Northerners Exhibition Edinburgh

Rory Lewis Northerners Exhibition, will be featured from 12th-29th August 2015 in an Edinburgh Fringe Exhibition. Open evening will take place on the 12th August 2015 from 7-9pm at Calumet Photographic in Edinburgh. Tickets to the open evening are free of charge, please register below.

Northerners Exhibition Poster

 

Rory Lewis Photographer has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Rory’s ‘Northerners Exhibition’ is an entirely new collection of portraits from a cross section of Scottish & Northern Celebrities, Sports Personalities, Actors, Politicians and people encountered. Featuring Sittings with Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick StewartIan McShaneEmma RigbyClaire Sweeney and many others. 


Calumet Photographic, Edinburgh

3 Bonnington Business Centre,
Tennant Street, Leith,
Edinburgh, EH6 5HG

Wed 12 August Open Evening 7pm-9pm, With a talk by Rory Lewis Photographer

Open to the Public Friday 14 August 2015 – to – Saturday 29 Aug 2015


Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+ & 80mm f/2.8 LS D Lens Kit Review

Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+ Medium Format DSLR and 80mm f/2.8 LS D Lens ReviewMany believe the Medium Format camera is out of date. Something that has been passed over by the development of the Digital SLR. Especially with the price tag that Medium Format systems command; making serious professional photographers consider DSLR alternatives.  As a result pro’s have forgotten what medium format means and what medium format camera’s can do. They are by no means outdated, medium format camera’s have larger sensors, which means bigger pixels. The larger frame enables you to capture a more dramatically shallow depth of field than Digital SLR’s can produce; which is considered equal to film like quality. This is something to consider if you are a stickler for quality like myself.

 

At the start of 2015, it came time to upgrade my own camera system. As a serious pro, I spent countless hours looking for the ideal camera. This year I am embarking on a the largest portrait exhibition of my career. Featuring some of the worlds greatest actors and I needed to make the right decision. Weighing up all the options I settled on Medium Format.

 

Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+ Medium Format DSLR and 80mm f/2.8 LS D Lens ReviewThe next question was affordability, some medium format digital camera’s cost nearly £25,000 without a lens! This was outside my budget; I began to think twice, but not loosing hope I found the Mamiya Leaf Credo 40 digital back with Mamiya 645DF camera and 80mm lens. Retailing at only £9999,00 (Calumet Photographic), the Leaf Credo is great value for money and an amazing quality product. Boasting a large CCD Sensor and 40 mega pixel resolution; a dynamic range of up to 14 f-stops providing brilliant detail, richness of colour, low noise and beautiful tonality.

 

Brent Spinner 01I’ve already begun my 2015 Portraiture Exhibition, and the results from the first portrait sitting with Actor Brent Spiner (Left) have been stunning. The Mamiya Leaf Credo 40 delivers uncompromising detail and a richness of colour. The difference in sensor size between DSLR and Medium Format is in my opinion very important for the “look & feel” of the image, but also for the resolution and overall sharpness. The smaller the sensor the more problems you will run into when placing a lot of pixels in that area, this will translate for example in diffraction (loss of detail on smaller apertures). The Leaf Credo 40 with its 40 mega pixel 43.9 x 32.9 mm CCD is larger than Canon’s 1DX (36 x 24 mm), it may not seem like much, but it does make a real difference when shooting in shallow depth of field conditions. Their is a lot less depth of field when shooting with a DSLR.

Closeup Detail Actor Brent Spinner ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2015. Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+

Closeup Detail
Actor Brent Spinner ©Rory Lewis Photographer 2015.
Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+

The 80mm F2.8 LS-D Kit Lens is extremely versatile, and complements the image quality, and the 645DF Camera body is sleek and easy to use.  In conclusion the Mamiya Leaf Credo 40 Digital back with Mamiya 645DF Camera and 80mm lens delivers, beautiful portraits, and I am looking forward to more stunning results from my portrait sittings.


Camera Specs

  • CCD size 43.9 x 32.9mm
  • Active pixels 7320 x 5484
  • Resolution 40MP
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Pixel size 6.0 micron
  • ISO sensitivity 50-800
  • Dynamic range 12.5 f-stops
  • Exposure time 1/10 000 – 60 seconds
  • Full resolution capture rate 1.2 frames / sec
  • Colour depth 16 bits (65 536 levels per channel)