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Congratulations to Nicolas Claris: Sinar to feature his work for 2008!

ROFLMAO.... you should make a photoshop montage, Nicolas in totally wrotten clothes, no shoes, kinda the "sleeping rough the last 3 years" look, mega Yachts in the background, a big smile on his face and the Hy6 in his hand with burgundy bottle bottom taped to it instead of a lense.

Text under the picture:

"They took my house, they took my car and boat, my wife left me, but hey, I have everything I need....." or....

"God does not give you what you want, but what you need!" LOLOL

Hehehe
 

Jeff O'Neil

New member
So, a mere 40,000 Euros! In Canada that translates to about $61,000.00

I'll mention this to my SO, the new Canon 14mm will seem like a bargain!

Again, Congratulations Nicolas. Looking forward to seeing more of work!

Jeff
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I'm still astounded by that first picture. I can almost ouch the sail and push at it it looks so real. That's impressive to me.

The money? Don't worry about it. Do what other's do, use a credit card! Many a penniless guy did that. Leonardo took the plunge and that's how he got started in MF, albeit with Mamiya and Phase One. When you show clients images of a quality they have never seen before, that opens doors! One just needs the right milieu to work in and guts!

Asher
 

Kathy Rappaport

pro member
The money? Don't worry about it. Do what other's do, use a credit card! Many a penniless guy did that. Leonardo took the plunge and that's how he got started in MF, albeit with Mamiya and Phase One. When you show clients images of a quality they have never seen before, that opens doors! One just needs the right milieu to work in and guts!

Asher

Ahser - I have the guts and many of the connections, I have a credit card but I don't think I can take the plunge.

With today's exchange rate - yikes. I could take a trip to Burgundy and maybe snap a photo or two if Nicolas will allow for less. Still waiting for the next full frame Canon...
 
I'm still astounded by that first picture. I can almost ouch the sail and push at it it looks so real. That's impressive to me.
That's what I thought as well, it is jaw dropping in deed.




Since the Hy6 was announced I followed that with great interest, and read what ever I could find about it. I followed discussions where Rainer was involved, and learned a good bit.

However, I also had concerns for such a system to be used in challenging situations, irish sea- and landscapes being the passion of my life, hence I asked Thierry about the usability in that respect.

If I am not close to the Atlantik for a few days, I start feeling sick in a way. The ocean is a life long love affair that has no comparison.

Funny enough, a few days after I contacted Thierry this great news on Sinar/Nicolas hit your site, and it more than answered my pondering on this point.

A few years ago, I sat for many hours in one spot because I had observed "the light to explode" there at a certain time before and I wanted to get that. I can imagine what could be achieved with a Hy6/emotion LV in such a scene.

While stitching is a nice way to enhance resolution, it is not valid for a certain type of photography of course, and that is where the Sinar/emotion excells beautifully from the little I saw so far, it's ability to capture the smallest nuances of light and texture.



What interests me the most is the final performance, the print.

I can not wait to see it in Reality! I have the highest expectations in terms of, in Lack of a better word I just call it "3d~ish look", a look that can not be achieved with the best available DSLR's these days, this in fact is more than likely one of the main reasons for the exceptional quality of such system.

Then again, I am not astonished in a way, a company that achieved such results back in Summer 2006 when I was shooting the above scene with my lovely 5 MP Olympus E1.... well.... <smile>

DALSA Semiconductor has today announced that it has developed the worlds first sensor with a total resolution of over 100 million pixels. To be more specific this single sensor, developed for astronomy, has 10,560 x 10,560 pixels, 111 million in total. The active area of the sensor measures approximately four by four inches and has a 9 µm pixel pitch. This sensor has been developed in conjunction with Semiconductor Technology Associates for the US Naval Observatory.
DALSA Press Release 6/19/2006

http://www.dalsa.com/news/news.asp?itemID=252
 
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Ahser - I have the guts and many of the connections, I have a credit card but I don't think I can take the plunge.

