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10-15-2010, 10:37 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
BTW, did you ever get out and do some shooting with your Chamonix yet?


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Yes sir indeedy! I haven't shot any 4x5 just yet, but I've been using my 6x9 horseman back a bit. I desperately need a 90mm though because my 125mm Fujinon is not quite as useful on medium format. I've shot a few macro landscapes, but I dare not share them(pretty bad )! I also shot some yesterday and dropped the film off this morning, we'll see if I did any better. I've also got a few shots here and will be posting a few more when I get a chance. Prints are really nice from 6x9 and I can't wait to do some 4x5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vertex Ninja Quote
Yes sir indeedy! I haven't shot any 4x5 just yet, but I've been using my 6x9 horseman back a bit. I desperately need a 90mm though because my 125mm Fujinon is not quite as useful on medium format. I've shot a few macro landscapes, but I dare not share them(pretty bad )! I also shot some yesterday and dropped the film off this morning, we'll see if I did any better. I've also got a few shots here and will be posting a few more when I get a chance. Prints are really nice from 6x9 and I can't wait to do some 4x5.
Cool! I remember the sh0ts on the film photo thread, but did not notice that they were from the Chamonix. Good work!

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Thanks Steve. It's the most challenging photo equipment I've ever used. However, when it all comes together the results are totally worth it. I'm sure you can relate.
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I'm sure you can relate.
Oh, yeah...I can definitely relate...


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8X10 would indeed be awesome for my requirments, but I guess I should have put 'ease of use' as a requirment as well. In fact after getting used to histogram shooting
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A one-degree spot meter pretty much lets you know where you stand like a histogram readout. And for landscape, speed of use is rarely an issue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
for landscape, speed of use is rarely an issue
Are you high?

For me Landscape photography is a mad race to capture the fast changing light as the sun rises or goes down. And I really don't notice the difference in speed between 8X10 and 4X5 i'm pretty quick with either format. Probably because I started using large format camera at a younger age than most, Double sided film holders help considerably.
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Are you high?

For me Landscape photography is a mad race to capture the fast changing light as the sun rises or goes down. And I really don't notice the difference in speed between 8X10 and 4X5 i'm pretty quick with either format. Probably because I started using large format camera at a younger age than most, Double sided film holders help considerably.
I was referring to speed of use of a one-degree spot meter for a landscape shot. Not the setup time to take a shot with a view camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I was referring to speed of use of a one-degree spot meter for a landscape shot. Not the setup time to take a shot with a view camera.
you can cheat and use a digital SLR for this these days, I usea a pentax spotmeter and a classic Weston light meter, but I can usually eyeball my exposures with decent accuracy.
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you can cheat and use a digital SLR for this these days, I usea a pentax spotmeter and a classic Weston light meter, but I can usually eyeball my exposures with decent accuracy.
Many of my seascape shots, for example, I use a 9-stop ND filter plus a colored filter for long exposures (BW film). Turning that dial on a Pentax Spotmeter V makes for quick and easy stop counting. I actually enjoy metering my own scenes. It is part of the picture taking process for me. And I often intentionally place areas to accent black for drama instead of having that perfect "histogram" where there is detail present in all values. So that one-degree works out well for me for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Many of my seascape shots, for example, I use a 9-stop ND filter plus a colored filter for long exposures (BW film). Turning that dial on a Pentax Spotmeter V makes for quick and easy stop counting. I actually enjoy metering my own scenes. It is part of the picture taking process for me. And I often intentionally place areas to accent black for drama instead of having that perfect "histogram" where there is detail present in all values. So that one-degree works out well for me for that.
I need to get one! I've used my dads Pentax spot meter and it's great. Very fast workflow, faster than using my K10D or my MZ-S's meter IMO. 1 degree seems much more accurate too.
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So, the OP went Sony or Canon 5dII ?
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So, the OP went Sony or Canon 5dII ?
Neither....I just bougt the K-5 and I most likely will be returning that and just keep my K-7 (The K-5 low light AF and flash exposure is vexing me). The k-7 may not do high iso very well or may not have the best DR out there, but what it does is, it gives me consistant results every time I shoot with it.
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Interesting.
Give up on FF camera?
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Neither....I just bougt the K-5 and I most likely will be returning that and just keep my K-7 (The K-5 low light AF and flash exposure is vexing me). The k-7 may not do high iso very well or may not have the best DR out there, but what it does is, it gives me consistant results every time I shoot with it.

interesting, I upgraded to the K7 but I still use a K10 for a majority of my macro,portraiture and landscape photography. I use the K7 for sports and birding.

I plan on getting a 645D later this year.
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I have the k-7 for birds and macro at the moment with the FA*400 and I'm reducing my lenses since I don't have time now to play more

Either way, in one year ... maybe one and a half I will be having more free time and I'm studying the possibility of getting, by then, a canon 5dII plus 17-40/4 for landscape and 85/1.8 for family candids and portraits, that's why I got into this thread.

Seems that after all 5dII is not "good" ?
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