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I did a Marilyn Monroe inspired shoot with a friend of mine a couple of weeks back. In addition to shooting with my D850, and. I pulled out my N90s and ran a roll of film through it.
Using the Nikkor 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D, shot on Kodak Ektar 100, and converted to black and white in PS.
Thank you all - So we did a thing (as the kids say). Lauren came up with this idea for doing a Marilyn inspired shoot...
All are shot with the D850. The first two images used the 105mm f/1.4E and the third image used the 70-200mm f/2.8 FL-E
Thanks, Mitchell. I was able to get some full body shots with the 105 in the studio, so it didn't seem too long. Sometimes, I'll prefer my Sigma 135 when I'm doing three quarter, or head shots.
One issue I did find with this lens on my D850, is that It would sometimes miss focus at f/1.4...
There have been times I've used my D5 instead of my D850 for things like portrait shoots, because no camera has ever felt as good in my hands as the D5 has.
I was perfectly happy with using the D5 for portraiture, and in low light, I feel more secure with the focus of the D5
I bought my D5 two months ago, and in all of the years I've been shooting, no camera has felt like an extension of my hand like this one. There have been times where I probably should have used my D850 (portrait shoots), but I didn't because the D5 feels so damn good in my hands.
I have had the 28-105 for over 20 years, and it has served me well, as evidenced by my posts in this thread. I just bought a D850, It can't be usable on a 46mp body, can it?
Playing with the Nikkor 28-105 by David G. Whitham, on Flickr
On the subject of April Fools jokes:
Take a renown author, add a top national sports weekly, plus a cooperative major league team, and you get the greatest April Fools joke of all time - The curious case of Sidd Finch:
He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our...
I just got the Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 ART mainly for basketball and portraits. I took a couple of quick shots of some of our menagerie, and I think I'm going to like this lens - both were shot at f/1.8:
LuLu by David G. Whitham, on Flickr
Max by David G. Whitham, on Flickr
I finally picked up an XQD card, so I shot last night's game with both RAW and jpg.
After shooting RAW and and jpg at last night's game, I wanted to run a comparison between both formats.
This was shot at ISO 20,000 (not a typo) the jpg was shot with high ISO NR set at normal...
That will probably the way I go as soon as I pick up some XQD cards. I'm currently using just the SD card slot, so I will probably just go jpeg in those situations for now.
either way, I'll definitely be using jpegs with Nikon's secret sauce when I shoot these games. With this kind of quality...