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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Love the second one Liz. Perfect for the 50mm.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    One from me so far.

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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Okay last one, for today.

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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    One from today:

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    50mm f/1.4. love the lens

    I love mine too! I have two primes - the 50mm f1.4 and a Sigma 105mm Macro.

    The 50mm f1.4 rocks! I love it for low light, night, and astrophotography. I also use it for portraits, but not as much as I should.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    2 weeks ago we took a weekend to go up to the NC Mountains for some golf and a tour of wine country (yes, they make wine in NC). The fall colors were spectacular and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. To keep it simple, I just used the 50mm all weekend. One side benefit, that I didn't consider at the time (because I'm not a pro) is that with the 50mm, the perspective wasn't compacted, which was perfect for what I was trying to do! I will now think of that when choosing which lens to use.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Quote Originally Posted by OBie
    To keep it simple, I just used the 50mm all weekend. One side benefit, that I didn't consider at the time (because I'm not a pro) is that with the 50mm, the perspective wasn't compacted, which was perfect for what I was trying to do! I will now think of that when choosing which lens to use.

    I agree Obie the 50mm is a much overlooked piece of glass in most of our arsenals. That why I will sometime go out with nothing else just to make me appreciate more what it can do. Back in the old days the 50mm or 55mm was the standard lens that came with all SLR's. There must have been some reason for it.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Here are a couple more from my walk about with the 50mm. I may have use one or more of these in another thread. When you get to be my age the memory doesn't always serve you as well as you would like.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Back in the old days the 50mm or 55mm was the standard lens that came with all SLR's. There must have been some reason for it.
    Its field of coverage (Canon's is 46 diagonally) is roughly equal to what the human eye can view with relative clarity.
    Also isn't it just what we're used to? For many the defining documentary instrument of the 20th century was the 35mm rangefinder camera with 50mm lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat
    Its field of coverage (Canon's is 46 diagonally) is roughly equal to what the human eye can view with relative clarity.
    Also isn't it just what we're used to? For many the defining documentary instrument of the 20th century was the 35mm rangefinder camera with 50mm lens.
    And I use a 35mm prime with my D70 for this exact reason: with the crop factor it's right around 50mm.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Here are a few of my 50mm shots from the last few weeks.

    The first two with the Canon 50mm f/1.4 (both with a little help from an extension tube)

    The last three with the Canon 50m f/1.8
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    we took a weekend to go up to the NC Mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by OBie
    2 weeks ago we took a weekend to go up to the NC Mountains for some golf and a tour of wine country (yes, they make wine in NC). The fall colors were spectacular and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. To keep it simple, I just used the 50mm all weekend. One side benefit, that I didn't consider at the time (because I'm not a pro) is that with the 50mm, the perspective wasn't compacted, which was perfect for what I was trying to do! I will now think of that when choosing which lens to use.

    Where in the NC mountains?

    And golf in the mountains???? That looks like a wicked course, with the sloping terrain.

    There are several small, family owned wineries in NC. Actually, there are over 60!
    http://www.visitnc.com/what_to_do_wine.asp?s=fw

    The closest to us is Duplin Winery, located in, Duplin County.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    Here are a few of my 50mm shots from the last few weeks.

    The first two with the Canon 50mm f/1.4 (both with a little help from an extension tube)

    The last three with the Canon 50m f/1.8
    Loupey these are outstanding as usual. I never thought about the tubes with my 50. I use them mainly with the 105. Now you have given me something to think about.
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    Re: 50mm Walk About

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Here are a couple more from my walk about with the 50mm. I may have use one or more of these in another thread. When you get to be my age the memory doesn't always serve you as well as you would like.
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    How big is the town you live in? Your photos remind me a lot of Mineral Point. I see your main street photos and they make me feel right at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    Larry,

    How big is the town you live in? Your photos remind me a lot of Mineral Point. I see your main street photos and they make me feel right at home.
    My home town boast of having 3000 souls in the city limits. What you see is pretty much what you get. That is the downtown area. We have two stoplights and a caution light in the downtown area. A few years ago a by-pass was built to get truck and through traffic out of downtown. We have a McDonald's and a few other businesses that have sprung up out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    My home town boast of having 3000 souls in the city limits. What you see is pretty much what you get. That is the downtown area. We have two stoplights and a caution light in the downtown area. A few years ago a by-pass was built to get truck and through traffic out of downtown. We have a McDonald's and a few other businesses that have sprung up out there.
    Sounds a lot like Mineral Point. We have around 2500 people, no stop lights, the highway by-pass was put in a couple years ago... No McDonalds but we do have a couple sub shops within gas stations on the edge of town. Lots of old, historical buildings that bring in lots of tourists. That's about it for us.
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    Wow Allison, that's a gorgeous shot of your daughter. Your portraits are generally great but this one is beyond that!

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    How was this lit? I like the lighting on this one a lot. Looks like something reflective to your right was filling?


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    All the sun in the pictures, makes me envious. It's that we had last weekend a couple nice brakes in the rain but Sunday it was not fit for man or beast a OLD wet rain, all day! Not even a single sun brake since Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Fly
    How was this lit? I like the lighting on this one a lot. Looks like something reflective to your right was filling?
    Sun behind and to camera left, and gold reflector in front and slightly to the right.
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    Loupey, I love the shot of the old truck rear window.

    And all your small towns look like citys to me, people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Loupey these are outstanding as usual. I never thought about the tubes with my 50. I use them mainly with the 105. Now you have given me something to think about.
    Definitely give it a try. It doesn't take much (12mm) to make a big difference. Incidentally, the two knife shots I posted in your "edge" thread earlier were both shot with the 50mm f/1.8 with 12mm extensions.


    One more shot: met this fella at one of the parks. Despite his puzzled appearance, he was quite vicious. At least he sounded like one vicious little guy. The f/1.8 version on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    Loupey, I love the shot of the old truck rear window.

    And all your small towns look like citys to me, people.
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    Woohoo! First snow of the season Been kinda sick but, couldn't resist running out to play for a bit in around the pad. Here's a few shots with the Oly OM-G and the 50...
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    Ahhh, thanks. I need to expand my skill set and think about lighting issues more so I felt I should ask to be sure. Thanks again for the info!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
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