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R.I.P. – my Phase One DF’s shutter is dead

So, a few days ago, the moment finally came and my Phase One’s shutter busted during a shoot in my studio. Initially I was very surprised. When you pay a little more than a car on a camera you would expect the shutter to last forever and not be dead after 50 000 shots. But […]

Studio Large Format Set-Up

This is one of our more complicated set-ups in our Montreal studio. It is a large format platform which produces high quality images (I generally try to avoid the term “art photography”). The lens resolution (yes the lenses have resolution) is vastly superior to DSLR and medium format ones and it’s conceived by Schneider specially for […]

Phase One Toronto Headshots

Recently we had a business headshot session in Toronto that proved to be surprisingly pleasant. We used the nice view from their office as background and the business workers were good looking too! Above is a sample which has almost no retouching. Gear used: 3x Profoto D1  with Octa 5′ softbox and 2 x 3/1 strip box Phase One IQ140 Schneider […]

Dynamic Range in 35mm DSLRs

Interesting tests by DXO. Canon seems to be trailing far behind competition – Nikon d810 and and the new Sony A7R. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Review-New-top-ranking-Canon-EOS-sensor/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Comparison-3-EOS-5DS-vs-Nikon-D810-vs-Sony-A7R

Phase One XF Camera System – First impressions

Not long ago Phase One introduced their new XF camera system and yesterday I had the pleasure to participate at one of the first launching events in North America which happened in Montreal, Canada. XF is a totally new, redesigned body and, being a technical cameras junkie, I was attracted to the new design from the […]

Catrina festival in Playa del Carmen – impressive low light capabilities for Nikon D800

One warm night I took my Nikon D800 for a stroll through the colorful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In beautiful inner garden I met a pretty Mexican girl prepared for the ongoing La Catrina festival and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to snap a couple of pictures. Pairing it with the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 art […]

Schneider 80mm 2.8 LS vs Sigma 50 1.4 art

Recently I purchased a Sigma 50mm 1.4 art for my back-up Nikon system (I use D800 as back-up for my Phase One IQ140). This lens is pretty impressive and I love it. I won’t start a thread about this lens – they are already a lot of reviews on the web. But I took the time […]