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07-28-2020, 08:57 AM - 1 Like   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by mtngal Quote
I agree with the other comments - WOW!!!!!!

I canít believe this a hobby for you. Keep posting!
The best photographers (or practitioners of any craft) are the ones who do it for love rather than money. We are seeing this being proven here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The best photographers (or practitioners of any craft) are the ones who do it for love rather than money. We are seeing this being proven here.
Thatís true, but Iíll never reach that level of expertise, no matter how much I love playing around with photography.

The quality here makes me almost afraid to offer a couple of photos I took yesterday with the K1 and DFA 85. I was playing tourist and visiting somewhere with a whole bunch of white, so shooting at smaller apertures. Itís not something most would probably do, but I had fun doing it.







Nothing exciting, I had fun, the lens is just incredibly sharp both wide open (as others have shown here) as well as stopped down. Iím happy I bought it even though itís designed for a type of photography Iíll never do. And it did save me money - it was a choice of buying the lens or buying a new travel trailer. The lens (as expensive as it is) was nowhere near as expensive as the travel trailer would have been!
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
And for a hobbyist you have a lot of luck with finding proper portrait subjects...

Keep on posting.

With regards to post #56 I guess some postprocessing of the eye region would help (it is rather dark).
I have version of slightly brighter catchlights and iris, but then model looks like fox or vampire, I had some comments in FB group about it and from the model and we decided that darker version looks more natural.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mtngal Quote
Thatís true, but Iíll never reach that level of expertise, no matter how much I love playing around with photography.

The quality here makes me almost afraid to offer a couple of photos I took yesterday with the K1 and DFA 85. I was playing tourist and visiting somewhere with a whole bunch of white, so shooting at smaller apertures. Itís not something most would probably do, but I had fun doing it.
I think that the fun doing pictures is very important. It drives the motivation and creativity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medex Quote
I think that the fun doing pictures is very important. It drives the motivation and creativity.
Definitely. Just imagine your big boss coming to you and shouting "You! Worm! Be creative! I give you 60 minutes to be artistic!"
Now wouldn't that be inspiring to the art?

Unless of course you are the king's court photographer and are paid full time to contemplate and think and contemplate and think and try and think again ...

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Three from the other day....

@ f5.0


@ f5.0


@ f4.5
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Medex please keep posting more pictures, it s really difficult to see some samples of d fa 85mm lens for portraits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaisas Quote
Medex please keep posting more pictures, it s really difficult to see some samples of d fa 85mm lens for portraits.
I will try, but space for pictures is limited
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DFA* 85/1.4 @f1.4
Better quality here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/136087193@N07/50193183181/in/datetaken-public/

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QuoteOriginally posted by Medex Quote
DFA* 85/1.4 @f1.4
Better quality here:
IMGP6376-Edit-Edit-Edit-3 | MG Mindaugas | Flickr
Definitely sharp at F1.4. Thanks for sharing.
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A few more on botanical themes.....







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From my back yard.






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a few more portraits





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there is something about the bokeh and transition to blur that makes pictures from this lens magical... just stunning
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From my back yard.




Hi, I would like to ask you, how do you insert frickr link that pictures can be visible in your post?
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Hi, I would like to ask you, how do you insert frickr link that pictures can be visible in your post?
Amazing portraits!

For posting from flickr, you can choose from different options from the Ďshareí page. I usually use the pp code. You can choose the size too from there
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