SigmaChrome

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Publisher/Technical Writer
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/vitee
Joined on Aug 4, 2007

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On photo First Snow in the moving snow in early year challenge (21 comments in total)

Great shot - everything works.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 01:49 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo Eastern Spinebill in the A big year - birds 2021 challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent capture.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2021 at 01:48 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

tolleknolle: I am still hoping for that FF Foveon in fp body...

@ tilleknolle. Why? There is absolutely no advantage in putting a FF Foveon (FFF) sensor in an fp body. Even Mr Yamaki has said that is the case. However, the heat sink technology developed by Sigma for the fp may have a roll to play in the roomier body required by a FFF camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2021 at 03:01 UTC
On photo Poison dart frog in the Reptiles challenge (1 comment in total)

Not a reptile.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 01:51 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Reptiles (7 comments in total)

Amphibians are NOT Reptiles - no matter what Wikipedia says. Amphibians are in their own class, Amphibia. Please don't encourage ignorance, there is enough of it in the world already.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 01:51 UTC as 5th comment
On article Happy New Year from DPReview! (90 comments in total)

Well done DPR!
It's been the year from Hell without a doubt, but probably not the worst ever. 79AD in Italy and 1666 in England were pretty bad, not to mention the Black Plague years, the Spanish Flu, WW I and WW II. But you guys have kept us interested, occupied, communicating and inspired.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2021 at 03:42 UTC as 39th comment
On photo 2 or 4 in the tell me the sky challenge (2 comments in total)

No cyan here.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 05:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Autumn of Your Life in the The colors of Fall. challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nicely done - looks like fire!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 00:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Flight of the harrier in the Ultra Long challenge (1 comment in total)

Great set!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 00:19 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Breakfast Dear ? in the A big year - birds 2020 challenge (3 comments in total)

Great catch!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2020 at 05:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on: What you need to know about the Leica SL2-S (219 comments in total)
In reply to:

JP Tudor: Does anyone know in which country this model is manufactured? Or assembled?

@ JPT: It has 'Made in Germany' engraved on the back. Look for yourself, here: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leica-sl2-s-initial-review
I'm pretty sure Leica isn't lying about this. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 23:45 UTC
On photo North Clear Creek Falls in the Wet challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely shot, Dave.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 00:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Villefranche-Sur-Mer in the Ultra Wide challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 01:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Stormy Night in the Ultra Wide challenge (10 comments in total)

Very impressive capture!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 00:59 UTC as 7th comment
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic BGH1 review (26 comments in total)

Looks like the M43 version of the Sigma fp - sans RAW recording, screen and EVF. It even has a heat sink like the fp and comes to market at the same price point. A least with the fp you can shoot without a whole bunch of accessories if you need to. This camera is for the high-end video-only market. I wonder if Panasonic really need to release yet another video camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 01:01 UTC as 7th comment
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SigmaChrome: These lenses have to be used well in order to bring out their best results. Most of the shots above are not even good photos - let alone good examples of what this type of lens can produce.

I have a vintage (1950s) Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f2.8 Trioplan and I know what it can do - and I also know how much post work is required to clean up the images that have been shot wide open (and you have to shoot wide open to get really good 'bubble' bokeh, especially with APS-C cameras). If Meyer Optik Görlitz's new designs have improved the quality of these lenses - particularly when shot wide open - then maybe the high prices they are asking *might* be worth it, but they would have to be a LOT better.

I'd be very interested in seeing shots from a really good photographer who actually understands how to use lenses like this to their best effect.

@jedy, well I don't think stopping down is a crime - and I spend many hours with each lens getting to know its strengths and weaknesses.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 15:01 UTC
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SigmaChrome: These lenses have to be used well in order to bring out their best results. Most of the shots above are not even good photos - let alone good examples of what this type of lens can produce.

I have a vintage (1950s) Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f2.8 Trioplan and I know what it can do - and I also know how much post work is required to clean up the images that have been shot wide open (and you have to shoot wide open to get really good 'bubble' bokeh, especially with APS-C cameras). If Meyer Optik Görlitz's new designs have improved the quality of these lenses - particularly when shot wide open - then maybe the high prices they are asking *might* be worth it, but they would have to be a LOT better.

I'd be very interested in seeing shots from a really good photographer who actually understands how to use lenses like this to their best effect.

@Beamer, Have a look at my meager attempts here: https://pbase.com/vitee/local_gardens or do a Google search and decide for yourself what's good. Search Ines Mondon and Mark Ford for the best nature work, IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 00:36 UTC
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SigmaChrome: These lenses have to be used well in order to bring out their best results. Most of the shots above are not even good photos - let alone good examples of what this type of lens can produce.

I have a vintage (1950s) Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f2.8 Trioplan and I know what it can do - and I also know how much post work is required to clean up the images that have been shot wide open (and you have to shoot wide open to get really good 'bubble' bokeh, especially with APS-C cameras). If Meyer Optik Görlitz's new designs have improved the quality of these lenses - particularly when shot wide open - then maybe the high prices they are asking *might* be worth it, but they would have to be a LOT better.

I'd be very interested in seeing shots from a really good photographer who actually understands how to use lenses like this to their best effect.

@Relaxed, I'm well aware of that.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 04:23 UTC

These lenses have to be used well in order to bring out their best results. Most of the shots above are not even good photos - let alone good examples of what this type of lens can produce.

I have a vintage (1950s) Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f2.8 Trioplan and I know what it can do - and I also know how much post work is required to clean up the images that have been shot wide open (and you have to shoot wide open to get really good 'bubble' bokeh, especially with APS-C cameras). If Meyer Optik Görlitz's new designs have improved the quality of these lenses - particularly when shot wide open - then maybe the high prices they are asking *might* be worth it, but they would have to be a LOT better.

I'd be very interested in seeing shots from a really good photographer who actually understands how to use lenses like this to their best effect.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 03:40 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
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lightnchade: What does it mean: "Canon Australia announces..." ?

Does it mean that a division of Canon that is based in Australia has invented some completely new printer that is only available to Australians?

If so, why? Is it such that only Australians need such a printer? Is it related to climate there?

Or does it mean that Canon HQ previously announced this product for some other parts of the world but didn't include Australia but now they decided to include Australia?

If so, why? Why wasn't it previously available in Australia? What has changed to make it now suitable for the Australian market?

If the printer was previously available only outside Australia, what would have happened if an Australian tried to buy this printer from Hong Kong, would the printer have been seized on import as not allowed for that market?

Does the printer have a GPS chip that detects where in the world it is and refuse to function if its not in some acceptable place? And what defines acceptable?

Pray tell why it offends you so much that a product from a major manufacturer elects to launch it in Australia first? That's a pretty elitist attitude you have there.

Would it also put your nose out of joint if Blackmagic Design decided to make a product announcement in Japan?

I suggest you get over yourself.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 04:35 UTC
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