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Feb 16, 2018 09:27 |  #6616

Difficult choice actually Bas.

The first one is obviously very dramatic but I think the mist in the second version works nicer.

Incidentally, I got to pick up my 23mm from the store today just before I go to the capital for the weekend. Not sure how much photography I'll manage but I'll try and give it some early miles.


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Feb 16, 2018 09:45 |  #6617

I think I like the 2nd one a bit better as well


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Feb 16, 2018 10:32 |  #6618

Thanks guys..


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Feb 16, 2018 10:54 |  #6619

#2 for me as well.


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Feb 16, 2018 12:04 |  #6620

For me it would be somewhere in the middle. I like the deeper contrast of the first, but it crushes the blacks a little too much. I also like the tonality of the second one better.

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Feb 16, 2018 12:30 as a reply to  @ post 18564741 |  #6621

Yep, I'll fourth the second one.


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Feb 17, 2018 01:13 |  #6622

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No, Palle just has small hands and, you know, everything looks bigger.....
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Speaking of Palle, off to IKEA today (probably as a punishment for something as we are also brining the kids) & am going to try very hard not to buy a panel light.

One of my favourite photographers of old is Yousuf Karsh, he almost always used constant lighting to create with and as battery powered LED lighting getting very accurate and bright I'm strongly considering moving that way soon. Anyone else use them or similar here?

I keep thinking about continuous light and have played with a few options, but giving up strobes is hard when photographing people.

To be bright enough it is often too bright for the subject, depending on circumstances. And mixing with ambient can be challenging where strobe just takes it out of the equation when desired.

Can you post a link or model of the IKEA light you are talking about?


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Feb 17, 2018 03:50 |  #6623

You can change the colour of the lights to match the room lights and you can soften he lights to reduce the glare. Don't think horrible multi LED panels, they are very harsh as you see loads of little dots, think nicely diffused light, one big source.

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Feb 17, 2018 09:58 |  #6624

ordered a cable for tethering..

anybody shoot tethered ?(portraits)

my goal for portrait sessions is to slow down... i mean really slow down

i'm comfortable with the level of progress i'm making in certain areas with portrait photography

however .. I'm struggling with paying attention to detail..
shirts twisted.. bottom of pants tucked in a weird way , chopped off limbs in weird ways etc..

i'm thinking for my next portrait session i want to shoot atleast a portion of it , on a tripod and tethered

get 10 Solid ,100% in focus ,lighting on point , perfectly posed , shots.. before we move on to a more "freestyle" tpe shoot ( if at all)

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hoping to test out the 16--55 for portraits in the next week or 2


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Feb 17, 2018 10:10 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #6625

Why not invest in Sony lenses a bit more?


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Feb 17, 2018 11:17 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #6626

I shoot tethered, least I use to till I got the X-PRO2, almost two years of asking nicely and a firmware update, now I get to shoot tethered again. Just as a way to get the images into the computer for proofing on a big screen.

For details you should have a good look without the camera, systematically section off the body and check each bit for those details, all before you shoot. Once the scene is set and right you can frame the person. It's OK to shoot a bit wider than you need. Tripod is great if the model is experience and won't move about on you...


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Feb 17, 2018 11:23 |  #6627

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Why not invest in Sony lenses a bit more?


yes .. good question .. why don't i ?..hmmm.


its not that i don't want any.. i think its more that i don't need any?
My canon glass works good enough for what i do at the moment..
works extremely well actually .. considering its adapted.. i would say at 90-95% compared to how native lenses would work..(basing this on when i had the a6500 + a7sii and 4 fe lenses..

anyway.. i currently have 3 bodies 80d , a7r3 , xt2..
funds for lenses are spread out..
with currently the fe28 f2 being the only native sony lens i own .. fine for a general porupuse keeping it light setup(when photography isn't priority etc) , but it does not do the a7r3 any favors... unlike the EF 35mkii that makes that sensor shine..
and 3 lenses for the Fuji..
and 4 lenses for the canon..(not including some cheaper efs lenses)

at very least one system has to go..(if not eventually 2 , that would be ideal)
the 80d has pretty much become a video camera..
but I've been using the xt2 latly more for that and its AF in video is good enough for me at the moment , yes canons is better , but the xt2 does well enough for my hobbyist level use .. And color is better in in my opinion sooc in video
and so it only comes out for stills when i remember its been sitting on the shelf for so long... and i need to justify to myself why i need to keep it..

of all the cameras i have the Fuji is the one i enjoy using the most .

the 80d , 35mkkii , 50 1.4 , 85 1.8 and sigma 18-35 will be for sale soon..

my sony kit will probably consist of my current 28 and adding a fe 55 1.8.. i don't think it will go much past that (i also have a manual rokinon in EF mount but that wont go anywhere as i can use it with Fuji)

i think the Fuji will probably be where i build a "complete kit"

and so because of that ,, i'm not in a rush to buy any sony lenses
as i'm trying to figure out the sony/canon side of things..

i really like my fuji lens kit(16-55, 23f2, 50f2)


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Feb 17, 2018 16:40 |  #6628

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Feb 17, 2018 17:14 |  #6629

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18565716 (external link)
You can change the colour of the lights to match the room lights and you can soften he lights to reduce the glare. Don't think horrible multi LED panels, they are very harsh as you see loads of little dots, think nicely diffused light, one big source.

This is the LED Panel (external link)


I've been really considering investing in constant lighting for portraits..
not thousand$ like those panels that head shot guy (hurley?) uses .. but something a bit more humble.

those panels you linked don't seem like they are available in the U.S...

i have a pair of aputure amaran 672 led lights ..

i put one in a softbox (wescott orbit) and they other shooting through an umbrella.. it works ok.. haven't actually done a portrait session with it , just myelf messing about at home..

I've considered getting a aputure LS 120D because its supposed to go pretty bright but more so because it has a bowens mount..then i could use what i have and or anything else i might get in the future


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Feb 17, 2018 17:33 |  #6630

X-Pro2 + 7artisans 25mm

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