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TristanCardew
15th of August 2007 (Wed), 23:06
I'm still waiting to test out this lens, but i'm not sure on what yet. I would primarily be using it for action sports photography, but seeing as it's raining in Sydney today i can't :cry:. Anyone have any ideas what i can shoot in the house? Other than a simply still-life? I'd love to try out a technique someone can recommend with new lighting and what not?

Also, i'm the only one home, so no portraits of anyone except myself :cry:

Ideas?

Reaperman
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 03:07
I'm still waiting to test out this lens, but i'm not sure on what yet. I would primarily be using it for action sports photography, but seeing as it's raining in Sydney today i can't :cry:. Anyone have any ideas what i can shoot in the house? Other than a simply still-life? I'd love to try out a technique someone can recommend with new lighting and what not?

Also, i'm the only one home, so no portraits of anyone except myself :cry:

Ideas?

Try some pack shots from your cupboards. try some unusual angles of obvious items (printers, hi fi etc), fill a glass vase with water add some colouring and try blowing bubbles through it, try the same with cooking oil, light a candle or joss stick and experiment shooting the smoke or flame, shoot the rain on the window, run a tap and capture moving water.... man there are so many things to play with you should never be bored.

Good luck.

:DReaperman

apjoseph
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 03:36
Hello Jetjoint, you might find this thread useful : http://www.flickr.com/groups/technique/discuss/72157594252051944/ regarding smoke & incense

willy b
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 03:38
Agree, Dave that is a stunning shot!

Neil1986hk
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 11:29
no wonder people say this lens isn't sharp enough :p

nice shots

That's heck of camera shakes. :)
Nice shots!

Thanks. I just want something unusual. :oops:

Wekkel
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 16:20
You can do some amazing things with this lens. You can play with the DOF to a reasonable extent. However, sometimes you want a sharp foreground and an unsharp background, without suffering too much from a larger F as the big mediator.

Here's what you get from standard F22 with slower shutter speed (bit unsharp)
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5083/plantenyd3.jpg

The trick would be to use low F's, make a set of pictures while changing the focus manually in gradual steps, and stack them together with a program like CombineZ.

Result
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/3720/planten2om0.jpg

Sharp foreground, very unsharp background (although close to the subject).

Nice toy to play with, the 50mm and a PC.

there was a slight wind in my backyard, you can see some ghosting in the flowers and the spider web thread. Furthermore, notice that the unsharp area is not as smoothly unsharp as one would wish. It can always be better in life.

tom s
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 21:55
This lens never do good portraits since the bokeh is horrible.

But bokeh is not important in studio photography where most shots are taken at f/8-f/11.

Jetjoint
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 22:49
Hello Jetjoint, you might find this thread useful : http://www.flickr.com/groups/technique/discuss/72157594252051944/ regarding smoke & incense

Thanks apjoseph .... I will try it out!

:D

Neil1986hk
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 23:28
But bokeh is not important in studio photography where most shots are taken at f/8-f/11.
Exactly. I saw some photographers using cheap zoom lens in studio. The results are impressive: very sharp and detail. :D

Neil1986hk
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 23:36
The only bad thing is its barrel. It may break into pieces someday.
A guy dropped his normal lens a few days ago. I also heard some reports in which the lens broken down without a drop.

TristanCardew
16th of August 2007 (Thu), 23:43
Hello Jetjoint, you might find this thread useful : http://www.flickr.com/groups/technique/discuss/72157594252051944/ regarding smoke & incense

I know this wasn't directed at me, but i'd like to say thankyou anyway. That tutorial is awesome!:)

Reaperman
17th of August 2007 (Fri), 04:29
A guy dropped his normal lens a few days ago. I also heard some reports in which the lens broken down without a drop.


Clearly the trick here is not to drop your kit but to look after it. It would be bad enough dropping the 50 1.8 but at the price its easy to replace without breaking the bank.... but can you imagine how you'd feel if it was the 50 1.2?

and yes the 1.2 will break if you drop it even though the build quality is better.

Just in case all you 1.8 er's out there think they have a fragile lens on the camera... I did drop mine on my decking... but it wasn't affected at all. Guess I was lucky or perhaps the build isn't quite as poor as we imagine.

Either way I'd rather replace a 1.8 than a 1.2... unless the Lottery comes up.

