Mfritter

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On article Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop (92 comments in total)
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Mfritter: The time it takes to load the X3F file is about the same as SPP, it seems. However, once loaded, the editing is much faster and of course there are far more editing options.

However, my knowledge of PS is not especially deep. So could somebody explain the "Match the color space...turn off Color Management Policy" instruction?

Addendum - think I answered my question, but feedback would be very welcome. One oversite - the Sigma plugin does not show the embeded jpegs - one just gets the name of the file. One could still open the directory in SPP to see what's there, but adding previews would be very welcome.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 17:34 UTC
On article Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop (92 comments in total)

The time it takes to load the X3F file is about the same as SPP, it seems. However, once loaded, the editing is much faster and of course there are far more editing options.

However, my knowledge of PS is not especially deep. So could somebody explain the "Match the color space...turn off Color Management Policy" instruction?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 17:03 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art FE sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Mfritter: All of these pictures, which certainly appear to be around-the-house snap-shots, look either good or very good. This is rare in DP Review sample galleries.

Well taken. But they are all pretty appealing.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 21:25 UTC
On article Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art FE sample gallery (228 comments in total)

All of these pictures, which certainly appear to be around-the-house snap-shots, look either good or very good. This is rare in DP Review sample galleries.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 19:38 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art sample gallery (234 comments in total)
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Mfritter: There is the Voightlander 40mm f1.2 in M- and E-Mount. Nice and compact. Manual focus. Reasonable price.

There's a very lengthy discussion of this lens over at Fred Miranda's site. FWIW, I like it a lot. Although focusing at f1.2 on the Sony is a challenge. Easier on the M6 - the rangefinder optics are clean and adjusted. However, the minimum focus distance on my copy seems to be less than the .7m of the Leica so care must be taken.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 23:04 UTC
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art sample gallery (234 comments in total)
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Mfritter: There is the Voightlander 40mm f1.2 in M- and E-Mount. Nice and compact. Manual focus. Reasonable price.

Well, I'm a foolish boy. But I do use the M-mount version on my M6.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art sample gallery (234 comments in total)

There is the Voightlander 40mm f1.2 in M- and E-Mount. Nice and compact. Manual focus. Reasonable price.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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Michiel953: Is Voigtlander catching up with Zeiss in optical quality?

Right. A wonderful lens that got left out of the survey.

FWIW, I'd like to see their 58mm f1.4 for Nikon/Canon ported to FE.

Also: my vote for the concept lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2018 at 16:57 UTC

Based on the press release, it would seem that Sigma might be making a camera as part of this partnership. Or did I miss-read?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:14 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies

Small, slow (2.8 and up) primes. Excellent optics and reasonable prices. CV should do very well in the E-mount market.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 16:27 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
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vscd: Bring it on Kodak... but please do it in 120 rolls, too!

I wonder how much of the film market is 120.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 21:45 UTC

The old 125mm f2.5 in various mounts is commanding around $1,800 on Ebay. Perhaps this will bring those prices down?

The 65mm f2 discussed here really is a beautiful lens.

As is the 90mm F3.5, which is a real bargain.

Their SLR lenses are all excellent - the 40mm f2 and the 58mm f1.4. Both should be re-mounted for E-mount although I suppose 58mm and 65mm may be too close together.

Oddly, their M-mount lenses fail to please.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 17:12 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak teases first sample photos of Ektachrome (196 comments in total)

The choice of FB to launch this film is unfortunate to the point of stupidity. It's an awful site for photo sharing. Their Instagram feed, "Kodak Professionals" I think, is better, although I didn't see any Ektachrome examples yester. As for the limits of slide film - well the are obvious. But when used within its limits, the results can be wonderful. See Callahan, Penn, Leiter and so on.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 00:36 UTC as 17th comment
On article Leica M7 film camera comes to an end (141 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: Maybe Leica realised that if someone is going to spend ££££s aschewing the convenience of digital, that they’ll be more inclined to go the whole hog and deride any kind of help at all, not even a built-in meter.

The Leica M-A should come with a free hairshirt and birch whipping cane, so one can properly punish oneself for one’s art.

Gesundheit.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 22:13 UTC
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (404 comments in total)

I posted this on the youtube channel: Regarding the film work: 1. The ISO was 200 whereas the films were rated 400. Curious as to why. Were the development times pushed? 2. Alex was taking multiple light meter readings. Did the meter used average the readings for him, or did he estimate it? 3. How were the negatives scanned? Flatbed? Immacon? Drum?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 18:08 UTC as 22nd comment
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Josh Leavitt: Now if only we can get a budget full-frame rangefinder to pair it with, I'd call it a win.

Yes! A budget digital range-finder, full-frame, manual focus, generally minimalist. And M-mount. > $1500. There has to be a market. I'd be happy with 24mp or less.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 17:29 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)
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Vam2004: Bye bye LR! Capture One 10 is fantastic, and much better!
Now I'm looking for an alternative to Photoshop...

I just downloaded Capture One. Looked at it a few years ago. Seems much improved. FWIW, you can still get it for Sony cameras for $50.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
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darrinlingle: that's great but at that price, it'd rather buy name brand for a little more. even if it was as sharp, didn't lose any features by using a third party lens, there's always quality. will it last without falling apart or breaking years later?

Darrin Lingle, Colorado

The obvious competitor here is the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, for $899. I have their MC-11 - $249, but sometimes bundled with the lens. Well regarded and properly so. EXIF data is captured by the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 22:44 UTC

Considering that the X1D-50C is $9k, they have little choice. I assume Phase One tops them on the high-end, cost-no-object front. I also suspect this camera is being discontinued. New ownership probably doesn't have a face-saving vesting in keeping up old ownership's decisions.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 17th comment

This is a very aggressive price for a MF lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 4th comment | 17 replies
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