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Collection: Portraits JAN 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Date: Dec 23, 2009
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: 9
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I am not a portrait photographer (nor do I expect to ever be) but I got this lens (used, and in great shape) and took it with me to my company christmas party.
At 6400 ISO in an extremely dark restaurant, I was amazed at how well anything came out, and how many usable shots I actually came home with.
This is going to be a fun lens to have around!! Any comments appreciated.

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01/07/2010 02:20:15 PM
Great candid image. The depth of field is great in this image. I would cropped a little on the right side of the image.
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01/04/2010 12:18:54 AM
First impression:
Man would I love to have a 5DM2 and be able to use 6400. A nice candid and the waiters in the BG add to the composition. Well done.

Suggested improvement:
Sharpening is a bit strong as I see jaggies on the edges and the bokeh looks "blocky"
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01/03/2010 01:30:34 PM
I really like the candid. The lights and darks on the shirt are excellent only wish you had a bit more light on his face but I guess in this situation it couldn't be helped. Love the background.
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01/01/2010 07:35:29 PM
Beats the heck out of the 24-70 2.8 in such conditions, providing you can get close enough. In this photo looks as if the focus point/plane is at the back of the shoulders / somewhere behind the eyes.
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01/01/2010 07:28:07 PM
I see the artifacts others brought up here as well. But I have to agree this is a great pic. Nice bokeh of the background and good detail of the subject. Nicely done. Wish I could do as well as you have here.
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01/01/2010 05:45:04 PM
Wow, that is impressive what you can do with the good lens and the good high-ISO performance! Excellent DOF/bokeh. Looks like you might have oversharpened Rob just a bit, which left you with the artifacts Paul was talking about. Might try Topaz Detail for the sharpening, it tends to be more gentle with the edges.
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01/01/2010 03:18:33 PM
A very nice image but the edit is a little strange - I'm trying to work it out... Did you select him and then mosiac the background? It is very blocky and the edge of your subject demonstrates some jaggy artefacting.

I really like your lighting but I think the eye area is perhaps a little dark - I don't know what software you have but a touch of lightening around the eyes would really help (for me).

Also (I know- enough with the critique already!!), there are a couple of key verticals, the edge of the picture and the side of the glass that make me want to rotate this image about 3 degrees counter-clockwise.

It is a really good shot though - I like the way you have introduce a great sense of depth to the image.
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01/01/2010 03:01:06 PM
mmmm, i do love 50mm portraits. One of my favorite lens's. Nice and candid shot, and bokeh is perfect ( i love how you can make out the waiter in the background)
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01/01/2010 02:55:36 PM
i really like dinner candids, getting some nice blur in the b/g from that lens that i envy!
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