Re: Your Photography

Postby jnumbaz on Mon 23/Aug/10 12:07am

I think your confusing it with the fixed focal point, that being 50mm, meaning that the lens does not zoom. It still has an auto focus motor, not sure what the min focusing distance is.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby wuffy on Mon 23/Aug/10 12:22am

jnumbaz wrote:I think your confusing it with the fixed focal point, that being 50mm, meaning that the lens does not zoom. It still has an auto focus motor, not sure what the min focusing distance is.


Whoops wrong word. I'll be getting one then!

What would anyone recommend for a Nikon? And are the wider f-stop 1.4 lenses worth the extra 250+?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 23/Aug/10 4:47am

Oli wrote:The other day in Wellington. It's some cheap shitheap of a Kodak camera but I still think this is a cool shot - I love the line of shadow on the water.


It is a cool shot - I always love that dark cloud look contrasting the sun. :)

Reminds me of this old one of mine... just a little point and shoot as well.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Mon 23/Aug/10 11:33am

wuffy wrote:What would anyone recommend for a Nikon? And are the wider f-stop 1.4 lenses worth the extra 250+?

I
I think theres 2 1.4's now for nikon with a new one out recently.

f1.4's are faster and have better Bokeh, tho best to start with a cheapo 1.8 and move on later wont cost you much if anything.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Conners on Mon 23/Aug/10 1:03pm

thelongwalk wrote:
mundi wrote:
Conners wrote:
mundi wrote:Took the new 50mm prime out for a spin today, bit different having to walk to adjust your focal lenght, but I like it so far.

Aren't they the coolest!? I've had heaps of fun with mine so far. No spectacular results just yet - but that's me not the lens!


They are awesome arent they!
Only really had it out a couple of times but so much fun! Though it does give you even more to think about when taking shots.


hey guys, just read up on what you mean by 50mm, sounds awesome. I need a new camera, anything I could get with a $1000 thats a ok camera body and a 50 mm lens- anything you recommend?. thx

Not sure on current pricing but I'm pretty sure you'd pick up a Canon 1000D (perhaps with twin lens kit?) for around a grand now? Or you might even get a 450D with a single kit lens for that money?
The 50mm f1.8 retails for about $200, which is dirt cheap for what it is really.
Primes obviously have their limitations (ie no zoom) but for a couple of hundred bucks they are so much fun. You definitely need another lens (or two, or three....) in the bag though. Really depends on what you can afford to spend.
I bought a Canon 450D about a year ago and absolutely love it - would recommend it to anyone starting out (and have done, and they have bought them, and also love them!).
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Conners on Mon 23/Aug/10 1:05pm

Oli wrote:The other day in Wellington. It's some cheap shitheap of a Kodak camera but I still think this is a cool shot - I love the line of shadow on the water.

That's grouse Olo :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Photography

Postby wolffman1 on Mon 23/Aug/10 3:26pm

RJD wrote:
wuffy wrote:What would anyone recommend for a Nikon? And are the wider f-stop 1.4 lenses worth the extra 250+?

I
I think theres 2 1.4's now for nikon with a new one out recently.

f1.4's are faster and have better Bokeh, tho best to start with a cheapo 1.8 and move on later wont cost you much if anything.


It depends on whether your camera can autofocus with the older 50 f1.8 which are AFD (D90 or better).
If not then you will be in manual focus only, which might not be the end of the world or you can go with the 35mm f1.8 AFS DX which is cheaper and fantastic, or the more expensive 50 f1.4 AFS, which I have not played with.

If you have to have AF, then I would go with the 35mm 1.8 on cost and its a really good lens
If you don't need AF and are happy to go with manual focus then I would get the 50mm 1.8 AFD. Its heaps cheaper and almost as good as the f1.4 especially once you stop down to f2.8 there is even less difference between the two lenses anyway

Have a play with the two focal length settings on your zoom lens and see which you like the look of more.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby northernmonkey on Mon 23/Aug/10 3:41pm

thelongwalk wrote:
mundi wrote:
Conners wrote:
mundi wrote:Took the new 50mm prime out for a spin today, bit different having to walk to adjust your focal lenght, but I like it so far.

Aren't they the coolest!? I've had heaps of fun with mine so far. No spectacular results just yet - but that's me not the lens!


They are awesome arent they!
Only really had it out a couple of times but so much fun! Though it does give you even more to think about when taking shots.


hey guys, just read up on what you mean by 50mm, sounds awesome. I need a new camera, anything I could get with a $1000 thats a ok camera body and a 50 mm lens- anything you recommend?. thx


If you don't mind buying second hand you can pick up 20D's for F all money now (or even a SH 5D) and they're still a great camera(s), I love mine with the 50mm lens on, just makes you want to play around.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby thelongwalk on Mon 23/Aug/10 6:56pm

Conners wrote:
thelongwalk wrote:
mundi wrote:
Conners wrote:
mundi wrote:Took the new 50mm prime out for a spin today, bit different having to walk to adjust your focal lenght, but I like it so far.

Aren't they the coolest!? I've had heaps of fun with mine so far. No spectacular results just yet - but that's me not the lens!


They are awesome arent they!
Only really had it out a couple of times but so much fun! Though it does give you even more to think about when taking shots.


hey guys, just read up on what you mean by 50mm, sounds awesome. I need a new camera, anything I could get with a $1000 thats a ok camera body and a 50 mm lens- anything you recommend?. thx

Not sure on current pricing but I'm pretty sure you'd pick up a Canon 1000D (perhaps with twin lens kit?) for around a grand now? Or you might even get a 450D with a single kit lens for that money?
The 50mm f1.8 retails for about $200, which is dirt cheap for what it is really.
Primes obviously have their limitations (ie no zoom) but for a couple of hundred bucks they are so much fun. You definitely need another lens (or two, or three....) in the bag though. Really depends on what you can afford to spend.
I bought a Canon 450D about a year ago and absolutely love it - would recommend it to anyone starting out (and have done, and they have bought them, and also love them!).


thx for that
hmm diffcult decision
on tard me
450d + 1.8 could buy now $800
or
1.4 $600
450 d $750
different sellers. I guess its worth the extra $550
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Mon 23/Aug/10 7:07pm

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Re: Your Photography

Postby Conners on Mon 23/Aug/10 9:00pm

thelongwalk wrote:thx for that
hmm diffcult decision
on tard me
450d + 1.8 could buy now $800
or
1.4 $600
450 d $750
different sellers. I guess its worth the extra $550

Hmmmm, not sure on that one. I've not used a 1.4 so can't really comment. Gut feel would tell me to go for 1.8 - but your gut feel might be different to mine!
When I was buying the 1.8 I was really looking at bang for your buck - it is super cheap for what it is.
Someone here will have experience with both and be able to offer more of an insight on the 1.4 and whether it's worth it (I think RJD has both?)
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Mon 23/Aug/10 9:20pm

Not yet!

I'm going to get a faster prime butnot realy sure quite what yet, all the L's are way out of reach so likely either a canon 50f1.4, the sigma 50 or 85 or the new canon ef-s 35 if it comes out.

I know people with the canon 1.4 and its lot better at a lot of things than the 1.8.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Fango on Tue 24/Aug/10 9:44am

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Re: Your Photography

Postby lubie on Tue 24/Aug/10 9:04pm

cute seal :)
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