David Muench switched to digicams

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David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:42 pm

David Muench, the famous landscape photographer, is well known for his use of 4x5 view cameras, but he switched to using digicams a few years ago. He writes about using a Canon PowerShot G10 and Panasonic Lumix FZ50 in 2010:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/columns/natural-connections/stormlight.html

And then a few months ago in a new article he talks about using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/locations/north-america/the-timeless-moment.html

I wonder if he saw our thread here? :lol:

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Re: David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby bakubo » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:50 am

bakubo wrote:He writes about using a Canon PowerShot G10 and Panasonic Lumix FZ50 in 2010:


Panasonic Lumix FZ50: 10.1mp, 1/1.8" sensor, 35-420mm lens
Canon PowerShot G10: 14.7mp, 1/1.7" sensor, 28-140mm lens

Here is a rather interesting comparison of the Canon PowerShot G10 and Hasselblad H2 + Phase One P45+ back:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/kidding.shtml

I see he flirted with big sensor cameras such as the Canon G10, but then decided to go for smaller. :lol:

bakubo wrote:And then a few months ago in a new article he talks about using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70:


Canon PowerShot SX50 HS: 12.1mp, 1/2.3" sensor, 24-1200mm lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: 16mp, 1/2.3" sensor, 20-1200mm lens

20-1200mm!
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Re: David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby bakubo » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:57 am

bakubo wrote:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS: 12.1mp, 1/2.3" sensor, 24-1200mm lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: 16mp, 1/2.3" sensor, 20-1200mm lens


Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is $349.00 at B&H.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 is $297.99 at B&H.

Now, it is understood, that those cameras may be too large and/or too expensive for some serious landscape photographers, but there are other, smaller, less expensive tiny sensor digicams that could produce equal results. You might have to give up the EVF and have a somewhat reduced zoom range though.

Now, to get serious. I haven't seen anything written about how David Muench makes use of the digicams that he has been using the last few years for his serious landscape photography. My guess, just a common sense guess, is that he uses the lowest ISO setting and shoots raw. And, of course, he is probably more concerned with the final result than worry himself to death about specs and the minutiae of all the technical angst and hand wringing that is popular these days. :)

It sure would be cool to see some of his prints at a gallery.

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Re: David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby bakubo » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:45 am

I see that there is a new article from just a few days ago about his use of digicams for landscape photography:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/locations/north-america/the-big-sky.html

Still using the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70.

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Re: David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:06 pm

I was curious about his use of tiny sensor digicams for his landscape photography so decided to check out his website.

The 2010 Outdoor Photographer article was about shooting in Oregon and you can see some of his digital Oregon photos here (pages 2-6):

http://www.davidmuenchphotography.com/p ... QC7UeGx-Cg

The 2014 Outdoor Photographer article was about shooting in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, New Mexico and you can see some of his digital photos here (pages 2-4):

http://www.davidmuenchphotography.com/p ... QAMj-Gx-Cg

The 2015 Outdoor Photographer article was about shooting in Montana and you can see some of his digital photos here (pages 1-8):

http://www.davidmuenchphotography.com/p ... QAM--Gx-Cg

By the way, if you are interested I see that you can order prints on his website.

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Re: David Muench switched to digicams

Unread postby Birma » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:42 pm

He sure takes beautiful pictures, Henry :)

Thanks for the links.
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