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Jan 14, 2009 15:52 |  #1

Obama's first presidential portrait.external link

According to the article, the photo was taken with a 5d2.


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Jan 14, 2009 15:57 |  #2

Why wasn't it taken at ISO 25600? No point in having a 5D II if you're not going to.....


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Jan 14, 2009 15:58 |  #3

Vascilli wrote in post #7077020external link
Why wasn't it taken at ISO 25600? No point in having a 5D II if you're not going to.....

Or at least ISO6400, bare minimum.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:02 as a reply to form's post |  #4

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Jan 14, 2009 16:03 |  #5

http://change.gov/page​/-/officialportrait.jpgexternal link

That's the link to the large version of the photo. Shouldda captured it in HD video and posted on vimeo, IMO. :lol:

BTW, I despise all you 5d2 (and most likely 1ds3) people. The amount of detail captured in that photo is just ridiculous. And don't even start on the better viewfinder. :P Someday... I will join the FF gang.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:09 |  #6

Haha, while the EXIF may say no flash was used, I'd argue otherwise. I take it the Engadget guys weren't thinking about off camera flash much.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:11 |  #7

Microcosm wrote in post #7077120external link
Haha, while the EXIF may say no flash was used, I'd argue otherwise. I take it the Engadget guys weren't thinking about off camera flash much.

Maybe he couldn't afford strobes after that 5D II, had to use some old hot lights. :lol:


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Jan 14, 2009 16:11 |  #8

105mm lens stopped to f/10 at a 1/125 exposure, with an ISO of 100

very nice pic.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:20 as a reply to Pooh5d2's post |  #9

I wonder if Obama asked the photographer not to retouch the photo.

I can see lint or dust on his jacket. ;)

Nice portrait by the way. I like the lighting!


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Jan 14, 2009 16:24 |  #10

Canon 5D Mark II takes the first (Obama) presidential portrait

The short article also says it is the first presidential portrait ever taken with a digital camera which I find surprising and/or hard to believe.

http://www.alleyinside​r.com ...s-photographer-uses-canonexternal link


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Jan 14, 2009 16:24 |  #11

;) You're late to the party.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:25 |  #12

Jam71868 wrote in post #7077064external link
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I usually don't get wrapped with these comments but I tend to agree.

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Jan 14, 2009 16:25 |  #13

perryge wrote in post #7077220external link
;) You're late to the party.

*head hangs in shame* I fail.


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Jan 14, 2009 16:29 as a reply to Picture North Carolina's post |  #14

The first ever 'official portrait' by the official photog. 4 or 8 years ago I doubt the quality was considered good enough compared to a MF neg.

btw, already posted twice.


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Jan 14, 2009 17:11 as a reply to TheHoff's post |  #15

Also says it was taken with no flash and using 105 FL. Oh, my! A presidential portrait, no flash, using a (probable) zoom lens! We're violating all kinds of rules here!


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