28-70/2.8 for people pics

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Still on my honeymoon with the 28-70, and it doesn't leave my side :).

I took it to dance class tonight, to see how it would work as an event lens. I think it's the bomb... but I'm prejudiced. Here's a few samples.

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definitely the bomb

Frank,

For my purposes the 17-55 range does the trick, but there was something really special about that 28-70. Pictures just popped!

Your first samples look great - much more interesitng than newspaper articles. ;)

Tom
 
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Re: definitely the bomb

tweber said:
Your first samples look great - much more interesitng than newspaper articles. ;)
Thanks for reminding me :oops:.

No more lens testing for me... except for pictures like these. I'll leave the quantitative stuff to the pros.
 
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greyflash said:
I am trying to figure out why you got shadows on the far right of image #2 and no where else??
I can't explain it, Gordon. I used the sb800 in bounce mode, and those photons could have gone anywhere :shock: .
 
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No problems yet, Virginia. The only negative is the size of The Beast. It's even intimidating to carry around... but I figured out a solution!

Its "hugeness" is largely caused by the enormous size of its lens hood. With it off, it just looks large. So I'm leaving it off unless I've got a bright sun overhead. Other than that, I'll only put it on if I want to impress the heck out of a client or scare a child :twisted:.
 

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