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    CFV-39

    showed up 5 minutes ago!

    US version comes with battery and charger and generous 4gig card.

    images will follow

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    congrats! I am looking forward to your images and first impressions!

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    Photos, of and by!
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    Re: CFV-39

    also got a 50" roll of Ilford Gold Fiber Silk (for my 9900).

    put the 50" roll in the table saw (takes a big one: 16" blade)!, cut it down to 34" and 16" rolls so I can now print 34" sq.
    busy weekend ahead

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    Re: CFV-39

    Looking forward to your report - enjoy!

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    Re: CFV-39

    had an hour or two after work to pop off a few shots. these are digested by Phocus with absolutely no tweaks saved as jpegs, then imported to CS3 and converted to web sized jpegs with Jack's converter. shot at daylight setting, no wb applied by me. shooting at about i hr before sunset, so light should look warm

    worked them quickly on my MB pro.

    these two shot with 80mm lens

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    Re: CFV-39

    a couple more, shot with the 40mm, sun is lower, again no wb adjustments made by me

    these are looking pretty good. I have yet to get Phocus working on my main computer, PC with Eiszo monitor, maybe i'll get that sorted out tomorrow and try a big print

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    Re: CFV-39

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    a couple more, shot with the 40mm, sun is lower, again no wb adjustments made by me

    these are looking pretty good. I have yet to get Phocus working on my main computer, PC with Eiszo monitor, maybe i'll get that sorted out tomorrow and try a big print
    Looks really good, especially for right out of the camera.

    So much for the comment on the other thread about Hasselblad files being more like Sinar files out of the camera, and needing lots of post work

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    Looks really good, especially for right out of the camera.

    at this size, you can't see any difference with a canon 5D II... i would like to see 100% crop please... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    Looks really good, especially for right out of the camera.

    at this size, you can't see any difference with a canon 5D II... i would like to see 100% crop please... thanks
    Show me a 5D11 - that has this tonality - YOU pick whatever light conditions you like. Also show me ANY Canon shot with a decent RED colour in it - again please go - we are all full of expectation !!

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    Re: CFV-39

    Congratulation John

    And many thanks for these good first shots.
    I am still waiting for my CFV-39 to arrive .

    All the best . Jürgen

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    Re: CFV-39

    slightly larger uploads and a crop

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    jlm, when I first viewed the red pipe shot I wondered what the point of focus was. Having seen the crop I'm still wondering as the pipe is really soft.

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    Re: CFV-39

    80mm, my first shot, no mirror lock up used, 1/15 and f8. don't recall the point of focus probably the center of the frame, so that would be 4-5" beyond the portion in the crop

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    80mm, my first shot, no mirror lock up used, 1/15 and f8. don't recall the point of focus probably the center of the frame, so that would be 4-5" beyond the portion in the crop
    No M/UP at 1/15 could expain it. What camera did you use?

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    Re: CFV-39

    205TCC.

    i'll explore a bit more for a sharp image

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    Re: CFV-39

    a bit more playing around

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    Re: CFV-39

    one more

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    jlm, at this size they certainly look to be sharper.

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    Re: CFV-39

    from today, this time in my home neighborhood in manhattan

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    Re: CFV-39

    and a few other locations
    the concrete area is the entry to the "Newtown Creek Nature Walk" right where the largest oil spill in history is, still underground.'
    also Calvary cemetery and Red Hook near where the Queen Mary docks

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    Re: CFV-39

    Nice John - aside from the increase in resolution, how does it compare with the CFV or P20 you had? What stands out to you?

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    Re: CFV-39

    thanks charlie, I've been admiring yours as well...must have been fun down in the subway tunnel
    the images have a lot of snap, they take longer to process in the computer but seem to take faster on the camera, the back is technically more modern and a bit better ergonomically (better LCD and clock is about it). of course it is rectangular, which for me is a setback, but i am getting used to it. I am trying to be more careful with rigidity to take advantage of those 39mp!

    my main reason was to print large (34" sq) and tomorrow i may be able to give that a shot

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    Fantastic shots...I really love the subject matter and the IQ is superb.

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    Re: CFV-39

    Thanks John, when I was looking at the P20 I had considered the CFV or CFV II mostly because of the upgrade path to the CFV 39 so I have been watching your moves closely.

