D800 for Sexy Haute Couture ELLE Magazine Shoot

Started Feb 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Benjamin Kanarek
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Re: GREAT fashion photography!

Ernie Misner wrote:

Amazing work!.... most encouraging and inviting! Do you have any words of wisdom when it comes to using the 24-120? (I have one too....:) Thanks so much.

Honestly, not really. I use it in studio at optimal aperture and with flash. It can be brutally sharp even at 120mm. But then again, the perceived sharpness due to the contrast of the flash light and optimum aperture sure help a lot.

Nonetheless, I really think that those who are crapping on this lens never really used it. Perhaps a few snaps and some heavy duty pixel peeping at 100-200 percent.

Look, I can see the fine detail in the retina @100 percent. That says it all, especially on a photo originally taken from the waist up and cropped on the eye.

Here is an un-retouched 100 percent close up on her face from...Shot in 5/4 crop mode for magazine work thus 30.2 megapixels instead of the 36.3 native megapixels.


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