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Nov 12, 2013 14:21 |  #601

Not quite wide open but almost - f2..


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Nov 12, 2013 14:52 |  #602

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Not quite wide open but almost - f2..


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Why did you have to use a Neutral Density Filter for these images?


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Nov 12, 2013 15:08 |  #603

Using a ND filter indoor can help if your strobes are too powerful and you want the thin DOF from a low fstop or to kill ambient. :D


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Nov 12, 2013 15:11 |  #604

JakAHearts wrote in post #16446086 (external link)
Using a ND filter indoor can help if your strobes are too powerful and you want the thin DOF from a low fstop or to kill ambient. :D

True, but with a plain drop whats the point?




  
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Nov 12, 2013 15:14 |  #605

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True, but with a plain drop whats the point?

Maybe so he didn't have to iron out the wrinkles in his drop. ;)


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Nov 12, 2013 16:29 as a reply to  @ post 16441253 |  #606

love the shot well done :)

shot below :)




  
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Nov 12, 2013 16:30 |  #607

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5D2, Sigma 50mm @ f/1.4, 1/125, ISO 100
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love it well done :)




  
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Nov 12, 2013 16:42 |  #608

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very nice G can you post how you came about to create this image plz. :)




  
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Nov 12, 2013 16:52 |  #609

JakAHearts wrote in post #16446086 (external link)
Using a ND filter indoor can help if your strobes are too powerful and you want the thin DOF from a low fstop or to kill ambient. :D

This...

gonzogolf wrote in post #16446095 (external link)
True, but with a plain drop whats the point?

Same reason as above - thin DOF. I think that's the point of this thread right?

Mesmer wrote in post #16446107 (external link)
Maybe so he didn't have to iron out the wrinkles in his drop. ;)

Yes - helps to do that as well... ;)


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Nov 14, 2013 22:45 |  #610

has anyone tried the genustech eclipse? If so can you plz. post some sample pics or perhaps write a small review :-)

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Nov 15, 2013 07:07 |  #611

sticknpuck wrote in post #16446414 (external link)
This...

Same reason as above - thin DOF. I think that's the point of this thread right?

Yes - helps to do that as well... ;)

How much ND did you have to use?


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Nov 15, 2013 08:01 |  #612

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f/2.0 focused on left eye.


HA! This is a great example of why NOT to shoot with 35mm to close. A bit of distortion has created a "bobble head" of my son!! Shot at 1.6 focused on left eye, resulting thin Dof rendering his right eye OOF.

I would argue, for this type of work, this is why you should shoot with a 35 so close. It gives a different perspective to the frame. Especially with kids at their level, it offers something that relates to them. It is the exact reason I stopped shooting with a 50mm. It doesn't offer anything to the picture.

Here is a low res of a picture of my kids at the beach. Shot with the 17-35 right in their face. You get the feeling that you are part of the play session, regardless of the distortion.

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Nov 15, 2013 10:30 |  #613

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How much ND did you have to use?

ND8 - 3 stops. It's a filter I used to use on a Canon HV20 video cam. Using the HV20 in auto mode, it worked well to open it up a bit in brighter conditions.

Conveniently fits the Fuji XF35mm 1.4 now :D


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Nov 15, 2013 11:16 |  #614

Stick,
Ahhh , I need to get some in the 82mm flavor. I have a full complement in 77mm, 3-10stop

Ganginwood,
Great image! I agree, I feel like the viewer is in the scene. What FL?


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Nov 15, 2013 18:58 |  #615

ganginwood wrote in post #16453454 (external link)
I would argue, for this type of work, this is why you should shoot with a 35 so close. It gives a different perspective to the frame. Especially with kids at their level, it offers something that relates to them. It is the exact reason I stopped shooting with a 50mm. It doesn't offer anything to the picture.

Here is a low res of a picture of my kids at the beach. Shot with the 17-35 right in their face. You get the feeling that you are part of the play session, regardless of the distortion.

Actually ganginwood, I totally agree with you. I guess I wasn't entirely clear in the post you quote. I stopped using the 50mm for the same reason you mention. I switched to 35mm as it does indeed offer a different perspective that I prefer. I think it is great for portraits, even up close. But, while both your example and the 1st shot in this post of mine you quoted have a nice "up close and in your face" look to them, the second was just a bit intimate coupled with a body position that led to an extremly out of proportion "head to body" ratio! :D Some would argue the wider lenses have too much of this effect for their taste. Not really for me (or you as it seems). THe other thing that makes your shot great is that you are right down on their level. This could have been accomplished with any FL really. Many people shoot down on their kids. Bad composition IMO.

Hope to have another example to share this weekend but the weather isn't looking too good. :(

In the meantime here is one from last week (to keep my post on topic!). Moderate amount of ND to expose for the highlights and still use a little OCF from camera right for fill while maintaining an aperture of f/2. It was quite bright this day. Less than 30 seconds to dial this shot in with the vari.

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