At this year’s Fun Fair.
(Here is a similar image taken two years ago with the Mamiya 7II/80mm + Kodak Portra 400 combination).
↑Nikon D810 + Sigma 35mm Art.
Wonderful shot Peter. Comparing the digital vs. film versions referenced: If I want an heirloom enlargement, to frame and enjoy, the organic depth and richness of the Portra image wins hands down. I suspect our love for the images created by the Leica CCD sensor relates to its tendency to produce a more film-like and less digital output. I would say CCD yields a more “Portra”-type digital image. While the Nikon and Sigma combination is an excellent one that enables ease of capture, the output is still decidedly CMOS.
Chris, I agree. The film version is my choice (and would be my choice every time). Thank you for taking the time to write.
I totally agree- well said! So it is! And I am sad I can´t handle a film camera, so my option of all worlds: yes, M9..yes and for those sports-act. the Nikon with a tele is the choice…
Peter, I just went back and looked at all of your previous posts with the Mamiya 7II. They all look amazing and generated lots of positive comments. Whatever happened to that combination for you?
Thanks Will. The image quality out of the Mamiya 7II set-up (+ 120 Film) is incredible, but ultimately I find the f/4 lenses and (relatively) low ISO capabilities of colour film too confining for the Canadian environment (where light is lacking half of the year). I would be lying though if I told you I don’t miss the Mamiya. I still think about owning it again one day, but I have other priorities right now.
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