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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 02:02:12 PM »
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Gerald... that's what I'm getting at.

Think of what could be achieved with a 4x5 lens on a compact system like an Alpha Max, but extended for more than three captures.

My 8x10 Toyo has has 120mm of really controllable horizontal shift. The 8x10 actually uses a 4x5 front standard so slinging a nice 4x5 wide angle on it should be a piece of cake.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2013, 04:23:38 PM »
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Hi Edmund,

I think your European winter has frozen your brain if you think that the Nikon D800 is unsuitable for professionals.

My entire photography business is now solely reliant on my Nikon D800 and D800E cameras as my MF digital systems is now redundant due to the superior functionality and quality of these two cameras.

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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2013, 05:39:17 PM »
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Forgive me getting off little off track but can someone point me to a good article, video, or book on shooting for and stitching of panoramas similar to what Mr. Dykinga is doing? I've never used this technique and would like to give it a try this year. It doesn't have to be for tilt/shift lenses only.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 05:44:49 PM »
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The ALPA Max has this, so yes - the lens stays stationary and the back can be shifted around the image circle of the lens.
almost all tech cams built in the last years do this.... on many cameras the lens is stationary and you use the rear standard for shifting. this way you also can do "flat" stitching within the image circle of the lens  and you can easily achieve 80 and more MP with olders backs in the ~33-39MP range. there's nothing new about it...
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 06:09:48 PM »
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Hi Edmund,

I think your European winter has frozen your brain if you think that the Nikon D800 is unsuitable for professionals.

My entire photography business is now solely reliant on my Nikon D800 and D800E cameras as my MF digital systems is now redundant due to the superior functionality and quality of these two cameras.

Cheers

Simon

Simon,

 I was trying -unsuccessfully it seems- for humor. Meaning the D800 AF was a bit flaky initially, which I called "professional" by reference to my Mamiya which drove me crazy, and then Nikon went and fixed it with the latest firmware release, and now people are raving about the AF, which I called "unprofessional" to be funny. By the way I know the AF was off on some samples initially  because I did my usual portrait tests, and then did not buy a D800, I got a D4 at the time, and that had really good focus and low light capability. My apologies for a somewhat cryptic post, no disrespect intended to the file quality of a camera which clearly rivals MF backs that sell at 10x the price.

 As to my brain, I don't get to use it that much these days so I guess maybe I should advertise it out on ebay as "mint" Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 06:35:47 PM »
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Forgive me getting off little off track but can someone point me to a good article, video, or book on shooting for and stitching of panoramas similar to what Mr. Dykinga is doing? I've never used this technique and would like to give it a try this year. It doesn't have to be for tilt/shift lenses only.


Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography by Harald Woeste is a good start.

Someone told me thare is a great German book too.
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »
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Hi Eronald,

Totally get ya man.

Sorry for the frozen brain comment must be that daylight saving finished here yesterday in New Zealand and the days are getting colder so I am a bit of a crumpie bum this Monday morning. I had brain freeze on Friday night but that was Vodka induced.

All the best.

Simon
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2013, 01:40:58 PM »
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Hi,

You could check out my article here for some ideas: http://echophoto.dnsalias.net/ekr/index.php/photoarticles/panorama-and-stitching

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Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography by Harald Woeste is a good start.

Someone told me thare is a great German book too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2013, 03:03:54 PM »
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These are very nice Fred.

TM

Additional tools for stitching. I put in a call to Century Optics and they think that the wide angle preview for shift is a neat idea and fits their
marketing area really well as they are distributed by Schneider. I even suggested a crude zoom in the adapter with indicators for corresponding
shift numbers.

I stated at the beginning of the thread that what Dykinga is doing applies to say a D800 doing for Dykinga what his 4x5 did for him
at least in part and that the same can be applied to MFD digital, but going into the realm of the optical look of 8x10.

Regarding landscape photography I have always done a fair bit and have even been hired by the likes of L'Oreal at good commercial rates
to wonder around Hawaii, Miami and New Oreleans for a few days and shoot landscapes for look books I made for L'Oreal. Also early in my career I did a lot of Industrial photography
that included landscapes that included power stations etc.

here are some snapshots of the landscape for L'Oreal.









I also am lucky to live here and like to take Puppy landscapes too  Wink



Same place hiking with the Dogs and the bats....


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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 03:13:43 PM »
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These are very nice Fred.

TM


Indeed. Bravo.
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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »
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Indeed. Bravo.



Also shows how American cars of a certain age have far more dramatic value than most others. Imagine the same shot (second down) using a European one of the same era - maybe an old Mercedes just might pull it off. Rolls, Bentley? Nope, I don't think so.

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Also shows how American cars of a certain age have far more dramatic value than most others. Imagine the same shot (second down) using a European one of the same era - maybe an old Mercedes just might pull it off. Rolls, Bentley? Nope, I don't think so.

Rob C

Gullwing Merc, Jag E-type, even open MG? Different composition for sure, but then I don't know why no one ever tries to picture your modern blonde getting out of an Isetta Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2013, 06:18:42 PM »
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Also shows how American cars of a certain age have far more dramatic value than most others. Imagine the same shot (second down) using a European one of the same era - maybe an old Mercedes just might pull it off. Rolls, Bentley? Nope, I don't think so.

Rob C

The CitroŽn DS perhaps?
http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2009/02/09-citroen-ds-most-beautiful-car/
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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2013, 12:03:30 AM »
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Nissan Fiagaro?

BR Erik
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2013, 02:07:09 AM »
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Aaah the Citroen DS. Amazing car. Hydrolic self leveling suspension. One set of headlights would turn with the steering.


Such a cool style. Alas I could not afford one.... to many other priorities....

I ended up with the least photogenic car on the planet:

Citroen Dyan


Brilliant clunker. Convertable, hatch back, air cooled two cylinder, electric AND CRANK START.
Never broke down. Went through spark plugs like crazy as it fired both plugs at the same time
wasting a spark on the exhaust stroke and at times creating interesting back fires.

It went well with my first MF a Yashica Mat 124
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« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »
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The RhinoCam looks interesting - just a shame it's limited to a Sony NEX. And given that Bronica lenses are dirt cheap at the moment, it's also a shame that it doesn't have a Bronica adaptor either.
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« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2013, 07:33:01 PM »
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Fotodiox is working on something similar for Nikon and Canon bodies.
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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2013, 07:38:42 PM »
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Aaah the Citroen DS. Amazing car. Hydrolic self leveling suspension. One set of headlights would turn with the steering.



Bad childhood memories !!! My dad had one and I was always car sick !
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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2013, 10:39:17 PM »
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Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography by Harald Woeste is a good start.

Someone told me thare is a great German book too.

I was looking at that book but it's out of print and selling for way too much. I believe the German book you mentioned is the second edition of Woeste's book which appears to be available only in German.
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