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    Re: A big digital portrait camera

    Hmmm... 600 individual photos. I wonder how long it takes to shoot those?

    So we've advanced back to the late 19th Century... exposures several minutes long and subjects in head braces.

    Or you could buy 600 Canon 5D Mark II cameras with lenses, and 600 remotes to trigger them.

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    Gotta be kinda ugly too. I don't need that sort of detail in a portrait.

    Maybe they will soften the image or discover Petzvals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Hmmm... 600 individual photos. I wonder how long it takes to shoot those?

    So we've advanced back to the late 19th Century... exposures several minutes long and subjects in head braces.

    - Leigh

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    Re: A big digital portrait camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Maybe they will soften the image or discover Petzvals...
    The mind boggles.

    600 Petzval shots computer-edited into a high-res digital display.

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    Yep, sure glad I didn't fixate on that camera style.

    I'll stick with film.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    The mind boggles.

    600 Petzval shots computer-edited into a high-res digital display.

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    Re: A big digital portrait camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Hmmm... 600 individual photos. I wonder how long it takes to shoot those?

    So we've advanced back to the late 19th Century... exposures several minutes long and subjects in head braces.

    Or you could buy 600 Canon 5D Mark II cameras with lenses, and 600 remotes to trigger them.

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    Hmmm... 600 you say... http://www.filmsnotdead.com/2014/01/...fferson-chang/

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    Re: A big digital portrait camera

    I saw something on this, and the detail shots didn't look particularly more detailed than an equivalent portion of a decent 8x10" transparency made with strobes and a not especially modern lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    I saw something on this, and the detail shots didn't look particularly more detailed than an equivalent portion of a decent 8x10" transparency made with strobes and a not especially modern lens.
    You're referring to this comparison? http://www.clarkvision.com/photoinfo...l.1/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcc View Post
    You're referring to this comparison? http://www.clarkvision.com/photoinfo...l.1/index.html
    No, never seen that. Just looking at the detail shots from the "900 megapixel portrait" mentioned in the original post and what I've seen under the loupe in my own 8x10" portraits. The robot arm and 600-shot map seem like a gimmick to me, and a better result with no stitching-associated distortion could be achieved with an ordinary 8x10" camera in one shot.

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    Jefferson, your project is pretty awesome. Good luck!

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