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« on: March 05, 2011, 06:02:30 PM »
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I shot these last week while in Yosemite with the Pentax 645D. Weather was pretty bad 2 of the 4 days we were there so I really got only 2 good days in counting travel.

The system performed very well. At one point while shooting Bridal Veil the camera was soaked beyond anything I have ever had in the past. Wet snow was not fun. Since I was using older glass I had a plastic bad wrapped around the lens to be extra careful. I didn't post full rez shots but the large previews are still fairly big.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14288454@N07/5498288250/in/set-72157626177517468/
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 04:25:05 AM »
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Nice pictures, great work!

Best regards
Erik

I shot these last week while in Yosemite with the Pentax 645D. Weather was pretty bad 2 of the 4 days we were there so I really got only 2 good days in counting travel.

The system performed very well. At one point while shooting Bridal Veil the camera was soaked beyond anything I have ever had in the past. Wet snow was not fun. Since I was using older glass I had a plastic bad wrapped around the lens to be extra careful. I didn't post full rez shots but the large previews are still fairly big.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14288454@N07/5498288250/in/set-72157626177517468/
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 06:13:14 AM »
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Nice work indeed, glad to read that the 645D performed well in these demanding conditions!

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 10:33:45 AM »
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Some very good work indeed... Thanks for sharing them!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 11:31:07 AM »
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Shane and I are "old friends" over on the Pentax Forum. He posts his work there often...truly wonderful work, and thanks for inspiring me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 01:28:22 PM »
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Beautiful work. The 645D is clearly a landscape camera.

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 02:35:11 PM »
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Very nice work, especially the one from inspiration point!

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 11:01:43 AM »
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I quite like the black and white ones; not out of a sense of history, but rather the weather seems to lend itself to them.

It's a powerful place, to be sure.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 11:42:43 AM »
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Shane,
Outstanding work. And fortuitous timing, being in the right place, with the right vision, with the right equipment. Well done!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 01:45:16 PM »
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Thank you everyone. The wife and I had a blast out there. We also spent 1 full day with Michael Frye (Sunday) on a personal workshop. Michael really helped me out with focusing more on my composition, I think my photos in the future will benefit greatly because of his workshop.
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 03:59:32 PM »
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Beautiful shots.  I love your Silver FX conversions.  I hope you make some HUGE prints!

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 07:16:29 PM »
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Funny you should say that, I am making 20x32's right now. I only have a 7900 so I am limited Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 07:58:37 PM »
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Well, if anything would move you to buy a larger printer those bw shots should do it. Outstanding work. Congrats.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 12:13:28 AM »
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Hate to be a downer but I'm pretty sure there is a fairly obvious case of 'sensor split'
visible in the first image (black and white ,dominant evergreen on left side ) of your
Flickr gallery

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011, 02:10:09 AM »
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yes there is ;-)
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »
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I have an even older printer, the 7600. With 24" roll paper, if I don't crop, I can make 24"x32" prints. They are amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 12:36:58 PM »
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Hate to be a downer but I'm pretty sure there is a fairly obvious case of 'sensor split'
visible in the first image (black and white ,dominant evergreen on left side ) of your
Flickr gallery

Not sure I follow you here....
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 01:25:54 AM »
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Shane

Sensor split is a condition/problem that occurs with sensors were the left and right halves have
a slightly different exposure.
Your lead image in the flickr gallery exhibits this flaw
It is usually masked by subject matter but continuous even mid tones such as a cloudless sky
make it more visible
Might be worth getting it looked at
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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2011, 08:21:17 AM »
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My guess is that it is more and likely the black and white conversion or the scene itself. I will check my other pictures.

Is there any test I could run to check this?
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2011, 09:38:41 AM »
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Shane,

No test required. Your image illustrates the split.
Black and White conversions sometimes,simply, highlight the fact.

I don't have enough experience to say whether the issue is random and will appear every now and again
or if it will always be present.

Earlier Leaf backs were very prone to this problem but were not alone.
I've seen it with various Phase and Hasselblad backs and more recently with
the Leica M8,M9 ,and the S2.

As far as I know,the remedy is a manufacturer re-calibration of the sensor

Track down Yair Shahar ( Yaya )  on this forum,now with PhaseOne, who could
very capably infirm you on this topic.

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