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    Re: CFV-39

    got a chance to print today. made a very impressive 34" sq from one of the P20 files.
    also tried a couple from the CFV 39, one cropped sq and printed 34 sq (ball and anchor, in post 17) and one at 25 x 34 (tugboat in post 20), had to fiddle around to get best use out of my 34" wide roll paper, making a couple of user defined sizes and wasting a couple before I got the portrait/landscape mode figured out.

    i was quite frankly blown away by the 39mp file prints. you could fall right into that tugboat shot.

    native size for 240 dpi print is 24.5 x 18, so I used Jack's actions for detail sharpening and local contrast, then genuine fractals to up-rez. took about 14 minutes to make a print.

    paper was Ilford Galerie fine art pearl, roll cut to 34" wide from a 50" roll and using the ilford ICC with the epson 9900.

    I can always use a bit of advice, but these prints from this camera were amazing.

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    jlm

    The fact is that making judgements on image quality based on web uploads is unwise and that I'm as guilty as any in doing so.

    Good to hear that that prints worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithL View Post
    jlm

    The fact is that making judgements on image quality based on web uploads is unwise and that I'm as guilty as any in doing so.

    Good to hear that that prints worked out well.
    Agreed.

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    John

    I have told you many times how much I admire your shots of the Shipyard and New York in general

    These, to me, are just fantastic. In many ways it talks to the issue of pixel dimensions (more so than just the number of pixels in the image)and the impact on final image quality. I am pretty much brand agnostic and in fact had a number of issues with the H3DII39 camera, but these images talk to me about what hassy can accomplish in what is obviously not their top of the line camera.

    makes me think about going back to my 500CM and Zeiss lenses coupled to what is a seriously great MFDB! JMHO

    Woody

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    thanks woody, i always appreciate your support

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    Re: CFV-39

    more work from today

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    Re: CFV-39

    couple more, having trouble with one helicon focus set, will try that for later

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    had to work these as smaller jpg files for Helicon not to choke. not optimized by any means. four focus shots

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    sunday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    sunday morning
    Well, you have this back zeroed in and are getting that color punch like before.

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    Re: CFV-39

    thanks marc. for what it is worth, it seems weird to shoot rectangular! seems to work out though , even the portrait mode, and I have gone back to the waist level finder as the mag is higher.

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    I have gone back to the waist level finder as the mag is higher.
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    Isn't that awkward in portrait mode? Have you considered using an HC3/70 prism?
    It has 4x mag, somewhat less than the WLF mag but easier to use.

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    i am used to the reversed image and even upside down from view camera days. I also have the 45 degree prism, but need that higher mag to check critical focus.

    right now, using the cube, i have to do three rotations, one geared, to get to portrait mode and the weight is cantilevered. I may whip up some sort of right angle bracket

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    some amazing results; Zeiss 40mm at about f11
    peep away

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    Terrific images with the 40 CFE IF especially the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pham Minh Son View Post
    Terrific images with the 40 CFE IF especially the first one.
    Agreed! That is phenomenal resolution, and a great composition and excellent processing.
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    Always love the shipyard images . So much color
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    thanks guys.

    I am trying to work more abstractly, but the cruise ship was too much...that thing is huge. that zeiss lens is beyond belief.

    more like this (blush...a CFVI image)
    Last edited by jlm; 27th September 2009 at 08:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    some amazing results; Zeiss 40mm at about f11
    peep away
    Wow! Now THIS is why I would like to upgrade from the CFV16 to the CFV39....to get that wider field of view with my CFE 40 IF too. Outstanding images Jim!

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    Re: CFV-39

    not that I want to know, but how is the back at 400ISO and is 800ISO avail?

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    Re: CFV-39

    more shots from the navy yard

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    That last shot (rooftop) is great, but I think that the top-left corner reduces its impact a lot. Have you tried cropping out the left chimney to get a more abstract light-dark composition (not square, sadly, but 3:2 ought to work here)?
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    Carsten: that was a quick experiment, no cropping just a quick photmerge in cs4 of two full frame images (took about 40 seconds). i agree a bit or crop would help, but i like the "tee" created by the ventilators

    her is another merge of the same two jpgs but in autopanogiga (took about 4 minutes) my first try with that program

    i output jpg from Phocus just for expediency, normally i would have .tif and spend some time on the images.

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    Yes, the T is nice. Too bad the roof isn't a little wider on the left. Anyway, still a really nice shot, real-life abstracts are my favorites.
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