thread: 50mm 1.4!

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    Thumbs up 50mm 1.4!

    Wow I didn't know that a lens could cause so much excitement



    If anyone is considering getting one but is hesitant I say GO FOR IT! I am so over the moon happy with this tiny little lens

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    I am impressed with your talent!!! ;-)

    Ooooh & tremendously excited too!!!!

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    Sam that's awesome... I am still learning all this lens stuff so I assume you are using it for portraits, like the kids? Do you have any examples on your blog etc? I have a $150 voucher at Teds and need to get a lens, do you think that would be the best one for me?
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    I'll put some examples up later. They are on PC and I am on macbook atm I'm sure I took the ticker pic of Caleb with it but it's too small to see the result properly.

    I've used it for portraits and I had a bit of a muck about in the garden the other day but it was a bit too windy so will have to wait till a really still day.

    I've had a bit of trouble getting used to it. It is hard to get the focus spot on when it's opened up to 1.4.

    You were talking about a macro the other day weren't you? I'd be tempted to get that but I wanted to have the extremely short DOF.

    ETA shhhhh Tracey
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    Dandy Ranges ;)
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    Noice. What brand?

    Kelly - do you have a 35-70mm zoom? That's generally a really nice lens to have in your camera case

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    Nikon Kazbah

    A bit of the clarity has been lost from reducing and uploading but you can get an idea of what they look like with the DOF that small.

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    ooh, that's lovely. I'm jealous!

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    Sam, what's the shhhhh bizzo.... youre not UTD are you????

    Oh wow, loving that sharpness!!!! I have the standard 18-55 - so the 35-70 would be better for the kids/portraits?
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    OK..!

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    I like the 35-70 for portraits and its a general workhorse for me. But getting one with a good aperature range is imperitave - I mine's 2.2/3.3 as the smallest ap, which sorta is annoying when using the 70mm side of things. But then mine also does a macro which is funky.

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    A friend of mine has the 1.8 lens, what do you think of that one? She said its about $150 which isn't bad!
    Kelly xx

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    Oh nonononno not UTD Tracey was just making my head swell...

    Now I don't really know the difference between the canon lenses but when I was reseaching the nikon ones the 1.4 is supposed to be a better built lens than the 1.8 IRT the type of glass and the internal elements. It took me a lot of time to decide on it partly due to the extra cost.

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    You deserve to have a swelling head!!!!

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    Ahhhh has Sam been to your place?

    She is a star. I am proud to have forced her into this
    Kelly xx

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    Yep, She popped in one day with caleb & Maddy had a 'sick' day from school... cant wait to see them ALL!!!

    I'm glad you forced her too!!!! LOL

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    OoOoh hope to see some soon
    Kelly xx

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    Sammi, I dont know how, so maybe you can? I assume you've got copies??? LOL