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Jul 17, 2012 10:44 |  #8506

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Different look. I don't think it adds 10 pounds. Look at the samples above. Couple more:

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I don't think the pictures make the model look large in these, but I do see some distortion and it gets worse the closer you get. I try to stay away from shots that make the head, hands, or feet look out of proportion with the rest of the body. Look at her head and hands for each shot. See how they get more out of proportion with the body (in the center of the picture) as the pictures get closer. Of course if you shoot with plenty of room to crop you can avoid this. And some are trying to get the more distorted look which if fine as well.


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Jul 17, 2012 10:48 |  #8507

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Wayne, are you using some tilt shift for these? The blurry feet making me little dizzy.

Lol. It wasn't my intention to cause anyone undue dizziness.

I did for a few shots in this shoot. I've only processed the one so far. I've been trying to keep the tilt more subtle with portraits, but it there will probably be many who don't like the look at all.


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Jul 17, 2012 11:07 |  #8508

Thanks for the great discussion guys on the use of the 35mm, it's invaluable to see actual work with them and hear the logic you all are using. I think ideally I'd like to use the 85mm f/1.2L, but I already have some pricey lenses making it hard to justify that one - lol!

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Jul 17, 2012 13:40 |  #8509

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I honestly cant think of a circumstance where I would want to use a 35mm to shoot a flattering portrait. If you frame wide enough (and keep the subject at a distance) you can get around the perspective distortion but then it ceases to be a portrait as much as it is a scene with a person in it.

I agree. I would use an 85 or 135. Ive been doing full portraits with the 135L and im forced to really step back. But if you want F/2.0 theres only one lens that does it better and it costs 7K....Bobby i would have used a 135 if i had to rom or and 85 and stepped back,,,you loose the shallow depth with a full length 35 portrait.......still great shots bobby i would have liked to seen less depth to isolate he more.


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Jul 17, 2012 14:05 |  #8510

I am mostly tele shooter but can get boring sometimes so wanted to try 35L. I think I could have used wider apertures to blur bg more but didn't have ND filter for it.

Here I used 70-200mm f2.8

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I am thinking of going back to 135mm f2 and maybe pair it with 50mm f1.4 as I picked up 5dmk3, now need to pay for it.

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Jul 17, 2012 14:26 |  #8511

The 70-200 rules.


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Jul 17, 2012 14:45 |  #8512

70-200L is my favorite lens to use. I rented the 85L 1.2 because I was thinking of purchasing it. I am glad I did. I liked it, but not more than my 70-200. I personally like to make sure I am at least 50mm for my portraits. I do have the 24-70 and every once in a while will do something different looking by shooting wide angle. But I really don't see myself using a 35L for portraits. The only time I would use it, is with a cropped sensor camera. Then it would make more sense to me as a portrait lens.


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Jul 17, 2012 17:24 |  #8513

bobbyz wrote in post #14730296 (external link)
I am mostly tele shooter but can get boring sometimes so wanted to try 35L. I think I could have used wider apertures to blur bg more but didn't have ND filter for it.

Here I used 70-200mm f2.8
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I am thinking of going back to 135mm f2 and maybe pair it with 50mm f1.4 as I picked up 5dmk3, now need to pay for it.

These two are really great Bobby


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Jul 17, 2012 17:53 |  #8514

Thanks Craig. Almost no pp on these.


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Jul 17, 2012 18:04 |  #8515

Yeah Bobby I love that entire set you did with her...would also love to see a nice closeup of those green eyes. :)

Did she style that shoot herself? Those are pretty solid outfits.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 19:58 as a reply to  @ charro callado's post |  #8516

starting to get caught up. This is from last week. Kids are finally getting their selections done.

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Jul 17, 2012 23:03 |  #8517

I would love to see a comparison of a 135mm on a full frame camera and 85mm on a crop sensor to see how different they look or how much similar. both set to the same aperture and taken from the same distance and the same subject.

In theory the field of view should be about the same, on one hand I think the 135ff should have a better perspective but on the other hand im thinking they would look almost the same. Which is why I would love to see the comparison :D

Anyone up for the challenge? :D


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Jul 17, 2012 23:13 |  #8518

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starting to get caught up. This is from last week. Kids are finally getting their selections done.

Mike...no offense, but these don't seem to meet your normal standard. The first one looks OOF with the eyes over sharpened, and something about the whole set just feels off your norm. The WB seems to be in consistent as well. Maybe it's just a late night for me, and I am seeing something wrong, but.....they are nice...just not as nice as your usual work.


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Jul 17, 2012 23:31 |  #8519

A lot of us tend to do portraits out on location, and finding a place to change can cost a lot of time, I wonder how many of you use something like this:

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im tempted to get something like that, I figured it would cost 3x that, but I havent seen the s&h yet so maybe it does :D


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Jul 17, 2012 23:34 |  #8520

That one looks pretty cheesy. I just ordered this one today. http://www.amazon.com …=UTF8&smid=A1AD​LJS6YXJ23P (external link)


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