Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s Shoot

Engagement Shoot – Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
(Part 2 – With Nikon D800)

Coventry Wedding Photographer

Following my Leica M9 engagement shoot post yesterday, here are some of the photos taken from the same shoot but with a Nikon D800 + Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s. I was interested to see if the 200f2 could offer anything extra to what my Leica lenses give me to make it worth while carrying the extra bulk and weight.

I arrangeed this shoot with Harriett and Ashley as I wanted to showcase to couples who are looking to have an engagement shoot or book a wedding photographer what is possible for you. I aim to provide wedding couples with a mix of relaxed reportage style candid photos throughout the day plus some posed high fashion wedding portraits as seen here. This is my style of wedding photography.

Yesterday we took a trip to Kenilworth Castle. Harriett and Ashley modelled for me and Donna kindly came along as my lighting assistant. I used the same lighting and equipment that I use on a wedding day and going forward I plan to take an assistant with me for every shoot (feel free to get in touch if you would like to get involved) to help hold my light so I can achieve the look I desire.

Lighting was fully portable using speedlights.

Photos shot as Nikon D800 black and white JPEGs in camera and finished in Lightroom 3. I prefer the rendering of the Leica images but the 200m f2 can produce some stunning photos that are both sharp and have a very shallow depth of field.

Gallery:

Let me know which you prefer.. the Leica M9 images or the Nikon D800 ones. I like them both but I feel the Leica has the edge for my taste.

MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk – Leica Wedding Photographer

Related Post

Engagement Shoot – Part 1 (Leica M9 Engagement Photography)

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NPhoto Magazine – June 2013 – MatthewOsbornePhotography

Out Now, the June 2013 edition of NPhoto Magazine for Nikon camera enthusiasts, UK. 

MatthewOsbornePhotography features as the Pro Picks photographer as a Model Photographer and Wedding Photographer but also for Photography Tuition and lighting workshops.  I discuss some of my favourite Nikon gear to use for Portraits; the Nikon D800 digital camera, Nikon FM 35mm film camera, Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s lens, Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-S lens and also the use of an Arrilight in the studio and on location.

Mugshot of me in my Coventry Photography Studio, UK with model Stacy McCarthy with Nikon D700 & Nikkor 35mm f1.4G lens.
NPhoto Magazine - June 2013 - MatthewOsbornePhotograpy

 

See full size PDF here: Pro Picks NPhoto Magazine – June 2013

Nikon D800: Model Photographer

Nikon D800 is my primary digital camera for model photography (and weddings).  Here are a few samples.  For B&W I shoot using the D800 B&W in camera JPEG settings then resized and tagged in LR3.

Roxana SOOC
Roxana with CZ Planar 80/2 T
Gina with Arri Light
Gina & Samyang 85/1.4
Stacy with 50/1.2 AIS
Stacy & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie, as shot
Katie with Rollei Planar 50/1.8
Jusztina
Justina with Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Andra
Andra & ARAX 80/2.8
Katie with Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Katie (v2)
Katie & Samyang 85/1.4 (Tagged for Samyang)
Farrah Gibson
Farrah & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Andra Getting Ready
Andra & Samyang 85/1.4
Devon
Devon & Samyang 85/1.4
Emma
Emma & CZ Planar 80/2 T
Photo Shoot with Maria
Maria & Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS
Galyna SOOC
Galyna & Samyang 85/1.4
Sensual (2)
Devon & Lottie & CZ Planar 80/2 T
Agnieszka SOOC, ISO 6400, 1/20, f1.8 Handheld
Agnieszka & CZ Pancolar 80/1.8
Elka 6x6 Crop
Elka & CZ Pancolar 80/1.8

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