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Yeah, I used mine a lot, my most used lens by far. But I felt like trying something different. The 135mm cost a bit more so I figured I could sell the 135 for the price I paid and then buy an AF-S 80-200 if I did not like the 135. I really like using primes more though and think I am going to stick with them. Besides the Tokina 11-16 I am getting soon I have a 50, 85, and 135. I really might try and save for one of the big gun primes like a 300 or 400 2.8.

The 105 is supposed to be just as good if not better from what I've read. A few people have said they think it's a tad sharper. I just thought it'd be too close to an 85 for now.

I hear you on the Primes. The 80-200 and the 24-70 is really the only zoom I use. I have the Tokina, but rarely use it now. If I'm shooting a wedding or event, the zooms are esential, I usually run the D300 with the 24-70 2.8 and the D200 with the 85 1.4. When I shoot portraits, the only zoom I use is the 80-200 and then I use the 50 1.4, 28 2.8 mostly.

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I hear you on the Primes. The 80-200 and the 24-70 is really the only zoom I use. I have the Tokina, but rarely use it now. If I'm shooting a wedding or event, the zooms are esential, I usually run the D300 with the 24-70 2.8 and the D200 with the 85 1.4. When I shoot portraits, the only zoom I use is the 80-200 and then I use the 50 1.4, 28 2.8 mostly.

Yeah with those zooms you really don't 'need' primes.

Kenko extension tubes:

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Whenever you take a portrait, the head must be in a clean spot. The baby has a railing and a pole sticking out of his head. Also, the face is of the woman is overexposed. Otherwise, the comp is good.

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Nice, I almost bought a Kenko tube off ebay a few months ago.

I am surprised how well they work. I shot that with the 135mm and didn't think it'd work well but I was surprised. Clearly my tripod head needs an upgrade though. Very rigid and not fluid.

Agree with gdizzle on that photo. Colors pop nicely.

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Whenever you take a portrait, the head must be in a clean spot. The baby has a railing and a pole sticking out of his head. Also, the face is of the woman is overexposed. Otherwise, the comp is good.

Thanks! I'll take them into mind. I've only really taken one photography class. I never really got "formal" traning, thanks for the advise though! I'm still a amateur.

As for the woman's face, could I just burn it more in Gimp?

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Thanks! I'll take them into mind. I've only really taken one photography class. I never really got "formal" traning, thanks for the advise though! I'm still a amateur.

As for the woman's face, could I just burn it more in Gimp?

If it's too far gone probably not. Would end up just looking grey instead of white. Doesn't have the skin tone you'd want. If it's too over exposed there isn't anything to work with for burning.

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If it's too far gone probably not. Would end up just looking grey instead of white. Doesn't have the skin tone you'd want. If it's too over exposed there isn't anything to work with for burning.

The shot was done at

F/7.1

ISO100

1/200"

So I could have stepped it down to stop overexposure?

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The shot was done at

F/7.1

ISO100

1/200"

So I could have stepped it down to stop overexposure?

Yeah that would have worked. Doesn't look like you'd lose any detail in the shadows if you did that. It may just be harsh mid-day sun reflecting off her. Tough to deal with harsh lighting.

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Light Room 3 does a much better job at pulling detail back into overexposed areas w/o greying them out. If you're using gimp, that's fine, but step up to a real editing/work-flow software.

Yeah that would have worked. Doesn't look like you'd lose any detail in the shadows if you did that. It may just be harsh mid-day sun reflecting off her. Tough to deal with harsh lighting.

It's a tough shot due to the harsh mid day lighting, if he were to take a stop of light out, I think the baby's face would be a stop and half underexposed. Although, that's much easier to correct in post.

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Light Room 3 does a much better job at pulling detail back into overexposed areas w/o greying them out. If you're using gimp, that's fine, but step up to a real editing/work-flow software.

It's a tough shot due to the harsh mid day lighting, if he were to take a stop of light out, I think the baby's face would be a stop and half underexposed. Although, that's much easier to correct in post.

I probably should setup up, but I don't have the budget for it. Having Photoshop/Lightroom would be amazing, but I just don't have the money to spend on it :P And I would rather get it legally then a cracked torrent version or something.

That is what I was thinking. Even if it's underexposed, you can brighten it up. If its overexposed/underexposed, detail is gone and it's just white/black :P

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