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Jonathan Jones

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  1. What's everyone's thoughts on consigning a camera at a reputable camera house? I'm considering purchasing for the first time and I want to hear your experiences with it: the good, the bad and the ugly. I have a good relationship at this place and I've been chatting with a trusted rental agent (and friend) for a few weeks as we've looked at the data: it seems like cameras will generally pay themselves off in about 2-3 years, including a standard 50/50 profit split. Is this a wise way to pay off a large investment? Thanks in advance, appreciate you all.
  2. John, Excellent advice! I forgot about the "hidden colors" translating to different luminosities in b&w. I'll have to consult my copy of Ansel Adams' "The Negative" again. And I'll be sure to shoot some tests before diving into anything serious and get my hands on a Wratten 90 filter. Jaron, This is a great resource! I should have known Nebraska would have some nuggets of wisdom for my situation. Thanks again for your help!
  3. Hello, I'm in the early stages of a project and we're heavily leaning towards black and white. My question relates to the CRI of our lighting fixtures. Considering CRI is specifically the Color Rendering Index, can we just ignore it on B&W projects? My first thought is yes, but I want to cover my bases in case I'm forgetting any beneficial qualities high-CRI lights provide beyond accurate color. Furthermore, does the answer change depending on shooting format? (B&W Film vs. Epic/Alexa Monochrome vs. shooting color and grading in post) Thanks for contributing and I appreciate your advice!
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