Are you focusing and recomposing each time for portraits?

2 years 3 months ago #564347 by G Vernon

effron wrote: I shot many portraits back in the manual focus days, NEVER had an issue with focusing on the eyes, then recomposing the shot. My point was fractions of an inch are important in macro, shooting a portrait with a 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, take your choice, even WIDE open, if you can't get sharp eyes with F & R, you're doing something else wrong. Maybe its your math?....


You seem to be obsessed with macro, a 50mm portrait is not a banana or fake news or remotely macro!

Have you considered you may have eye problems?
The definition of stupid is doing the same wrong technique for 30 / 40 years continuously believing you know better than anyone who has professional qualifications in photography.
It´s honestly quite boring and doesn´t help new photographers who are striving for sharpness in portrait photography.
Dunno why you are so obsessed with macro . who the heck mentioned macro apart from you
who probably cannot differentiate the difference between macro from a close up !
Macro 1:1 is actually focused manually without AF points, your lack of knowledge is somewhat cringing for me;
your words:
"take your choice, even WIDE open, if you can't get sharp eyes with F & R, you're doing something else wrong"
- i quote you and that is perhaps the most stupidest statement i ever heard from a so called photographer so far!

Do you even understand the term ´wide open´, have you ever even shot a portrait at an aperture of 1.2 - 2.8  - i doubt it looking at your portfolio!
I will over this weekend conduct a series of test shoots with a spyder cal which will show you just how much a focus area shifts. . and i will post the results with images in a new topic which i hope you will respond to, but with a sense of reality this time instead of your usual denial of the facts!

As i explained perfectly last time i am not interested in idiots who want to continue "doing it their way" - i am only interested in beginners who wish to learn the correct way of focusing with portraits!


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2 years 3 months ago #564412 by effron
Seems you are the obsessed. You want to discuss portrait focusing, then display a video (I didn't view it) of some guy setting up with a subject maybe two feet away? How often do you shoot a portrait at TWO FEET?
You should calm yourself, I stated there are more than one way to focus, you wish to argue...Go argue with yourself, and watch your name calling, it displays immaturity.

Why so serious?
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2 years 3 months ago #564460 by G Vernon
It´s bizarre to even offer an opinion if as you say you didnt view the video?
He has a small studio and was demonstrating how by changing the angle when recomposing you move out of the focus plane. One of co-photographers has our portrait lens shooting on the coast today so i´ll use a 2.8 lens later with a spyderlenscal to emulate a portrait shot and i´ll upload the results..


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