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.

Douglas Boyd's current gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Ricoh RDC-7
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D70s
Nikon D800E
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Other gear:
  • Canon RC-250
  • Canon RC-570
  • Contax G2 system
  • Fuji GW690
  • Graflex Super Graphic
  • Hasselblad H1
  • Horseman 970 kit
  • Horseman 980 kit
  • Kodak Brownie Hawkeye
  • Kodak DC40
  • Kodak DC50
  • Kodak Retina IIIa
  • Konica Big Mini
  • Konica Hexar RF
  • Konica IIIa
  • Koni-Omega Rapid 100
  • Leica CL
  • Mamiya 6 2x
  • Mamiya 645 1000s
  • Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Mamiya C330F
  • Mamiya RZ-67
  • Mamiya Universal
  • Minolta 16 subminature
  • Minolta Autocord
  • Minolta CLE
  • Minolta Hi-matic AF
  • Minolta Maxxum 7 2x
  • Minox B
  • Nikon F100
  • Nikon MB-D12 Multi Battery Power Pack
  • Nikon N80 2x
  • Pacemaker Crown Graflex
  • Ricoh RDC-1
  • Rolleiflex 2.8F

Douglas Boyd's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Pentax 645Z
Sony Alpha 7S
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS

Douglas Boyd's previous gear

Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Nikon Coolpix 900
Nikon D90
Nikon D2X
Nikon D100
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
Other gear:
  • Hasselblad H3DII-39