I'm renting a 14MP Kodak SLR for a wedding on Sat - HELP!

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I'm renting a 14MP Kodak SLR for a wedding on Sat - HELP!

Postby JoePhoto » Jun Thu 03, 2004 4:47 pm

I have a bride wants a large group shot done at her outdoor wedding this weekend of over 200 guests. Ok - no problem. But she wants a 20x30 print.

Knowing this - Over two months ago, I called a local pro shop and placed a rental request for either a Kodak 14/n or SLR/n which was accepted. The place I rented from mismarked the books. The SLR/n and 14n were rented out to other photographers for this weekend. I found this out Thursday at 3:00pm.

I explained my situation to the owner and he tells me that he can give me a Kodak Pro SLR/c. Yes... C, not N.

For my trouble - and since I don't have any glass - they are going to loan me a Canon 17-40 L lens for free.

So I'm about to get a crash course in the Kodak Pro SLR/c hybrid camera tomorrow that I have to use to nail a specialty shot the day after.

This camera is a Kodak/Canon/Sigma hybrid. Not exactly high on my personal experience level. Give me a Nikon or Fuji and I'm right at home.

After much research, I think I'm going to be blown away with this camera. It's been touted to output images that lay the smack down on 1Ds images. Though the body is another story, the sample images I've downloaded from the SLR/n and SLR/c are nothing short of amazing. Though I know Sat will he hectic having a different system camera - I think that I'm going to be buying a Kodak in the future for my Medium Format needs if this puppy pans out.
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Postby JB » Jun Thu 03, 2004 4:55 pm

Definitely let us know what you think of the SLR/c.
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Postby Watchin » Jun Thu 03, 2004 8:02 pm

Joe - do you like to put pressure in the system ??? WOW steep learning curve on
new technology with no reference points ... ouch ....

Wish I could help... well maybe I can a little... I've done a 13x19 from a 50% crop of
the S2 in Fine Jpeg mode (4Kx2K) and had wonderful results.
Some tips that worked for me
a) take it up as high as it will go with the resolution conversion (ie to 300 dpi or whatever you print at)
b) NEVER scale up by more than 10% in a single step, and try it with Irfan View and PS
c) don't just pop it into Qimage and expect good results... that big won't happen
d) mild sharpen at each up scale point (be subtle)

AND take the shot with your normal camera in RAW mode in addition
(belt, suspenders, and a rope time !! )

Good luck... let us know how it works.
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Postby JB » Jun Fri 04, 2004 12:10 am

I also hear the SLR/c only gets around 100 pics per charge? Ouch. I can't wait to hear what your experience is. If you like the SLR/c, you'll just become orgasmic when the 1Ds MK II arrives.
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Postby marokero » Jun Fri 04, 2004 1:10 am

Good luck Joe! Do as many test shots before the wedding to get used to its nuances. I don't have to tell you this but take at least three group shots since you're shooting with new equipment. Does the bride want the 20x30 from digital or YOU prefer to just shoot digital? :) As a last resort you can always shoot film, or at least back up with it ;)
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Postby Talvan » Jun Fri 04, 2004 4:39 am

Good luck Joe, I wil be praying for you. :D I have a feeling you will coe out just fine though.
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Postby Ballen Photo » Jun Fri 04, 2004 9:29 am

Joe, It's just a camera. If anyone can make it work, I think you can.
Let us know the outcome.
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Postby SharpShooter10D » Jun Fri 04, 2004 10:13 am

Hi Joe, Don't know if this will help any but here is the users manual in PDF format maybe this will give you some insight.

http://download.kodak.com/professional/ ... erview.pdf

From what I have read about this camera it is identical to the SLR/N except for the body and the fact it was designed to use Canon lenses.

This is the page I got my info from they did a review on the camera.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0403/04031802kodakslrc.asp


Best of luck Joe.


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Postby Frank B » Jun Fri 04, 2004 2:01 pm

Joe,

Good luck with the Kodak. Looking forward to your comments on it.
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Postby JB » Jun Fri 04, 2004 2:40 pm

(In a little while I'll move this post to the General Photography / DSLR forum. I just noticed it's in the DSLR-type forum. :D)
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