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Sep 29, 2011 19:22 |  #5911

idsurfer wrote in post #13184399 (external link)
Hey Triangle, Have you tried head shots with a longer FL such as 85? I know when I take head shots of people up close with the 30 they have come out looking like Pinocchio due to the weird perspective that close.

with that problem at this focal length try shooting a half body shot and the cropping tighter so you dont get that distortion ;)

might not be the best solution but works if you are set on shooting head shots with this lens




  
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Sep 29, 2011 20:33 as a reply to  @ Brian_R's post |  #5912

Here's a couple close-ups from today at 1.4 iso 100.
It's amazing just how shallow that DOF is.

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Sep 29, 2011 20:56 |  #5913

Snapshot from lunch wide open. SOC no editing


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Sep 29, 2011 20:58 as a reply to  @ Brian_R's post |  #5914

^^Looking good Kfreels!

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Sep 29, 2011 21:16 |  #5915

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #13184806 (external link)
Snapshot from lunch wide open.

On the contrary, her mouth is closed. :3


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Sep 29, 2011 21:39 |  #5916

Paolo.Leviste wrote in post #13184911 (external link)
On the contrary, her mouth is closed. :3

LOL it was a rare occasion.




  
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Sep 29, 2011 23:23 |  #5917

Taken with a full-frame 5D :D

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Sep 30, 2011 08:57 |  #5918

Did people apply sharpening to these photos?


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Sep 30, 2011 09:06 |  #5919

I didn't apply sharpening in the shot I have on this page, it's straight out of camera using the 7D. It's just as sharp or sharper than my Sigma 50 f1.4




  
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Sep 30, 2011 09:14 |  #5920

Nathan wrote in post #13186773 (external link)
Did people apply sharpening to these photos?

I must tell you that I always shoot RAW and apply some sharpening. But many times once I view my shot after exporting form LR I find that I have over sharpened. What I'm trying to say is that this lens is very sharp right out of the camera. Especially stopped down a bit. This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I think I have been making my shots (portraits) too sharp and need to reconsider what actually looks good.


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Sep 30, 2011 09:18 |  #5921

Nathan wrote in post #13186773 (external link)
Did people apply sharpening to these photos?

Mine are sharpened using the 7D recommended 300, .3, 0 to deal with the effects of the AA filter but that's it. No additional sharpening was done.


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Sep 30, 2011 09:32 |  #5922

Oh... I didn't know there was recommended sharpness setting for the 7D. Thanks for that.


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Sep 30, 2011 09:33 |  #5923

I must add that I always shoot RAW and almost never add sharpening to my primes but I always need to sharpen my L glass zooms.




  
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Sep 30, 2011 09:34 |  #5924

Yeah... I sold the 30/1.4 to obtain my 24mm instead. Really happy with that. Then I got the 50mm and it's really not as sharp or as focus accurate as the 30.

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #13186818 (external link)
I didn't apply sharpening in the shot I have on this page, it's straight out of camera using the 7D. It's just as sharp or sharper than my Sigma 50 f1.4


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Sep 30, 2011 10:39 |  #5925

kfreels wrote in post #13186873 (external link)
Mine are sharpened using the 7D recommended 300, .3, 0 to deal with the effects of the AA filter but that's it. No additional sharpening was done.

sorry for the ignorance, but how do you do this?




  
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