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Bailey does it again?

Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
21 April 2014 15:36
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Someone pointed out on the news it was with a 50mm lens. sad Don't know if that is true or not though.




So that'd be around 28mm equivalent (35mm) if shot with a 6x6
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21 April 2014 18:15
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Looks to me to be distorted by using wide angle - surely not Mr Bailey?




have to agree.

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22 April 2014 05:29
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Maybe that's what Bailey wanted. Wide lens, low angle, job done. Maybe he's not a royalist


22 April 2014 06:01
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Quote from Shawry
Looks to me to be distorted by using wide angle


That was my immediate thought, too, when I first saw it.



22 April 2014 06:01
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Quote from Shawry
Looks to me to be distorted by using wide angle


That was my immediate thought, too, when I first saw it.



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22 April 2014 06:06
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When I see close-up wide angle shots like this, I see this:

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22 April 2014 06:08
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Don't see the distortion. If we mean perspective then it does look like a standard lens which would be an 80mm on 120 film.

As I said in my previous post this is what I would suggest he used..the close distance would give this look. I used both Rollei TLR and 'Blad for 20 years and this is what I would expect with the standard?

I suspect the quote "50mm" was erroneous in the way we talk about standard lenses on dslr's?

Not sure why the discussion has focussed on a "technical" point (as so often happens on here)..in my view it is still a superb portrait and I am sure nothing Bailey did was by chance or not intended?

I try in vain to search these model sites for work that rarely even comes close....?


22 April 2014 06:09
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Someone pointed out on the news it was with a 50mm lens. 

We'd have to know for sure which format he used to know whether that's wide angle or not; on medium format it would be, on 35mm/full frame it wouldn't.


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22 April 2014 06:11
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Quote from PaulManuell
We'd have to know for sure which format he used to know whether that's wide angle or not; on medium format it would be, on 35mm/full frame it wouldn't.



50mm is IMO pretty wide, even on 35mm format for a headshot.
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22 April 2014 06:15
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50mm is IMO pretty wide, even on 35mm format for a headshot.



Yes, I agree, but it's not classed as wide on 35mm, rather 'standard' because it's a close match to our own eyes' angle of view.



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