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Posted By: Gooshin, 06-22-2008, 01:40 PM

my friend was over, while she was working on some stuff i was playing team fortress 2, then i turn around and i saw this pose, i told her not to move and took some pictures

one is done with the 43limited, the other with a Tokina 80-200 F4.5

personaly i like the Tokina shot better, even though its a 40 dollars lens..

no cropping, shot in RAW

200mm @ 1/6, F10.0

43mm @ 1/13, F9.0

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06-22-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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i like the Tokina photo better more because of the colour and because it's a bit more zoomed in. but i'm sure you could have gotten the FA43 photo to come out pretty similar as well
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i like the Tokina photo better more because of the colour and because it's a bit more zoomed in. but i'm sure you could have gotten the FA43 photo to come out pretty similar as well
well not really,

in order to get teh same FOV, i would have had to move the FA43 closer

while i literaly had to put the tripod in my bathroom and shoot across teh entire living room to get the Tokina shot

the perspective then is radicaly different.
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Good shot! (And very photogenic friend!)

The only thing I think that can be improved is this: large white space behind her really competes for attention and allows the eye to "escape" the frame. The composition should be reversed: there should be more of the floor included, less of the wall. With shallow DOF pattern on the floor would not be distracting and "reversed" composition will lead the eye from the foreground to the subject emphasizing the subject.

I made a quick edit in Photoshop just to illustrate the idea. (Minimal effort to replicate the pattern and make reflections more natural since it is not important.) Just take a look at the overall composition. What do you think?

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$40 for the tokina great price great shot

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I think the Tok shot is the better one.
Personally I disagree that there is any competition - I am lead directly to the face and toy to the subject's left.
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I'm all for the Tokina as well. It just seems better composed. And the colour is nice as well.
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I'll throw in with the Tokina crowd, I like that shot a lot better.

It's likely because of the compressed perspecive, it keeps the girls face in better proportion to the laptop screen, I think.

Nice pictures Serge!


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