Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 16 Nov 2015 (Monday) 12:55
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Perhaps I am crazy... (Nifty-Fifty question)

 
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
Avatar
49,495 posts
Gallery: 156 photos
Likes: 6044
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Rhode Island USA
     
Nov 17, 2015 21:52 |  #16

I was also going to mention the 28mm f/1.8 USM
Not as good wide open as the 50mm, but useable, and ultra fast accurate AF. Very sharp by f/2.8


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
Jake Hegnauer Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Moonshiner
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
641 posts
Likes: 739
Joined Jul 2013
Location: Mil-yucky, Whiskonsin
     
Nov 17, 2015 23:00 |  #17

Thanks all!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ebiggs
Senior Member
Avatar
638 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Likes: 70
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Spring Hill, KS
     
Nov 18, 2015 11:36 |  #18

Moonshiner wrote in post #17786041 (external link)
Well... I know I am crazy but... I love the color and contrast of the Nifty-Fifty (II not STM), ...

So the subjective question is, what lens(es) offer the same (or similar) color/contrast representation as this .

Thoughts?

Yes, I can but it isn't any lens. It is Photoshop and use the lens that has the AF you want. :-)


G1x, EOS 1Dx, EOS 1D Mk IV, ef 8-15mm f4L,
ef 16-35mm f2.8L II, ef 24-70mm f2.8L II, ef 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II,
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
*** PS 6, ACR 9.3, Lightroom 6.5 ***

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Moonshiner
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
641 posts
Likes: 739
Joined Jul 2013
Location: Mil-yucky, Whiskonsin
     
Nov 18, 2015 12:44 as a reply to  @ ebiggs's post |  #19

This is interesting and something I thought about when reflecting on the question... I wondered if effects, lets say something as basic as lens flare though color/contrast are open as well, should be best achieved by the lens/camera or in post... I would assume that with the lens/camera combo, it would be very natural but in post would offer greater flexibility. I am sure an exception to that might be tilt/shift but I am not experienced enough to comment.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,106 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 1124
Joined Dec 2006
     
Nov 18, 2015 12:50 |  #20

Fake lens flare is not the same as real lens flare. But color and contrast can be adjusted well in post processing. That said its always easier to soften or lower contrast, saturation, or sharpness from a quality lens than it is to boost them from a poor lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BlakeC
"Dad was a meat cutter"
Avatar
2,673 posts
Gallery: 372 photos
Likes: 673
Joined Jul 2014
Location: West Michigan, USA
     
Nov 18, 2015 13:11 |  #21

You're not crazy at all. I love the look of the Nifty Fifty photos too! I also like the new 50 STM look! Can't explain it but I like it!


Blake C
BlakeC-Photography.com (external link)
Follow Me on Facebook (external link) , Instagram (external link), or Google+ (external link)
80D |70D | SL1 - Σ 18-35 1.8 ART, Σ 50-100 1.8 ART, Σ 17-50 2.8, Canon 24 2.8 Pancake, Canon 50 1.8 STM, Canon 10-18 STM, Canon 18-135 STM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Azathoth
" ...whose name no lips dare speak aloud"
Avatar
1,487 posts
Gallery: 642 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 4326
Joined Jul 2012
Location: Funchal
Post edited over 3 years ago by Azathoth.
     
Nov 19, 2015 05:15 |  #22

Moonshiner wrote in post #17786530 (external link)
Thanks...

I don't want to assume, but it seems that you have listed the lenses that meet the FL/max aperture criteria which is helpful, but do you have insight as to which might be the closest to replicate the color/contrast features of the nifty-fifty?

Thanks!

If you are after color/contrast and depth, low element primes is what you are looking for. Go after Voigtlander and Zeiss glass. i recommend the Voigtlander 40mm f2 pancake. Just beware that it's manual focus only.


500px (external link) | flickr (external link) | Facebook (external link) | Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ebiggs
Senior Member
Avatar
638 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Likes: 70
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Spring Hill, KS
     
Nov 19, 2015 15:40 |  #23

gonzogolf wrote in post #17788670 (external link)
Fake lens flare is not the same as real lens flare.

This depends on your ability in Photoshop. Not that PS can't do as well.


G1x, EOS 1Dx, EOS 1D Mk IV, ef 8-15mm f4L,
ef 16-35mm f2.8L II, ef 24-70mm f2.8L II, ef 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II,
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
*** PS 6, ACR 9.3, Lightroom 6.5 ***

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,901 views & 1 like for this thread
Perhaps I am crazy... (Nifty-Fifty question)
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is JohnBonney
1046 guests, 365 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.