iShootWideOpen

iShootWideOpen

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 7, 2006

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On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Hope no one takes it personally, but I find it a bit ironic that enthusiasts claim they need 42 - 50mp+ (whenever a new Canon, Nikon, Sony is released) for their hobbyist needs...

...But, when an equipment meant to be used by really high end pros shooting for Calvin Klein, Vogue, Vanity Fair, has 100mp, some people go "who needs that thing?".

Ironic much, isnt it?

I'd post a bit longer, but you get what I mean.

Believe it or not the vast majority of the 60-100MP backs are being used by wealthy enthusiasts shooting trees and grass, not spreads for Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
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avicenanw: I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

You're thinking Pentax 67.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:07 UTC

My buddy received his D5 this morning. He shot some raw files on his newspapers staff 1DX against his new D5, up to ISO 51,000. The D5 has about a stop better high ISO advantage but the image quality on the 1DX is much nicer to my eyes. He also preferred the file from 1DX. We both preferred the Canon colors and the image was sharper, perhaps because of the lenses? The AF speed of the D5 matches the 1DX (something his D4s did not) and has better low light acquisition. Dynamic range was slightly better with the 1DX, which was funny to see. Both cameras were tested with the current version Canon 24-70L II, 70-200L II and Nikon 24-70 VR, 70-200 VR II.
I don't have access to files right now but will get them sometime this week.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 39th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)

This would be my camera if it came with a 35mm Summicron. Come on Leica, 28mm????

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 156th comment | 4 replies
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Favorable Exponynt: Groundbreaking for Canon means 2010 for Nikon

2010 Nikon crop cameras had 13+ stops of DR?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

I still can't get over Leica mounting a 28mm lens over a 35. Seriously, why?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
On article Profoto launches collapsible OCF Beauty Dish (33 comments in total)
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ewelch: Too bad it doesn't work in the D1.

Why would't work on the D1 when it does on the B1?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Profoto launches collapsible OCF Beauty Dish (33 comments in total)
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Thomas Woob: Like my Phottix Luna (reviewed here: https://fstoppers.com/gear/fstoppers-reviews-phottix-luna-collapsible-beauty-dish-2516) so far. Solid construction and nice light. And much cheaper than this thingy here.

Your link doesn't work.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:18 UTC

50, 50, 50. The 50mm is just as intimate but doesn't introduce the ugly distortion. The 35mm is great for candids and environmental portraits at a distance.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 118th comment | 9 replies
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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Hartmonstr: I have owned this camera since December (got it on the half price deal) and also own the H4D-40. Everything about the H5D-50c wi-fi is incrementally, but not phenomenally, better. I'm a professional photographer and the ability to show the client the review images on an iPad was a key reason for the upgrade. As the author stated, the image quality is why you get this camera, especially if large prints are the end product. In so many ways smaller format is faster, more efficient and more ergonomic, but when standing in front of that 70 inch image, medium format (and more specifically, this camera) simply rules.

Please tell me image quality between the H4D-40 (I own one) and new 50C?
I have the 50 MK I and 100 2.2 and shoot portraits. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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RStyga: I wish Hassleblad would hire a Pentax or Mamiya/Leaf industrial designer - this is one ugly piece of gear.

Pentax, maybe. But Mamyia's DF and XF are butt ugly.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (242 comments in total)

Love to see it compared to the Zeiss Otus 28mm on a 5Ds/r.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 10th comment

Buy a used one in 6-month for half price. THAT IS NOT AN EXAGERATION!
Theres a guy selling his less than one year old IQ 250 for $19K. That back sells for close to $40K new.
I bought my Hasselblad H4D-40 used for $10,500 when it was selling for over $20K new.
As good as MFDB are today, they are heavily overpriced. And Phase leads customer gauging more than anyone else, including Leica.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:49 UTC as 15th comment

LOL at anyone using the 5Ds with a glorified iPhone Photo app.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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D610 User 1867: At first it felt like the iOS designers weren't talking to the OS X engineers (AirDrop anyone?), now it feels like the iOS designers are taking over Apple.

The kids have taken over the adults software.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 22:36 UTC
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darvil77: great pictures - is the person in n.6 Gordon Parks?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 16:16 UTC

For a nano second I considered saving $1800 and buying the Tamron over the Canon 11-24L. After seeing tests on digital-picture and lens rental I feel better about my move.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)

I just pre-ordered mine through B&H. Unfortunately I needed get rid of my excellent 16-35L IS to make room. So now I'm pretty set as wides go with a TS-E 17 & 24, Canon FD TS-E 35, 24-70L II, and Sigma 35. I'm still going to miss the 16-35L IS.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 41st comment

I helped the mirrorless segment by selling my Fuji XT-1 and an array of prime lenses last week. Going back to my primitive DSLR's.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 04:28 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
On article Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' (30 comments in total)

Why not the Seattle Times, the better Seattle metro newspaper?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 6th comment
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