A&P I received my EF 50mm f/1.8 II today...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by -desi-pari-, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    Any tips guys? :)
     
  2. johan

    johan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sahasrara; magnetic violet infinite
    set to f/2. shoot. enjoy.
     
  3. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    925
    - Stop it down, f/2 is better than 1.8 and mine gets dramatically sharper past ~f/2.8.
    - Steer clear of shooting into red highlights (in particular) - bish flares like mad on red.
    - Make sure its set to manual focus if you're in an environment where quiet matters :hs:
     
  4. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    Thanks, anything else? Lol!
    Do you have any photos? Preferably portraits?
     
  5. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    8,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    it takes a while to focus in low light
     
  6. Skaughtto

    Skaughtto New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sell it and get the f1.4 :mamoru:
     
  7. gs-R

    gs-R OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    take more self portraits
     
  8. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    Ah that explains the blury look in my shots.
    LOL, too expensive for me :(
    Enough of those too boring.. Meh!
     
  9. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Allentown, PA
    how long till you flip it around?
     
  10. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    Lol, unlikely that I will, sorry!
     
  11. johan

    johan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sahasrara; magnetic violet infinite
    I leave my camera in continuous focus mode for shots at f/2 and wider.
    Seems to help.
     
  12. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    I do that too, this is my first additional lens by the way, so i'm quite happy :)
     
  13. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    62,962
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Zebes
    awesome! enjoy... I'd like to get the 1.4 one of these days..

    this is a great portrait lens..
     
  14. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    I hope to get that some day, for now i'm going to enjoy shooting with this :)
     
  15. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,410
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    Houston
    wide open, shallow DOF
     
  16. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    62,962
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Zebes
    ftw :bowdown:

    Only thing to think about is the sharpness below 2.8... you gain the shallow DOF below 2.8, but you lose sharpness...

    The bokeh at 1.8 is sweet though :p
     
  17. Mutombo

    Mutombo New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco
    The bokeh on this lens is actually pretty harsh. Fun lens for $75 though :hs:
     
  18. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    925
    I do but not handy at work. Here's one that is already up for a friend of mine, took ages ago, wide open, and ISO 1600 on the D30 :mamoru:

    Aside from the noise and general mediocrity of the subject its a fair example of what the 50 can do wide open at least. Short DOF candids are generally FTW with this lens.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    925
    ibmoreD30h8
     
  20. looslip

    looslip New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    flip it around and shoot. lol
     
  21. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    That's pretty coolany without the high ISO?
    Gotta love that :bowdown:
     
  22. looslip

    looslip New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why so grainy for?
     
  23. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    32,995
    Likes Received:
    0


    you'll soon be addicted to primes :)
     
  24. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    62,962
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Zebes
    he shot it at ISO 1600, hence, the noise
     
  25. -desi-pari-

    -desi-pari- Guest

    I always keep my iso very very low!
     

Share This Page