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Mar 27, 2013 13:08 |  #10021

^^^^^^Great shots! Nice job on getting light into the eyes while wearing a ball cap.


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Mar 27, 2013 17:00 as a reply to  @ JakAHearts's post |  #10022

Just picked up this lens...and holy build quality, AF speed and sharpness when stopped down passed f/3.2 or so.

Must have lens crop or FF.

1st:
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ISO 400

please excuse the darkness on the first shot, didn't think it'd turn out that way


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Mar 27, 2013 20:19 |  #10023

ericm678 wrote in post #15762759 (external link)
Just picked up this lens...and holy build quality, AF speed and sharpness when stopped down passed f/3.2 or so.

Must have lens crop or FF.

1st:
f/4.5
1/3200
ISO 400

2nd:
f/3.2
1/3200
ISO 400

please excuse the darkness on the first shot, didn't think it'd turn out that way

Very nice, I wouldn't change that first pic at all, the darker exposure seems to fit very well and set the somber mood for the pic. Lovely...


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Mar 27, 2013 20:28 |  #10024

JVthePT wrote in post #15763439 (external link)
Very nice, I wouldn't change that first pic at all, the darker exposure seems to fit very well and set the somber mood for the pic. Lovely...

^^^My exact thoughts when I looked at it too - dark tone sets the sombre mood of the pic very nicely.


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Mar 27, 2013 20:30 |  #10025

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I'm excited to see the rest of your shoot! My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and it is going to be somewhat of a giraffe theme. Can't wait to do her cake smash pictures! Though I'm still tempted to pay a true professional to do them so I don't mess them up doing them myself :p

Thanks!

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The only thing I realize (and will change for the future) is that I should have kicked up the f-stop more. This one was at 2.5, and I should have made it higher so I had more in focus. You live and learn though.

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Mar 27, 2013 22:10 |  #10026

the DOF is just find unless you really want to show the background.


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Mar 27, 2013 22:14 |  #10027

ericm678 wrote in post #15762759 (external link)
Just picked up this lens...and holy build quality, AF speed and sharpness when stopped down passed f/3.2 or so.

Must have lens crop or FF.

1st:
f/4.5
1/3200
ISO 400

2nd:
f/3.2
1/3200
ISO 400

please excuse the darkness on the first shot, didn't think it'd turn out that way

Is this Hollywood Cemetery?


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Mar 27, 2013 22:56 |  #10028

JVthePT wrote in post #15763439 (external link)
Very nice, I wouldn't change that first pic at all, the darker exposure seems to fit very well and set the somber mood for the pic. Lovely...

Thanks!
It was more of the PP that i think darkened it, some vignetting and contrast.

when converted to jpeg and uploaded it always looks darker or blotchy is my monitor out of calibration at all?

BigLobowski wrote in post #15763467 (external link)
^^^My exact thoughts when I looked at it too - dark tone sets the sombre mood of the pic very nicely.

Thanks alot!

it was a must to make it black and white

2cruise wrote in post #15763778 (external link)
Is this Hollywood Cemetery?

Unfortunately no, i wished i lived in Hollywood :lol:

It's a small cemetery in Easton,Pa


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Mar 27, 2013 23:14 as a reply to  @ post 15761881 |  #10029

No doubt great lens, my fist shot using this lens :)

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Mar 28, 2013 00:44 |  #10030

andrisetyoo wrote in post #15763941 (external link)
No doubt great lens, my fist shot using this lens :)

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i still can't get over how nice the bokeh is on this lens :D

what was this shot at? wide open?


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Mar 28, 2013 05:01 |  #10031

Just wondering how sharp this lens is at doing full length body shots at wide open f1.8 ?
Camera in portrait orientation, focus on the eye, framed so that the subjects (adult) head and feet are both within the frame.

I ask because I used to have a 100/2 lens which was really good at doing head shots, half body shots and maybe 3/4 length shots, but the focus accuracy at full length body shots went down to less than 50% hit rate - probably nearer 25%. Having also shot with a Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens the same thing happened, full length body shots wide open at f1.4 were really soft on the focus point (eyes) whereas half body shots were pin sharp

Thanks for any help!


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Mar 28, 2013 06:08 |  #10032

these two are almost full body shot at f1.8

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Mar 28, 2013 07:17 |  #10033

ericm678 wrote in post #15763899 (external link)
Unfortunately no, i wished i lived in Hollywood :lol:

It's a small cemetery in Easton,Pa

Well I don't :lol: I was referring to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va which is very old and was named as such with the amount of holly trees there.

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Mar 28, 2013 09:29 |  #10034

futureal33 wrote in post #15764391 (external link)
Just wondering how sharp this lens is at doing full length body shots at wide open f1.8 ?
Camera in portrait orientation, focus on the eye, framed so that the subjects (adult) head and feet are both within the frame.

I ask because I used to have a 100/2 lens which was really good at doing head shots, half body shots and maybe 3/4 length shots, but the focus accuracy at full length body shots went down to less than 50% hit rate - probably nearer 25%. Having also shot with a Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens the same thing happened, full length body shots wide open at f1.4 were really soft on the focus point (eyes) whereas half body shots were pin sharp

Thanks for any help!

Its not the lenses that are at fault here. Its technique. With that composition your focus point may be larger than the thing you are trying to focus on.




  
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Mar 28, 2013 09:57 |  #10035

gonzogolf wrote in post #15764971 (external link)
Its not the lenses that are at fault here. Its technique. With that composition your focus point may be larger than the thing you are trying to focus on.

Id agree with you that the technique could potentially cause back focus (ie, focus point at that FL is around the size of her entire head, so it could lock onto something contrasty behind her head) but what I am getting is front focus (consistently at this focal length, but NOT at closer focal length - which doesn't make sense)


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