[rescue] wtb cheap powerbook

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Mon Mar 24 11:48:35 CDT 2008

I got a Phase One StudioKit, I found that the biggest issue I had with 
product work was moire and crappy dynamic range and tonality. (at least 
compared to when I shot E6 LF film). I found one semi locally (2 hrs 
away) and bought it with the proviso that if it doesn't fit my needs I 
could return it. it's only a 9mp back, but when 99% of my shots are less 
than a 1/4 page, even that's overkill. here's the first image I took 
with it, not only not used to the back, but a LF macro shot as well (the 
logo in this shot is at most 1 1/4" tall) 
www.eriepatsellis.com/test1.tif (the file is 25mb..) The reason I want 
to go the OS9 route is that 16 bit capture is only available on the Mac.

I keep looking at the D3, with a bookshelf full of Nikon manual focus 
glass, it's about the only choice for a new camera, but after having 
bought a Sinar 4x5/8x10 P system, a scan back and I'm sure if I asked my 
wife she'd run off the list of stuff I mostly forgot about, the D3 is an 
awful lot of money for a camera that will get little use. For the time 
being my Fuji S2 will have to do.


Ian Finder wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, what scan back did you buy? I'm a photographer
> who does mostly sports work, but studio gear is interesting to me.
> -- Ian
> P.S. Don't feel too bad-- I just frittered away my entire savings on a
> Nikon D3 and 70-200 f2.8 VR. Cameras are a costly habit.
> On 3/22/08, Erie Patsellis <erie at shelbyvilledesign.com> wrote:
>> Agreed, and if the (only available) software for the back ran in OSX

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