csdotam

csdotam

Lives in Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.colorspace.am
Joined on Jun 17, 2011
About me:

Official photographer for FIH/PAHF/USFHA/BHF/BIGA. Fantastic jawline. Former virgin. Unhealthy addiction to chocolate milk and bubble baths.

Bodies
— Nikon D3s
— Nikon D3 [x2]

Flashes
— Speedlight SB-900
— Speedlight SB-800 [x2]

Lenses
— AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
— AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
— AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
— AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR
— AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
— AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D
— AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED

Power
— Profoto D4 2400r
— Profoto Pro 7B2 1200r [x2]

Heads
— Profoto ProRing
— Profoto ProHead [x4]
— Profoto Acute/D4 Head [x4]

LSTs
— Giant 210
— Mola Euro
— Softbox 1x6' RF [x2]
— Softbox 2x3' RF
— Softbox 3x4' RF
— Softbox 4x6' RF
— Softbox 5' Octa
— Zoom Reflectors [x8]
— Snoots [x2]
— Barn Doors [x2]
— Grid/Filter Holder [x2]
— Grids (20°, 10° 5°)

Comments

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Hy6 Mod2 w/ and a nice blend of the II R rotating sensor and the Credo's processing power/display.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 06:09 UTC as 166th comment
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vFunct: No built in rotation? Or do the Mamiya bodies handle well vertically?

@RKGoth - the RZ is 6x7, no?
@thomo - Hasselblad closed the H3 off. If you're using an existing H2+P1/Leaf set up, you can upgrade to an H4X and keep your third party sensor. No way to get into it new, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 07:00 UTC
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DotCom Editor: How many of these things does Mamiya expect to sell? Would they sell four times as many if they cut the price in half? (New application of the Inverse Square Law...)

They're cheaper than the equiv IQ entries, and those have been moving pretty nicely.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
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Superka: Mamiya should have continued producing film cameras instead of this.

It's called the RZ - and it's still being manufactured.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
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Dirk67: It is better looking than the Aptus series but the only big important difference is Liveview, which I don't have on my back. Output-wise it may be the same. Can a D800E challenge this? I don't know about the 40Mp but the 80Mp is still miles away. Plus you get a different aspect ratio, which is closer to 4x5 and 8x10 film. Personally I prefer that and with 35mm I would have to crop a lot to get to that aspect ratio. My lab support structure disappeared and I don't even get my 5x7 film anymore. The 80mp back is getting close to LF film, with smooth, detailed files. It can't do anything meaningful above 200 ISO (That's why DXO numbers suffer) but at ISO 50-200 it really pushes out fantastic files. I wish the D800E would give me that detail but it does not. It would save me a lot of money.

"only big important difference"

I'm sorry - have you ever seen the back LCD of an Aptus? It's good for changing the ISO and that's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 06:50 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (185 comments in total)
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kayone: Anyone else wish they kept ISO and WB as buttons on the top upper left dial?

The ISO and WB buttons have never been on the top upper left dial — at least not on a flagship body (I don't think). They certainly weren't on the D3/s/x or the D2h/x/xs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 02:23 UTC
On Mamiya and Leaf brands and lineups consolidate article (23 comments in total)
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Klaus H: You have to wonder how long these guys will survive... Phase and Hasselblad too. If Sony/Nikon/Canon release 35mm bodies at 32-36MP it will hurt them even harder too.

Right - because sensor size never mattered.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:57 UTC
On Mamiya and Leaf brands and lineups consolidate article (23 comments in total)
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jmmgarza: They are doomed.

Not so - Leaf, Mamiya, P1 and Schneider have all been in bed together for quite some time ..and it's a fabulous thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:56 UTC
On Phase One introduces 645DF medium format camera article (2 comments in total)
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Kfrog: Does Phase One actually make the body or is it a Mamiya body with "PhaseOne" plastered on the front? If not, then what is the difference?

It's a 'strategic alliance' between the two brands.

Essentially, Phase One [who are now a major stakeholder in] Mamiya, Leaf and Schneider all got in bed together to work towards an amazing platform. So Schneider designs the optics, Phase One keeps the company in the black, Mamiya designs the bodies and actual camera whatnot, and Phase One and Leaf make the backs.

With the exception of a lick of paint on both the bodies and the lenses, they're identical. WITH THAT SAID, the v-grip is a little different. As Leaf and Phase One backs both take two entirely different batteries, the grips reflect that. So unless you want to have both Phase One and Leaf batteries, you get the respective grip. P1 => P1. Leaf => Mamiya.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 19:29 UTC
On Editorial Lighting - The Minimalist Way article (89 comments in total)
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shutterhappens: If I was a professional photographer, I would make photos that cannot be mistaken for badly exposed snap shots.

It'd probably be a good time to start doing that, then :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 14:47 UTC

Um. This is a D5000.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 14:33 UTC as 16th comment
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