Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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justmeMN: "I can say it use to take about 70 people to make a lens like that prior to automation, now we need about 6 or 7."

In the USA, there is political discussion about "bringing back" manufacturing jobs. Increasing automation is why it's not going to happen.

@picktherighttool... irrespective of Trump's fantasy world, hardly any business on the planet is foolish enough to move manufacturing to the U.S. without a very, very enticing reason to do so that directly positively affects net profits and reduces payroll. I'm surprised we still pay people to flip burgers and take food orders. At least our local McDonald's allows customers to punch in their own order and pay at a kiosk... something that should've been done in the 90's for Pete's sakes!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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justmeMN: "I can say it use to take about 70 people to make a lens like that prior to automation, now we need about 6 or 7."

In the USA, there is political discussion about "bringing back" manufacturing jobs. Increasing automation is why it's not going to happen.

@Jon Stern.. that is definitely not the current case with a lot of manufacturing / clothing. The bottom line is that because of the internet, I'm not confined to shopping here in the U.S. and can deal directly with China, and other countries from the comfort of my bed using a notebook computer is why many U.S. businesses can't compete whether we're talking about $2,500 dresses and ball gowns or lenses. Too often a better price can be had from abroad.

B&H (U.S. camera store) is often hundreds of U.S. dollars more expensive for the same product purchased new w/warranty and return policy; direct from overseas.

People weren't shopping the heck out of China and other countries via the internet back in 1995. No comparison :)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: dark goob, King Penguin, ChaosCloud, DtEW, rodkemish
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Note: most Muslim’s may adhere to there false religion more faithfully than many Christian’s & are great people until they are living next to the other sect of Muslim’s then there is unfortunately perpetual war & mutual self destruction just look at Iran, Iraq, Syria etc. Some muslin’s see it as their duty to conquer the country they live in by forced conversion for Mohamed when there are enough of them, then the world.

@King Penguin... Are you saying Jesus *isn't* white.. with tow blonde hair, pale skin and little blond children with rosy cheeks sitting at his feet, lovingly hugging a lamb. You mean to tell me all this time my local Christian bookstore (and countless others) are selling pictorial (and horribly cheesy) versions of a lie? ;)

We'd do the U.S. a great service by keeping religion (of any kind) out of government, and government not giving credence, recognition, or any form of concession to any form of marriage. Marriage & religion should be a personal issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (442 comments in total)
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left eye: I've been developing a few raws from the GFX and the 5DsR at 800 ISO - as that's the ISO I generally need for hand-held shooting. Interestingly [using ACR's new v2 5DsR profile] there's not a massive difference between the two.

Yes the GFX has a greater shadow lift capability, but mainly to me the choice not now between differences in image quality, but whether I prefer to work with EVF or OVF, a 4:3 or 2:3 ratio, AF speed inc. in low-light, IS lenses, etc.

Have a look at my 800ISO comparison grabs here [developed how I like them, with maximum detail - not to hide grain/noise]...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59269995

I would use Hasselblad, while eagerly waiting for the Canon. FF couldn't offer what the Sony 33x44 could (even today). I knew what I'd get with the Sony sensor and went with the 645Z. It offered advantages that fit me best (though the slow sync is a pain in my side)

(1) Shooting on bright beaches near wide open; I definitely wanted faster than a 1/800 shutter. (2) High iso is something I actually use a lot on MF (going from base to 12800 or higher) the 645z had better hi- iso options.

FF *still* doesn't offer 50mp + great iso performance, though Sony's making great strides.. but sheesh, it's practically 3 years later!

(3) Disappointed in Phase (didn't offer anything in features to help me make more $ over using the Pentax. Beautiful cameras though! Reminds me of Leica. (4) ... 44x33 sensor for under $10k? Wasn't anything left to do but click the "buy" button ;)
(5) No lens advantage between brands after processing when using best lenses (*based on my needs*).

Very happy.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (442 comments in total)
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kadardr: From a practical point of view there is no real difference between the Fujifilm and the Canon camera. Even at ISO 3200 the difference is minuscule. In my view the flexibility of the Canon system makes up for the most of the differences. Some straightforward direct comparison is needed. (I actually shoot Nikon)

@rrccad... "barely larger" (chuckle)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (442 comments in total)
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ogl: The level of details of 50 MP Fuji and Pentax is a bit higher than EOS 5DS R. Not much, but there is some small difference.

@otto k.. Who mentioned anything about sensor size having anything to do with leaf shutters. I mentioned that an X1D offers a performance gain due to its sync speed, which by the way is a net performance gain that that isn't realized by any other digital camera on the market right now at its price and below.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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falconeyes: I like the How To site and examples.
However, they don't follow a minimalistic approach. I know for at least a few examples that a very similiar lightning effect can be achieved with considerably less effort (read number of light sources).

