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#1 Roderick

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:52 AM

Interesting use of glass plate photography

 

 



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:06 AM

Watched that prog Rod, VERY interesting that it seems the academics seem`d to determine that glass plate cameras could capture far more detail than digital can manage, but then when one compares the dimensions of the plate compared to a FF sensor.... hmm..!  I also was intrigued that as opposed to using a common reflector they lugged around a full size plate glass mirror to illuminate the stone carvings to best effect. Seems some old methods can indeed match or even better that which modernity has available...  Comforting to think that not everything that is old should be thrown on the scrap heap....(-:



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, it was great !

With a sensor that's basically 1 foot by 1 foot ya gots ta gets bigs resolutions ! :o

I bet the mirror was a handy local find



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

The mirror...WHAT..!!!  I thought it was a fan boy must-have  genuine Linhof  mirror....(-: 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:38 AM

Haha ! Or, they were a pair of looters and had just half-inched it out of King Tut's bathroom....






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