: Adobe has support for the previous generation of Sigma cameras with the same totally different pixel pattern. And the previous generation was even less popular than the current one. For me there is no excuse.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:32 UTC
On article Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 (70 comments in total)

Support for Sigma Merrill cameras (SD1M, DP1M, DP2M, and DP3M) is still missing.

Shame on Adobe...

(Sigma is said to have given all necessary information to Adobe many many months ago).

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Still no Sigma DPx Merrill support. Grrrrrr.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Still no Sigma SD1/DPx Merrill support. Grrrrr.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

What about support for the Sigma Merrill Cameras (SD1M, DP1M, DP2M, and DP3M) ?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 19:17 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Where is the support for the Sigma DP1 Merrill & DP2 Merrill?
Rumor has it that the ball lies squarely in Adobes court, Sigma
having supplied all necessary information.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 19th comment
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G Davidson: I wish they'd just make an interchangable lens option, who wants to buy the set just to have the variety of lengths?

@G Davidson: the m4/3 19mm is not the same lens as the DP1M lens. The DP1M is an improved version specifically tailored to the Foveon chip.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 16:36 UTC
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)

Obviously a lot of thought has gone into what to include, still I have the following suggestions:

1. The paper-clips were a better way to judge highlight performance than the more artificial targets above the "Zwanzig Schilling" and left of the playing cards. The cylindrical features of the paper-clips are a lot more representative of what appears in real-world scenes.

2. The "blond hair" sample from the old scene (left of the blue wrist-watch) was a very good way of judging various issues with built-in noise reduction. The equivalents in the new scene are a bit too artificial (blue coloured, or too dark)

3. In order to help landscape photographers, it would be nice to include a photo of vegetation with various shades of green, and detailed structure in the right upper section, the lawsn of the church and temple are a bit too limited.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 09:16 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
On Article:4886827527 (249 comments in total)

One (hopefully very temporary) problem with the connect site, is that although you nicely report on products like the iPad with its retina display, but you do not serve retina images on the site... (of course this applies to this site as well).

I am eagerly awaiting any announcement in this direction...

Other than this, I like the design better than the classic one.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 101st comment
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)

Although it's nice to see if a thread was completely read or only half-read, I have one problem: the half-read icon is visually to close to the unread icon: due to the wihte rim, it is way more than half-bright, thus making it harder to distinguish from the unread icon. One fix would be to make the rim on the dark side somewhat greyish.

And I agree, that the original poster should be visible in the collapsed view as well.

Other than that, I find it OK, i.e. I am in the phase of getting used to it.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 06:32 UTC as 262nd comment
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Robert F. Tobler: Read this before commenting:

@HowaboutRAW: if you had actually checked my link, you would have noticed that it *does* point to the review of the DP2 Merrill.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 15:54 UTC

Read this before commenting:

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 07:16 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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sirkhann: How pitty, all these people that call themselves "photographers" are just lusting for 20 fps, endless buffer, 5mm-1000mm/F1.4 zoom lenses.

The cold simple fact is that this little camera costs just as much as a comparable quality lens and weights much less. Still, it will put your precios 5D3 to shame for landscape, making you realize that your $3.5k camera and your $1.5k crappy 16-35/2.8 cound never reach the "already dead DP1m" in image quality, sharp edge to edge.

This camera just screams "landscape", equally good for achitecture or taking great pictures when you want to travel light.

If you cannot feel this camera, then you are a "Facebook" kind of photographer.

@tkbslc: the DP1M has a different lens than whats available for NEX and m43. The DP1M lens is more optimized for the foveon sensor which needs a heavily telecentric design. If you compare the Sigma 19mm on the NEX-7 to the Sigma DP1M, the DP1M wins by a wide margins in terms of corner sharpness and correction of CA. (If you search hard enough with google, you can find samples.)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 18:28 UTC
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schummiwong: Samples plz. @sigmaphoto

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 08:21 UTC
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