Advice for portrait lenses

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Dodi73 Senior Member • Posts: 1,666
Re: Advice for portrait lenses


if you want to impress a woman, you can do this straightly on camera with the 105 DC (or 135)

Before (D200 + 105 DC F/2 DC set to 0)

AFTER (focusing on her EARS and setting DC to R 5.6, always wide open at F/2)

Definitely smoother and younger, isn't she ?

DC neutral, another sample wide open on D200 (sorry at the time I shot JPG and couldn't recover too much highlights) - my sister in law

My mother in law before and after DC cure

The whole image is smoothened and softened a bit and excessive detail is somehow reduced to a pleasant minimum (especially for a woman)

Another one, our friend Anna

Of course this is the MOST extreme setting you can preset, but you can dodge in the middle for a milder effect.

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All the best from northern Italy, Dino.
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