mike earussi

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Christop82: Wow! As soon as I can scrape up 50 grand I'm buying one. Then I'll have to scrape up another 20 grand for the rest of the equipment to make my 50 grand body functional.

And because it's so small and light it easily replaces my Olympus outfit. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:09 UTC

Nice, now if I just had $50K and a Sherpa to pack it around for me when I go out...

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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mike earussi: I'm really sorry you were too lazy to get the best out of the camera by deciding to use DNG/ACR processing instead of using Sigma's own SPP software. There may be only a slight improvement from the H's regular raw file vs DNG, but there is a big difference when using it in SFD mode, which can only be processed using SPP and would easily rival any 50mp MF body both in DR and resolution, making it the cheapest "MF" camera on the market. If you're going to test a camera in the first place at least take the time to do it right.

Richard, my main complaint is that you didn't test SFD mode. Why?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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mike earussi: I'm really sorry you were too lazy to get the best out of the camera by deciding to use DNG/ACR processing instead of using Sigma's own SPP software. There may be only a slight improvement from the H's regular raw file vs DNG, but there is a big difference when using it in SFD mode, which can only be processed using SPP and would easily rival any 50mp MF body both in DR and resolution, making it the cheapest "MF" camera on the market. If you're going to test a camera in the first place at least take the time to do it right.

Richard: OK, I can understand that, but testing the shot capacity used to be a normal part of dpreview's tests anyway.

But that still leaves unanswered why you didn't bother to test the camera in it's much higher quality SFD mode. I realize SPP is a pain but you also had to use Pentax's software to test pixel shift.

You also make a blanket statement that these is no real difference between processing the DNG in ACR vs. the RAW in SPP. How do you know that, did you do a direct comparison? If so it would have been nice to see that posted.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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mike earussi: I'm really sorry you were too lazy to get the best out of the camera by deciding to use DNG/ACR processing instead of using Sigma's own SPP software. There may be only a slight improvement from the H's regular raw file vs DNG, but there is a big difference when using it in SFD mode, which can only be processed using SPP and would easily rival any 50mp MF body both in DR and resolution, making it the cheapest "MF" camera on the market. If you're going to test a camera in the first place at least take the time to do it right.

Fuhteng: S-HI is a totally different mode to SFD. S-HI merely doubles the pixel count whereas SFD is a combination of DR and noise stacking which dramatically ups the output quality. It takes seven separate shots at different exposures increasing the DR and lowering the noise in the process. This one feature allows a "poor," or at least less financially well endowed, studio or landscape photographer to duplicate the quality of a 50mp MF camera at much less expense, and the primary reason why I'd consider buying one.

Again, this camera is a "one trick pony," it does one thing only, but it does it very well.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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mike earussi: I'm really sorry you were too lazy to get the best out of the camera by deciding to use DNG/ACR processing instead of using Sigma's own SPP software. There may be only a slight improvement from the H's regular raw file vs DNG, but there is a big difference when using it in SFD mode, which can only be processed using SPP and would easily rival any 50mp MF body both in DR and resolution, making it the cheapest "MF" camera on the market. If you're going to test a camera in the first place at least take the time to do it right.

No, the review comes across as a rushed job, they didn't even shoot it enough to run down one battery. Besides, what good does it do to test a camera if you don't test it at it's highest quality. It would have only taken a couple of extra hours to test SFD mode and they couldn't be bothered, but they DID find the time to check the Pixel Shift mode on the Pentax and Olympus bodies.

And "industry standard" is BS. Nobody shoots their camera at some nebulous industry standard if they're wanting the best out of it, they do everything they can to maximize image quality. And it's the max image quality that is the only rational for buying a Foveon chipped camera in the first place, so by not testing it at it's best they undercut the very reason anyone would have for buying one.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)

I'm really sorry you were too lazy to get the best out of the camera by deciding to use DNG/ACR processing instead of using Sigma's own SPP software. There may be only a slight improvement from the H's regular raw file vs DNG, but there is a big difference when using it in SFD mode, which can only be processed using SPP and would easily rival any 50mp MF body both in DR and resolution, making it the cheapest "MF" camera on the market. If you're going to test a camera in the first place at least take the time to do it right.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 122nd comment | 18 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

I also miss it. I had the Elan 7e and when it worked (not all the time) it was great, incredibly convenient and fast. I still don't know why Canon discontinued it. For those who don't like it they can just turn it off. If Canon brought it back I'd be tempted to buy a body just for that.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 100th comment

Very impressive. The ultimate resume if you're wanting video work. And the music was excellent as well.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:40 UTC as 4th comment

I've always considered any photo contest a scam if they charged an entrance fee. This guy was just more blatant (and stupid) than others. At the very least he should have used an alias.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 8th comment

Hasselblad tried this BS with their repackaged Sony cameras, which didn't work so well. There just aren't that many fools in the world to make it profitable.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 4th comment

I remember Modern Photography before it was (forcibly) merged with Popular Photography in the 80's, an excellent magazine with excellent equipment tests and articles. Popular Photography never had quite the same degree of professionalism and their refusal to keep up with the newer online equipment testing sites signaled their irrelevance and inevitable death years before it actually happened (today).

Adapt and improve or perish is today's mantra, and Popular Photography failed at both. Even though it signals an end of an era, its lack of substantive content means it really won't be missed.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply

Technically impressive, but not much of a show--too static, no drama. It will never replace fireworks but will be useful for polluting the night sky with advertisements.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Old Cameras: This explains my relentless drive to buy a beef burrito bowl every Friday afternoon come hell or high water.
I'm suing for 4 billion dollars, plus damages.
And pain and suffering.

And the suffering is for what, indigestion? :)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)

I'm gonna hold out for 16K. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 20:44 UTC as 7th comment
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mike earussi: Now if they would bring back K25 I'd be tempted to start shooting film myself.

That's quite an accomplishment as Kodachrome is a 14 step process. But more power to him, and I'm surprised he can find any Kodachrome at all.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:55 UTC
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mike earussi: Now if they would bring back K25 I'd be tempted to start shooting film myself.

True, but Kodak might be surprised at the positive response. Everyone loved Kodachrome.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:36 UTC

Now if they would bring back K25 I'd be tempted to start shooting film myself.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies

I guess that means that Van Gogh was also no good since he couldn't afford the best paints, brushes and canvas.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 01:34 UTC as 94th comment
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caravan: Yikes! Wedding photography is about as exciting as painting by numbers regardless of camera brand.

I've seen a lot of wedding photographer's web sites, most are mediocre and have the standard shots that look like clones of each other using the same poses that came from some wedding photography "how to" book.

But a select few are really good. It's easy to tell the difference between an artist and a robot.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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