Sal kind of started to understand the main principle of the Rotary Rhinocam Vertex adapter, mounting Pentax 6x7 lenses on a Canon EOS R camera, resulting into a 6x6 like photo with high resolution.

That this also can be done with portrait - but the model has to stand very, very still ! And that I wish to do with Sal in the studio. The real studio - which I haven't used since... oh my god... New Years Eve, 31 Dec 2017... when Maria Grazia was here, and we made images of them together dancing while dressed up for Lindy hop.

Embarrassing, given that the studio has not been used for frikkin' 5.5 years. *rolling my eyes* No wait a minute. When Tjadde was over, we made portraits... 10 March 2019. That was the last date i used my photo studio. So, "only" 4 years then... Oh well.



Albeit the session needs to be planned. Because Sal is usually only free on Sundays and Mondays. So, it will take a while. I assume we are going to do this with studio flashes most likely... so there comes another addition to the whole. I really wonder how this will work out...

Image to be able some fine, classic black & white 6x6 images like in the old days - only now digitally. That would be something. And it will have challenges... He really needs to stand absolutely still. And i have to fiddle with the cords to the Studio flashes, while rotating the camera 360 degrees in total *LOL*

I do have wireless transmitters for the Studio flashes - but never used it. So, that i have to learn first, how and if it works.


Oh so fun. And probably annoying.

And challenging. But some likely will turns out well, I am sure. There are some tricks that can be used... such as that the face is only in one of the four frames - and stitching then becomes less of a problem.

I will figure things out... how well or not it works in practice...


Previous page - the look of the image

When I look at the previous page; the photo made though the Pentax 6x7 Takumar 105mm f 2.4 lens - then it really has that peculiar "draw" in it. The rendering is really like that of a classic, older lens from the 70s made for medium format cameras.

THAT is why i like the whole Vertex Rotating Adapter thing.

I am aware that it can't truly match real, true digital medium format cameras - because those modern lenses are made for a digital (larger) sensor - and resolve it with very fine micro contrast and details. But then I also don't need that super modern, super high resolving look either. I already get that in my digital images made with top notch lenses.


What I had missed earlier

and to my delight now largely can be restored, is how the older, classic lenses "paint" images. Those can be both strict (when stopped down a lot), or they can be dreamy with a weird touch (when used at wide open aperture, usually normal and short telephoto lenses)

So, the overall image feeling - is actually pretty accurate, even now made with a digital sensor and stitching thanks to the rotating Vertex adapter.

I absolutely love this ability.

And love the "Hasselblad 6x6" look, which now is less fake than ever before.


Second hand Fuji GFX camera ?

Of course I could think in the future to use an Entry Fuji GFX 50 camera (second hand) just for that purpose, together with a Vertex adapter and classic analog 6x7 lenses.

I believe the corresponding image circle then is even larger than 46x46 mm. The Fuji GFX series, uses a 50 MP image sensor, with a physical size of 44x33 mm - so it is already 1.7x larger than a fullframe (24x36 mm) sensor.

I am not totally sure, but with that sensor, you can then with help of the Vertex - Fuji GFX rotating adapter, create even larger images, because the sensor itself covers a wider frame, even closer to medium format. But for the time being, i am super happy and highly motivated to experiment with the current Canon EOS R camera, the Vertex Pentax 6x7 adapter. It is a delight in so many ways.

Plus i love that the Canon EOS R is now used again. When i bought this camera, i used it relatively little, because later I jumped onto the EOS R6 instead (due to the built-in image stabilization which made so much more sense, and above all - the lower noise compared to the EOS R).


Now I use the Canon EOS R again

with excellent results together with the Vertex adapter, Pentax 6x7 lenses - creating 75 MP images looking like classic 6x6 images from the old days (more or less). What is there not to love ?

I like when stuff is in use, instead of "lying around"

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