As promised, here are a few sample images. This is not the best time of year to acquire a new digital back and expect to be able to find time for trying it out, but I did get to wander off to a country road yesterday for a couple of quick shots, and I was also able to shoot some lilies in the studio tonight.
I can tell you that I like the back very much, especially the Live View (LV) because I no longer need to carry my ground glass and loupe, and anything that lightens up my bag is a blessing. My eyes are not as good as they use to be and I am wearing bifocals, but I can focus just find with LV alone.
I tried to shoot with different lenses and some shots with movements. An LCC was made for all shots, even for ones I would not normally do. The images were brought into Phocus, an LCC was created and applied, and then the images went directly into Lightroom (LR). I do not have the time to learn Phocus at the moment, so LR is it.
In chronological order:
Centipede at Flipper Park, Thomasville, GA
Alpa Max + SK 28xl @ f/11 + CFV50c
Contrasty scene, no ND or polarizer filter, one shot exposure. I could see to focus with LV without having to use my Hoodman Loupe.
Setting Sun on Family Cemetery, Metcalf, GA
Alpa Max + SK 47xl @ f/11 + CFV50c + 5mm Fall
The red circle indicates where I want to focus. The screen looks much better than what is in the photo.
After I clicked the '+' button, the red circle area is enlarged; I then focused on Fred's memorial.
100% enlargement from the finished photo above of where I focused. The colors are different because I use a camera to make art.
Old Rickety Shack, Metcalf, GA
Alpa Max + SK 72xl @ f/11, 400 ASA + CFV50c + 5mm Shift, 10mm Rise
This was shot from across the road and between eighteen wheelers hauling logs to the lumberyard. This lovely shack is lopsided in all corners.
Alpa Max + SK 120mm M @ f/11 + CFV50c
Behind the scenes and in the studio.
The back is in the vertical position, and the Profoto Air remote is hanging from the studio stand.
I use my Alpa cold shoe with a cord bracket (left side), and do not want to add another attachment to my camera body (I like simplicity).
Lucky for me the CFV50c allows a 3.5 mini jack (second cord out of back) connection to my Air remote to set off the strobes. Piece of cake in the studio!
And the first shot I took with the back ...
Evening at St. Marks NWR
Alpa Max + SK 72xl @ f/11, 800 ASA + CFV50c
It was pitch black when I was loading my car. It was just me and the alligators!