Keep the faith with ya Nifty fifty's and post more... It is great seeing such brilliant results on this post.

PS StaticThought Love those portrait shots.

:DReaperman

Nick_b
17th of August 2007 (Fri), 07:48
I think it's funny that people worry about the plastic mount on the 50mm 1.8. For the size and weight of the lens who cares. You would be amazed at the amount of plastic holding the engine in your car together!

gef
17th of August 2007 (Fri), 08:07
But metal mounts are shiny....

Reaperman
17th of August 2007 (Fri), 09:41
But metal mounts are shiny....

:lol::lol::lol: There's always one.


:DReaperman

ajayclicks
17th of August 2007 (Fri), 12:31
Taken at a local flower show:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1371/1128012157_35626d2180_o.jpg

Cheers
Ajay

Bas
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 09:52
Any of you guys using filters on his/hers 50mm? If so, which?

Reaperman
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 10:22
Any of you guys using filters on his/hers 50mm? If so, which?

Hi Bas.... I have UV filters on all my lenses.... even the cheapy nifty fifty. I use Hoya PRO1's coz they are nice and thin. There are debates all over this forum about the validity of using UV filters or not.... but mine is for peace of mind and protection.


Have used various other filter manufacturers in the past but have stuck to Hoya over recent years as I have never had any problems with them.

:DReaperman

castaneda
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 15:36
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/jdmporn/priss1.jpg

apjoseph
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 16:18
I have posted here once before, so I hope its ok to post again.

I cant get over the fact just how impressive and sharp this lens can be. Here are 3 photos of my son I took today.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1201/1161973295_85ead3e614.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1252/1162846608_6cd1b1414c.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1157/1161994931_c55b8114b7.jpg

apjoseph
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 16:19
I know this wasn't directed at me, but i'd like to say thankyou anyway. That tutorial is awesome!:)

Hey Tristan, glad to help and you are very welcome! :)

segasaturn
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 16:21
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/jdmporn/priss1.jpg
Not sure if this looks a little soft, but love the shot!

Chako
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 19:02
I just like the way the 50 1.8's tip sort of wiggles when its auto focusing. Sexy! lol

Seefutlung
18th of August 2007 (Sat), 23:46
http://garyayala.smugmug.com/photos/185211483-L.jpg

silvex
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 00:32
Just picked up my second copy of this lens, I believe this copy is much sharper than the one I had originally.

http://www.pbase.com/image/66425187.jpg

Amazing shot! You indeed have a GREAT F1.8!!! Her beauty is mesmerazing!!! Those eyes are WOW!!!

ss_kiran
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 14:06
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/1139396538_e7cbd3a22c_b.jpg

20Duser
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 17:40
I've been watching this link for a while and have just bought the lens! I hope my results with it will be as good as the ones posted so far.

koalawalla
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 18:01
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/1.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/2.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/3.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/4.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/6.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/8.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~djsoph/images/8-17-07%20-%20Waldos%20of%20Kirkland/9.jpg

I just got this lens a few days ago. I love it! Just need to work a bit more on focusing. I've never had a lens this fast before and being able to take shots without flash is incredible. Funny how I had walked into the gig no more than 3 minutes after unwrapping the 50 from the box inside my car. :lol:

Bill Pham
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 18:13
here is one of buddy catching a big one.

Bill

dooks88
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 22:57
I've been watching this link for a while and have just bought the lens! I hope my results with it will be as good as the ones posted so far.
you will be very happy. mine just arrived and i'm enjoying it.

rp_63
19th of August 2007 (Sun), 23:01
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1348/1177862034_bd123172c5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10222602@N08/1177862034/)

G35Driver
20th of August 2007 (Mon), 22:26
Heres a shot of my cat Tom

http://luis452.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p749306671.jpg

bigfatchien
21st of August 2007 (Tue), 05:00
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/1048653312_8a9ad1c10f_o.jpg

Wekkel
21st of August 2007 (Tue), 15:57
Wauw, that's an interesting shot ;)

justisnmnz
21st of August 2007 (Tue), 18:50
Wauw, that's an amazing shot

edited. :D

versedmb
21st of August 2007 (Tue), 19:08
Awesome $70 piece of plastic - some of my favorite shots have been with this lens.




http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/399303548_4b8ab91d1b.jpg











http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/274284542_fa0948412b.jpg













http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/399332914_92bebae54a.jpg

Wekkel
23rd of August 2007 (Thu), 16:01
Got the piece of plastic working out again ;)

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3920/50mm01sc9.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9034/50mm02lk5.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1622/50mm03gz6.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3968/50mm04ai6.jpg

shaker69
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 02:06
Lol. Mine came past 7p last night and took this pic right away.

