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 on: October 06, 2015, 07:44:55 PM 
Started by KLaban - Last post by Ray
Another from Greece. Leica M240, 21mm Super Elmar-M ASPH.

I think all proud housewives should hang this photo on their wall to remind themselves what might happen if they are not diligent in cleaning the house and sweeping the floor.  :D  :D

 on: October 06, 2015, 07:36:54 PM 
Started by David Eckels - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
I like these very much, particularly the first one. This kind of light is, for me, a gift - my favorite. No harsh shadows, no blown-out highlights, lots of details, and saturated color.
I completely agree. Beautiful.

 on: October 06, 2015, 07:32:42 PM 
Started by deanwork - Last post by deanwork
Yea, I'm going to tell her to return it and use the Canon 24-70/4 she already has. I'm telling you it makes no sense to have an amazing sensor like this and produce work that just isn't sharp.

I've been printing some files from this brand new Sony set up at 16x20 today on semi-gloss paper. They were shot at F9 at 1/250th of a second ISO 400 etc, and there is just nothing that is sharp about the files even with careful post sharpening. I do this kind of print work all the time with Nikon and Canson dls cameras and their 24-70 zooms.  All this Sonny zoom landscape work with varied F stops as ISO combinations looks like it was shot from any mediocre lens on any cheap mediocre dsl. The same camera with the Sony Zeiss 50 is excellent. I'm going to advise her to buy a good 24mm prime, keep the 50 and use her Canon zoom with the adapter if she needs a walk around zoom. Personally I'd just use primes on this camera. It's so damn good when you stick with them. It's kinda sad because this Sony zoom is constructed so well and feels so solid.

i needed as well a good and especially a sharp zoom for an aereal shooting. I compared the Zeiss 24-70 with two samples of the sigma art 24-105 and the canon 24-70/4. By far the canon was the best lense, its really good. The Sigma wasnt bad too, but especially at the wide end not as sharp in the corners than the canon. The Zeiss was indiscutable bad, i would say unusuable if you want or need sharp corners. Af speed is very good with the metabones mark4 with fw 0.44.

 on: October 06, 2015, 07:25:22 PM 
Started by hokuahi - Last post by jerryrock
Nope, the only solution so far is to turn off PS's GPS.

It may be a solution but it is only masking a symptom. I have the same setup, run the same operating system, software and don't experience the problem you describe.

 on: October 06, 2015, 07:10:19 PM 
Started by JB Rasor - Last post by eronald
I think it is worth understanding the Gh4.

AFAIK the 10bit output is a 10bit output.

Ive recorded it (I have a yagh box and SDi pro res recorder)

It certainly feels a lot more flexible file than the onboard.

The 4k onboard is however sharper than gh 1080 and needs no wires or crap hanging off the camera

I would be very interested to see a GH4 and Ody do some recording..


I too believe the 10 bit external GH4 HDMI is *real*, and probably worth using if you can be bothered with an external recorder.

I tried going to a dealer and using an Odyssey, as I wanted one anyway as a focus aid, but setting it up proved a real hassle (we failed).  Your mileage may vary, if you're better than me with wires, software and menus, but people have reported that the connection is fragile, things need to be switched on every time in the right order.

There is now a Vlog codec released as an option for $99 for the GH4, and this might (or not) be a good reason to use an external recorder/monitor  especially if it can do LUTs. Also, GH4 video will kill just about any notebook (mine is an SSD MBP bought in Jan), but maybe ProRes from a recorder is more digestible.

I got the GH4 partly because it looks like a no-fuss cheap consumer compact, and allows me to be discrete, low key, while doing interviews, so I'm not complaining.


 on: October 06, 2015, 07:05:29 PM 
Started by ThirstyDursty - Last post by MHMG
Isn't the OBA in the baryta papers the baryta?  Which means it does not contain OBAs in the sense that the term is usually used, meaning fluorescent dyes?

OBAs are entirely distinct from Baryta. Barium Sulfate is not going to fluoresce under blacklight radiation. IGFS and Canson Baryta both fluoresce under blacklight, and are for all practical purposes the same coating chemistry (only the base sheet properties may differ, but not to any extent that would cause one of these products to outperform the other in image quality).  Barium sulfate won't create a spike in reflectance in the 400-450 nm region of the spectrum like OBAs do.  Canon Baryta photographic definitely has incorporated OBAs to help push it's media whitepoint to a cooler, less yellow (i.e.lower b* value). It also contains significant quantities of titanium dioxide (TI02) so its claim as a true "Baryta" paper needs to be tempered by the fact that the barium sulfate is being added in smaller quantities, perhaps in a separate very thin layer over the Ti02 layer, in order to trim the reflectance properties of this paper and thus claim its "Baryta" heritage.

The combined presence of TiO2 and OBAs also means this paper (and IGFS as well) suffers somewhat from a light induced low intensity (e.g., dark storage) staining issue, not as severe as most Resin Coated (RC) media, but it's present nonetheless. Canson Platine has no OBAs, so Ti02 or not, it won't have the same OBA burnout problem nor will it have the additional low intensity post light exposure yellowing/staining issues.


 on: October 06, 2015, 06:48:30 PM 
Started by Chris Barrett - Last post by Chris Barrett
The tablet.  There's no major ergonomic gain with the laptop... and my MBPR is practically brand new.

 on: October 06, 2015, 06:47:26 PM 
Started by -chrille- - Last post by MHMG
Thank you all for the information :) I also contacted Epson support and they confirm the automatic cleaning cycle for this printer and as stated above it is not possible to turn this function off.  Epson also sent me a new firmware. I have not installed the firmware yet but I dont think this will help me at all.

Improvements in AT23F3 firmware version:

- Improvement of translations.
- Improvement of cartridges management.
- Improvement of custom scale settings.
- Improvement of display management.

I believe Mark is right. It is not clogging, maybe micro bubbles of air. I will continue printing and hopefully my unit will be as trouble free as reported:)

Yes, print a dozen or so more 8x10 equivalent size prints, and please let us know if these cleaning cycles are decreasing in frequency. Perhaps we will be able to cite N=4  for new P600 printer behavior where the initially excessive cleaning cycles settle down after a new printer install and enough prints are made.


 on: October 06, 2015, 06:40:48 PM 
Started by hasselbladfan - Last post by eronald
If the quotes where true, then an M9 would never cost what it does and ...just look at the S007 introduction price! (don't fool yourself that the most healthy camera maker -Leica that is- makes a few euros out of their cameras). Usually, there is a contract between the maker and the supplier which guarantee the minimum annual supply and the absorbment both sides...

Theodoros, prices vary over time, as you know, I think the Pentax 645Z is in the same profit bracket as any other "pro" 35mm model, but it uses an off the shelf Sony chip which is now 3 years old (as a finished design). We can expect this chip to get 30 or 40% cheaper every year, and in fact we can see the price of the Pentax drifting down; the 645D is around $5K and I think that reflects the "real" price of the Z when you discount novelty.  Hasselblad could effortlessly match the H5D50c to the H5D40 in price if they wanted, in fact I think the 50C is probably much cheaper to produce as the electronics are entirely digital. As Joe Obvious recently posted, if a CFV 50C costs $10K then so should an H back at most, and it should work on any existing H body. Pricing in MF has little to do with component costs.


 on: October 06, 2015, 06:36:11 PM 
Started by armand - Last post by armand
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