The 85 1.4 "creates" light . . .

Discussion in 'People' started by Joe Marques, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. I was browsing some older images looking for a shot to process with that new RAW Shooter converter and decided to use a basic snapshot of my son taken in the shade. I wanted to process it because it was taken with my favorite lens - the 85 1.4. I had low expectations for this shot but I must say the 85 surprised me (the raw converter surprised me too - it's FAST and free - two good features). ;)

    This lens seems to pull every drop of light out of the scene and make it shine - even in the shade. :D It's also pretty sharp considering it was shot at 1.8. I'm convinced there are flat snapshots and snapshots with some pop - the difference being the glass.

    BTW, the processing I did was a small WB tweak, mild eye sharpening, levels and a curve for mid tone contrast.

    D2h & 85 1.4 @ 1.8 (EV +1/3):

    BTW, I think posting on this board is different than DPR. Here I must use the "original" size in pbase to avoid strange artifacts.

    Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.

  2. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shot of a handsome young man.

    I don't like that program :<(((((((( it wont run on 2K.

  4. Fine looking boy Joe. The 85mm 1.4 lens is on my most desired list. For portraits I don't think it can be beat.
  5. Great detail Joe. Pictures of children are just priceless...... :) :) :) :)
  6. Thanks Gale. I'm surprised no W2K support, maybe in later version.


  7. Thanks Gordon, he's even more handsome when he smiles naturally (something he refuses to do for the camera). ;)

    The 85 1.4 is THE potrait lens IMO. The only thing close was the 180 2.8 ED-IF from my slide days but that would be a tad long for 1.5 cropped sensors.


  8. Thanks Bryan. I certainly enjoy pics of the kids, and doing it with sweet glass is a bonus. ;)


  9. Joe
    thanks for feeding my lust for this lens.. it is soooo high on my list, you are right evey shot I have seen from this lens you can just tell it was shot with it.
  10. YEAH JOE........your putting that lustful idea of a big f/2.8 VR lens in my head again................GET OUT.......GET OUT!!! :x :x :x :x :x

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    The 85 1.4 is LOW on my list (being a birdie shooter), but it moves up each time I see a shot like this.... :roll:

    I just can't decide if it is the lens, or the expert behind it. 8)

    Very impressive shot. ;-)

  12. Hi Mike,

    Lens lust is good. Must get lens. :shock: :roll: :shock:



  13. Hey Bryan, if you're going to get a 2.8 VR, why not get 2 and save another (me) from the dreaded disease. :D :D

  14. Thanks Frank. It's funny but a 300 2.8 is high on my list and everytime you post a shot it moves me closer to divorce (but honey, I NEED it!). :D

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