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The 50d and portraits?

 
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Nov 24, 2011 20:58 as a reply to  @ post 13414175 |  #16

Inst!nct, post some of your portraits in the Critique section, with EXIF data intact. And for each, describe exactly what you'd like to improve.


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Dec 15, 2011 00:27 |  #17

I did a photoshoot last weekend and used both my 7D and 50D (dual strap) a majority of my shots came from the 50D using a 70-2002.8L - You can check out my shoot here (external link)

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Inst!nct wrote in post #13305133 (external link)
So I have a 50d, 17-55, and 50mm 1.4. Right now, I've been looking around, and it seems like I've seen no great/good portraits taken with the 50d. I looked on flickr, searched through forum, and haven't even found one good example that the 50d can be used to take great portraits.

Literally if I see one or two pictures that prove me otherwise, I'll be content and not be eager to buy a 5d mk II. I'm not a great portrait photographer yet, but I'd like to be able to know that that can be achieved using a 50d.

Can anyone link or post an example of a good portrait taken with the 50d? You'd make me very happy, thanks


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Dec 15, 2011 00:40 |  #18

Inst!nct wrote in post #13305133 (external link)
So I have a 50d, 17-55, and 50mm 1.4. Right now, I've been looking around, and it seems like I've seen no great/good portraits taken with the 50d. I looked on flickr, searched through forum, and haven't even found one good example that the 50d can be used to take great portraits.

Literally if I see one or two pictures that prove me otherwise, I'll be content and not be eager to buy a 5d mk II. I'm not a great portrait photographer yet, but I'd like to be able to know that that can be achieved using a 50d.

Can anyone link or post an example of a good portrait taken with the 50d? You'd make me very happy, thanks

I dont have any samples but a 50d and 50 1.4 will do just fine. there's no need to see samples, go out and shoot and adjust settings to your likings like everything else you would shoot.




  
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Dec 22, 2011 18:01 |  #19

Inst!nct wrote in post #13305133 (external link)
So I have a 50d, 17-55, and 50mm 1.4. Right now, I've been looking around, and it seems like I've seen no great/good portraits taken with the 50d. I looked on flickr, searched through forum, and haven't even found one good example that the 50d can be used to take great portraits.

Literally if I see one or two pictures that prove me otherwise, I'll be content and not be eager to buy a 5d mk II. I'm not a great portrait photographer yet, but I'd like to be able to know that that can be achieved using a 50d.

Can anyone link or post an example of a good portrait taken with the 50d? You'd make me very happy, thanks

if you cant take a decent shot with your 50d then you sure as hell wont be taking good shots with a 5dii. there's nothing wrong with your 50d.. nothing makes it less capable for portraiture. i use a 50 1.4 on crop all the time and get great shots.

i hope i didn't misunderstand your question.


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Dec 22, 2011 19:49 |  #20

"Its not the camera its the photographer" works just as good when talking about bad pictures as it is when talking about good ones.


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Jan 03, 2012 07:25 |  #21

i have a 50d & 70-200 non is............does it matter if i have is..........i have a tripod but want pointers on how to shoot free handed


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Jan 03, 2012 10:38 |  #22

Keep an eye on your shutter speed when you shoot with available light, and that's kinda it.
IS is mostly useful in low light conditions, when even the large aperture can't keep up and you can't use flash.
I like to have IS when I shoot stage, but for portrait it's not that important.


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