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Feb 17, 2006 05:47 |  #1

Hi,

I'd be interested to see shots taken with the canon 50/1.4 lens at its largest aperture size. Images that leverage the shallow DoF would be interesting, as well as images that were shot @ f/1.4 because of the lack of light. Thanks!


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Feb 17, 2006 06:05 |  #2

You might be interested in this http://wlcastleman.com​/equip/reviews/50mm/in​dex.htm (external link) which looks at the three 50mm lenses.


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Feb 17, 2006 06:09 |  #3

Thanks :) I'm actually more interested to see how the large aperture is used in real-world situations. I happen to own the 50/1.4, but I've never gotten around learning how to properly use it, and I'm embarassed of how little I use it. So, I'm basically looking for some motivation :)


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Feb 17, 2006 06:14 |  #4

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Feb 17, 2006 06:18 |  #5

Nice shot, George. Great example!


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Feb 17, 2006 06:27 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #6

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Feb 17, 2006 07:09 |  #7

Only one I have up at the moment ...

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Feb 17, 2006 07:35 |  #8

Here's one from last year that I posted.....no longer own the lens only because I found that with my 1.3 crop 1D, 50mm just didn't seem 'right'. Great optic though........hard to find a sharper piece of glass for that price!!

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Camera: Canon 1D
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 1.4
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: External E-TTL
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
ISO: 250
Lens: 50.0 mm
Focal length: 50.0mm
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Feb 17, 2006 09:59 |  #9

I have a little gallery here (external link) of our regular high-school reunionette, which was held at the darkest corner of a dark pub, lit mostly by few candles, so purely due to the lack of light all pics were shot at f/1.4 ISO 3200 and are yet underexposed. WB purposefully yellowish to maintain candle-lit atmosphere.

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Feb 17, 2006 10:06 |  #10

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Feb 17, 2006 10:28 as a reply to  @ Sean-Mcr's post |  #11

Exif is embedded. 50mm @ f/1.4

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Feb 17, 2006 10:48 as a reply to  @ busterboy's post |  #12

I have at least one. I will try to post when I get home....


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Feb 17, 2006 11:35 |  #13

Here's a couple from the technical museum here in Copenhagen, Denmark. First is a sample of dof and the other for lowlight:


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Let me just say this again, i dont understand why people complain about softness at 1.4 I really consider this more of a feature.

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Feb 17, 2006 12:05 as a reply to  @ hemuni's post |  #14

Here is one taken in low light, and with the great shallow DOF of this lens. My daughter was asleep (while waiting for new year 2006 to come in !). Taken with EOS 5D, 50mm f/1.4, at 1.4, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600, no flash.


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Feb 17, 2006 13:13 |  #15

A few of mine:
http://zanelli.smugmug​.com/photos/49705816-L-1.jpg (external link)
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This one was low light, no flash ISO 1600:
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