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Old Oct 15, 2011, 7:51 PM   #1
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Default Portraits 135mmF2.8 in Toronto

This Saturday I went to a Camera/lens shows in Toronto. Somehow there were some portrait possibilities and I went with my 135mmF2.8 as my DA200mm is with my daughter. See what you guys think. I had a good time mingling with fellow photographers







































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Old Oct 15, 2011, 7:51 PM   #2
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great series, now please don't ask me to pick a favorite, it's not going to work.

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great series, now please don't ask me to pick a favorite, it's not going to work.

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For this set I did not do any color balance. Do not ask what it means as I have no idea what I was doing. What is important is how you would compare these with the earlier page of this thread.
Also I have been playing around with the very complex GIMP under Ubuntu too. That free program is very elaborated .
















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Daniel - I am most definitely NOT an expert or qualified critic of portrait photography, but it looks like your capable hands & eyes make a great team with this fine old lens.
The Gimp series looks a little yellower than the others on my (uncalibrated) monitor with my (old & uncalibrated) eyes! Also, the photos of the young lady with dark hair and nosering look like they could use the Gimp's redeye reduction tool. Gimp is indeed a complex program - I especially like all the free scripts that you can download:
http://registry.gimp.org/
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The first and last time I've been to one of those model shoots was 35 years ago with my Pentax ME and a Sears 135 f2.8, my 135 was a little shorter on the ME and I was shooting home processed B&W. My results were not as good as yours, nice job, I like the lighting setup.

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Daniel - I am most definitely NOT an expert or qualified critic of portrait photography, but it looks like your capable hands & eyes make a great team with this fine old lens.
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I am too lazy even for red eye removal. I can never do it right anyway given my lack of skill. The important thing was having a good time. To me it was like shooting birds with majority of the time I just enjoy the company of fellow photographers and of course experienced models


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The first and last time I've been to one of those model shoots was 35 years ago with my Pentax ME and a Sears 135 f2.8, my 135 was a little shorter on the ME and I was shooting home processed B&W. My results were not as good as yours, nice job, I like the lighting setup.

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My 135mm is like 200mm on your ME. And with manual focus, that would have been really tricky. In my best days (good old ones) I could not manage even one decent image that I liked.

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