Review Mamiya RZ67ProII

This is the review I wrote about the Mamiya RZ67ProII back in 2008.
Remember this was before Mamiya decided to bring it back to live with the digital back, so now this review is very actual.
And to be honest (and you will understand when you read the review) it’s great Mamiya is bringing this great camera back.

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Review Quadra

I’m copying some older reviews that might be of interest to the new blog.
The first one in this series is the review I did for the Quadra when it was just released, I’ve added more to the end of the review updated with the experience I have with the units now.

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Newsbits for this week

A slow blog day today so time for some news bits that might be interesting.
By the way I will be porting some older reviews from the forum to the blog so don’t be surprised if you see older stuff popping up 🙂

Canon double rebates are back
Got this from our partner B&H. Purchase a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III , EOS 1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II EOS 7D,and the EOS 60D and take advantage of our double instant rebates on the following lenses.

Photoshop World Orlando
I will be teaching 3 keynotes/seminars at photoshopworld in Orlando, plus I will be on the grounds doing several smaller demos and a live presentation and Q&A at the Kelbytheater, so make sure you are there for a meet and greet with some of biggest instructors on the planet like Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Matt Kloskowski, Dave Cross, Katrin Eismann, Moose Peterson, Rafael “RC” Concepcion, Russel Brown and many more.

Professional Imaging
March 13-14-15 it’s time for the Professional Imaging again. We always look forward to this event because it’s not only fun but it’s also one of the biggest Photography events for the Netherlands, I will be demoing almost constantly on the fotoflits/Elinchrom booth and there is a very special guest in the Adobe Theater, Matt Kloskowski from Kelbytraining, that promises to be fun. Matt is a great instructor and fun to hang around with I got to know him while filming for Kelby and I’m more than looking forward to meeting up again.

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SCE soccer shots

As many as you already know I sometimes love to shoot sports.
Because my wife’s company sponsors our local soccer team SCE (Sport Club Emmeloord) this is of course most of the time my choice, always a lovely atmosphere and we know everyone there so it’s not only shooting sports but also a nice day with friends. And although it was freezing cold and I can only wear gloves which allows me to operate my camera I had the feeling my fingers froze off, but the shots turned out ok. As with many of the blog posts I post that do not include models also here, Remember I’m not a sports shooter, this is just for fun.

I used the Canon 5DMKII and the Canon 100-400L for this game.
I owned the 100-400L a few years ago and sold it for the Sigma 80-400OS which was slightly sharper, however I sold that one because the focus was way too slow for what I loved to do, enter the Sigma 150-500 which was faster with focus but in the end I still missed the 100-400L so after testing some other lenses I decided it was better to return to the 100-400L, it’s weird by the way that Canon does not replace this lens because it’s an old lens, but the quality is still adequate, even on the 5DMKII and maybe I’m on of the few that loves the push pull zoom for sports.

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