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12-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Low Key shot from 645d as requested

Ok, my wife told me 5 minutes is all I get. So I grabbed my black background, one strobe with softbox and set this up very quickly.

I am providing raw files and a jpeg for download from my site. Please don't kill my server.

The image is underexposed because I eyeballed all of this so when you bring the raw file up in lightroom add about +.40-.75 ...maybe more. WB is also off a bit as well.

This was shot with the new 55mm f2.8 at F8 1/125 iso 100. This lens so far seems to be very sharp in the center. I have not really checked the corners.

The jpeg has the following applied:
Exposure +.70
Clarity +5
sharpening 42
radius 1.4
detail 42
masking 33

Files can be downloaded here:
Index of /645test

12-21-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Yes the pose is not the best....try working with a wife that's not very amused at her husband acting like a kid with a new toy. I can't believe I got her to smile
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Wow...f/8 and not all of her face is in focus :-O

The chroma noise is non-existent as far as I can see and that's a crazy amount of detail and texture you can see in her eyes :-)

Here's what a K20D looks like in comparison using a beauty dish on the right and a softlighter for fill (probably not enough) on the left side and the 60-250 at f/11. You can see lots of chroma noise in the shadows on the model's face:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/123521-k5-studio.html#post1276418

Thanks much for taking it and thanks to your wife for posing :-)
12-22-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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Yeah DOF is very small, I forgot how much of a difference MF is. I think I did this at f11 it would of been a little better....well that and a better setup

12-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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What crisp detail in that image - so clean too.
Beautiful result and amazing resolution.
Thanks for sharing.
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