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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The RX10 pictures thread (or why we love the RX10) Sony Cyber-shot Talk 1 week ago
Wow, found a Beercan!!! Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 1 month ago
A7R users : what do you think ? Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 2 months ago
Magenta cast in the shadows of RX10 images - and a workaround Sony Cyber-shot Talk 2 months ago
Advice needed: RX-10 or FZ-1000 Sony Cyber-shot Talk 2 months ago
Back to having to make a decision. Could Sony announce an RX10 mark 2 soon? Sony Cyber-shot Talk 3 months ago
645Z First Impressions at LL Pentax SLR Talk 3 months ago
Lots of sample pics from the 645z Pentax SLR Talk 3 months ago
A D800E user revisits the D70 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 3 months ago
Any news on a D800 update? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 4 months ago
A7R Wow! Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 4 months ago
A7 - Recommend me a small & light tele lens Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 6 months ago
a7r shutter vibration discussion Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 7 months ago
A7r with Minolta Lenses (full size pictures) Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 9 months ago
The best full frame wide angle prime lens for the a7r??? Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 9 months ago
Using the A7r with flash Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 9 months ago
What gear for a Hawaii (Kauai) trip? Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 9 months ago
Alpha 7r as a D800 replacement Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk 10 months ago
D800 + 20mm f/2.8 captures solar halo and solar pillar Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 10 months ago
Nikon and Cannon left in dust by Sony Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Oct 22, 2013
A7 design, the good, the bad and the ugly Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Oct 18, 2013
High School football with flash. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Oct 17, 2013
Zhongyi Lens Turbo - use Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Sep 2, 2013
O/T: Best, lightest compact? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 26, 2013
18-35mm: Nikon's Sharpest G Lens at 18mm and F/4... Nikon SLR Lens Talk May 19, 2013
Thinking of adding another flash, which one? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 6, 2013
I have 2 D800s and unfortunately they only work in studio.... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jan 15, 2013
D800 owners, do you own a second body? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Dec 19, 2012
Fill Flash, Nikons Achiles heel Can anybody advise me please?? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Dec 18, 2012
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 / d800 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Nov 9, 2012
A simple poll......24MP or 36MP... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Oct 11, 2012
Bought D800 to replace my A850, hope I dont regret it. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Sep 15, 2012
D800E and NEX-7 Anyone have both? Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Sep 2, 2012
Sick to death of this ridiculous forum Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Aug 12, 2012
D800 and 28-300 AF-S VR, my mini review with real life samples... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Aug 5, 2012
With all the issues, it's interesting that the D800 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Aug 4, 2012
Tamron 18-200 mm lens on Nex-7 Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Jul 13, 2012
D800E for Facebook snaps Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jul 10, 2012
D800E with Sigma 24-70mm EX HSM performance Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 26, 2012
28-300 vr on d800 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 26, 2012
Sigma HSM is not that bad of a lens Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 24, 2012
If you thought Pop Photo's D800 knock was dumb, try this one Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 23, 2012
Do D800 users regret not getting the D800E? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 17, 2012
D800 at 300mm compared to Nex7 at 200mm Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jun 16, 2012
POST ECLIPSE shots here, please Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 24, 2012
Which lenses and filters to take to Moab for the solar eclipse Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 19, 2012
What lens to Egypt Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 7, 2012
One D800 available at Discount Camera San Francisco Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 6, 2012
B&H Email Today re: D800/E Order Backlog Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 2, 2012
LA-EA1 A-mount adaptor NEX 7 Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Apr 28, 2012