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#1 loftus

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

My main reason for upgrading to the D800 was for pool studio use. This weekend is the first pool shoot I am doing with it. The quality is certainly living up to expectations. One of the initial images here with a 100% crop. 16-35 f4, 100 ISO. These are sharpened, and one run of Portraiture to smooth the skin only. I think 200-400 ISO f8 will be even better.
Will post some finished images later.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

Your pool studio shots are always amazing. Do you find shooting at f4 to be too limiting (regarding depth of field) for portrait shots?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

Your pool studio shots are always amazing. Do you find shooting at f4 to be too limiting (regarding depth of field) for portrait shots?

Thanks; yes f4 is a little limiting. Our weather this weekend is pretty stormy so I am only using underwater strobes, not my usual outside studio strobe setup. So I am not blasting as much light as usual. More of a test run - but I think shooting 200 ISO f8 is where I want to be.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

Detail and dynamic range are amazing. Can't wait for more shots

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:02 AM

Looks really great !!!
Which port are you using with the Nikon 16-35 ? and do you need an extension ring between the housing and port ?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

I used a Zen 230 DP with a 7cm Nauticam extension.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks !

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

One more; full frame and with a 100% crop. One run through Portraiture to smooth the skin pores, and still tons of skin detail. I think I will take it. Here at f8, ISO 200, 1/250

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

Is that plexi on the bottom? Nice work BTW!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

Is that plexi on the bottom? Nice work BTW!

Thanks Cary; yes that is plexiglass.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:00 AM

Last one for this demo. Detail in these files is amazing!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

Nice pics. I like the punk Make-Up too.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:55 AM

Very good, Jeff!

Could you post one of those 100% crops without Portraiture editing to see the real detail it can deliver?
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:26 AM

Thanks Rene; I was not trying to be very adventurous on this shoot, so no real exciting new images. just wanted to be sure all the toys work well.
David, no problem; here are two 100% crop images, same basic sharpening, no Portraiture filter or other edits.First image is at f4, second at f8. I think the second one really shows what the camera is capable of. Next I want to try the 85mm 1.4 in the pool. Remember these are 1024x1024 jpegs, on my screen there is even more visible detail. One thing is for sure, my pool cleaning skills will have to be taken up a notch.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

That´s a lot of detail! Probably more than what models would like!
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:38 AM

Nice shots, I like the second one best. It would be a good one to frame.