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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (II)

 
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May 02, 2013 20:14 |  #151

5D2 + 85mm F1.8. Shot at 1/160sec, ISO100, F2.2

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May 03, 2013 00:54 |  #152

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Thanks Yarik. Let me try that. I didnt want to sacrifice the creamy bokeh this lens provides by going to Tv mode. The reason i replied to the other pic was that I saw the Exif data and found that it was taken in Aperture priority mode at 1.8 and me trying that same mode for motion is not really helping me, so was curious how it was achieveable.

I will definitely try out the Tv. Thank you.

No problem. And you don't have to give up the creamy bokeh when going Tv mode. If its outside in daylight, and you see the camera stopping down the aperture, just bump up your shutter speed even higher, for even more stopping power, and the camera will be forced to use as wide aperture as it can.


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May 03, 2013 14:28 |  #153

apt2158 wrote in post #15891916 (external link)
Thanks Yarik. Let me try that. I didnt want to sacrifice the creamy bokeh this lens provides by going to Tv mode. The reason i replied to the other pic was that I saw the Exif data and found that it was taken in Aperture priority mode at 1.8 and me trying that same mode for motion is not really helping me, so was curious how it was achieveable.

I will definitely try out the Tv. Thank you.

Shooting in AV @ f1.8 in good daylight pretty much guarantees high shutter speeds, so you don't have to worry about freezing the action. For focus I only ever use individual AF points in AI Servo mode, I select the AF point I need for the framing that I want. It's always good to engage AF early in order for the camera to start tracking your subject, then take the shot. The camera body AF performance will determine how many shots you get in focus, and with the random nature of a child's movement it is expected to get some shots out of focus when shooting at such a narrow aperture. So don't worry about not getting 100% in pin sharp focus :) This is also where the advantage of digital is very handy, as you can take a lot of shots :)

As a rule of thumb, when shooting with the 85mm and wanting to stop motion I'd make sure your shutter speed is at least 1/250. Bare in mind that if you have to up your ISO ti high levels then detail may also be lost which may give a soft overall appearance at f1.8.




  
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May 04, 2013 13:22 |  #154

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May 04, 2013 18:31 as a reply to  @ Alpinebully's post |  #155

Some great shots in here the past few days!

Here is one of my latest. I was practicing exposure settings and happened on this shot. The sun caused a full frame flare and a pretty cool effect. High key shots are not really my thing, but this one I do like.

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May 04, 2013 18:45 |  #156

My kid and his cousin fooling around.

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May 05, 2013 15:39 |  #157

Jani, great emotions and nice post processing = )

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May 05, 2013 16:50 |  #158

Wow, fantastic shots of your kid and niece!


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May 05, 2013 18:27 |  #159

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May 05, 2013 21:07 |  #160

that whole series shows off the 85's potential splendidly - great colours too - well captured

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[CENTER]My kid and his cousin fooling around.

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May 06, 2013 08:02 |  #161

Thank you guys for the feedback.

I'm a bit worried about having a lot of dust inside the lens. It's nearly two months old, and the glass that moves when focusing, has a lot of dust particles on it. I already contacted the dealer about this issue. None of my other lenses have so much dust inside of them, and they are significantly older. Am i just paranoid?


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May 06, 2013 09:02 |  #162

I have some dust too, but my lens is 3 years already.


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May 06, 2013 16:33 |  #163

Haven't used this lens much really.

Had a pretty good experience with it today, found it tracked pretty well on my 60D with a good amount of in focus shots even wide open.

Lighting was a bit harsh but overall I quite like this pic!


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May 06, 2013 20:23 |  #164

Great job Maizzi capturing the action and emotions !!!

Maizzi wrote in post #15897946 (external link)
[CENTER]My kid and his cousin fooling around.

Here is one in all ambient with a Jessica Drossin texted applied. I am not used to shooting in full blaring sun (without over powering it) so my daughter came to the rescue. She was a huge help as my model while I tweaked the exposer on the 6d. After a few attempts I did get one I liked.

I tried to recover the blown out left side of her face, but that is the best I could do.

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May 07, 2013 00:58 |  #165

Just scored myself one of these lens.. now after seeing these results, Im excited!


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