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Old May 27, 2008, 10:37 PM   #11
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Tom, Kjell, Rodney , Glenn, Harriet

Thanks for the compliment. Just uploaded a couple of images . More like bokeh generating exercise I would say. The hit spot for pumping out the bokeh that I like is somewhere between F3.2 to F3.5






















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Old Jun 7, 2008, 8:10 PM   #12
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Went this afternoon for the Luminato event in Toronto. Lighting was just too much .
I did not have the hood on. That is something that i hate to use








I should try tonight if the lighting is more interesting like what Tom (TDN) did. The above shots seem ok as far as pf or flare resistance are concerned

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You are not helping my case of LBA at all! These are really nice, and I do like the bokeh on them. The last ones are pretty good, considering the lighting.
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A big obstacle when shooting stage pictures is the mess around and behind the artist. Cables, microphone stands, amplifiers... I think you found a good formula to work around it, a long lens and small DOF.

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Old Jun 8, 2008, 4:03 AM   #15
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A big obstacle when shooting stage pictures is the mess around and behind the artist. Cables, microphone stands, amplifiers... I think you found a good formula to work around it, a long lens and small DOF.

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Harriet, Kjell
Thanks for the input


This image with some distraction cropped out








About using longer lens to get rid of distraction, the A300mm is even more effective. This one was taken 2 yrs ago





I agree that the subject is not quite interesting though

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Old May 3, 2010, 4:16 AM   #16
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Might as well revive this old thread as this happens to my main portrait lens. Took a couple of wide open shots this weekend with DA200mm. Outdoor with fill flash
















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Old May 3, 2010, 9:15 AM   #17
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very nice. the long lens is very flattering and gives great isolation, it also helps soften the fill. really nice, don't see enough long prime portraits around here.

i was just tellin mark the other day i wanted to get a 135 2L or 200 2.8L for this very reason. this is not helping my LBA
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Daniel - I've always been very grateful you posted all these lovely pictures taken with the DA*200. I don't think I would have seriously considered it without them, and it has become one of my two very favorite lenses. It can do so much - portrait, landscape, close-up (not macro) and it has an almost 3D look to the pictures sometimes. Glad to see you are still using it and still taking pictures of beautiful girls with it.
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This is definitely high on my list of lenses to own.
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Daniel - I've always been very grateful you posted all these lovely pictures taken with the DA*200. I don't think I would have seriously considered it without them, and it has become one of my two very favorite lenses. It can do so much - portrait, landscape, close-up (not macro) and it has an almost 3D look to the pictures sometimes. Glad to see you are still using it and still taking pictures of beautiful girls with it.

Ira and Harriet

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very nice. the long lens is very flattering and gives great isolation, it also helps soften the fill. really nice, don't see enough long prime portraits around here.

i was just tellin mark the other day i wanted to get a 135 2L or 200 2.8L for this very reason. this is not helping my LBA

I am a bird shooter (around 300mm only) So wielding longer lens for portrait does not intimidate me

This was given some minor pp work which is really not my cup of tea




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