Mike Gerstner

Lives in United States Downeast, ME, United States
Works as a Photography, Web Design, Kayak Guide
Joined on Aug 26, 2003
About me:

Find Yoda.


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On challenge A Big Year - birds (2 comments in total)

Beautiful Shot........

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)

Looking at the DPR test image I don't see the image resolution that I see with the other cameras it is compared against in "normal" mode. Contrary to what the reviewer says, It looks more blurry to me in most if not all areas of the scene



Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (16 comments in total)

wow.........a message for everyone, regardless of your passion.

thanks for sharing this, made the "other" confusing "stuff" in the world go away for a while.


Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sigma sd Quattro H real world samples gallery (108 comments in total)
In reply to:

HowaboutRAW: Glad that DPR posted out of camera DNGs from the Quattro H, but could we also get some X3F sample files?

I spoke too soon, the last images shown have both the DNG and Sigma Raw files
available for download........mea culpa.

DPR, Thanks for posting the images.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
On article Sigma sd Quattro H real world samples gallery (108 comments in total)
In reply to:

HowaboutRAW: Glad that DPR posted out of camera DNGs from the Quattro H, but could we also get some X3F sample files?

I Agree! Some Raw (X3F) Files would be "very" nice, to compare to the DNG files. I don't own the Quattro H, but it's on my radar, and would like to see how the files processed in SPP would look.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
In reply to:

thx1138: Sigma pricing gradually becoming very expensive. No more bargains from Sigma. For that money I would have expected OS as well or $1200 max sans OS.

ditto on the OS, makes it much less appealing IMO

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
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FLruckas: Quizzes like this could be used for so many things....

Which digital camera to buy....

Which digital photography website to view....


Maybe ixnay on the 2nd one....


another thought.........being security conscious, and hate data mining,
It's another way for "big brother" to gather data, for what ever reason, so they can sell it to someone trying to profile/target people.

Didn't take the test, but in the 80's had fun playing around with Tri-X at ASA 1600 developed in Acufine.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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IdM photography: Message for DxO: Why is the Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 not in the database? This is also a super sharp lens... It would be great to compare it with the Sigma lens, especially the sharpness at f/1.8

I like image stabilization on the Tamron, that plus decent scores makes it a better lens, "for me".

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 03:05 UTC

Can Chipotle counter sue on some grounds? Totally absurd!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:51 UTC as 21st comment
In reply to:

Mike Gerstner: I wonder how the coma is (for star photography) on a FF Body?

Rick, Thanks for the report on the lens characteristics, I'll cross it off my list of ones to try. I have the Rokinon 14mm, but was looking for something a little longer....guess I'll give their 24mm lens a try.

Best, Mike

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
On photo Fishing Pond in the Open Challenge for those that have voted 1,000 times or more. challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful shot......where was that taken?

Thanks, Mike

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 3rd comment

I wonder how the coma is (for star photography) on a FF Body?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (232 comments in total)

Love the original 5d, and still use it on occasion, even though I have a Mk III.

If I remember correctly, it had a "relatively" weak AA filter, which contributed to its pixel level sharpness/micro contrast. Hoping the Mk IV has the same, but we'll have to wait & see, I have my doubts.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 02:21 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)
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Thematic: WOW!


I own a Canon 5Dmk3 and was thinking about 80D as a backup.....Is canon that far behind Fuji, Sony, Nikon?


appears so, "proof is in da pudding"

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
On photo Norwegian Coast in the Best Landscape with at least one Lighthouse in it. challenge (12 comments in total)

That is a very nice photograph/piece of art.

a well deserved win.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 4th comment
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reptile9985: Who cares of Apple? Never had it and never will...

I think hes trying to live outside the bubble, actually.........which becomes more & more difficult each day, as Big Brother controls/dictates how we live our lives, which in most cases does not really improve our quality of life.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

a refreshing break from the often anal bantering that goes on in the forums.

Thanks, Mike

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply

The goal of this software team/company is to sell something to the general public to make a profit, not necessarily help them with becoming a better photographer, much like most of the apps/hardware/consumer goods in general that are on the market today.

There are a lot of people with too much disposable income looking to buy "something" everyday, just to buy something, use it once, and then look for the next "cool" thing to buy, ad infinitum.

The whole computer/electronic industry is rife with similar products, most of which do nothing to improve our lives, or our photography.

Something we all know, but on occasion still get sucked in.
To quote Monty Python, "Run away....run away!"

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 11:32 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) in the Fear of Flying challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice composition, lighting, etc. When I first saw it I was impressed with the detail, & said "what camera took that?"

I was surprised that it was a 7D. Seems like in good hands it's still a nice kit.

Congrats, Mike

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 00:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Rosember: I like the new design - except for the white background (and somewhat grey text). There is too much brightness to the eye to make reading comfortable, especially with grey instead of black text (judging from viewing on a computer screen). A solution would be to turn down the white to 10% grey but to use really black text.

fwiw........ the text is black

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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