Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-02-2015, 11:31 AM   #7096
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 508
QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
A few from NZ now that I am home, starting to get into the editing process...

Pentax 645Z FA 33 -55



FA 80 -160 at 160



FA 45 - 85

How do you find the 33-55? Only has one review here, and it's a bit odd. I am interested in it stopped down, and compared to the FA 45-85 which I have (and like...). I do enjoy your shots, and that B+W one is certainly dramatic.

06-02-2015, 11:57 AM   #7097
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,532
QuoteOriginally posted by susanb Quote
The third one is my favorite. Very nice view, color, composition.

For some reason your first one has extreme dynamic range challenges with super dark shadows and some blown highlights in the clouds that I have not seen before with the z. Have you tried recovering any of those? I just read a review by Chris Giles of the z and he uses at most 1 ND filter for these situations since recovery is awesome with the z.

Susan
Wide dynamic range was unavoidable as was shooting directly towards the sun which was emerging from clouds. The shadows aren't fully blocked. It's the contrast in this shot that led me to a B/W process.

---------- Post added 06-02-15 at 01:01 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
How do you find the 33-55? Only has one review here, and it's a bit odd. I am interested in it stopped down, and compared to the FA 45-85 which I have (and like...). I do enjoy your shots, and that B+W one is certainly dramatic.
I've always quite liked the 33 - 55. It's nowhere near as heavy as the 28 - 45. It's also not as sharp, but then the 28 - 45 is crazy sharp, the 33 - 55 is 'just' sharp. It's a good range zoom and stopped down, you'll get good sharpness and contrast out of it. If you went through MFT tables for the lens you'd probably find it weaker than others, but I don't really do those. If you can get a good used copy, you won't go far wrong with this lens. Mine won't auto focus and there seems to be a problem with the motor. It makes a horrible noise, so I have been using it in MF or kept at infinity and locking it on AF.
06-02-2015, 03:10 PM - 4 Likes   #7098
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 828
Rolleiflex 3.5, Portra 400
06-02-2015, 03:46 PM   #7099
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 36
QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
A lovely shot. My computer would commit suicide if I tried something like that. I'd hate to imagine the file size.. at least a gigabyte.
Hi bossa, Thanks. Yes 1.07Gig before any layer masks. 220+cm wide @ 300dpi. I had to go to a 5k Imac with 32Gig of ram to be able to do this sort of thing.

06-02-2015, 06:36 PM   #7100
Site Supporter
gavincato's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 247
645z and 35mm





06-02-2015, 06:59 PM   #7101
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,539
QuoteOriginally posted by BenMessina Quote
Hi bossa, Thanks. Yes 1.07Gig before any layer masks. 220+cm wide @ 300dpi. I had to go to a 5k Imac with 32Gig of ram to be able to do this sort of thing.
I figured as much. I need to build myself a new machine ASAP as my current one (7 years old) is way too slow for anything beyond 36mp.

Thanks for the reply.
06-02-2015, 06:59 PM   #7102
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,597
OMG I love this thread.
06-02-2015, 09:06 PM   #7103
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 132
QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
Rolleiflex 3.5, Portra 400
Nice.

Great lighting and composition.

---------- Post added 06-02-15 at 11:08 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by gavincato Quote
645z and 35mm




Gorgeous.

06-03-2015, 01:25 AM - 5 Likes   #7104
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 36
Captured not far from Bright, Victoria.
645z w/80-160mm 9 image stitch.
Attached Images
 
06-03-2015, 01:50 AM   #7105
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,532
QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
A lovely shot. My computer would commit suicide if I tried something like that. I'd hate to imagine the file size.. at least a gigabyte.
QuoteOriginally posted by BenMessina Quote
Hi bossa, Thanks. Yes 1.07Gig before any layer masks. 220+cm wide @ 300dpi. I had to go to a 5k Imac with 32Gig of ram to be able to do this sort of thing.
Great setup, Ben. I do ok with a Macbook Pro retina with 768GB SSD and 16GB RAM. The SSD helps as when it gets full (which is quite regular, it doesn't slow down as much as a traditional hard drive. I would say that 16GB of RAM is the absolute minimum, and where you should put the money.
06-03-2015, 01:57 AM   #7106
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 36
Hi itshimitis, That for sure 16GB is the minimum needed if stitching the 645z files. A Macbook Pro retina will be next for me the MB Air is a pain when on the road.
06-03-2015, 05:55 AM   #7107
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Richland, Washington, USA
Posts: 875
Went to Napa last weekend. Here's a couple with the 645z and 67 55-100
Attached Images
   
06-03-2015, 06:37 AM - 1 Like   #7108
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,532
Some more from NZ:

Lake Pukaki



Lake Manapouri

I used the Lee landscape polariser with this and it had the effect of adding a little bit of Velvia feel to it:



I think this helped it work really well for B/W and I spent some time trying out different film types and filters in Silver Efex. In the end I settled on a green filter and the Ilford Pan 50

06-03-2015, 06:43 AM   #7109
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Richland, Washington, USA
Posts: 875
B&W conversion of one above.
Attached Images
 
06-03-2015, 09:29 AM - 2 Likes   #7110
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,532
Another of Eglinton Valley. Yes there are blown highlights, but that is the risk of shooting towards an emerging sun as it lights the clouds. It also demonstrates the fact that the Z is fantastic at shadows, but there is less headroom on highlights, so I tend to underexpose, shooting to the left rather than the traditional to the right.

Z and FA 80 - 160 at 80mm

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
645d, 645z, camera, cameras, cheapo, drive, efex, film, flickr, format, frame, fujifilm, holes, lens, lomo, medium, medium format, p67ii, pentax 67, portra, post, road, roll, scanner, shot, shots, silver, software, strait, takumar 90mm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Medium Format straightshooter Pentax Medium Format 3 08-24-2010 07:10 AM
Medium format... D4rknezz Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 04-06-2010 03:59 PM
Medium Format Soon? k100d Pentax News and Rumors 0 03-04-2009 12:09 PM
Medium Format Buffy Pentax Medium Format 5 03-19-2008 12:04 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:13 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top