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    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
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    50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Okay, this is just for fun...NOT a real war. Don't go crazy on me. I'd just like to see some new pictures from everyone (yes, including you Nikonians) who received a 50mm f/1.8 lens for Christmas this year. I'll start out with a couple of snaps taken at Ruby's Diner this afternoon and will probably add more later as others contribute. I probably could have composed these a little better, but I'm still in the experimental stage with this lens.

    Oh, settings were as follows:

    #1 - f/1.8, 1/60th, +1/3 EV, ISO 400
    #2 - f/1.8, 1/100th, ISO 400

    Both photos utilized natural light and slight adjustments in PS.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Oh dear. I have created a monster! LOL

    Wow!!! That portrait is GORGEOUS!!!
    Sorry, the other shot is great too, but you know me...I'm a portrait person hehe.

    Are we going to have some rules for this?

    Y'know, can the image be photoshopped in a believeable way. And in anyway, other than texturizers, which would then get rid of the clarity that you get with that beautiful lens?

    Does it have to be that you received the lens for Christmas?

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Great idea for a thread. Wish I had a 50mm so I could play. Haven't had one since I went autofocus a few years ago. Looking forward to the images in this thread.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Yes it's true, you can get an amazingly good lens for under $100 USD... I didn't get one for Christmas so that's my excuse for not posting a shot. Looking forward to see everyone else's work!

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    This is definitely my favourite lens. And, although it's not regarded as a pro lens, I think it should be.
    The fact that it's made of plastic doesn't bother me at all. It can take some seriously FANTASTIC pictures. I LOVE my 50mm 1.8 MKII.

    Natural lighting, F/5.6, SS 1/100, ISO 400



    Natural lighting, F/5.6, SS 1/100, ISO 400


    Overcast day, F/2.5, SS 1/1000, ISO 100

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    No rules Allison...just go for it if you have this lens...oh, looks like you already did, lol.

    I love that first shot!

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    what if i have a 50mm 1.4 that i didn't get for christmas?
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    Wow!!! That portrait is GORGEOUS!!!
    Thank you, Allison! That's my baby girl, Adrienne. She's gonna be 17 in February. And yes, dad's got a gun and ain't afraid to brandish it.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    No rules Allison...just go for it if you have this lens...oh, looks like you already did, lol.

    I love that first shot!
    If I have this lens? LOL your so funny. Just look at me!!!
    More Self portrait fun...

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan8i
    what if i have a 50mm 1.4 that i didn't get for christmas?
    ummm....well that really wouldn't be a fair comparison, Dylan. Not that I wouldn't like to see images from that lens as well. Hmmm....tell you what, shoot your images at f/1.8 and above and then go ahead and post them here.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Actually, not to hijack this thread, but I have been really curious about the differences in bokeh quality between the 50mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4...

    Anyone care to indulge me in another thread?
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I'm going to say...the 50mm 1.8 Canon Optics look pretty well, but the build quality is pretty ...crap. Plastic lens mount, who wants that? The Nikon has a metal lens mount and seems more durable.

    I almost bought the 50 1.8, but I don't like primes. I got a Sigma 24-70 F2.8 instead

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan8i
    what if i have a 50mm 1.4 that i didn't get for christmas?
    Same here, guess I have to get busy... Actually have two at the moment, Nikon AF (non-D) and AIS manual focus. I should see how they compare.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by specradio
    Plastic lens mount, who wants that?
    umm...those of us who can't afford expensive lenses.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by specradio
    I'm going to say...the 50mm 1.8 Canon Optics look pretty well, but the build quality is pretty ...c**p. Plastic lens mount, who wants that? The Nikon has a metal lens mount and seems more durable.
    Wouldn't cheap and nasty have been a more pleasant way to describe what you are trying to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    umm...those of us who can't afford expensive lenses.
    Well said shrackman!

    It's bringing me superb results. So who cares what it's made of? Like I said the plastic build doesn't bother me at all.

    Taken outside on an overcast day, F/4.0, SS 1/250, ISO 100


    Taken outside on an overcast day, F/5.6, SS 1/80, ISO 100


    F/2.8, SS 1/400 ISO 100


    F/2.8, SS 1/160, ISO 100
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I don't think it'd cost much more to add a metal lens mount

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Can I play? here you go
    SS1/50th
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    ISO 100 natural light
    The lens is light and inexspensive, imo a must have.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Well, I got my 50mm 1.8 D in November..I love it

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    well my 50 1.4 is an older nikon so its metal and manual focus... unfortunantly since i'm shooting film with it, it might take a while to get pics up. but its a good lense.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Can a Canon 50mm F1.4 play - please pretty please

    Roger

    PS. I just took a load on film (the old FD lense) still waiting for them to come back (blasted Christmas post)
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    You just knew I would be here didn't you Roger? :thumbsup:

    Quote Originally Posted by readingr
    Can a Canon 50mm F1.4 play - please pretty please

    Roger

    PS. I just took a load on film (the old FD lense) still waiting for them to come back (blasted Christmas post)
    Apparently yes you can join in. Here's what shrackman said about the 1.4...

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    ummm....well that really wouldn't be a fair comparison, Dylan. Not that I wouldn't like to see images from that lens as well. Hmmm....tell you what, shoot your images at f/1.8 and above and then go ahead and post them here.

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Just missed that one - when they come back I'll post some.

    Roger

    PS my new flash has worked miracles, will post some portraits soon.
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    I just got my rebel xti and 50 mm 1.8 in November... Here are a few of my faves so far...
    I'm loving my $100 lens!
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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by readingr

    PS my new flash has worked miracles, will post some portraits soon.
    Yay!!!!

    Nice to see you posting here Diane. I LOVE that snowman!!!

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    Re: 50mm f/1.8 Lens War Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by specradio
    I don't think it'd cost much more to add a metal lens mount
    Perhaps for some folks, dishing out another couple or few hundred bucks more is no big deal. But many of us on this forum are on a tight budget and this lens serves our purpose rather well for now. Would I rather have a metal lenses? That's like asking if I'd rather have a 5D in my hands than having to still shoot with my original Digital Rebel these past three years.

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