• 12 Nov0
    North Cascades Crest is in Amazon at last

    North Cascades Crest is in Amazon at last

    North Cascades Crest was the 1st photo book I completed it remains one of my favorites. I decided to try to document the beauty of the crest using primarily medium format cameras. This was an homage to a book I 1st encountered in the 60s, The North Cascades photographed by Tom Miller. I intended to […]

     
  • 23 Apr0
    Mamiya Annouces the Credo Digital Backs

    Mamiya Annouces the Credo Digital Backs

      Mamiya Leaf announced a new line of digital backs of 40, 60, and 80 megapixels. Given that they are a division of Phase One and the specs are identical, they are distinguished principally by a different feature set from the Phase One offerings. Dubbed Credo, which translates to “I believe” from the Latin, they […]

     
  • 1 Oct0
    8×10 Film vs. the Phase One IQ180

    8×10 Film vs. the Phase One IQ180

          A recent post in Luminous Landscape compares Phase One’s top of the line back, the 80 megapixel IQ180, against 8×10 transparencies. The view camera holds some clear advantages against the digital back in the Phase One body, most notably better glass. The reviewer included an Alpa technical camera to create a level […]

     
  • 30 Jul0

    Live View Comes to Medium Format

    In a recent Luminous Landscape post, Michael Reichmann and Mark Dubovoy report their responses to Phase One’s Live View on an IQ 180 back, the first CCD sensor, medium format attempt. Clearly, it’s an impressive but initial step. Power consumption, oversaturation of the sensor in bright light, and other issues limit its usefulness. To adapt […]

     
  • 15 Jul0
    Phototour to Burma and Cambodia in November

    Phototour to Burma and Cambodia in November

    This Fall I’m heading back to SE Asia to lead a special photo tour to Burma and Cambodia for Joseph Van Os Photosafaris. This will be my fourth visit to each place. I’ve added some new benefits. First, participants will be able to shoot with state-of-the-art digital medium format cameras. We’ll have Phase One IQ180 […]

     
  • 6 Oct0

    New Luminous Landscape Article

    I wrote a short piece on using digital medium format for subjects usually shot with 35mm, such a street scenes and wildlife. Check it out at: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/you_cant_do_that.shtml

     
  • 29 Sep0

    Phase One Upgrade Offer

    Phase One is offering up to 90% trade ins for upgrades. Read the press release at: http://www.digitalmediumformat.com:88/2010/09/29/major-trade-in-offer-from-phase-one/

     
  • 28 Sep0

    Greater Resolution with Alpa Shims

    I had heard that aligning a medium format back could improve resolution, but I was unprepared for how much difference it could make. See: http://www.digitalmediumformat.com:88/2010/09/28/alpa-shims-for-greater-resolution/

     
  • 22 Sep0
    Burma/Cambodia Medium Format Trip Moved to November

    Burma/Cambodia Medium Format Trip Moved to November

    Joseph Van Os Photosafaris and I decided to move the Burma/Cambodia trip to November, 2011. Delays setting up the trip meant we had little time to promote and fill it. Plus, November can be greener and cooler, both pluses. We are started to get signups so I’m sure this one will fill soon.

     
  • 25 Aug0
    To Iceland with PODAS

    To Iceland with PODAS

    I’m packing for a trip to Iceland as a guide/instructor for the Phase One Digital Artists Series to help clients extract the maximum resolution possible from the 60 megapixel systems they will have for the trip. We’ll explore the ice, water, and landscapes of the southern half of the island, including some remote locations that […]