Outside the apt. 30s f/5 100 with tripod
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1331/1219922868_a21a20ef8d.jpg?v=0

Dave Ringkor
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 02:15
My son, minutes old. August 9, 2007.

G35Driver
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 03:12
My son, minutes old. August 9, 2007.
Congratulations, I have a son on the way, he will be here in december.

gacon1
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 04:51
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6145/tranducminh2xx2.jpg

colincb
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 05:19
f/5.6, 1/640, 1250 ISO

TristanCardew
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 05:49
This was a quick (25 min) product/portrait shoot i did. Overcast, rainy day, f/3.2 at 1/160th, underexposed by 1 stop, ISO 220.

Seb and Miri, advertising Cape House Water

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/Tristan88/SebMiriSmall1.jpg

willy b
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 06:07
Really like the above shot, i think the lens is just brilliant. I was just messing about this morning when i found a lizard, fortunatly it stayed still long enough for me to get a shot:)






1http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/003.jpg

Reaperman
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 08:16
Got the piece of plastic working out again ;)

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3920/50mm01sc9.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9034/50mm02lk5.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1622/50mm03gz6.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3968/50mm04ai6.jpg

Wekkel.... once again... excellent shots. Love that Merc... if only.
My 50mm goes with me everywhere now. Just too good a lens to leave out the bag.

:DReaperman

Popper
24th of August 2007 (Fri), 21:19
my first picture posted on this site.... and one of the first ones I shot with the nifty fifty :).

A picture of my daughter....

1/40, f2.8, some PP done because I was all excited and had the ISO on 400...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/LoKyBuckeye/IMG_0109-12.jpg

Discov3ry
25th of August 2007 (Sat), 01:53
Second day shooting with the nifty fifty:

http://gallery.mariuszczyz.com/galleries/Art_Institute/Art_Institute_20070822_5633.jpg

TristanCardew
26th of August 2007 (Sun), 22:40
Such thin DOF. f/1.8.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/Tristan88/CapeHouseWaterCloseup.jpg

silvex
27th of August 2007 (Mon), 11:52
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6145/tranducminh2xx2.jpg

Pretty nice!

Mediation
30th of August 2007 (Thu), 19:17
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1190/1266512988_d99050c50c_o.jpg

Bas
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 05:02
DOF Anyone?

http://www.bassius.nl/Pics/bla/images/IMG_4870.jpg

Jamdiver
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 10:43
For the discerning Flickr Addict

Light isn't quite right?
Are clouds in the way?

Run out of ideas?
Lol, then just log on to the internet on your Crackberry and browse photos while you try to regain your Mojo :-P

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1223/1268706191_617e82c45e_o.jpg

buto
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 11:50
Is this the same lens everyone is shooting with? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12142-USA/Canon_2514A002_Normal_EF_50mm_f_1_8.html

Why is it so cheap but the pictures look so great!

Chako
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 12:34
Yes it is. Because a 50mm lens is the simplest easiest optical formula to make.

asylumxl
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 14:24
Yes it is. Because a 50mm lens is the simplest easiest optical formula to make.

Yeh,pretty much the same optical formula has been around for nearly a century :D.

quad1661
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 14:25
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/quad1661/Portfolio%20II/IMG_1378copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/quad1661/Portfolio%20II/IMG_1260.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/quad1661/photography/Old-Black-Guy---seattle.jpg

willy b
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 17:39
Nice shots there Quad!

P1et
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 17:51
My second post, took a picture of my truck and my friend's dog.

http://www.southernsoot.com/DodgeNifty1.jpg

http://www.southernsoot.com/Slick.jpg

Thanks!

cesstrelle
31st of August 2007 (Fri), 17:59
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1165/1281574994_57fbc9c61a.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1061/1043651636_9b4e0afd82.jpg

MikeLindsey
2nd of September 2007 (Sun), 20:49
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c344/mikebarnhill/IMG_9247.jpg

MaxxuM
2nd of September 2007 (Sun), 21:26
My second post, took a picture of my truck and my friend's dog.

