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Doug Peterson

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Re: Architectural / interior photography - best equipment?
« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2013, 12:01:36 PM »

Lack of a really wide lens is what has kept me out of MFD.  Used to use the 65 and 75  when we shot 4x5 film.  The Sigma is far from perfect, but it works so well for my needs.  And quite frankly none of my clients would notice the difference if I could shoot MFD.  Most of this stuff never goes beyond 11x17 on press.

I don't understand, an IQ260, HCam or Alpa FPS, and a 17mm TS or the new Canon Fisheye are great ultra-wide options in medium format.

Or a Rodenstock 23HR. The equivalent to a 13mm or 15mm FF dSLR lens (depending on if using vertical, horizontal, or diagonal for comparison).

Resolution (size of print) is only one image quality advantage of medium format. It's easy to focus on because there is an easy-to-reference number. But the visual rendering (color, tonality, file-malleability, dimensionality, microcontrast) are all different.

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Re: Architectural / interior photography - best equipment?
« Reply #161 on: March 23, 2013, 12:29:02 PM »

I don't understand,

happy client, easily acquired depth of field(cramped working conditions and lots of depth of field for the whole trailer to be in focus) and a not insignificant amount of $ saved. makes perfect sense to me.
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Re: Architectural / interior photography - best equipment?
« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2013, 01:21:38 PM »

happy client, easily acquired depth of field(cramped working conditions and lots of depth of field for the whole trailer to be in focus) and a not insignificant amount of $ saved. makes perfect sense to me.

Exactly, it's all about the service.

This image I am posting is for a aluminum and glass window manufacturer. Its part of layout (which I dont have right now) that includes some text and lines (hence some space had to be left for it) and its before it was retouched and cropped. This was just my output from lightroom. I had to use about 4 profoto heads IIRC. At least one was outside off-frame with the magnum reflector. This is a combination Architecture / People  shot that usually HAS to be lit. I have done the same with ARRi tungsten lights but this time I needed a lot more power being it was full daylight (client request). I wanted it to be more of an evening shot, oh well. (I used a "lowly" Canon 5D3 and the 24mm TSE II)

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