brendanpaxton

brendanpaxton

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  • Shoot .X3F and use Sigma Photo Pro. It's pretty flawless. Lots of tips in the forums on how to speed up workflow.
  • Monopods help, and so do tripods! I will do swinging shots on my tripod with two of its legs anchored in the ground. But for great motion, gimbals work.. and people buy them.. because they work. ...
  • Created discussion thread Wintery Grand Canyon w/SDQH
    Love the Foveon colors. Grand Canyon in January a few years ago. :)
  • Creating pixels out of thin air where there were none (zooming to 4x the data's resolution, i.e. upscaling by 4x) requires extrapolation of data. The result will always appear blurred. Blurring ...
  • Anything will look blurry at 400% crop. :-P But this is a good example to show there's no motion blur, as each thread is ghosting in different directions. Check the bottom of the image, it's ...
  • I second this - I didn't look up the minimum focus distance on the DP3 - 8.9". So they did leave out the details of how they were getting the macros. @OP - any additional lensing elements added to ...
  • Nothing wrong with 0.6 sec, We were told the camera is on a tripod (and there is clearly no motion blur in the image).
  • Here's just a quick example I found of a 50mm lens comparison re: edge clarity performance w/aperture. (Skip to 10:25) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lpIwauRPI
  • I don't think this is user error, unless you miscalculated the surface being flat and at perfect angle. This is a typical issue you see with lenses (usually cheaper lenses), and usually at larger ...
  • Maybe ask in the forums if anyone's H has taken a crap? In the next 3 years you'd probably really enjoy the Foveon for what it is, like we have. I don't think very many of us using the SDQH are ...
  • Additional tests show that highlight detail loss is entirely shutter speed (exposure time) dependent: Brightness -150 in Photoshop to make the exposure time highlight detail loss more clear
  • That corroborates my test. There is a definitive loss of highlight detail at higher ISOs on the SDQH when maintaining light exposure (aperture and shutter speed). Scene shot at ISO 100 and ISO 320 ...
  • I think you misunderstood my tone. They aren't comparable, particularly for your question. Sigma SA is image quality first and foremost at a cheap price (Foveon). Sigma L is (currently) overpriced, ...
  • This concept is very interesting to me, because you DO see this behavior on... Bayer type sensors, specifically ones that are applying their own color profile to the image. For example, the Sony ...
  • L mount would only be useful for future FFF, if it ever happens, which it might not. You're mentioning Leica and Panasonic in the same sentence strangely as if they are comparable at all, not to ...
  • It actually doesn't, ya know, if you spend the 3 seconds it takes to click the setting that is 100% raw when converting. Have you ever tried it? SPP gives you full flexibility, and 16-bit TIFFs are ...
  • I agree with you on the SPP comments. The amount of work just reading through the insane chaos of this thread of alternatives when you could literally just batch convert to TIFF in SPP with zero ...
  • That's an interesting look as well. There are so many ways you can go with it to achieve desired aesthetics. :-O (yet, all are IR "shot properly")
  • Thank you, Claudio, I appreciate your support and you taking the time to comment.
  • To get the aesthetic of my images, let's just take any one of the images from that page: And do a levels adjustment: I find this aesthetic calmer, warmer, quieter, and more dream-like, welcoming ...
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