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Old 05-10-2012, 12:54 PM #22
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Huh, never know the dutch tilt stuff was so frowned upon. I'll throw that in my memory banks.

Personally, I did it for almost every shot of us in the hospital to isolate our daughter and whoever was holding her. All the crap in a hospital room after giving birth is such a cluttered distracting mess. With my limited sleep and limited shooting experience, it was my go to crutch lol.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:47 AM #24
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Huh, never know the dutch tilt stuff was so frowned upon. I'll throw that in my memory banks.

Personally, I did it for almost every shot of us in the hospital to isolate our daughter and whoever was holding her. All the crap in a hospital room after giving birth is such a cluttered distracting mess. With my limited sleep and limited shooting experience, it was my go to crutch lol.
first you learn the rules, then you learn when to break them. Look at the photos in the OP, they would traditionally be considered over exposed, but there it works. For some photos, tilts work great, but a lot of people use them for no particular reason because they think it makes photos more interesting. I may have used a less severe tilt if I was reshooting the photo you posted, but it really doesn't bother me personally.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:15 PM #25
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:47 PM #26
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Just 2 quick snap shots. Josh Caterer of The Smoking Popes, and one of a friend.




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Old 05-11-2012, 09:51 PM #27
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Messing around during a break of a hospital shoot. We had to wear scrubs the whole time.



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Old 05-11-2012, 10:47 PM #28
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I would never be able to justify the prices of the 50 1.2 and the 85. I'm perfectly happy with my 1.4
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:07 PM #29
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I would never be able to justify the prices of the 50 1.2 and the 85. I'm perfectly happy with my 1.4
touuuuuuuche... price jump from 1.4 to 1.2 is wild, and i get amazing results i feel like at 1.4
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I would never be able to justify the prices of the 50 1.2 and the 85. I'm perfectly happy with my 1.4
I'm renting the 85L for a wedding to see what the hype is all about. I've owned the 85 1.8 and it's one amazing little lens for the price.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:09 AM #31
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Ah okay. I just wish Canon made a 85 1.4. I'll probably end up buying Sigma's when I can afford to. I'm incredibly happy with my Sigma 50 1.4, so I'd only expect the same from their 85.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:26 AM #32
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It's the bokeh, honestly. The Canon 50L on a ff body makes some of the most beautiful images I've ever seen. It's also tack sharp wide open which is more than I can say for my Sigma 30 1.4.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:43 AM #33
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cody i completely agree with you... i feel like my sigma 50 1.4 is one of my most used... i couldnt complain about a single thing... i think its incredibly sharp and so fast

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:34 PM #34
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same with yours stos..

i've been considering the canon 1.4, all i'd need it for would be video. how's the sigma's build quality compared to the canons?
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:35 PM #35
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cant talk about the build quality of the canons 50 f/1.4, but the sigmas is alright... seems very, very sturdy and rigid... switch for AF/MF is good... the only thing which REALLY sucks, is the lens hood like doesnt snap into place... it just like screws on, and kinda sits there haha.. its never fallen off on me, but i guess its pssible... i heard that the sigma is potentially(?) sharper than the canon version? not sure...
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cant talk about the build quality of the canons 50 f/1.4, but the sigmas is alright... seems very, very sturdy and rigid... switch for AF/MF is good... the only thing which REALLY sucks, is the lens hood like doesnt snap into place... it just like screws on, and kinda sits there haha.. its never fallen off on me, but i guess its pssible... i heard that the sigma is potentially(?) sharper than the canon version? not sure...
I used to co-own a Canon 50 1.4 with an ex, it's a pretty nice lens. Very sharp wide open and good image quality. A tad long for indoor use on a crop body. That's why I bought my own Sigma 30 1.4. As Stos said, Sigma's primes are solidly built, mine feels pretty indestructible. My biggest complaint would definitely be that it's virtually impossible to shoot wide open @ 1.4 and get the focus right, at least my copy is. However, it's pretty good @ 1.6 so I don't care enough to send it off for calibration or whatever.

Speaking of which...I shot these last night. Friends and I had our own college prom just for fun. All with my sigma 30 1.4, mostly at 1.6.








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Old 05-12-2012, 02:11 PM #37
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I've got limited experience with the Canon 85mm 1.8, and I wasn't too terribly impressed. It was a bit soft when open. I'm rather happy with my Sigma EX primes for the price.

Here's some night shots with the ∑85mm EX:


Classy 'Vette by reddogphotography, on Flickr


CPD Mustang Pursuit Car by reddogphotography, on Flickr


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Evening shots:


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20111127_1D3_0001 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

I've absolutely no experience with the Canon 50mm 1.4, but here's a couple of day shots with the ∑50mm EX:


20120409_1D3_0251 by reddogphotography, on Flickr


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Landed a media pass for a dirt oval sportsman race this evening, so I'll probably have some more night shots with my primes tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:40 PM #38
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Shots from the dirt oval races last night. I need more panning practice...


EF 70-200mm f/2.8L:

20120513_1D3_0004 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

EF 300mm f/2.8L w/ 2x II:

20120513_1D3_0320 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

EF 300mm f/2.8L:

20120513_1D3_0818 by reddogphotography, on Flickr


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20120513_1D3_0864 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM:

20120513_1D3_0930 by reddogphotography, on Flickr


20120513_1D3_1032 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

From the VIP skybox, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX:

20120513_1D3_1085 by reddogphotography, on Flickr

Full gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reddogp...7629707624488/

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I've never been much of a circle track person, but the intimacy of such a small track, so close up was pretty cool. My creds are good through the season, so I'll be going back a few more times over the summer. Experienced motorsports shooters, PLEASE feel free to lend any C&C or tips.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:54 PM #41
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I'm always blown away by the sharpness of all the L glass I've used. I could definitely justify the purchases if you're a full time photographer. Saving up for the 35L was probably the best decision I've made.

She had a hamstring injury for this shoot so we couldn't get too crazy.
















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I don't do a lot of motorsports but just from a photographic standpoint they are pretty solid.

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