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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Smile Congratulations to Nicolas Claris: Sinar to feature his work for 2008!

Nicolas Claris featured Sinar Photographer for 2008. How OPF and Sinar got together to look at the Hy6 in the most physically challenging shoots on the high seas.


Credit- Nicolas Claris © 2007 All rights reserved. Do not copy.


Sinar will have Nicolas' work as a centerpiece for their 2008 campaign. His photography for Sinar for will highlight his creative work with the new MF digital platform,

Read more on the Sinar Hy6 here.

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This is a special piece of news that I wish to start way back to give Nicolas Claris my personal thanks and recognition for his work in OPF also for his recent awards and honors.

An article will be posted shortly giving the full story.

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:32 PM
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As you well know, I am more than delighted mons amis

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Georg
but I'm scared by your strange animals…
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:45 PM
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whack that macbook and get of the couch! LOL

You know, since I saw your work first, I always was kinda "arrested" by it, really really good Nicolas!

Love it!

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Do some b&w! <grins>

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:58 PM
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but I'm scared by your strange animals…
It's due to the Irish Whiskey, no doubt.

Nicolas, congratulations, and do try to keep the camera dry ...

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:04 PM
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It's due to the Irish Whiskey, no doubt.
Nope, rather the herbal phenomenon form, LOL!

Hi Bart!

I learned today, there is a irish salmon smoke specialist who uses organic whiskey, but, he can not get it in Ireland, he got it from scotland! <smile>

Where is Janet?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:21 PM
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Nope, rather the herbal phenomenon form, LOL!

Hi Bart!

I learned today, there is a irish salmon smoke specialist who uses organic whiskey, but, he can not get it in Ireland, he got it from scotland! <smile>

Where is Janet?
It would have been fun if the salmon had been smoked with your world famous medecinal/herbal receipe! LoL!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:25 PM
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Nicolas, would you mind to describe the most awkard shot you had to take so far? - I imagine you have some funny stories to tell in that respect! - Talk about difficulties to overcome when it comes to the final shooting!

... I can not begin to imagine! ... <smile>
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:27 PM
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It would have been fun if the salmon had been smoked with your world famous medecinal/herbal receipe! LoL!
Never tried that.... now there is an idea....! Little chablis, cod, salmon, fresh dill... etc etc...Hehehe!

...and from the leftovers, lifesafer food, seafoodchowder!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Smile Congratulations Nic

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I learned today, there is a irish salmon smoke specialist who uses organic whiskey, but, he can not get it in Ireland, he got it from scotland! <smile> Where is Janet?
I'm here in Yorkshire as well you know but I'll be heading north quite soon....... I suffer withdrawal symptoms if I'm away too long, must look out for this wonderful brew.

Congratulations Nic so nice to hear good news, well deserved!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:51 PM
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I'm here in Yorkshire as well you know but I'll be heading north quite soon....... I suffer withdrawal symptoms if I'm away too long
There is Janet! <smile>

Ever came across "organic whiskey" before?

I certainly did not!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:43 PM
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Wow - what a great honor, Nicolas. I think that our friends north of the English Channel need to taste the spectacular brews - oh no- I mean VINTAGES from the Bordeaux and Burgundy areas. Maybe something from St Emilion or some Chateneuf du pape will do. I think I will raise a glass to you for your accomplishment - will some Champagne from Reims do?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Hi Nicolas,

This is excellent news! We are all so proud of you and wish you a great time and lots of success with your new toys this year. As Bart said, try to keep it dry and show us some pictures every now and then so that we can keep on drooling.

Cheers,

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Hi folks
thanks for the good words, they all go directly to the heart!

Georg: the most difficult shooting? the next one! (no kidding)

Cem: So glad to see you here! Welcome back on board!

Kathy: any good wine, even from California, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Italy, Spain will do!
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To answer some of your questions, below is the official release that we have posted on our website yesterday:

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Nicolas Claris will shoot photographs for Sinar (22/02/2008 à 13:57)

Sinar has decided to establish close relationships with Nicolas Claris and asked him to capture speed, motion, emotion, energy and movements with their new MF camera Hy6.

Sinar will use Nicolas Claris’ yacht images as main theme for their upcoming advertising campaign to illustrate the new capacities of this brand new digital combo (with the Sinarback eMotion 75 LV - 33 million pixels and Sinar lenses from 50 to 180 mm). This particular back is said to be the fastest camera in its class.

This decision was made between Sinar and Nicolas Claris, after live tests have been held these last weeks in the Caribbean waters and in Spain.

Beside providing even better quality images to our clients, we’ll highlight within our website our work with Sinar Hy6 system, which will include much more than yacht pictures but also some subjects showing, in the same vein as yachts, movement and aerial forms…

This is exciting for us at Claris. We´re quite proud that Sinar (one of the world leaders in their field) have recognized both our artistic and technical skills to offer such opportunity. Believe us for now, for those who has never seen an eMotion Sinar back file, the image quality is incredibly beautiful… You will shortly see examples of the work on our website.

