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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2018, 07:26:23 am »

One thing i like about the Nikons is Splitview- it shows on screen two different parts of the image next to each other- ideal to check sharpness  corner to corner, corner to central area..
Think of looking for a compromise on sharpness in the case of tilt for instance... or controlling depth of field.
It could be better implemented, but it already is very useful
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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2018, 07:51:40 am »

One thing i like about the Nikons is Splitview
That's really sounds like a great feature, never heard of it! (but I 'll have to admitt, the last Nikon I really used was a F4s...)
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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2018, 08:07:20 am »

I sometimes use my Nikon D800 as a Polaroid for my 4x5 camera. I really like that the D800 has a 4:5 aspect ratio, masked off in the viewfinder. Do the Sony and Canon cameras have this too?
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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 08:23:52 am »

hi, i changed over from 45 to nikon d3x then d800 with the 24, 45 and 85 pce lenses, it was certainly liberating after lugging around all those dark slides.

checking out your work though i don't think it's going to satisfy you too much, the 45 pce in my opinion is not as good as the 85 pce and certainly dosen't have that "look" that your images have.

50mm is difficult on 135 format, to get that "look" that ticks all the boxes, distorion, focus, bokeh, etc... the otus seems the one to get. from what i can see though, i'd be tempted to try the leica 50's, the v4 summicron (oh, wait you sold the sony!) non asph ones on the a7rII that takes nice images (no t/s though.) or perhaps the ASPH ones on a leica rangefinger, it's not large format for sure but the images are great and it's not got that "digital boredom" factor...

if you find something that hits the nail let us know!

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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2018, 09:04:44 am »

I sometimes use my Nikon D800 as a Polaroid for my 4x5 camera. I really like that the D800 has a 4:5 aspect ratio, masked off in the viewfinder. Do the Sony and Canon cameras have this too?
That is a nice bonus of the nikons as well!
My A7RII did not have that feature and the 5d III neither.

Does the Nikon save the full raw and only masks the viewfinder or are the files cropped as well?
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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2018, 09:09:39 am »

if you find something that hits the nail let us know!
Will do, but my hopes are not that high :) let's see which compromise will be the least hurting!

There's hardly any information out yet about the new Canon TS-E 50, but I guess it will be quite nice, especially compared to their old 45. Maybe that and the wonderful new 5ds r II, which will have 60 MP and 15 stops of DR (wait, that was just another daydream...)
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Re: Nikon D850 with PC-E 45 and 58 1.4 to replace my 5x4 view camera?
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2018, 09:35:56 am »

That is a nice bonus of the nikons as well!
My A7RII did not have that feature and the 5d III neither.

Does the Nikon save the full raw and only masks the viewfinder or are the files cropped as well?

No, the saved files are cropped too. But I like it like that. (I have aspect ratio selection mapped to a function button, so if I decide I want the full 2:3 file, it's easy enough to switch to that aspect ratio.)

(With the D800, the process of setting up viewfinder masking (as opposed to a thin line) is somewhat confusing. You have to go into the settings and switch off 'AF Illumination'. Perhaps that has been clarified on the D850?)
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