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  1. elrafo

    Looking for a Digital Back for Hasselblad 500 cm

    Hello! I am looking for a Phaseone P20 or equivalent for my hassy 500 c/m, reasonable offer ! thanks!
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    Portable digital back for Hassy 500 c/m

    Hey All, I own a Hasselblad 500 c/m and now would like to find a portable digital back solution (with no wires or sync cables hanging around...). Is that possible on an old V serie ? I know the P20 Phaseone works with batteries and CF cards if I am not mistaken... Not sure about the Kodak...
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    Fuji x10 or Oly Pen E-pl3 ?

    Hello All, I have seen very good reviews about the Fuji X10, and the results of this camera looks amazing. I don't need an interchangeable lens, just need a small camera to carry in my trip to costa Rica, I am still a semi-pro photographer (I use an Hassy and a 5D ii), so I have still...
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    Flektogon M42 on 5D Mark II

    Hello, I own a 5D Mark II and just got from Hungary a good looking Flektogon 35mm f/2.4. the lens is in good condition, no sign of use except a few dusts in the elements. My main concern is that I don't know where the problem is coming from, is it from the lens itself or from my M42...
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    Canon: 50mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.2 ?

    Hello, I am wondering if the 50mm 1.2 is worth the price, 4 times the 1.4... do we really get better bokeh and sharpness? I use a lot my 50mm 1.4 on my 5D MII I love the angle of it. So I would be ready to spend more money for better lens, I just don't know if it worth the price! thanks...
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    Pentacon 135mm f/2.8

    Hello there, I am excited to try one of these lenses with an adapter on my Digital SLR, the only thing is that I can find a few different models on ebay and can't make my choice... There are the PRESET series (16blades iris) and the MULTICOATED (MC) that is a more recent version I guess, but...
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    D700 stuck pixel ...

    hello there, I have a stuck pixel (blue) on normal speed shooting over 400 iso, seen in dark tones particularly... in your opinion, is it normal for this full frame camera? do I just have to clean manually the sensor or do I have to send it to nikon?? thanks!! Raph
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    135mm f/2.8 Nikkor-Q or 135mm f/2.8 AI ?

    Hello! do you know which one of this classic is the better? I already tried the 135 nikkor-Q and it was amazing, anyone had the chance to compare it with the 135mm AI? It would be to use on a D700.
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    Issue with Color noise @ 1000 Iso Canon 5D MarkII, 50mm f1.4, jpg.

    Hello there, Here is a sample of a picture I did this WE, I have updated the Firmware of the camera to the because I heard about some bending problems on the 5D. It was shooten in JPG Large size, If you look on the background, on the dark Out of focus part of the picture, you can see...
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    Issue with temperature... Canada -25 C.! (-13F)

    Hi there! I own a 5D Mark II and enjoy the high Iso performance. I take pictures often at dawn or dusk but the temperatures are really low at this time of the year and I am a bit affraid for the electronics of this camera. sometimes, the menu display is not showing and goes back to camera mode...
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    Prime Lenses or Zoom ?

    Hello there, I am a happy owner of a Canon 5D MII since yesterday, can't wait to start shooting seriously. I am still wondering what would be the best choice balancing budget and quality in terms of Lenses: I can't really own a 24mm f/1.4 + 35mm f/1.4 + 50mm f/1.2 + 85mm f/1.2 ... But...
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    5D Mark II in canada

    Hello there, I went to my camerashop today in Montreal to check availability of the 5D MarkII, there are still 60 people on the wait list and they received only... 5 Items!! I heard that canon Canada ordered only 500 cameras for the shops, when each shop would need at leat 20 cameras for...
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    Kiev Lenses for Hasselblad?

    Hey there, I own an Hasselblad 500 c/m and was wondering if I can use the Kiev lenses like the Salut MC Arsat 30mm f/3.5, it looks quite good and really cheap. I am just curious about this, did some of you already think about this ?
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    Digital back or new SLR ?

    Hi, I own an old but in excellent condition Hasselblad 500 c/m. I would like to buy a used Phase one P-20, 16mp, I know the results are really good, but there Is an important crop factor... for the same budget I could buy a 5D MII with a 24-70 f2.8 L ... In your opinion, at low Iso, is...
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    glamour portraits...

    hey there, I did this a few weeks ago, Model is Christa (actress from Montreal) hope you like and give some comments ;)
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    D700 Price Vs 5D ...

    Hello there, The D700 is stays at 3,000 when the 5D is supposed to get into the Market for only 2,700... I am not sure a lot of people down here is working for Nikon or could have the right to say smthng about this but don't you think it will be hard for Nikon to keep on the line without...
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    Use a TTL flash Manually ...

    Hello there, I have a SB-600 but would like to use it with my old Hassy. I have the sync stuff, my concern is more how to calculate exposure, power of my flash. In the old ones I could read distance according to Iso/F-stop, how does it work with this brand new flash without buying a...
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    import model, worth the price ?

    Hi there, I am about to buy a D700... I live in canada, Quebec, where taxes are pretty high even if photographers just can't earn a living ;) D700 is 3,300 CAD +15% taxes : 3795 $, almost 4,000 CAD for the body only (3,680 USD) ... as the price is too high in my opinion, I am...
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    Sync problem with Flash Sigma EF-500 DG

    Hello there, I have setup the camera and the flash for a wireless remote, The flash guns with a god power but... out of sync! I see it shoot but nothing on the picture, only the subtle light of the builtin flash used as remote... The same setup works perfectly with my SB600, I am wondering...
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    Nikkor-Q non AI 135mm F/2.8

    Hello, I found this lens for 90 CAD, I heard it is a really good lens and I can't wait to test it. My only question is did I pay the right price? I find it for 120 AU, 55 Eu but also for only 9,00$ on Ebay... What is the Quote value for this lens? thanks!