Oh and yeah that's Don getting in Sandy's way ...
Sandy and Don
I've finally begun to do test prints of various images that I've taken with the Leica M9. The images have all be processed using a combination of Adobe CS5, Capture One Pro, and Nik Software Viveza 2 (I use a calibrated Dell 3008WFP monitor set at its native resolution of 2560x1600) and printed on our Epson 9800 using the media use the most namely, Hahnemühle Glossy Fine Art Baryta (sheet and roll) and Epson Premier Satin Canvas (rolls ranging from 13" to 44" wide). The paper prints are all protected using Premier Art Printshield and the canvas with Glamour II Glossy (diluted 50-50 solution then sprayed). In short I print and protect our test prints just as if they were the final product.
While I've only touched the surface of the images I want to print I am nevertheless see great quality. Quality I am more than willing to put my name and reputation behind.
I've offered this caveat before do so again; I am not a professional reviewer and do not hold myself out as such. When I review a product or finished print I do so using my standards - what works best for me. In this case the prints that have been done so far all meet that criteria. The sharpness of the image, the colors and detail all meet what I look for in a print that I want to offer for sale.
I feel that seeing is believing and the only true way to judge the quality of a camera or software is to not only use it but to see the actual printed image. What I see I like.
What I'd like to have is suggestions on how I can better convey the results. How can I better write the results. If you write me with your suggestions I'll see about I can do in following up on them.
I look forward to hearing from you.
"Finally Phase One and Leaf have come out of hibernation for the winter and announced some pretty spectacular savings on their new systems. Of course, buying a new digital system the summer of a Photokina year should have most people asking more questions. But we, Capture Integration, have been putting price protections in our quotes for the last few months and now the manufacturers have put the following in writing as well:Owner Capture Integration
"Photokina" Insurance from Leaf and Phase One
If a customer purchases a back and we release a new system at Photokina, the customer can upgrade to that new system for just the price between the older digital back and the new digital back.
This is all you could ask for from a manufacturer. You will have the ability to shoot today with the best system on the market and continue to shoot until any new product is shipped. This is important because shipping dates are often 3-4 months behind announcement dates of products (do not use the Hasse 60mp as a announcement/shipping guideline). So add from today, then until kina, and then actual shipping... and we are then looking at 9 months of waiting when you could be shooting and making a living with an improved product. Again, this is the kind of partnership that you want when buying a product of this nature.
Now to the specials: I am going to list them briefly because there are so many ways to configure them.
Leaf Aptus II 5, DF Body-----------------------$9,990
Leaf Aptus II 6, DF Body----------------------$12,990
Leaf Aptus II 7 , V mount---------------------$12,490
Leaf Aptus II 7, RZ Pro II Kit-----------------$15,990
Leaf Aptus II 7, DF body----------------------$17,990
Trade in to Aptus II 7/8/10/10R--------------Call for pricing
P25/P30 Upgrade to P40+-----------------$9,990
P25/P30/P45 Upgrade to P65+-----------$19,990
Up to $17,000 of free Camera/Lenses with P65+ purchase
FREE: P1 DF Camera ($5,990 Value)
FREE: P1 80mm/2.8 LS Lens ($2,490 Value)
FREE: P1 55mm/2.8 LS Lens ($3,490 Value)
FREE: P1 110mm/2.8 LS Lens ($3,990 Value)
***Lenses can be swapped for any Lens in the Phase One Product Line
And Finally, the Hasselblad Trade-in is Back!!!
You can trade in your H1/H2 body and lenses towards new DF body and lenses with any new digital back purchase and receive 50% discounts on the new products.
With any of theses specials it is best to call or e-mail us about the specifics. And as always, we are willing to think "outside of the box" to make it work for the customer. These specials are the first of its kind this year for these two manufacturers and they are quite strong, If you are considering one of these lets look at them quickly as I suspect that we will be having an influx of backorders as the national/international orders start to build up.
Thank you for letting us be a part of this forum. We learn as much from the members as the members from us and we appreciate the support from each and everyone of you greatly.
I wanted to share the following images which are all part of the same set taken at Hannagan Loop; again these were all taken with the Leica M9 and Summicron 50mm lens.
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