Douglas Boyd

Douglas Boyd

Lives in United States Las Vegas, United States
Works as a Physicist
Has a website at www.dboyd.com
Joined on May 28, 2002
About me:

I've been shooting digital photography since the beginning, starting with the Canon RC-250 in 1990 and advancing to the Chinon in 1992, then to the Ricoh RDC-1 in 1993. Since then, I have had a succession of more conventional digitial cameras including models from Nikon, Minolta, Ricoh, and Casio. In 2002 I used Nikon D100 and Minolta D7i.
Prior to 1990 I was a film photogrpapher, starting with 5x7 and 4x5 view cameras in the late 1940s, adapting to 35mm in the 50s (Konica, Leica CL), and experimenting with 120/220mm format using Rollei TLR, Mamiya 120, and Mamiya 645 systems. I used to do all my own wet chemistry using Omega D2 and a color darkroom. But in recent years switched to scanning and digital printing. Since 2007 I have been concentrating on large landscape prints using Hasselblad H series cameras and backs, and since 2013 36mp Nikon and Sony cameras. Currently using D800e, A7r, and RX10. My largest print is 30" x 96" using a Fuji 6x17 camera, Fuji Velvia 100 and an Epson 9000 scan. Medium format digital cameras can reach this quality, as can D800e/A7r with stitching. I also have the RX10 for outdoor fill flash purposes exploiting its ability to sync up to 1/4000th which smokes Hasselblad which is limited to 1/800th sync, and the slow DSLR cameras at 1/250th. I have also been working with longer lenses and find the Nikon 800mm f5.6 with 1.25x extender lens gets its best results using A7r, not 800e. The difference seems to be A7r's superior live view which facilitates critical focussing.

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Sony a7rii - Best lens for Traveling Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 1 week ago
FE55 or Batis 85? Inputs needed. Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 1 month ago
Best flash for A900? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 months ago
Who is using uncompressed RAW on the A7rII and why? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
P900 or P610? Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 months ago
anyone using the sony 10-18 in ff mode on the a7sII? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
FE 70-200 or FZ1000 for birding? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
how big have you print ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
So what's the Batis verdict after all? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
initial lens selection for A7Rii Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
G3X flash sync speed Canon PowerShot Talk 4 months ago
Thinking of buying an A7R II. Is there enough difference ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
Sony FE 24-240mm vs. Canon 24-105mm F/4 IS on the A7RII Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 months ago
Deo TechArt Contax G to Sony Mark III heartache Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
Sony A7r MKII & Telephoto Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
Cheap but decent wide angle lens for A7x Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
A7RII added to studio scene. Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
When should we expect the first A9? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
Fake ISOs on the a7RII Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 6 months ago
Fast Focusing Telephoto Lens A7rii? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 6 months ago
Am I the only one on the forum who can't consider an A7rII? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 6 months ago
A7RII – Are we expecting too much? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 6 months ago
Using the A7r with flash Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 7 months ago
The best full frame wide angle prime lens for the a7r??? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 OOS E.. Anybody Got One? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 9 months ago
Advice on travel set-up Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
rx100 m3, or not Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
What are the advantages to full frame Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
The RX10 pictures thread (or why we love the RX10) Sony Cyber-shot Talk 11 months ago
RX10 price Sony Cyber-shot Talk Jan 17, 2015
Wow, found a Beercan!!! Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk Sep 5, 2014
A7R users : what do you think ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Aug 25, 2014
Magenta cast in the shadows of RX10 images - and a workaround Sony Cyber-shot Talk Aug 23, 2014
Advice needed: RX-10 or FZ-1000 Sony Cyber-shot Talk Aug 20, 2014
Back to having to make a decision. Could Sony announce an RX10 mark 2 soon? Sony Cyber-shot Talk Jul 18, 2014
645Z First Impressions at LL Pentax SLR Talk Jul 13, 2014
Lots of sample pics from the 645z Pentax SLR Talk Jul 8, 2014
A D800E user revisits the D70 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk Jul 6, 2014
Any news on a D800 update? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk Jun 8, 2014
A7R Wow! Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jun 3, 2014
A7 - Recommend me a small & light tele lens Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Apr 23, 2014
a7r shutter vibration discussion Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 26, 2014
A7r with Minolta Lenses (full size pictures) Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 20, 2014
What gear for a Hawaii (Kauai) trip? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 15, 2014
Alpha 7r as a D800 replacement Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Dec 31, 2013
D800 + 20mm f/2.8 captures solar halo and solar pillar Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk Dec 6, 2013
Nikon and Cannon left in dust by Sony Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk Oct 22, 2013
A7 design, the good, the bad and the ugly Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 18, 2013
High School football with flash. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D800) Talk Oct 17, 2013
Zhongyi Lens Turbo - use Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Sep 2, 2013