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  1. #31
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    WB a little off....

    Focal Length: 300.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO Equiv.: 1600
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: spot
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    Cool Lessons learned.

    There is a lot to be said for that 70-200 f/2.8 lens. It may be a bit heavier, but it can "carry the day", indoors.

    @ Dr4gon
    ... considering the TAMRON SP AF 70-200 f/2.8 Di LD and the SONY 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G -> which would be your FIRST choice? The cost is about the same.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-23-2009 at 07:53 AM.
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  3. #33
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    Don i looked at the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 and i was very tempted. the lens looks so sweet. but i would rather the Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 first!



    Flash Used: Yes (manual)
    Focal Length: 140.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/6.3
    ISO Equiv.: 1600
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: spot
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  4. #34
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    Flash Used: Yes (manual)
    Focal Length: 70.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO Equiv.: 1600
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  5. #35
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    Cool Out of the darkness ...

    Eventually you will fill in all the brushes ... as it is growth effort. Like you, I find myself using the 28-75 a lot more than the 70-200. That would be the proper advancement, I am sure. Just be careful of using that 70-300 indoors. A flash assist would be a good choice, if possible. You will note that the ladies all seem to be coming out of a tunnel, because of the lack of background lighting. That tends to blend the shadows in their hair with the background.

    I took a stab at it ... just to get a little more definition of the young lady from the batcave ...

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    It offers a little more separation ... a tough push, for sure.

    Here is an attempt at a LightRoom2 adjustment

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    Lightroom 2 allows for a better control of tonal separations ... and the color does the separation, instead of the brightness and contrast. It also tends to looks smoother.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-23-2009 at 08:39 AM.
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    thanks. and i suppose that black curtain on that stage does not help much either.
    the ceiling was way too high for me to bounce too.



    Flash Used: Yes (manual)
    Focal Length: 135.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO Equiv.: 800
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  7. #37
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    Well, I know this may sound a bit bizarre, but a "hair light" would have done wonders. Direct lighting is a little too limited, here, but a longer exposure might have made a difference ... if they would just hold still, eh?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-23-2009 at 08:23 AM.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  8. #38
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    Good stuff takes awhile to 'develop' as they say, I think that many of us who have been here fro around a year or so now have made some pretty good steps forward in both equipment and technique. of course there is always a learning curve when you try something new, so you have to shake your head laugh at yourself and try that one again!
    And Elisha the last shot would love to see a photo of her looking up, she is a very pretty lady IMO.
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    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
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    they all walked in and out really quick. no 3 second poses :-(
    i'll post one with her looking up in a sec Sean...
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    Flash Used: Yes (manual)
    Focal Length: 70.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO Equiv.: 800

    i didn't mess with saturation so if you see the same girl with different skin tones....it is cause my flash did not recycle to full charge when it was shot cause different amounts of light to be thrown forward!
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