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AnnieMacD
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Mar 18, 2017 11:46 |  #31321

mystik610 wrote in post #18304174 (external link)
Did not mean to sound condescending so sorry if it came out that way.

Different types of photographer's have an eye for different things....and we all look at photos differently. Sort of like how I get called for tilted verticals and what not because I don't intuitively have an eye for it (I wish I did!)

As a portrait guy, the distortion becomes too much of a distraction from what really is a great concept. Environmental portraits in general are really challenging because you're basically taking a portrait and a landscape simultaneously, and if either part isn't executed well, the image falls apart.

I agree with this 100% . It was not directed at you at all, David, and as the very first thing I noticed was her boots I felt I had to say something (of course, I didn't have to say anything, so it was an indulgence). Please don't take offence as it certainly was not meant that way on my part either.


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Charlie
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Mar 18, 2017 12:08 |  #31322

TRhoads wrote in post #18304198 (external link)
I like having the CV12 and the B18, I can't really see wanting anything in between those two, and 10mm is just too wide for me...and I love UWA...

how do you know till you tried :-D

switching from 10 to 12 was pretty seemless for me as 12 was REALLY wide to start with. I would like 18 in CV form for the starbursts or just settle for 15. Still deciding, I can only add one, and it's not due to cost, but usability, I dont prefer smallish gaps and tend to work better with larger gaps.


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Mar 18, 2017 12:09 |  #31323

AnnieMacD wrote in post #18304226 (external link)
I agree with this 100% . It was not directed at you at all, David, and as the very first thing I noticed was her boots I felt I had to say something (of course, I didn't have to say anything, so it was an indulgence). Please don't take offence as it certainly was not meant that way on my part either.

Of course not. :) You and Carlo are among the nicest least offensive people here on POTN. I wasn't offended in the least. That said, your responses did help me recognize that I'm better off making comments about genres of photography more suited to my interests.


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Mar 18, 2017 14:08 |  #31324

David Arbogast wrote in post #18304256 (external link)
Of course not. :) You and Carlo are among the nicest least offensive people here on POTN. I wasn't offended in the least. That said, your responses did help me recognize that I'm better off making comments about genres of photography more suited to my interests.

I wouldn't look at it that way at all David. The interesting thing about this thread vs the "portrait" or "landscape" threads/sections in this forum is that we all bring different perspectives (pardon the pun) to things. This whole exchange is actually really interesting to me since its a case where how an image was interpreted varied by the nature of what we most regularly shoot. So a matter of perspective.

Its great concept either way and worth sharing. The reason you don't see more of that type of thing is that most portrait photographers don't think like landscapers....so you keep seeing the typical portraits shot with long lenses and fast apertures and neutral backdrops that are done over and over. I'd like to do more environmental portraiture, hence me thinking about the 35 1.5 ZA lately. I've also been experimenting with portraits on the Loxia 21, and ran into a lot of the distortion issues that the photog who shot that LE portrait ran into. I just shot the second part of that maternity shoot this morning mostly with the Loxia 21.....we'll see how they turned out.


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Mar 18, 2017 16:45 |  #31325

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Mar 18, 2017 17:45 |  #31326

I've been visiting and revisiting the bombo filter site, I think I might try out their whole system for filters.

some things I figured out
1. the design is ultra thin so that you dont need gaskets
2. ordinary holder is really inexpensive, however you need the high end laser version to make it work with the CV 10/12 (~$25 vs ~$120)
3. filter rings are really inexpensive, only ~8 a pop, and at that price I may just buy a bunch of them in different sizes.
4. cv 10 special adapter $77
5. slotted design, simply slip on and off the holder
6. 10mm thickness of the whole system (laser edition)..... not sure how that's possible as the LEE system is nearly double that

so.... back to square filters..... or live without it....... tax returns got me anxious  :p


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Mar 18, 2017 18:14 |  #31327

Charlie wrote in post #18304542 (external link)
I've been visiting and revisiting the bombo filter site, I think I might try out their whole system for filters.

some things I figured out
1. the design is ultra thin so that you dont need gaskets
2. ordinary holder is really inexpensive, however you need the high end laser version to make it work with the CV 10/12 (~$25 vs ~$120)
3. filter rings are really inexpensive, only ~8 a pop, and at that price I may just buy a bunch of them in different sizes.
4. cv 10 special adapter $77
5. slotted design, simply slip on and off the holder
6. 10mm thickness of the whole system (laser edition)..... not sure how that's possible as the LEE system is nearly double that

so.... back to square filters..... or live without it....... tax returns got me anxious  :p

And about 80 bucks shipping...


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Mar 18, 2017 18:31 |  #31328

TRhoads wrote in post #18304572 (external link)
And about 80 bucks shipping...

that might be for fast shipping, but standard is only ~$13. $200,000 VND is about $10 USD


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Mar 19, 2017 01:03 |  #31329

Charlie wrote in post #18304542 (external link)
I've been visiting and revisiting the bombo filter site, I think I might try out their whole system for filters.

some things I figured out
1. the design is ultra thin so that you dont need gaskets
2. ordinary holder is really inexpensive, however you need the high end laser version to make it work with the CV 10/12 (~$25 vs ~$120)
3. filter rings are really inexpensive, only ~8 a pop, and at that price I may just buy a bunch of them in different sizes.
4. cv 10 special adapter $77
5. slotted design, simply slip on and off the holder
6. 10mm thickness of the whole system (laser edition)..... not sure how that's possible as the LEE system is nearly double that

so.... back to square filters..... or live without it....... tax returns got me anxious  :p

I'm finding that it's not just that you don't need the gasket, but that the gasket will actually vignette badly...at least it's true with my Laowa filter holder. Now I need ungasketed filters, which I don't have.

Might try to scrape off the gasket on the Big Stopper; it's sitting in storage unused since switching to Haida 6 and 10-stop NDs. Or, perhaps I should buy a 3-stop ND w/o a gasket, which might work fine in both Lee and Loawa filter holders. A 3-stop could be just enough to work in concert with the SR app.


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Mar 19, 2017 01:35 |  #31330

Looks like a scene from "I Am Legend" or something. Very cool and dramatic shot.


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Mar 19, 2017 08:24 |  #31331

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Mar 19, 2017 12:07 |  #31332

David Arbogast wrote in post #18304795 (external link)
Looks like a scene from "I Am Legend" or something. Very cool and dramatic shot.

Thanks! That's actually what I was thinking when I shot this. Downtown Houston is eerily quiet on weekend mornings. Makes for some interesting scenes.


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Mar 19, 2017 14:28 |  #31333

She had a very unconventional vision for her maternity shots, which gave me a chance to experiment a bit.

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Mar 19, 2017 16:01 |  #31334
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invi2003 wrote in post #18303555 (external link)
Anyone planning on getting the Sony FE 85mm F1.8? I wasn't using my Canon 85mm 1.2 and decided to sell it. I've been thinking of buying the Batis or Sony G master but with this one being half the price I think I'm going to go for it.

Also: ROLLING REVIEW: SONY FE 1.8/85 http://phillipreeve.ne​t ...review-sony-fe-85-mm-1-8/ (external link)

the FE 85 1.8, seems to have made the Batis "obsolete" not in the sence that batis is bad... but not worth the premium. I have the GM 85, but if I was buying a lens today I would go for FE 85.


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Mar 19, 2017 16:49 |  #31335

mystik610 wrote in post #18305208 (external link)
She had a very unconventional vision for her maternity shots, which gave me a chance to experiment a bit.

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Awesome background too! Have you tried a bit of a "dreamy" look (although it does obliterate the bg somewhat)?

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