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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    another minolta lens, and I think the 1st picture that I post...
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    This is with a D70 and a NIKON 50mm AI @1.4 << Im cheating a bit here..
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I got mine two weeks ago. It's sharpest at f/2.8 but very acceptable throughout. Plastic lens mount is ok for anyone but a daily user. MF ring is a bit of a joke. Very light, helps reduce camera shake. Probably the sharpest lens for the money for a Canon anyway.:thumbsup:

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by trexuphigh
    Plastic lens mount is ok for anyone but a daily user.
    LOL I use mine EVERY day and wouldn't be without it. It very rarely leaves my camera.
    It's an awesome portrait lens.

    Here's another I took today.

    Window light only. ISO 400, f/3.5, SS 1/25, hand held


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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I have one now for my F80

    Just need to get photos, this weekend I'll bring it along.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Window light only
    Manual mode, ISO 400, f/3.5, SS 1/25



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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastHucker
    This is with a D70 and a NIKON 50mm AI @1.4 << Im cheating a bit here..

    I would really like this shot alot if that little pan wasn't in the middle ... maybe try it again and put the pans in order little to big ??
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Ok, I've finally got a couple that are halfway decent. Most of the midwest has had ice and snow, we were no exception. Both were taken with a 20D and 50mm f/1.8 mkI. Noisy but super sharp.

    From the tree in my front yard (iso 100, 1/250, f/4.5):


    And part of the chain link fence surrounding my back yard (iso 100, 1/200, f/4):
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Wow Alison,

    Her eyes really "pop" in this shot. They look good in the color shot also but they really stand out in this one. Did you do any editing to acheive that or is that just the way this shot is naturally?

    Of this one and the color shot, I really like this one. Which suprises me because I'm not a fan of B&W normally.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Those are two great portraits, Alison!!

    In the beauty magazine business did you know that they enlarge the eyes so as to give a fuller effect on the face? It's just a simple matter of selecting the eyes, copying and then pasting over the original layer and enlarging the eyes a little. And they do a lot more stuff than this, too.

    So next time you pick up one of those magazines, just keep in mind that those gorgeous women on the cover and inside are all just an illusion, lol.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by I_Fly
    Wow Alison,

    Her eyes really "pop" in this shot. They look good in the color shot also but they really stand out in this one. Did you do any editing to acheive that or is that just the way this shot is naturally?

    Of this one and the color shot, I really like this one. Which suprises me because I'm not a fan of B&W normally.
    Thank you so much I_Fly and shrackman.

    I have been lessening my effects these days.
    On the B&W I gave it an airbush but I think I turned the opacity of the layer down to about 70% (maybe less, I don't remember) making it a little more real looking. And I gave the Iris' a little smart sharpen. This is my daughters favourite of the two also.

    On the colour version a little smart sharpen to the Iris', got rid of a few spots, and did some colour adjustments. No airbrush filter on this one.


    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Those are two great portraits, Alison!!

    In the beauty magazine business did you know that they enlarge the eyes so as to give a fuller effect on the face? It's just a simple matter of selecting the eyes, copying and then pasting over the original layer and enlarging the eyes a little. And they do a lot more stuff than this, too.

    So next time you pick up one of those magazines, just keep in mind that those gorgeous women on the cover and inside are all just an illusion, lol.
    Oh yeah I know.

    I was giggling at a Till in the Supermarket the other day because I was looking at the cover of a magazine and the woman on it was perfect.
    I was thinking to myself, "I can do that!"
    I also thought it was a shame because it gives young girls the wrong impression. They believe that these models look like this for real. They have no knowledge that these photographs are digitally enhanced!

    Luckily for me, my daughters watch America's/Britain's Next Top Model and they see the enhancements that are done on the images.
    They also have a Mum that can get rid of spots and smooth their skin on the computer. So my daughters are well aware that they are just as beautiful as the models on the TV and in magazines :thumbsup:

    And you know what? My daughters eyes are truly that big and she hates them!

