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08-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Portraits with a Tamron 70-200mm Di

This is a portrait done yesterday with my 'Ruby" 70-200mm Di.
I did it purely for testing the lens for portraits. ( ie. No thought went into background etc)
I have been considering getting a Da 70mm or a 100mm macro for portraits but I think this lens might be ok
It was indoor with window light.
Focal length was 100mm at 5.6.
Any opinions? Do I really need to get a dedicated portrait lens or is this good enough quality?

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08-04-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Ruby should be fine for portraits.
Your example, though, doesn't show its potential.
Although you mentioned no regard to background, the gentleman is lit with very flat lighting - looks like window light directly behind the camera - making this an acceptable but not brilliant portrait.
You can use the 70 or 100 to do the same portrait and get the same result - more thought into lighting might give you better results.
08-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Ash....yes the window light was behind the camera. The old fella is 98 years old so i didnt want to fuss too much with him with lights and positioning. But you are right, i DO need to think more about the lighting....Thanks.

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