Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
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Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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KeepCalm: When I was married the whole think hinged around the marriage vows which were a one time promise and the venue was of minor importance. With these spectacular new modern marriages the underlying point seems to be rather lost in all this peripheral posturing and complexity.

evilmagicnut.. I didn't mention the importance of vows; please don't put words in my mouth. I said weddings haven't been about vows for decades; as they've been more about ceremony trappings more than anything else.

A negative spin on pouring a gross amount of money into wedding, as opposed to putting the money to better use while growing financially, emotionally and psychologically as a couple isn't required. Divorce rates and the declination of marriage overall in the developed nations over the decades illustrate how "negative" things are on that front without me having to drawn an outline...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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atamola: To each his own, but I much rather see a close up of happiness, love and connection in a tender moment --if we are talking about wedding photography.

Archiver, the whole social-psychology nonsense behind giving a woman an expensive ring should've been put to bed long ago, because it's just so dull minded. I'd be more impressed with a guy giving his bride to be, the deed to 10 acres of land in a nice undeveloped area close to town which can be later developed. That's better than a silly ring which typically only impresses women with overly simple minds and not a lot of education. I hope your friend is still married and his bride less self-serving. Too bad your friendship waned, but friendships come and go.... some friends we just outgrow.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: 645z is selling on B&H at 5500$!!

That's quite mind boggling isn't it?!

I can get the best IQ there is for that price now?

I can even add a freaking 75mm f/2.8 smc for 500$ more. I mean what the?

I am now SERIOUSLY considering a 5DIV upgrade, first time I did since I bought one. It's not keeping me needing anything more but still, this is a state of the art MF DSLR, seems like an end-of-life bargain.

:)Ebrahim, I don't see myself ever getting another 5D series body for myself- Too small for my liking most of the time, though I had high hopes for the 5DSR, but after comparing shots, stuck with MF and went with the Z. The 645z's deep grip I like a lot. "...but still has all the modern mirrorless-like tech you'd need." There hasn't been a time that I "needed" or even wanted mirrorless. It's the future but I prefer OVF.

edelitio, You can print a billboard from 4mp and few people would care; Billboards aren't usually where pixels are important. Pixels can be important if you're printing an intricate graphic on a standard door-size piece of glass or across many rows of tile. Computing power? My old 2011 iMac digests 50-80mp files just fine. Processing video is intensive yes, but today's computers can be outfitted with far more processing power and ram than what most professional photographers need or can even make use of :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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atamola: To each his own, but I much rather see a close up of happiness, love and connection in a tender moment --if we are talking about wedding photography.

I'd rather see brides forgo the traditional wedding, dress, cake, engagement ring, and all of the ridiculous expense, and instead put those thousands of dollars toward getting an education (so they're not whining about spousal support later), rental property(ies) to pay their own or their kid's tuition with, or put the money toward a mortgage or business property- something that they can "grow" financially.

Weddings, rings, cake and $6,000 ball gowns are lovely (I absolutely love ballgowns!) but are a gross waste of money for *most* young couples getting married, most of which hardly have two nickels to rub together in the form of meaningful finances.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: 645z is selling on B&H at 5500$!!

That's quite mind boggling isn't it?!

I can get the best IQ there is for that price now?

I can even add a freaking 75mm f/2.8 smc for 500$ more. I mean what the?

I am now SERIOUSLY considering a 5DIV upgrade, first time I did since I bought one. It's not keeping me needing anything more but still, this is a state of the art MF DSLR, seems like an end-of-life bargain.

645z... It's more enjoyable to use than the Hasselblad H series in my opinion. Best camera Pentax ever made.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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e11even: That's a magical moment right there. Those two are in love. They are obviously on the wild side...only place to be. I cannot remember a landscape shot as spectacular with such evidence of love.

