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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Allright, I actually got a chance to try out my Nikon 50 f1.8D the other day and took some portraits. Some of them didnt turn out to good but Im happy with this one.


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I was considering making it black and white but I decided not to. I really like the bokeh effect of the lens, and shooting wide open is great for portraits as its not too sharp. No post processing (except converted to jpeg)

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/1.8 (Nikon 50mm f/1.8 )
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

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Nice shot - and often shadows over eyes from hats can be detrimental, but it looks fine here... the small DOF from the f1.8 also looks great!


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I was going for that effect, I think it puts some attention to the eyes, I used spot metering and aimed it at the shadow area, and it worked pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: Portrait
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:23 am 
johngunnar wrote:
Allright, I actually got a chance to try out my Nikon 50 f1.8D the other day and took some portraits. Some of them didnt turn out to good but Im happy with this one.


Congrats on your new lens. I just bought one 50mm and turned to be my favorite. I'm a portrait junkie and this one is quite nice, nice background effect. The only thing I would change (and it's a personal preference) is more light to the face of the model.
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I think it looks better when you look at it when its bigger. Yeah, I really love the 50mm too, its very sharp at 2.8 and down, very good. The only problem is that it does get a little bit too close, but its perfect for portraits.

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