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    Very nice as always, John.

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    Having too much fun John. LOL
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    thanks guys. i see the shot when taking it, but am still amazed at the screen images espcecially thr color rendering, as well.
    on those two, here was the workflow, shot at 100iso:
    move high and low sliders on the histogram to touch the curve
    adjust temp to 4750, tint to 33
    output a tiff to cs3, run jack's web converter
    pretty simple

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    Hey John

    Can I suggest that you should do a book on the shipyards using the wonderful images you have obtained with the CFV back. A picture on one page and text describing what you are shooting on the other would be great but if there is not enough text to fill the page, a paragraph or two under the photo works as well.

    Should be a great seller

    Woody

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    that is a good idea...if i ever get it together. thanks woody

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    Hello Jim,
    A close friend and local photographer has the same setup along with an H2 22 and he tells me that he often grabs for the CFV. Awesome shipyard pictures.

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    Gary,

    I site with a boat load of Hassy model info (if you haven't seen already).

    http://www.photoethnography.com/equipment.html

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    John, the colors on this last batch of images really sing ...

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    shot yesterday, three focus series using Helicon Focus. pops, eh?

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    one more;
    the thing with the holes is actually a "boat/door", right now it has been sunk and the exterior water pressure is forcing it against the edge seal and the dry dock has been pumped out. to bring in a ship, they pump water back in the dock, pump water out of the "boat/door" to float it out of the way.
    this drydock has been in service since 1860

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    another shot from 20' below the East river surface

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    shot yesterday, three focus series using Helicon Focus. pops, eh?
    Hey John

    The Helicon Focus looks really good. Do you find it useful enough to spend the money for it? I think you seem to have used it more than most. I got the trial copy but became really busy and frittered away the time. Sad for me. Think I'lll try again and actually spend the time to see how it plays out.

    Woody

    By the way, continuing congratulations on your boat/dock series. They just keep getting better and better. I still think that when you are complete with this series you have the makings of a great book. I understand that doing a book from Aperture is pretty simple and quick although I have no personal experiences doing this.

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    Love this image and second Woody's suggestion for a book.

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    i have used Helicon Demo on several images. was impressed enough to fork over the $135 for the full blown lite version. it really works well and fast.

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    I just downloaded Helicon Demo. I set up a "Rube Goldberg" macro with 503CW+CFV and Macro 120/4+Bellows. I abducted one of my GF's violets as the test subject. Used a Nikon flash for lighting. Shot 13 frames and combines with Helicon. The programs seems to work quite well..(Hopefully the image will come through) The DOF is ~0.2mm(?).

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    No image..back to do more reading.

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    Another try:

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    Ah Ha!
    Last edited by tetsrfun; 1st August 2010 at 18:31.

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    Thank you for posting - I will definately be checking out the Helicon software.

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    fyi: here are the three focus shots so you can compare to the Helicon finished shot

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    and to keep it on the same page, the Helicon merge

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    and to keep it on the same page, the Helicon merge
    Pretty cool.

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    time for some more images...from this am, a beautiful morning in NYC. three focus shots and helicon. more to come later. blad 40mm

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    Beautiful John, stunning colors.

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    Nice light... great capture.

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    more from the yard

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    another

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    a more abstract one

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    The following is a quote from the Hasselblad technical info on the CFV 11...

    "Not recommended for critical work together with SWC models and ArcBody due to optical incompatibility"

    Can any kind soul please explain this optical icompatibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    time for some more images...from this am, a beautiful morning in NYC. three focus shots and helicon. more to come later. blad 40mm
    Jlm,

    (re: post 173)

    In this shot there seems to be lines drawn to the left of the rope; is this a downsizing artifact, or a remnant of the focus blend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeshuck View Post
    Jlm,

    (re: post 173)

    In this shot there seems to be lines drawn to the left of the rope; is this a downsizing artifact, or a remnant of the focus blend?
    Man, you've got some eagle eyes there

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    i'll take a close look when i can tomorrow; i don't see them on this laptop monitor.

