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Lens:
Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Original (6000×4000, 5.5MB)
Captured: -
Uploaded: Oct 10, 2012 (UTC)
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Exposure comp.: -

Comments

Total comments: 17
AlexTor

The lens is one of the best portrait lens available.

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pascal b

it is said that dilated pupils are often a criteria of beauty. and I agree.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/human-biology/love-make-pupils-dilate1.htm

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ageha

She looks sick.

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Pierre Dumas

Advancement in regard of noise Sony has certainly achieved!

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VivaLasVegas

So yellow though, so so model.

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marike6

She's purdy.

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Peiasdf

Studio scene with flash/strobe? The pupils cannot react fast enough so still dilated.

There is a cut on her lips.

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Chamnannpatt

Ecellent job,,AAA+.

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MrSkelter

What is going on with this model's pupils? Seriously. She looks fixed and dilated. Have they been badly retouched? Contacts?

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Valentinian

Now that you mentioned, I would like to know too. the pupils cannot be so dilated due to low light, because a photo taken with 1/60 at F5.6 and Iso 400 means that there was no low light... Also that point of light in the pupils is a reflection of... what? some kind of flash? please the photographer tell us....

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MrSkelter

Looking at the original it looks like contacts to me. There's a darker, perfectly round, reflective disc where the middle of her eye should be. If it's retouching it's horrible and also goes against the principle of the site. Thus I am sure it's not and she's just made a very poor choice of eyewear.

All that said, the site owes us an explanation. The eyes are the focus point after all.

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marike6

See the answer above by Pelasdf or buy any good book on studio portraiture. As he mentioned, what's happening is the pop of the flash happens so fast the eyes don't have enough time to adjust so the pupil stays dilated for the exposure. Some portraitists actually shine a flashlight into the model's eyes to reduce the size of the pupils, while others use continuous lighting.

An explanation from DPR? I guess they assume that as photographers you would be aware of this phenomenon.

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MrSkelter

Thanks. Studio portraiture is well out of my wheelhouse. I know a lot of people who do it but have never observed this artifact before. It's awful. Funny too. My eyes close as fast as any flash. I am surprised this works this way.

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James First 007

You are dead on...the eyes have been badly retouched...

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Amadou Diallo

We never process OOC JPEGs, never crop and also never retouch any image samples. As a photographer its one of the 'pleasures' of working at dpr. You submit straight out of the camera results and bask in all the love ;-)

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Bart7D

Shouldn't we comment on the camera's visible image quality, instead of the models eyewear? Frankly, the portrait is poorly taken. Joe Gunawan did an excellent portrait with the A99, with the same model and some lighting:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosiamo/8073363019/in/photostream

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Rage Joe

I read somewhere that when a woman becomes sexually aroused her pupils open wide open like that ;)))! among other things

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Total comments: 17