Thanks!

You might want to edit out your plates... Its pretty easy to find out everything about someone using plate numbers.

kevindar
2nd of September 2007 (Sun), 21:56
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1365/1305704942_b63cc05ae2_o.jpg

f2. I did have to apply a little bit of blur to the bokeh, as it was rough

willy b
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 04:12
Kevin that is lovely shot!

kevindar
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 05:06
Kevin that is lovely shot!
thanks willy. he is a cute dog. Tried my sigma 30, canon 50, and canon 85. the 50 just worked the best. I think I am gonna be using it a little more esp with a baby on the way.

willy b
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 05:13
Congratulations on the baby, think the 50 will love taking shots of the baby:)

CDImaging
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 05:42
This lens may be cheap and cheapily made but it produces awesome photos and allows for creativity
http://flickr.com/photos/cdimaging/1311103824/

ThomasOwenM
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 12:14
http://www.renamestar.com/xirensoileddove/xirensd_12wide.jpg

EOS 20D
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 1600

P1et
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 12:27
You might want to edit out your plates... Its pretty easy to find out everything about someone using plate numbers.

Thanks, just edited the photo...

The Fox
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 13:01
All my puppies shots with the nifty fifty and my 430ex on my rebel xti. (http://dewdads.com:5772/nick/Website/Puppies/index.html)

cesstrelle
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 17:07
Here's some more, just took these today at "Gatorama" in Palmdale, FL.

All taken with the 50mm 1.8 prime

My husband holding a baby alligator-
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1391/1314390401_d5445cbb96.jpg

Crocodile chomping some food-
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/1315270696_660d393c86.jpg

Crocodile-
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1116/1315266446_c064708a34.jpg

Alligator-
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1005/1314302603_89ad4d435c.jpg

Heron-
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1395/1315160630_0f8f5dd8dd.jpg

mrfixitx
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 18:13
Here are a few I took yesterday :)


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1185/1315127362_9196dc3990_o.jpg

ISO 1600 1/125 f2.2 ISO 1600 -0.3 EV

Number 2

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1406/1314242069_9b37b04113_o.jpg

1/180 f2.5 ISO 1600 -0.3 EV

see my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrfixitx/

rorshach
3rd of September 2007 (Mon), 19:13
Totally inspiring - this has swung the purchase of this lens for me, thank you everyone for sharing! Hope to add some of my own very soon!

Rorshach

Village_Idiot
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 11:38
I would show the picture of him puking a few seconds later, but no one has wanted to see that on for some reason :twisted:


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1314031434_8ea44f1697_o.jpg

Village_Idiot
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 11:39
oh...and a serious photo:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1099/1313918608_1562cc030e_o.jpg

asylumxl
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 12:39
Here's a shot of a friend i took a few days ago, I thought i'd add it for the hell of it.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/1314939526_40e252c204.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1314939526&size=o)
Click for larger version

SIMPLEPHOTOLT
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 16:01
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1281540589&size=l

SIMPLEPHOTOLT
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 16:02
why is my picture not showing up???

silvex
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 16:09
Taken from a whale watching boat trip

http://silvex.smugmug.com/photos/191144076-L-1.jpg (http://silvex.smugmug.com/photos/191144076-L-1.jpg)

wimg
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 16:21
why is my picture not showing up???
Because it references code in flickr rather than a true url.

Here it is:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1395/1281540589_80ba02dbbb_b.jpg

There is probably a simpler way, but what I didcwas open a new tab, copy your url to the address line, then right click on the picture when it displayed and select Properties, and copied the url by means of the picture icon here.

Kind regards, Wim

fraggle_rock
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 16:23
why is my picture not showing up???

You need to go back to the flickr page and post the line that ends .jpg from one of the boxes below the image.