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    Good catch shakeshuck --- definitely some remnant pieces or "merge ghosts" left over from the blend --- visible along the left edge of the main line (line meaning the rope or cable holding to the boat). They look like black marks on the hull of the ship running parallel to the line on the lower half of the line itself, but the line also has double fuzzes and double edges near the upper third...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithL View Post
    The following is a quote from the Hasselblad technical info on the CFV 11...

    "Not recommended for critical work together with SWC models and ArcBody due to optical incompatibility"

    Can any kind soul please explain this optical icompatibility?
    Got me. I used the original CFV on a SWC all the time. The only thing I can think of is that the IR filter was changed on the CFV-II with a better anti-reflective coating. Perhaps that caused some issue with the SWC lens being so close to the sensor and the angle of the light striking it. Other than that, the back is identical. I've used the CFV-II on a Mamiya RZ with a T/S lens with no problems. I'm stumped.

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    Marc, I did wonder if it could be something to do with the IR filter, as you say it's about the only thing that's changed on the CFV 11.

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    i see the ghosts. i'll try another merge using only two focus shots to see if that makes a difference. those ropes were quite taut, so i would be surprised if one moved or vibrated between shots

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    merging near and middle shots only.

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    John,

    I find this revised version much better technically and second, more appealing as an image due to the distant buildings being slightly oof and thus lending added prominence to the ship...

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    thanks jack, good points. i also tried the same merge of the original 3 shots using a Helicon radius of 3 and of 17 compared to 7 for the default. still had the artifacts, slightly varied.

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    I am still trying to get a handle on how to best set up Helicon Focus to get the desired results. Not bad but not there yet.

    Woody

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    a few shots of homes in "Admiral's Row", an area of the Navy yard once used to house officers. abandoned to ruin for 50 years.

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    some more

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    jlm

    Yes , very nice , your images .
    That is what I am still looking for . Think of the calendar project in the other forum .

    You are invited to participate and I would be very pleased .


    Best regards Jürgen

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    jotloob: i did post a few over there as well

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    a twin prop tugboat

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    Jurgen, I love the "green" aspect for one of the Spring months maybe?

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    Yes Marc

    I have seen the other images as well .
    I am very very excited , I can not hide this .
    Just great . What fantastic images the CFV can produce . (in small letters, if it works )

    I see a lot of work coming up for me .

    Best regards Jürgen

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    Hi Jurgen:
    I think we will need to do a co-op to help you out printing so many pictures

    Eduardo



    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Yes Marc

    I have seen the other images as well .
    I am very very excited , I can not hide this .
    Just great . What fantastic images the CFV can produce . (in small letters, if it works )

    I see a lot of work coming up for me .

    Best regards Jürgen

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    problem solved. I had installed the newest firmware. seems i wasn't holding the on button on long enough!

    thanks mark
    I've been wondering about this myself. It seems I have to hold the power button down on my CFV-II for about 5 seconds to get it to power up consistently. Same thing when I want to power it down....have to hold the button down for 4-5 seconds, but even this doesn't always get it to power down on the first try. Is there a trick to this?

    Also, I haven't found anything in the CFV manual about the ''internal battery''. Can someone give me the scoop on this? Do I need to hook the camera up to my Mac Pro to charge this up somehow? Could this have anything to do with the power up/power down timing of my CFV?

    I guess I'm just used to the usual Canon/Nikon digital camera or DSLR where I just push the power button for less than a second and it powers up or powers down, without hardly thinking about it.

    I had convinced myself that this was just another "quirk" of the Hasselblad. As an owner of European motorcycles (BMW and formerly Ducati), I'm used to quirky mechanical/electrical pieces of equipment.

    Also, I haven't hooked my camera up to the computer to install any firmware....is this something I should do? Since it's only about a month old, I figured it should have the latest firmware.

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    if you download the latest flexcolor, the next time you hook up the back, it will allow you to update the firmware.
    if you leave the back hooked up for 12 hrs, it is supposed to recharge the internal battery. if it does not hold a charge, there is a funky component that needs factory replacement.

    firewire will also power the back and charge the internal battery, but usb will require the external battery.
    i always have to hold down the power switch a few seconds...probably a safety
    device.

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