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solarsky

Lives in Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Joined on Feb 11, 2012

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@HarryG7

Thank you so much for going to such lemgths in order to create the proper support for Sigma-cameras, which should have been done right in the first place by the screw-yous at Adobe. I find it technologically fascinating that you prupose to actually use Sigma Photo Pro in the background for best conversion-quality of Foveon-files. We Foveon-Fans should go absolutely mad about your clever and distinct proposition. I sincerely hope that you get a huge support for MetaRaw!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 04:31 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

SILVER??? On the short, but not on the long run. Here's why:
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-silver-series-the-history-of-silver-part-1
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-silver-series-supply-and-demand-part-2
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-silver-series-investment-part-3

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 00:16 UTC as 27th comment

These folks (and alike!) should be prescribed SIGMA-cameras. That'd bring them down from their frenzies...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 22:57 UTC as 40th comment
On Hands-on with the HTC One post (30 comments in total)

4 Ultra-pixels, oh my goodness ;-)...
It's just a normal 2µm 4MP Bayer-Sensor combined with some "propaganda".
So it only has an effective 1 MP true RGB-resolution.
Totally lame. My Nokia 808 has a 1.4µm 41.48 MP Bayer-Sensor which gives me effective 10.37 MP of true RGB-resolution.
HTC will just be trying to make the best out of additional well-capacity offered by larger sensor diodes and BSI-design. The rest is anything but "PureView", as clearly shown by the test photos from the HTC One which are circulating on the web.
The whole concept of this phone's camera could have been a lot more interesting, if they had managed to integrate a 4MP global shutter sensor, instead of THIS old sham...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 19:20 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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Fatality: DPreview instead of doing another review of a 2 megapixel upgrade from Nikon and Canon, how about doing a review of DP1 or DP2? These cameras have been around for a long time offering a totally different sensor technology, but there is not a single beep out of this so called "Photography Review" website. I had to go on different sites to see how these cameras brutally crush the competition in per pixel detail.

Users can do user reviews here, too! ;-) If they're good, they might even get shown on the start page.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 23:33 UTC

peace of paper & some transparent sticky tape...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 30th comment
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plasnu: In Japan, Sigma has just started cash back campaign for $250-600 for any who currently owns any sigma digital camera. If you own DP2 Merrill, you can buy DP3 Merrill for about $550.

And what if I own a DP2s?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 17:34 UTC

In Europe they want 1099€ or what currently translates to 1447$
THAT is one big huge leap from the US price of 999$
Very reminiscent of the 3K$ vs. 3.1K€ for the RX1...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma introduces Photo Pro 5.5 with Monochrome mode article (20 comments in total)
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brelip: when are they adding retina display support?

Why? Apple's notebook screens employ 6-bit LUTs, hence only properly displaying 252k colors.
It's totally unsuitable for any serious photo or video work, since there will always be drop-offs those screen's LUTs simply won't deal with right. Get a good external monitor and you'll be fine. Or alternatively a HP EliteBook with a HP DreamColor screen. That'll do the job, since it uses internal 12-bit-LUTs. That's a different world of color detail you'll be seeing there ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 02:26 UTC
On Sigma introduces Photo Pro 5.5 with Monochrome mode article (20 comments in total)
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3DSimmon: I wish the monochrome options would be available to the older dp and sd models as well

That would be great. DP1, DP2, DP1s, DP2s, DP1x, DP2x. SD9, SD10, SD14, SD15... SIGMA seem to have completely ignored legacy owners by limiting the monochrome options to the current sensor-generation-models only.
Well, demand for the newer models might go up even further because of this, since the monochrome-options, or rather really "extensions" should certainly become a standard tool for any serious SIGMA-camera owner from now on.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 02:21 UTC
On HTC One: Is it the the ultimate camera phone? post (78 comments in total)
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kff: Senzor similar Sigma Faveon .... ?

Sic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
On HTC One: Is it the the ultimate camera phone? post (78 comments in total)
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kff: Senzor similar Sigma Faveon .... ?

No. It's just a normal 2µm 4MP Bayer-Sensor combined with some marketing slang. So it only has effective 1 MP true RGB-resolution. Totally lame. My Nokia 808 has a 1.4µm 41.48 MP Bayer-Sensor which gives me effective 10.37 true RGB-resolution. HTC will just be trying to make the best out of additional well-capacity offered by larger sensor diodes and BSI-design. The rest is anything but "PureView"...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 20:43 UTC
On CP+ 2013 - lenses from Nikon and Sigma article (17 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: The DP3 has to be the silliest offering Sigma has ever presented.

I don't know what they're smokin' over there at Sigma, but I'd like to try some.

Tom

Just buy a DP3M, when it's sold, and you'll find out first-handedly... although, your strong prejudice doesn't seem to encourage that prospect, unfortunately...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 13:45 UTC

It would be great, if they used a higher processing bit-depth for the RAW-data; even an option for RAW-output would be nice! And: 4K video recording with 1x or 2x zoom. Or TRUE 1080p with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling in the new h265-codec and using the new opus audio codec for multi-channel surround.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:52 UTC as 4th comment
On Mobile accessory review: iStabilizer tripod mount post (11 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Just curious why if you care enough about the shot to pack a tripod, you wouldn't also just bring a "real" camera? Seems to work well, I just usually think of cell phone photography in terms of unplanned convenience vs premeditated to the point of bringing specialized gear.

@Kendall Helmstetter Gelner
That's especially the case when using a Sigma-camera for the photos ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 10:30 UTC
On Mobile accessory review: iStabilizer tripod mount post (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

tkbslc: Just curious why if you care enough about the shot to pack a tripod, you wouldn't also just bring a "real" camera? Seems to work well, I just usually think of cell phone photography in terms of unplanned convenience vs premeditated to the point of bringing specialized gear.

Abend Lars, hatte irre Schwierigkeiten, ein Exemplar des Nokia HH-23 für mein Nokia 808 zu besorgen (könnte womöglich auch zum Nokia 920 kompatibel sein...); heute erwischte ich das - meinen Recherchen zur Verfügbarkeit nach - LETZTE in Deutschland irgendwo lieferbare Exemplar (in den USA (Amazon.com) ist auch schlechte/keine Lieferbarkeit). Gibt's irgendwas worauf ich bei der Verwendung des Nokia HH-23 in Kombination mit dem Nokia 808 besonders acht geben sollte? Irgendwelche Kurz-Tipps? Danke schonmal ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
On Smartphones go for a swim with waterproof cases post (5 comments in total)

The new Sony Xperia Z will be waterproof with 13 MP & HDR-Video.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 22:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)

Hans on... Hey where's Hans gone?! He's running away with the X100s!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 22:08 UTC as 28th comment

It's really time SLR Magic, Cosina, Samyang came up with this grade stuff for a fraction. They'd PAWN that market in a flash... at least the lower segment...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 18:47 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: These lenses all have CCCCC. Canon's continuing commitment to cinema culture. Fot the level of consistency and number produced, prices seem reasonable.

Are you suggesting that production capacity would justifiy a rip off? Black Magic isn't selling their Cinema Camera for 30k, but for 3k...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 18:44 UTC
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