4.07.2018

Some outtakes from my Thursday portrait session with Michelle. Nikon D800e and Nikon D700.





The ones with the background light are from the D800e + 105mm f2.5 and the ones with no background light are from the D700 + 85mm f1.8.



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, where did this D800e thingy come from? I knew there was the D2X and then the D700, and now.... We can't keep up with the rate of change. :)

Rick

Anonymous said...

Hi Kirk,

Really beautiful lighting on all of them and a beautiful subject, hard to find fault with any of them. MY favorites are two and four. For me it's really the beautiful skin tones! She should be very happy with them, she looks great!
Nice work, nothing wrong with vintage equipment!

Doug

Anonymous said...

I'm Back

No I think I like number 3 the best, just slightly less contrast on this one. I think it's stunning! Period

Doug

Kirk Tuck said...

Doug, I agree. I think #3 is best as well. D700 and 85mm are a nice combo. Thanks for the comment!!!

Kirk Tuck said...

Rick, did I fail to mention the D800e acquisition? I'll flesh that out a bit.... Next blog post.

Kirk Tuck said...

Hi Rick, I mentioned the recent (fire sale!!!!) purchase of a Nikon 800e in this recent blog: https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2018/04/observations-about-cameras-as-result-of.html

fun with cameras...

Ananda Sim said...

#1 and #2 for me. #1 has that decorous look of uncertainty that is particularly fetching. I chose the two of them not for the technical aspects but the "communication with the subject" "decisive moment" (wink)

MO said...

She is stunning and your photos show your love for portrature.

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Wally said...

Outtakes as in rejected? If so what was accepted? These all look really nice. Thanks for the description of your lighting setup up when posting portrait images.

Yoram Nevo said...

Beautiful. I have the105 f2.8 VR, and every time I take pictures of people with it (and my aps-c Nikon) I feel that the saying that "it is the photographer and not the equipment" is not totally correct . . . Or maybe people just start glowing when they see the 105 ? :-)

Frank Grygier said...

The last one conveys the feelings she has for you.

TMJ said...

That 105mm Nikkor is a peach of a lens. I have the original 10.5cm F mount lens, itself a remounted version of the 1948/1954 (the history is complex) rangefinder lens. Your lens will be the upgraded version from 1971 onwards, by Yoshiyuki Shimizu, who updated the original design by c.

OK, so you have me thinking. Maybe I should buy a decent Df to attach my old, but very good, Nikkors to. I would prefer to go FF because I know the originals so well. My 50/3.5 micro is insanely sharp (designed by Wakimoto Zenji) and my 24mm renders so beautifully. And did anyone ever design a better looking 200mm as the original F version?

Post scriptum. Shirley, my wife and other half, has just asked me if I would like a digital Leica (I still have film Leicas and lenses). But perhaps it would be like putting a diesel engine into an Aston Martin. What do you think?

David Maxwell said...

2341 for me. Great job capturing a very beautiful lady.

I would love a full frame Nikon and a couple of decent lenses, but they are a bit spendy for me.

Anonymous said...

How would the GH5 have done in comparison?

Dale

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Rob Katz said...

I am so tempted to hop in and pickup a D700 but now that Kirk has driven up the used prices! ;-)

I wonder about the D800E. I always read that it was "hard to handle" because of the moire concerns. Can any share their thoughts on the D800E.

or

Can anyone share their thoughts on how we can get the inside from Kirk before he starts driving up used prices!!!

By the way, really glad you are posting again.

Thumbs up.

Mitch said...

I always quite liked the results from my D700 and then the D3s sensors. As far as that 85 1.8 goes, it's still in my case, rolling with me everywhere.

Hugh Alison said...

The 105mm Nikkor (any age) is a good reason to buy (full frame) Nikon.

...That's a Canon person writing :)

The 85/1.2L and 135/2.0L are good reasons to buy (full frame) Canon.

Plenty of cheap old full frame cameras out there now.

PittsburghDog said...

I would put them 3, 2, 4, 1
Please pass along to your subject that she is a beautiful lady.
Also, I agree with MO. While I enjoy most everything you write, I really look forward to you posting your portraits.
Superb

Anthony Brides said...

They are all done well with a professional model. My personal favorite is # 3.

jimlafferty said...

Absolutely beautiful images Kirk!