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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Peter,

    You need to send this to some of the naysayers who claim the 35mm Digitar is passé.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    Thanks Stephen. The 35mm Digitar is in no way passé..
    It has it's limitations on the higher MP backs (60/80) but is a stellar lens on my Aptus-II 7..

    Peter
    IMO , the same is true for the APO-SIRONAR-DIGITAL 35mm .
    I was close to give that lens away for an apple and an egg (because of the many negative comments on this lens) but then decided to get it adapted for my ALPA .
    I am very much surprised about the sharp images that lens takes with the CFV-39 .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Three tallest building in Hong Kong floating in air
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    Bryan,
    May I ask what you did to improve the Yosemite photo? Your changes are significant in bringing out a whole other dimension in warmth that was missing from the first edition, to me.

    Thanks, Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by yatlee View Post
    Three tallest building in Hong Kong floating in air
    Wonderful Yat - very jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hurst View Post
    Wonderful Yat - very jealous
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    Very tight crop. Tighter than I would have liked, but there were a bunch of disturbing objects just outside this composition and the light was beautiful so I shot it with no margins at all....
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    Alpa FPS • MAX • TC | Alpagon 32Hr | Helvetar 75 | Schneider 120N | Leaf Aptus II 5 • Leaf Credo 60 | www.danlindberg.com Follow me on ›› Facebook
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    Dominguez Butte, Glen Canyon, Utah.
    Named after Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, one of the leaders of the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, Dominguez Butte now
    sits in the middle of Lake Powell close to the spot known as Crossing of the Fathers where the expedition crossed the Colorado River in November 1776.

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    Here are some photos we did a while ago just messing around in the studio testing out the multiple exposure program on the FPS



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    Brain rock and cattle pond on the Paria Plateau, Arizona.
    Cambo WRS, Leaf Aptus-II 7, SK35XL.

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    Sunrise from Big Hat Mountain, Hong Kong

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    Napa Valley this past Friday.
    Squalls were passing through. JUST managed to get all the gear back in the truck before the biggest deluge hit.
    Alpa Max, SK 80 SB34, IQ160, Ladder...

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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    My favourite of your recent tree series!
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    I am in love with my Alpa. It is inspiring me to hunt light and compositions. In fact, it is what I have been missing for more than 10 years shooting 35mm. Photography has been my bread and butter for 20 years, but for a few years I must admit that I have been lacking inspiration and have only produced all incoming assignments because it's a job, but no dedication to go the extra mile for the client.
    That has changed overnight with the purchase of the Alpa SWA. It's fun again. It's back to basics. It's back to "think" before you shoot. I simply love it.

    Now, I would love to see a dedicated thread with Alpa images, I believe we are still a minority so I do not think there will be any change with the great thread "Fun with....." this would just be a complement for Alpa users.

    Yes, yes, I know that it is the lens and the back that actually makes the image. The "thingy inbetween" is just holding the other two pieces together. But I don't care! I call it Alpa images anyway

    I start off with two images, where you could say - "what a difference a day make".... This first one I shot yesterday evening in a lovely light:



    Around 20 hours later I am back in this area, less than 100 metres away and today the air was damp with a heavy fog and considerably colder than yesterday. So I felt very black & white and made this today, almost at the same spot as yesterday.



    Would be very nice to see your Alpa images too
    thanks for share.. ths very nice pics
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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Teddy-bear cactus, Eldorado Canyon, Nevada


    Techatticup Mining Camp, Eldorado Canyon, Nevada


    Both SK35, Aptus 22, Cambo 1200
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    SHELL #2
    ALPA Max + Schneider 120M + 34mm MUA x2 + P45 + Helicon Focus


    The back of the shell is more interesting to me. If you care to see it: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/572049-post231.html
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    Dawn at the Valley of Fire, Nevada

    SK35, Aptus 22, Cambo 1200
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    Dawn at Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona.
    Cambo WRS, Mamiya DM22, SJ35XL - Two images stitched.

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    Sooo...

    What's with the bed frame?? Is that how you bivouac?


    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by jctodd View Post
    Teddy-bear cactus, Eldorado Canyon, Nevada

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    Got up very early in Las Vegas. Gotta work for the light
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    San Pedro de Alcántara
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    Petra, Jordan

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    Inspired by Darr's abstract of a similar subject.
    I picked up this little alien bulldozer off Antigua about 50 years ago. Colors have faded some but patterns still there. Sort of like me.
    AS Monolith swung and set to vertical, Apo Digitar 210mm, f8.
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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by dchew View Post
    Sooo...

    What's with the bed frame?? Is that how you bivouac?


    Dave
    I wish - it's only 45 minutes from Las Vegas, so it's out of my price range :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketclaw View Post
    Try
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    A shipwreck

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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Great photo but what's the story behind that?
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    Yatlee:

    How long was that exposure, on what equipment. Thanks.

