Tom Zimmer

Tom Zimmer

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://photobubba.com/
Joined on Apr 23, 2009
About me:

I am a Christian, Husband, Father and Grandfather. In addition I am involved with many other things in life;

Biker, Chaplain, Photographer, Camera collector, Political activist, Conservative, Software engineer and many more.

If you have questions about any of these subject, I will be happy to share my views.

Tom Zimmer's recent activity

  • Hi Mike, you are right, I bought AutoPainter Express. Here is a screen shot of that; MediaChance has always been a Windows company, but years ago (Early 2000s) they tried to sell one of their HDR ...
  • Thank you for the reply. I didn't remember my software having many controls, so I went and looked again. What I have is something called Dynamic Light by Media Chance, I did a search for ...
  • I believe I also own this software, though I confess I haven't used it much. It certainly does produce an interesting painted picture affect. As I look at the painted image, it appears that it is ...
  • Scott, Like the OP, I also chose the H and 18-36mm f/1.8. I always shoot with the full sensor, and I do often see some minor vignetting in the resulting images. It is minor though, and can easily ...
  • I used to program assembly on the 6502, but that was a long time ago and I had forgotten that it doesn't have a multiply instruction. By the way, the reason multiplication is important is that when ...
  • Well, I don't know about the HRS, but the Fuji version with dual pixels ended up having relatively low resolution because of the design, so I'm not sure it would be a good business decision for ...
  • Well, I just checked, in case i forgot something, but multiplying two 8 bit numbers can result in a 16 bit result. What you say, I think is true of addition but not multiplication :-) I talk about ...
  • I'm not familiar with the Fuji S5, but if it is one of their cameras that uses the dual pixels of different sizes, then I will say that Fuji created that design specifically to increase the ...
  • Scott, I don't know what precision Sigma uses in internally in SPP, but I would guess it is already 32 bits, or if they re using floating point, it could be even higher (48, or 64 bits). You might ...
  • Hi Ted, in answer to your question about higher bits, as a software engineer, I know that when calculations are made, for example with 8bit numbers,, and multiplication is performed, then the ...
  • Mike, I have purchased several of these "style" adapter from various Chinese companies; https://www.ebay.com/itm/M42-SA-Metal-Lens-Adapter-Ring-for-M42-Lens-Mount-to-Sigma-SD-SA-Mount-Cameras-/3322 ...
  • Hi Ted, I'm not sure about anyone else, but when I output a 16bit tiff, it is because I want maximum dynamic range from the 24bit (or maybe higher) internal processing of SPP. Maybe this is just me?
  • Here is another vote for the 18-35mm Art. When I bought the QH, I purchased a very inexpensive older 18-200mm. I shouldn't have wasted my money on that lens for use on the QH. After saving my ...
  • I'm not into religion either, but I am into relationship. I like your picture too :)
  • Andrew, always remember, no good deed goes unpunished! I too am a developer for many many years,. Though I haven't attained the "lofty" title, I am still happy to solve problems when no-one else ...
  • Scott, I bolded the words I am responding to above. I have lots of versions of SPP on my Mac. I don't see any reason not to upgrade, just keep the old version and add the version number to the ...
  • I have an older 18-200, I have used on my SDQH. I wish I hadn't. I don't think this lens is up to the task, either in terms of focus speed or image quality. It was cheap, which should have been my ...
  • Scott, Yes, and that is the neat part. Their software duplicates the same folder structure as you use on your computer. It displays a window that is like a file explorer and you just dig down ...
  • Scott, Ii just did a search, and they seem to have "at lease" two pages that show prices. The first link seems to be for companies, and is either slightly cheaper or slightly more expensive, ...
  • Richard, I apologize for not reading the whole thread before answering, but I thought I would suggest the cloud backup system I use, which is CrashPlan; https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/ They offer ...
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