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85 1.4 and the girls...

Discussion in 'People' started by Kemnik, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Kemnik


    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Had a blast using this lens this weekend. Used it both at 1.4 and stopped down with bounced lighting. What a lens...

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  2. Beautiful shots! :smile:
  3. Really nice stuff Kurt...

    I am looking at picking up an 85 1.4 next month too.

    Did you do any pp to the eyes on these? They are super sharp.

  4. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    u got some dreamy pix here, Kurt ..and the best models in the world....LOVELY..;-)
  5. Kemnik


    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA

    Thanks Paul, this lens is great and I've barely used it. I've seen much better portraits with this lens so I'm excited to bring it to the next level. Regarding your question, I did PP the eyes on the last one and third to last one; all others were out of the camera like that; other than saturation and contrast since I shoot in RAW. I use a variant of this eye tutorial by the talented Sonyam

    Thanks Mark, the models DEFINITELY help.
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  6. 1,4, and 5 are perfection! You're doing great things with that glass......and I'm not suprised!
  7. You are making me excited to get my lens. Our new grandchild is due in 4 weeks. I bet it gets a workout then. I love the soft look you achieved on these. I think the one of the baby in the toys is such a fun shot. I love the desaturated look you achieved, taking out some of the clutter. I got some shots of the twins on the beach that have lots of color. I just might have to try that to see if the photos can look better.
  8. All images are good but the first three are real keepers. #1 would make a great wall hanger for the kids room.
  9. cleoent


    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    great shots! Ugh, i can't wait to get one.
  10. Kemnik


    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Thanks Sonya, that is nice of you. I am loving my prime lenses. Probably cause I don't own a really great zoom below 85 mm.

    Thanks Terri, you will be churning out award winning images with any lens you buy, but what I've seen from you lately with your prime fest has been incredible so I'm excited to see what you do with this lens.

    Thanks Gordon, I agree and can't wait to put it up!! I was just thinking, it would be funny to see all of our houses and actually see these shots on the wall in non-digital format. It would be weird since we have all seen eachother's work digitally so much, they would all look familiar.

    Thanks Leo, it is a crazy hunk of glass for sure. When we meet up I'll let you play with it, just don't forget your 70-200 2.8. Of course you are welcome to borrow it to check it out if you wish.
  11. cleoent


    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    we'll get together as soon as my 70-200 comes back from nikon :) 
  12. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    These are such beautiful images Kurt. Super job with that lens.
  13. Kemnik


    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Cool, maybe we can get Uncle Frank to show up too and have a photo get together over lunch. What's up with the 70-200? AFS motor? or focusing issues?

    Thanks Fred, I'm taking good care of it for you for when you want it back.

    Thank you, I really appreciate that!
  14. Great series.
  15. avyoung


    Dec 17, 2007
    Kurt, I am loving the eyes in your images. Really striking. You are making me want to try this style out!
  16. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Just Fantastic Kurt!! What a Great looking family you have!! Debbie
  17. Kemnik


    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Thanks Debbie!!
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