When learning, I always find it helpful to keep examples to the bare minimum in order not to obfuscate the principle. Still, this is a great resource to see how masters have achieved their photo.

:)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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Michael Boniwell: They all look very similar to me. That said the biggest differences for me are in the reels of thread, particularly the red one where my eyes see:

a) The Fuji GFX is the best. Smooth, detailed, clean.
b) The Pentax 654z is a very close 2nd place.
c) The sony lacks the details, but looks clean too.
d) The Canon 5Dsr is blochy, noisy, overly contrasty and lacking in detail, though in fairness only on this one section of red. Elsewhere it's holding it's own in terms of detail.

I must admit to getting swept up in the GFX hype and was excited about the thought of upgrading from my Canon 5DII. This comparison has made me pause. Not sure which horse to back.

Fast forward another 3 years or so, would we be seeing a greater difference between 35mm full frame and this mini-medium format? A 5Dsr II at 100MP vs a GFX II at 100MP for example?

What do we call film 4x5 or a smaller digital version that's larger than 6x9 film... "little large format"? (shakes head)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (442 comments in total)
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left eye: I've been developing a few raws from the GFX and the 5DsR at 800 ISO - as that's the ISO I generally need for hand-held shooting. Interestingly [using ACR's new v2 5DsR profile] there's not a massive difference between the two.

Yes the GFX has a greater shadow lift capability, but mainly to me the choice not now between differences in image quality, but whether I prefer to work with EVF or OVF, a 4:3 or 2:3 ratio, AF speed inc. in low-light, IS lenses, etc.

Have a look at my 800ISO comparison grabs here [developed how I like them, with maximum detail - not to hide grain/noise]...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59269995

@left eye, take the cameras outdoors and shoot amongst grasses and water (a lot of it in the Bay Area and down in Florida where I can often be found) and note the highlights on water, grass, sand, swing sets, poles, etc... One of the major reasons I forewent the 5Dsr, which I had eagerly anticipated pulling the trigger on. That said, Canon did a fine job with the camera. Maybe next time they'll use a Sony sourced sensor ;)

I bet you're enjoying the stew out of the GFX!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (442 comments in total)
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ogl: The level of details of 50 MP Fuji and Pentax is a bit higher than EOS 5DS R. Not much, but there is some small difference.

@Zaptrax, to shoot above 6400, have the pixels at your disposal, and have more useable DR than the 5dsr in so many practical situations when shooting on location? I'd say it's worth it.

Some balk at the price of the Hasselblad X1D without thinking that just being able to sync 1/1600th and faster totally changes what a photograph can look like which can't be done with typical hss solutions... especially outdoors.

I wish testers would focus on the many real-world advantages of MF so people can see it's not just about pixels that make these cameras effective tools. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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kadardr: From a practical point of view there is no real difference between the Fujifilm and the Canon camera. Even at ISO 3200 the difference is minuscule. In my view the flexibility of the Canon system makes up for the most of the differences. Some straightforward direct comparison is needed. (I actually shoot Nikon)

@kadardr, the problem with test scenes is that (1) you have to rely on the lenses, techniques, and focusing of the testers (2) you're often not getting practical real-world information.

A 10 year old might read a car magazine and note that a $25k car has a similar track time as a $125k car. The numbers don't show the cheaper car having to be driven to the point of near-self-destruction to achieve those figures. Likewise, two dresses might look the same, but a $200 dress rarely feels and fits like a $2,500 dress.

In the case of people testing medium format, they seldom exploit the benefits of shooting the format in their testing. Mom: "Oh, can you cut her out (daughter out of the family portrait) and print her 8x10; her expression is better." ... tests don't show that difference.

You can bet your bottom dollar that if the difference was only very slight in real-word shooting, most medium format users/owners would've never spent money on the format to begin with. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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photo_rb: I love the idea of manufacturers building larger sensor cameras but on the flip side, the increasing quality of smaller than FF sensors is also great to see. What a nice time to be a photographer.

I see what you mean now. I never could relate to the GAS as I try to buy cameras/lenses that I can keep and really use as a money making tool for 10 years. I think stair-stepping to better gear is also ridiculous in most cases as well. Hold your horses until you're able to buy what you *need*; whatever gives the best of both worlds, return on your investment and performance/quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
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falconeyes: I like the How To site and examples.
However, they don't follow a minimalistic approach. I know for at least a few examples that a very similiar lightning effect can be achieved with considerably less effort (read number of light sources).

When learning, I always find it helpful to keep examples to the bare minimum in order not to obfuscate the principle. Still, this is a great resource to see how masters have achieved their photo.

