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    Well why not we have it everywhere else. I think it would be nice but can we please put Camera , Back and Lens. It helps others see what lenses are doing and systems . Thanks and have fun with this
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    somewhat modest start
    Contax 645, 80mm, cropped (I wasn't getting wet! ) kodak back

    recognize the water color (it is that color!)? well not quite. the srgb sort of ruins it (maybe mneed to play with the profile)

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    From this morning testing the ZD and the 150 3.5 AF lens
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    Just for grins same shot as above no sharpening and at 3.5 for a 500 dollar lens. i just jumped off the slope
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    Just a couple more with the 150 . I am really liking this system
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    Sweet! Yes, the 150 is stellar, super even wide open and great bokeh. I am stoked on this new kit
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    Wow Guy, those are impressive... Even after several years of shooting MFDB, I never cease to be amazed at what they are capable of. Glad to see you enjoying your new gear. Makes the cost worthwhile.

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    After my 9 Step Program for Gearholics I need to confess. I bought Dave Kipper's Aptus 75S. These are all shot with the Contax 645, Zeiss 140mm. First two wide open f/2.8, third f/11. First time out with this kit. All were shot in Malibu. Coming from 4x5 where I strive to have everything in sharp focus this is a departure for me. Anyone know what these purple weeds are called?






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    The 150/3.5 kicks out some nice bokeh

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    It sure does. But my color is off here. Been having major system issues . Right now in the middle of completely reinstalling my Mac Pro from scratch. What a PITA. LOL
    But at least i can get back to normal
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    Doug , David told me in Private that you got his system. I wish you the best of luck with it and congrats. I came very close myself just short about 10k, LOL
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    Ahhh Contax-cograts Doug!

    Although I am not a fan of the Aptus, kicked out some rich colors here!

    lots of good glass to feed photons to that 75s!

    regards
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    Congrats Doug! That first image is superb!
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    Also impressed by the level detail visible in the ASU SD uniforms - stitching, the polyester -pile', etc - and of the poor SOB wearing the suit in Az in the Spring.

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    Have to say the detail is really something in these files. This really is a jump up. If you want to get in MF at a reasonable price than the ZD is the entry point. The lenses are not expensive at all unless you get some specialized ones but even the standard 80 mm is sharp as a tack. So the reality is even full price for the ZD is 10k than 2 or 3 k on lenses and that is retail on all of it. So 13k tops and you have a great kit. Now the new body is coming so i will most likely sell the Mamiya AFD-II with 80 and get the new III body and that new 80 lens and that is 5k which is still great and still have all my glass and when i am ready to move up to a better back than that is all i will need to do is buy that. But not in a real rush to do that either the ZD is nice but slow. I would get to get something that ISO 400 or 800 would be very good on noise. I could use this more often on jobs if i can get that down the road but yes i am impressed very much so far. AWB is not so hot though on the ZD part
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    What about the old 'purple worms' and such people were first complaining about re: the ZD?

    Made the mistake of downloading some test shots from CI's site. The P21 looks impressive as hell.

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    One more. Wouldn't you know it just when I get this there's this funky LA weather, 90's and the worst sky imaginable. Hazy no clouds at all.



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    You guys are killing me! I don't get my Hassy CWD until Tuesday and I am dying to shoot with it to see files like these. HELP!!! I need a fix

    Woody

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    Now I realize that last actual pixels crop actually isn't very good. I just got Leaf Capture 11 running. This is a small actual pixels crop and WITHOUT any Photoshopping at all; everything done in LC11.

    This is just crazy !

    (I know I am making this page load slow but they are only jpg level 7.)


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    Pretty impressive Doug!
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    Re: Fun with MF images

    A few shots with either a CFV on a V camera or a H camera: 3 of them were for jobs
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    Then there's my own stuff ... one for a Hasselblad Calendar some of us on another forum are doing ... called "Home Sweet Home" ... and the other, one of my "art shots" ...
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    nice doug! now put this puppy to good use

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    From earlier today. Rollei 6008AF, Sinar e54LV, 80mm PQS f2.8 at f8

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    Graham, that looks like a half dozen reasons why it was a tough shoot. I can't imagine how you kept the dress from getting completely soaked. Fun job, though, I'd bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    From earlier today. Rollei 6008AF, Sinar e54LV, 80mm PQS f2.8 at f8
    bloody hell! makes me want to go and shoot something worthy right now!

