The Davinator: 8x10 sheet of Provia. Done.
Thanks for your comments. It's always good to hear another point of view.
The PhaseOne IQ180 is old.
My comment about film applies to repro work. 8x10 film resolution is very good but achieving good results is extremely difficult if not impossible in a production environment.
Moreover, there is more to image quality than resolution. I have shot and scanned thousands of large format film and also use digital systems that cost more than homes. There is really no comparison between state of the art digital repro systems and scanning film. As much as like the look of film for fine art work I wouldn't recommend it for repro.
You might find this information interesting:http://www.normankoren.com/Tutorials/MTF7.htmlhttp://cybercopyfinearts.com/services/fine-art-reproduction-article/
The quality of scans from large format film does not come close to a directly captured image using a high-end digital back. Digital surpassed film a long time ago.
A-Frame: Quality is pretty good but not as good as scanning backs.. I see some focusing and stitching errors.. It's still quite amazing and I hope this inspires other innovations.
Not gigapixels but a Rencay SuperFineArt has over 400MP. The Google Art Camera scans that I saw on their site has many image artifacts. I don't think this system will meet cultural heritage digital preservation standards. Maybe once the hardware and software improves this will replace highly trained repro techs but it's not there yet.
Quality is pretty good but not as good as scanning backs.. I see some focusing and stitching errors.. It's still quite amazing and I hope this inspires other innovations.
_vlad: I am quite surprised by low quality rendering - water color quite often especially in greens. Having V10 and G4 I hardly ever got this level of smearing. I think LG with this model has gone Samsung route - quite heavily overprocessing the JPG. V10 renders - at least in comparable scenes - visibly more naturally - not to mention available full manual video mode.
The LG G5 jpeg engine is not great. Using the DNG RAW mode shows the potential of this phone. I posted samples here:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57739745
LG should include advanced JPEG options for compression and noise reduction and or improve the jpeg engine.
melgross: So, the main camera is good, but not great. The wide angle camera is fair, but not really good, but you really like the fact that it's there.
Considering just how bad the reviews for this smartphone overall have been everywhere, it doesn't seem as though these cameras are going to move the sales much. Very few people consider the camera as being more than one aspect of consideration, and rarely the biggest aspect.
Perhaps if this was a better phone overall.
I read lot of these LG G5 reviews. I think the implementation of the modular design and build quality could be better. However, I think the phone feels quite well made. Performance wise there is really nothing to complain about. The UI is fast and call quality is excellent. I chose this phone over other phones because of the dual camera and the modular feature. I posted test photos here:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57725594
The LG G5 looks better in person than in photos. The wide angle lens is fun. Performance wise I agree the jpegs are over processed. The dng files look much better. I'm pretty excited about the possibilities of future modules. The Cam Plus is OK but not something I would use daily. Overall it's a great phone.
fzrTom: A little question : who is using this kind of camera and what for ?
As many companies sale medium format cameras with a very high pricing (10k$, 20k$, 30k$, much more$) I'm curious to know who use them ?
Commercial studios, museums and libraries need high resolution and high dynamic range systems. I would consider a multi-shot version of the 100c but will now most likely go with a scanning back.
As the Hasselblad spokesperson said there is market for these high MP systems in libraries, universities, museums and archives. These markets are more interested in resolution and colour accuracy than high ISO performance. It will be interesting to see how this camera performs in the lab/studio.
A-Frame: This lens is a portrait photographer's dream. $1,700 for a lens is not absurd to a professional or amateur photographer who knows the purpose and value of this lens. The so called experts here will always have something to complain about.
@Der SteppenwolfDepending on the way the image was shot of course I can tell. Moreover an art director will show me a picture they want to emulate and often times they want a certain look to the out of focus areas. This is a fairly common situation in portrait and product commercial photography and something the amateur photographer may not encounter.
This lens is a portrait photographer's dream. $1,700 for a lens is not absurd to a professional or amateur photographer who knows the purpose and value of this lens. The so called experts here will always have something to complain about.
Archearer: For me as for architect and architectural photographer it’s a GREAT news! Thank you Samyang! I’m sure I’ll buy this lens at the first day it will be on sale in Russia. Nikon’s 24 mm PC-E lens is tooooo expencive, even for professional shooting. Samyang engeneers, if you read this, please don’t stop your work and also produce one more wide-angle lens – for interiors. I mean if you’ll design something similar to canon’s 17mm ts-e, but available for ALL systems – it will be BESTSELLER in interior photographers professional environment. Look: there is no similar products in Nikon’s line, and in Sony’s, and in Pentax’s also. So at current time interior and landscape photographers HAVE to use canon ts-e 17mm or large format film cameras like Sinar, which are very heavy and slow operating. But I’d like to have possibility to shoot interiors on Nikon d800, because of it’s awesome 36mp sensor and because I already have all Nikon’s system of acessories.
IMO 17mm is too wide for architecture since it can distort foreground objects. It does have some use for very small interiors but if you have the space longer focal lengths create more balanced images. The 24mm and 28mm are the most useful focal lengths.