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Abandon hope.... I'm on my THIRD medium format system.curious as to what the 'in joke' is
Abandon hope.... I'm on my THIRD medium format system.
Mamiya, Phase One, and now Fuji.
All hope of ever returning to full frame with out feeling shorted in some way or another is impossible. I will bend what ever way necessary to justify my perception.
The sad reality is that medium format is a fools game of marginal diminishing returns. Fuji APS-C shot well is close to a Sony 24mpix full frame, and a Sony 48 megapixel shot well is close to a Fuji 50 mpix, and NOTHING matches a phase one 150 mpix.
Where does one stop.
Right now the story that I'm sticking to is no corvette, no Harley, and no boat!
Thus, I have entered the inferno and there is no way back!
:OT: So sorry your wife has this very sad memory. My 22 year-old cousin got out of the army on a Friday, bought a new motorcycle the next day, Saturday and died riding it on Sunday. When I dated a guy with a motorcycle, he had to park it a block away or my mother would have chased him away. I have taken a few falls on my e-bike and cannot imagine if I was going faster than 10 mph what type of injuries I could have endured.Well... I don't fit in a Corvette (I'm 6'6"), I get crazy sea sick on a boat and my wife won't let me get a motorcycle (she used to ride a while ago and the guy she was dating at the time died in an accident), so I basically had no choice...
Where does one stop? On the next back. The next will be my last back...
I have 3 motorcycles and I ride at least one of them every day. I took a spill at around 30mph a few years ago. My face hit the ground. I was wearing a full face helmet, so that was fine. I wore motorcycle boots, so that was fine too. I had my motorcycle gloves, not a scratch. My jacket was at the cleaners that day. Since I fell on the gravel, the gravel shot up and when it does, it's like a bunch of razor blades, so I had cuts on my arms. I drove myself to the hospital, they treated me and I was fine. I went home and I just had to come back every day for two weeks to change my dressing. Had I worn my motorcycle jacket, I would have walked away without a scratch.:OT: So sorry your wife has this very sad memory. My 22 year-old cousin got out of the army on a Friday, bought a new motorcycle the next day, Saturday and died riding it on Sunday. When I dated a guy with a motorcycle, he had to park it a block away or my mother would have chased him away. I have taken a few falls on my e-bike and cannot imagine if I was going faster than 10 mph what type of injuries I could have endured.
Best to you,
I used to have a sailboat. Anybody heard about the "3 foot rule"? That's the number of feet you increase in size for each new boat you buy. Like with cameras, the new boat always cost twice as much as what you get for the last one. Cameras, even medium format digital, are reasonable in comparison, particularly when it comes to maintenance.
Survivor bias is deadly. Guess who's not posting in this thread?
By an insane coincidence, there is an LA photographer with the same name as me. Very different style, as you can see from his site. He was not so lucky wrt motorcycles. He lived, but - well, you can read his story here: