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05-18-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Post your Prime Portraits

I haven't seen a thread like this on the forum; hopefully I did not glance right over it. Anyways, post your favorite portraits shot with any prime lens (feel free to list the lens you used as well) I hope this can be fun for all!
Both shot with a SMC - M50mm f1.7






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Hard to say this is my favorite, as it's my mother-in-law(!), but I thought it did come out nice. FA 77 Ltd.

Edit: I just noticed that the exif says the flash did not fire, but it did, with a beauty dish. You can even see the catch-lights in her eyes.
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I had a hard time picking my favorites as well, but I would love to have an FA 77ltd for shooting!

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05-18-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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FROM THE FIRST TIME EVER THAT I TRIED TO DO A Portrait.

I had just bought the DA 70mm lens because I had read that it was a fine portrait prime. Put the camera on a tripod, because someone had said that was the thing to do, then put it at f2.8 because someone had said that was the way to blur the background and make most of the face look soft etc.

[It was my daughter's birthday and they were having face painting done. This was a shot of one of her friends. At that time I did not even know you could post process. So this is basically what I got from the camera].

I still like this shot and a couple more like it from that day. Ever since that day, the DA 70mm has been one of my favorite lens.


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ok I'll play, mine will all be casual as i rarely shoot a formal portrait

Super Tak 50 f1.4




smcm 50 f1.7




super tak 50 1.4




super tak 55 f1.8


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I love the casual portraits, they seem to have the most life in them
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QuoteOriginally posted by ekim89 Quote
I love the casual portraits, they seem to have the most life in them
certainly my preference, though i have shot more formal ones on occasion, usually for a job
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Super Tak 50 f1.4
Such a great shot.

Since I should exclusively primes and almost exclusively people I have a lot of favs. Here are a few I really like (apologies for the reposts):
K 135mm 2.5

Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm 2.8

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 SLII

K 135mm 2.5

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 SLII

K 135mm 2.5

K 135mm 2.5


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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
Since I should exclusively primes and almost exclusively people I have a lot of favs. Here are a few I really like (apologies for the reposts): K 135mm 2.5
I don't mind the reposts, they are wonderful pictures. I really enjoy the first shot!

Thanks for sharing
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Yep, really nice shots, alan.
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Here's two recent ones I'm happy with as I don't shoot people all that often. Both with the SMC-A 50/1.4.



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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
Such a great shot.

Since I should exclusively primes and almost exclusively people I have a lot of favs. Here are a few I really like (apologies for the reposts):
K 135mm 2.5

Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm 2.8

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 SLII

K 135mm 2.5

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 SLII

K 135mm 2.5

K 135mm 2.5
All really nice Alan, but the light on the first is just fantastic,
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a couple more

M28 f3.5



All M200 f4.0 (more of a street portrait for the next 3)








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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
All really nice Alan, but the light on the first is just fantastic,
Thx very much. That was the first shoot I did after getting the 135mm 2.5. That photo was pretty much straight out of the camera. Totally fell in love with that lens after that day. Green button or not, it's a joy to shoot with.

QuoteOriginally posted by jheu02 Quote
Here's two recent ones I'm happy with as I don't shoot people all that often. Both with the SMC-A 50/1.4.
Nice. The B&W is lovely. I need to get my 50mm 1.7 back in the rotation (the 58mm Nokton has kinda usurped it). I love the images it produces:
K10D, A 50mm 1.7
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QuoteOriginally posted by wizofoz Quote
K-5 and FA77
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