Post your images from a 50mm f1.8 on a DSLR

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Chip NoVaMac, May 29, 2006.

  1. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I have seen much talk about both the Canon and Nikon 50mm "intro" lenses used on an DSLR.

    For my FOV, I do not find these lenses helpful for my shooting style. I much prefer a 12-24 Tokina. Would love to see tons of images from those that feel the 50mm lens is a must have.
     
  2. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Me too.

    What about a 35mm lens though on a DSLR? Surely more flexible - gives about a classic 50mm FOV? Nikon do a couple, F2 I think is fastest?
     
  3. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    I have the 35/2.0 for my Nikon kit. Been thinking of going out for a days shooting with just that lens. Sort of going back to school. :)
     
  4. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    These pics are with an ef 50mm f/1.4 not f/1.8. :) I am using a rebel xt so they are effectlvely 85mm (1.6x Crop). I hope they still qualify.

    I am trying to make a photo essay on Christiania.
    It used to be legal to sell soft drugs in Christiania. The government cracked down on this 2 years ago. Ever since, tensions have been high between residents and inhabitants and criminality has been on the rise. Yesterday 2 young men were assaulted by resident pushers with baseball bats, for trying to sell 5g of hashish. The police have been conducting random searches for weapons all day. I am going to try and document both sides of the story over the next couple of weeks.

    Let me know what you think. P.S. What a rush!!:D
     

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  5. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yep they qualify. I was interested in seeing use of the 50mm lens on any APS-C sized sensor camera.

    Interesting background. I hope that you will post a thread of the final project.

    That being said, I am not sure that these two images tell a story. Much like the images that I have posted here on MR of Memorial Day doings, I am not sure that some of the images could stand alone.

    Photojournalism requires that emotion be shown through the single image. Sometimes it requires a series of pictures and words to set that emotion in place.

    Please continue to share your images.
     
  6. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly Chip. These images don't tell a story by themselves. They are just pictures of the police arresting somebody.

    Today was really a recce, hopefully over the next couple of weeks I will get those few elusive shots that stand alone and require no words of explanation!

    I do really like your pics Chip. Your pic on the POTD thread #79 I think is brilliant. Alot of depth and detail. It can stand alone!

    I assume that memorial day weekend is like rememberance sunday in the U.K.?
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the warm words.

    I have always loved showing life through photos. Photographers like Hines, Capra, and Bresson have inspired me. Wish I had a better view on my own work, maybe I would be doing something different to pay the bills. :)

    A quick Google confirmed that you are right. Though 11/11 is Veterans Day here in the US, remembering all of those that served our Nation in the military.
     
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    I just ordered that lens 10 mins ago because everyone was talking so highly about it...so it will be here on Thursday and I will post some pictures from it.
     
  9. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Please enlighten me. I know Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa but who is Hines?
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Figured this would be a good thread for my first post... as I love the 50mm on my D50. I have the kit 18-55 and the 70-300G as well, but I'd say the 50 has been on the camera 90% of the time since I got it. I took these two this weekend (click for the 1280 version):

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    Let me know what you think ;)
     
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    The lens came in a day early so here is a quick shot from it:

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  13. Emerson macrumors member

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    Two Words: Low Light

    That is the reason I have this little "cheap" lens. Plus it is sharp as a tack, and weighs nothing so I don't worry about throwing in my bag when I go out to shoot. I highly recommend picky one up, you won't regret it. IMHO

    Here is a shot of my wife, a little PS work went into to it, but before I worked on it is was way too sharp for a womans portrait.

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    Simply put just order the lens, it is only $99 if you don't like it you can return it or sell it for close to what you paid.
     
  14. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    My first atttempt with this lens, so it may not be a good example.

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    Taken on a Canon 20D. I'll try to upload some 1DMKIIN and 5D shots later if you wish. I'm away from home and don't have access to my harddrives.
     
  16. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    So I have had the 50mm 1.4 for about a week now. I love it and I know that it is not coming off for at least a couple of thousand photos (mainly because my other lens is the kit lens:) ) This is one of the first photos that I took with this lens.
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    ISO 100
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    1/60s
    C & C welcome
     
  17. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks all for your 50mm lens post so far. Keep them coming. There is some great inspiration on use of this particular lens.

    Thanks.
     

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