Sample images from the new Maxxum 7 Digital (DSLR)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Sep 15, 2004.

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    Depends on the subject. A rugged faced fisherman is best shot in
    harher light such that his face suggests his hardy life...
    generally, CW has us shoot the gents in harsher light than the
    ladies.

    OTOH, I paid a lot for my softboxes so EVERYONE has to suffer them!

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 15, 2004
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    Ryadia_ Guest

    Amazing how a good soft box will light a face.

    Ryadia
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    Patrick L., Sep 15, 2004
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    I love the 2.5 inch monitor on the back, man, that is nice.


    Patrick
     
    Patrick L., Sep 16, 2004
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    Magnus W Guest

    Judging from the only sample picture, which is half size, it's good.
     
    Magnus W, Sep 16, 2004
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    ....like the rest of us, you'll have to wait as the striptease
    continues... I would expect that it is similar to the D70/D100
    in that respect.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2004
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    Where did you see an ISO 1600 sample? Got a link?

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2004
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    Magnus W Guest

    It is on a japanese site, but the site is expecting high traffic and is
    totally inaccessible right now. I managed to get 3/4 of the image down but
    then my resuming program wouldn't resume anymore, overwriting the file :p

    Still, I thought what I saw was pretty good.
     
    Magnus W, Sep 16, 2004
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    According to EXIF, that shot did *not* use flash, therefore no softbox.
    It was 85mm focal length 1/160 second f/1.41 autoexposure at 100 ISO.
    Need to rotate left 90 degrees, the model is standing. She's doing a
    great job keeping mostly within the (thin!) focal plane, except for her
    right elbow.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Sep 16, 2004
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    ThomasH, Sep 16, 2004
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    1. Exposure (per the EXIF) was 1/160 @ f/5.6 ISO 100.

    [[nitpick: a focal __plane__ is infinitely thin...
    But I take your meaning to be DOF ]]

    The actual DOF then, rather than being a few cm, is about 15
    cm (if she was at 2 m from the lens).

    (and yes I understood her to be standing for various reasons
    including the way her hair and jewelry fall...)

    2. The shutter speed was 1/160 which is the max x-sync for the
    camera. The camera would not know if a studio light was used
    (triggered by PC sync, that is a shutter system dumb contact
    which the s/w would not know about). EXIF records built-in flash
    or mounted flash action.

    3. It could have been diffused natural light ...
    the shot is 2.3 stops open from sunny-16. The scene behind
    the lady suggests outdoor siding so could have been a screened in
    porch area or similar. Zoom in on her eye and it sure looks like
    a softbox signature, however ... could be a window also.

    4. It 'could' be a hot light, however I doubt it

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2004
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    Not sure that that photo is a good bokeh test. Put some foliage
    in the back under direct sunlight with the subject in shade and
    then you'll have a good bokeh test.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
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    Not bad. I'd like to see a shot with more sunlit folliage in the
    BG to really see it ... OTOH not a lens I would buy...

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
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    Could I have the _link_, please.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Good points Alan. (You're smarter than I thought you were. ;-)

    I wonder why the EXIF didn't state focus distance? It says unknown.
    I'd assume this was taken by the 85/1.4 lens, and furthermore would
    assume that Minolta has the D version available, which should have
    reported distance to subject, eh?
    I'd say window. The background looks like a curtain to me.

    That pomegranate picture is a bad example if you ask me, as most
    of the picture is out of focus. Canon had some similarly poor shots
    when the EOS-1Ds first came out.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Sep 17, 2004
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    Magnus W, Sep 17, 2004
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    You have no idea! ;-)
    Yes that's the lens per the page (85mm f/1.4 D)
    http://konicaminolta.com/products/consumer/digital_camera/slr/maxxum-7d/sampleimage.html

    There are a few EXIF tags there with numbers, I suspect one of
    them is the distance ... hang on a minute ...

    37396 = 0x9214 value = 1504 (milimeters from subject?)
    or 1504/256 = 5.875 ... feet?

    tag 41989 = 0xA405 value = 127 (no idea)


    The EXIF def (
    http://it.jeita.or.jp/document/publica/standard/exif/english/Exife.pdf
    )

    shows subject distance as being in tag 37382 (0x9206)... which
    does not appear in the EXIF with the image that I can see. The
    two tags above are not defined.

    So ... not sure at all...


    with those perfect horizontal lines ... don't think so ...
    wallpaper maybe.
    It also has blown out highlights on the second piece of fruit
    suggesting that to get that lovely color and texture they over
    expd slightly ... not much margin on the high end with digital.

    I've noticed that the full DOF photos at dpreview are usually a
    bit dull to look at. The marketing photos with narrower DOF
    usually have a prominent colorful (or lovely) subject with oof bg
    to emphasize the subject.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
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    ..........er........that's not it ... that same value comes up in
    both the portrait and the closeup image...
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2004
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