SIMPLEPHOTOLT
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 19:18
thank you. Oh, btw, how do you get that line that ends .jpg??? i can't find it on the flickr page. thanks
Actually wim talked about it already. thanks

justisnmnz
4th of September 2007 (Tue), 23:09
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5011/92033copy2vf7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Right before they kicked us from the dunes. :D

e r y k
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 02:29
Here's a shot of a friend i took a few days ago, I thought i'd add it for the hell of it.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/1314939526_40e252c204.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1314939526&size=o)
Click for larger version

wows, that bokeh looks amazing. i woulda thought it was taken on a FF camera!

f50fan
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 02:34
Here's a shot of a friend i took a few days ago, I thought i'd add it for the hell of it.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/1314939526_40e252c204.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1314939526&size=o)
Click for larger version




amazing picture.

Olegis
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 03:44
A few photographs from recent trip to Santorini -

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84983810/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84983808/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84914247/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84855610/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84855596/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/84855595/original.jpg


The entire gallery is here (http://www.pbase.com/olegis/santorini).

Tubthumper
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 07:47
The hell with the lense, I'm going to Santorini....

burchy
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 08:04
Santorini is a photographers DREAM. A town called Oia should be your key destination.

Zillon
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 13:07
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d140/zillon3/xA/xalipton07-001.jpg

stathunter
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 14:34
I rarely use this lens other than to play with outside. Has anyone used it indoors with much success? Any value in use at a wedding????

wimg
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 15:20
I rarely use this lens other than to play with outside. Has anyone used it indoors with much success? Any value in use at a wedding????
If it doesn't get too dark for the AF too work well with this lens, yes. Despite the large opening, it tends to hunt in (very) low light, especially with low contrast. The Mk I is better with regard to AF in low light, but it is noisier.

Low light is relative, though. At 1/50s, F/1.8, 800 iso it was coping well with reasonably contrasty subjects, I found.

Kind regards, Wim

dolfinack
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 15:40
Damn you people and your temptations!!!! Mine arrives tomorrow morning. Yeooo!!!!

Bas
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 17:31
I Still like my lens, I Should really use it more often!

asylumxl
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 17:38
wows, that bokeh looks amazing. i woulda thought it was taken on a FF camera!

Just a 350D :), no fullframe for me. Moving the subject away from the background a bit helps.

amazing picture.

Thank you :).

shannyD
5th of September 2007 (Wed), 17:40
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/daisydeadpeddles/ukiahandsacagain020-1.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/daisydeadpeddles/ukiahandsacagain012.jpg


those were taken in really dark room. no flash. so sorry for the noise, i used a high iso.

dolfinack
6th of September 2007 (Thu), 07:37
Oh my gunness I think I got a dud!!!!!!!!!!! :(

dolfinack
6th of September 2007 (Thu), 14:07
OK might have panicked a wee bit prematurely :oops:

Sittingshooter
6th of September 2007 (Thu), 14:34
My humble offering....

shannyD
6th of September 2007 (Thu), 14:41
Oh my gunness I think I got a dud!!!!!!!!!!! :(



i thought mine sucked at first, i just was not used to the shallow DOF. for the first couple of days i would get things that looked really oof. then i started to get a little bit better image when i took my time with it. ill upgrade to the 1.4 someday. but this is good for now, and i use it as my main lens most of the time.
shannon

grinchy
6th of September 2007 (Thu), 19:21
here is 1 I took this morning of my 3 yr old:

http://s2.supload.com/thumbs/default/_MG_2574.jpg (http://s2.supload.com/free/_MG_2574.jpg/view/)

Rockfreak300
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 16:52
Some from me. :) Took these today!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/floridacarclub/Photography/IMG_1949copy.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/floridacarclub/Photography/IMG_1925copy.jpg

mcmadkat
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 17:23
First day with nifty!

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3930/img8483copyrd8.jpg


http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4769/img8487copyra7.jpg

midget
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 17:55
now i really wanna go out and buy one of these babies.

asylumxl
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 17:55
now i really wanna go out and buy one of these babies.

buyyyyyyyyy it ;) you know you want it.

mcmadkat
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 19:16
Yup, you won't regret it! Cost me less than a full tank of petrol!

CincyShooter
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 19:17
^^^thats not really saying much lately

mcmadkat
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 19:20
It is when the tank holds 70 litres.... :(

Oh, and just for you this is how much a full tank costs me:

70 x 0.97 = 67.90


67.90 x 1.97 = $133.76

Tareq
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 21:17
It is when the tank holds 70 litres.... :(

Oh, and just for you this is how much a full tank costs me:

70 x 0.97 = 67.90


67.90 x 1.97 = $133.76

oh ****, i am happy that i didn't rent a car there in Scotland, i will never rent a car there then.

