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antonioleandro

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Re: Full body portraits on the street - 50mm f/1.2L or 85mm f/1.4L IS
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2018, 12:41:39 AM »
@ sanj

The crowd factor is very important and I hadn´t thought about it before.  Thank you very much for reminding me about it.  I will try to take some pictures with the 85mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.4 on the places where I am expecting to conduct this project to see how the crowds will behave.

@ ahsanford

I fell in love with the 85mm f/1.4L IS on the second photo I took with it while testing the lens at B&H Photo.  Unfortunately, I could not buy it while I was there (I do not have funding for this project, so I will try to use whatever I already have until I have funding for the job).  The subject isolation offered by this lens in unbelievable.

I don´t understand why Canon won´t release a new 50mm.  There is obviously room for improvement, the 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.2L are ageing and there is a market for it which is dominated by Sigma and Zeiss.  Why can´t we have a 50mm f/1.4L IS or a 50mm f/1.2L II (or both)?

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Re: Full body portraits on the street - 50mm f/1.2L or 85mm f/1.4L IS
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2018, 12:41:39 AM »

sanj

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Re: Full body portraits on the street - 50mm f/1.2L or 85mm f/1.4L IS
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2018, 02:30:40 AM »
@ sanj

The crowd factor is very important and I hadn´t thought about it before.  Thank you very much for reminding me about it.  I will try to take some pictures with the 85mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.4 on the places where I am expecting to conduct this project to see how the crowds will behave.

@ ahsanford

I fell in love with the 85mm f/1.4L IS on the second photo I took with it while testing the lens at B&H Photo.  Unfortunately, I could not buy it while I was there (I do not have funding for this project, so I will try to use whatever I already have until I have funding for the job).  The subject isolation offered by this lens in unbelievable.

I don´t understand why Canon won´t release a new 50mm.  There is obviously room for improvement, the 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.2L are ageing and there is a market for it which is dominated by Sigma and Zeiss.  Why can´t we have a 50mm f/1.4L IS or a 50mm f/1.2L II (or both)?

Don't get people (one in particular) on this topic. It is a sore topic for many.

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Re: Full body portraits on the street - 50mm f/1.2L or 85mm f/1.4L IS
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 02:56:31 AM »

It was an interesting day. A lovely young woman didn't say anything to me, but it seemed apparent she was posing by a fountain. A young black guy walked up to me and said, "Take my picture." So I did. He asked what paper or something would the picture be in, and was a bit disappointed when I told him I was just having fun. I had just the camera and the one lens, but that must have been enough to make him think I was a pro. So I didn't have to approach people or sneak pictures. I still have a couple of 11" x 14" prints from the day.


You know, you can’t tell this story and not post a scan of these  :) ....

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Re: Full body portraits on the street - 50mm f/1.2L or 85mm f/1.4L IS
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 02:56:31 AM »