Minolta Maxxum 7D Samples up...

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Brian C. Baird, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Brian C. Baird, Sep 28, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    I wonder how KM will like seeing the first samples include photos of Olympus
    cars and Canon signs? ;-)
     
    PhotoMan, Sep 28, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Crappy phots, generally. Not a fault of the cameras as much as the photog
    rushing to get these... although the last one (Benz) does have a lot of good
    detail in it).

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 28, 2004
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  4. I think they're giving Phil about 5-10 minutes to go out and shoot
    samples. His main concern was shooting with longer shutter times to
    test the CCD-based image stabilization. So the photos are boring, but
    shooting a stop or so below the "handheld rule of thumb" seems to work
    ok.
     
    Brian C. Baird, Sep 28, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Brian C. Baird wrote:

    I do realize that, however K-M would do better to find Phil's eager assistant
    (assumtion that there is one) and give him the camera for 24 hours than to get
    quick and dirty results. Note that the treatment dpreview gave the first EOS
    1Ds MkII (sample images) was no better than this set.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 28, 2004
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    K-M would do better to find Phil's eager assistant (assumtion that there
    is one) and give him the camera for 24 hours than to get quick and dirty
    results.

    The reason why Alan, is because consumers interested in this class of camera
    (7D) are only partially interested in photography and mainly interested in
    technical wow factor e.g Bret Douglas 20D.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Sep 28, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm not sure if you were around here a couple years ago when the subject of
    digital was truly contentious (compared to now where it is really people jumping
    over as circumstances permit).

    At the time we all calculated our jump off points. For me, I brazenly computed
    my jump off point at 15 Mpix and full frame.

    In the meantime various people of course made the jump to digital. We have seen
    great photos (including sevweral from Bret) made on cropped 6 Mpix cameras. I
    have seen numerous high quality prints at 8x12" (and larger) from such cameras.
    There is little need to wait for 15 Mpix... 6 Mpix is 'just there', and I hope
    to see K-M go a bit further in the near future (8 Mpix would be nice, 10 better).

    I love my slides, but half or more could be digital and I'd be just as happy.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 29, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

     
    Skip M, Sep 29, 2004
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    mcl Guest

    The first picture taken at 75mm and a shutter speed of 1/15 brings up a
    question.
    The lens factor using this digital pushes the focal length of the lens to
    about 110mm.
    May I assume the old rule of thumb that you should use a shutter speed of at
    least 1/focal length is also affected by the lens factor. This means the
    picture was taken at almost 3 stops slower than what should be used. That's
    impressive assuming my assumption is true.
     
    mcl, Sep 30, 2004
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