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 Post subject: Re: Why?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:45 am 
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ekuapa wrote:
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If i'm going to spend ~150dlls in this lens..
you really recomend it... ??


VERY MUCH! VERY NICE!!

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I like this one because it is overexposed, washes out the background at the beach. But man, it was pretty sharp, even wide open at f1.8. When it was stopped down, look out! Goooood stuff!

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here are some testing out the shallow DOF at f1.8

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and here is one of my dog bailey

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all taken with my d80

so far i love this lens!!

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i simply love this lens, i was able to get shutter speeds of up to 1/40 and 1/60 without a flash at my cousins show (typical dark bar setting with a few stage lights flashing) the other night. very impressive.

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Seeing these images makes me want that lens so bad. I can't wait to get it. It's in the mail!

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I wish they had something similar with AF-S, unfortunately I'd have to shell out $500 for such a lens.

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I wish they had something similar with AF-S, unfortunately I'd have to shell out $500 for such a lens.


Yeah, the focus ring is supposed to be pretty good on this thing and it's pretty darn cheap. So I just bought it...

I've talked to a guy that has one of these and also looked around here on this forum and decided it can't be bad.

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Picked up this lens the other day. Still feels a little bit "too" tele on a DX format sensor, but the price and the speed are hard to argue with.

After playing with it a bit I became more comfortable working with the focal length. Quite a fun lens, but it challenges you to be spot on with your focusing when wide open. It's easy to take a shot at 1.8 that looks good on your LCD screen but when you upload it, you can see your focus spot was just a hair off.

Here a sample photo from my first weekend playing with it, I'll probably throw up more eventually.

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I finally got the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and can honestly say I'm very pleased with it. It gives amazing bokeh and is nice and light on my D60. I was a bit hesitant over the manual focus problem with the D60 but have found that it not that much of a hassle, the green focus light in the corner of the view finder comes on automatically.

Here are a few test shots all done at f1.8:

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Focused on the silver spool release button in the centre of the picture

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Focused on the angel in the centre

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Focused on the couple to the right

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I thought this picture was awesome, and worthy of posting for this topic...


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My friend and I were lost in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA, and he saw this, told me to whip out the camera real quick, and then snap it. It happened real fast, so this goes to show how quick and accurate the autofocus system was on this AF lens, along with the good contrast and great metering from a D80!

50mm
ISO 400
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Figured that I would contribute too since I just picked up this lens two days ago 8)

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1/60
F/2.8
Iso 200


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1/60
F/1.8
Iso 200


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1/20
F/1.8
Iso 100

The best $150 I've spent. :o

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Nikon D90
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Nikon D90
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palakaboy wrote:
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Nikon D90
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Nikon D90
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Hey, quick question for you. Did you use any kind of noise reduction on these shots? If the D90 perform this well at ISO 1600 then I'm pretty sure I need an upgrade like.....right now. :)


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none whatsoever.

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palakaboy wrote:
none whatsoever.


:shock: :shock:

Thats amazing, i want a D90 now :x :lol:

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podgeorge wrote:
palakaboy wrote:
none whatsoever.


:shock: :shock:

Thats amazing, i want a D90 now :x :lol:

dude, that's awesome. Need an upgrade!!


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