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Messages - arcanej

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"The body alone costs $16,900."

Erk!  :o

And that's the cheap model.  The other one is "$25,400" I think that is body only also

Erk Erk!

It's a little costlier than that. After you write the check for $25,400, you then have to write a payout half of your remaining wealth in the ensuring divorce.

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Is there a MTF chart for this lens anywhere?

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Set an X-Rite ColorChecker next to your monitor, take a picture of the monitor and the ColorChecker and then correct colors through X-Rite software. If the image of your monitor on your monitor looks really off, you probably need to run an adjustment.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:38:01 PM »
Hopefully someone with better attention to detail, too.  In removing the left side of the camera, the lens release was also removed.  A buyer would need to think carefully about which lens to mount first...

That might be a feature not a bug. A MF entry by Nikon will need a new lens lineup. The article mentioned that Nikon has a patent for exactly one MF lens. If there is only one lens, no real need to take it off after you mount it.

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Reviews / Re: Pentax 645z Review
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:20:54 PM »
A question to the more scientifically competent than I:
So, DSLRs have bigger lenses than rangefinders or other mirrorless cameras because there is a bigger distance between the end of the lens' flange and the sensor. Would it be possible for Canon or Nikon to make a mirrorless medium format camera that could use their existing stock of 35mm equivalent DSLR lenses?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 30, 2014, 12:03:37 AM »
That's stunning, jrista! Thank you!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:46:38 PM »
jrista,

If you wouldn't mind, I'd love to get a walk through of your post processing. You mentioned using DeepSkyStacker and PixInsight to boost the DR of your files. I'd love to get a a step-by-step look at what you do. Thank you!

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Third Party Manufacturers / DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 24, 2014, 02:51:48 PM »
As DXO has given a near perfect score to the D810, they may have painted themselves into a corner. Their proprietary scale doesn't give DXO much room to heap hyperbolic praise on the next Nikon release.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/07/24/nikon-d810-sensor-new-dxomark-leader.aspx/

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My read was that the supposed camera has a fixed - not interchangeable - lens. If the curved sensor design allows Sony to make small, high quality, fixed lens cameras for less, that seems like an interesting value proposition.

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Lighting / Re: Bare bulb mod of YN-560 III (with pictures)
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:28:59 AM »
Interesting. You could glue gold leaf (the imitation stuff is only $5-7 per book) on the aluminum blank you cut to get a warmer light.

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 19, 2014, 11:33:12 AM »
It is the 22 inch high output white beauty dish by Paul C. Buff fitted with the 30 degree grid. I turn my apartment into a "studio" by moving all the furniture out of my living room and into the hallway and setting up a continuous paper roll (fashion gray in this shot). While it may look like I lit the backdrop, it's just spill from the beauty dish -- I don't have enough space for the model and the lighting to be very far from the backdrop.

http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hobd-w.php
http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hg30.php

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:57:42 PM »
A single Einstein fitted with a gridded beauty dish. (I edited out the catch light from the crystal globe in Photoshop.)

Viktoria by Evan's Pix, on Flickr

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A traditional planar sensor will only have part of a properly focused image out of focus. The advance of curved sensors lets a photographer have an entire properly focused image blurry.... Progress!

Or something.

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