geo444

geo444

Lives in Marseille / Provence
Works as a http://france.eco.h2.free.fr/
Has a website at http://mecastronics.free.fr/
Joined on Mar 9, 2007
About me:

Praktica super TL2 - Canon AE-1 = bad contacts
Mamiya Super-23 (= Press+)
Pentax MX - ME-super - LX - Super-A - 6x7
Graflex Century Graphic 6x7, 6x9
NiKon FG - FE-2 - F-4
Bronica GS-1 - Fujifilm S2 Pro
Canon Eos 20d - 5d : bad contacts = lots of KF-F2 sprays
Pentax K-5 - Q-10 IR+ : http://mecastronics.free.fr/PentaxQ10AstroIR.html
NiKon D600 : Right Exposure = -1 EV
Samsy NX-mini IR+ : http://mecastronics.free.fr/SamsungNXminiTopIR.html

geo444's recent activity

  • . Some testing shots with the GFx 100s + GF 32-64, very close to OoC Jpegs, - just downsized plus a bit of USM - both with IrfanView. Downsized to that point because Unreliable WiFi in the hotel ...
  • You're right Welsh, with 40MP APSc, Fuji should Go Bayer. I tested GFx100s by night last winter. No Aliasing + No visible Noise at ISO 800, everything was Shot Handheld, Jpegs just reduced with...

  • Hi Jethro, Maybe you didn't interest in AstroPhotography ? www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58949455 Before stopping, Samsung published an AstroPhotography page with their NX1 that was ranked among the ...
  • Very interesting and informative as usual, thanks Jim ! Is there substantial SNR improvements to expect from 'RCCB' CFAs, without too much penalty to the SMI, as it was said by several sites a few ...
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    Sleepy Carousel: Marseille Carousel & Stock Exchange, whose top isn't lit. Provia JPEG, No NR, Fluo-2 WB preset. FujiFilm W-B presets : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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    Vieux Port de Marseille: Vieux-Port de Marseille, shot with Warm-White Fluorescent-2 WB preset, see my Fuji WB-Test : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html - the most Realistic Rendering w/ lighting from Sodium Lamps up to LEDs, no more excessive Blue Haze around the Wheel !
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    Unicef de Marseille: Unicef building, shot handheld from la Canebiere, Marseille... from original JPEG, no NR applied. Perspective straightened, better color balance. Provia JPEG, Fluorescent-2 WB preset : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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    Opera de Marseille: Opera de Marseille : « l'Art reçoit la Beauté d'Aphrodite - le Rythme d'Apollon - l'Equilibre de Pallas - il doit à Dionysos le Mouvement et la Vie » - on the top corniche - Provia JPEG - No NR applied - Perspective straightened, finer color balance, shadows a bit more lifted. Fluo-2 WB : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
  • Not Fujifilm GFX, they all have Bayer CFA : https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65471107 the Marketing explaination by 'Hamiltonian' in his 1st post ! ;)
  • Well done Maple ! Some snow piles look like frozen Bears or Dinosaurs, even the colors give cold ! brrrr !
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    Mars Stock Exchange³: Marseille Stock Exchange, Chamber of Commerce, too sad the top isn't lit, in corniche's shadow. Bottom right, the historical diving pod "Castor" from Comex company, 1967. Provia JPEG, No-NR. FujiFilm W-B presets : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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    Marseille Vieux Port: Marseille Vieux-Port, shot with Empty, Uninitialized Custom WB preset, see my Fuji WB-Test : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html - Averaging the Vieux-Port's Pixels, you get close to Perfect Grey, just a little bit red. No more Blue Haze from the Wheel.
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    Harbour Ferris Wheel: Ferris Wheel by Marseille's Old Harbour. Blue light from the Wheel's LEDs' too much to  correct : AWB-set instead of Fluo-2 - that cuts off that Blue Haze - for All other shots except #5, this #6 ! FujiFilm W-B presets :  https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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    Mars Stock Exchange²: Marseille Chamber of Commerce, Stock Exchange, too sad the top isn't lit, in corniche's shadow. Bottom right, the historical diving pod "Castor" from Comex company, 1967. Provia JPEG, No-NR. FujiFilm W-B presets : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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    Opera, lit inside: Shot from a greater distance than the non-lit version, so More Cropped - Much More USM being applied than on the Chassimages' Opera #85, but Noise isn't obvious at all ! - link to Opera #85 : https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,163655.msg8216868.html#msg8216868
  • Months that I watch this forum dreaming about everything I could do if only... Marseille shots around ~ Christmas and ~ New Year's day... Everything Handheld with GFX-100S, GF-32-64 ISO 500~1000, ...
  • Beautiful Christmas atmosphere under the stars and in the mountains... and 40 sec. at ISO 3200 at F/4 is not that bright : LV = -7.3 Ev only, bravo !
  • Interesting abstract... just misses the multimedia extension ? " mouse over " each string so we could hear its note ? ;)
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    A very nice christmas card... even nicer - I think - cropped to 16:10 ratio... ... something like 10808*6768 pixels ?
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    Ferris Wheel < MSER: Ferris Wheel shot from Marseille Stock Exchange Restaurant Terrace. Provia JPEG, No NR. Fujifilm White Balance preset https://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,324917.0.html
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