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#1 mule_patterson

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:15 PM

I dreamed up this section to give all of us with a new superwide a place to show our stuff and tell the tale of how we shoot with superwides. These hybrid optics demand a sensitive eye for good technical and artisitic results, so I'm all ears for your experiences - and I'll try to have plenty to offer along the way. While technical details will no doubt be a part of our commentaries, I will be concentrating on taking pictures and recommending techniques to improve results, get creative or just learn something from a simple mistake. I won't recommend anything I haven't used, so gear review is up to you optics owners as to how you feel about your superwide. Feel free to offer your comments and suggestions, critiques and accolades for what I hope is a fun and farout forum section. I will have some basic shooting equipment suggestions and postprocessing threads to offer first in order to get us grounded in solid techniques. Then it's off to the field for a totally new shooting experience. Are you with me? Go Wide. Go Wider. Go Superwide!
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DSLRs Nikon D300 w/ MB-D10 | Nikon D40
DX Optics 10.5/2.8 DX Fisheye | 16-85/3.5-5.6 VR DX Nikkor
FX Optics 14-24/2.8 Nikkor | 24-120/3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor | 70-200/2.8 VR Nikkor | 85/1.4 Rokinon | 50/1.8 AIS Nikkor | 55/2.8 1:1 Vivitar Macro | Kenko 1.4X TC
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Software Adobe Lightroom | Adobe Photoshop CS | Nikon Capture NX | Photomatix HDR
Lighting (2) Nikon SB-800 | (4) Sunpak 422/433 | (2) Lester Dine Ringlights

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:51 PM

Just saw this section and decided to comment. Occasionally I am called on to photograph very large groups. Usually this is done from a bucket truck and they hoist me some 35 feet in the air and I use a 14mm Nikkor on a full frame DCS 14SLRN Nikon mount camera. We have just started using the 14mm lens on our D2X as we like the Nikon images so much better than the Kodak. We had to photograph this Armor Battalion in the field and it was not posslble to take a bucket truck so the battalion put a tank retriever with its very tall boom in place to get up high enough to take the photo with the 14mm lens. This is why I had a son as I did not want to climb up on that pole. I have a photo of my son taking the photo. We sold over 125 10x20's and a 30x40 for the Battalion headquarters.
D2x times 2
D200 times 2
14mm
17-55 DX
20 mm
24x120 VR times 2
28-70
28-105
80-200 x 2
Kodak 14N
Kodak NX times 2
DCS 760 x 3 (We use these in our camera rooms)
SB 800 flash x 3
Quantum flashes x 3
Photogenic power lights x 15 yes 15.
Bronica ETRSi times 4 for sale
Mamiya RB 67 times 3 37, 50, 90 127, 180 lenses all for sale
Mamiya RZ 67 for sale
4x5 Speed Graphic
4x5 Graphic View
Lots of tripods
5 background stand units (we photograph a lot of events)

Bottom line Camera Poor

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:13 PM

How do you deal with the swaying of the bucket? Any samples to show us? Thanks!
Brian "Mule" Patterson
Knoxville, Tennessee USA
www.brianrpatterson.com

DSLRs Nikon D300 w/ MB-D10 | Nikon D40
DX Optics 10.5/2.8 DX Fisheye | 16-85/3.5-5.6 VR DX Nikkor
FX Optics 14-24/2.8 Nikkor | 24-120/3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor | 70-200/2.8 VR Nikkor | 85/1.4 Rokinon | 50/1.8 AIS Nikkor | 55/2.8 1:1 Vivitar Macro | Kenko 1.4X TC
Support Bogen 3221 w/ Markins M20 & RRS B2 LR II| Bogen 681B Monopod/Gtai Ballhead | Induro C014 CF/Gtai Ballhead | Nodal Ninja 180 Pano Head
Software Adobe Lightroom | Adobe Photoshop CS | Nikon Capture NX | Photomatix HDR
Lighting (2) Nikon SB-800 | (4) Sunpak 422/433 | (2) Lester Dine Ringlights



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