Learning the 85mm F1.4 (some in colour)

Discussion in 'People' started by cwilt, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Here is a few images from the first day with the 85/1.4. Do I like this lens? HECK YEA!

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    The way I would crop it.
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    A couple of my son Logan. If it can stop him it must be fast. :smile:
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    It wouldn't be one of my posts without a black and white. Just for Paul. :biggrin:

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  2. Do I like this lens? It's my favourite lens because it's really sweeeet.

    And it suits your style. The photos are so good just after 1 day, and they can only get better.

    Congrats for a smart choice.
     
  3. These are really excellent.

    Numbers 1, 3 and 5 are my favourites with number 3 the overall "winner".

    Good now but in a few year's time they'll be priceless.
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very Very nice,

    I would like that lens myself :>)))
     
  5. So SO sweet images... tranquil and serene... just loving.

    It's NOT the lens, if you ask me, it is you my friend!!!

    After working some 100 hours passed week -yes, 20 hours a day, but it was worth it- I cought myself dreaming of my future family thru your photos, and I thank you for that...

    {now, I must find a way to unload my mind and try to calm down...}
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Nice shots Charles, but wouldn't you prefer to have both eyes in focus? When you're shooting at an oblique angle, such as in the 1st shot, wouldn't it be better to stop down?
     
  7. FishSauce

    FishSauce

    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Your pictures are very nice, this lens is like magic.
     
  8. Very nice start!

    The lens is wonderful.
    Your third shot uses it's shallow DOF and bokeh to the fullest!
    Your last shot is just a nice shot regardless of what equipment was used.

    The lens is versatile. I recently went to an event where "long lenses were not permitted(silly). The 85 and Kenko 1.4 tc and D2X HSC(?silly too) gave me something like 170mm effective....stealth-tele. :biggrin:

    A couple of days ago I used it for a low light pano from the front of a performance by PS stitching 3 shots! :biggrin:

    It's earned a full time place even in small bags. Invaluable indeed!

    Trying to think outside the box here stitching shots.
    http://www.pbase.com/vernix/image/51005585/original

    Hope you love the lens!
     
  9. Serendipitously the little wisp of hair makes the slightly hidden unfocused eye just perfect IMO. My eye bolts straight to the beautiful IN focus eye.

    Besides...you paid a lot for less with the 1.4! Less DOF, that is. You are gonna' use it. :cool:

    BTW....very nice subjects. Kids are great.
     
  10. Very nice series of shots Charles, you are certainly giving your new lens a workout. Your subjects are pretty special too.
     
  11. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Charles...your images are very nice and I really like the mood set with the b/w version. I am usually not a huge fan of b/w images, but this image is nailed!
     
  12. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO

    I have been shooting wide open a lot lately. You are correct that normally both eyes should be in focus. Who wants to be normal? :wink:
     
  13. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Thanks for the nice comments from everyone. This is going to be fun. :wink:
     
  14. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  15. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    You have no idea. You should see the follow up shot and what he did. LOL
    You liked a B&W???? Is the sky falling? LOL
    That is a great compliment as Peter does excellent work.
     
  16. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  17. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
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