The 85 1.4 is magical

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I rented this lens from www.borrowlenses.com (awesome btw) for the week as I'm leaving on vacation on saturday! I got these 2 snaps @ 1.4 of my son Marcus. I think they are beautiful.

I'm drooling over this lens now. mmmmmmmmm.

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wow, these r great, Leo!

;-)))
Woohoo! Coming from the 1.4 master himself :biggrin:

Nice color, sharpness and expressions! Great photos. What's the catchlights in his eyes?, somewhat distracting.
Hi Charles, directly behind me, i had opened the blinds to get some light in. My son's eyes are really really dark, i've been told to get as much light in them as possible!

These are fantastic! Nice job!, no... GREAT job!
Thank you :smile:

look good, what did you do in post processing
Auto levels, Sonya's eye tutorial 2, and crop, and a little sharpen for web.

Wow, indeed it is. Nice job putting that lens to good use!
Thanks, i'm in love!
 
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Yup, i'm in trouble. Big trouble.
You sure are! Gorgeous shots!

From this point forward, everything you shoot, you'll mentally compare to these shots. Just give in and buy one now. Save yourself alot of agony.. :biggrin::wink:

Oh my how I want this lens.
 
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Great captures. I have this lens and haven't been using it, so I'm trying to force myself to put it to use so it earns its keep!
 
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Guys,

I don't want to hijack this thread or anything but I just wanted to ask a quick question.

I bought the 85/1.4D yesterday and took it out of the box and noticed a small hole in the plastic that sits between the front element and the filter thread. It is the plastic surface that is engraved with "AF Nikkor 85mm 1:1.4". The little hole is not perfectly round like it is supposed to be there, but almost looks like a molding defect. Do your copies of this lens have the same? If not, I will return mine to the shop for exchange.

Thanks so much for your time.

Tim
 
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Really beautiful portraits of your son I must say.

But it´s not just up to the lens, the photographer must know how to use the equipment and you seam to do so.
The 85/1,8 or even the Sigma 50-150 will perform just as well under Most conditions, and sometimes better as the 85/1,4 has got a few big flaws when compared to modern lenses. ( CA most noticeable )
 
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These are great. I have a question about the first though. I noticed that his eyes are pretty sharp and the middle of his hair is in focus. Why is it that the front of his hair near his forehead looks blurred? Is it an effect of the 1.4 DOF or is it a focusing problem? I am not picking at the shot; I am just trying to learn a little about the lens because I am shopping around for a new one. Thanks for sharing these and enjoy your vacation!
 
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that's the DOF in effect. I didn't do it. The middle of his hair is almost on the same focusing plane as his right eye which was the focal point.
 

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