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Dusting off the DA*
Lens: DA* 50-135mm Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Sacramento ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: einstrigger, 12-23-2011, 12:30 AM

DA* 50-135mm

I've had this lens for a long time now, but only recently started using it for studio work. It was always too big to carry around (yeah, I realize there are larger), but now I'm glad I've dusted it off. SDM works despite not having used it for over a year




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12-23-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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Very nice! How much PP went into this?

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Models always want blemish free images PP to clean up skin, remove acne, etc... Didn't really have to do too much since there was a makeup artist on hand. Beyond that, just some cropping, sharpening and white balance adjustments.
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I've had mine for 3 years now, and its my most treasured lens.

Great to see it so well used.

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Beautiful shots - well done!
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I hate to be picky with such beautiful shots but the piercing or whatever it is on the nose of the 1st model (her left side/nostril) is kind of distracting. Otherwise two thumbs up!
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Definitely agree about the nose ring. For some reason the shoot coordinator didn't have her remove it, or she just plain forgot. I'll probably end up removing it eventually.
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I want to see more so continue dusting! Very well done and ditto on the nose ring.

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i must say its a stellar piece of glass TFS

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lex Madera Quote
I hate to be picky with such beautiful shots but the piercing or whatever it is on the nose of the 1st model (her left side/nostril) is kind of distracting. Otherwise two thumbs up!
Quote: "... piercing or whatever it is on the nose of the 1st model (her left side/nostril) is kind of distracting." End of quote
I am with you on that one.

Quote: "Otherwise two thumbs up!" End of quote
I like to go one better and put my two big toes up as well

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For the record, I'm not anti-piercing or tattoo on anybody, as long as it's tasteful and complements the person and works in the photo/composition. I have a tattoo myself, done long ago when i joined the army. But I purposely did it so that even in a shortsleeve shirt, it was usually concealed. No piercings though. I guess that's a sign of my generation :-/
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do you mind sharing with us at what focal length you shoot these at and also what's your lighting? i'm trying to learn some good lighting technique.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnyeros Quote
do you mind sharing with us at what focal length you shoot these at and also what's your lighting? i'm trying to learn some good lighting technique.
The EXIF data says 103mm

Great work by the way.
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