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    Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    As many of you know my children gave me a gift certificate to B&H for Fathers Day. I decided to spend it on a Nikkor 50 f1.8 so I could play with many of you in some of the threads based around the 50mm lens. I have not really given it much of a work out so Friday when I was going to a new gallery show I buckled it on the D200 and left everything else at home. Here are a few of the results, all available light inside the gallery.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Here are a few candid portraits of some of the exhibitors.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Those are some crispy pix OT. great shots, good lense.

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Thanks for the look and the comment. The main reason for this little exercise was to see how the 50mm f1.8 Nikkor preformed. Overall I was very pleased. It seems to be sharp and does a great job in low light situations. I feel more confident now when a challenge is thrown down.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Nice! I'm watching out the winder for the UPS man with my 50mm f/1.8 from B&H right now. I wonder if he can sense my Jedi mind control thoughts that are telling him to come to my house next....

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Wonderful shots OT!!! Seems the Nikon version does a great job too. Is it making you wonder why you didn't buy one a long time ago?

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    Wonderful shots OT!!! Seems the Nikon version does a great job too. Is it making you wonder why you didn't buy one a long time ago?
    I sure did enjoy using it this weekend. I got some great photos of a couple of the grand kids. The biggest thing is it's so darn light. I felt like I was out with the old Pentax 35 years ago. I think it will get a lot of use. The 28-70 f2.8 has been my normal lens for some time now, but it's so darn heavy it very well may stay in the bag a lot more.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Welcome to the 50mm club, OT!! Great shots, and very characteristic of this lens.

    Hey, I just may need to make a new logo for those who use the 50mm!

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    I think your pictures have convinced me to buy a 50mm 1.8.

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    If I've got nowhere to go?

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    I was a hold out on the 50mm for a long time. Maybe it was because I rarely used the 50 on my film cameras. I always opted for something shorter or longer back in my prime all the time days. I found the 50mm length on the digital to be very nice. I would compare it to the 85mm f2 that was a standard fixture on the film camera for portraits and everyday shooting.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Very nice shots OT.

    I'd love to know what settings you used. I need to play with my lens more. I haven't been very happy with the few test runs I've done.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Very interesting subjects.....a great place to test your new lens. I think this one is going to work for you. I have the 50mm/f1.4 and it's awesome. The colors are very close to "L" colors IMO.

    I'm looking forward to seeing more. Yes, it is light.....one of the features I love about it. I'm keeping my 50mm and now have the 28mm/f1.8 - trying to live light these days. :idea:

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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Very nice shots OT.

    I'd love to know what settings you used. I need to play with my lens more. I haven't been very happy with the few test runs I've done.
    The settings varied depending on where I was in the gallery JETA. I was shooting at ISO 400 and using center weight metering most of the time. I shot both in manual and in aperture priority. Most of the shots in the gallery were below 100th shutter speed.
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    Re: Gallery and the new 50 f1.8

    Thank you for the info OT!
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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