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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 09:24:48 PM »
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Of course we need it.  You can always make a lens look soft but you can't make a lens look sharp.
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2010, 09:54:34 PM »
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I'll take it as much as they will give me.  But remember with resolution demands a higher level of shooting,because small defects will show more often.  

But that said I want baby, I never back down to challenge.  When the P45 was released I called Phase and asked when can we get more resolution and DR.  

Here is a big stitch and also focus stitch.  It took nearly 1 to 4 hours to put these together.  

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2010, 02:56:41 AM »
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Two points: red, white and blue has ever appealed to the patriotic Brit; no, that actually makes three points.

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2010, 02:59:07 AM »
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Two points: red, white and blue has ever appealed to the patriotic Brit; no, that actually makes three points.

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Uh what?

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2010, 03:05:47 AM »
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Uh what?



Why in distress? We shall beat the € in the end.

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »
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Why in distress?
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Is this better?

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 03:29:19 PM »
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Much better, thank you Tony!

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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2010, 03:30:14 PM »
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Much better, thank you Tony!

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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 03:21:57 PM »
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Much better, thank you Tony!

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Quote from: Rob C
Much better, thank you Tony!

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I had not meant to get you so excited!

Tony
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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2010, 12:16:47 PM »
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I neither own a Zeiss, Leitz, Arca, Alpa, Linhof, Schneider, Rodenstock or other high end gear.
But what I ask myself often, when I see threads about sharpness, DR, Grain/Noise in the digital age:
 
  Do we really need/want this Superhuman Sharpness, Gigantuous DR, Galactic Colors ...?
(--> Fill in your favourite technical aspect of photography)

This is a great question. At least for my own work, I find that we're now at a point where "more"—that is, more sharpness, more megapixels, less noise—really won't add anything to what I'm doing. I mostly shoot tripod-mounted stitched landscape images with file sizes of 0.6 to 1.2 gig, taken at low ISO. Sure, it'd be nice to have a digital pano camera with a huge sensor, but the cost of the existing Seitz version is so laugh-out-loud absurd I'm happy to keep stitching. (I mean, what would you do if you dropped your circa $40,000 Seitz on the pavement? Shoot yourself?) As it is, this gives me the flexibility to pick a focal length appropriate to the image I'm trying to get. I can already print with blade-of-grass sharpness and resolution up to 24x96" or so; any bigger is simply too big to transport & display in a normal home or office.

I can see further room for improvement in terms of high ISO/low noise for candid people photography in low light, but I'd be the first to admit I really suck at that kind of stuff, so it doesn't have much to offer me.

At least for me, I'm better off getting out there to shoot more photographs than obsessing about another tiny incremental improvement in the gear we're using.
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2010, 03:04:00 PM »
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I had not meant to get you so excited!

Tony


Worse yet: and so easily!

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