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Oktoberfest '08 - Mr. Graceful - Prime player (pair?) - 85mm f/1.8 (20mm f/2.8)

Discussion in 'Photo Meme' started by Mr. Graceful, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. OK, I'm in, and this makes it official.

    I'm going to try to do the whole month with my newest lens: Nikkor 85mm f/1.8. That puts me completely out of my comfort zone as I'm generally a wide shooter.

    It's foliage month. That means landscapes. That's why I'm keeping the 20mm f/2.8 in reserve.

    My goal will be 5 shots a week, not quite one a day. We'll see how well I hold up . . .

    Bring on the BEER! (uh, I mean the primes . . . )
     
  2. Rich - I think you'll find the 85 1.8 an extremely versatile lens....I'm also shooting it. Wish I had a 20 2.8 to go along with it....have to make do with the 35/2.

    Happy shooting!
     
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  3. The 85/1.8 is one of my favorites. You'll soon notice you love it.
     
  4. SWEET... Maybe not the best word for the items included in the shot, but a good way to discuss the photo. I copied your quote from the Oktoberfest main thread... Congrads on being first and you've started us out on the right foot. Now show us the empty...

    PS... I love the way the details of the beer head show up. Very cool foam for sure.
     
  5. That's definitely an appropriate start. Cheers!
     
  6. sahlstrom

    sahlstrom

    582
    Dec 6, 2007
    Sweden
    Great start!
     
  7. Brilliant!

    Now I'm thirsty.
     
  8. Definitely sets the mood.
     
  9. great product shot, i can almost feel the smooth beer sliding down my throat
     
  10. KayB

    KayB

    Aug 17, 2007
    Puyallup, WA
    Wish I was back in Germany for the fest!
     
  11. Sorry. It was late. I went to bed!

    Salud!

    Thanks!

    Now I have an expectation to meet. Crap!

    Bottom's up . . .

    Well, it IS Oktoberfest, isn't it?

    Thanks. This was my first "product shot." It was yummy!

    Never been. Heard it's a hoot, though.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Merchants' Gate

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    D80, 85mm f/1.8 D, 1/500 @ f/1.8, ISO 100

    Guess where this is?
     
  13. I've no idea what it is, but i like it. I'm not 100% sure about the composition though, but the DOF is great.
     
  14. I like both shots. Great lighting on number one.
    I'm glad you've chosen that lens for the Fest.
     
  15. Merchants' Gate is nice. Good colors, contrast. I like the composition, but think the DOF is a bit narrow.
     
  16. KayB

    KayB

    Aug 17, 2007
    Puyallup, WA
    Not familiar with merchant's gate, but the shot is interesting with the narrow dof.
     
  17. sahlstrom

    sahlstrom

    582
    Dec 6, 2007
    Sweden
    I love the DoF! And great colors aswell, but i would maybe try a B&W conversion too
     
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