I can see "evidence" of adventure, but standing on a rock that every tom, dick and harry stands on every day does not show a connection to, and is not evident of love. The photo is not warm, loving, or tender. It's just a cool novelty photo (at one time) of them out on a rock with a beautiful backdrop which has been done so often that it's now just cheesy.

... but not as horribly cheesy as pushing cake in each others faces at the wedding, or entwining arms while drinking from champagne glasses with the couple's name on them. . that would just be dripping with 'cheese'.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
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KeepCalm: When I was married the whole think hinged around the marriage vows which were a one time promise and the venue was of minor importance. With these spectacular new modern marriages the underlying point seems to be rather lost in all this peripheral posturing and complexity.

Keepcalm... Weddings in the U.S. haven't been about "vows" for many decades. It's about the bride having her wedding. 'lightandaprayer' mentioned weddings in the 80's... they were poofy spectacles; worse than fingernails being run across a chalkboard.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
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IdM photography: The Pentax 645 mount and lenses (except the 28-45mm zoom) are compatible with the larger 55 x 41 mm sensor... Are the Fujifilm G and Hasselblad X1D mounts compatible with a larger sensor? Someone knows?

IdM: "The Pentax 645 mount and lenses (except the 28-45mm zoom) are compatible with the larger 55 x 41 mm sensor"

Which is a darn shame. I would've rather have the lens compatible across the board even at the expense of added weight. I have a disdain for 'cropped' lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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Class A: Who says an updated Pentax 645 will use a 44x33 sensor again?

Unlike Fuji, who limited their potential with their mount size, Pentax has the option to choose a 60x45 (or close to that) sensor.

N.B. "twice the megapixels" != "twice the resolution".

Ebrahim, had the 645z offered 50mp on a 54x40mm sensor for less than $20k, and modernized film-era lenses, Pentax would've made more money from lenses (old and new) due to a revitalized presence in the primary and secondary (used) markets.

Pentax came out with a stellar product (645z) but crippled its ability due to Pentax's slow reaction to react to market realities. You can create an awesome camera, but if you have ratty support, aging lenses and no accessories, then you're essentially selling a "crippled" system.

Yes, Pentax can make money selling 44x33 for under $15k... but that's not even in the same universe as Pentax getting its act together; offering revamped lenses, and a 54x40 sensor when everyone else is still offering a platform based on a smaller sensor and lenses that cannot translate effortlessly between MF film and or digital MF of any sensor size. The fact that the 645d/z had a working set of lenses upon their debut was something Pentax should've capitalized on.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Too xpensive to buy ... Too xpensive to rent ...

Mariano Pacifico: "Too xpensive to buy ... Too xpensive to rent ..."

$110 for the day and $30/day for each lens? Too Expensive? You can't be serious.. The word "expensive" is relative, and for MF neither the rental nor the purchase price for the X1D *with 45mm lens* (under $14k) is "expensive".

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
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Class A: Who says an updated Pentax 645 will use a 44x33 sensor again?

Unlike Fuji, who limited their potential with their mount size, Pentax has the option to choose a 60x45 (or close to that) sensor.

N.B. "twice the megapixels" != "twice the resolution".

Class A: "Who says an updated Pentax 645 will use a 44x33 sensor again?"
If Pentax was smart they'd ditch the 44x33 and go straight for the larger sensors at very, very, aggressive prices. Had they got off their duffs years ago and created a quality FF body back when they should've with lenses to match, they'd be in the position to do so.

At least Fuji had a clue in that regard. MF is the upcoming FF; no different than it once was... hopefully Pentax or Fuji brings the larger sensors into their sights.
If Pentax revamped their existing 645 (film) lens range.. they can prove a formidable MF option for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: Who no 50MP FF? I don't want, need, 100-150MP sensors for photographing people. Not all of us shoot trees, rocks, and grass.

DrEvil: "Some people are bigger than others.."
In the U.S. Southern states, *most* people are bigger ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: Who no 50MP FF? I don't want, need, 100-150MP sensors for photographing people. Not all of us shoot trees, rocks, and grass.