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    Want to see how the Aptus 75S resolves? A screen grab of an image in Leaf Capture 11. Look at the green box then it's 100% view in the LLC. It's just a snapshot but very telling. And I never would have considered shooting in 2pm light like this with film.

    http://www.painted-with-light.com/NEW_WORK/aptus75.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by irakly View Post
    bloody hell! makes me want to go and shoot something worthy right now!
    Bloody hell! Makes me want to just give up on photography and take up golf...


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    Now the girl and horse..that's a real photograph. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    From earlier today. Rollei 6008AF, Sinar e54LV, 80mm PQS f2.8 at f8

    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    From earlier today. Rollei 6008AF, Sinar e54LV, 80mm PQS f2.8 at f8
    Looks assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    From earlier today. Rollei 6008AF, Sinar e54LV, 80mm PQS f2.8 at f8

    Nice !!!

    Best "Trash The Dress" shot I've seen to date

    (for those not familiar ... there is a trend in wedding photography where the bride allows shots that can damage her dress once it has served its purpose.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    Looks assembled.
    But it's not Here's another. I'm going to have to retouch the eyes somehow.

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    Some Wedding stuff using MF digital: Contax 645/Kodak 645C, Zeiss 350/4 ... H3D/31 & HC100/2.2
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    ^ nice capture with the statue watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    ^ nice capture with the statue watching
    Thanks, I call it "Casual Observer."

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    If that were cupid, you could call it "Causal Observer!"

    Nice. Was the kodak, yes?

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    Yes, the Kodak back cropped a fair amount. But at the sizes I print wedding images at, that's no problem. The Zeiss 350/4 helped a lot also : -)

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    Quote Originally Posted by foto-z View Post
    But it's not Here's another. I'm going to have to retouch the eyes somehow.

    Good stuff Graham but where is the rest of the dress?????

    Love that emotion back based on your work

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    Great shots guys! In particular, I really like the first horse shot Graham -- excellent lighting. Here is an older one which I am sure some of you have seen, but I figured I would throw it in here.
    Camera: Hasselblad 500c/m, Lens 80mm f/2.8 CT* (1970s), A12 back with Acros.



    Here's a crop...it would be sharper but it was at f/22:

    By the way, that crop is directly above the head of the figure at left.
    Or this: Camera: 203FE, 110/2 FE, E12 back. The thing that impresses me most about the 203FE is the exposure -- it is just spot on all the time. Shooting slide film with it is so easy compared to other cameras...other than the M7, which also does it. I think they both have similar metering areas...
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    Stuart - in the last photo, can you recall what film & scanner used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Great shots guys! In particular, I really like the first horse shot Graham -- excellent lighting. Here is an older one which I am sure some of you have seen, but I figured I would throw it in here.

    The thing that impresses me most about the 203FE is the exposure -- it is just spot on all the time. Shooting slide film with it is so easy compared to other cameras...other than the M7, which also does it. I think they both have similar metering areas...
    Gotta agree with you about the 203FE Stuart. One of the best in-camera TTL meters I've ever encountered. Since you started with the film thing ... might as well ...

    A couple from a series about small town America, and the "simulated" small town feel that I've doing over time ... all on film, mostly with the 203FE .../ in this case with the 50/2.8FE.
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    Some really great stuff here. Graham, that first shot with the girl and horse in the water... outstanding. Doug, glad you're enjoying the Aptus 75S... nice to be able to say "I told you so... "

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Stuart - in the last photo, can you recall what film & scanner used?
    It was scanned on an Imacon 646, and the film was either e100g, provia 100 or astia 100...I can't remember exactly.

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    Doug
    they are really great, when the processing is right. The main advantage, other than 30x40 prints! is that there is virtially no sharpening since the screen or print resolution includes all four colors; that is, often even though the file has interpolation what you see has really sgarp edges natuarally. It was the first thing I noticed with 8x10 and smaller.

    I could live with that Aptus back

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Some really great stuff here. Graham, that first shot with the girl and horse in the water... outstanding. Doug, glad you're enjoying the Aptus 75S... nice to be able to say "I told you so... "
    Yes and by the way Leaf Capture 11 is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    It was scanned on an Imacon 646, and the film was either e100g, provia 100 or astia 100...I can't remember exactly.
    Thanks Stuart

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    Street shot, just for fun. 150mm Sonnar PQS.

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    'almost' monochrome
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    Mamiya ZD, IR cut filter removed, Mamiya 150mm lens

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