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10/27/2006 04:17:23 PM · #1
I just got my new lens (Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D), actually it is home on the doorstep.....It is my first purchase of a lens since getting these two lenses (Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G) When I purchased my film camera 6yrs ago.

So, at risk of getting ridiculed, what is the most common time everyone uses this lense? I understand it is just going to be much more sharp then using the zoom lense. I guess what I am asking should this become my lens of choice in most situations?


10/27/2006 04:19:04 PM · #2
I heard that they work well for concerts.
10/27/2006 04:20:12 PM · #3
Its a great portrait and low light lens. You can use it for just about anything.
10/27/2006 04:20:43 PM · #4
I have 2 cameras and one of them ALWAYS has a 50mm on it. I use my 50 in-studio for portrait work; out & about for street stuff and beach stuff, weddings, and well.... I use it more than any other single lens in the bag.
10/27/2006 04:22:24 PM · #5
cool....so it was a good purchase.... oh boy....don't anyone beat me home and get it off the porch!!
10/27/2006 04:23:06 PM · #6
Originally posted by dassilem:

cool....so it was a good purchase.... oh boy....don't anyone beat me home and get it off the porch!!


What's your address again? I'll just go check on it for ya ;)
10/27/2006 04:24:29 PM · #7
//www.dpchallenge.com/lens.php?LENS_ID=293

If I made the link correctly follow it for some great shots taken with this lens.Librodo has some beautiful portraits using it.

By the way... If it on your doorstep right now, where do you live? :-)

Message edited by author 2006-10-27 16:25:51.
10/27/2006 04:29:44 PM · #8
thanks for checking on the lens for me....I live at the first house on the left...

thanks for the link...I didn't know that existed on this site.....

Message edited by author 2006-10-27 16:30:36.
10/27/2006 04:38:00 PM · #9
Try shooting close-up at various objects with it wide open at 1.8. It's fun to experiment with an amazingly narrow DOF!
10/27/2006 04:39:34 PM · #10
Yup, for photos by camera or lens just look under Equipment on the menu in the upper left. I haven't made any glass purchases yet but when I do I'll use this source to check them out.

Have fun with the new lens!
10/27/2006 04:40:34 PM · #11
Everything. The sky's your limit. Nope not even that, you can even shoot the clouds if that tickles your fancy!
10/27/2006 04:41:01 PM · #12
Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?
10/27/2006 04:41:18 PM · #13
lol
10/27/2006 04:45:34 PM · #14
OK -
Congrats on the new lens -- I love that feeling!
Serious question. Why do awesome photographers like Librodo have the 1.8 instead of the 1.4?
I have the 1.4 and I'm sure it's the same (other than the .4) ...
Anyway - the first thing you need to do is get a reversal ring and shoot at things with the lens 5.2 inches away with a razor-thin DOF!! LOL!!!

Here's more ideas:

50mm 1.4

Message edited by author 2006-10-27 16:58:20.
10/27/2006 04:45:43 PM · #15
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


ROFLMAO!
10/27/2006 04:47:54 PM · #16
I have one (50 f/1.4) but is a kind of inbetween lens. Don't really know what to do with it.
For street scenes / walkaround and full body stuff I prefer my 30 f/1.4 and for portraits I am thinking about getting an 85 f/1.8

Make use of the low light capabilities and shoot in low light conditions without flash.


10/27/2006 04:48:40 PM · #17
I must admit that the 85mm 1.8 is next on my list. Awsome lens and very sharp.
10/27/2006 04:51:17 PM · #18
Originally posted by metatate:

I have the 1.4 and I'm sure it's the same (other than the .4) ...


No it is not. The 1.8 is more based on plastick and looks more modern, while the f/1.4 looks like an older design with more metal. In real life it sure looks more bombproof.
They also have different ranges of good performance. The f/1.4 is better wide-open till f/4 and after f/4 the 1.8 is better. Slight differences in bokeh too (runs and hides).


10/27/2006 04:54:45 PM · #19
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


think I'll skip on both....but maybe find a handsome hunk?
10/27/2006 04:56:46 PM · #20
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


Yeah I saw her face and if you meant pretty as a euphemism then OK. If not you used the wrong adjective.
10/27/2006 04:57:18 PM · #21
Thanks for the info. I really like heavy metal I guess ...
the 10-20 sigma is the runner up as my fave and that thing is pretty mass-ive.

Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by metatate:

I have the 1.4 and I'm sure it's the same (other than the .4) ...


No it is not. The 1.8 is more based on plastick and looks more modern, while the f/1.4 looks like an older design with more metal. In real life it sure looks more bombproof.
They also have different ranges of good performance. The f/1.4 is better wide-open till f/4 and after f/4 the 1.8 is better. Slight differences in bokeh too (runs and hides).

10/27/2006 08:15:18 PM · #22
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


Yeah I saw her face and if you meant pretty as a euphemism then OK. If not you used the wrong adjective.


WHO ME???????? I think that was uncalled for.
10/27/2006 08:16:58 PM · #23
Originally posted by dassilem:

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


Yeah I saw her face and if you meant pretty as a euphemism then OK. If not you used the wrong adjective.


WHO ME???????? I think that was uncalled for.


:-0 What? No No not you. Did you really take offence? I meant the girl in the original photo.


Message edited by author 2006-10-27 20:45:31.
10/27/2006 08:20:14 PM · #24
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by dassilem:

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by routerguy666:

Gather up a pretty girl and a squid?


Yeah I saw her face and if you meant pretty as a euphemism then OK. If not you used the wrong adjective.


WHO ME???????? I think that was uncalled for.


:-0 What? No No not you. Did you really take offence?


unless I got it wrong euphemism is 'the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt'....so I thought you were inferring that the word pretty was used instead of and offensive adjective...

but then again you didn't mean me....I just assumed because I started the thread...

10/27/2006 08:21:35 PM · #25
NO I did not mean you! I mean the girl in the image routerguy666 was referring to. Please accept my apologies for the misunderstanding.
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