Paul Thacker

Lives in United States United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.paulthacker.com
Joined on Apr 26, 2007

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  • I process SDQ files on a Windows 10 machine without any issues. The early versions of 6x where very slow. 6.6.1 is quite stable with normal processing speeds. The thing about Sigma Photo Pro is ...
  • Perhaps this guy is really a Russian troll trying to confuse the good people of middle America as to what is and isn't micro contrast. Or maybe this is just another example of the danger of the ...
  • Sorry about that FDecker. I hope you are well too!
  • Hi Rick Hope you survived the storm ok and everything in Hawaii is getting back to normal. Your camera bag situation is a metaphor for the identity problem this camera has. I have the same problem. ...
  • Created discussion thread Power Grip for the SD Q
    I just added the PG41 to my SD Q. I used it all day yesterday and when I went to remove it today I realized just how much I'd come to like it. In a real way, the power grip completes the camera. I ...
  • Hi Kim It's true, one really can make outstanding photographs with these things!!! The boys at Foveon and Sigma Japan should be thrilled to see your pictures! Well done. Paul
  • Thank you Stephen. What a beautiful group of pictures! Quality this fine is rarely scene in this type of venue.
  • Thank you Scott. I'd be lost without your advice.
  • HI Ted All I can say is that the Feisol legs I tested, in spite of the specs and load rating, were not up to the task. http://www.feisol.net/tripods/tournament-tripods/feisol-tournament-tripod-ct-3 ...
  • HI Macrero I can confirm your experiences. I recently wrote about this in the post titled Observations Working in SFD Mode. I traced my issues with soft files back to my support system. The tripod ...
  • For me there is craft in photography that software cannot substitute or duplicate. This is really all I am trying to say in this post. The camera SD Q with it's vertical traveling focal plane ...
  • Created discussion thread Observations working in SFD Mode
    Like others, I have had my frustrations with images shot in SFD mode not being, well, finely detailed as promised. I learned along time ago that the Foveon crew was smarter than me, so I began ...
  • In 2012, I was talking with a friend who had spent his career in technology about the Sigma digital cameras. Sigma had a booth at CES that year. With enthusiasm, I explained the camera. Sensor. ...
  • HI Paul I was able to photograph in Wester Ross several years ago. I was there for only 5 days staying at the Autbea Hotel on Loch Ewe. It was surreal. The beauty of the land! What job do you have ...
  • HI Scott You've expressed my frustration over the years quite well. From big companies to CM, you've expressed quite well. I genuinely applaud your devotion to small independents! I agree with you ...
  • All I'm doing is pointing out that I have discovered the cause of a CM problem I was having several years ago. Currently, I do not have a CM problem. Just because Serif PPx8 is not CM'd does not ...
  • HI Stuart, Yes, part of what I am reporting is as your workflow above. What I am saying is that the Spectraview generated ICC profile for my P232w and loaded as the "default" profile in Color ...
  • Created discussion thread Color Management
    I just uncovered the answer to a question that has plagued me for years. A little background. In 2012ish, I stopped using PS CS4 and began using the Serif PhotoPlus editing software. Today, I use ...
  • Replied in SPP6.6.0
    HI Scott I have found over the past few days that the fine tuning of the width of the 1/4 tones at the bottom of the curves graphs allows for the creation of smooth ramps throughout the tonal ...
  • Created discussion thread SPP6.6.0
    Installed and worked up this picture w new SPP6.6.0. Speed is great. I have everything turned on in preferences for speed. Curves tool is a bit unusual in that the each section of the curve can be ...
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