DPReview Refugee thread….

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  • Rand Scott Adams
    Rand Scott Adams
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    on: March 21, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    OK, we know that DPR is toast.  Sad.  We had a thriving Medium Format page there.  This thread is (hopefully) the beginning of a transition for some of us from there, to here.  Seems like a natural.

    Kevin, why not contact Jim Kasson and see if he’d be willing to moderate this page on PhotoPXL???  No one better, if he’s willing.

    Rand

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    Kevin Raber
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    Re: DPReview Refugee thread….
    Reply #1 on: March 21, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    Please suggest to friends there that this forum is open and has many of the same topics.  I’ll reach out to Jim.  Jeremy and Chris oversee things in the forum but this is a pretty civil place compared to the old site and sometimes on DPR,  We’ll have to see how things go.

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    Greg Johnson
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    Reply #2 on: March 22, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Hey Rand!  Can I post here?  I’ve been off DPR for 18 months and was very sad to see it shutting down.

    I was emailing Jim today and heard about this site.

    I’ve been shooting my GFX gear like a madman since I left DPR.

    I love that 20-35.  Shot is a lot the past 3 days.  G0t it a couple of weeks ago.

    How you doing?  I miss you guys.

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    Rand Scott Adams
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    Reply #3 on: March 22, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    GREG!!!!    Man, have I missed your posts over on DPReview!  I even tried private messaging you when you left.

    By all means, post away here.  I’m hoping a bunch of the folk from DP end up here for their Medium Format stuff.  If not, they will end up “somewhere” and I’ll try to stay on top of that and report here.   PhotoPXL is a great web site, Kevin is a prince of a guy, and I’m hoping this “could become” a new place “to be” for those of us who frequented the MF page over on DP.

    Anyway, I can’t tell you how good it is to hear from you and look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to!

    I’m doing well, thanks.  I also have the new 20-35 and am VERY impressed with its peformance.

    Rand

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    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #4 on: March 23, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Greg, Welcome, Please tell your friends about this site.  We are only as strong as our community.  Let’s make this a destination for those that want to share and seek knowledge.  Plus we do some pretty good articles.

    Kevin Raber
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    Jim Kasson
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    Reply #5 on: March 23, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Rand!  Can I post here?  I’ve been off DPR for 18 months and was very sad to see it shutting down.

    I was emailing Jim today and heard about this site.

    I’ve been shooting my GFX gear like a madman since I left DPR.

    I love that 20-35.  Shot is a lot the past 3 days.  G0t it a couple of weeks ago.

    How you doing?  I miss you guys.

    Greg Johnson’s albums | Flickr

     

     

    Good to see you here, Greg. Hope to see many of your travel photos.

    Jim

    Greg Johnson
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    Reply #6 on: March 25, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I was skimming Jim’s thread on diffraction, DOF and res and it made me think of the shot I took yesterday on a cold windy beach on Long Island – the barrier island of Fire Island. The Corps of Engineers is doing some kind of sand reclamation project and there is a big pipeline running for miles along the beach. I’m not sure what this pipeline is though. It’s not oil or gas, so it must be moving wet sand. Not sure…. I was alone and there was no one to ask.

    Without doing any DOF calculations I just shot at F10, knowing there would be some diffraction and wanting as much in focus at my feet on out as possible. Probably could have shot fine at F8, but that would have caused some blur close-in, but I just shot it at F10 because I felt like it.

    I’m not sure how big a file I can attach here, so I’ll just link to the 50 MB full-size jpeg exported from LR from my laptop. I love the 20-35. It has not been off of my camera on this whole trip.

    Long Island- New York - Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island - March 2023

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #7 on: March 25, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Always fun to go out and shoot. Nice example of depth of field. Diffrsction is not that visible especially with this kind of subject. Glad you like the GFX. Great camera system. I wonder if we will see a new G release this year. Welcome to the PXL forums.

    Kevin Raber
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    Rand Scott Adams
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    Re: DPReview Refugee thread….
    Reply #8 on: March 25, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Greg,
    I’ll bet you’re right. It’s “sand transportation.” Diffraction isn’t “good” but it can be mitigated “a bunch” these days w/ some of the great sharpening / selective sharpening plug-ins available. I don’t worry about it much, though I prefer to stay in the lens’ sweet spot. I’d rather have the shot than not have the shot due to diffraction worries. LOL

    Rand

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    Jim Kasson
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    Reply #9 on: March 25, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Sometimes diffraction is a good thing. It can be an effective way to eliminate visible aliasing. In addition, diffraction blur in small amounts responds well to deconvolution sharpening. Greg, I wouldn’t think twice about using f/11 in this situation.

    Blur management is about trading off motion blur, defocus blur, lens aberration blur, and diffraction blur. One size doesn’t fit all.

    Jim

    Greg Johnson
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    Reply #10 on: March 25, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    Jim, Yes, I think for the past 3 years of shooting GFX with all of the lenses a lot I tend to be too paranoid about DOF and I often shoot to small an aperture. I think I could back off a stop or two almost every time and shoot more at the sweet spot of the lens. But in this case, that long pipeline was just crawling all the way under my feet, so I spun the lens dial to F10 and said to heck with it…. I’m shooting this at F10.

    But I get your point and you are right.

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