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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:23 pm 
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5D x 2 and an Ixus something or other.

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Ah this has went to pot hasn't it!

I didn't intend it as review stuff. I ment as in, when you go to take photographs professionally, the cameras you use most are.... then people were supposed to guess the top 3 you use (can even be 1DsMkII 1DsMkII 5D) or w/e


OK SO LETS TRY THIS AGAIN lol! - THE CONTEST WILL NOW END @ 23:59 October 4th GMT


Guess the TOP 3 (MUST BE 3!) cameras that Gordon Laing uses when doing professional photography work (NOT INCLUDING REVIEWS).

Entries must be in this format!


Camera 1, Camera 2, Camera 3

The full name and make of the camera MUST be given. For example CANON EOS 400D or NIKON D80.

REMMEMBER YOU MUST GIVE 3 AND YOU MUST GIVE THE FULL NAME AND MAKE OF THE CAMERA!

- ok, lets see if it works now :P I really should have thought it through before I posted lol

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:05 am 
Just one little thing before going on.... are you going to end this at 1 minute to midnight or 1 minute to 11... as you have stated to end at 23.59 GMT and we are still at this moment untill the end of the month on BST.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:45 am 
not relivent but, crap no dslr reviews...but perhaps lenses?

i would guess...

Canon 5D
Canon EOS 1Ds MKII
Something Film(not specific but I ran into a blank.)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:48 am 
My previous entry wasn't quite in the correct format so..

Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 400D, Nikon D80


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It is going to end at 23:59 GMT as in 11:59PM GMT which is 10:59PM BST

Correct formats now yay 8) DW nathan about the film one, I suppose we can let the specifics for film ones slip.

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Gordon isn't a professional photographer, he is a professional journalist. He writes columns for a number of PC and camera magazines as well as running this site.

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Phil Lee wrote:
Gordon isn't a professional photographer, he is a professional journalist. He writes columns for a number of PC and camera magazines as well as running this site.


At last! :lol:

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shh! lol no one else knew that :evil:

Besides he is pro in relation to my photographer skills, so i declare him pro!

ON WITH THE GAME - Now no more convorsational posts :P

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Daniel, I'm flattered by your description of me, but Phil's right, I'm a pro journalist, so I make my living out of selling reviews and articles as oppose to selling actual photos... (although I have dabbled with the latter!)

Ok, here's one from left-field. While I'm an all-digital man these days, the biggest 'pro job' I ever did photographically was with a Mamiya 7 II medium format camera. A friend liked a digital snap I took in Utah's Lower Antelope Canyon and 'commissioned' me to do a 6 foot print. There's no way I was going to do that digitally with what I had at the time, so as luck would have it I was able to return to the same spot one year later and take the same shot using my Mamiya 7 II camera.

This was a really interesting camera - relatively small, light and portable for a medium format, huge 6x7cm frame area, and superb quality lenses. BUT I just didn't personally get on with the rangefinder and was finding film processing and scanning costs were getting high, so eventually sold the system about 18 months ago.

But the happy ending to this story is I re-took the photo of the Canyon with the Mamiya and Velvia 100F, cashed in a favour with a drum scan operator and ended up with a massively detailed file measuring several hundred Megabytes. We had it output six foot across and it still looked pretty good even close-up. That one experience made me really understand the point of medium and large formats, although I've never before or since made a print as big.

This scan was however made using the drum's highest settings and took an absolute age to complete. The operator explained they normally use a lesser setting which typically generates files measuring 4800x3800 pixels, which approximates to 18 Megapixels. And at the time I was doing some comparisons with the Canon EOS 5D and 1Ds Mark II which were coming so close without any scanning issues that I quickly saw the end of my film system.

Quality and scanning issues aside though, I do miss the physical size of the format and the perspective it offered. Huge wide angles without the distortion of smaller format systems... maybe we should start reviewing medium format digital - what do you think?

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Medium format! Its huge...

I just gotta ask though...is there a "Large" format ?

I'd love to get a Digital Medium Format Camera :P Low ISO 20Mp+ shots would be the complete beast!

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Yep, large format in film terms was generally plates measuring 5x4in or 10x8in - so imagine making a 10x8in print with no enlargement! These are the cameras you've seen where the photographer hides under a black sheet while composing the shot!

Medium format digital is generally a sensor measuring 36x48mm, so they're actually smaller than the 60x45mm of the 'smallest' film medium format. But that's still double the area of a full-frame 36x24mm DSLR and a considerable leap from cropped frame bodies.

Want to drool? Check this out:

http://www.hasselblad.com/promotions/h3d-ii.aspx

39 Megapixels anyone?


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I won't even Google to see how much, lol. I can imagine...

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$34,000 for the 39 MP version!


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See now I don't get it, why are the medium format DSLR's so differently shaped from APS-C or FF DSLR's?

Large format sounds rediculously silly lol, 10x8 at a crazy resolution like 3000dpi is ... well crazy! The amount of detail is staggering!

Medium Format sounds more realistic, but still how is a computer going to cope with 30Mp RAW images...I think you would need a Mac Pro fully kitted out along with dual fiber channels to a Xserve big backbone to do a lot of the processing for you.

I always knew I would need distributed computing power someday 8)

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