Terrific images as always in this thread. malmac, nice to see there is someone almost 'local' (only 110 kms or so!) to me on here.
A friend and I went out early yesterday (6 July 2011) for a bit of a prowl around. Our sunrise shots were not much due to a lack of cloud but this pre-dawn stop at the local sugar mill was certainly worthwhile! *H2 | P20 | 50-110 @ 50 | f8 | 20 secs | ISO100
and this pre-dawn shot looking east down the Tweed River from Murwillumbah, with the Condong Mill in the rear ground, is a ‘good ’un’. H2 | P20 | 50-110 @ 50 | f8 | 20 secs | ISO100
linked from my RedBubble
H2 | P20 | HC 50-110 | HC 150 f3.2 | HC 210 f4 ~ My Website
I am recently back from wandering about and still learning my way around all this forum posting stuff. I'm hoping this is MF film as well as digital... don't have a digital back on my RZ but am enjoying the heck out of the size of the frame compared to all the small sensor/format cams.
EDIT: Just realized after submitting this forum is in the Digital Cameras section, making the above point moot. Sorry about that guys ;-/...
Here are a few from the year thus far, all with the RZ67 ProII:
(linked from my zenfolio account) Vintage Harley bling at a local motorcycle rally here in Fort Collins, Colorado: RZ67 on Portra 160VC through the Mamiya 110
(linked from my zenfolio account)Loveland Feed&Grain Building, Loveland, Colorado: RZ67 on TMAX
(linked from my zenfolio account)Great Divide, Colorado on Ektar
I don't do 'studio' very often, and certainly not with a 9 month old...
but a few worked out. Here's one I like.
(P65+ Contax, 140mm dual mono Profotos)
(and yes, I had some 'off stage' help
Here's a few images from my trip to S. Utah for the weekend ... this is the spillway of Gunlock Reservoir ... it's usually dry by this time of year.
PhaseOne DF with 75-150 at 150, 1 sec. at f/22, ISO 35
Everything the same except zoom at 75mm
Took this one at Kolob Canyon with the 300mm. Despite everything I did (weight bag over camera etc.) still not as sharp as I would like it. The IQ180 might be just too much resolution for it. Still some testing to do. 1/6th sec at f/8
Wavelight - Sunlit water droplets from a breaking wave tracing arcs.
This is a crop, despite using the 150mm, I was still perilously close to getting a drenching from the broken wave. Shutter was 0.2s. I would like to explore the possibilities that this image suggest exist.
Another lens I'm interested in. I had the HC 300mm in my Hasselblad kit, and now with Phase One can only get to 150mm.Took this one at Kolob Canyon with the 300mm. Despite everything I did (weight bag over camera etc.) still not as sharp as I would like it. The IQ180 might be just too much resolution for it. Still some testing to do. 1/6th sec at f/8
I may have been one of the first people to observe that the TC/35xl = Hasselblad Superwide C, but with a lot more resolution. I'm sticking to my story on this. Alpa has picked it up in their marketing material.
I struggled with this one in C!. The ferns straight out of the back looked there was some clipping - surface detail seemed to be missing. A look at the histograms suggest there actually wasn't clipping. I fussed around a bit and got it to this point. I've noticed a similar issue with highly saturated reds with this back. I may have to go back to C1 school.
Just out practicing with the IQ180 before heading to Hawaii later this month. Incredible technology, I like it more every time i shoot with it.
HR 32mm two shot stitch.
Out playing with the RZ trying to repo a failure mode with my Leaf Aptus-II 7
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II D/ Leaf Aptus-II 7/90 F3.5
First post here, Contax 645, 45mm, Sinar 54 LV
(looks a bit over-saturated compared to original and definition looks strange, I need to learn how to produce quality jpegs ...)
My Aptus II 12 hasn't arrived yet but my local dealer kindly loaned me a Phase One 645DF with Leaf Aptus II 12 back today. It was a great chance to test the Leaf skin tones that people keep talking about, and the C1 workflow.
Last edited by Graham Mitchell; 12th July 2011 at 14:58.
Skin tones look pretty good. Maybe you should post a few more so we can be sure!
More fun. HR23 and IQ180
Dang Ed, you've gone all out on the tech lens collection, haven't you! The 23HR is on my "list"
I Agree, yet I love the water reflection on the DF image and the skin tone.
I think what you are seeing is shutter vibration.
Both the HR 23 and 32 are stellar. I thought I could get by without the CF on the 23 but finally bit the dust this week. With the CF the 23 my IQ180 images look awesome, and it's nice not fighting with light falloff or noise from using the LCC to bring it back. Slight color correction with the LCC and I'm good to go.
The HRs have a little distortion though, I would be curious to know how others deal with correcting it.
Thank you David. Those clouds almost lit up.
So I might try those two lenses ... or I may just accept what the DF can give me and call it good.
I saw some really intense reds in some images from arches but realized my preset was using a p65+ profile which may explain it. The waterfall pictures also seemed to have some over saturated reds, but then again the rocks there were pretty red.
At this point I'm happy with the reds, even if there is a slight red issue. In red rock country, nothing wrong making the reds redder I don't shoot any color critical work at all.
still not sure about the color shift I'm getting from top to bottom of the sensor with pretty much every lens I use.
From recent trip to Banff and Jasper NP's.
Maligne Lake - Cambo WDS, 72mm, P45+
Pete, that is STUNNING, love the gray (winter?) tones!
Thanks Jack ! I have decided to have a go at doing some landscape work starting with some city scapes - a new world for me!
- I saw you mentioned you had a 23mm Rodenstock on your shopping list - mine arrived with my artec and this is a quick snap from in front of my house on the wekend. This is a crop using maybe 65% of the real -estate avaliable..100 ISO roughly 5 seconds @ F8 some desaturation in LR and a touch of gradient masking.