Portraits with Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4steemCreated with Sketch.

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unretouched F1.4 - 1/250th - ISO 640


Is the lead in my debut feature film Grinder which is currently on the festival circuit. He came over the other day and we discussed what was going on with the movie and also our mutual obsession with Rimworld which I did a let's play post on.

He needed new headshots so I pulled out my new Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4 and decided to have some fun.

retouched in Lightroom and Photoshop using the Portraiture plugin

The Portraiture plugin evens out his skin just enough while leaving texture so that it feels natural.

The sharpness of this lens is really quite amazing and I'm still figuring out the combination of settings that I prefer for doing natural light portraits. At 1.4 the depth of field is razor sharp and it was quite difficult to get the right part of his face in focus.

unretouched 1/160th - F1.4 - ISO 640

I think I'll be shooting more at F2.0. I've heard through reviews this is the best F-stop for maximum sharpness and depth of field.

Do you guys want me to do retouching tutorials? Photography tutorials?

Unless otherwise noted all photos used are the work of Brandon Ruckdashel or official publicity material released by the projects I have been in.

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Great quality, but unretouched version looks a little bit better )


It all depends on the eye ;-) That is the beauty of photography.

Zeiss lenses are top-notch. Someday I hope to own one.


Honestly, one of the best decisions I have ever made. Before this I was all Canon L-series zoom lenses. From here on out I want a nice set of Zeiss Milvus primes.

This was the first lens I've bought in 8 years. My 28-70 2.8L broke last year and I've been waiting for a replacement for almost as long now.


Thank you for the resteem sir! I just stopped by to checkout your posts and saw myself at the top lol.


You're welcome!

These are quality Bruck!


Thank you! I just did a bunch more in Time Square and will put those up later today.


Nice, i'll check them out later Bruck.