Posts Tagged ‘Mamiya’

John Woodward Discussing Child Portraits, Mamiya DL28, and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 Digital Back

April 29, 2009

© John Woodward Photography

John Woodward shares his wisdom while

shooting with the Mamiya DL28 and

Leaf Aptus-II 6 camera back

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Advantage Of Digital Medium Format For Portrait Photography

March 12, 2009

By Joe Brady

I recently compared Mamiya DL-28 system against a 21 megapixel DSLR.
I wanted to see for myself how each camera performed under identical
lighting conditions with all camera parameters matched (ISO, comparative lens focal length, shutter speed and f-stop). While I expected the DL-28 to surpass the quality of the DSLR, with the megapixel difference relatively small (28 vs. 21) I wasn’t sure exactly how obvious the difference would be.

Well, it turns out that the differences were clear. While the DSLR
produced a very good file, the medium format DL-28 provided not only
more detail, but a clarity and depth with no edge artifacts at all that
the DSLR simply couldn’t match. Shooting at the same distance and
enlarging both files to 100%, I overlaid the eye detail from the DSLR
over the Mamiya DL-28 sample. The size difference of the two eyes is a
result of the DL-28 producing a larger file. I’m not sure how well you
can see the results through your browser, but notice how clear the
eyelashes are, the detail of the skin texture, the definition of the
fine strands of hair and how clear the color definition is rendered in
the eye. The beautiful and subtle shades in our models hazel-green eyes
are captured faithfully by the DL-28 yet are slightly muddied by the 21
megapixel DSLR.

Advantages of Medium Format Digital For Portrait Photography

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Manufacturers Visiting Unique Photo In December!

December 8, 2008

Wednesday Dec10th

1-Day Only Special Savings on Profoto, PocketWizard, Sekonic, Tenba, X-Rite, and Induro Products
Visit Unique Photo and speak with representatives from the aforementioned companies as they lead detailed discussions on their products such as the latest PocketWizard Wireless transmitters which can be used with Sekonic light meters.  Live demonstration of the power of color calibration with X-Rite’s ColorMunki!  Have all the knowledge and power of the professionals for this 1-day only event and save exclusively at Unique Photo!

Friday Dec 12th

Introduction to the 5D Mark II 11am-12:30pm
Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated digital SLR in recent memory. With the introduction of the revolutionary HD movie mode, and new features including in-camera vignetting correction, highlight tone priority, and auto lighting optimizer, the 5D Mark II is a camera that has the ability to change the landscape of photography.  Canon USA’s representatives will give you a thorough overview of this superb new camera, its features, and its accessories.  This presentation will provide you with an in-depth look inside the EOS 5D Mark II, in which its image quality will be compared to the current EOS-1Ds Mark III camera. You will also see examples of the new 5D’s outstanding high ISO performance, and explore its noise reduction features. Finally, they will discuss its highlight feature:  the full HD movie mode.    Canon reps will be on-hand to provide live demonstrations in our showroom, as well as answer your questions about the EOS system in general and the EOS 5D Mark II in particular.

Getting to know your Canon Rebel   5-8pm
This is a comprehensive, 3-hour program that covers details of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, and the new Rebel XSi and Rebel XS digital SLRs. This program targets the amateur customer, whether they are a newcomer to SLRs entirely, or the customer who has owned 35mm film SLRs in the past, but is now getting into their first digital SLR.
You will be taken inside the camera, shown it’s features, and how to use those features to help you take control of the camera, and your images.  Canon’s instructors will show you a variety of photos, and explain what features were used and how they helped achieve the final result.

Saturday Dec 13th

Introduction to the 5D Mark II 11am-12:30pm
Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated digital SLR in recent memory. With the introduction of the revolutionary HD movie mode, and new features including in-camera vignetting correction, highlight tone priority, and auto lighting optimizer, the 5D Mark II is a camera that has the ability to change the landscape of photography.  Canon USA’s representatives will give you a thorough overview of this superb new camera, its features, and its accessories.  This presentation will provide you with an in-depth look inside the EOS 5D Mark II, in which its image quality will be compared to the current EOS-1Ds Mark III camera. You will also see examples of the new 5D’s outstanding high ISO performance, and explore its noise reduction features. Finally, they will discuss its highlight feature:  the full HD movie mode.    Canon reps will be on-hand to provide live demonstrations in our showroom, as well as answer your questions about the EOS system in general and the EOS 5D Mark II in particular.

Getting to know your Canon Rebel   2-4pm
This is a comprehensive, 3-hour program that covers details of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, and the new Rebel XSi and Rebel XS digital SLRs. This program targets the amateur customer, whether they are a newcomer to SLRs entirely, or the customer who has owned 35mm film SLRs in the past, but is now getting into their first digital SLR.
You will be taken inside the camera, shown it’s features, and how to use those features to help you take control of the camera, and your images.  Canon’s instructors will show you a variety of photos, and explain what features were used and how they helped achieve the final result.

Choosing & Using lenses with Canon EOS System 5-7pm
With over 60 lenses in the Canon EOS system, deciding on your next lens can be a daunting experience. Canon’s presentation not only describes the myriad choices available, but also provides useful suggestions on how to compose your pictures and get the most effective results from a wide selection of lenses. Even if you’re not sure what your next lens should be, we’ll provide you with some valuable insight that will help narrow your search down so that you can find the lens that’s right for you. Whether you’re just getting started in SLR photography or are an experienced shooter, this presentation is packed with great images and a wealth of information. A variety of Canon lenses will be available afterward for hands-on evaluation, and a Canon technical adviser will be here to answer your questions.

Sunday Dec 14th

Canon EOS 40D & 50D Discovery Days   1-3pm
This is a comprehensive, 3-hour program that covers details of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, and the new Rebel XSi and Rebel XS digital SLRs. This program targets the amateur customer, whether they are a newcomer to SLRs entirely, or the customer who has owned 35mm film SLRs in the past, but is now getting into their first digital SLR.
You will be taken inside the camera, shown it’s features, and how to use those features to help you take control of the camera, and your images.  Canon’s instructors will show you a variety of photos, and explain what features were used and how they helped achieve the final result.

Introduction to the 5D Mark II 11am-12:30pm
Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated digital SLR in recent memory. With the introduction of the revolutionary HD movie mode, and new features including in-camera vignetting correction, highlight tone priority, and auto lighting optimizer, the 5D Mark II is a camera that has the ability to change the landscape of photography.  Canon USA’s representatives will give you a thorough overview of this superb new camera, its features, and its accessories.  This presentation will provide you with an in-depth look inside the EOS 5D Mark II, in which its image quality will be compared to the current EOS-1Ds Mark III camera. You will also see examples of the new 5D’s outstanding high ISO performance, and explore its noise reduction features. Finally, they will discuss its highlight feature:  the full HD movie mode.    Canon reps will be on-hand to provide live demonstrations in our showroom, as well as answer your questions about the EOS system in general and the EOS 5D Mark II in particular.