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    Fun with Sony Cameras 2022

    Been away from Getdpi for awhile, but here's some "FUN" with Sony that was actually a blast to do. I've used a A7R, A7R-II (now sold), A7-II, and a A7R-IV. These are done with the TTArtisans M-90/1.25 "Cheap-O-Lux" using an ArtTech M to E autofocus adapter on a Sony A7-II:
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    Fun with Sony Cameras 2022

    These are GREAT!
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    a1 problem!

    Doug! Long time no see. Wonderful images!!!!!! So you are using Sony now? ... me too (but I still use my Leica S kit and M Monochrome). What lenses are you using with the A1? I'm thinking of getting the A1 to add to my A7R-IV. Still have the A7 and A7-II that I use with a TechArt AF adapter...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Recent snap when the light briefly became excellent ... grabbed the S(006) with 70/2.5CS sitting close-by and got off a few shots:
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Some random S(006) shots this month. Been carrying the camera and a few lenses on my daily adventures lately here in Florida. The old school Jeep stood out among a zillion hi-tech ones that rally on the beach every Weds; Shots of our Jag done with 180/3.5; and the rest done with the 100/2; The...
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    fat pixel digital backs

    Rulnacco ... remarkable work.
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    Reasons for MF in 2021

    This answer pretty much sums up the challenge MFD faces in future. The notion of technology replacing skill. There is no shame in that, it's just a fact. Convenience and flexibility sings its siren's song. Yes, there are certain abilities such as higher ISO range from smaller formats ... but I...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    I actually started out as an apprentice in one of the big Art studios that serviced the automotive ad agencies in the 1960s. It was a time when car ads and catalogs were also done by illustrators. It was a complex creative process involving so many specialists that it would boggle your mind...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    How nice of you to reply with such interest. I was born and raised in Detroit Michigan, and demonstrated artistic abilities quite young ... so art was my "in" to the advertising world. I was recruited to be a group creative director at the Young & Rubicam ad agency after winning best-of-show...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    I once was creatively in charge of all Lincoln advertising ... I would have loved to have had this image to use.
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    Reasons for MF in 2021

    I have a different take on the question. Why go MF these days? Bear with me ... Although retired from my rat-race Advertising creative career, I used it as a way to win free-lance photography assignments and photo related work like digital retouching. It helps pay for the crushing expense of...
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    Fun with MF images 2021

    Simply and elegantly beautiful.
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    Best modifier for group/family photos?

    I've shot hundreds of large groups ... place two 72" umbrellas with diffusers parallel to the camera at the outer corner of the group angled inward a bit set up very high pointed down so the drop shadows drop down behind the subjects ... and shoot from a step ladder so the subjects are slightly...
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    Leica SL2 Lenses.

    Keep your eye on the newer Sigma lenses ... they are made in two mounts: Leica L and Sony FE. Sigma is part of the L consortium along with Panasonic and Leica. For example, the most recent Sigma 85/1.4 ART is very good and able to fully resolve the Sony 61 meg FF sensor. It's smaller and...
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    What is "composing in camera"?

    Interesting take on this subject ... perhaps tainted by the format? I guess I'm a slob ... I shoot for the moment and the content and composition is intuitive at best. I'm a Designer and Art Director by training and profession so I do relish well composed images ... but mostly well thought...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Here's an out-take ... my lighting assistant with what he called "Thor's Hammer" ... a Profoto B1X 500W/s AIR ... God of Lightening! With the S and CS lenses I can sync to 1/1000th @ full power without resorting to power robbing HSS. Note the new beach cart in background ... this was it's...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Gathered up some assistants and went to the beach near us for an outing, first since being so ill ... caught a candid of one of my pals who lent a helping hand, (shot during a break) ... Leica S(006), ISO 100 @ 1/750 sec ... Apo Elmar-S 180 CS @ f/6.8
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    For a bit of "fun" ... one of a "fantasy series" done for a model's portfolio ... story telling around a studio still image from the S-(006) using Profoto strobes and layered manipulation in PhotoShop to add "aging masks" of corrupt surfaces and corrosion that I've photographed separately over...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Dave, your beautiful close-up photo reminded me to ask ... has anyone purchased/used (knows anyone who owns/uses) the breathtakingly expensive Elpro-S filter for the S-APO-Elmar-S 180/3.5 Lens?
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