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Nov 07, 2014 23:21 |  #9946

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Nov 07, 2014 23:22 |  #9947

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Good stuff! I hate this thread, not being the owner of this lens, yet I am repeatedly drawn to it! :lol:

Yeah scrum...this was a sad day. I had couple of tears rolling down on my cheeks as I was handing the box over to the fedex guy. Lol. :lol:


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Nov 07, 2014 23:28 |  #9948

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Nov 08, 2014 15:54 |  #9950

Nice shot Joey and great feeling in the photo!


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Nov 08, 2014 21:34 |  #9951

Joey, what was the lighting on the two great shots you posted on this page? Thanks!


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Nov 08, 2014 22:20 |  #9952

ok so I was considering getting this lens b/c I currently have the 50mm F1.2L and though I love it, if I try and shoot wide open, to get that amazing bokeh, I end up with back focusing issues. And I want a lens to shoot family portraits outdoors and have all the distracting background be blurred out. I was inspired by this photographer. http://ljhollowayphoto​graphy.com/blog/ (external link) Do you think the 135mm F2Lcan achieve the bokeh that she gets in her images? If not, have any thoughts on what other lens would? Would the 70-200mm F2.8L be a better option? I shoot mostly newborns but I want to start branching out into outdoor family portraits.


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Nov 08, 2014 22:26 |  #9953

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ok so I was considering getting this lens b/c I currently have the 50mm F1.2L and though I love it, if I try and shoot wide open, to get that amazing bokeh, I end up with back focusing issues. And I want a lens to shoot family portraits outdoors and have all the distracting background be blurred out. I was inspired by this photographer. http://ljhollowayphoto​graphy.com/blog/ (external link) Do you think the 135mm F2Lcan achieve the bokeh that she gets in her images? If not, have any thoughts on what other lens would? Would the 70-200mm F2.8L be a better option? I shoot mostly newborns but I want to start branching out into outdoor family portraits.

I checked her photos in the past, she was or still using 135L @f2 but most recently she shoot with 200mm @f2 instead, and i remember she had images by 50mm also not sure if 1.4 or 1.2, so any of those lenses at wide open can blur the background as long the BG is far away and you are closer to the subjects.


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Nov 08, 2014 22:32 |  #9954

No, i think she is using 200 vastly then 85L and she has 50L, i didn't see 135L shots, unless there is another shooter has same her style was using 135L, i think a russian photographer don't know the name.


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Nov 08, 2014 23:55 |  #9955

Lisa mostly uses the 200L. The 135L is about as close as you can get to that on a budget. The 200 2.8L is also similar to the 135L and its even cheaper. Keep in mind if you are trying to replicate Lisa's work she is excellent with the post processing. The lens is amazing but its her post work that also stands out.




  
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Nov 09, 2014 00:33 |  #9956

gonzogolf wrote in post #17260379 (external link)
Lisa mostly uses the 200L. The 135L is about as close as you can get to that on a budget. The 200 2.8L is also similar to the 135L and its even cheaper. Keep in mind if you are trying to replicate Lisa's work she is excellent with the post processing. The lens is amazing but its her post work that also stands out.

Yes, we know about that, but mostly people want to start with a very good high quality lens that can help for some effects, like blurring the BG more than standard, i will always like using 135L over say 70-300 @f4, or some don't have those L lenses fast enough wide open [2.8 or faster], so before they look at PP, they care about gear, then next step is PP.


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Nov 09, 2014 00:39 |  #9957

Tareq wrote in post #17260415 (external link)
Yes, we know about that, but mostly people want to start with a very good high quality lens that can help for some effects, like blurring the BG more than standard, i will always like using 135L over say 70-300 @f4, or some don't have those L lenses fast enough wide open [2.8 or faster], so before they look at PP, they care about gear, then next step is PP.

But im not sure people who see Lisa's work realize how much processing she does. She recently posted some before and after pics that showed the extent of her post work. Its true you want to start with the best base image, but be aware there is more to it than that.




  
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Nov 09, 2014 01:52 |  #9958

ArisPhoto wrote in post #17259803 (external link)
Nice shot Joey and great feeling in the photo!

Thank you;)

Scrumhalf wrote in post #17260212 (external link)
Joey, what was the lighting on the two great shots you posted on this page? Thanks!

E640 in a 47" octa;)


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Nov 09, 2014 02:47 |  #9959

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But im not sure people who see Lisa's work realize how much processing she does. She recently posted some before and after pics that showed the extent of her post work. Its true you want to start with the best base image, but be aware there is more to it than that.

In fact, i see a lot a lot of blown away amazing photos, then i realize that they all are processed, even my best best RAW with perfect exposure and composition needs to be processed, so i have no question about PP done there, and because i have gear and i did shoot in many or different situations/conditions and i know it is difficult to have those perfect final processed shots with one shot SOOC, but i know a lens can do what another lens can't and this should be the question.


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Nov 09, 2014 06:31 |  #9960

Tareq wrote in post #17260514 (external link)
In fact, i see a lot a lot of blown away amazing photos, then i realize that they all are processed, even my best best RAW with perfect exposure and composition needs to be processed, so i have no question about PP done there, and because i have gear and i did shoot in many or different situations/conditions and i know it is difficult to have those perfect final processed shots with one shot SOOC, but i know a lens can do what another lens can't and this should be the question.

Im not certain why you have such an issue with what I said. I wasn't referring to you specifically and honestly I'm past worrying what you do or dont know as my comments were not directed to you but rather to the individual seeking to emulate Lisa's work.




  
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