Its Here! 85mm 1.4

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:biggrin:postman woke me up at 7am with my new lens today..just had a quick look and very very impressed with the build quality.Not as heavy as I was expecting but nice solid feel to it.Going to have my daily dose of coffee then off out shooting with the new lens.Will post pics soon..A big thanks to Grays of Westminster for very rapid service.:cool:
 
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:cool:Cheers..must admit its not easy at 1.4!!..lol..had my fair share of blurred ones..lol please tell me I am not alone?
 
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Shooting at 1.4 is something you'll have to learn!! Gotta pay attention to your focus points...

Congrats on the new lens, you're going to love it once you get the hang of it.
 
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Thanks Keith..certainly tricky..I said to the mrs I reckon the lens is dodgy!..lol:biggrin::tongue:
 
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Yeah that's my excuse too. :smile: I agree with Keith, you have to pay attention to focal points. I can get some pretty good shots at this point, but not quite Nute or Uncle Frank sharp yet.

Craig
Thanks Keith..certainly tricky..I said to the mrs I reckon the lens is dodgy!..lol:biggrin::tongue:
My best advice for both of you, start shooting at about f/4 and work your way up to f/1.4... After a while, you'll be shooting at 1.4 all the time. For some reason there's a serious fascination about shooting at 1.4, but you don't "have to" do it all the time!! :biggrin:
 
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Cheers Keith..I will post some samples up when photo bucket is up and running again..would appreciate any input.
 
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At last photobuckets working again!..anyway here are the first few shots with the lens this morning..not a patch on others here but I'll enjoy learning as I go..this is my son
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and some of him concentrating on his xbox 360..lol
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time for a snack!..
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then back to work..lol
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couple of the dog too..
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cheers mate..on the ones outside I noticed a lot of green fringing around the edges of his t shirt..is this the CA?..
 
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Quick snap of my daughter..she felt left out bless her..because her brother was on here and not her..lol
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Actually, you are already doing quite well Stuart! That's very nice!
I usually shoot at 2.8 to 4 when there are highlights in the background to avoid CA. It can be very wide and apparent and it usually is awkward to remove it.
 
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Ho my! I have to put my hands in one of those lenses. I love portraits!! too bad that in Brasil 85 1.4 lenses as way expensive (even used) US$900 plus 60% of import taxes.......
By the way, your doing very well with yours. Your first picture is very sharp! congratulations!
Rgds
Antonio
 
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Thanks Jordan..I did notice that it decreased as I stopped down,just something to bare in mind I guess,but the image quality more than make up for that..Very pleased with it and hope to produce some shots like Paul,nute and uncle Frank etc..
 
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