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    Here is the story behind.

    The pictures was shot by a IQ260 on a techno with Rodenstock 32mm HR-W, 6 stops ND filter, an orange filter with day light WB, 20 sec exposure

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    Quote Originally Posted by yatlee View Post
    A shipwreck
    damn nice, do they already know when they will remove it?
    i wont be making it to hk again before april/may i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    damn nice, do they already know when they will remove it?
    i wont be making it to hk again before april/may i guess
    No words on when they will remove it. I thought it would have been removed last week and it was still there. I plan to go there again before the end of the this week for sunrise.

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    Bixby Creek Bridge

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    Great photos
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    Something other than the Burj Khalifa for a change.



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    Very nice Gerald! I like the blue vs yellow highlight. What was the exposure time? That doesn't look like a 100km/hr road so it must have taken some time for the car to travel that distance!

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchew View Post
    Very nice Gerald! I like the blue vs yellow highlight. What was the exposure time? That doesn't look like a 100km/hr road so it must have taken some time for the car to travel that distance!

    Dave
    Cheers - sun had just set off to the left of the shot.

    This was shot on "T". Something between 30 and 40 seconds.

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    Fossil Fumaroles at Godfrey Glen, Crater Lake NP, Oregon.
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    WRS-5000 • 32 HR-W @ f/11 • 10mm left & right
    IQ260 • 20s @ ISO 140
    11,000 x 8,800

    more

    <3
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    love the NYC work Justin, and nice retrieval on the lens shade. ever see those grating fishermen with bubble gum on a stick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    love the NYC work Justin, and nice retrieval on the lens shade. ever see those grating fishermen with bubble gum on a stick?
    thanks! i live near the east river, i've seen my fair share of weird fishing

    that cambo shade is incredibly durable but i should probably learn to tighten it

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    My humble submission to this great thread. Storm light in extreme southwest iceland.

    Cambo AE, sk72L, two shot stitch

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    beautiful image jstn!

    here's one i took the day before yesterday, while playing with my new toy - a cfv-50.
    Austria's new highest building, located in vienna - the DC-Tower.



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    and a different one from last weekend at lake neusiedl/austria



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    Re: Technical Camera Images

    Quote Originally Posted by Altdo View Post

    Bixby Creek Bridge

    16 Image Stitch.
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    Flat stitch with movements or rotation of the head?
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    Flat stitch with movements or rotation of the head?
    Both were necessary to get the entire image with the 35mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rga View Post
    Napa Valley this past Friday.
    Squalls were passing through. JUST managed to get all the gear back in the truck before the biggest deluge hit.
    Alpa Max, SK 80 SB34, IQ160, Ladder...

    How do you use the ladder? Do you have a mount for the camera at the top, or are you hand-holding?

    Really great work, you inspired me to pursue this elevated perspective.

    Jerry Reed

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
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    Dan,

    You indicated (in the notes that accompany the images shown) that this wonderful image was created with the ALPA TC, did you stitch? Since you also own the SWC, I wonder if/when you might select one instead of another. I ask as an interested purchaser, and fan of your consistently exceptional work.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryreed View Post
    Dan,

    You indicated (in the notes that accompany the images shown) that this wonderful image was created with the ALPA TC, did you stitch? Since you also own the SWC, I wonder if/when you might select one instead of another. I ask as an interested purchaser, and fan of your consistently exceptional work.

    Jerry

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    Jerry, thanks for your kind words First of all, The image above was indeed shot with the TC. I do like the 2:1 pano ratio and look for those images frequently and I both flatstitch with the MAX and make nodal stitches with the SWA or TC. However, I am not ruling out a one shot and crop out for a 2:1 in post. With the Aptus II 5 I did not do this because I thought I lost too much info, but with the Credo 60 I must admit that a native cropped out 2:1 is 76 cm wide @ 300dpi. I have printed 2 metre wide canvases from a file like that and the print was impressive with great detail and resolution. There is no hesitation from me 'planning' a 2:1 from one exposure.

    Now, I can see that people can easily look at my byline and think that is totally excessive and only gives bragging rights having 4 bodies. Truth is, I use them all, all the time. The TC is absolutely brilliant if I want tiny. It happens often, in fact exactly this with the image you refer to, that I take out the Alpa TC, the Credo and unscrew the centrefilter of the SK 35 XL and use it as a fixed f8. This is truly a small and light package and has so, so, so much power in terms of IQ. I put the circular bubble on top, a soft release and then I shoot from the hip and with the bubble I know when I'm level, I know the field of view by heart and I can ever so slightly point the cam up a bit or down a bit. It just works.

