ok i admitted to skip i was dead wrong

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by grilla, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. grilla

    grilla Guest

    on the subject of comparing digital to medium format. i am a hobbyist that
    shoots 90% landscapes, with most of my prints done 20 x 24 and an occasional
    30 x 40. i am a sharpness freak, btw. i dont have the money to spend on a
    canon 1D plus lenses. last year i sold all of my 6 x 9 and 4 x 5 equipment,
    so it will be all different equipment for me anyway. please give me your
    suggestions for a camera that would serve me well for less than $2000, and
    used is definitely ok. i am headed to hawaii and would love to use it there.
     
    grilla, Feb 23, 2005
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    Stacey Guest


    So let me get this right, you're used to 30X40 prints from 4X5 and want a
    digital to replace that for under $2000? Sounds more like you need a fuji
    6X9 rangefinder to me..
     
    Stacey, Feb 23, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Remember, in your post you said "best you can buy digital print." $2000
    doesn't get you the best you can buy, more on the order of $10,000 and up
    will. The Canon 1Ds mkII mentioned in the article is about $8000, the
    Mamiya ZD I mentioned runs about $10,000, body only, and the 32mp Hassy back
    even more than that. $2000 will get you a 20D with a 28-135 IS or 17-85 IS
    lens, which will get you very nice 16x20s, but if you push it to 30x40, you
    may be disappointed. You may be able to find a used Canon 1Ds (11mp, not
    mkII) for that price, but it's unlikely, I'm looking at one for $5000, and
    used digital backs for MF are still up in that range and more.
     
    Skip M, Feb 23, 2005
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    birch999 Guest

    Hey . . Rollei just brought out their first digital TLR: 2 mp for
    $349.00 !!?? :)
     
    birch999, Feb 23, 2005
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    Hils Guest

    Stacey wrote
    Or something like a 1D/10D/20D, stitching software, a fast PC and a lot
    of organisation and patience.
     
    Hils, Feb 23, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Well, it should have nice glass and a nice body and case, anyway... ;-)
     
    Skip M, Feb 23, 2005
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