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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread October 17, 2017
    Of course it does. The more the merrier. Nice work from you both.The ZA 85mm 1.4 shot at f2.0 on the a99.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:20 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread October 17, 2017
    Sury,Does this thread include crazy looking bokeh? I have a tendency to challenge myself by walking around with my Reflex 500mm F8 lens to see what kind of bokeh I can get out of it.SigSony Reflex 500mm F8Sony Reflex 500mm F8Sony Reflex 500mm F8Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:42 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread October 17, 2017
    Sury, Nice! My favorite is the second photo. And I think you have Extra Sensory Perception. I was wondering if there was a bokeh thread. SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:31 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: At the Beach - Open Thread October 17, 2017
    This is the closest thing to a beach that I have from this weekend. My friends starting shooting another art film on/in the Mississippi river. Sometimes I think that they're cRaZy. Sig24-70 CZStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:24 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: At the Beach - Open Thread October 17, 2017
    Sury, I like the first one, and the last one is gorgeous!SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:19 am
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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

This is expanded from the feature which appears in the July/August issue of f2 Cameracraft magazine. We’ve been using the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony Multi-Function Accessory shoe since its arrival on May 28th as the first test unit released by Elinchrom. If you wonder why I don’t immediately do a clickbait blog . . . → Read More: Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X

This set of full size shots was taken with the still life left set up, because the Nikon and Canon cameras were not here at the same time. It compares the A900, 5DMkII and D3X using the converters supplied by the makers – Image Data Converter SR2, Digital Photo Professional, and Capture NX2. Each small . . . → Read More: Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X

Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files

CLICKING on key mapping points of a face, then adjusting some simple overlaid Bezier curves using movable anchors, it takes only a minute to load a typical headshot portrait into Portrait Professional.

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