Monday, October 18, 2010
The Canon 1DsIII is a 35mm, 21.1 megapixel camera which has a CMOS sensor which is normal for 35mm cameras. The Leica M9 (which is a rangefinder type camera) is a 35mm, 18 megapixel camera and unlike other 35mm cameras has a CCD sensor; which is similar to medium format digital backs. Lastly, The Phase One P45+ digital back is 39 megapixels and has a CCD sensor.
I decided in our original walk that I wanted to return as soon as possible to shoot with the medium format and returned early the next morning. Unlike the previous 2-Parts all the images here were shot on tripod.
Cambo has been making cameras and camera gear forever - okay I'm too lazy to really look up the date but they have been making quality gear for some time now. Likewise Phase One is one of the leaders in the digital medium format market and while I've only been using their digital backs for less than 4-years I've been extremely pleased. If you've read anything I've written I've always told you up front that I'm not a professional reviewer nor am I a salesperson; what I write about is what I've experienced using the gear I've brought.
I made the switch to medium format a couple years ago starting first with the P30+ then the P45+ in October 2008 after I decided I wanted to capture landscape with a technical camera. After researching the field available to me and what would work for me and thanks to my camera dealer, Capture Integration, I chose the Cambo WRS1000. Cambo had just released this camera shortly before and is designed to meet the needs of the digital photographer. The body is small and lightweight with movements in the rear. Cambo has since then designed lens panels that offer lens movements.
2-shot vertical images merged
2-shot horizontal images merged
made me stop at the end of the trail before we went back to the jeep and took this image with her 1DsIII saying I just had a look of satisfaction she wanted to capture. Sandy
In short, the Cambo WRS 1000 coupled with the P45+ has been and will continue to be my primary landscape camera. All images shown here were captured using a Schneider 35mm lens with a centerfilter attached.
Please enjoy the final posting of three parts and remember your comments or questions are always welcome.
Posted by ironcreekphotography at 8:25 AM