    The SWA is the perfect companion if you walking in a city. Again if I use the 35 (then with centrefilter) I often put on a default of 5-6mm rise and with the sportsfinder and cam at eyelevel you get spot with just about right foreground and buildings across the street with paralell lines. The SWA is quite a bit smaller and lighter compared to the MAX which means this is the body I choose if I go hiking. It is still compact and light and most of the images are shot zeroed, but with the possibility to shift when I need to. Personally the SWA is also the most beautiful Alpa and so well balanced with the excellent grips on both sides.

    The MAX is my choice on all architectural assignments. 95% of all interiors are shot with the Alpa Max and the Schneider 28 XL. I simply love this setup and the only, and I mean only, thing I don't like is the dense centrefilter for the 28. The vignetting issue is to my work far more disturbing than the colourcast. With the Credo 60 I go 8mm and can easily correct, but the centrefilter steals over 2 stops and still does not effectively cancel out vignetting completely at f8. Anyway, without Alpa Max my bread and butter work would be more difficult. For instance shooting into bathrooms with large mirrors I frequently have horisontal shift as well as rise or fall.

    The FPS is ofcourse übercool with endless possibilities. If, and this is a big IF, the upcoming Schneider PC 28 tilt/shift is as good as the tech lenses, then I could get by with FPS as only body. But I have doubts that this will be the case. I have compared FPS + Tse24 and Max + SK 28 XL and the latter wins handsdown. The dream would be the FPS with small integrated tilt/shift adaptors that could be used with wide tech lenses. A lot to ask for and maybe completely impossible, but I guess one can always wish.....

    Funny thing is...if I didn't have any Alpa at all. Starting from scratch. I would most probably buy the STC.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryreed View Post
    Dan,

    You indicated (in the notes that accompany the images shown) that this wonderful image was created with the ALPA TC, did you stitch? Since you also own the SWC, I wonder if/when you might select one instead of another. I ask as an interested purchaser, and fan of your consistently exceptional work.

    Jerry

    Jerry Reed

    Jerry, thanks for your kind words First of all, The image above was indeed shot with the TC. I do like the 2:1 pano ratio and look for those images frequently and I both flatstitch with the MAX and make nodal stitches with the SWA or TC. However, I am not ruling out a one shot and crop out for a 2:1 in post. With the Aptus II 5 I did not do this because I thought I lost too much info, but with the Credo 60 I must admit that a native cropped out 2:1 is 76 cm wide @ 300dpi. I have printed 2 metre wide canvases from a file like that and the print was impressive with great detail and resolution. There is no hesitation from me 'planning' a 2:1 from one exposure.

    Now, I can see that people can easily look at my byline and think that is totally excessive and only gives bragging rights having 4 bodies. Truth is, I use them all, all the time. The TC is absolutely brilliant if I want tiny. It happens often, in fact exactly this with the image you refer to, that I take out the Alpa TC, the Credo and unscrew the centrefilter of the SK 35 XL and use it as a fixed f8. This is truly a small and light package and has so, so, so much power in terms of IQ. I put the circular bubble on top, a soft release and then I shoot from the hip and with the bubble I know when I'm level, I know the field of view by heart and I can ever so slightly point the cam up a bit or down a bit. It just works.

    The SWA is the perfect companion if you walking in a city. Again if I use the 35 (then with centrefilter) I often put on a default of 5-6mm rise and with the sportsfinder and cam at eyelevel you get spot with just about right foreground and buildings across the street with paralell lines. The SWA is quite a bit smaller and lighter compared to the MAX which means this is the body I choose if I go hiking. It is still compact and light and most of the images are shot zeroed, but with the possibility to shift when I need to. Personally the SWA is also the most beautiful Alpa and so well balanced with the excellent grips on both sides.

    The MAX is my choice on all architectural assignments. 95% of all interiors are shot with the Alpa Max and the Schneider 28 XL. I simply love this setup and the only, and I mean only, thing I don't like is the dense centrefilter for the 28. The vignetting issue is to my work far more disturbing than the colourcast. With the Credo 60 I go 8mm and can easily correct, but the centrefilter steals over 2 stops and still does not effectively cancel out vignetting completely at f8. Anyway, without Alpa Max my bread and butter work would be more difficult. For instance shooting into bathrooms with large mirrors I frequently have horisontal shift as well as rise or fall.

    The FPS is ofcourse übercool with endless possibilities. If, and this is a big IF, the upcoming Schneider PC 28 tilt/shift is as good as the tech lenses, then I could get by with FPS as only body. But I have doubts that this will be the case. I have compared FPS + Tse24 and Max + SK 28 XL and the latter wins handsdown. The dream would be the FPS with small integrated tilt/shift adaptors that could be used with wide tech lenses. A lot to ask for and maybe completely impossible, but I guess one can always wish.....

    Funny thing is...if I didn't have any Alpa at all. Starting from scratch. I would most probably buy the STC.....
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