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    Re: CFV back

    Gary

    The powerup and powerdown delay came with an update version of FLEXCOLOR .
    But I can not remember which one it was .
    It is a safety delay . When you touch by mistake the powerup button , but don't notice , that would unintentionally consum power .
    When you unintentionally hit the poweroff button , you will not be ready to shoot .
    The current firmware is (R)245 .
    I recommend to install all firmware as sonn as there is a new level . Before you do so , have a look into the readme section .

    Regards Jürgen

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    Gary, press the power button once quickly and release ... then press for 3 to 4 seconds to power down. This was done to avoid accidental powering down. This is a good thing IMO

    The internal battery is just for the clock. It has to be charged to be time accurate. It's a stupid design

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    a pic to brighten your evening

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    Re: CFV back

    more props

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    a once magnificent stair

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    Re: CFV back

    another view

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    on the piers

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    Re: CFV back

    bump

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    Re: CFV back

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    Can you please explain the "BUMP" ? ? ?

    Jürgen

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    Re: CFV back

    Is this the "BUMP" ? ? ?
    Attachment 18528

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    Re: CFV back

    while I agree that image is "bumpy" , I was just bringing the thread back into circulation as someone is looking at the CFV back

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    Re: CFV back

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    on the piers

    John

    I do like images like these .
    I wish , more members of the forum would show images like these .
    Remember the rotten houses of the calendar project .

    Thanks Jürgen

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    september was my month.

    by the way, that blue wall i showed above has now mostly collapsed...maybe i can sneak out there and take another shot

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    John

    I am still amazed that you got rid of this rig. You posted so many delicious shots and you seemed to really have the handle on this back. Anyway, this is my backhanded way of saying how much I enjoyed your work with it.

    Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
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    Anyway, this is my backhanded way of saying how much I enjoyed your work with it.
    Woody
    Agreed! John's CFV images from the ship yard were a big and positive influence on my decision to buy the 503CWD-II (as was Marc's experience with the CFV). Really first rate work John!

    I'm on my way to Dawson City in the Yukon. It was supposed to be a motorcycle trip....but I really wanted to get some photos of the old buildings etc in Dawson and landscape scenery along the way WITH the CFV, so I left the motorcycle in the garage and took the car. Following behind my wife who IS riding her BMW F650GS. I know I'm going to catch alot of flak from the folks we meet up with each year in Dawson (up to about 120 people now for the "Dust to Dawson" summer solstice rally), but it will be worth it.

    Thanks again John for sharing all those terrific images with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Agreed! Really first rate work John!
    Thanks again John for sharing all those terrific images with us.
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    I have gone through this thread again and I can only agree to what Gary says . Great work . Thank you John . These images call for a little booklet ! ? !

    A couple of weeks ago , I tried to get into a smaller shipyard in Italy for a shooting . But the waiter stopped me and I was not allowed to go any further .
    Might be that it is too "dangerous" .
    As I can not talk italian , I tried to get the hotelmanager , who speeks fluent german , to arange something for me .
    Two days later I got the answer : the more you ask the more they will say no . Just go there again and a tenner might open the gate .
    I will do so in September . Johns Month .

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    Actually, I still have the 205TCC and CFV back and just pulled it out to play around.

    My main focus went with Rollei 6008 and the P20 phase back and that setup has taken equal quality pics to the CFV. lenses are excellent. Primary reason was the XACT tech camera compatibility

    thanks for the love; glad everyone like the thread, i can still see some of those shots in my minds eye viewfinder.

    This fall i am having a show of Navy yard shots here in NY...all square format Rollei and Blad

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    here is that blue wall, aged a year from the prior shot
    horseman 35mm

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    another shot from today, this a 3x3 stitch with the horseman/35mm; these ships are big and i'm about 30 ft away

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    John

    Your images inspire me so much , that I decided to return my beloved junkyard for detail shots .
    Attachment 18623

    Jürgen

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    mmm, nice one

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    An other one (out of my "junkyard calendar")
    I believe , that the square format is best for these type of images .

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    Outstanding images guys!

    Jurgen....amazing detail in this shot above. Which lens?

    John.....I love the photo of the ship taken with the Horseman. How long does it take to setup and shoot the 3x3 images with the Horseman for a shot like that? Could you explain a bit about your process of setting up the camera, back, viewfinder etc from start to finish for me? I see you've still got the camera for sale.

    I'm afraid my photo trip to Dawson was pretty much a wash out...nothing from the CFV to show here. Mostly cold and rainy weather....not the kind of weather I wanted to take the CFV out into.

