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    Default Re: Which lenses best for portrait?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever
    you just dont get it...
    Price for the lens is not an overkill..but price for the photographer is an overkill, esp we, who dont need these kind of expensive lenses yet.
    Correct, but for myself, it IS an overkill. Even if i've the money, i won't buy it.
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    Is 1.2 vs 1.8 2 stops of light? Or my math is bad.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Is 1.2 vs 1.8 2 stops of light? Or my math is bad.....
    Yes, from 1.2, then 1.4, then 1.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Is 1.2 vs 1.8 2 stops of light? Or my math is bad.....
    You have to understand that some ppl operate in a difference system. Neither metric nor imperial units. Plus they sprout nonsense too
    Last edited by Klose; 29th March 2006 at 10:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Yes, from 1.2, then 1.4, then 1.8.
    Ok, anyway my understanding is f1.0 to f2.0 = 2 stops.

    Anyway, that's not impt. I use my sigma 30mm f1.4 for portraiture lar. Coz i got pretty limited space to use in AD weddings.
    Great at f1.4 totally wide open, stopping to f2 it will just be slightly sharper (and optimal). Pretty good bokeh too.

    Everybody just chill lor.
    Last edited by 2100; 29th March 2006 at 10:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    You have to understand that some ppl operate in a difference system. Neither metric nor imperial units. Plus they sprout nonsense too
    I'm speaking in terms of a Canon system since now we're talking about Canon lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Ok, anyway my understanding is f1.0 to f2.0 = 2 stops.

    Anyway, that's not impt. I use my sigma 30mm f1.4 for portraiture lar. Coz i got pretty limited space to use in AD weddings.
    Great at f1.4 totally wide open, stopping to f2 it will just be slightly sharper (and optimal). Pretty good bokeh too.

    Everybody just chill lor.
    Icic....i don't use Sigma lens so i'm not sure about it hehe...

    Anyway different pple have different opinions on using various kind of lens, ultimately it's the picture that speaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    I'm speaking in terms of a Canon system since now we're talking about Canon lens.
    I suggest you go and read up more on photography.

    1.4 -> 1.8 is NOT 1 Stop

    1.4 -> 2.0 is 1 Stop

    2.0 -> 2.8 is 1 Stop

    1.2 and 1.8 are non standard apertures.
    Last edited by Klose; 29th March 2006 at 11:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Ok, anyway my understanding is f1.0 to f2.0 = 2 stops.

    Anyway, that's not impt. I use my sigma 30mm f1.4 for portraiture lar. Coz i got pretty limited space to use in AD weddings.
    Great at f1.4 totally wide open, stopping to f2 it will just be slightly sharper (and optimal). Pretty good bokeh too.

    Everybody just chill lor.
    An f-stop is calculated in 1.4x (don't ask me why). Just for your record only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    I suggest you go and read up more on photography.

    1.4 -> 1.8 is NOT 1 Stop

    1.4 -> 2.8 is 1 Stop

    1.2 and 1.8 are non standard apertures.
    Haha....to me it is.
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    Default Re: Which lenses best for portrait?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Haha....to me it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    I suggest you go and read up more on photography.

    1.4 -> 1.8 is NOT 1 Stop

    1.4 -> 2.8 is 1 Stop

    1.2 and 1.8 are non standard apertures.
    Wrong also lar brudder......haha. f1.0 to f1.4 1 stop. f1.4 to f2 1 stop. f2 to f2.8 1 stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Wrong also lar brudder......haha. f1.0 to f1.4 1 stop. f1.4 to f2 1 stop. f2 to f2.8 1 stop.
    my bad wrongly calculated

    1.0 to 1.4 to 2.0 to 2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    I suggest you go and read up more on photography.

    1.4 -> 1.8 is NOT 1 Stop

    1.4 -> 2.8 is 1 Stop

    1.2 and 1.8 are non standard apertures.
    Think YOU should read more instead.

    http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm
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    Default Re: Which lenses best for portrait?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Think YOU should read more instead.

    http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm

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    LOL...so instead....both of us are wrong in definition of stops of light
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Anyway different pple have different opinions on using various kind of lens, ultimately it's the picture that speaks.
    What i really learnt is that what we (mostly photographers) see as beautiful may not be what others see (say ordinary people). For eg, my experience with wedding couples is that a small percentage will not like extreme bokeh shots. For eg, my wife does not like it, too "giddy".

    Too bad the latest Carl Zeiss 50/1.4 is not AF for Canon/Nikon. Darn it, if its AF i'd really make a dash for that. But for those who don't mind no AF, that'd really be the lens to go for (and its relatively cheap).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    What i really learnt is that what we (mostly photographers) see as beautiful may not be what others see (say ordinary people). For eg, my experience with wedding couples is that a small percentage will not like extreme bokeh shots. For eg, my wife does not like it, too "giddy".

    Too bad the latest Carl Zeiss 50/1.4 is not AF for Canon/Nikon. Darn it, if its AF i'd really make a dash for that. But for those who don't mind no AF, that'd really be the lens to go for (and its relatively cheap).
    I'd rather go for Leica lens on my EOS but their lens are way too expensive.

    Speaking of photography and bokeh, i've done a couple of model shoots who are introduced by my fren and when i showed him my pics, the first thing he said is 'y yr pics background all blur one? Everything should be clear mah.' When i heard this, i told him that he really knows absolutely nothing about portraiture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Think YOU should read more instead.

    http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm
    ya those are merely half stops and one third stops or of that type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    ya those are merely half stops and one third stops or of that type
    Yupz that's y i said my definition's wrong too, now i know liao
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