@falconeyes you're correct, however a minimalistic approach doesn't sell as much product :)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
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vscd: The thing which kept me from GAS is to compare pictures without knowing the hardware used. Except of the nightscene at the end I would guess I could take all pictures with any recent fullframe or APS-C cam and most people wouln't see the difference without knowing the exifs. Downscaled to 22MPixel.

@RPJG "I'm not necessarily disagreeing, but: if you downscale to 22MP, isn't that defeating the purpose of a large hi-res sensor?"

Or... one large benefit can be having that much room to crop and still have a 22mp file after cropping. Think about the options you now have if you're printing 11x17" 'ish, and think about how that latitude can affect your lens purchases as well...

Make that a 100mp sensor and you start seeing some interesting practical business benefits far beyond image quality and how those benefits can translate into money. What lens would you have to use on a FF camera (you pick) to equate someone using a 400mm lens on a 100mp MF sensor cropped to 22mp? That's how you have to think as a business person based on what you shoot and who pays you. Is there a benefit? The variables are many but that's the performance / price thinking you have to employ when making a business (or personal) decision if something is too expensive... or not. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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mikey fried: yes it's probably wonderful but no-one can afford it so why bother with all this.

Well obviously people can afford it because people own it. People own 600mm f/4 lenses don't they? This camera with several lenses is cheaper than that... which is why people "bother with it".

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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VisualFX: Can we just get OOC JPGs and quit with the "edited to taste" photos?

@MrBrightSide.... because the camera doesn't know what I or a client prefers, which is why great products like Photoshop, Lightroom et al still exist.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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blink667: Would love to see the Fuji images compared to those from an old Hasselblad. Other than more resolution, I'm not seeing anything special here.

@blink667. (((chuckle))) You're not "seeing" anything special because you're not the one getting paid to provide the content. (friendly poke in your ribs) a lot of the benefit is what allows you to even get the shot.

Here's what I want you to do or imagine yourself doing. Take a CCD MF 60mp Hasselblad, go into a diner at sunrise or sunset (gives awesome light through windows and shadows abound) or a bar at sunset, and shoot a glamour session with a 120mm lens attached; handheld.... you're getting paid (just pretend) so you might want at least 1/320 shutter speed and you have to move fast. You might even think how a stabilized telephoto lens would come in handy at this point.

Then after you've cussed your way through that shoot, use a CMOS MF 50mp Hasselblad and within 3 minutes of shooting tell me the first real-world benefit you realize between the two...

;)

If you're comparing CMOS sensors, then the difference between them (Fuji, Hasselblad, Pentax, Phase..) is negligible.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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utphoto: Amazing, so many myopic posts. Most buyers of this camera, or other medium format systems, aren't amateurs. They are pros and this camera will appeal to a travel or landscape photographer who needs to travel light but at the same time is earning a living selling very large prints in galleries or juried art festivals. They will select this camera or others (Hasselblad, Phase, Pentax) because they need to squeeze every bit of detail and nuance out of an image file. I would guess that the majority of negative posts involving the very tired discussion of FF vs MF, the size of the sensor, are from amateur gear heads instead of professional photographers who actually earn their living selling images.

@utphoto.... nailed it.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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bryanbrun: How many people need a medium format camera to "earning a living selling very large prints in galleries or juried art festivals."

What is that maybe 1,000 to 2,000 people in the entire United States?

A great camera for that .00000001 percent of the market.

@bryanbrun.... even successful content providers for the porn industry figured out over a decade ago that there was a benefit to shooting medium format for nothing but web site usage. It's about translating content into money and MF does that with aplomb via unmatched overall image quality and *file* versatility.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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bryanbrun: How many people need a medium format camera to "earning a living selling very large prints in galleries or juried art festivals."

What is that maybe 1,000 to 2,000 people in the entire United States?

A great camera for that .00000001 percent of the market.

@bryanbrun ((sigh)) Why does MF have to have anything to do with large prints? Ask yourself that first. Many people who shoot MF never print. You're not thinking of the camera as a tool; you're not thinking of macro shots used in digital print, you're not thinking of art reproductions or showing detail in fine art (e.g. sculptures).

Even simple portraiture. I can usually look at a 20x30" family print and tell you what *wasn't* shot using a MF camera. Look at photos of an entire high school band shot using a FF camera, then compare it to shots of bands (or other large groups) using a MF or a 4x5 camera... look at the faces and tell me you can't see a marked difference. Too many nuances and benefits to mention here.

If you shot MF digital for a month in various lighting situations, printed various sizes or provided web content, cropped/straightened the file every which way... then went back to whatever it is you typically shoot... I highly doubt you'd ask the same questions.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
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