Tonyguy
8th of September 2007 (Sat), 23:25
i won a nifty fifty on ebay and now i can't wait for it to come in!

madhatter04
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 00:29
Borrowed a friend's Nifty Fifty for a day. WOW!
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3945/scootyzj9.jpg

SingingSabre
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 03:14
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/SingingSabre/Portfolio%20in%20the%20making/Emilie_Lemmon_007WTMK.jpg

EDIT:
Thought I'd share this one, too.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/SingingSabre/Portfolio%20in%20the%20making/Emilie_Lemmon_005WTMK.jpg

Wekkel
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 09:55
more 50mm (with 100% crop)

Reaperman
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 11:01
I guess this post has proved the fifty f1.8 is probebly the best value for money lens in its class. I am so glad I bought mine. Its a permanent carry around lens. Can't see me ever paying tons extra for a 1.4.

I know it has complaints coz of its build.... but it has to be the results that count.

Keep em coming.


:DReaperman

aladyforty
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 11:12
best value for money Ive ever purchased

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/1284269281_557aed603b_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1305/1285128350_d84bcb1b5d_o.jpg


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1367/1285127128_a82727449c_o.jpg

Click-it
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 11:38
I can say its my best I just received the lens.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/IMG_1323.jpg

P1et
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 12:21
Some beautiful pictures being taken with this lens!

justisnmnz
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 13:01
few shots on the beach with the girlfriend for fun last weekend:

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2247/92033copyoh1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6619/92246copygv2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Tubthumper
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 16:33
Thought I'd stick my tuppence worth in. Forgive the odd composition, but I'd just got my nifty fifty and shot this one:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1206/1351391233_52fdab6565.jpg

100% crop on the left eye:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1146/1351387075_4669c46051_o.jpg

To see my own reflection in my daughter's eye just made me go "Wow"....

900spg
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 21:07
A shot from Friday evening at Glacier National Park. This is from the southern tip of Lake McDonald looking north during a sunset storm.
http://www.jpsphotos.net/images/20070907_LakeMcDonaldSunset_02.jpg

sadatk
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 21:09
A shot from Friday evening at Glacier National Park. This is from the southern tip of Lake McDonald looking north during a sunset storm.

Wow the rainbow really makes that shot A++

Primm
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:00
Right, I'm convinced. Off to Photo Continental I go!

Can someone explain to me why these things are going for $125 AUD including shipping 2nd hand on eBay, but you can get a brand new one from PC for $10 more?

Guess some buyers on eBay don't exactly do their research.

Back later with some shots!

h0rde
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:26
Guess some buyers on eBay don't exactly do their research.


True story. I doubt many of them know what the nifty costs new, so it just seems like a good deal on a small prime.

justisnmnz
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 22:33
one more:

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7431/92023adcopyvn0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Obey
9th of September 2007 (Sun), 23:24
i see you added the 'h' in lol

apjoseph
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 10:43
Hi, I know I have posted here once before, but I couldn't resist posting these lot of my son I took Saturday in Horniman Museum & Gardens, London, whilst having fun.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1259/1351941401_25fd81995c.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/1352828392_e5ac36f6e1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/1351933805_a960746cb1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/1352828036_8733679ae8.jpg

dolfinack
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 15:56
oooh does anyone think the wee box is almost as cool as the lens itself!!? Just me.... ? :shock:

willy b
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 16:20
oooh does anyone think the wee box is almost as cool as the lens itself!!? Just me.... ? :shock:

yeh i did :rolleyes:

Glenn Wolsey
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 16:25
First day out with my 50mm f/1.8 yesterday. Images are great f/2.8 and up.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1017/1353831441_0fa489065d.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1134/1353824221_1275729a77.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1157/1354432498_6d9d3c8b9b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1268/1354437580_0b9776cc1e.jpg

lakiluno
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 16:29
you need to use BB code ([ img ] tags) rather than HTML.

The 50 1.8 is currently my favourite lens (although a Tamron 17-50 2.8 might change that). I find that with a flash (Sigma EF 500 DG Super for the budget-minded) it is an excellent performer. Tilt the flash, stop down to F/4-F/8 and you can take some amazing photos.

