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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM - The Keg (2)

 
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Feb 04, 2013 21:42 |  #4516

i NEVER focus and recompose with this lens... especially at f/1.2. Learnt my lesson long time ago.. if you have 5D3 Just use outer focus points and click the button as soon as it focuses.. even if you move back / front slightly at f/1.2 it will throw the image out of focus.. ofcourse this isn't the case when you are taking full body shots with it, but half body / headshots the DOF is super thin to focus & recompose.


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Feb 04, 2013 21:51 |  #4517

I'm shooting on a 5Dmk2 so I don't have all the fancy focus points. :)


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Feb 04, 2013 22:00 |  #4518

Ten Ounce wrote in post #15573240 (external link)
I'm shooting on a 5Dmk2 so I don't have all the fancy focus points. :)

i have the 5d2 / 85L2 combo and only use the X (5 major points) to focus from and @ 1.2 i take at least 3 shots to make sure i get one.


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Feb 04, 2013 22:01 |  #4519

Ten Ounce wrote in post #15573240 (external link)
I'm shooting on a 5Dmk2 so I don't have all the fancy focus points. :)

another thing to think about is micro adjustment.. my lens was about +10 off.. so make sure your lens is calibrated to the camera correctly and itl make a huge difference in sharpness.


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Feb 04, 2013 22:13 |  #4520

Thanks guys! I'll be posting some of my work here shortly using the lens. Hopefully these tips will make things go much smoother.


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Feb 04, 2013 22:29 as a reply to  @ Ten Ounce's post |  #4521

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Feb 05, 2013 04:44 |  #4522

Just got my 85mm a week ago and I can see this is going to be a very fun relationship!

Decided to break normal convention to test out extremely low apertures. And I kinda like it!

BTW, these two are with just mild exposure edits. No added sharpness, other than default by Lightroom, or skin editing (an actual requirement since these pictures were for a contest in which no photoshop or pixel editing was allowed)

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Feb 05, 2013 11:30 |  #4523

Great photos, everyone!

Here are some of mine from the last weekend.

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Feb 05, 2013 11:59 as a reply to  @ hhuy888's post |  #4524

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Feb 05, 2013 12:34 |  #4525

Nice work, Hhuy!


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Feb 05, 2013 22:03 |  #4526

Aaron, Your photos are always so stunning! And I absolutely love your PP skills..

Teach me your ways of PP oh master of the image. :cool:


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Feb 06, 2013 00:05 |  #4527

Thanks, Julian. ;D


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Feb 06, 2013 07:23 |  #4528

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Feb 06, 2013 07:30 |  #4529

^ That's awesome!!! Aaahhhh... To be a kid again... Hehehheeeh...

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Feb 06, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #4530

last of this set,

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