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Offline chris@seary.com

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Nifty fifty
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:36:06 PM »
Everyone's favourite lens - the nifty fifty 50mm!

Portraits, street photography, low light, narrow depth of field, it's just absolutely digitalcameratastic!

We had this thread on the DCM mag site, and so I thought I'd start it up again here, as we had a request!



Here's my starter for 10 - sunset over garage in Swindon.

Post your favourite 50mm images here!



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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 11:50:33 PM »
I quite pleased with this one taken at 16:30 in Birmingham yesterday. No flash, ISO 1000, 1/60s.  :tup:



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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 09:09:47 AM »
Chris that is a great pic, I love the colours in it...

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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 06:55:24 AM »
Here's a couple I took with mine at an amateur panto earlier this year. Both taken with my 20D at iso 400 with only the available light in the theatre.

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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 07:51:25 AM »
one from last year - Nikon 50mm f1.8D plus Fuji S5Pro

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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 11:15:34 PM »
Here we go:


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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 10:00:28 PM »
Couple from the archives
Canon 350D 50mm shot


Nikon D70 50mm shot

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 07:11:55 PM »
   

Taken this week at the Trafalger Trunk Exhibition. Yer can't beat a 50mm

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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009, 03:53:58 PM »
I have a Canon 50mm 1.8 but hardly ever use it, only time I found it really useful was at London aquarium where no flash was allowed, this thread renewed my interest so this morning it was dug out of the cupboard & pointed at the dog. Maybe I am too lazy to use my feet to zoom or I have not realised its potential yet but I will keep it handy and play with it again.



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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 04:22:00 PM »
Bump this thread. :tup:

Went to my brother-in-laws 60th B'day last night so I thought what a great way to test the low light capabilities of the 7D and the 50mm 1.8.
He's the drummer and his son-in-law is the bassist. Overall the lens wasn't too bad and the iso never went over 1600. Shooting manually was challenging because of the lights dimming and brightening all the time so this led to quite a few blown faces. Also 50mm on a 1.6 crop in a small venue is slightly too big. 35 mm would be ideal.
 Hmmm. £1120, Just have to stand further back for now. ::)
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 04:22:55 PM »
A couple more.

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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 04:28:31 PM »
Everyone's favourite lens - the nifty fifty 50mm!


Not mine. I have one on loan from a friend, but its only used when I really have to. Much prefer the 85mm f1.8.
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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 06:12:46 PM »
Well I adore my 50mm. Allegedly the 3rd best prime lens ever made behind the Contax Planar and Canon 200 f1.8 (I can't begin to think how much that might cost  :o) The colours and rendering of details which somehow are soft and sharp at the same time are soma to me.

Here's a snap of a rose I took about a week ago. It is a jpg straight out of the camera. I added the © and resized it.



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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010, 08:18:17 PM »
Well I adore my 50mm. Allegedly the 3rd best prime lens ever made behind the Contax Planar and Canon 200 f1.8 (I can't begin to think how much that might cost  :o)

Not sure how it got to be 3rd best - on what basis? :)

I can think of loads better, in terms of sharpness and bokeh.how about 135 f/2, 200 f/2, 50 f/1.2, 85 f/1.2, 300 f/2.8, etc etc.

In terms of cost, then I accep[t, there are non better. :)
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Re: Nifty fifty
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 06:18:45 AM »
"There's a reason why this received the 3rd highest MTF score from respected lens review site photodo, sitting right behind a Contax Planar and a Canon 200 1.8."

That's as far as I bothered to look (after I'd bought it) , because frankly I don't care. It's  superb lens.

I knew that statement would wind you Cankon boys up.  ;)

I think I'll post a larger image - the resizing has completely knackered it.

LATER. Any resize I apply to this is destroying it. I can't get the image down to a size for this site with the detail preserved, so when I've done the school run I'll post it to flickr and do a link.
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