And Ken, yes I'll bring the new SmallHD monitor and eye piece to the Pigs shoot. I don't think that someone we know will have my new back to me in time for our Pigs shoot but we can take turns giving the monitor a test drive while it is connected to the new back. That is, if we can get Don to take the new monitor out of his backpack.
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We all might be surprised----besides a demo IQ3 100MP, Phase just may make some IQ3 100 deliveries to proud owners prior to Pigs (aka CI in Carmel). We'll see.
The CMOS live view from the IQ250 was quite good for focusing; the SmallHD and Sidefinder might put everything over the top, especially when dealing with glare. Nice options.
Was lured to b&h
Brought home the small the smallhd 702 after comparing it to the 501; no eyepiece, bright screen about 4" height of an I-pad screen, where the 501 is a bit smaller than my I-phone 6+ Larger size is useful and screen res looks good
Will be perfect with canon ts lenses on my a7rII and any Mf lenses
Am bringing it to pigs so Dave can sell more iq-3's
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Was wondering about that... 5 inch is just a bit bigger than my iphone 6 screen size, but smaller than my wife's plus. May be a bit too small, and not much bigger than the back/camera screen. Any thoughts?
Anyone try or hear about the Ikan DH5/DH7? The SmallHD screens offer a bunch of features and integrated software that seem useful for video production, but overkill for still's. I just need to compose and focus, not have zebra stripes, focus masking, custom LUT's in monitor, etc. The Ikan DH's are cheap and light...
I love composing on a ground glass, so interested in trying the screen upside down and backwards, which most monitors allow!
B&H is a treasure. i purchased and tried out the 7" SmallHD 702 monitor; great unit, showed it to Doug who ran it off the IQ-3, works quite well. however it is $1,500, and my use will be primarily with the A7RII, not so demanding.
so i returned it and bought the Elvid RigVison 7" ($500).
for your info, both can take Sony F750 batteries (and others, like Canon), 7" is better than 5", the Small HD 702 is brighter and can fit one or two batteries, the Elvid comes with a hood and cables, can hold one battery, an AC-12v adapter, a ball swivel mount, the 702 comes with nothing, not even an instruction book, but will take a SD card and has a built in tutorial.
not an exhaustive comparison, by any means
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I did a test flight with the newly purchased IQ3 101 , XF and different lenses: 80LS, 110LS, 150LS, 120 Macro, 240LS
It was a very small helicopter (Robinson R44) which produce lots of vibrations. I'm happy to report that I managed to get sharp Images from any of those lenses.
The subject does not matter, the idea was just to test the equipment.
Sorry, no model right in the middle of the frame with an awesome makup, the latest profoto and with 100% crop on the eyes ;-)
The helicopter was flying at about 80kts while I took this shot. (1 door off)
No processing, just levels adjustment, otherwise standard settings (capture one 9.02), exported as Tiff 16 bit Profoto, saved as JPEG Quality 8 (sRGB, 8 bits)
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Yesterday was the 3100 launch in my country. I had a few min to compare it to IQ180. My initial thought was the 3100 has more red saturation in the skin tone ( model is western). In my eyes the IQ 180 has more natural/less saturation. I will post files later.
I am still waiting for someone here do a skin tone test...Just my 2 cent.
My dealer in Toronto has just advised me that my IQ 100 has landed. Going to pick it up tomorrow - just in time for a month-long trip to Australia. Will report in due course!
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I think that it would be a huge mistake to go pick up your new IQ3 100 so close to going on a month long trip to Australia. It's the normal recommendation never to take new, untested, unfamiliar gear with you on such a type of trip. I'd recommend that you take your IQ380 / XF gear.
As a personal favor, I'll happily fly up to Toronto and pick up the IQ3 100 for you and break it in for you. When you get back any teething issues with that back will be sorted out between me and your dealer and you'll have a rock solid field tested/hardened back when you return.
What do you think?
Ok, maybe not then. Enjoy your new uber MFDB. Many of us here will live vicariously through your experience with it.
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In that case, I don't even need a flight, I'm just a nice scenic 2 hr ride away, no need to worry about customs, duties etc., and I could even break in the IQ3100MP on actual landscape images in the very areas you'll be using it. As a bonus, I know Walter quite well, and have any issues resolved well in advance of your return. I can even throw in a Maple Leafe Lounge pass!
Graham, Jagsiva, you have no idea what wonderful warm feelings of comradeship you have evoked. Your generosity is overwhelming and it took me several hours (or was that seconds?) to carefully consider such unselfish, giving behaviour on your part.
Alas, my dealer has taken away my 380 in trade so I have no alternative but to decline your much appreciated offers. But thanks for thinking of me....
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Darn it. Back to plan B
Haven't had much chance to use the IQ 100 properly yet as I'm struggling with airline travel etc, but my first two impressions are (1) live view is excellent and (2) ISO 800 is very very clean. More to come in the real world.
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Ricoh has signed a deal with Sony for their new 100MP sensor that was already used by PhaseOne for their latest camera. This info is coming from Kenneth Sporsheim, Pentax Ambassador for the Nordic countries:
“It’s more than just a rumour, it was told directly to me from Ricoh. BUT, they also said that this doesn’t mean they have a camera ready for this sensor. They CAN use it if they need/want to do so. But who knows what they are brainstorming at the HQ in Japan.” (source: dpreview, Pentaxforums)
Similar information was also posted on Pentaxone few days ago by a good source who have been right in the past.
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I could sit, worry, spin in circles, keep wondering "what if..."
Or I could simply appreciate what is actually in my hands.
And work as a photographer.
And enjoy the process and experience of photography.
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What lenses in the Pentax lineup could keep up with full frame 100mpx? People complain enough about the variable quality of the lenses on a crop sensor, afterall.
What we can all bet on is that all the major players (save Leica) will be using the same 100mpx sensor in due course, maybe earlier than first predicted. For those that are "in the game" it's a good time to be a photographer.
WIth regards to the Phase offering, I'm of no doubt that its an incredible piece of kit and the XF an amazing leap forward for them. Now for me, I'm off to contemplate a mount swap for my Credo 60...
I could buy that new Pentax and all their good digital lenses for less than the $26,000 it would cost to upgrade my IQ180. Not only that but I'd still have the IQ180 !
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I finally download the skin tone comparison. My finding with yours sample, 380 looks very similar with 3100.
When i compare my 180 with 3100 (during launch in my country), i can see that the 3100 has more reddish skin tone. I am not sure if this is because you have the latest firmware or something else but i am happy to find them very similar now.