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    New to MFD: My first MFD images that I'm happy with

    Steve at Capture integration helped me pick up a Mamiya 645 afdII and an aptus 22 back.

    The first day I had the camera, I shot this:



    Today, I shot this in the studio:

    NSFW- Nude, Backbridge
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedotephoto/6514406063/

    Any feedback would be welcome!

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    Re: New to MFD: My first MFD images that I'm happy with

    Love the beautiful out of focus lights free of aberrations or fringing. Looks like the subject is just a touch out of focus. Not a big surprise - getting used to medium format, focus systems and all, can require a few shoots.

    Great nude as well. Great place to use all those pixels. I have a similar body of work shot with medium format digital (pun intended):
    http://www.doug-peterson.com/multibody-bodyscape/

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    Re: New to MFD: My first MFD images that I'm happy with

    Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the world of MF digital, and great first images! The basic rule for better MF images is "TBC" or Time Behind Camera, plain and simple. You will learn to become a critical focuser; the smaller formats are more forgiving. Your average DoF is about 1/4 what it was in 35 DSLR terms for a given image magnification and aperture. This means that a shot with a 80 MF lens at f5.6 has about the same net DoF as a DSLR shot with a 50 at f2.8.
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    Re: New to MFD: My first MFD images that I'm happy with

    Welcome to the club!

    Nice shots!!!
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    Re: New to MFD: My first MFD images that I'm happy with

    Thanks guys! I will definitely need some work when I'm shooting outside at night. It was a really tough scene to focus, because it was backlit and I didn't have any modeling light (It was a 580exII in a soft box, so no modeling light). Any tips?

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