Fuji Velvia RULES! ;-)

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Matt Clara, May 11, 2006.

  1. Matt Clara

    Paul Furman Guest

    Oh man, why do I read this stuff? 'Sensor flooding' doesn't happen
    unless it's badly blown with a good DSLR. Please don't pay attention;
    people who are trying to learn sometihng here... move along.
    Paul Furman, May 21, 2006
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  2. Matt Clara

    Annika1980 Guest

    Maybe you're just not used to blurred backgrounds?
    Had I taken that shot with film it would've probably looked the same
    since that's what the scene looked like.

    I think what you are commenting on is the lack of film grain (noise) in
    the digital pic. Digital does tend to smooth out areas such as snow,
    sky, or blurred backgrounds in a way that you old film luddites find
    unsatisfactory. Just like when CDs came out many LP lovers thought the
    digital recordings sounded unnatural without all the analog distortions
    they had grown accustomed to.
    Annika1980, May 22, 2006
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    D Mac Guest

    Well now you've stepped over the line, getting all religious and calling me
    a Luddite.
    D Mac, May 22, 2006
  4. Matt Clara

    D Mac Guest

    Take your own advice Paul.
    D Mac, May 22, 2006
  5. Matt Clara

    Randy Howard Guest

    D Mac wrote
    In woodworking circles this same debate goes on forever (hand
    tool craftsmanship versus the latest in planers, jointers, saws,
    routers, etc.). The tech geeks in that space call those
    preferring to actually do the work themselves "neanderthals"
    while they concentrate on exciting things like how many RPM's
    they get out of their bandsaw and such.

    So, it could be worse. :)
    Randy Howard, May 22, 2006
  6. Just like when CDs came out many LP
    Boy, Man! Wow, I'll say: Now, with that stuff you can lose fingers, eyes
    and such. About the worst that happens is you break your foot or toes by
    dropping a 6 lb. lens on it.

    What is the worst accident befallen to anyone?
    John McWilliams, May 23, 2006
  7. Matt Clara

    Randy Howard Guest

    John McWilliams wrote
    I hesitate to say this, although plenty of wood is nearby to
    knock on, since the gremlins are always listening. However,
    I've never damaged or lost any camera equipment. I haven't
    dropped a body or a lens, smashed one into anything, or even
    scratched a filter.

    I don't know if I'm just lucky, or I just always pay a lot of
    attention when I have something that valuable around my neck or
    in the bag. I doubt the trend will continue forever, but it's
    nice as long as it keeps up.

    All that said, I did have one experience which was almost a
    total write-off. I was on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
    near Cape Royal just before first light. I started setting up
    my gear on a tripod for shots of the canyon as the light came
    up. I was shooting an F5 with the 17-35 AF-S on a Gitzo tripod
    and preparing to shoot with a remote cable release. I was out
    on a rock outcropping trying to get the most view I could. I
    kept edging forward a bit, moving a bit left, a bit right,
    trying to find the exact framing I was after as the light came
    up enough to see better. As I got what I was looking for, I
    finally locked the ballhead in place, and took my hands off the
    camera for a second. As I did so, the camera/lens/tripod
    assembly all started tipping and almost went over the side. It
    was only then that I realized how much of a slope I was on. The
    horizon (miles away) plays tricks on your eyes, and the tripod
    was smarter than me at that point, as I very nearly went over
    the side with it when it decided to warn me.

    It would have only been about a mile to the bottom, so at least
    it would have been a pretty ride with time to enjoy it. A bit
    later, after I had backed up some, got the shots I was after,
    and then started scouting around a bit, I walked about 50 yards
    down the trail to the west and looked back to where I had been
    shooting from when all the excitement took place. The piece of
    rock I had been on jutted out from the main wall of the canyon
    about 15 feet, but was eroded away underneath, and was probably
    about 1-2 feet thick on average. Almost had a Wiley E. Coyote
    moment for sure.
    Randy Howard, May 23, 2006
  8. In general, or while doing photography?
    William Graham, May 23, 2006
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