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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G3X flash sync speed Canon PowerShot Talk 3 hours ago
This month through your Sony A Mount camera - March 2017 Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 1 day ago
Tony Northrup on A99ii: "it's probably the closest I've ever come to the perfect camera." Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 days ago
Comparative Review of Two Walkaround FF Zoom Options Sigma 24-105 vs. CZ 24-70 Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 weeks ago
Tamron lenses not MFA'ing on A99ii? Others? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 weeks ago
a99ii availability Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 weeks ago
A99 II or A7R II recommendation? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 weeks ago
My experience with A99II and A99 Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 weeks ago
DPR's review of the a99ii is now complete! Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 1 month ago
Your 2017 New Gear Resolutions? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 months ago
A99ii DXOMark Lens Tests posted Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 2 months ago
What are the reasons to stick with SLT (vs mirrorless)? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 months ago
A99 II Head Count Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 months ago
Should I abandon the A-mount? Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk 3 months ago
How do I reduce resolution for portraits? TOO MUCH DETAIL. Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 7 months ago
Zhongyi Lens Turbo - use Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 7 months ago
For those on the fence about the 24-240mm Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 8 months ago
Would you buy a 75mp A9? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 8 months ago
A7rii, APS-C mode vs using an a6000 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 8 months ago
Trying to decide between 70-300 or 70-200 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
If you're on the fence for a FE 70-300G Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
A7II or A6300 for upcoming trip? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
A6300 + FE70-300 G or RX10 III for BIF? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 9 months ago
A Amazing Lens IF You Get A Good One Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
10 18 on full frame Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 9 months ago
Sony 70-300 vs 24-240 vs RX10 III Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 10 months ago
Traveling to Thailand what to put in my back? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 10 months ago
Ken Rockwell reviews the Sony RX10 III Sony Cyber-shot Talk 10 months ago
Better/Cheaper alternative to the Batis 85mm? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 10 months ago
Sony 24-240 at 240mm compared: A7rII vs A6000 in APS-C mode Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 11 months ago
Sony A7R ii pictures are grainy in LR Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 11 months ago
FE 24-105 - will a zoom like that ever materialise? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 11 months ago
Sony 10-18mm vs Zeiss 16-35mm f4 on Full Frame a7R - comparison test Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 11 months ago
Nissin I40 vs Sony HVL 20m Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 25, 2016
New 85 g master images Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 20, 2016
Best Lenses for Sony A7RII? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 12, 2016
If you had to choose between FE55 and Batis 85? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 10, 2016
The 24-240 Just Surprised Me Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Feb 18, 2016
Sony a7rii - Best lens for Traveling Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Feb 2, 2016
FE55 or Batis 85? Inputs needed. Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 10, 2016
Who is using uncompressed RAW on the A7rII and why? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Nov 20, 2015
P900 or P610? Nikon Coolpix Talk Nov 15, 2015
anyone using the sony 10-18 in ff mode on the a7sII? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Nov 13, 2015
FE 70-200 or FZ1000 for birding? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Nov 5, 2015
how big have you print ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 21, 2015
So what's the Batis verdict after all? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 20, 2015
initial lens selection for A7Rii Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 16, 2015
Thinking of buying an A7R II. Is there enough difference ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 12, 2015
Sony FE 24-240mm vs. Canon 24-105mm F/4 IS on the A7RII Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 4, 2015
Deo TechArt Contax G to Sony Mark III heartache Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Sep 17, 2015