My new baby and 5d3

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kevindar
kevindar Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
My new baby and 5d3

4.5 years ago, when I had my first child, I upgraded to my first full frame, the original 5d. since then , I have had a 5d2, and just picked up a 5d3 upon its release. Nice to have good reliable off center aufocus, though I am finding sometimes, its just easier to focus and recompose.
4 shots
one with my 2 girls, 85, f 2.8, 1/160, iso 1000

Not a pro, and without a doubt far more gear than talent (yes, I am the cliche ameture gear head), but its great to be able to capture memories.

105mm on 24-105, 1/100, f 6.3, iso 2000, window light and reflector

1/160, f 2.8, iso 100, 28-70 2.8L

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Thumbs way UP! Well done. nt

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Marcus Antonius Senior Member • Posts: 1,281
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Congrats on both.

Marcus

kevindar wrote:

4.5 years ago, when I had my first child, I upgraded to my first full frame, the original 5d. since then , I have had a 5d2, and just picked up a 5d3 upon its release. Nice to have good reliable off center aufocus, though I am finding sometimes, its just easier to focus and recompose.
4 shots
one with my 2 girls, 85, f 2.8, 1/160, iso 1000

Not a pro, and without a doubt far more gear than talent (yes, I am the cliche ameture gear head), but its great to be able to capture memories.

105mm on 24-105, 1/100, f 6.3, iso 2000, window light and reflector

1/160, f 2.8, iso 100, 28-70 2.8L

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aftab
aftab Veteran Member • Posts: 9,083
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Congrats Kevindar. Beautiful images of two angels.
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vikram747 Regular Member • Posts: 337
Re: My new baby and 5d3

congratulations. very nice pics too.

canon person Senior Member • Posts: 1,545
Re: My new baby and 5d3

WOW!!!! Gorgeous subjects and gorgeous images!!! Congrats!!

Canon Person

kkeating Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: My new baby and 5d3

You're very modest- amazing pictures deserving of such good equipment and beautiful daughters. You will have perfect models for years to come.

Jaims Senior Member • Posts: 2,075
Re: +1

Marcus Antonius wrote:

Congrats on both.

Congrats on both, kevindar.
Wonderful daughters+5D3+good photographer-> wonderful pictures

Cheers

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90c4 Contributing Member • Posts: 561
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Congratulations!

Schwany
Schwany Forum Pro • Posts: 10,055
your new baby and 5d3

I gotta get me one of those pink knitted hats!!

Being a cliche is the good life. Enjoy it

Cute kids. I don't know what to say about the 5D3. Ah, looks like it works.

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Press Correspondent
Press Correspondent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,345
Your new baby and a couple of kids (nt)

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kiet Regular Member • Posts: 185
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Where did you get the hats?

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kevindar
kevindar OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
Re: My new baby and 5d3
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kevindar
kevindar OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Thank you for the kind words. I am not actually. the equipment is an overkill and far exceeds my talents. at least it gives lasting memories. I have friends who are avid skiers and blow 5k on a weekend heli ski trip, or are in to cars, or even bicycles which cost 3-4 grand. so Its easier for me to justify the cost with my limited skill level

keating wrote:

You're very modest- amazing pictures deserving of such good equipment and beautiful daughters. You will have perfect models for years to come.

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kevindar
kevindar OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
Re: +1
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Press Correspondent
Press Correspondent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,345
DOF

kevindar wrote:

Not a pro, and without a doubt far more gear than talent (yes, I am the cliche ameture gear head), but its great to be able to capture memories.

Those with more talent would use the 85 or 50 at f/1.2, because the definition of a good portrait here on DPR is one eye in focus surrounded by bokeh It takes courage to openly admit prioritizing the subject over bokeh.

Seriously, the DOF on the first shot is perfect. Both subjects are in focus and the definition of the background is just right to show them in a 3-dimensional setting. Blowing the background away completely with f/1.2 would make the image flat by taking the subjects out of the context of the background. It would also reduced the focused subject to one selected eye.

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kevindar
kevindar OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
Re: My new baby and 5d3

all hats are courtesy of grand ma Knitting.

kiet wrote:

Where did you get the hats?

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kevindar
kevindar OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,052
Re: DOF

funny you say that. on the baby pics. I posted on FM, and everyone said whay are you shooting at 6.3, should shoot at 1.8. I am thinking at this close focusing distsance on full frame, I would like to have the entire face in focus and a litte bit of hat, since I am controlling the background.

Press Correspondent wrote:

kevindar wrote:

Not a pro, and without a doubt far more gear than talent (yes, I am the cliche ameture gear head), but its great to be able to capture memories.

Those with more talent would use the 85 or 50 at f/1.2, because the definition of a good portrait here on DPR is one eye in focus surrounded by bokeh It takes courage to openly admit prioritizing the subject over bokeh.

Seriously, the DOF on the first shot is perfect. Both subjects are in focus and the definition of the background is just right to show them in a 3-dimensional setting. Blowing the background away completely with f/1.2 would make the image flat by taking the subjects out of the context of the background. It would also reduced the focused subject to one selected eye.

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William Prip Regular Member • Posts: 346
Re: My new baby and 5d3

Very nice, both the photography and the adorable subjects.

Alessandro Catuogno
Alessandro Catuogno Regular Member • Posts: 458
Re: DOF

Hi Kevin.
I post really never, because my English is poor.

But i wish to say congratulations, first of all for your family, and for the pictures, for me, rich of atmosheres, and gently.
Sorry again for mi miserable English, and congratulations for all.
Alessandro
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