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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I knew it wouldn't be long.
    EaS Collector's editions

    Who would pay for the cosmetics on this thing, probably somebody with too much money.
    These things are supposed to be tools.
    What next Ohio Art, the Hermes edition which deletes the dials because they are inconsistent with the design?
    I wonder if Seal has one of these?
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I want to see a couple RAW files before I really make up my mind.
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I don't seem to be getting the sharpness out of the D800. Can someone tell what I am doing wrong? 100% crops, etch-a-Sketch on the left, D800 on the right. Processed in CU--Later Edition. Should I get the D800E?
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I knew it wouldn't be long.
    EaS Collector's editions

    Who would pay for the cosmetics on this thing, probably somebody with too much money.
    These things are supposed to be tools.
    What next Ohio Art, the Hermes edition which deletes the dials because they are inconsistent with the design?
    I wonder if Seal has one of these?
    -bob
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    It isn't the Etch-a-Sketch, it is the Etch-a-Sketcher.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    I don't seem to be getting the sharpness out of the D800. Can someone tell what I am doing wrong? 100% crops, etch-a-Sketch on the left, D800 on the right. Processed in CU--Later Edition. Should I get the D800E?
    Check your firmware
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    I don't seem to be getting the sharpness out of the D800. Can someone tell what I am doing wrong? 100% crops, etch-a-Sketch on the left, D800 on the right. Processed in CU--Later Edition. Should I get the D800E?
    Neither seems to be working properly. Etch-a-Sketch exhibiting too much noise in image, D800 too soft. Of course it could be user error...do you have much experience using either?

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Medium format EaS is dead now due to the release of the more portable pocket edition.
    Amazon.com: Pocket Etch A Sketch by Ohio Art: Toys & Games
    I expect that soon all medium format EaS users will be throwing their previously top of the line trusted imaging tools to the side of the road.
    -bob
    Wouldn't you know it Bob, that portable Etch-a-Sketch shows a pic of a Cat as it's first representitive image and it looks no worse than many of those 1st Cat pics people post when getting their new D800's. Maybe these two devices really do have more in common than we think

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Don't you just love it! George Vlosich III, who created GVART + DESIGN (the website that Bob referenced), commented on one of his most important steps before selecting/purchasing a particular Etch-a-Sketch to work with. Here is his direct quote: (below)

    ...>>>"Before I invest time creating my art, I have to shake a new Etch A Sketch to test if it will produce crisp, clear lines. Shaking the Etch can be tricky. I have to ensure that there are no marks or lines on the screen. Sometimes it can be challenging finding the right Etch A Sketch. I often go through several before I find the one that will work the best."<<<...

    His quote sounds all too familar to most of us, doesn't it? Guess "good" and "not so good" copies exists in everything!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Don't you just love it! George Vlosich III, who created GVART + DESIGN (the website that Bob referenced), commented on one of his most important steps before selecting/purchasing a particular Etch-a-Sketch to work with. Here is his direct quote: (below)

    ...>>>"Before I invest time creating my art, I have to shake a new Etch A Sketch to test if it will produce crisp, clear lines. Shaking the Etch can be tricky. I have to ensure that there are no marks or lines on the screen. Sometimes it can be challenging finding the right Etch A Sketch. I often go through several before I find the one that will work the best."<<<...

    His quote sounds all too familar to most of us, doesn't it? Guess "good" and "not so good" copies exists in everything!

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    I lost count a few decades ago
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    Yup,
    How many lenses have YOU returned? LOL
    I lost count a few decades ago
    -bob
    Me??? Aren't I supposed to plead the 5th....LOL! Don't you know, each and every one was perfect! (hmm, I wonder why my nose keeps getting longer )

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    You guys are all crazy - no one has checked out what zoom is best!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    You guys are all crazy - no one has checked out what zoom is best!
    It has a unique dual range zoom.
    One which goes from the tip of the nose to arm length, and the other which depends only on how far away you can get and still see it.
    I prefer about half way in the arms length range.
    -bob
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I'm trying to figure out how many mm/pl the etch-a-sketch can resolve but I can't draw a circle of confusion.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Looking for the best method of cleaning the sensor, do I use a shirt tail or somthing a little softer?
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    Looking for the best method of cleaning the sensor, do I use a shirt tail or somthing a little softer?
    Kids find licking it clean works.




    I just don't know if your tongue will be long enough to reach the back of the mirror box...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    A T-shirt works pretty well and if a wet-clean is needed, just add a bit of gin which can usually be found on my T-shirt anyway.
    -bob

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    A T-shirt will definitely scratch your Etch a Sketch's sensor. I only use Sensor Swabs (Type 7) and 1/4 cub Eclipse fluid mixed with one tablespoon of Bleach.

    --Matt

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    I found that treating the etchasketch to a blast of crushed walnuts produced a superb nostalgic rendering of images closer to traditional matte prints. It's known as the etchasketch "impressionistic" edition
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    clearly the etch a sketch is also formidable to sports, as it is brilliant at capture. Let's see a MF body do this.

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by Zerimar View Post
    clearly the etch a sketch is also formidable to sports, as it is brilliant at capture. Let's see a MF body do this.

    does it have vignette correction?
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    Only the higher end models offer that
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    The large format of the EaS is all fine and dandy, but I find its 1-bit dynamic range highly limiting...

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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by ondebanks View Post
    The large format of the EaS is all fine and dandy, but I find its 1-bit dynamic range highly limiting...
    According to DxO it is only a 1 bit DR
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    Re: D800 vs Etch-a-Sketch

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    I've had a loaner and as nice as it draws I decided it wasn't for me. I couldn't figure out how to save a single image
    You have to enable the in-body anti-shake feature. Then you can save one image.

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    Ya'll are hilarious . I have nothing to add, humor-wise.

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