I’d like to think I’m not taking photos of your art, I’d like to think I’m making art with you, that I’m your partner, that I complement what you do....
October 28, 2014
February 18, 2016
Pentax 645Z, new joy
October 30, 2014
Well, as you might know already, I decided to go ahead and purchase a new camera, a Pentax 645Z and a whole new set of lenses for it. It was a hard decision to make since it is not a cheap piece of equipment, but I think it will pay off pretty quick, the quality is very superior to anything else I have every used.
So start with the bigger sensor, bigger pixels, and a lot more of them, with the right glass to resolve all that resolution, it means a lot of detail to play with, and bigger prints. I have not used it yet for studio work, only played with it outside, and I'm truly impressed with the quality of the image, the dynamic range is something out of this world, and the low light, high ISO quality is also pretty impressive. While not as agile as a DSLR, it handles pretty well, and is very usable outdoors. I won’t get in too much detail in here since I will do a full review for Photigy.com but wanted to show some of the test shots I did outside playing with the new lenses and putting the dynamic range to test.
This is the first one, where the RAW is totally overexposed for the sky, yet underexposed for the grownd.
And the next is the result after some Lightroom adjusments
this next one correctly exposed for the sky, totally dark for the ground, you would get nothing out of this if it was a JPG.
Here is afeter some Lightroom adjustments
And this one was a somehow long exposure, about 4 seconds