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Old Oct 20, 2008, 8:58 PM   #1
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Senior portrait time-one was taken using the DA 70 2.4 Limited-the other with the FA 50 1.4, bothon a DS body. Doesn't appear to me to be a $300 difference. Took about 75 shots using the above lenses and the DA 50-200.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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I would say A but the green foliagebackground is a little too defined for me - I find it distracting. I don't do portraits so am not the best judge of posing etc. Is it better to have a closer crop or not? I like the boy's expression in the first one best.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 11:35 PM   #4
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Yes the "A" is the DA 70-I bought that prior to the FA 50-which was a pleasant surprise when it comes to build quality and focusing.
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 4:57 AM   #5
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Have to go for A , it's a more dynamic looking shot.
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 9:39 AM   #6
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I think the contrast in A makes it look sharper although I like the way the 50mm worked the background in B, so pump up the contrast in B and see how that works for you.

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i think A as well, i like the green background in A andi like the pose. in B the pose isnt as good and the backgrounds not as nice, the white fence? is distracting i think.

deffinatly not an expert opinion, just mine
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A is sharper but I like B's creamier bokeh better.

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Old Nov 2, 2008, 10:41 AM   #9
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Customer chose "B"
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Old Nov 2, 2008, 11:01 AM   #10
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I like A, but if the customer choose B, maybe it was because . . .

- Simpler pose (Head & Shoulders) Less aggressive without the arm being raised.
- Face is larger so that you can see it better.
- Eyes aren't squinting as much.

I myself think that it is better to have a wide range of pictures in our personal archives. I'm learning to take portraits so I can have a wide range of pictures of my daughters so that when they grow up they will have a rich visual history of their childhood.

So my real choice would be A + B! <grin>

Heck . . . keep all the pictures!

Take care,
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