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blurmagic

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blurmagic last won the day on 9 April 2014

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About blurmagic

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  • Birthday 1 August

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  • Real Name
    Dave
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    Photography
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  • Fav. Camera
    Fuji X-T2
  • Fav. Lens
    Adapted Leica, Zeiss and Bronica SQ lenses
  • Fav. Editor
    Lightroom
  1. blurmagic

    I'm Going With Flickr Pro

    I have a free acount and have only uploaded jpg images. Does anyone know if you can upload RAW files and TIFF?
  2. blurmagic

    Photo-Displaying sites

    Great looking site. Just curious, your Smugmug site has been up for a few months now - how are sales going? Have you made enough from sales to pay for the Smugmug fees??
  3. blurmagic

    Spidey

    . I have the Fuji X-T2 camera too. I also have newer Panasonic m 4/3 camera. It does the focus bracketing AND the stacking itself internally. While I have Zerene Stacker and have used it a lot, it's just so much easier and quicker to do my focus stacks automatically with my Panasonic camera.
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    The Nikon Z7 with Extensions (Nikkor CRT)

    What lovely, natural colors. Well done.
  5. blurmagic

    Frames From My Week

    I particularly like the interior shots. Incredible dynamic range. Impressive how you could get the exposure perfect for both the interior and the outside sky/clouds. Is this an HDR image?
  6. blurmagic

    The Outhouse

    What an interesting story!
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    While on the subject of film gear...

    I too shot various interchangeable lens medium format film cameras back in the day. Although my favorite medium format by far was a TLR (Minolta Autocord). I preferred it over my Hassy and Bronica rigs. Have you considered using TLR cameras? Being cheaper, TLR might be the logical next step for your B&W film photography students.
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    While on the subject of film gear...

    Alan, are you shooting all medium format now, or are you also shooting 35mm film? In the dark room are you printing strictly black and white, or are you developing and printing color film/slides too? What print sizes are your favorities?
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    While on the subject of film gear...

    That's quite the assortment of old manual focus lenses. Lately, I've been buying up cheap Bronica medium format lenses and I using them on an SQ/Pentax adapter. The look and bokeh of some of these old, 5 or 6 element, manual focus lenses is very nice. Also, they are really easy to take apart and CLA.
  10. blurmagic

    Resignation as a Fujifilm Moderator.

    Dallas, sounds good! When you have the time, would you please tell me what my new duties and responsibilities include? Thanks, Dave
  11. blurmagic

    Resignation as a Fujifilm Moderator.

    Mike, sorry to see you leave the Fujifilm community. Dallas, I'm available to take over this moderator position. I've shot Fuji bodies since the S-1 Pro came out 15 years ago. I still own an IR converted Fuji S-3 Pro, X-E2 and X-T2. I've owned or used many of the current Fuji X lenses. Dave
  12. blurmagic

    My First Impressions of the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless

    Terrific review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this new camera.
  13. blurmagic

    Library pano

    Well done. It's as if I'm there with you!
  14. blurmagic

    Deal on LR Presets

    About 20% are HDR presents. Some are graduated presets.
  15. . Yesterday I saw that Trey Ratcliffs LR Presets were on sale (over 200 of them in a bundle that normally sell for $89 USD were now on sale for $49). Well, I bought them with PayPal and stayed up LATE last night trying out each preset on the types of images that I typically shoot. I found that maybe about 50 of them were way too wild and crazy for my taste, but the rest were definite keepers. As with all presets, one can tweak the settings a bit to make a preset just right. I thought is was money well spent, and I'm sure to be using these presets frequently in the future.
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