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02-08-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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645Z Fashion Show update...

Posted a while ago about being at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show Berlin, but couldn't post pics as I was shopping them around, but theyre slowly being posted online. Here's one of those postings. (All were shot with a 645Z with a 55mm 2.8 lens)

My Front Row Diary: Rebekka Ruetz at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin - Los Angeles Fashion - LA Fashion magazine

My Front Row Diary: Day 3 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

My Front Row Diary: Day 4 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

02-08-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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Nice shots. Were they all with ambient light? What aperture and shutter speed were you mostly using?

What was your experience with AF on the runway shots?
02-09-2015, 12:14 AM   #3
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All ambient light as they don't allow flashes as it would blind the (for runway, on average I was shooting 1/250-1/500, f/4-5.6, ISO 1600-3200). As far as AF, using AF-C, I was getting about a 9 of 10 keeping rate. Amazing worked perfect in the low light once it locked on. (of course on the all black outfits it hunted for a second before locking on).
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QuoteOriginally posted by vivavegas Quote
All ambient light
Wow. Excellent exposures nonetheless, and mountains of detail even at (for example) ISO 3200. Did you have to do much shadow boosting, or were the images pretty much left as shot?

The Day 3 series images were particularly nice. The background/foreground display worked really well.

02-09-2015, 06:31 AM   #5
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Well to make it easier for you, here is a DNG shot from that night, with everything zeroed out. (white balance in photoshop/lightroom should be set to Fluorescent - Temperature 3800 - Tint +21). You'll be able to see then exactly what they started out as straight from the camera without any adjustment at all. Amazing how well the sensor handles the shadows and highlights just with ambient lighting.

(this is copyrighted, so play around with it, but no posting or sharing the photo, thanks).
Shot at ISO 3200, f/4.5, at 1/500 sec (using the 55mm 2.8 DA lens)

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