My new baby and 5d3

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kevindar
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My new baby and 5d3
Jun 9, 2012

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.
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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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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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Congrats Kevindar. Beautiful images of two angels.
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congratulations. very nice pics too.

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

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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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Marcus Antonius wrote:

Congrats on both.

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

Cheers

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Congratulations!

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your new baby and 5d3
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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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Your new baby and a couple of kids (nt)
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Where did you get the hats?

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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

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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 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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all hats are courtesy of grand ma Knitting.

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Where did you get the hats?

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In reply to Press Correspondent, Jun 9, 2012

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.

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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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In reply to kevindar, Jun 13, 2012

Very nice, both the photography and the adorable subjects.

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In reply to kevindar, Jun 13, 2012

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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