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My choice is FE2 with 23 f1.4. Better high ISO. Great for when I go out to dinners. And I can detach the lens and put camera in one pocket and lens and other.

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Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:16:48 AM »
A friend of mine have the latest 80MP Phase One. He made some shots in the Pyrenees this fall, which I saw in high quality 1mx1.5m prints. Incredible dynamics, resolution, color, the lot.

I'll second this. Phase One and Leaf make huge sensor medium format digital backs. I'd say it's probably worth renting that kind of system for the shoot if your budget allows. Truth is, for a magazine spread you don't need 80MP, or anywhere near it, but it will yield the most headroom for post work.

Thank you both. So I will look up Phase on and Leaf. Are these complete cameras? I do not know what 'back means'. And yes headroom in post work is what is required for this job. I am allowed to rent whatever I want, so why not the best? The rental will be perhaps not so much compared to other expenses: Flights, hotels, etc.
Thx.

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Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:13:18 AM »
...for the photo I need to take stitch is not possible for the type of work the client requires.

Why?  Are there going to be moving elements in the scene?

There you go Neuro. God you are smart!

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Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:12:38 AM »
Thank you Sporgon, but for the photo I need to take stitch is not possible for the type of work the client requires.

And I think I need medium format and not large format. Am I right about this?

Once you have completed the stitch you are left with a single image file like any other, just much larger, effectively shot on a larger format. It can then be edited in the same fashion as any other file; there's no difference.

If you really wanted digital large format we could help you out with that. We are the UK agents for one of the best known large format cameras. But there's no way you need that for what you've been asked to do, so that leaves you with medium format, but again, personally I don't think you need it.

Dearest Sporgon. Stitching will not work as I need to hold the camera steady and then take multiple photos of the same shot every two minutes so the client can delete people that are moving around in the frame and create an empty shot of the place.

And I will not buy, I will rent it all for 4 odd days. Try the shot every day and pick the one with best morning light.

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... and as a mere foreigner I'd like to add that at first I found it to be a bit creepy for some retailer PR agents to scan the forums and pick up critical threads, but after looking at a couple of them I have to say you U.S. boys should be lucky to have such online shops over there, in Germany if something doesn't work out you're out of options very quickly.


PLEASE don't call me PR!!!

My post was developed in 2007 as a direct response to the increasing desire by customers to use a variety of Social Media platforms to communicate with retailers -  and each other.

I act as an Independent Advocate on behalf of Adorama customers, representing Adorama's presence on social network sites (eg Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Linked In), shopping sites and newsgroups; Photography Blogs and Forums - across the globe

With a diverse background in Law, Journalism and Mental Health, and experience as an Expert Witness in the fields of Workplace Stress and Bullying, I aim to provide a rapid response for customers seeking advice and / or support in relation to their purchases - investigating and resolving complaints and concerns that customers have been unable to address through regular customer service channels.


Any customer with an enquiry, query or complaint regarding an order - or any aspect of service from Adorama, is also most welcome to contact me directly: helen@adorama.com

You may be of the above you describe. But it is all too lengthy. I think shorter and to the point ROCK STAR describes you better. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:58:55 AM »
well well well
To little too late, enjoying the a7r.

I am so eying the Fuji XE2 with the 23mm 1.4. Suits my needs better for my 'casual' camera needs - f1.4. Great high ISO, light, built in flash. I do not need full frame for my 'casual/dinner out' camera.

Having said that I am glad you enjoying a7r. If I did not have my Canon gear I would certainly choose the Sony to be my camera. I think after I get the XE2 I will stop carrying my 5d3 for holidays.

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Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:20:48 AM »
Thank you Sporgon, but for the photo I need to take stitch is not possible for the type of work the client requires.

And I think I need medium format and not large format. Am I right about this?

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Technical Support / Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:53:38 AM »
Friends.
I am super excited. I have been asked to take a picture for a large coffee table book and the photo will be a two page spread. Within the next three months I am going to be shooting a landscape photo of an old religious city. I am supposed to take a photo in early morning light on which the client will do a LOT of post work - add and remove elements, color correct etc.

My brief is to shoot this on the best possible format.

My questions:
1. What should I use? Obviously it should be large format but since I do not know anything about large formats, 'backs' etc., where do I start figuring out how to proceed?
2. Which lens would translate into a 25/35mm of our full frame Canon? I would shoot at f11 so do not need a lens which is great wide open.
3. Would my heavy Gitzo and Arca be stable enough for this or I would need something else?

Above all I need to know which is the best large format system available today to shoot at ISO 100/125.

I want to stay digital and not shoot on film.

All help sincerely appreciated.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:06:36 AM »
well well well

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Not arguing, but thinking aloud that 300 should be enough with planning for a smaller package.

Sure, depending what and how you shoot. However, IMHO,  more buyers than not will buy the A7/A7R and end up shooting zero.  I suspect it will be bought by wealthy hobbyists, most of whom don't shoot much anyway.

Wonder why you feel that? It is actually one of the cheapest options around for this quality. The wealthy who want to buy for the sake of buying have Leica.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24mm f2.8 IS Prime or Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC Zoom
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:09:55 AM »
I doubt if you will see any difference in real life photography. I think the zoom will be more versatile. If you were getting the 1.4 then I would not have said this.

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Street & City / Re: Impressions of the weekend, feedback appreciated
« on: December 08, 2013, 11:27:59 PM »
You are a gutsy, experimental photographer and I admire that. I like the first photo a lot. Keep it up.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:03:02 AM »
Welfare you ask? Let me spoil your day by saying the 'welfare' does not exist in many third world countries. Sad but true!

If a person has no legs or looses his legs, he/she has to do whatever they can to survive without in aid from anyone in my part of the world. I see many of them at almost EVERY stop light. It is heart wrenching. I used to cry a lot earlier but by now have become immune. :(

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 08, 2013, 03:52:59 AM »
He had no legs.

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