The_Camera_Poser
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 17:32
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa128/bobthefish_album/IMG_7772adj.jpg

skapur
10th of September 2007 (Mon), 23:21
My first pics with XTi and nifty fifty :)

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/yeskapoor/IMG_0071.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/yeskapoor/IMG_0106.jpg

SKCIH
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 16:09
Shot of wife

Tareq
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 16:42
Shot of wife

Does your wife has a sister? wish if she has a twin sister [single] ;)

flippinfleck
12th of September 2007 (Wed), 22:41
I've had the nifty for quite some time, but thought this was a good use for it over my 17-40/4...

The_Camera_Poser
14th of September 2007 (Fri), 23:43
The Nifty on a 350D

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa128/bobthefish_album/IMG_7778adj.jpg

Tonyguy
14th of September 2007 (Fri), 23:56
205679

205680

deniseyf
15th of September 2007 (Sat), 09:56
what great pics
Im a complete camera Novice
but im learning slowly
I got my 50mm yesterday
and love it
just took these pics in the Garden:)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/deniseyf/camera%20shots/IMG_0353.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/deniseyf/camera%20shots/IMG_0352.jpg

Nikolas
15th of September 2007 (Sat), 10:02
http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~smeegles/Stuff/lenstests/50mm/1.jpg

willy b
15th of September 2007 (Sat), 11:37
I havn't used this lens for a month or so, but i got it out the other day, and i had just forgot how cool it was! Takes some really cool shots!

1http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/008.jpg

2http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/009.jpg

3http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/010-1.jpg

4http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/039-1.jpg

5http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/045.jpg

6http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/043.jpg

7http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o288/willyb_photo/046.jpg

P1et
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 00:53
Lovely photos Willy!

-spam-
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 02:26
Ive got a few that i havnt posted here yet. Full size is too big for the forum, so click and then click again to see a larger image

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1406/1148267684_60fd759861.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-spam-/1148267684/in/set-72157600203677158/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1300/1148266694_e76f43ca81.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-spam-/1148266694/in/set-72157600203677158/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1324/808061062_1b80e5905c.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-spam-/808061062/in/set-72157600203677158/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1347/1024878935_8bab41998e.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-spam-/1024878935/in/set-72157600203677158/)

grzybu
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 02:46
Here's my contribution. I've recently got this baby, works like a charm

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1131/1392471979_72f4ad7d23.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1387024392_637a068671.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/1392510895_0161f48bd0.jpg

willstar
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 03:30
Just got the nifty recently - loving it. These shots from around Brisbane City on the weekend, and from our apartment.

206335206336206347

206348206350

willstar
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 03:34
Must learn how to upload and attach!
206354

206355

willstar
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 03:35
One more....
206356

-spam-
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 04:01
Just got the nifty recently - loving it. These shots from around Brisbane City on the weekend, and from our apartment.


I like that last one. You probably would have been able to see all of us on tuesday night last week at captain bourke (sp?) park.

Jump on over to the brissy thread and introduce yourself, we dont bite ;)

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=264491

And to keep us slightly on topic, a skyline i could get very used to using my fav lens

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1010/1275455776_3a164520d2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-spam-/1275455776/)

willy b
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 11:00
Thanks P1et, love the shots Spam, very creative!

RgB
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 11:11
I just bought this lens the day before, here are my first test shots during the day.
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto1.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/400s f/9.0 ISO160 50mm

http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto2.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/6400s f/2.8 ISO160 50mm

http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto3.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/2000s f/2.8 ISO160 50mm

Tareq
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 11:17
I just bought this lens the day before, here are my first test shots during the day.
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto1.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/400s f/9.0 ISO160 50mm

http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto2.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/6400s f/2.8 ISO160 50mm

http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/5/punto3.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/2000s f/2.8 ISO160 50mm

Congratulations!!!
Finally you got this cheap amazing lens, have fun NOW!!! ;)

jacobsen1
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 11:55
How come we don't get the fun hatches over here??

shannyD
17th of September 2007 (Mon), 11:56
How come we don't get the fun hatches over here??


i dont know. but i would be too scared to drive one.. im used to trucks.
( short woman thing)