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    Candid Portraits

    You don't normally think of a 300mm lens as a portrait lens. But for candid portraits in a crowded setting it works pretty well. Keeps you back from the subject and keeps you from being obtrusive in any way. Here are a few I took last week at a track meet.
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    Re: Candid Portraits

    Greats shots Old Timer. Yeah I was using my telephoto (Nikkor AF-S 55-200 VR) in that manner at this past weekend's event.

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    Re: Candid Portraits

    WOW! They are awesome OT!
    The exposure, clarity and colours are superb!!! What were your settings?
    Was the guy the only one to realise you were taking pictures of him?
    Do the others know and did you offer them a print?

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    Re: Candid Portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    WOW! They are awesome OT!
    The exposure, clarity and colours are superb!!! What were your settings?
    Was the guy the only one to realise you were taking pictures of him?
    Do the others know and did you offer them a print?

    Thanks Ali! I am really pleased with the quality I am getting with the 300mm f4 lens. All these young people are use to me being around with a camera so they don't pay much attention to me. Some of them were aware I had the lens pointed in their direction and others were not. The young man is my wife's bosses son. His mom has many of the images I have taken of him at various sports events framed and around the house. As far as the setting I don't remember for sure I'll check the files when I get home but I was set up for the track meet so I would think I was in aperture priority mode set for the largest f stop so that would have been f4.
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    Re: Candid Portraits

    I almost ALWAYS use my 300 mm for portraits lol. I think it does a far better job than my 17-80 or whatever it is (my only two lenses :cryin: I want more!)
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    Re: Candid Portraits

    The shots look sharp , just wish they had smiles.

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    Re: Candid Portraits

    Working from the top

    1) the guy
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/7500 second = 1/750 second = 0.00133 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    # Original Date/Time = 2008:05:16 17:35:53
    # Flash = Flash did not fire
    # Focal Length = 3000/10 mm = 300 mm
    # Image Width = 428 pixels
    # Image Height = 640 pixels


    2) number 208
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/3200 second = 1/320 second = 0.00313 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    # Original Date/Time = 2008:05:16 17:35:34
    # Flash = Flash did not fire
    # Focal Length = 3000/10 mm = 300 mm
    # Image Width = 460 pixels
    # Image Height = 640 pixels

    3) with hairband
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/5000 second = 1/500 second = 0.002 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    # Original Date/Time = 2008:05:16 17:35:17
    # Flash = Flash did not fire
    # Focal Length = 3000/10 mm = 300 mm
    # Image Width = 456 pixels
    # Image Height = 640 pixels

    4) red glasses
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/10000 second = 1/1000 second = 0.001 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    # Original Date/Time = 2008:05:16 18:14:33
    # Flash = Flash did not fire
    # Focal Length = 3000/10 mm = 300 mm
    # Image Width = 456 pixels
    # Image Height = 640 pixels

    5) white shirt
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/10000 second = 1/1000 second = 0.001 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 400
    # Original Date/Time = 2008:05:16 19:18:54
    # Flash = Flash did not fire
    # Focal Length = 3000/10 mm = 300 mm
    # Image Width = 509 pixels
    # Image Height = 640 pixels
    PAul

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    Re: Candid Portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by Themage
    The shots look sharp , just wish they had smiles.
    Why????????

    Sorry this is OT at Peppers.

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