mike earussi

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oeoek: Ah, yes, the dark room was a magical place to work. However, for years after I cleared out my dark room, I could still taste fixer in my mouth whenever I coughed. I don't miss that.
And his books took my printing to a higher level.
By now I love post processing my digital work as well, although getting things right for my taste took 10 years. But I miss the darkroom lights...

I spent about 15 years in the darkroom (my own and others) and I just do not miss it at all. Digital printing and is faster, cheaper, non toxic, gives much greater control and produces a much higher quality (color) print than the darkroom ever could. Plus I also don't miss the smell on my hands or clothes (or in my lungs).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

If this is an amazing darkroom to you then you've obviously never worked in a reprographics lab. We had essentially the same thing only much bigger, having print sizes up to 4'x10' (which we hand developed), with both the negative carrier and easel running on full size railroad rails and the enlarger lens mounted in the wall and the exposure was made by using arc lamps. And instead of magnets holding the paper we used a vacuum board. Still it's nice seeing his darkroom.

Thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 10th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

No, you can't duplicate it in software, the Bayer averaging has already taken place before it's saved to the raw file. Also the accuracy of the Foveon emulation is directly dependent on the accuracy of the Pixel Shift, which seems pretty good in the K1.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

It does, that's why so many photographers who own Sigma cameras are interested in it (I'm one). For certain situations it will give us the best of many "worlds," much higher DR (and much faster processing) than any Sigma camera along with pixel equivalent resolution. There are still some differences, between them, though, as the Foveon chip produces its own unique color palate.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Pixel Shift is "sharper" because there's no interpolation. A Bayer sensor produces color by averaging adjacent pixels. This averaging lowers edge sharpness as there's no clean separation between between adjacent pixels of totally different color or brightness--it produces a slight blur.

Pixel Shift allows even adjacent pixels to be of a totally different color and brightness and still show up as unique. This means an adjacent totally black and a totally white pixel will have a sharp edge difference, hence the increase in edge sharpness, and also resolution. That's why so many are interested in it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Depends on what you primarily shoot. I mostly shoot landscapes so for me it's very relevant.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 108th comment | 27 replies

The limitation seems to be in the Pentax lens used, as the K1 is sharper in the center than the 5DS R but not on the edges. So now the wait is to see if Pentax can come out with lenses good enough for the K1 sensor.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Bright stark white backgrounds literally burn the eyes out. One of the main reasons I appreciate this site is because I can look at it for long periods of time without developing eye fatigue. If you do change over I hope you give people the option of choosing which background they want. If you do you'll find that most will stick with what you have now.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 324th comment | 1 reply

For those who haven't bothered to read the fine print, by using NIK you give Google permission to use in any way they want any photo you've processed with NIK:

Under Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/policies/terms/

"When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services."

TANSTAAFL

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies

Interesting, but it doesn't seem to be able to do more than one row, which would make it useless for high resolution panos.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 15th comment

I've yet to figure out why Sony would go to all the trouble and expense of designing a high quality camera only to ruin the output with lossy compression.

And as for not encountering it for years, that's BS as that would mean they're not shooting at night or indoors, specifically what the new BSI chip is designed for.

All Sony had to do was include an opt out selection and this would not be a problem. But I do so much of my shooting at night that right now this camera would be worthless to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

Their high prices for ink were driving so many customers to third party inks that Epson probably decided it was better to get into the game than to lose out altogether. The actual net effect will be, of course, to lower the costs of third party inks as their competitors are forced to lower their prices to beat Epson's new lower ones.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)

Sharpness isn't everything, it's also nice to have a lens that isn't heavy with CA. Too bad about the focus shift, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 15:15 UTC as 61st comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)

I want one ( just as soon as they fix the compression algorithm).

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 12:51 UTC as 111th comment

And just how long is the$11.99 price guaranteed for? Once they have you "hooked" you have to pay up no matter what they charge or lose access to everything.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (255 comments in total)

With a pixel size of 2.2um, diffraction will start to destroy the resolution after f2.8, so I really don't see this having any practical application for regular photographers. Nor do I think any lens currently on the market can shoot at this level of resolution at f2.8. So this is a technical achievement, not a practical one, unless it's considered for it's PR value or for bragging rights.

I'd be far more impressed by Canon increasing the DR of its sensors, which would have practical value, instead of just their MP count.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

The last one is great, really creative.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 7th comment

My question is why bother with a mirrorless MF system in the first place? MF systems aren't small or compact anyway so how does the absence of a mirror help?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup (125 comments in total)
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mike earussi: Never heard of a CPL that can transmit 90% of the light. Wonder how they're pulling that miracle off?

I already own two Hoya HD CPLs. That's why I wasn't sure what the Manfrotto PR release was talking about. ASAIK the Hoya HD CPLs use the best polarizer material available which results in a 1 1/3 stop light loss instead of the usual two.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
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