D800 / 85 1.8G Portraits - Shallow DOF Photography is hard

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D800 / 85 1.8G Portraits - Shallow DOF Photography is hard
May 22, 2012

Trying out my 85 1.8G on two willing subjects. On reviewing a few of my favorites from the day, I realized that I should not have tried to shoot wide-open. I probably should have used f2.2 or f2.8 to ensure that I absolutely nailed the eyes. This is especially true with fidgety young girls who don't stay still much. I guess I forgot how shallow DOF is on FF. But, not big deal as next week I'll give it another shot. Anyway, here are three that I liked.

All images D800 with 85 1.8G and Yongnuo 565 EX fired wirelessly through white umbrella. Thanks for looking, Markus Arike

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