Precision Camera Portrait: Sophia

Sophia, Precision Camera Portrait - Austin, Texas

Sophia, Precision Camera Portrait – Austin, Texas

As often the case at Precision Camera’s Expo events, they had a professional model on hand. Usually located in the middle of the store helping to demo the Westcott lights. I jumped at the opportunity, of course. Though I typically eschew using their lighting setup — I use whatever natural lighting is available.

I took the GFX 100S for a spin, outfitted with their new GF80mm f1.7 lens — my pick for a dedicated portrait lens. I can see it working nicely for the Drink and Click events. Post-processing and the black and white conversion were more limited with the JPEG, but I managed.

Sophia was wonderful to work with, as was the GFX 100S. The camera focused fast and accurately. Even shooting wide open at f1.7 — equivalent to an f1.3 in full frame depth of field — it most always locked focus on the eyes. Such a dream compared with the sluggish GFX 50R that I use, where making shallow depth of field portraits is a royal pain in the neck.

Sophia, Precision Camera Portrait - Austin, Texas

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