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12-29-2009, 05:32 AM   #16
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When does a client decide what manufacturer the shooter uses?
Since the client pays the bill, he can ask whatever he wants. If I can accomodate the client without losing money, I will.

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For full-frame 35mm digital Nikon offers a few outstanding F2.8 lenses and several ho-hum variable-aperture zooms and older primes (which I like by the way) from the film days. Shooting in a professional studio with a D700 the minimum lens would be the current 24-70/2.8 and the dream lenses would be the 14-24, a 105DC and a 135DC. Seriously, between us Pentax shooters, and I also shoot Nikon, if I saw a studio photog shooting a D700 with something like the older 24-85 I'd look for another studio.
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By the way, the old-timer portrait photog my wife and I took our kids to for several years always used Haselblad gear with fantastic results on film. Then one day he walks in with a 1D and the 70-200/4 or whatever it is people use to shoot high school sports. We haven't been back.
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Then one day he walks in with a 1D and the 70-200/4 or whatever it is people use to shoot high school sports. We haven't been back.
FWIW, the 70-200/4 lens is excellent. Great contrast and sharpness (sharper than their 70-200/2.8 stopped down to f/4).
Pentax's 60-250/4 is close but I don't think it's as sharp from what I've seen and it's heavier (1000g vs. 760g)...

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I simply suggest studio photographers compare 8x10 prints from shots taken with the current high-end Canon and Nikon digital gear to shots taken with medium format film gear such as the older Haselblad lenses. The differences in the depth and dimensionality of the images are difficult to describe. Sorry, that was a lot of D's.

Along those lines, I miss the feel of the B&W images I took with my simple M50/2 lens on my K1000 using Plus-X over the years and I haven't found the correct combination of settings with my K200D to replicate it. I keep looking at Pentax 645's in my KEH catalogs because of this.
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