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Musings on the Phase One XF and IQ3-100

July 12th, 2018

Back in April and May of 2017 (last year as I write now) I wrote about my experiences researching the two new 100mp offerings from Phase One and Hasselblad,  the Phase One XF camera with IQ3-100 digital back and the Hasselblad H6D-100… and how I chose which one to buy to upgrade from my ageing Hasselblad H4D-60.  To summarise the results of that research, I chose the the Phase One XF and IQ3-100, for details of the process you can read about it HERE>>

Phase One Xf Camera and IQ3-100 digital back

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Photo Live Expo this Sunday

July 20th, 2017

Photo Live Expo 2017 Information flyerCamera Electronic’s Photo Live Expo is Perth’s answer to Photokina, It’s the biggest photography event in Perth for the whole year, and it’s on this Sunday from 9am – 5pm at the Novotel Langley Hotel.  There are photography talks, photography workshops and more camera and photography related gear than you’ll probably ever see in one place. Click on the image to the right for all the info>>

Print Workflow Workshop

I am running the 2 hour Print Workflow workshop from 10am – 12pm, which will be a great introduction to the world of digital printing and colour management.  To book this workshop, or one of the many others on offer call Camera Electronic on (08) 9328 4405 or go to the website direct www.photoliveexpo.com.au

 

Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 4

July 5th, 2017

Following directly on from the previous post Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 3, talking about the decision process to buy either the Phase One XF-100 or the Hasselblad H6D-100

Dealing with Shutter Speed Limitations – Hasselblad

One of the major differences between Phase One and Hasselblad had always been the maximum shutter speed.  All the Hasselblad H series lenses have built in leaf shutters with a maximum shutter speed of 1/800sec.  They have flash sync right through their speed range, which is great for studio work but very limiting for landscape or natural light action. Read the rest of this entry »

Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 3

June 20th, 2017

Following on directly from a previous post from some time ago… Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 2

100mp CMOS Fantasy Becomes Reality.

In January 2016 Phase One finally announced the IQ3-100, the medium format digital back with the 100 megapixel CMOS sensor, the one I had been waiting for.  I had heard that Hasselblad were only a short way off announcing their 100mp camera system, and I wanted to see that before making any decisions.  Meanwhile I researched the Phase One system a little more.

Phase One Vs Hasselblad comparison Phase One XF camera & IQ3-100 digital back Read the rest of this entry »

Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 2

May 25th, 2017

Following straight on from a previous post… Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 1…  A few years back now I bought the Hasselblad H4D-60 and used it extensively and loved it.  It had its limitations, such as the 1/800sec shutter speed and the primitive UI, but the image files were worth it and the camera itself behaved flawlessly.  So why did I make the change to the new Phase One?

Phase One Vs Hasselblad comparison header image

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Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 1

April 11th, 2017

I have spent years carrying around and shooting with a Hasselblad H4D-60 with a selection of beautiful Hasselblad (Fujinon) lenses, and the results have been outstanding.  The image files are razor sharp, have wonderful smooth tonal transitions and are an absolute dream to work on.  So why have I gone over to the dark side, traded the faithful Hasselblad for the Phase One black box?Hasselblad H4D-60 Camera Read the rest of this entry »

Iceland Highlands with 100 Mp

April 8th, 2017

Last Year in August I spent 14 days travelling around the Southern Highlands of Iceland with my Phase One 100 Megapixel camera, the (relatively) newly released Phase One XF and the IQ3-100 back.  Along with a range of Phase One, Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya lenses it’s a very heavy camera bag!  So is it worth carrying all that gear?  Are the results really that good?  Well, yes.

Iceland with a Phase One 100Mp

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APPA 2015 Results

October 25th, 2015

Young Monk at Gangtey BhutanI just returned from Melbourne where I went to watch the judging of the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) where I managed to achieve 3 Silver awards… Of course I submitted 4 Gold with distinction images (at least in my mind), but something happened to them on the way over and they transformed to three silvers and one bombed out completely at 78 (No award, Silver award starts at 80 points).

The judging was certainly fierce, and there were no free rides handed out.  I look back on many of my past entries that got easy silvers, and I doubt they would even get a look in now. I think that really shows how the standard of photography in Australia has risen, my own with it I hope, and the competition is now very intense.

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The Making of Spa Pool Hamersley Gorge

March 18th, 2015

Spa Pool Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park

Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge.  Karijini NP, western Australia, uneditedThis image was shot on my last trip to the Pilbara in the middle of last year, Spa Pool is a small rock pool (about the size of a big spa) in Hamersley Gorge which is part of Karijini National Park.  A lot of visitors to the park skip Hamersley Gorge since you have to drive quite a way outside the park to get there.  It looks inviting doesn’t it?  Like it would be nice to sit in, as the name suggests?  I have seen people swim in Spa Pool… Briefly. It’s very very cold.

This image was shot in the early pre-sunrise light of dawn, so there was no sunlight bouncing around causing havoc with the shadows.  At that time of day the light is still directional as the eastern part of the sky (where the sun is about to rise) Read the rest of this entry »

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer for sale

March 9th, 2015

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printerI’m selling my Epson Stylus Pro 4900 photographic printer.  It’s the A2+ (43cm or 17″ wide) desktop model in Epson’s 900 series printers, and is the top of the range with 11 colours (including mat black and photo black), paper tray up to A2 size, roll feed and rear flat feed for heavy media.
The printer still running on 10 out 11 of the original first charge cartridges.  It comes with an additional full set of 11 200ml Epson Ink cartridges (one has just gone into the printer), and 4 extra 200ml cartridges, so 15 extra 200ml Epson ink cartridges.

UPDATE

I’ve sold the 4900, thanks for all your interest folks.

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