85L in the middle of the street

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Seaclam
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Great Lens, Great Photo, Great Contrast, Great PUNCH! NT
In reply to canerino, Oct 19, 2007
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Per Zangenberg
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Re: 85L in the middle of the street
In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

I am not saying this is the case, but the picture looks very fake to me. It looks like you have done some PS work to increase the blur.

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The OP said he didn't. (nt)
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Felipe Rodríguez
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Re: 85L in the middle of the street
In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

Hi!

What an outstanding shot! The performance of this lens wide open is simply uncredible. A friend of mine borrowed me his 85L and, although I was quite happy with the 85 1.8, since then I had a single idea: getting a 85L!
This week I received it!
I can't resist to post here some snapshots (also wide open):

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Holy Moly that's fantastic! Choice! (nt)
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In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

This is the best 3D or so call Pop I have seen. Most excellent.

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shot just after a rainfall...wide open

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great shot
In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

great shot, i wish i had that lens
i love the color and contrast

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Re: 85L in the middle of the street
In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

wow
that's what the 5D does to this lens ... wide open

that is what it is ......supposed to do.....
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this shot should be in the instruction booklet

VERY NICE.........

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looks like a dream sequence

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Nilsa
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It looks fishy
In reply to canerino, Oct 20, 2007

The ground near his foot should be in focus, but it is not.. or perhaps partially. I have seen the effect from this lens before, but cannot explain it. Anyone?

Following picture shows how it should look (AFAIAC)

http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/82095236

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Staale S
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Re: 85L in the middle of the street
In reply to Per Zangenberg, Oct 20, 2007

Hehe - no, the 85L is just like that

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CornUponCob
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Re: Great Lens, Great Photo, Great Contrast, Great PUNCH! NT
In reply to Seaclam, Oct 21, 2007

I love the 85L... except for when it mis-focuses

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Peter (B)
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Almost surreal how the kid is isolated from the background
In reply to canerino, Oct 21, 2007

Excellent shot!!

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maljo@inreach.com
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That Isolation is amazing
In reply to canerino, Oct 21, 2007

Thanks for posting,
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GazzaJagman
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It looks seriously photoshopped
In reply to Nilsa, Oct 21, 2007

There is definate pattern repeat and cloning in the bottom left to centre tarmac....a "straight out of camera shot"....not!!!!

Also there's an odd clone shadow around the boys arm to the right, something doesn't look correct.

Add the blatant bodge and burn in the tarmac...I suspect that some one is trying to fool us.

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William H2O
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Re: It looks seriously photoshopped
In reply to GazzaJagman, Oct 21, 2007

GazzaJagman wrote:

There is definate pattern repeat and cloning in the bottom left to
centre tarmac....a "straight out of camera shot"....not!!!!

Also there's an odd clone shadow around the boys arm to the right,
something doesn't look correct.

Add the blatant bodge and burn in the tarmac...I suspect that some
one is trying to fool us.

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Well if you had read his post from 3 months ago you would have seen

canerino wrote

The only processing I did here was some levels and burned the edges where the street was dark. I did sharpen for web (150, 0.2, 0).

Personally I believe him.

Now lets see you post a picture that is as good or better and we will be waiting but we will not be holding our breath,.

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konacoffee
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Photoshoped or not, it's superb and I wish I could get the same!
In reply to canerino, Oct 21, 2007

nt

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Re: It looks fishy
In reply to Nilsa, Oct 21, 2007

Nilsa wrote:

The ground near his foot should be in focus, but it is not.. or
perhaps partially. I have seen the effect from this lens before, but
cannot explain it. Anyone?

Following picture shows how it should look (AFAIAC)

http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/82095236

I agree. The other shot looks much more natural. To me, this one looks like it was two images combined. I'm not saying it is, it just looks that way.

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GazzaJagman
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Re: It looks seriously photoshopped
In reply to William H2O, Oct 21, 2007

Wow! You're quick to defend him and hostile too....tetchy tetchy.

If you want to peruse my gallery, it's a free web:
http://gazzajagman.deviantart.com/

I wasn't saying that it's a poor image, it's stunning but it looks as real as a modern day Elvis. The light on the boy is coming from a slightly different direction to the light in the background and there's obvious and blatant evidence of cloning.

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Matthew Thomas
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Great image, but looks altered.
In reply to GazzaJagman, Oct 21, 2007

I agree it looks photoshopped, but that alone isn't a crime. If it was altered, just say so. That wouldn't take anything away from it being a great photo.

The image is very interesting and the child just seems to be floating on water. The subject is emotionally engaging and this is ultimately the only thing that matters in a great photo.

Regardless, due to the nature of the post and the very nature of this "lens" forum, it would be nice to see a RAW file to verify if the poster insists it was not altered.

I also have this lens and love it, but it's plane of focus is linear. The street doesn't seem to have anything in focus which I have yet to see in my own similarly composed photos. This is occasionally possible with tiltshift lenses, but the background would look very different if tilting was used.

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Re: Great image, but looks altered.
In reply to Matthew Thomas, Oct 22, 2007

WOW! Much to my surprise, this must have been bumped up after 3 months! I guess thats kinda cool!

I am VERY VERY flattered by the many kind words here.

To those out there who doubt the validity of this photo, I am flattered! But I can assure you this photo is the real deal.

I reread my original post about the processing done on this image. I stated that I did some levels, and some burning and some sharpening for the web. After looking in my own Pbase gallery, I also remember that I used the sponge tool on his sneakers to make them more blue.

In addition, those questioning light sources, additional blurring, and clone marks are just wrong. Sorry. Please check out the rest of my pbase galleries and you will quickly find that I do VERY little post work on my images (except for some of the black and whites). Mainly curves, levels, dodging/burning.

Once again, I sincerely appreciate all of the comments here!

Have a good day.

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