The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

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The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby caporip » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:52 am

Was at my local camera club last night with a model shoot. Normally at these I use the 24-70, up close and personal, so to speak, but last night I thought I'd use the silver fox. I do love this lens!

A900 & 70-400 @ 160mm F5 Large soft box to front left and above model.

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby sury » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:54 pm

Love it :!: :!: :!:
Is her right cheek a bit over exposed? Does the skin have less texture or is it
my imagination?

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby caporip » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:42 pm

Hi Sury not to me on my monitor the lighting may explain it though.
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby sury » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:56 pm

Oh, ok. I will check it out on another monitor. Thank you.
Never the less, I am excited by the shot, now that I do have that
Silver Fox. :D Now where did my dear darling daughter go? :lol:
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby pakodominguez » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:18 pm

Nice portrait.
I'm curious: do you think the model feels somehow intimidated by the big lens? does a, lets say, 100 mm f2.8 or even better, the 85mm f2.8 will make her feel more comfortable?

Of course, if you need the aesthetics a 400mm gives you, there is no small lens for that ;-)
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:19 pm

sury wrote: Now where did my dear darling daughter go? :lol:


She probably fled the scene when she saw her dad getting his camera with "that look" on his face :lol:

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby caporip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:09 am

pakodominguez wrote:Nice portrait.
I'm curious: do you think the model feels somehow intimidated by the big lens? does a, lets say, 100 mm f2.8 or even better, the 85mm f2.8 will make her feel more comfortable?

Of course, if you need the aesthetics a 400mm gives you, there is no small lens for that ;-)


Hi Pako

No I don't think it was an issue and because you're not "up close and personal" you are probably, if anything, less intimidating because you can keep your distance!
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby sury » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:26 am

mvanrheenen wrote:
sury wrote: Now where did my dear darling daughter go? :lol:


She probably fled the scene when she saw her dad getting his camera with "that look" on his face :lol:


That is so hilarious. How did you know that?..... when I knock on her door and have camera in hand, her eyes roll... :)

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby pakodominguez » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:06 am

caporip wrote:
pakodominguez wrote:Nice portrait.
I'm curious: do you think the model feels somehow intimidated by the big lens? does a, lets say, 100 mm f2.8 or even better, the 85mm f2.8 will make her feel more comfortable?

Of course, if you need the aesthetics a 400mm gives you, there is no small lens for that ;-)


Hi Pako

No I don't think it was an issue and because you're not "up close and personal" you are probably, if anything, less intimidating because you can keep your distance!

That's right: you have a big lens, but you are not that close...
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:32 am

I love her... err, I mean it, the photo...
I guess at 160mm you are not far, Pako.
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby caporip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:43 am

I liked the first shot but also like this one and am thinking of entering one of them in our club's mono portrait annual competition. Any preference/comments?

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:02 am

I would submit the first one. Definitely.
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby caporip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:13 am

Thanks Dr. H.
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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby sury » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:22 pm

My vote is for the first one too.

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Re: The 70-400 ssm G as a porttrait lens

Unread postby pakodominguez » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:59 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:I love her... err, I mean it, the photo...
I guess at 160mm you are not far, Pako.
Perfect shot.

I guess in a studio, you don't really have many chances to use the lens at 400mm...
My question is more directed to amateur models like this case, how they react to a big lens pointing at them.
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