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    would like to know how it was done.
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    would like to know how it was done.
    Large format camera I believe. Maybe medium format.

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    Could be medium format, but the detail level is also possible with a A900/A850/D3X with a 12-24 lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Could be medium format, but the detail level is also possible with a A900/A850/D3X with a 12-24 lens.
    any comments with regards to the lighting?

    I notice its stronger in the middle and appears to gradually fall off at the sides.

    Havent done enough auditorium shoots to haphazard a guess.

    picture was taken in 2003, does it help?
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    how big is this pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    how big is this pic
    banner shape.

    should have taken it with something to reflect the size. All i can say is the sides is about the height of A4 size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Could be medium format, but the detail level is also possible with a A900/A850/D3X with a 12-24 lens.
    Photo has perspective correction done. I don't think this would be done in photoshop, so a T/S lens would be needed. Sony has no T/S lens, and the Nikon 24mm is not wide enough.

    I'm still betting on a film body with full control over tilt, shift, swing and literally everything.

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    TS says it was taken in 2003, guess that eliminates all digital cameras except medium format backs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    any comments with regards to the lighting?

    I notice its stronger in the middle and appears to gradually fall off at the sides.

    Havent done enough auditorium shoots to haphazard a guess.

    picture was taken in 2003, does it help?
    A central strobe unit, 2 of them perhaps?

    Personally I would have mounted the strobes higher up and aimed them at the back rather than at the front. The spill from the strobes would be enough for the front and the back would then be nicely covered.

    Then again, there may be space constraints I'm unaware of.

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    should be a medium format swing lens panoramic camera, usually is using Widelux 1500.
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    should be a medium format swing lens panoramic camera, usually is using Widelux 1500.
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    The strangest part is ... never corrected for the inherent distortion of the camera.

    I've seen 'normal' swing-cam set-ups where the entire group was in a semi-circle around the photographer, but perhaps they either wanted a distortion effect. More obviously, they apparently did time to do the shot.

    However, these are usually super sharp, minus the artifacts. The photo looks blur, but I have no idea what size the photo is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    The strangest part is ... never corrected for the inherent distortion of the camera.

    I've seen 'normal' swing-cam set-ups where the entire group was in a semi-circle around the photographer, but perhaps they either wanted a distortion effect. More obviously, they apparently did time to do the shot.

    However, these are usually super sharp, minus the artifacts. The photo looks blur, but I have no idea what size the photo is.
    this looks like shot in an indoor auditorium, at the size of the group, not possible to much arrangement, and the lighting as well, guess the photographer planted the tripod on the stage and shoot down, so obviously the people both sides are much far away, hence the distortion. and since this is the pre-digital thingy, distortion correcting at post is not that accessible as in today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanjyj View Post
    Sony has no T/S lens,
    We do, 3rd party though.

    But yes, the pic is from 2003, so would be a MF with a wide angle lens or T/S?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    We do, 3rd party though.

    But yes, the pic is from 2003, so would be a MF with a wide angle lens or T/S?
    no conventional cameras and lens able to get this kind of angle coverage except fisheye lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    no conventional cameras and lens able to get this kind of angle coverage except fisheye lens.
    Quite a high-quality fisheye lens!
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