Mike Gerstner

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

Find Yoda.


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He had a good eye for sure and took the time to seek out creative vantage points.

His work also benefited from his film choice and processing, but I think most of his success was because he followed a prime rule for well received journalistic photography:

"f8 & Be There"

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 18th comment

our culture, and civilization in general, is screwed......when time & effort is spent on crap like this, the fall is not behind!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 8th comment


Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Achiron: the fine details are atrocious. The model is quite big and not very light, though the name may suggest otherwise. I think anyone that's serious about photography wouldn't dare compare this to a mirrorless or DSLR from recent crop. I'd take EM1MKII any day of the week instead of this weird spider tablet.


Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 17:06 UTC

what tripod head is he using?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

a soft "wow"......

Very nice, artistically and technically.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 17th comment
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elefteriadis alexandros: ''Dynamic range isn't everything, of course''. Sorry but it is Achilles' heel of digital sensors and the reason why digital is behind film even today.

The advantage of film, all other parameters being equal, is gentle highlight roll-off. Digital images with the sun behind or partially behind clouds looks like a nuclear explosion rather than what the eye actually sees, & some colors blow out before others destroying the true color integrity of the scene. Film doesn't do that

random image from google image search:


Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
On photo Red shoes-1 in the Shoes challenge (9 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:37 UTC as 5th comment
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 (107 comments in total)
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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 (107 comments in total)
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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
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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
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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
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