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    The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Morning folks running to the airport to get home but quickly wanted to get some ZD images up. After the workshop we had 5 attendees still here for the night. So I took them on a day shoot shoot down the coast south of Carmel. One of those trips for me One camera and one 80 mm lens. So everything here is the Mamiya AFD-II with the normal Mamiya 80mm 2.8 standard lens. It was fun just to shoot one lens for the day. I'm on a laptop that is still having major Adobe program issues. I will just have to re load this thing. Anyway hard to process without my Cinema but no sharpening done at all and tried my best with WB. But have to say this was a blast to hang with them and teach them more and just enjoy the day together shooting. Besides i enjoyed this camera very much. A little slow on reviewing and such but it was fine. Enjoy post more later from home.
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    More images
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    More later
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Beautiful scenary and colors. Nice photos.

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Congratulations Guy...have fun with it.
    Thank You for a great time.
    See you soon.

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Those are beautiful images Guy. I can see why you wanted that hardware. On top of the great stuff it brings to your landscapes, I have to believe your clients will be well pleased by the images you'll be able to show them. Especially if you can figure out a way to wedge it into a cockpit! Best of luck with it.

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Guy:
    ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT....... ZD Addiction
    in particular first series of shots : #2,4,5 Cheers! h

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Nice...doesn't the logoon shot with the water fall look like a good place to swim....Paridise.
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    GREAT set of images and a gorgeous day -- I especially like the first waterfall shot. Need to print that up big when you get home. Looks like you and the gang were having a super time

    Safe journeys home to all!

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Terry: That's a great shot of Guy, but most notable is he can at least hold this Mamiya level
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Nice...doesn't the logoon shot with the water fall look like a good place to swim....Paridise.
    As a former Northern Californian, I can tell you that the lagoon may look inviting, but you'd better have a wet suit- it's COLD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    As a former Northern Californian, I can tell you that the lagoon may look inviting, but you'd better have a wet suit- it's COLD!
    Thats my new happy place
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    unsharpened than sharpened
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    crops unsharp and than sharpened
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Couple more at sunset hour
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Whoa --- looky how well it held that DR!
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    I pulled it it up but it really held well
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    It sure did. I was more talking about no banding in the sky around the sun, which is a usual digital artifact. Plus, zero flare as far as I can tell, and you are definitely pointed into a bright light source...
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Guys,
    Why the heck did you show me those shots?
    I WAS addicted to a light weight bag.

    As for the sharpening, it looks to me that you might just not do any capture sharpening at all and then only look to do some local contrast increase in post.
    Is that your take on it too?
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Terry: That's a great shot of Guy, but most notable is he can at least hold this Mamiya level
    It looks down right unnatural.
    This is what I might have expected (with apologies to Terry).
    -bob

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    I think that Mamiya has done a lot of people a big favour selling a system at that price supported by a lens line-up that is pretty cool. Nice pics Guy - keep 'em coming. Why wouldn't an enthusiast - let alone a pro have one of these in their kit?

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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    I Want it more than an M8!!!!! Lust,lust,lust
    What more could I want /my Grd2, soon to arrive DP1,
    and Santa to bring me a Mamiya ZD
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    Bob:

    Too funny!

    On the sharpening, there is a lot to these files. We found the same detail extraction action you already have gave great results; while subtle, they definitely add to the final file. Probably too slight to show well in a web jpeg, but definitely a nice, subtle pop on print. Next time you're in town, you can play around with it. Very nifty camera, but not going to replace my M8's for travel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Guys,
    Why the heck did you show me those shots?
    I WAS addicted to a light weight bag.

    As for the sharpening, it looks to me that you might just not do any capture sharpening at all and then only look to do some local contrast increase in post.
    Is that your take on it too?
    -bob
    Bob I am thinking the same thing. It can take the sharpening but it really does not need it . There is so much detail and DR here i actually have to add black and bring it up. I like saturation and contrast . I have to do it that is how much DR is going on. Frankly this is like a double M8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    It looks down right unnatural.
    This is what I might have expected (with apologies to Terry).
    -bob
    Well i am NOT a 28 year old good looking model runway model for sure. Just a wrinkle old fart that leans over too much. LOL
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Well i am NOT a 28 year old good looking model runway model for sure.
    Oh, okay. Time for a new avatar then.


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    Trying to get my system back . Been having troubles with LR and CS3 . I got something finally to work.
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    This MF stuff is killing me it is so nice and sharp. The files are just flat out amazing. Anyway this one has a contrast curve and no sharpening but the second one i did both. They hold up either way very good. i think when i load on the web though it get's a little clunky which they are not . Let's se what happens here
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    This is the 80mm at 2.8 which is wide open the Bokeh on this one is a little strange but certainly a background issue because it looks good elsewhere.

    Damn I think LR and CS3 just went down again. I am so annoyed by this
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    Re: The ZD Driving the California Coast

    Not sure why but I think this image belongs on this thread.



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    It certainly does belong
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    Nice to see that you finally got an MFDB, Guy. You deserve it

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    Thanks Graham. It's a lot of fun so far
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    a few california imports found in NY

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