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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment Is there a term for “not portrait” photos?
Without seeing your images, it's hard to tell, but "nobody" and "no recognizable people" are terms that come to mind. Another useful piece of information is who will be reading this term about your photographs. If it's for you when you search your images, then anything will do so long as you understand it. If it's for a particular buying group, they will have such terms and you need to find out what they use.
May
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answered What are the main factors that will affect the sharpness of my images?
Jan
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comment Rog Walker / Street Etiquette Style - How to get their style of editing
If that's what you're looking for. This was just a quick demo of what ships with Lightroom.
Jan
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comment Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?
Thanks for the info. I love the IQ offerings but the cost/benefit is a bit much. I was just hoping to resurrect some old gear, but it seems like a low likelihood of success effort.
Jan
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revised Rog Walker / Street Etiquette Style - How to get their style of editing
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comment Rog Walker / Street Etiquette Style - How to get their style of editing
You might want to note that shooting at f/1.2 or f/1.4 is not for the faint of heart. For just the same reasons you choose to do that, it is difficult to do. You have paper-thin depth of field when the lens is that wide open, so you will (not may, but will) have a number of images that are pleasing at first glance, but when examined are not in focus.
Jan
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comment Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?
I have the 5DMIII as well. It wasn't available when I got the 1Ds. But... that said, the 1Ds has the vertical grip built in and better weather sealing than the 5DMIII. OTOH, the 5D has better high-ISO performance and a debatably better AF system. I say debatably because my experience is that AF is tied superficially to the amount of power in the camera system and the 1Ds has a ton more battery power -- just ask my shoulders! The 1Ds has also been a bit more reliable with flash sync. Hard to quantify, but I've had fewer flash misses with it than the 5D. I haven't tried the 6D at all.
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accepted Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?
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comment Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?
They've made great strides in digital medium-format backs since most of the Kodak backs were made, IIRC. Chief among these improvements have been ISO performance, battery life, and transistor density. As you point out, the body does become a bit of a commodity in this equation, dwarfed by the cost of the lenses and the back. They might have kept me on as a customer if they'd offered their P1 back, but they pretty much left me in the cold. I think it's the 1DsMIII for me :(
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answered Rog Walker / Street Etiquette Style - How to get their style of editing
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asked Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background
Edited to clarify question in title and bring the problem statement closer to the top, per @mattdm suggestion
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revised Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background
ETA: Distance to backdrop info.
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asked Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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comment Time Exposures Greater Than 30 Seconds: How
Well, the original goal was twofold: I shot some recent night images. Here's the unprocessed one: bit.ly/WTQbPu and the processed version: bit.ly/WTPLZm. The original 30s at f/14 was not really sufficient exposure. So that's the 30+ seconds part. With respect to the bracketing, my HDRs really are subpar. Maybe it's because I don't spend enough time experimenting with them and maybe it's because Canon only auto-brackets 0 - +, instead of the 5 or maybe 9 sometimes used. Just thinking anything that controls the release might also help add a couple exposures to the bracket.