With today's exchange rate - yikes. I could take a trip to Burgundy and maybe snap a photo or two if Nicolas will allow for less. Still waiting for the next full frame Canon...
Hi Kathy,

From a musicians perspective, I was 11 when I pestered my parents to buy me a Steinway D Concert Grand. Of course, being very young, I used everything at my disposal, thrown tantrums, emotional blackmail, begging, promising to do the dishes to the end of my days etc. LOL

Needless to say, even the generous dishwasher slavery offer did not work. <smile>

So, I kept practising on my piano and at that time found out that the Musikhochschule in Cologne was flawed in terms of security. LOL

Usually, students had to go to the reception and get a key for one of the rooms to get access to concert grands, sign up with time and their name and approximate return time, then sign again when they returned the key.

However, late in the day, often enough students forgot to lock the rooms, and this was when I sneaked in and usually found a room, needless to say, I had the time of my life. This went on for many weeks, until I was caught by the Dekan himself, who I was told later by my Professor had a hearty laugh about that, of course, when he caught me, he gave me Hell and escorted me out!

In the following year, I was caught 9 times, and then, finally, I got the inofficial permission to sneak in at my convinience when a room was left open but not to push it. <grins>
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I'm pleased to announce an article on how Nicolas claris came shoot with the Hy6!

Nicolas Claris featured Sinar Photographer for 2008. How OPF and Sinar got together to look at the Hy6 in the most physically challenging shoots on the high seas. is here !

This is the first taste of what we are doing. There's a lot more ahead!

Asher
 
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Bravo Nicolas for this achievement and well-deserved recognition.

And thanks Asher for the fine article.
Ralp,

What are you shooting with now? Amazing that Nicolas is so moved and this is, I assure you a very genuine experience. It's exciting to see someone at a particular stage in their work make a step up. Sometime tools do open up capabilities. Leonardo shoots with the Phase one back on a just a used Mamiya and this risky investment was made when he had no cash, none, zero! Still it was a good move as it allowed him to move into the fine art photography market in a big way.

Nicolas has posted architectural images too and they are in a new thread here from his Hy6 shoot of a Frank Gehry masterpiece in Basques, Spain. Worth a visit!

Asher
 
Ralp,

What are you shooting with now? Amazing that Nicolas is so moved and this is, I assure you a very genuine experience. It's exciting to see someone at a particular stage in their work make a step up. Sometime tools do open up capabilities. Leonardo shoots with the Phase one back on a just a used Mamiya and this risky investment was made when he had no cash, none, zero! Still it was a good move as it allowed him to move into the fine art photography market in a big way.

Nicolas has posted architectural images too and they are in a new thread here from his Hy6 shoot of a Frank Gehry masterpiece in Basques, Spain. Worth a visit!

Asher
Hi Asher,

Thanks for pointing me to the great shots of Nicolas.

I'm still shooting with the 1Ds2, for a number of reasons. I've been very troubled with the 50/1.2, which draws just beautifully, but which has serious focusing issues up close and can be erratic when stopped down. Since this is the only lens with which I have encountered these problems, there is apparently little that CPS can do, although when I have the time I'll drop it off.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I've been very troubled with the 50/1.2, which draws just beautifully, but which has serious focusing issues up close and can be erratic when stopped down. Since this is the only lens with which I have encountered these problems, there is apparently little that CPS can do, although when I have the time I'll drop it off.
Ralph,

I thought this was partly the 5D! I turn the camera off and back on and retry. One of those annoying things. still that's the one lens I use 99% of the time! I have increased my 4-letter word frequency!

Asher
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Hi folks

A child forum of the "Medium Format & Large Format Cameras" has been created

it is called "Sinar Hy6 - A diary of the multi-months trial "in real life" shooting" so it will be easier for everyone to follow the story…

I have moved there and/or split some previous threads for a better understanding…

Hope you'll enjoy the show as I do enjoy the Hy6…

It's a place where you are welcome to post comments and questions!
 
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Noel Greene

pro member
Hello Asher

I have read this article and it seems that this Sinar system is wonderful. A big surprise for me was the quality of the image taken with the 1Ds III .. this looks like a very big print and as the article says shows the quality of the Mark III .. any views on this
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Hi Noel
Can you be more explicite please? What article are you referring and which 1DsIII image are you talking?

