645Discovering the Sunset (large pic) + 100% crops

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Mahesh Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
645Discovering the Sunset (large pic) + 100% crops

A colorful sky over Discovery Park in Seattle.

645D & SMC-A 75mm f/2.8. The 645D's CCD sensor is nothing short of amazing. I find that I prefer the colors and look of images from a CCD sensor (even if there is a bit more grain) over the "buttery smoothness" of CMOS sensor images. Just my personal preference. Also, the Pentax 75mm manual focus lens is crazy SHARP!

Here's a 100% crop of the distant sailboat. I think the guy is eating a shrimp cocktail. LOL! :):

Here's a 100& crop from the left lower portion:

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moving_comfort
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,203
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Wonderful Mahesh. Enough resolution to look for ants on the logs at 100% crop. How big have you printed your 645D shots, BTW?

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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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moving_comfort wrote:

Wonderful Mahesh. Enough resolution to look for ants on the logs at 100% crop. How big have you printed your 645D shots, BTW?

Thanks, MC! So far, the largest I've printed is 40" x 60". It's still amazingly sharp at that size. Two important lessons I've learned is that it's immensely important to have a steady tripod and to use mirror lockup (with remote release). This is doubly important because I now hove to use apertures much smaller than in 35mm format to achieve the same depth of field. Consequently the exposure times then to be longer. The slightest misstep in technique can negate that beautiful power of a sharp lens and a 40 MP sensor.

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tcom Veteran Member • Posts: 7,190
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Hi Mahesh

Great shot. Looks like the A75 is at least as good performer than the FA75 which is certainly my sharpest lens I have. Your crops show well the quality of the lens as well as the sensor.
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Dale108
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Meuh Senior Member • Posts: 2,736
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nice image and amazingly detailed 100% crops.
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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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tcom wrote:

Hi Mahesh

Great shot. Looks like the A75 is at least as good performer than the FA75 which is certainly my sharpest lens I have. Your crops show well the quality of the lens as well as the sensor.

Thanks, Dominique! Ya, love the A75. For my type of photography, manual focus is all I need.

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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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Dale108 wrote:

Nice series Mahesh.

Dale

Thanks, Dale! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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Meuh wrote:

nice image and amazingly detailed 100% crops.

Thanks, Meuh! I mentioned this above, but it's worth repeating. I've made several 40" x 60" prints, and the detail is astounding!

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Nhelnhel Senior Member • Posts: 1,261
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Mahesh,

Very beautiful scene you got there and also the camera :-).

I really dont know how it feels to shoot with 645D but now i can see and feel in your photo how is it to shoot with that camera.

Thank you for posting.

Nhelnhel

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Just...Amazing! wow...;-D [nt]
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Meuh
Meuh Senior Member • Posts: 2,736
Re: 645Discovering the Sunset (large pic) + 100% crops

I can Imagen.

While I don't do many prints that large.. I would love to have a 645d to play around with.. I can only imagen how much better it would be to use for studio style shots or getting shallower dof with flash.

I don't think ill ever get to the point of affording something like that but I had a dream I owned one so hopefully dreams can come true :D.

Mahesh wrote:

Meuh wrote:

nice image and amazingly detailed 100% crops.

Thanks, Meuh! I mentioned this above, but it's worth repeating. I've made several 40" x 60" prints, and the detail is astounding!

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Younes B Contributing Member • Posts: 839
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Hi Mahesh,

Beautiful demo of the resolution of the 645D. Zooming like that...
ALso, I kind of agree with your assessment regarding CCD vs CMOS.
But let's not start a discussion on this topic again...

I am still using a K10 and enjoying it actually..

Younes

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ernieF Senior Member • Posts: 1,591
Re: Just...Amazing! wow...;-D [nt]

That really is stunning. And it's apparent that 'technique' is just as important as lens sharpness and sensor quality. I'm pleased to see you point that out as it's also important with less expensive equipment, and this is a good reminder. You make that 645 Sing!

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Sinnettc
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Wow, Mahesh. It's a good thing those 645D's are out of my price range or I'd have to have one or two! 8^D

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Azad Hussain Forum Member • Posts: 50
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Great shot,keep posting regularly. You remind me my Pentax 67II.

photogerald Senior Member • Posts: 1,797
drool...

Bigger was better in the film days and as you've shown here the same is still true for digital!

Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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Nhelnhel wrote:

Mahesh,

Very beautiful scene you got there and also the camera :-).

I really dont know how it feels to shoot with 645D but now i can see and feel in your photo how is it to shoot with that camera.

Thank you for posting.

Nhelnhel

Thanks, Nhelnhel! What I love the most about the "feel" of the 645D is the shutter release. It's such a satisfying sound. It's a big camera, but feels comfortable. That doesn't really matter, as all my shots with it have been on a tripod.

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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
Re: 645Discovering the Sunset (large pic) + 100% crops

Meuh wrote:

I can Imagen.

While I don't do many prints that large.. I would love to have a 645d to play around with.. I can only imagen how much better it would be to use for studio style shots or getting shallower dof with flash.

I don't think ill ever get to the point of affording something like that but I had a dream I owned one so hopefully dreams can come true :D.

I know you do great studio work. I bet you'd have a field day with this camera and the fantastic lenses.

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Mahesh OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
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Younes B wrote:

Hi Mahesh,

Beautiful demo of the resolution of the 645D. Zooming like that...
ALso, I kind of agree with your assessment regarding CCD vs CMOS.
But let's not start a discussion on this topic again...

I am still using a K10 and enjoying it actually..

Younes

Thanks, Younes! I know people have strong preferences about CCD vs CMOS.

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