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EcoRick
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Dec 15, 2007 09:57 |  #1

Since purchasing my first SLR, I thought I didn't need or want primes. I didn't think a faster lens made much difference and couldn't believe the comments that primes are generally very sharp. This week we had an addition to the family (grandson) and I was disappointed in the results of my available light shots in the hospital. With Christmas coming, I knew I'd want to take pleny of shots indoors, so I picked up a 50 1.4 lens.

Was I wrong about primes. This is strictly a self taught hobby for me, so I never realized how much difference a faster lens could make. DOF is great and I can't believe how sharp it is. I'll never doubt the information I receive on this forum again.

Here are the first shots I took with it. Very limited PP.

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Dec 15, 2007 10:17 |  #2

I love my 50 1.4 too. Although lenses aren't supposed to be "super sharp" fully opened, I like how mine is. Yours looks good too. I reckon you could have slowed the shutter down a bit to get some better exposure but apart from that, great! :-)


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Dec 15, 2007 10:46 |  #3

Sometimes it is nice to be wrong.

The size if great as well as the speed. For near normal and slightly short focal lengths a bit of foot zoom has great effect and so the pluses of the lens outweigh the negatives for me.




  
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Dec 15, 2007 10:52 |  #4

EcoRick I understand what you are going through, I am getting rid of my zooms and am going prime only. Maybe one day a "L" zoom, but fast primes are what I want. Happy shootin


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Dec 15, 2007 10:58 |  #5

Most of the 50mm f/1.4's are soft wide open, including mine. I hate using it at f/1.4 and, really, don't get sharp images until about f/2. My Sigma 30mm f/1.4, on the other hand, is amazing at f/1.4, particularly at the center. I have no hesitation using it wide-open.


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Dec 15, 2007 10:59 |  #6

Welcome to the fold...and congratulations on the grandson and the prime,
I'm sure you're going to love both;)


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