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    Orchid in the Backyard

    Caught some beautiful light this evening. Contax 645/Aptus 75 S with the Zeiss 120 4.0 Apo-Makro Planar wide open.

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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    David,
    Congratulation! beside the lovely orchid the bokeh is beautiful.
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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    BEAUTY!
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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    Thanks guys, I really like this one myself.

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    I want a MF digicam
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    Jack,
    I will be bringing my Hasselblad H3D 31 to the Carmel workshop. You are more than welcome to shoot with it.

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    Now that is dangerous
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Ramos View Post
    Jack,
    I will be bringing my Hasselblad H3D 31 to the Carmel workshop. You are more than welcome to shoot with it.
    Thanks Joseph --- love the opportunity to work with those files first hand!
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    David Great shot! I believe its that special "micro climate" we have in Jupiter that produces such wonderful subjects. LOL Roger

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    Guy,
    You are more than welcome to try it out too.

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    Thanks Joseph , It maybe a big mistake for me though. Can i glue my pants pockets so the money stay's inside them. LOL

    I know how nice these are and that is what scares me. LOL
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    I will be bringing the 28, 100, and 80 for it so we should have some fun.

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    awesome look forward to seeing it.
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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    Looking forward to hearing your impressions Jack. *evil grin

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    Your welcome to try mine if you want to get together for a comparison. Here is a shot I took a couple of weeks ago. It was H3D31-II with 120mm macro lens. No real bokeh to look at here. The high iso files with this camera are amazing

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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    mark,
    That's a beautiful image...

    David

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    Ouch that has some real detail in it.
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    These examples from David and Mark are exactly why I try to avoid coming to this part of the forum too often....they are gorgeous!!! And if I keep looking at this kind of wonderment, I will surely be in deep trouble back in the MF world. Stunning shots, guys. Thanks for bringing a completely different kind of beauty to things.

    Guy, you better get your pants to the tailor before Carmel, and with strict instructions to sew all pockets shut with the wallet and CCs inside ;-)

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    Mark, that is gorgeous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJL View Post
    These examples from David and Mark are exactly why I try to avoid coming to this part of the forum too often....they are gorgeous!!! And if I keep looking at this kind of wonderment, I will surely be in deep trouble back in the MF world. Stunning shots, guys. Thanks for bringing a completely different kind of beauty to things.

    Guy, you better get your pants to the tailor before Carmel, and with strict instructions to sew all pockets shut with the wallet and CCs inside ;-)

    LJ
    Exactly , I start looking at this stuff and it really gets me nervous. Just got a e-mail from Phase on refurbs. Look at this , I know Aptus has them also but the prices keep coming down

    Digital Back Megapixels Original Price Refurb Special
    P45 39MP $23,990 $17,990
    P25 22MP $17,990 $13,990
    P30 31.6MP $15,990 $11,990
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    Thanks for the comments. I can say that for me was the incredible DR and now the ability to shoot high isos what has really made me a convert. The real downside is that for fast action, the 35mm DSLRs are unbeatable. Moreover, I can say that even though I can handhold my Hasselblad, I almost always use a tripod to maximize the image detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Exactly , I start looking at this stuff and it really gets me nervous. Just got a e-mail from Phase on refurbs. Look at this , I know Aptus has them also but the prices keep coming down

    Digital Back Megapixels Original Price Refurb Special
    P45 39MP $23,990 $17,990
    P25 22MP $17,990 $13,990
    P30 31.6MP $15,990 $11,990
    Actually if you start to dig around you'll see even better deals. For example, there was a used P45 with still some warrantee left that sold on the LL buy&sell board last week for $10,500 and the seller had stated that he had to price it that low because the dealers were competing with him.

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    Wow that was a good deal add another 10k for bodies and lenses and at 20k have a full system. Not bad at all
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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    Dr. Kay, I associate this leaf image with your best work like I have associated Guy's cockpit shot with the D21 as among the most impact images.
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    Re: Orchid in the Backyard

    I agree with you Son, Mark's image is outstanding. But if you're going to shoot a leaf it should be with a Leaf back... if it were, maybe Leaf would be interested in using it for their logo

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    Son Thanks..
    David.. very funny.. I have a leaf shot taken with my leaf back--- I should sell to Leaf as an add.. here it is.

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    David, Mark ... breathtaking !!!!

    I have a 120 Rodenstock Digitar Macro on it's way for the Rollei Xact using the H3D39-II. It'll be interesting to see what that sucker can do. So far, my experiences with the view camera and those digital formula lenses has been astounding.

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