to Select which Digital Camera to Use?
a few months Kodak upgraded
to a model 460. This was the first digital camera that satisfactorily
produced a quality image at 8x10 enlargement, using a Kodak
dye sub printer (at that time, 1995, their model 8600). But
large format is even better, so I began to look at digital cameras
which produced larger images. In a German photo magazine (Fotomagazine)
I came across a review of digital cameras and Dicomed won the review
in the quality category. As a result I went to Minneapolis to visit
the Dicomed headquarters and left with a positive impression.
the months went by I began to see the name of PhaseOne
everywhere. They produced a high end, large format digital back
comparable to that of Dicomed. Thus I went to Copenhagen to visit
with PhaseOne. Their demonstration was impressive enough to convince
even my girlfriend Andrea that digital photography was the direction
to move into.
the Dicomed digital camera had been adapted by Michael Collette
to take panoramas and rollouts. Better
Light arranged that a Dicomed, with his panorama/rollout adapter,
be made available to FLAAR Since I do not yet have possession of
a PhaseOne, I will have to review the Better Light adaptation of
the Dicomed first. Besides, the Dicomed Field Pro DDC is completely
studio photographers who do not do architectural or landscape panoramas,
it would be best to go directly to Dicomed's home page. For anyone
interested in landscape panoramas, go to Stephen Johnson's home
page (he uses the Dicomed with the Better Light adapter).
we just got the Dicomed a few days ago, it will be another month
or so before we get out into the jungle to do some panorama photography.
In the meantime viewers can see our old-fashioned panoramas with
a regular (non-digital) film camera elsewhere on our Web site.
more information on the rollout capability of a Better Light/Dicomed,
we are gearing up to do an entire section of our Web site on this
fascinating aspect of the Dicomed camera.
of useful camera equipment
of panorama camera equipment
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