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Re: Integrity - was Curves and Bit Depth

Re: Integrity - was Curves and Bit Depth

Brian Heller

Lighten up, Pawel.  We are not curing cancer.
Brian Heller
IA 600 DP

On Dec 29, 2020, at 1:06 AM, Pawel Achtel ACS <pawel.achtel@...> wrote:

Ø  [Brian Heller] - As David Watkin said: “If they paid me to, I would shoot with the lens cap on.”


Ø  Of course, RAW is theoretically “better”, but so what.  For instance,

Ø   if the optics are not 1st rate, all the data in the world isn’t going to help.

I read some of those comments with great sadness. Is this how low our industry has gone?

Not only are those comments completely irrelevant to discussion about pros and cons of Sigma fp (both technical and practical), but also highlight that often the biggest limitation of all is the attitude that people have towards their work.

Integrity is important. And, yes, I have declined many jobs which insisted on constraints that would result in an outcome that I wouldn’t be proud of.

There were also productions that were happy for me to shoot with a GoPro - I turned up on the set with a top-of-the-range setup at no additional charge and put as much effort as I would, if it was a hundred million dollar production.


Kind Regards,


Pawel Achtel ACS B.Eng.(Hons) M.Sc.

“Sharp to the Edge”


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