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Feb 02, 2012 23:15 |  #76

That the 5d mk II has better resolution and color then my P65+ digital back at low ISO. I laughed rather hard at that one.

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Feb 02, 2012 23:21 |  #77

The Fox wrote in post #13816688 (external link)
That the 5d mk II has better resolution and color then my P65+ digital back at low ISO. I laughed rather hard at that one.

Nick

Yea, that would be a dumb thing to say...

I have a dumb question however. Why are the PhaseOne bodies called digital backs, and not just camera bodies?


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Feb 02, 2012 23:33 |  #78

The camera itself is just called a body. The digital sensor assembly is called a "back". PhaseOne sells backs that can be used on many different Medium format mounts such as Mamiya, Hasselblad and Pentax. The camera itself is basically a box with just a shutter and mirror, you can add a film back for us with roll film, Polaroid back for shooting Polaroids or digital backs for capturing digital images. I personally shoot a Mamiya RB67 Pro-S, which has been replaced by the RZ67 series.

This is an explored view of the camera system and you can see that you can get different viewfinders, lenses, backs, and even a power winder on the camera to suit your needs.

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Feb 02, 2012 23:45 |  #79

A guy at a car event was holding his D90 and kept talking about how to get good angle and stuff. He has his camera hanging around his neck with the tripod connected to it in broad day light. He further explained how he needed the tripod to do long exposures at high noon with an iso of 1600.

I thought I was being punked.


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Feb 02, 2012 23:48 |  #80

I was at an aquarium, with my XSi and I had a battery grip on it. This old guy comes up to me, points at my camera. "Nice camera", I reply "Thanks". He then points at the grip, asking "Is that an add on film winder to make it wind faster?". I just said that it is just that.




  
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Feb 02, 2012 23:50 |  #81

rral22 wrote in post #13814974 (external link)
Silliest thing I've heard about gear, was a bunch of photographers sitting around stroking their inferiority complexes by telling stories about their superior knowledge of gear.

well done...


  
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Feb 02, 2012 23:56 |  #82

at our winter festival i was shooting the racing on ice and a guy came up and asked me is that camera tough i was like yea i guess so he showed me his which was a rebel xsi with a 400f/2.8 and said his been through hell and back i was like wow thats good and then he said watch and showed me how tough it was by throwing it on the ice and bye bye camera its now on the bottom of the lake with a 6k lens attached no clue if he was F'ed in the head or just had money like that


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Feb 03, 2012 00:06 |  #83

mcowens wrote in post #13816828 (external link)
at our winter festival i was shooting the racing on ice and a guy came up and asked me is that camera tough i was like yea i guess so he showed me his which was a rebel xsi with a 400f/2.8 and said his been through hell and back i was like wow thats good and then he said watch and showed me how tough it was by throwing it on the ice and bye bye camera its now on the bottom of the lake with a 6k lens attached no clue if he was F'ed in the head or just had money like that

I would so dive into the water after that lens. I'm pretty sure it would be good after a few minutes in the water. lol




  
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Feb 03, 2012 00:08 |  #84

mcowens wrote in post #13816828 (external link)
at our winter festival i was shooting the racing on ice and a guy came up and asked me is that camera tough i was like yea i guess so he showed me his which was a rebel xsi with a 400f/2.8 and said his been through hell and back i was like wow thats good and then he said watch and showed me how tough it was by throwing it on the ice and bye bye camera its now on the bottom of the lake with a 6k lens attached no clue if he was F'ed in the head or just had money like that

Just an FYI, that thing you used between the 2 and the 8, has more then one use :)


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Feb 03, 2012 00:10 |  #85

The Fox wrote in post #13816744 (external link)
The camera itself is just called a body. The digital sensor assembly is called a "back". PhaseOne sells backs that can be used on many different Medium format mounts such as Mamiya, Hasselblad and Pentax. The camera itself is basically a box with just a shutter and mirror, you can add a film back for us with roll film, Polaroid back for shooting Polaroids or digital backs for capturing digital images. I personally shoot a Mamiya RB67 Pro-S, which has been replaced by the RZ67 series.

This is an explored view of the camera system and you can see that you can get different viewfinders, lenses, backs, and even a power winder on the camera to suit your needs.

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Nick

Would one use that setup for anything outside of studio work? Very cool by the way.


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Feb 03, 2012 00:21 |  #86

mafoo wrote in post #13816883 (external link)
Would one use that setup for anything outside of studio work? Very cool by the way.

Yup...I have a friend who shoots MF (Mamiya RB67, I believe) exclusively for outdoor portraits, landscapes, etc...it's a very, very small crowd, but those who love their MF cameras reaaaaaally love them haha (she built her own darkroom under the stairwell in her apartment)


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Feb 03, 2012 00:23 |  #87

mafoo wrote in post #13816873 (external link)
Just an FYI, that thing you used between the 2 and the 8, has more then one use :)

lol, was thinking the same thing. Pretty crazy story though.


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Feb 03, 2012 00:24 |  #88

rral22 wrote in post #13814974 (external link)
Silliest thing I've heard about gear, was a bunch of photographers sitting around stroking their inferiority complexes by telling stories about their superior knowledge of gear.

I thought the sad guy making himself feel better by insulting and putting down his fellow hobbyists deserved recognition as well...give yourself a pat on the back.


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Feb 03, 2012 00:24 |  #90

mcowens wrote in post #13816828 (external link)
at our winter festival i was shooting the racing on ice and a guy came up and asked me is that camera tough i was like yea i guess so he showed me his which was a rebel xsi with a 400f/2.8 and said his been through hell and back i was like wow thats good and then he said watch and showed me how tough it was by throwing it on the ice and bye bye camera its now on the bottom of the lake with a 6k lens attached no clue if he was F'ed in the head or just had money like that

For real? was he on meth?


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