Tango with the X-Pro 1

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Penfan2010, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    My wife and I went to a tango event in town. X-Pro 1 with 35mm F1.4, shot with manual focus (pre-focused on specific spots on the dance floor), 1/60 sec, F4, Auto ISO between 5000 and 6400. Silver Efex Pro 2 Antique Plate preset. Great test of X-Pro's lowlight capture; OVF was really helpful in anticipating action and framing. Fairly extreme cropping on the original JPGs, with still a lot of good detail.

     
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  2. tdp

    tdp Guest

    Great photos
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    nice work, Ed. I love the stillness and light in the first with the onlookers, but they're all great. The motion in the second seems to me to embody what the tango is all about.
     
  4. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks, Luke. My favorite is the first photo as well for the same reason -turns out so much of the fluidity of tango is established in the relatively still moments when both partners are establishing the "ground rules" and their connection.
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I love the shaping in the last shot, wish I could do that!
     
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  6. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Great idea, I like the first one best. It tells me a story.
     
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