The new Sinar "combo" will be an exciting tool to make our images show our clients at their best. Some splendid assignments are already being targeted. This opportunity is generating a new phase in our work. The Sinar relationship will enhance this, adding a new level of picture quality and exceptional look. We’re already planning an exhibition in Bordeaux at the end of 2008”

Our new slogan "claris image builder" gets truer than ever!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:45 AM
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Georg: the most difficult shooting? the next one! (no kidding)
....Believe us for now, for those who has never seen an eMotion Sinar back file, the image quality is incredibly beautiful… You will shortly see examples of the work on our website.
Of course I hope you tell us about it Nicolas! Apart from the practical side of your extraordinary shootings, I would love to hear about your experience in using eXposure!

The Dalsa FTF 5066 C, 6668 x 4992 of the finest pixels on the planet, yup, of course I believe you!

The Mac Book Air already can be bought with 64 GB solid state, at the moment Sinar offers a total of up to 160 images on solid state, but it is early days, and I have little doubts that this will increase substantially over time.

A whopping capture rate of 40 pics per minute is something like a little revolution for this format I guess.

Let alone the scalability, which is one of the really interesting features in terms of securing investment. A future sensor with 56x56mm appears to be on the roadmap already.

I remember last April, when Jenoptik bought the remaining 49%.

http://www.sinar.ch/file_uploads/bib...-anteile-e.pdf

A mutually beneficial move I would think. Sinar now is part of a group that has one of the very best R&D around.

http://www.jenoptik.com/cps/rde/xbcr...evelopment.pdf

Where is Jack? <grins>

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 01:31 AM
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Hi Georg a quick reply as work is calling for me!

For now, I have only used Sinar CaptureShop software as I rarely shoot tethered…
Remember all is NEW for me in the MF format, I'm just at the beginning of the learning curve…

The Hy6 I have, have 6Gb of internal solid state memory, in which I stored about 60 pics (or was it 70?) but there is a CF slot where you can put (fast only!) CF cards, I used there my 8Gb Sandisk Extreme IV with ease and please…

AFAIR, capture rate is about to 60/minute or a little less…
In MY case, I think it's not an obstacle, I've never been nervous on the shutter, as you may have noticed on other threads, I'm an advocate of the "frame before shoot"!

Yes I heard about the new sensor ala 6x6 but I really like the 6x4.5 ratio (48x24 mm sensor…;-) I have now whith the Hy6, it goes much more easy with the A4/A3 etc DIN international standard we do use for OUR print work.
It would not help me to crop a square format to get a rectangular one…
Of course I understand other may feel better with 6x6…
And what is good thinking from Sinar, is that the Hy6 (the body) is made to be able to host both back formats…

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 01:47 AM
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Remember all is NEW for me in the MF format, I'm just at the beginning of the learning curve…
This baby will come to life in your hands, no doubts!

The specs in the Hy6 english broschure stated:

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:39 AM
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I never use the compressed files option…!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:26 AM
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Congratulations Nicolas! A well deserved reward for a fine photographer

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Excellent, Nicolas! This will be great publicity for your photography whether or not the Sinar Hy6 makes headway.

Several years ago Rolex used similar sailing imagery in its promotions. Unfortunately, given the nature of the products promoted, I never knew who the photographers were. Since your work is being used to sell camera products to photographers I doubt that you'll be as anonymous.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Excellent, Nicolas! This will be great publicity for your photography whether or not the Sinar Hy6 makes headway.
Thank you Ken

The goal is that this should be profitable for both parties!
But I'll stay as objective as possible in my reports on the camera here…
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Well done Nicolas!

Will Sinar be featuring any of your work at Focus on Imaging (Birmingham NEC) tomorrow? If so I'll keep a look out.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Congrats of course to Nicolas. When I dream..I'm standing behind him learning.

I have no knowledge of MF cameras etc. My curiosity is tweaked, aprox what would this new camera, lens and digital back cost?

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Well done Nicolas!

Will Sinar be featuring any of your work at Focus on Imaging (Birmingham NEC) tomorrow? If so I'll keep a look out.
Too early! sorry we're focus for hopefully next … well I prefer Thierry (Hagenauer) to tell… ;-)
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:21 PM
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I was asking Thierry Hagenauer who is from sinar and a member here the same question.

If I remember correctly, here in Europe the Hy6 body with the 33 MP digital back goes for 24.000 euros.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Congrats of course to Nicolas. When I dream..I'm standing behind him learning.

I have no knowledge of MF cameras etc. My curiosity is tweaked, aprox what would this new camera, lens and digital back cost?

Jeff
LoL! my previous MF was a Brownie Flash…

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Cost? I've not received the complete combo yet, I do have now "only" the Hy6/Sinar Emotion Back and a 80 mm, more to come! all together with lenses, say between 20 to 40,000 Euros

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
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I was asking Thierry Hagenauer who is from sinar and a member here the same question.

If I remember correctly, here in Europe the Hy6 body with the 33 MP digital back goes for 24.000 euros.
not forgetting lenses!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:29 PM
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That is the problem, if I buy that, I have no money left for lenses and have to use the bottom of a coke bottle, but who cares. LOLOLOL
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:31 PM
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That is the problem, if I buy that, I have no money left for lenses and have to use the bottom of a coke bottle, but who cares. LOLOLOL
Despite Asher's words, I would prefer Burgundy bottle
LOLOLOL& LOLOLOL
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