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01-08-2009, 10:00 AM   #31
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Great shots Torphoto!

Could you dig it up the aperture and speed for both shots?

thanks man!

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Absolutely stunning quality!
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QuoteOriginally posted by BBear Quote
Great shots Torphoto!

Could you dig it up the aperture and speed for both shots?

thanks man!
both were shot at 1/180th sec F13
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
both were shot at 1/180th sec F13
damn you have lots of watts/lumens!!


very sharp photo though... great work man!!!

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Is this typical quality for this lens?

If so I am going to run straight to the local store and buy one myself.

Excellent photos - well done
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QuoteOriginally posted by Longboarder Quote
Is this typical quality for this lens?
See also:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/24472-example-...esnt-suck.html

Short answer--an emphatic yes.
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Second the motion - great lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffrey r Quote
Just had a look at the photos in this thread too - OK I am convinced.

Thanks for the replies people

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QuoteOriginally posted by Longboarder Quote
Is this typical quality for this lens?


I have the lens, it is indeed a great lens, but his photos are NOT typical, thats why i asked about the aperture. By typical, I mean it is not everyday pictures, obviously because you dont use f/13 all the time.

As a comparison, I take portraits in the studio and I shoot at f/4-f/5.6 and never thought about doing it at f/13 (thanks for the heads up Torphoto). they come out very SHARP around f/4 but his photos are extremely sharp. I even wonder if my copy can deliver the same!!! Damn you... if I dont get similar results i'll no longer love my DA* as i used to!!


I am not sure whats the best f/ for this lens, does anyone know how to find out this kinda info? But for sure i will try f/13 inside the studio as well... i'll just have to bump up the flash output a lot.


In any case, it is a great zoom, and worth every penny!


Later

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I'm shopoting with 2x alienbees ab1600's, 1 ab800 and 1 photogenics 150ws light, thats 1500ws at it was also at 100iso. I'm planning to add another 2x ab1600's to the mix soon to. There is never a substitute for more light!

Truth be told this is my 2nd 50-135, I sent the first back as it was decentered, so in a way this is a cherry picked sample.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
I'm shopoting with 2x alienbees ab1600's, 1 ab800 and 1 photogenics 150ws light, thats 1500ws at it was also at 100iso. I'm planning to add another 2x ab1600's to the mix soon to.

Damn it!!! Dude, you've got LIGHT!!!!

I never had the funds for pro lighting, and all I have is (6) vivitar 285 and (1) AFG 360 and a bunch of umbrellas and like (10) triggers..

WS wise, how do I calculate what my max power is?

I have a session soon in the studio, i'll try something around f/13 and all flashes at the same direction to get the required output! ha ha ha ha



Later man!
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you could have bought a pair of ab800s for the price of all those 285's, but then again you can go strobist and my studio is part of a partnership so it's not all mine per say ( the abs are )

each 285 puts out roughtly 90-120 ws and the 360 about the same, you've got enough to shoot F11 so crank up the power and see.
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Does the lens great justice, and the photographer much pride.
Well done torphoto.
Stunning work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Torphoto Quote
you could have bought a pair of ab800s for the price of all those 285's, but then again you can go strobist and my studio is part of a partnership so it's not all mine per say ( the abs are )

each 285 puts out roughtly 90-120 ws and the 360 about the same, you've got enough to shoot F11 so crank up the power and see.
I am not sure how much AB costs... but when I decided to go strobist, i had the impression AB were much more professional and expensive.. hence i opted for the cheap route...

I have bought all 285's used on ebay, at $60 average... but at some point if i do get a real studio i plan on getting real light output, and most important, modeling lights! (it is hard not to have modeling lights).


regarding the outputs, i had no idea the 285s were about 120 ws... i could not find any info on that... the best i've found was a post somewhere and it claimed they were rated for 30 ws


Anyhow, i'll crank the power up, tripod, and see if I get razor sharp pictures out of my babe!!

Hecka... i wanna do the same with the 77 LTD!!!!



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