Serious thinking of the Pentax 645 or shall wait? Locked

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Mako2011
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In reply to qianp2k, 7 months ago

qianp2k wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

But not everyone wants to print, no mention billboard size. How large of your real estate can hold those big prints?

I see your point. Also really makes the virtues of cell phone only photography more obvious. A lot to be said for..."good enough for what I do" practicality. Keeps cost down too...added bonus. Likely the reason higher quality photography (top end of the spectrum) is on the decline and market share is getting to be such a tough nut to crack.

Printing is really an old-fashion and dying technology that will be replaced by high-end display in a decade.

Also a good point for your type of IQ requirements. Keeps the bar down and saves in both processing time and money...unless you start chasing display resolution. A lot to be said for limiting output medium. A lot of pluses to that type of workflow/expectations. Certainly makes advances in sensor tech less and less relevant for some. Who needs more anyways.

Just do a survey in this forum, how many actually are working in billboard business?

Most photos come from a cell and make it no farther than Facebook.  In that regard your suggestion that resolution and DR aren't all that important is certainly valid for a large group. No denying that. I can absolutely see why IQ advances, of a certain nature, would be of little real use.

I don't deny there are some of them there but not many, not me, not you that I am sure about.

Not you most certainly as you have stated so. Nothing wrong with that at all.  I though go a bit further than that but certainly not weekly. I do print far more than most here, so I see why my experiences and requirements will obviously differ from yours. Yours are still valid points in relative terms. No need for you to buy a saddle when you don't ride.

But in other side, you can enjoy high resolution photos on today's monitor but inconvenience to shift photos around.

Always pros and cons

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