8x10 sheet film was once common for shooting people.... how many MP did that equal? Bottom line: 100-300mp is perfect for shooting people for a lot of photographers... who would more than enjoy having at least LF quality in a MF form factor.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
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barringtonpro1: "Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D"

So, why is Pentax left out again?

barringtonpro1: "The next, Pentax645 is expected to be mirror-less.."
I sure hope not! Please at least one more 645 iteration before mirrorless. I don't want to have to look at a screen anytime soon- I still fancy OVF. Mirrorless is the future however and I welcome it, I'd rather sit it out for another iteration (or two) before I have to make the switch.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
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DenWil: Glad I bought the new Nikon to get my feet wet (digitally that is) while the MF options get sorted out.

What's being "sorted" out? Nothings happening now that doesn't normally happen. It's all cyclic.. MF offers a decisive advantage over smaller format until it doesn't, then prices of those old bodies drop, then much higher resolution bodies debut and the cycle starts over again. Right now MF is at the 'lull' stage before MF pulls away with higher and notably greater definition, etc..

... and between the plateaus and peaks, things like touch-screens, etc., come into the fray. The bottom line doesn't change though-- MF is about resolution and colour range (DR) irrespective of bells / whistles.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: 645z is selling on B&H at 5500$!!

That's quite mind boggling isn't it?!

I can get the best IQ there is for that price now?

I can even add a freaking 75mm f/2.8 smc for 500$ more. I mean what the?

I am now SERIOUSLY considering a 5DIV upgrade, first time I did since I bought one. It's not keeping me needing anything more but still, this is a state of the art MF DSLR, seems like an end-of-life bargain.

The sensor is 4 years old and new 100 and 150mp sensors are on the horizon; so an outgoing 645z, at the end of its life cycle, selling for $5500 with a 4% "reward" is pretty anticipated. Look how many times Hasselblad slashed the price on its 50mp H-series... which is still ridiculously priced.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
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zakaria: I think Pentax has a deal with sony for the 100 mp sensor.

Yes; 100mp is a given for upcoming 44x33mm sensors across the board.

What Pentax should focus on are the larger sensors at a cut throat price, refine the 645z (already a great body) and really charge the market hard with great support, and for the love of peaches... some decent freaking software. Pentax should capitalize on its 645 film era lenses by revamping them; modern optics and coatings.

Had Fuji, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Hasselblad, et al combined forces and created a "Capture One" software of their own years ago, they'd be better off for it and enjoying the fruits of their labour today; and photographers wouldn't have to rely on a notably inferior "Lightroom".

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 02:49 UTC
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Photomonkey: 50MP is already a PP pain.

it is?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 02:03 UTC
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goactive: Another large sensor almost no one needs for anything they shoot ever.
Who is this for? Who needs 100MP for anything they shoot

goactive... there are many uses for 100mp. The problem is that too many people (such as yourself), think that 100mp is huge when it isn't. Nikon/Canon et al have spoon fed people puny resolution for so long that people forget how many pixels it would take to equal large format 8x10 film that was regularly used for Landscapes, Glamour, and School groups photographs (band, choir, etc.), University Chancellors/Hospital Directors portraits, fine art, and wedding portraits just to name a few uses.

The answer to your questions is that we are just now getting into large format 8x10 film territory, while maintaining the advantage of a medium format camera form factor. In the future you can look for larger sensors 200-300mp (or more) in cameras with bellows; I hope I'm alive to see it ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
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cgarrard: "This is a BIG deal."

For who?

For those who have a use for the format (obviously), and for those who anticipate purchasing a MF camera off the used market as older models experience another price dip. Decades ago the Cessna Caravan was also huge deal when it made its debut, but probably not a big deal for those who didn't have a need for one... and or those who didn't have a $1,000,000+ to pay for it.

Likewise. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
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