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Old 06-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #121
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I dont know man, the 50mm f/1.8 might be the new hotness. And barely more money.

I say this because really, for a low light portrait lens, you want a little longer focal length so your subjects dont look so distorted.
Nah. I'd trade my 50 for the 35 in a second. It is a good portrait lens, but that is all it is good for. It's too long for a lot of general use. 35mm has equally nice bokeh, but is usable in so many more situations.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #122
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The 50mm is manual if there is no in body focusing motor.
the old one is. the new one from the last year or so is an AF-S
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #123
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Default Canon T2i 18-55 kit lens <$450

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #124
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Tried messing around with some macro shots combining my 70-300 and 50mm 1.8 nikkors. It's a lot tougher than I had imagined. This garbage $11 amazon tripod doesn't help either.

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The lenses are currently held together with scotch tape but I'm not going to bother trying this anymore with the d50. Hopefully I can snag the d5100 soon. My eyes are so strained trying to look through the viewfinder and the screen is about as useless as a bag of ----. Actually, a bag of ---- is probably more useful.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #125
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Thats nuts, so which lens is backwards?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #126
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The 50 is backwards.

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I wish I could achieve a bit sharper images then I could at least stack them.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #127
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omfg, just get a macro filter.









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Old 07-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #128
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Not hardcore by any means here. I used to do some fun shots with my 35mm Canon RebelG...but that's a bit obsolete now. Those pictures don't scan in well.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #129
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I had been using a 40D with 24-105 f/4L IS. Then I bought a PowerShot S95. ---- me, I'm impressed at what this little thing can do. I have little desire to carry around a heavy SLR now.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:26 PM   #130
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omfg, just get a macro filter.
I have one just like that. Not powerful enufff.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #131
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The 50 is backwards.

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I wish I could achieve a bit sharper images then I could at least stack them.
Holy ---- that is scary. I think I am going to try it
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Yeah I'm not wild about my macro filter. Doesn't get all up in there how I like.



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I also have a macro filter that is quite lame, nothing compared to my old 100mm manual focus Pentax macro
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fwiw- extension tubes are nice budget approach for macros. Better than a macro filter (way more depth of field) and way less than a macro lens. They come on eBay for cheaps in good condition too.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #135
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Got my hands on a D5100 and tested out my lenses and goodies. I don't think this does justice to the camera though, I'm losing a lot of quality along the line somewhere.

Edit: That wb was shitty so I rendered again. Slightly better but whatevs. My comp isn't too keen on running after effects.

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white balance like that on purpose?
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white balance like that on purpose?
lol yes and no. I had a ball of a time trying to figure out how to work the thing itself and my software. I was messing around with a cinematic look tutorial too and it just didn't come out right and I wasn't about to re-render.

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Old 07-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #138
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Some more from my 35mm:



I really need to get my shoot on with the 24mm, I think I have used it once since I picked it up :(
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Man this thread is fantastic. Anyone shoot with m4/3rds?
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