Sorry to ask, but all this is quite "old" stuff nearly 3 months! ;-)

So I'll be able to answer you…

Welcome to OPF by the way…
 

Noel Greene

pro member
Hello Asher

sorry to bother you with this and I realise the articles are a few months old. I read 1 article where you were sitting with Mr Claris and in the article you asked the Printer to stand beside a picture of a Yacht .. and you remarked on the quality of this huge print .. taken with 1Ds III. Thank you for the welcome and taking the time to anser me. I am interested in this 1Ds III quality issue because I am thinking about moving from 645 to DSLR. Thanks again.
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Hi Noel

here is Nicolas, not Asher!

In Asher's article, he refers to 1DsMkII (and not III)... (re quality of print)

I do have now, beside the Sinar HY6 a 1DsMkII…
Of course the III is better than the II but it is a complete different machine than the Sinar…

I don't see any issue with the 1DsIII (neither the II !)
But I don't think one may compare DSLR and MF cameras… they are simply not achieving the same goals… a bit like a Ferrari and a Rolls Royce.

Much better and more fun to have both! ;-)
 

Noel Greene

pro member
Dear Nicolas

First of all I loved your photographs .. really brilliant. I accept what you say about the MF and the DSLR - I have used Contax 645 for a number of years and I am very reluctant to give it up. WIth Velvia and the proper scanning it is fantastic camera. But time and technology moves on .. and I have used an EOS D5 in Asia for 3 weeks and I am impressed with the results. However I have developed a sort of a market for very big images and I want to be certain that if I move to the 1Ds III that the quality will be as good as the MF/Velvia combination. So thank you very kindly for taking the time to answer me and be careful when hanging out of helicopters !!! Bon Soiree
 
However I have developed a sort of a market for very big images and I want to be certain that if I move to the 1Ds III that the quality will be as good as the MF/Velvia combination.
Hi Noel,

I've put up an example image here for you to test with your output requirements (I didn't want to 'pollute' this thread too much, so I created a new one with the details). You could print a crop at various sizes to see if it's up to your requirements. The resampling engine used for printing can also make a big difference. Depending on the type of subjects you shoot, I would also suggest to consider stitching if your requirements include short distance output viewing conditions.

Bart
 

Noel Greene

pro member
Bart

thanks for taking the time to do this. The image is just fantastic. I am really enjoying these early days with this forum. Everyone is so so friendly, helpful and polite

regards

Noel Greene
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
However I have developed a sort of a market for very big images and I want to be certain that if I move to the 1Ds III that the quality will be as good as the MF/Velvia combination. So thank you very kindly for taking the time to answer me and be careful when hanging out of helicopters !!! Bon Soiree
Hi Noel
thanks for the kind words, always appreciated!
I too do large prints… with the 1dsMk2 see there and Now the 1dsMk3…
I have zero experience with MF film but "only" with the Sinar Hy6 and the Sinarback eMotion 75 lv… all I can say is that, beside of many other IQ adavantages for the Sinar, the resoltion and IQ is so amazing that big enlargements will be much easier than with the dslr…
In a perfect world, I need both the Canon and the Sinar… but if you use to shoot and sell MF and if you can afford the price, then go to the Sinar combo…
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Hi Noel
Ferney Voltaire is certainly a nice place in Fance (very close to Switzerland) but I don't follow you! are you there?
 

Noel Greene

pro member
Nicolas,

I have a sort of base here. I spend a lot of time abroad and Geneva Airport is so handy .. minutes away .. I am Irish, part time resident of France, sometimes a Munich resident and otherwise travelling abroad

regards

Noel Greene
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Ok then:
Merci Beacoup depuis Ferney Voltaire … ! (for better understanding ;-)

Do you have any website or online galleries were could see your pictures? Do you travel… for your photography or another job?
 

Otto Haring

New member
Nicolas Claris featured Sinar Photographer for 2008. How OPF and Sinar got together to look at the Hy6 in the most physically challenging shoots on the high seas.


Credit- Nicolas Claris © 2007 All rights reserved. Do not copy.


Sinar will have Nicolas' work as a centerpiece for their 2008 campaign. His photography for Sinar for will highlight his creative work with the new MF digital platform,

Read more on the Sinar Hy6 here.

Credit-Sinar



This is a special piece of news that I wish to start way back to give Nicolas Claris my personal thanks and recognition for his work in OPF also for his recent awards and honors.

An article will be posted shortly giving the full story.

Asher
The photos is amazing... The camera looks good as well!!! :)
 
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