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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Question for you fine folks. Have a shoot Sunday, Father's Day portrait. Which of the lenses in my sig do you think I should use? Since I am on Dx, I am thinking my 50/1.8. My 35/2.8 may be good as well. What do you think?


80-200 4.5!!!!



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1423
Country: Australia

Curtis - those lenses aren't my fault. I suggested the 55mm f1.2SC- who knew you had no bounds?

The zeiss 135mm arrived - but I haven't figured out how to use it yet.

Dean - I love the new thread - that is such a great idea - and I'll post as soon as I get my mojo back.

Here's the selfie you requested Leighton

ben


breakfast - nikon 55mm f1.2SC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



night freelines - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3015
Country: France

Be careful guys, Ben is back!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1475
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Question for you fine folks. Have a shoot Sunday, Father's Day portrait. Which of the lenses in my sig do you think I should use? Since I am on Dx, I am thinking my 50/1.8. My 35/2.8 may be good as well. What do you think?


How many in the portrait? do you have freedom to work at any distance?



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2481
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot Mark,Georg,Ben and Rafael



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3460
Country: Germany

Welcome back, Ben! I love the second image, it's a bit like an illustration of a graphic novel: "over-sketched and quick to the point" (sorry, can't describe it better).

Kevin, sorry, can't recommend a lens - it to much depends on the setting (light, location...). For a classical approach (no frills pose, unsharp background, a rather even ambient light) I would probably use the 50/1.4.

Rafael, love the closer shots with your 5.8cm/1.4. Excellent set!



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1563
Country: China

bruni wrote:
Curtis - those lenses aren't my fault. I suggested the 55mm f1.2SC- who knew you had no bounds?

The zeiss 135mm arrived - but I haven't figured out how to use it yet.

Dean - I love the new thread - that is such a great idea - and I'll post as soon as I get my mojo back.

Here's the selfie you requested Leighton

ben



Nice to see you back, Ben.

My suggestion for reacquisition of mojo would be ... 4-5 quick shots of vodka, mount the 55mm and hit the streets



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3015
Country: France

I agree but forget Vodka and get 1 or 2 bottles of Cognac!



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1511
Country: N/A

While comparing some lenses...I shot an old painting. Painted from memory a few years back.

85mm f1.4 AIS (heavily cropped)









saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2350
Country: United States

35 1.4N to compete with the 35 2 OC. At f1.4.








asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2642
Country: Brazil

Thanks Rafael (you are exaggerating, Escondido is a beautiful place as your shots has revealed to us), Peter, Ray and Georg.

Mark, beautifully captured Peacock portraits;

Eric, welcome back and gorgeous flowers - I like the black background;

Chuong gorgeous painting;

Samy, great bokeh at the cat - was it with the 35/1.4, right?

Jay, welcome. About the 135mms I have just the f/2 and f/3.5 (QC and AIS versions); no formal tests yet, but I feel the f/3.5 ais is slightly sharper lens, whereas the f/2 is bokeh queen - this is because I have both



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2350
Country: United States

Jay from Baltimore, thanks for the tip on the Robert E Lee park, seems to have some birds I have never seen in MD.

Rafael, super images of the classics with the 5.8cm, especially that last one!

Kevin, you will do great on the photoshoot tomorrow. The choice of lens may depend on how many people, but Ray (FL)'s advice on using the zoom will cover everything.

Dean, very enjoyable Siem Reap photos. Maybe raise the exposure a tiny bit on some of them?
Jose that fern epiphyte detail is superb!

Mark, peacocks in Winterthur? That second one is very striking!

Larry, the lizard with the overgrown neck is beautiful. Great use of the 100 Series E with a TC!

Philip, umbrella and bokeh is superb with the 50 1.2.

Lieutenant, that image on the hallway with the woman posing for a phone photo was really excellent.

Ron, not a shabby picture at all of the plump frog!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2350
Country: United States

Jose, thanks, yes, that's the 1.4N, finally gave in after seeing all of Ray (FL)'s images with the 35 1.4AIS variant.

asiostygius wrote:

Samy, great bokeh at the cat - was it with the 35/1.4, right?




asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2642
Country: Brazil

Congrats!
Me too have interest in this lens, but prices are unfortunatelly a little high.
Keep images coming and, if possible, make a "35mm battle" with the OC f/2



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1475
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
bruni wrote:
Curtis - those lenses aren't my fault. I suggested the 55mm f1.2SC- who knew you had no bounds?
The zeiss 135mm arrived - but I haven't figured out how to use it yet.
Dean - I love the new thread - that is such a great idea - and I'll post as soon as I get my mojo back.
Here's the selfie you requested Leighton
ben



Nice to see you back, Ben.
My suggestion for reacquisition of mojo would be ... 4-5 quick shots of vodka, mount the 55mm and hit the streets
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Lieutenant Z
I agree but forget Vodka and get 1 or 2 bottles of Cognac!


In Southern California this will not work, to hit the streets one needs to drive a car.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3553
Country: Singapore

bruni wrote:

Here's the selfie you requested Leighton

ben


Wait ... which one's the selfie?!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2985
Country: United States

Thanks for the ideas on lens choice. The shoot is at church, not sure if I will be inside or not, nor do I know how many people. I have a feeling it will be outside with nearly noon light. I don't have any reflectors either...



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2481
Country: Sweden

Great shot Samy


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9458
Country: United States

Kevin, I think out of your line up, I'd use the 80-200mm toward the 80mm side.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9458
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
Curtis - those lenses aren't my fault. I suggested the 55mm f1.2SC- who knew you had no bounds?

The zeiss 135mm arrived - but I haven't figured out how to use it yet.

Dean - I love the new thread - that is such a great idea - and I'll post as soon as I get my mojo back.

Here's the selfie you requested Leighton

ben

deang001 wrote:
Nice to see you back, Ben.

My suggestion for reacquisition of mojo would be ... 4-5 quick shots of vodka, mount the 55mm and hit the streets


+1



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