Sunday, 11 December 2011

Portrait of Alison

This is a portrait of my cousin, Alison. The shot was taken handheld using the manual-focus Zeiss Makro Planar 100mm f/2.0 ZE. To ensure accurate focussing I used live view at 10x magnification.

There is a very slender depth of field shooting at f/2.0 at a relatively close distance - notice the near eye is perfect sharp (the Makro Planar is ridiculously sharp when correctly focussed) but even the far eye is starting to slip out of the depth of field.

Some might argue I should have stopped down to f/5.6 or so to get both eyes sharp, but I rather like the effect as it is in this particular photo.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/2 @ 100 mm, 1/300, ISO 200

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