Kenneth Doo

Kenneth Doo

Carmel, CA

Attorney turned photographer and fine art printer. Semi-retired.

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    Medium Format Autofocus Test?
    on: November 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    No experience with the latest Hasselblad—I use the Phase XF (with the HAP2 AF upgrade).  AF performance is excellent.  Afr feature works well, especially in studio.  Make sure to focus trim your lenses.

     

    ken

    Ken Doo www.carmelfineartprinting.com www.houseoflandscapes.com www.kendoophotography.com

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    Re: The World’s Lightest Digital Medium Format Autofocus Lens: XCD 45P
    Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I really really really like the form factor of the X1D and the new 45mm lens.

    ken

    Ken Doo www.carmelfineartprinting.com www.houseoflandscapes.com www.kendoophotography.com

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    Re: Wine Country Filter holder great but with a fatal flaw.
    Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020 at 12:36 am

    The other nit on the Wine Country Holder is that the inside slot for a 100 x 100 filter frame does not have a lock or friction button lock to hold the frame in securely.  Frames can easily slide/fall out of this slot, necessitating use of adhesive tack or a small binder clip on the frame.

     

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    Ken Doo www.carmelfineartprinting.com www.houseoflandscapes.com www.kendoophotography.com

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    Re: Wine Country Filters
    Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I agree the handles add unnecessary bulk.  You can remove the handles.

     

    ken

    Ken Doo www.carmelfineartprinting.com www.houseoflandscapes.com www.kendoophotography.com

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    Re: XT Camera System
    Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

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    That third group is the most questionable in my mind because of what we have to give up getting the XT, at least today:

    1. Tilt. This is a big one. Along with other movements associated with bellows/rail systems.
    2. Switching cost. Significant for all but existing Cambo WRS (not Actus) owners.
    3. Lens availability: Again, not a problem for WRS owners but a big one for all others.

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    Dave

    You pretty much summed up my thoughts as a current Cambo WRS 1600 and IQ4150 user.  I do like the apparently smaller size of the XT, but at this juncture I can wait to see how this new system matures before considering it.  I can wait.  Seeing the IQ4 MFDB mature (*ahem* step it up Phase One!) into the Flagship Platform it is supposed to be is much more important to me.

    Imho, Phase One needs to address the firmware and feature updates of the IQ4 platform first.  The Phase XT system would be much more attractive to new users/buyers if they knew that the Phase One IQ4 platform  had already evolved into a stable flagship workhorse like the IQ3.  

    No doubt that the IQ4 offers incredible image quality.  But if I were a new user considering the XT system, the IQ4 platform in its current limited state would give me great pause for thought before opening my wallet.

    Ken

    Ken Doo www.carmelfineartprinting.com www.houseoflandscapes.com www.kendoophotography.com