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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Ikoflex II, Triotar 3.5/75mm, Reala 100


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Ikoflex II, Triotar 3.5/75mm, Reala 100


PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two DJ-friends of mine wanted an old-styled portrait shoot to use for promoting their gigs (they play 1950's chanson/schlager music). This is shot with lens Vest Pocket Kodak from about 1910



Exposure is about f/6.3 ISO 200, flash was triggered with a Chinese remote trigger and the strobes are located behind the couple and 2 o'clock high. Slight desaturation of image, no other post-processing required as they wore 2kg of make-up both Laughing

More from the series here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/1910-vest-pocket-kodak-strobist-studio-portrait-shoot-t33954.html


PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez, Esox, that photo looks entirely too good for a 100-year-old camera! Looks more like the 80s than the 50s, to me, though. Clothing and hairstyles aren't conservative enough. I do like the pose, though. It's a winner.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
I do like the pose, though. It's a winner

this thread is a portrait contest; if you like the pose, you should vote Rolling Eyes


PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, forgot this was a contest thread. Taken care of.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
Too kind Orio. Thankyou.


By the way, what did you use for your first two photos?
(I remember the third one is MCool


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
F16SUNSHINE wrote:
Too kind Orio. Thankyou.


By the way, what did you use for your first two photos?
(I remember the third one is MCool


1st two are M8 and Hexanon limited f1.2/50mm
3rd one is actually RD1 and Hex Dual 21/35 at 35mm and f4 (I lied before that it was ZM Biogon 2/35 but I told Attila. Nobody else could say it was not Laughing)


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:

1st two are M8 and Hexanon limited f1.2/50mm


I really like the rendering of that lens.
And of course the M8 plays a role.
Did you use a fill flash in the first photo?

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
3rd one is actually RD1 and Hex Dual 21/35 at 35mm and f4 (I lied before that it was ZM Biogon 2/35 but I told Attila. Nobody else could say it was not Laughing)


Sure, RD1 - now I remember that. It actually renders quite different than the M8.
I have to say this zoom is quite sharp, but it shows it's a zoom, and the previous lens shows it's a prime. Difficult to say now that I know of your little lie Laughing but I don't think I would have mistaken this photo for one taken with the Biogon. Sharpness rivals it and maybe even tops it, but the Biogon has a way to render the oof that this lens does not show here.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Fill Flash. Just incredible light and my trusty old umbrella reflector. I should show a picture of it sometime. It's older than I am and seen more repairs than a 30 yo Fiat. Wink
The Hex 21/35 is actually not a zoom as you know. It's really good on the M8.
The perfect walking lens on the M8 equals a 28FOV and 50FOV approximately.
Back to the Hex. I hope you can find one one day Orio. It is a dream lens.
Here is the rest of Emily from the other day with the hex. Viewed best as a slide show here while relatively Low-Res.

Most of the realy shallow DOF shots are at 1.4 actually. You can tell the ones at wide open by their softness and honestly....less than perfect focus.
This lens is cool because it has an old fasion low contrast at f1.2 and then is quite modern and crispy at f1.4 but still has big Bokeh pop. Sorry we are way off topic for a contest Embarassed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36366328@N04/5125385400/in/set-72157625264365852/#/photos/36366328@N04/5125385400/in/set-72157625264365852/lightbox/


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
No Fill Flash. Just incredible light and my trusty old umbrella reflector.


Ah, I was sure that there must have been some kind of fill light in there... great work.

You have some great photos of Emily in your Flickr series... I am especially captivated by the last one.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Orio.
Yeah...the umbrella/reflector is a handy tool. Requires no batteries and works if it rains as well Wink
For any of these that it was used I just had it lay on the ground near to the model. A couple clamped to a tripod. Very little fill but just enough to keep exposure from needing much tweaking.
Less is more sort of thing.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is going on here?
I cannot see most of the images in this thread. What happened?
Then I have posted this question and now my post is gone... ???


PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing around with the colour sliders



PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try one more Wink


PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it !
Very nice portrait Nordentro.
I like the composition, the different looking directions of mother and child.
There is harmony in this photo and complicity among the actors : mother, child... and the photographer.
Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
I love it !
Very nice portrait Nordentro.
I like the composition, the different looking directions of mother and child.
There is harmony in this photo and complicity among the actors : mother, child... and the photographer.
Very Happy

Thx for the very nice description Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great portrait , Nordentro !!!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yinyangbt wrote:
Great portrait , Nordentro !!!

+10


PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yinyangbt wrote:
Great portrait , Nordentro !!!


Vote on it with Rate button


PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nephew as seen by the Zeiss 2/100 Makro-Planar (see full size please)



PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nkanellopoulos wrote:
My nephew as seen by the Zeiss 2/100 Makro-Planar (see full size please)


Really nice portrait, beautiful skin colors, congratz Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
nkanellopoulos wrote:
My nephew as seen by the Zeiss 2/100 Makro-Planar (see full size please)


Really nice portrait, beautiful skin colors, congratz Very Happy

+1


PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 AIS, Nikon D300. 1/250th, f8



PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, two of my portraits one with a Nikkor 50/1.4 pre AIS



the original:
http://www.pbase.com/tomasg_71/image/130623996


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