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    i haven't been on here in a while, but figured I'll throw a few into the pool. I bought the 50mm f/1.8 last January on a whim for like $75 on ebay. I havne't used it in a few months, but after viewing this thread, I'm going out with it tomorow

    These are two shots that I took of my little sister last February. Kodak C-41 Pro B&W 400.

    Ironically enough, I don't think I've ever used this lens with color film!
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    You people are very very very annoying you know that???????

    Now i got to go and get myself one of those lense...geez....as if i got nothin better to do....

    I should take some time off from this forum......i keep getting more and more excited to take pictures....pfffffffff

    This seems like a pretty good deal to me.... I sure hope they got it here....otherwise i might blow a fuse!

    I hope i'll be able to get it and post in time before this thread :mad2:

    Marc

    EDIT: "here" refers to Dubai, UAE....i've never seen a more consumer oriented place in the world (not that i've travelled much )...
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusK
    You people are very very very annoying you know that???????

    Now i got to go and get myself one of those lense...geez....as if i got nothin better to do....

    I should take some time off from this forum......i keep getting more and more excited to take pictures....pfffffffff

    This seems like a pretty good deal to me.... I sure hope they got it here....otherwise i might blow a fuse!

    I hope i'll be able to get it and post in time before this thread :mad2:

    Marc

    EDIT: "here" refers to Dubai, UAE....i've never seen a more consumer oriented place in the world (not that i've travelled much )...
    Heck I'm thinking of buying one fast lens for my Leotax (Leica Clone) and take soom more pictures with it, now only if they will make a digital back for it ;-)
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I just wanted to say that this thread has inspired me to get off my ass and pick up a 50mm for my Canon. I still my Nikon one sitting in a drawer but I never had picked up one for my Canon rig (why I don't know). Should be here in a day or two!

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    One of my first shots after mating my 50mm f1.8 to my newly purchased Canon 30D.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Awwww....I've been gone for a while and came back to see how everyone is and tell you about my new lens...a 50mm f/1.8 II and look at the thread I found! LOL Guess I made a good choice, eh? I'm fixin to start shooting for my son's Senior Pictures so it is well timed!!! So, what's new???

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    YEAH you made a good choice!!!
    I shot another ID pic a couple of days ago, but this time for my 17 year old.

    Used my 430EX speedlite, diffused with my omni bounce diffuser. Bounced off the ceiling and put my hand in front of the flash to stop a harsh shadow under her chin. Worked a treat :thumbsup:

    Set to P mode, ISO 400, f/5.0, SS 1/60
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I figured I'd better contribute to this thread once again....

    Here's one from today. She's a florist who just joined our chamber, and this photo will be going in our newsletter on the new member's page.

    50mm, f/1.8, 1/125th
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Took a pic of my baby girl today.

    Diffused and bounced 430EX flash
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    f/5.6



    You should have seen how I got her to look at me and smile like this lol.
    I hand-held my cam and had a paddy. Wesley also thought it was hilarious LOL
    (as you can plainly see)



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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Just got my lense a couple weeks ago after reading this thread. I only have a so-so picture to add but the little I've been doing has been revealing one great quality lense. Why can't all lenses in the cheaper realm be this good ? Anyway, shot 5.6 at 1/250 (I think). Slightly underexposed on purpose and then lightened up just a smidge.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Nikon Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.8
    Nikon D70s
    ISO 1600
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    Desaturated in Photoshop CS2







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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Great shots Axle. I like the b/w conversion & graininess of the 1600 ISO. Almost a little too grainy. I am bettin' these were taken in your church building (offering plate gave it away for sure, lol).

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Lovely shots as usual Alison!

    Umm...forgive my British ignorance but what's a paddy?

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Sorry. Stamping my feet and pretending to cry like a kid who can't get their own way.

    And I wish my kids wouldn't do this to me...just when I think I have my favourite shot they give me another one :mad2:
    My walls just aren't big enough!!!

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