    Gary

    John...very nice image of the ship taken with the Horseman

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Outstanding images guys!

    Jurgen....amazing detail in this shot above. Which lens?

    John.....I love the photo of the ship taken with the Horseman. How long does it take to setup and shoot the 3x3 images with the Horseman for a shot like that? Could you explain a bit about your process of setting up the camera, back, viewfinder etc from start to finish for me? I see you've still got the camera for sale.

    I'm afraid my photo trip to Dawson was pretty much a wash out...nothing from the CFV to show here. Mostly cold and rainy weather....not the kind of weather I wanted to take the CFV out into.

    Gary

    John...very nice image of the ship taken with the Horseman

    Gary

    The shooting on the junkyard was a bit of a sad story , which I do not want to describe in detail .
    I had about 120 shots on my CFV , which could not be offloaded .
    I could see the little JPGs but that was it . So the CFV went to Sweden but the HASSELBLAD technicians could not offload the images either .
    Therefore I repeated the shooting a week later , using KODAK E100VS film with HASSELBAD 501CM and various lenses .
    The image you are refering to , was taken with my FUJIGW690III + EBC FUJINON 3,5/90mm , scanned by a prolab , and then cropped to square to fit my JUNKYARD calendar design .
    So it is a little bit of cheat in this thread , but the intention was to shoot with the CFV .
    I have a junkyard album in the other forum .

    Jürgen

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    for the first shot; i composed through the external viewer, already having an idea of where the image borders would lie with respect to the viewer mask. Horseman is in the center, no shifts. then 5mm (first clidk stop) shifts x and z, hit shutter, then repeat shifting through one row at a time. takes about a minute to do 9 frames.

    in C1 process one image for white balance and exposure, the apply same to the other 8. In C4, open all files (tif) and run Photomerge, take less than a minute to create the merged file.

    for the second shot with 10mm shift, i took the time to put on the ground glass adapter and shifted to the corner shots to get the framing right (not using viewer) then put on the CFV and shot away.

    the advantage to shift stitching, compared to pano rotations, is that you can control perspective.

    the horseman, V-back, V-grtoundglass and 35mm Rodenstock apo-sironar with the 9 micron CFV is the perfect combo

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    Thank you very much for your valuable contribution .

    Altough I knew about this technique , I never really thought of using it .
    I don't know why .
    I assume , you used this stitching technique , because you could not get the required space (distance) to cover the object for shooting .
    If this is true , it does on the other side mean , that this stitching "enlarges" the angle of view for your CFV + lens .

    I have an ARCASWISS 4x5/6x9 F-LINE METRIC camera and the very same lens , which I used , up to now , for testing purposes only .
    The image circle for that lens allows a shift of a total of 31mm , horizontal/vertical for the CFV sensor .

    This would allow you to do a shift of say 15mm in one direction , not regarding a required overlap .

    An interesting thing for me would be the sequence of shots .
    Starting left top to left right , then second row left to right and bottom left to right ? ? ?

    What is the sequence to enter into PSCSx merge ? ? ?

    And an other question is : what do you mean by C1 and C4 ? ? ?

    Regards Jürgen

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    i was down in the dry dock as far back as i could get, and yes the stitching not only achieves an extra wide FOV, but limits the wide angle distortion to the taking lens, usually better than the a resultant wide angle lens would give. you also get a bigger file with more pixels

    out of habit, i shoot upper left and move to the right, down and shift left, down and shift right.

    C1 is capture one, the raw processor, C4 is latest photoshop.

    i use merge by opening all the images, select photomerge under the file/automate menu, then use open files. no need to sequence the images in any way.

    there are a few options on the merge. i use the first one, again out of habit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    i was down in the dry dock as far back as i could get, and yes the stitching not only achieves an extra wide FOV, but limits the wide angle distortion to the taking lens, usually better than the a resultant wide angle lens would give. you also get a bigger file with more pixels

    out of habit, i shoot upper left and move to the right, down and shift left, down and shift right.

    C1 is capture one, the raw processor, C4 is latest photoshop.

    i use merge by opening all the images, select photomerge under the file/automate menu, then use open files. no need to sequence the images in any way.

    there are a few options on the merge. i use the first one, again out of habit

    Thank you John for your feedback .

    I have done some extensive tests today with the APO-SIRONAR DIGITAL 35mm and found , that I might have to use a center filter , because the "corner" images showed some remarkable darkness when using the 10mm shift , horizontal and vertical , 3x3 images stitch as you described .

    The results show very dynamic images .
    I will do some more tests on the weekend .

    Jürgen

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